An explanation

Dear Editor: Perhaps overdue, is the explanation as to how my thoughts and experiences came to be a somewhat regular item in the “Letter to the Editor” section of the Mountain Messenger. Stemming back to when my family returned to West Virginia and Lewisburg, I immediately set about to subscribe to local papers, supplemented with the Washington More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 27th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   It goes without saying: libraries are “quiet zones.” Recently I gained a deeper appreciation for our Greenbrier County Public Library in Lewisburg when I visited a couple of libraries More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 27th, 2014

Trouble began when prayer removed from schools

Dear Editor: I am writing in regard to the string of recent mass shootings in this nation, especially the school shootings. We see everyone from the President on down wringing their hands, not able to find the cause More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 13th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   People on their phones—everywhere. Everywhere. And I mean everywhere. It hit me with full force, with shocking clarity, a couple of weeks ago as my sons and I were leaving a local restaurant. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Upcycle Though I have heard about recycling for a long while now, it has only been in the last several years that I heard about upcycling. I was pleasantly surprised to find I have been More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Bits of News from the Birdhouse

Just so everyone knows I haven’t deserted them, once again I  have been having computer issues, which can be such a torment in this era of internet ways. But hopefully I am up and running again, it’s just hard More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Proud of WVSOM

Dear Editor: It is always exciting to get the Mountain Messenger and see what is happening in Lewisburg. “WVSOM confirms three project developments” really caught my eye. The school was the best thing that ever More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Support Ronceverte’s new treatment plant

Dear Editor: It is happening all over the world, and the United States is no exception. Water resources are being stretched and challenged by the demands made by people. It is even happening here in what we have More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Taxpayers pay for it all

Dear Editor: A few readers may recall a letter from Mr. Greg Zafros making references to the Republican Party and their part in what is known as the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). He is no doubt accurate in stating More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson The Cost of Meat I don’t I expect food to cost the same as it did in the ‘60s when I first started buying my own food but this is getting ridiculous. To make a bad situation even worse More...