Letters to the Editor

Republican anger

What has happened to the Republican party to make them so angry? You can’t talk to them or make a comment without them calling you names and getting mad. This started under Obama, when a congressional representative called Obama a liar, and has continued with Trump calling Sen. Cruz the ...

So much more than ‘just a mom’

Please don’t ever think you are “just a mom.” God has blessed you with a special gift of being a mother. He has given you the ability to kiss a “bob boo,” wipe a tear from a child’s eyes, and the wound heals quickly. The tears dry up and laughter returns within seconds. You ...

Collusion confusion

I, like most people, am sick and tired of the Russia collusion narrative being propagated by the Democrats. The United States has a long history of interfering with foreign elections and coups, the most recent that was in the mainstream news was in 2015 when then President Obama used my and ...

What if everything were just free?

If you’re living with your parents would you continue living with them if everything was free? Or would you go out, party and get drunk everyday? Would you still be as constricted, self-contained and responsible as you are now? What if a Democrat Socialist won the next election and ...

Lessons from the Mueller report

Well, well, well... After the better part of two years, the Special Counsel, led by Robert S. Mueller III, has come out not exonerating Trump. Oh, they might not have found something that proves beyond a reasonable doubt. However, that can only be construed as Trump and his campaign staff as ...

Sharing the misery

I saw a documentary about San Francisco that was absolutely disgusting. In spite of San Francisco’s elitist reputation, the city has literally turned into an open sewer. The city is laden with feces, trash, and needles are everywhere. Addicts are sleeping on the streets, in parks, and ...

What is the true definition of ‘thief’?

After hearing many stories of how their valuable items have been stolen from their own personal property, hunting clubs or vehicles, from our friends, family and neighbors who live in the Mabie area or surrounding little towns, along with our house/garage being broken into many times, I just ...

Picking your own prosecutor

If you could pick the prosecutor in your trial? How many people would be charged or convicted? How could we protect our way of life? Trump picked his prosecutor when he named Barr as attorney general, who stated a president cannot be prosecuted while president. If that is the case then a ...

Holy Week services featured speakers

The Elkins Area Church Women United would like to thank the community for their support during Randolph County Coalition of Christian Churches’ Holy Week Services at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church. We especially want to thank Rev. Peter Vial, church members, and staff for their ...

Membership banquet deemed a success

The Elkins chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted its 32nd annual membership banquet April 13 at the Gandy Dancer Dinner Theater. It was a resounding success! A primary reason for the event’s success was support from area merchants, local artisans and individual donations. The Elkins chapter ...

Who makes the rules these days?

“Don’t run with scissors in your hand!” “Don’t drive your car on the sidewalk!” “Do not steal your neighbor’s property!” “Get a permit to fix your roof!” “Get a license to fix lawnmowers!” “Cut your grass!” Who makes those laws? The prerogative powers once ...

Fighting to protect our healthcare

I’d like to know why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fighting harder to protect my healthcare than Senators Capito and Manchin and Rep. McKinley are? I’m sure it’s nice for my elected officials to pat themselves on the back for “trying to lower prescription medication prices,” but they ...

Celebrate 50th Earth Day Monday

April 22 marks a half century of celebrating Earth Days, but do we observe it? Beyond Earth Day there is a growing national debate over the Green New Deal. We can each do our part by reducing our driving, use of electricity, and consumption of animals. Why the attack on meat and dairy? A ...

NWTF annual event deemed a success

The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation recently held their annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet at the Gandy Dancer in Elkins. The NWTF’S primary fundraiser is the annual banquets held throughout the nation, with funding to be used to conduct Hunting Heritage ...

Gag rule may have a negative impact

I am writing this letter to show my strong opposition to the gag rule that has been released, and if implemented, would negatively affect health care for millions of Americans. The gag rule would force health care professionals to withhold specific information from their patients. As a family ...

Annexation effort prompts questions

I wrote in this column back in September about a sign ordinance violation, and that Coca Cola sign is still there. Well, that same sign ordinance was the first thing mentioned when the annexation meeting opened up to the floor. The meeting was ruckus, a lot of questions and few clear ...

Beverly candidate is making history

History was made the day local resident Becky Arbogast turned in her registration to run for an elected position in the upcoming 2019 municipal election in Beverly. As a resident of the Beverly Manor situated at the east end of town — and wholly within corporate limits — Arbogast is the ...

What is America’s biggest problem?

For over 240 years, brave men and women have risked life and limb to defend our country against all enemies, domestic and foreign, and they’re still doing it today, but there’s a problem. Today, America’s biggest enemy is not Vladimir Putin, Kim Jon-un or Iran’s leader Hassan ...

Vietnam veterans still feel forgotten

To our local elected and appointed officials, the Vietnam War is over and to be forgotten. Did you know that March 29 was Vietnam War Veterans Day and your chance to say “welcome home”? If you were around when Johnny came marching home from Vietnam, you might remember that his reception ...

Weeping, wailing over Mueller report

I was sitting in the living room Sunday afternoon watching a little golf on TV and just generally lounging when I thought I heard an unfamiliar noise outside. We live about 60 feet from the highway and there are lots of noises every day. We recognize most of them by the sound, my wife many more ...