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We want to hear from you
November 6, 2013 - Matthew Burdette
One of the many functions of a local newspaper is to be the voice of the community. That's why we want to hear from you. The best way to voice your thoughts on local happenings is to write a letter to the editor. Below are our basic guidelines for letters. We value our readers' opinions, and hope to hear from you soon. ——— • Submissions: Must include name, signature (on hard copies), address and phone number for verification or they will not be considered for publication. • Frequency: Once every 30 days from the same person. • Length: About 500 words. • Editing: All letters become the property of The Inter-Mountain and are subject to editing. The Inter-Mountain reserves the right to decline to publish letters. The Inter-Mountain does not publish open letters, only letters addressed to the editor. • Be factual: Personal attacks, libel, lies and distortions will not be published; persuasive, rational arguments supported by facts and figures are best. • Be legible: Use regular punctuation, indent paragraphs, use upper and lower case, single space between lines and paragraphs. Do not use all bold, all caps or all italics. • Be realistic: While all letters to the editor are considered by the editorial board, submitting a letter to the editor does not mean it will automatically be printed. Generally, letters are printed in the order they are received and usually appear in about seven days of being received at The Inter-Mountain’s main offices. • Email: Via The Inter-Mountain’s Virtual Newsroom at www.theintermountain.com. • Mail: Letters to the Editor, c/o The Inter-Mountain, 520 Railroad Ave., Elkins, WV 26241. A return address must appear on the envelope or they will be discarded. • Fax: 304-636-8252. Please put ATTN: Letter to Editor on each page.
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