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 Apr. 5, 2010, that tragically took the lives of 29 coal miners was fueled by an uncontrollable flood of natural gas and not an illegal buildup More...

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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...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   I had almost forgotten what it was like. This past Monday evening was fairly balmy, an excellent time to get out, and I had some things to get at Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart. With my younger More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

New tax on homeowners in the works

Dear Editor: The city of Lewisburg is in the process of enacting an ordinance creating a business and occupation tax on contractors that perform services in the city. In order to understand the ramifications of More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 16th, 2014

May Older Americans Month

Dear Editor: This May marks our country’s 51st Annual Older Americans Month. As a nation, we have committed to commemorate our seniors for the great contributions they have made to our communities, and to raise More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Parent Abuse by a Young Child I am aware of how innocent parents can live in fear of being accused of child abuse or neglect. When my son was around thirteen years of age or so, it got More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Open letter to Karen Lobban

Ms Karen Lobban, President Greenbrier County Commission 200 North Court Street Lewisburg, West Virginia Dear Ms Lobban: Pursuant to your gracious invitation to respond to the proposed public comment protocols in More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 9th, 2014

Mother’s Day stories

Dear Editor: More than living under a rock, one has to have been far into a cave not to know that this nation celebrates the holiday of Mother’s Day due to the perseverance of West Virginia native, Anna Jarvis, More...