ACLU-WV applauds medicinal marijuana law

In a historic vote, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 386, which provides for the legalization of medicinal marijuana. The bill allows physicians to certify the use of cannabis for the treatment of various...

The Bottom Line: New River CTC has exciting plans for Nicholas Co.

By L. Marshall Washington, PhD, President, New River Community and Technical College New River Community and Technical College has embarked on an exciting partnership with the Nicholas County Building Commission to construct a new 48,000...

Paul Ryan perfect fit for job

Dear Editor: So, it looks like Paul Ryan, Representative from Wisconsin, will become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. I say this with some certainty as it appears that no one else wants...

Friar’s Hill Traffic Report: On the Lam

I forgot my grocery list. I’ll try to reconstruct it here for your personal enjoyment: Dry Swiffer Toilet wand refills Half and half Shampoo and conditioner (My daughter goes through about a bottle of these every two weeks....

More questions than answers

Dear Editor: The article in the Daily News on Thursday, 21st of May, about the Public Hearing on the Rural Fire Service Fee created several more questions than answers. The biggest question I have at...

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...

Rahall statement on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) this week released the following statement in calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step aside. “Secretary Shinseki has served with dignity and honor and his sacrifice has been great....

One Day At A Time: One Woman’s Journey

By Tanya Hazelwood Rebuilding a Burned Bridge I’ve written about my drinking destroying my relationship with my daughter. I would now like to write about how my sobriety has changed that. A couple of weekends ago...

House Shoes

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger   I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I really am the smartest woman I know. Every now and then, I’m just moseying along, one foot in...

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....

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