October 25, 2017 RSS feed / Opinions

A chance to boost libraries

West Virginia’s Attorney General has told Pocahontas County in a legal opinion that it can use Hotel/Motel tax revenue to fund their local library.  More...

Rest easy, John

This photo of John Douglas from 2009 caught him in a classic pose in his office. The Messenger replaced more than a few office chairs that he wore out with all that leaning. More...

No disrespect in letter

Dear Editor:  More...

Correction

One of the Apple Butter Festival baking winners was listed incorrectly in our October 11 edition.  The third place winner of the Apple Butter Festival Baking Contest, Category #2 — Cakes, was Karen Myers with her Dapple Apple Cake.   More...

Farewell to a master storyteller

John Douglas, who spent the better part of four decades shaping this newspaper, was one of a kind. His death leaves a big hole in the lives of his family, friends and the community. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301 October 25, 1918 - Athlete Marshall ‘‘Biggie’’ Goldberg was born in Elkins. More...

Retraction

Last week, John Webster’s letter regarding boot drives on U.S. 522 claimed that he was advised of highways rules by the West Virginia State Police after Pete Moss called the police about a demonstration on U.S. 522. More...