Opinion

Boos & Applause

Editorials

Applause to Randolph County Schools officials and volunteers from across the county and state who have helped with the clean-up efforts at Harman School following the severe flooding of June 30. They are all to be commended for their efforts in getting the facility prepared for the start of ...

Reader perceives a major lack of respect

Letters to the Editor

If the Republicans really stop and listen to Trump’s racist comments, lies, unlawful acts, then how can you vote for a man like this? Who pays for the tariffs Trump put on China? Not China, we do when we buy things made in China. So this hurts us, not China. Vice President Pence stood in ...

Elected leaders or fictitious characters?

Letters to the Editor

I am responding to Robert Ware’s letter, “Terrified,” published Saturday, June 22. Ware divides Americans into halves: Conservatives led by WWF heavyweight champion Donald J. Trump, and his liberal opponents under the command of Democrats. Ware says they include “educators: K-12, ...

Public should take part in government

Letters to the Editor

The “West Virginia Code” stating in CHAPTER 6 “General Provisions Respecting Officers 9A-1 Open Governmental Proceedings, 6-9A-1 “Declaration of legislative policy” states: “The Legislature hereby finds and declares that public agencies in this state exist for the singular purpose ...

Leaking of cables

Letters to the Editor

The leaking of cables sent by the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch that reflected badly on the Trump administration represent a serious infraction. And not on the ambassador’s part, but those receiving the advice in London. With Brexit swirling around every ...

Corridor H

Editorials

Making West Virginia’s mountain playground more accessible to tourists from the East Coast would be an enormous boon to our state. Both our U.S. senators — Republican Shelley Moore Capito and Democrat Joe Manchin— referred to that this week, during a visit to the Canaan Valley Wildlife ...

Why reward stupidity?

Columnists

I have a confession to make: I understand how the fellow in the Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, felt. Sometimes I, too, am seized by an almost uncontrollable fear of police officers. It makes me very uncomfortable. Usually, it happens when I notice a police or sheriff’s cruiser parked near the ...

Liberals, lawsuits and education

Columnists

Led by conservatives in the West Virginia State Senate, the entire legislature passed The Student Success Act that provides much needed reforms to the state’s public education system. The Student Success Act will help improve outcomes for students all across this state, it gives parents ...

Good Choice

Editorials

Work to repair roads damaged by flash floods in a few counties late in June — including Harman and other areas in Randolph County — is proceeding, but the damage could have been much worse, West Virginia Division of Highways Commissioner Jimmy Wriston commented this week. Wriston is in ...

Banking Issues

Editorials

It may seem strange that the primary obstacle in implementing West Virginia’s medicinal marijuana law is not the health care aspect of the matter but, rather, banking. But, as an Associated Press story a few days ago noted, that is the case. State officials believe they may have found a way ...

Promises

Editorials

Big promises were made by Gov. Jim Justice’s administration in 2017, in order to convince West Virginia voters to approve $1.6 billion in bond sales for the “Roads to Prosperity” initiative. The question now is whether those pledges will be fulfilled. Brooke County commissioners agreed ...

War on Drugs

Editorials

Thoughtful West Virginians may find themselves considering the war against drug abuse in terms the late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill used after a crucial victory during World War II. “Now this is not the end,” Churchill commented. “It is not even the beginning of the end. ...

Shooting himself in the foot

Columnists

When it comes to shooting himself in the foot, Donald Trump has few peers and no equals. After a good week at the G-20, he decided to personalize the 4th of July while delivering a boiler plate speech. Moreover, his grasp of history was bizarre, with him placing airports in the Revolutionary ...

Summer is ticking away

Columnists

Hello from Barbour County! Summer is ticking away quickly. School starts next month! There will be a hotdog social at Kasson UM Church today, beginning at 5 p.m. Hotdogs, green beans, baked beans, potato salad, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, homemade pies and more will be on the menu. The ...

Randolph played key role

Columnists

It took the late U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph (D-WV) nearly 29 years to get it passed. But Randolph’s persistence paid off in the end when President Richard Nixon signed the 26th Amendment into law on July 5, 1971. Sen. Randolph was Congressman Randolph on November 11, 1942 when ...

Boos & Applause

Editorials

Applause to Tammy Dolly and Our Town, a local grassroots organization which took on the responsibilities of keeping the Mountain State Street Machine car show an annual tradition in Elkins during the Fourth of July weekend. “We felt that we could take over the car show because we’ve planned ...

Grateful to volunteers and first responders

Letters to the Editor

Once again, disaster has hit the town of Harman. It’s a sad thing to see what water can destroy in so short a time. It will take months or even years to get back or close to what Harman once was. The people are strong and they care for each other. On the bright side, they are blessed that ...

DOH workers are greatly appreciated

Letters to the Editor

Many thanks go out from the Harman area to the Division of Highway workers. They arrived very early and have opened roads and culverts along all the little streams that exploded doing most of the flooding. The WVDOH workers have worked so hard and done a terrific job taking care of our ...

Mounting debt will lead to a collapse

Letters to the Editor

I find it very troubling that after a few months of listening to Democrats vie for the presidential nomination that gross government overspending has not even been mentioned. While President Trump is just starting his campaign, I can only hope that he addresses this problem instead of ...

Why so much anger?

Letters to the Editor

On May 11, Lloyd Price’s article, “Republican Anger” came out in The Inter-Mountain. He seemed confused about our anger. Well Lloyd, I’ll clear that up. We’re angry because the Democrats are trying to destroy the Constitution. We don’t like being taxed to death and we despise the ...