Watching our foreign policy

Dear Editor: Once you get into the habit of watching a nation’s foreign policy, such as ours, you begin to realize that it is a lot like watching a fellow walk across a recently plowed muddy field hoping he doesn’t lose his balance. We are faced with circumstances, in the Ukraine, which all agree is a repeat of the German aggression during the 1930’s More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Resolution to protect the water

Dear Editor: Several weeks back, the commissioners of Summers Co. WV saw the need to help protect the waters of the State and the region by passing a resolution. The resolution was brought about by the toxic poisoning More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

The right to comment at public meeting

Dear Editor: Thank you for reporting on Commissioner McClung’s and Commissioner Hanna’s latest attempt to restrict, censor or even eliminate our citizens’ right to comment at County Commission public meetings, More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Wright to the Point

by Jonathan Wright In less than five short months, the Greenbrier Valley’s most popular annual event will be back in town for the 90th anniversary of its exciting nine-day run: the incomparable, much-loved, highly More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Legislative funding cut will lead to closure of WV Poison Center

Potential poisons are everywhere and could cause serious harm to you or your loved ones. If the West Virginia Poison Center no longer existed, who would you call? How would you seek help? Who would be watching out More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey releases list of Top 10 Consumer complaints for 2013

As part of National Consumer Protection Week, today Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a list of the Top 10 Consumer Complaints the Office’s Consumer Protection Division received in 2013. “One of the More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Taking responsibility

Dear Editor: Correction: Recently I mis-identified the “Sudetenland” as being in Austria, actually it was in Czechoslovakia that was first invaded by German armies supposedly for ethnic protection. Next, you More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Rahall Report

Weighing in on Medicare advantage Joining a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) Wednesday urged the Obama Administration and private-sector insurers to find a way to work together in More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Secretary Tennant urges House leadership to restore medical monitoring to water crisis bill

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant this week urged House of Delegates leadership to restore medical monitoring to Senate Bill 373, which creates new standards for above-ground chemical storage tanks. SB More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Horse abuse/starvation case in Renick

Dear Editor: I should have called a month or two ago when I started noticing the horse losing weight. The horse, pastured in the Renick area, has had this lump (the size of a basketball now, it has gotten progressively More...