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Opinion

Merry Christmas from Barbour County

Columnists

Hello and Merry Christmas from Barbour County! Wreathes Across America will take place at the Fraternal Cemetery on today at noon. This is a national program to honor veterans at Christmas time by placing a wreath on their grave. Plan to join in on this holiday tradition. A ...

Greatest test for Zelensky

Columnists

Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s embattled president, is facing the greatest test since his election. His first meeting with Vladimir Putin has been surrounded by controversy. Advocates of the hardline are back at it in the Maidan, threatening violence if Zelensky chooses anything that ...

Boos & Applause

Editorials

Applause to two students at West Virginia Wesleyan College who will spend part of summer 2020 immersing themselves in an educational experience outside the United States. Freshman Madisyn Fox from Caldwell and junior Christopher Neil from Kenna were announced as the college’s newest Benjamin ...

If you really want to make a difference…

Letters to the Editor

News about Michael Bloomberg spending $100 million on an ad campaign, in addition to what he has already spent on other Democrat political races, was recently reported. If you really want to make a statement about lowering co2 emissions, and actually making a measurable impact, do this: ...

Democratic party isn’t what it used to be

Letters to the Editor

Well, it’s that time of year again when the leaves are in full flame, and we all gleefully gorge ourselves silly on zombies, overpriced costumes, jack-o-lanterns, candy, and the latest Hollywood creature feature. It is after all, our one time a year where we can let loose and dare to ...

Theft of property prompts questions

Letters to the Editor

I have a story I want to share with you. Some folks say I’m full of stories ... or something. What I have to say is not all about me. It might be about them. Most of it is about me. I lost a dear and near friend a few weeks ago. This fine friend was always there if I needed. Never ...

Good Investment

Editorials

Despite all the talk about “investing” in West Virginia’s future, few acts of the Legislature do that. The unpleasant truth is that our state cannot afford all the “investment” we would like. But lawmakers took the plunge on a bill offering free tuition for some community college ...

D&E’s 1904 Society

Columnists

A cynical, though practical view of life, might be the following: We teach our children they are to grow up, get a good job, earn money to support themselves and their family, and save enough money to enable their retirement until the end of their lives. A more purpose-filled and holistic view ...

Transportation

Editorials

Especially in areas such as West Virginia, it can be difficult for military veterans to find transportation to veterans’ centers and Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and five other senators want to make it easier for them. A bill ...

Investigation

Editorials

Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

Unstable

Editorials

Give West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee credit for reminding state officials that the Public Employees Insurance Agency’s long-term health remains shaky. “I’m looking down the road. I’m looking for the future,” Lee told PEIA Finance Board members last week. His ...

Keep it Rolling

Editorials

State officials were justified in being delighted with the results of a bond sale that netted nearly $750 million for highways and bridges in West Virginia. But can we keep the ball rolling? Not without addressing serious, unresolved issues. In October 2017, Mountain State voters approved ...

Sneak a peek into Elkins Christmas past

Columnists

The Emma Scott Garden Club and Kump Education Center invite you to a free 1930s-style Holiday Open House next weekend, Dec. 14 and 15 from 2-5 p.m. at 401 South Randolph Ave. across from the Elkins Kroger. Children’s activities will be available thanks to the new Interact Children’s Museum ...

The history of impeachment

Columnists

As the impeachment proceedings move forward, it is perhaps instructive to examine the history of such proceedings. Andrew Johnson was the first president impeached and he was spared removal by one vote. It happened in an election year in 1868, and some Republicans were not eager to see the ...

Boos & Applause

Editorials

Applause to the Tygart Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation for lending a helping hand to families and local food pantries this holiday season. To date, the program has donated 113,159 turkeys. That’s a lot of turkeys. Applause to the more than 60 firefighters that ...

Keep an eye on proposed gun laws

Letters to the Editor

With the recent shift in the political winds in Virginia, it’s time to revisit the “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws. Since Virginia is basically our own back yard, I feel it’s necessary to remind the people of West Virginia about the fickle nature of state governments. When the Brady ...

Reader shares thoughts on ‘truth’

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank The Inter-Mountain for printing the article by retired Maj. Steve Cook about the plight of Vietnam veterans. Like Mr. Cook, I served in Vietnam from August 1966 to Sept. 27, 1967. However, that is not the reason for this letter. For sometime now our elected ...

Temporary loss, long term gain

Letters to the Editor

President Trump’s recent announcement that additional tariffs will be placed on China may cause U.S. companies to lose money in the short term, but greatly benefit our long term financial security. Trump issued an “order” to U.S. companies with factories in China to relocate back home. ...

Stigma

Editorials

We don’t get it. Really. Apparently, according to The Associated Press, there is some sort of stigma attached to those who attend two-year colleges. As the AP reported, a Perrysburg, Ohio, college president decided to do something about the stigma. Steve Robinson, of Owens Community ...

Experience the joy of Christmas

Columnists

Garland, wreaths, trees and lights greeted Davis & Elkins College students as they returned to campus from Thanksgiving break. The air is festive with the arrival of the holiday season and students wasted no time becoming involved in the Christmas celebration. A special D&E edition of ...