Eat your vegetables!

This column is my attempt at normalizing the vegan diet/lifestyle for meat-eaters. That means eating a diet of plant-based foods: vegetables and fruits, and no animal products, which mainly means no meat, dairy or...

Bits of News from the Birdhouse

By Debbie Bond What beautiful weather we’ve been having! As far as this old gal is concerned it doesn’t need to snow at all. We actually got several inches on that first snow, that’s enough....

Commission offered to assist CVB

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to one written by Mike Kidd President of the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors and published in the Aug. 28, 2015 edition of...

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...

Mitigating circumstances

It’s not fair. I spent last night in traffic court fighting a ticket that I had received from one of Lewisburg’s Finest last summer. The ticket in question was for no registration on my vehicle....

‘Disturbing article’

Dear Editor: The Apr. 5 edition of Mountain Messenger contains a disturbing article about the Gay Straight Alliance Club (GSAC). I believe the real agenda of such clubs is to recruit straight children into the...

Pipeline impact

Dear Editor: There will be many environmental impacts from the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and associated facilities, but I’m not writing about all the environmental impacts on the air, soil, water, vegetation and wildlife, because...

A Resolution

Well, rats. It turns out you can’t make fun of people in a public forum without a bit of blowback. Last year, I hurt the feelings of my husband, my children, and several other...

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...

Bon Mots from the Twittersphere I don’t Tweet. This is one of the many things that differentiates me from our president elect, Donald Trump. What I do instead, is quake in fear every morning when I...

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