Recent spill illustrates danger of fossil fuels

Dear Editor: After the recent diesel spill in Anthony Creek, we have all come to realize the importance of having a clean water source. It’s vital to our very existence. Yet we continue to live unsustainably, using fossil fuel resources that are toxic to our environment. Only when we have polluted that environment to the point that it alters our lifestyles, More...

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By admin On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Society must take the power of words away

Dear Editor: I recently read the article,” Pretty [Penny] Cafe vandalized with racial slur” which appeared in your Jan. 15, 2015 edition of the Mountain Messenger. I am an African American female. My husband More...

By admin On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Thank you, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin

Dear Editor: Reflecting back on the year 2014, West Virginians were once again witness to the obvious—some corporations continue to operate as if they are in a third world country. For example, after Freedom Industries More...

By admin On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Vandalism, destruction of property ignored

Dear Editor: I wish to express my views and opinions regarding the subject of local criminals of the multiple kind, i.e., the manufacture, sale and addiction of moonshine, methamphetamine, marijuana as well as addiction More...

By admin On Monday, January 19th, 2015

Thank you from the Food Locker

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Lewisburg/Fairlea Food Locker we want to express our sincere thanks to the community for their generous outpouring of food and financial donations during the holidays. We are truly More...

By admin On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Here we go again

Dear Editor: The Rainelle Fire Department has now put their fire fee charge on our water bills each month, this is the residents of Osborne Addition and Lilly Park. We do not live in the town of Rainelle. We have More...

By admin On Friday, January 9th, 2015

‘Support from community heartwarming’

Dear Editor: The events of January 1 will forever be etched in the minds of the officers that were involved that day and this community. Lt. Dove, Cpl. Arbaugh and Patrolman Sams are doing well and will return to More...

By admin On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Letter from the Editor

By Sarah Mansheim It’s New Year’s resolution time! Now is the time of year in which we assess what we would like to change about ourselves in order to be the most productive, attractive, svelte, responsible, More...

By admin On Friday, December 26th, 2014

EQT waging campaign of misinformation

Dear Editor: I recently read EQT Corporation’s predictions of economic impact it claims will result from the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Many residents believe EQT is waging a campaign of misinformation with More...

By admin On Friday, December 26th, 2014

Re: Dominion Resources proposed 42-inch fracked gas pipeline

Dear Editor: This proposed pipeline would require a 200 foot wide clear-cut through the National Forest public lands and would need access roads to build and maintain it. It may also require a compressor station. More...