Letters to the Editor

Former library chief sounds off

My name is Audrey Taylor, the former executive director of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. To the community of Randolph County and surrounding areas, I want it known that my unexpected resignation from the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library was not done lightly, but with a ...

Committee gives thanks for help

The Buckhannon Dog Park Committee offers a great big thank-you to everyone who was involved with the first-ever Bark Bingo June 11 at the Moose. The Buckhannon Dog Park Committee is working to establish a dog park that will be an added enhancement to the River Walk trail. They are ...

Reader agrees with president

It seams like every time a left-wing liberal columnist tells me it’s raining, I open a window and put my hand out before grabbing an umbrella! Stories abound about the hundreds of unfilled appointments that Trump has yet to make. The president is in no rush to re-bloat government. After ...

There is no plan to change addresses

I sympathize with Kathie Karriker’s frustration, expressed in her letter to the editor last Saturday, about the mistaken notice she received from the USPS stating that her address would be changed. Mrs. Karriker was not the only Elkins city resident to receive such a notification, so I ...

EHS Alumni Assoc. appreciates support

The Elkins High School Alumni Association has been at work raising funds for the EHS students so that we may assist the students in arts, music, sports, scholarships and other programs. One of the ways is the billboard program at Wimer Stadium. Monies raised from this program go toward the ...

Mayor, Council deserve thanks

Elkins City Council and Mayor Van Broughton deserve a huge thank you for initiating and assisting with various improvements to downtown Elkins. They have worked with Tammy’s Floral and area businesses to place hanging flowers and baskets of flowers on our streets. They have supported the ...

Donald Trump was easy choice

Sometimes you just want to say B.S. to an elitist columnist and that time is now. Donald Trump is an authoritarian,and an isolationist, yet the answer to Americas problems. This president has made no secret of his dislike for the status quo in the way America has dealt with the world. Yet, ...

It’s time for change in Washington

The guest column on May 27 by Sen. Joe Manchin titled “Budget proposal needed” has a preamble which sets the stage for the remainder of his column. Who does Manchin think he’s fooling with the following — “Here in the Mountain State, we don’t expect any handouts? We work hard for ...

We all can do much better

I’ve debated as to whether or not to write a response to your editorial of June 5, but decided several points needed to be stated. Under no circumstances would I ever condone what the comedienne Kathy Griffin did regarding Mr. Trump. It was tasteless, crude and mean-spirited, to say the ...

WAC gives thanks for local support

Women’s Aid In Crisis would like to take this opportunity to thank The Inter-Mountain, WBOY, our community partners that include Randolph County Prosecutor Michael Parker, Randolph /Tucker Child Advocacy Center, Elizabeth King, Amiee Canfield, Rich Norwood, Seth Maynard, Wilma Cutlip, Elkins ...

Community schools have a vital role

What about devaluing our neighborhoods by removing a public building, the neighborhood school that added real dollar value to all of the properties in the vicinity? Now, these buildings will go into total disrepair or be turned into some marginal-use facility that does not fit with the ...

Feud leads to city parking ordinance

I recently submitted a letter relating to the proposed parking ordinance in Philippi. As you probably already know, the parking ordinance was passed. No opportunity was given to the public to comment or express concerns prior to the vote, and in my opinion, this was done intentionally. ...

West Virginia sales tax proposal wrong for all

The West Virginia House of Delegates is trying to stop the Senate from enacting a 7.25 percent sales tax on our citizens. This would make West Virginians bear the highest sales tax of any state other than California. We need to support the efforts of the House to block this unreasonable ...

Arts Bank Council offers thanks to local community

The Arts Bank Council would like to say thank you to all the folks who helped with its annual auction. Proceeds from the auction are crucial to the health of the organization’s unique artist-in-residence program, providing art experiences to the youth of Randolph County. For the past five ...

Tax increases are not needed in West Virginia

I note the objections to the tax increases in the article by Joselyn King. I find it interesting that no matter how hard times seem to be, the government always finds a way to get the money, usually at someone else’s expense. Maybe no new hires, maybe a referendum where the highest paid ...

Are we seeing a change of heart in the USA

Unable to accept defeat, Mr. Brenwalt rambles on in his May 6 letter, claiming President Donald Trump stole the election with the help of the Russians. These rants are nothing more than the last-ditch efforts of a defunct party trying to retain its choke hold on a country that’s been raped ...

Last election cycle cements opinion of those on far left

The first time I was seriously introduced to Thomas Pain (or Paine) was not in history class, but rather in 11th grade English. Mrs. Burns was a champion of well-written essays, documents and other publications of the Revolutionary War era, and she loved the style of some of the writers. We ...

President’s budget plan hurts poor and elderly

Has the GOP gone plum crazy? If they go along with the budget bill that President Donald Trump has come out with, then yes they have. To cut $1.7 trillion on the backs of the poor and needy to give the richest a tax cut is crazy. Trump said he would not cut Medicaid — just another lie. To ...

Officials here to serve community

At the present time, the county is considering remodeling the Airport Building as the new headquarters for the Randolph County 911. If this happens, all the equipment that involves the 911 operation will have to be moved and reconnected. The cost of all this will be paid with our tax ...

Emergency squads should be included

In lieu of the Philippi City Council adopting an ordinance that would provide financing for a workable budget to maintain fire service for the resident of the city of Philippi and possibly 80 percent of the rest of the county in which they provide service, would it not be feasible for the ...