WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   When teachers pack up their classrooms for the summer, it’s not that they’re planning to be gone really that long. After all, summer vacation is usually no more than a couple of months—and those couple of months go by in a flash. But it seems like a long time nonetheless. “The summer”—that simple two-word phrase that More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Rahall statement on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) this week released the following statement in calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step aside. “Secretary Shinseki has served with dignity and honor and his sacrifice has been More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Rockefeller comments on VA problems

Senator Jay Rockefeller, the longest-serving member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, this week issued the following statement in response to calls for the resignation of Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Use of food stamps rises in Greenbrier County

By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Greenbrier County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Use Your Voice My daughter is always telling me to use my voice when something peeves me off a little and I fume about it later. You know, like when a loud mouth bagger in the grocery store More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   Here it is 2014, one of those years that used to sound so incredibly futuristic when I was growing up way back in the 1900s—and we still have to put up with some amazingly primitive stuff. You More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Blankenship’s documentary film should be in the running for Best Conspiracy Theory of the Year!

By Kenny Perdue Halfway through the documentary film “Upper Big Branch – Never Again,” Martin Hertzberg, a self-proclaimed semi-retired explosives expert, recycles a theory that the fatal explosion on More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson The Kitchen You enter my house through the kitchen, much to my regret at times. The first things you come to in the kitchen are a counter directly in front of you and the kitchen table More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

No to the Keystone XL Pipeline

By Greg Zafros Let’s just be straight forward about it. The XL Pipeline will do nothing to increase the energy independence of the United States and almost nothing to improve the jobs situation here as well. So More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

GSA’s place in school

Dear Editor: I’m writing with some facts that I have assembled concerning last week’s letter dealing with the Gay Straight Alliance recently under discussion in these pages. The Gay Straight Alliance’s Mission More...