Letters to the Editor

Reader perceives a major lack of respect

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?

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

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

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 ...

Grateful to volunteers and first responders

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

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

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?

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 ...

Reader questions proposed ordinance

Please get a copy and read the proposed ordinance “Draft unsafe buildings and lands ordinance” from the Randolph County Commission office. I feel this will be one of the “biggest land grabs” in the history of Randolph County! This proposed ordinance is nothing but control of farm ...

Who actually runs our school system?

One of my grandchildren recently taught me a new word. “Kludge” — they told me it came out of the computer programming world. A kludge is a quick fix on an unexpected programming glitch. A kludge only solves one problem, then a second kludge solves the second and so on. Pretty soon, you ...

Proud and patriotic

The issues of my letter are with the Robert E. Lee issue of changing the names of streets and such. I do not believe in slavery and have never been prejudiced. I do believe we descended from Adam and Eve and by God’s own creation, whether we are red, white or blue or black or blonde. ...

Reader upset by county spending

As a taxpayer and concerned Randolph County citizen, I have a real problem with the Randolph County EMS spending and wasting the money to operate that facility. Why does the EMS need to be purchasing a $70,000 Tahoe plus the lights, sirens and emblems? I also saw last year they purchased a ...

McKinley stands up for Peace Corps

Since Peace Corps was created by President Kennedy in a 1961 Executive Order, more than 240,000 volunteers have served in over 141 countries on all 5 continents. More than 700 of them were from WV, approximately 400 of them still live in WV. Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC) proposed an ...

A call to wonder, ponder and pray

For some time I have felt led to write this letter. From time to time we wonder, ponder and pray about the laws of God on the ways of man. Some time ago I took a tattered old book off the table, and, to my shame, had to remove a little dust off the cover. The answer I received was the same as ...

Owning mistakes

How could Americans be so dumb to elect a man like Trump and still 30-some percent of Americans believe his lies and bull? This man doesn’t care who he hurts, Just to get his way. The only feelings he has are for himself, not women who says he raped them or grabbed them. His only defense ...

WVSF board offers words of thanks

The West Virginia Strawberry Festival Board of Directors would like to say thank you to everyone that helps make the festival a success this year. If you were a sponsor of an event, a volunteer, crafter, runner, road bowler, vendor or just came to see what the festival had to offer we ...

State DOH asked to intervene at exit

West Virginia Division of Highways and Ms. Sasha Danberry, I am writing you to stress the importance of traffic study and implementation of safety precautions on Route 33. On June 16 my family and I were traveling from Buckhannon to our home in Elkins. As we crested the hill near the ...

Is the creation of a speed trap the answer?

I see in the June 19th edition of The Inter-Mountain that the DOH is still looking at the stretch of highway in Buckhannon in light of the most recent fatality. At the risk of beating the subject to death or being told to mind my own business I’d like to refer you readers to U.S. Rt. 19 south ...

Reader ‘terrififed’ by current political climate

Liberals are playing a dangerous and historically ignorant game by demonizing conservatives. This isn’t ordinary politics: It’s the hysteria preceding arguments for re-education camps. I count among my good friends several liberals and leftists. Mostly, we never talk about my transition ...

Reader: School closing was a ‘death certificate’

I recently visited Valley Head, my childhood hometown, and expecting the worst, I was appalled to see firsthand the death of a once-vibrant community. It is just my opinion, of course, but I sense that the life plug was pulled when its public school was closed in 2016. Alas, the only things ...