Letters to the Editor

What the truth will do for you

Mr. Brenwalt’s April 14th letter to the editor had so many inaccuracies in it, I had a difficult time deciding where to begin. Let’s begin with Civil Rights: Using the Congressional Archives dating from the mid-1800’s forward, you’ll quickly discover who actually led the battle for ...

D&E organization benefits community

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), also known as Sigma Alpha Pi, is at Davis & Elkins College! We have been on campus for the last six years and here’s some information if you didn’t know about the nationally recognized Society. The Society is the nation’s ...

Explaining major party differences

A lot of ignorance is going around from our local Trumpcakes, and I feel it is my civic duty to counter as much of it as I can. Starting with... Democrats: How they’re the absolute worst! So, for the longest time, I’ve been sending letters to The Inter-Mountain, explaining how I believe ...

Trying to decipher bureaucratic speech

I’m wondering if there’s a word, phrase, or idiom to describe the action of deliberately confusing people by using complex sentences. For example, Elkins City Clerk Jessica Sutton throws out some big words and fancy sentences to confuse people. What does she really mean? It seems like ...

Founding fathers would be shocked

While America has become more and more advanced technologically and medically, it seems more citizens have become less and less wise. Our founding fathers, men of faith and wisdom, wrote our Constitution with a free, educated and faith-based citizenry in mind. For the first 140 years we were ...

Is W.Va. a great place to grow old?

On a recent newscast it was reported that after an extensive study, West Virginia is the second worst state in the U.S. to grow old in. I am thinking, “Could this be true?” Not the findings of the study, but that I have misread the actions of our county commission. They have heaped taxes ...

Shootings prompt diverse reactions

I knew it! I just knew it! When the news channels burst forth with the disheartening news of the massacre in Florida on Feb. 14, I said it won’t be long until the misinformation begins flooding across the nation with blatant lies and unfounded allegations and opinions disguised to sound like ...

Code enforcement raising concerns

Elkins City Code is a certain part of a law. Code enforcement occurs when officials enforce those local laws. Something the Elkins operations manager seems to have forgotten or maybe never knew. Just a friendly reminder: Building codes usually pertain to property upkeep, typically dealing ...

Trump’s tariffs will stand up to China

I wish I could say that I didn’t understand why so many politicians are against the President’s implementation of tariff’s on China. Quite simply, too many of them and the people that gave them huge campaign contributions are getting rich by buying cheap Chinese products and selling them ...

‘March for Our Lives’ marks turning point

I want to take this opportunity to share that I am positively moved, overjoyed and, most of all, extremely hopeful after the “March for Our Lives” event, where literally millions took to the streets to demand change to the way we treat our toxic and out of control gun culture. And it ...

Sports betting law prompts questions

West Virginia has become the sixth state to legalize sports betting pending a change in federal law. The state law has an activation clause that will make the law effective should federal law change either through congressional action, or more likely, via a ruling by the United States Supreme ...

Reader: Stop blaming all the wrong people

Richard K. McClane has seen a side of the NRA I’ve never seen. He calls the NRA fear mongers, when in reality the NRA is nothing more than a grassroots organization that watchdogs the gun control fanatics in Washington. Each time there’s a shooting, they swing into action blaming everyone ...

Companies looking to replace animal foods

With three crippling Nor’easters battering our East Coast in quick succession, we all looked forward to March 20, the first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom. It’s also a superb occasion to replace animal foods on our menu with healthy, delicious, eco-friendly vegetables, ...

Where will the funds come from?

Now that the strike is over, did the teachers get everything they walked out for? They said it was not only for a raise but also for PEIA. The teachers are on a contract. Did they get paid on this illegal strike? Who gets shafted if they did? No one but the taxpayers and kids. One sign they ...

Fear, paranoia over gun problem

I am writing about Kenneth Cobb’s outdoor sports column from Feb. 17 entitled “Crossbow a challenge for hunters.” Normally, I read his columns with a great deal of pleasure, but this one was different. Like the writer of this article, I’ve never even held a crossbow, but I always ...

Debate after tragedy

After the recent tragedy in Florida, arguments are erupting over who or what is to blame. Was the FBI at fault? Maybe. I would not rule out the possibility of law enforcement failing to act with utmost integrity. But it this goes so much further than that. That shooter and all the others ...

Are we smart enough to vote?

What if I said to you, “Don’t stick that knife into that electrical outlet,” and you did it anyway, because you listened to someone who told you everyone else is doing it and that they’d be your friends if you did. You get the shock of your life and wind up in the hospital. You’re ...

Teachers kept students in mind

No matter what your personal feelings are about the West Virginia public school employees’ strike, I believe we have witnessed why teachers across the U.S. are woefully underappreciated. These dedicated men and women care about our children, and make unprecedented sacrifices to ensure ...

Second Amendment protects our rights

With the left’s anti-everything movement working overtime, Americans are left with one very important decision, whether or not to arm themselves. We’ve seen the damage left-wing Democrats have done to this country, and it’s foolish to ignore the fact that now, more than ever, there’s a ...

Accusation can be a powerful weapon

Attention readers, we have a new weapon in America. Well, not exactly new. It’s more like a refinement of an old weapon and in the right hands has the capability of mass destruction in a few seconds or minutes. It can take out entire families or even larger groups. Once deployed, it cannot ...