Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Train versus Clock Almost daily, I make it a practice to sit at my kitchen table and look out the sliding glass doors. I love to watch nature’s activities in my back yard and on the wooded hillside next to the creek that runs by the house. I consider the view to be my own little piece of heaven in Wild and Wonderful West More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Free online course provides info on pipelines

Dear Editor: Greetings from FERC-101 the center of understanding 42” pipeline construction and operation at ferc101-blogspot.com. Our free online course is continually updated with government and industry facts More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   People driving with dogs hanging out their windows: you know as well as I do that these are accidents waiting to happen, pure and simple. Yet you see it all the time. With all the other laws More...

By Mountain Messenger On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

‘Buzz words’

Dear Editor: Some readers may recall the advice given about seeking an exit whenever you hear the expression, “That reminds me of the time” and “If you think that is something, let me tell you what happened More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson No Princes on White Horses Since I am in the prime of my senior life, so are most of my friends. Those of my age group read the fairy tales of the female characters being rescued by a prince More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Open letter from DSLCC President

Dear Editor: It is difficult to believe that a year has passed by since I assumed the presidency of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. These twelve months have a busy, exciting time for me and my family. The More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

From radio to TV

Dear Editor: It is certainly no surprise that with the many advances in size and quality of television pictures, there has been a step backward in the quality of the sound, of course due to space available for the More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Rahall Report – Supporting our farmers

Like many farmers, builders, and small businesses, I see the EPA’s proposed new rule redefining “waters of the United States” as just one more power grab by an already out-of-control EPA. As the top Democrat More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   It was a rare evening this past Monday for one striking reason, one that took me by surprise but then made total sense. Nothing was going on. Virtually nothing. You know as well as I do that More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, July 11th, 2014

Voice from Greenbrier Co. Board of Education

By Stephen H. Baldwin Mid-Term Report Card I recently asked an elementary school student, “What’s your favorite part of summer?” He grinned through lost teeth and said, “No report cards!” While I could More...