Re: Midwives

Dear Editor: The recent article “Push for licensing of midwives presented in Charleston” took me back 3-4 decades because all my children’s births and literally dozens of my friends had direct entry midwives assist with the pregnancies and births. Almost all were members of the Midwives Alliance of WV, an organization that I support, respect and More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 12th, 2014

‘When will lives mean more than money?’

Dear Editor: Ever wondered why air at industrial sites, so polluted it causes nose bleeds and nausea, is often labeled “safe” by government studies? It seems this is again the case, at least according to WV More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Perceptions of the River

  Dear Editor: Money and politics are desperately trying to expand the natural gas infrastructure in an attempt to keep up with the carbon boom. We are a planet of 7 billion people. China will not reach peak More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Wellspring ‘thank you’

Dear Editor: Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc., Rupert, WV, sends heartfelt thanks to the communities of Greenbrier County for their support and assistance over the past 10 years, 2004-2014. You have helped us succeed More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, December 5th, 2014

‘Look out for your neighbor’

Dear Editor: This week I attended a meeting in Summers County about proposed natural gas pipelines that may pass through our area. Regardless of my or anyone else’s opinions about the need for pipelines, I would More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Sadness for Ferguson

Dear Editor: In light of this past week’s events in Ferguson, MO, I want to express my sadness in viewing the hatred and violence that occurred. The media repeatedly stated it was due to the way the people in More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Letter from the Editor

By Sarah Mansheim Ugh. Bill Cosby. Over the years, I’d heard the rumors that he was a sexual predator, but I chose to look away because I thought they couldn’t be true. Bill Cosby, to me, is Cliff Huxtable, More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Not interested in The Asylum

Dear Editor: I’m not going to go get a taste of anything at The Asylum. Despite its questionable taste in name and advertising it gives me an opportunity to talk about the National Alliance on Mental Illness and More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Bikers must yield

Dear Editor: A little common courtesy and old fashioned good manners would certainly go a long way towards harmony amongst people …. and one place, sadly, where it’s missing is the Greenbrier River Trail. More...

By admin On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Radioactive flowback?

Dear Editor: On 9/9/14, Governor Tomblin, urged by the energy industry, outlined an “Interpretive Rule” for legislation that already has many alterations favoring hydrofracturing – Sen. Bill 373. (One More...