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Letters to the Editor

True value of an honest businessman

I have heard so many people use an explanation for voting for Donald Trump: he is better for business. Indeed, Vice President Pence remarked during the recent vice presidential debates that President Trump is a businessman. OK. I get that business owners might indeed be glad that a ...

Manchin surprises former delegate

During my 34 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates, I had the honor to serve with many state legislators, including Joe Manchin. During those years in the 1980s and 1990s, he seemed to operate in a non-partisan fashion generally representing the conservative values of our state. ...

Reader: Voters need the facts, not fiction

In response to Doris Kelley’s Oct. 10 letter, I offer this. In the words of Vice President Pence, “You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.” I’ll make this short and sweet. I repeat, Trump did NOT say our soldiers are losers. When Trump said, “I don’t like ...

Time running out on election campaigns

I called Sen. Capito’s office this morning but she wasn’t there. Someone said she might be out on the Capitol steps helping change diapers on the Democrats who boycotted the vote this morning on Judge Amy Barrett. I didn’t watch the show but there must have been a lot of them there, ...

Dispute over an alleged statement

A Navy vet said I was lying when I quoted what Trump said about our heroes who lost their lives in wars defending our great country. How can you call me a liar? Trump was the one who made the statement, but yet you don’t want to see him for what a loser he is. Trump has no respect for ...

Census taker finds hope in his travels

I recently spent two and a half months working for the U.S. Census Bureau counting people. My journey took me through six counties. Hampshire to Hardy ... Pendleton to Pocahontas ... Randolph to Webster. I experienced the early morning sun peeking through the fall leaves on the North ...

First-hand lessons in homeschooling

A famed philosopher, Paris Hilton, once said, “Math is hard.” West Virginia parents are getting a first-hand lesson in home schooling during this so-called COVID-19 lockdown. Like many issues today, public education is as edgy as it gets. Old guard school boards are now squeezed ...

Election time is rolling around again

It is time to vote again, So stop and think how the Republicans in Charleston raised our taxes on vehicles, trailers, boats, driving licenses and not just a little but almost doubling them. Teachers had to go on strike to get a raise. Just to hear the lies from the Republicans. We pay ...

WVFOP seeking to ensure safety

For over 80 years, the West Virginia Fraternal Order of Police (WVFOP) has worked to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession, and thus “more firmly establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.” Today, the WVFOP ...

Reader supporting candidate for sheriff

I want to encourage the voters of Randolph County to vote for Jim Webley for sheriff. I have known Jim for many years and have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for him. He is level-headed, poised, and conducts himself in a responsible and professional manner at all times. He ...

Mooney praised as a strong advocate

U.S. Representative Alex Mooney has been steadfast in his defense of West Virginia’s coal miners and coal companies, which have been the bedrock of West Virginia’s economy for decades. Endorsed by Friends of Coal and the West Virginia Coal Association, miners understand who is working for ...

Addressing veterans and mail-in voting

This is in response to Allan Talbott’s letter to the editor. Mr. Talbott this is to let you know that indeed Mr. Trump did say that the military are losers. I heard and saw him the day he said it. Calling someone (Mr. Price) a liar, which is basically what you did. Mr. Trump also said to ...

Constitution Party calling for action

Our government is a government of, by and for the people. It operates by rule of law and the supreme law of United States of America and the State of West Virginia as stated in their respective Constitutions. Being the supreme law, any laws which violate the constitution are null and void ...

Modern madness

Timeline: Oct. 4, 2020 President Trump demanded this afternoon to be shuttled through the streets around The Walter Reed V.A. Hospital so he could wave to his fans who were lining the sidewalks hoping to catch a glimpse and wave good wishes to him. It was announced a little later that he ...

Volunteeers needed

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor pandemic will stop the deliveries of Meals on Wheels of Randolph County. This was jokingly said at a recent board meeting, but it has definitely proven true over the last several months. Every Monday through Friday (including any holiday which falls on a ...

Political differences fueling controversy

As a U.S. Navy veteran and Trump supporter, I would like to say that Mr. Price’s Sept. 12 letter was full of lies. President Trump did not call deceased or wounded veterans “useless or losers.” That story has been debunked and found to be a lie from CNN and other liberal news ...

Reader: Candidate is energy policy expert

Second Congressional District voters have a clear choice on Nov. 3 to elect someone who will listen to all her constituents, hold in person town halls, not be beholding to outside corporate interests, and work for the many, not the few. That candidate is Cathy Kunkel! Cathy is an energy ...

Supreme Court and supreme suffering

While we debate the composition of our nation’s Supreme Court, there can be no debate about the supreme suffering taking place in our nation’s factory farms. Recent undercover investigations, show male baby chicks suffocated in plastic garbage bags or ground alive because they can’t lay ...

Are we being fooled by ‘the big lie’?

I too am a Vietnam vet. Serving over two and half years in South East Asia and flying over 2,000 hours of combat time. I believe and trust President Trump and so should you. Dorothy and the gang truly believed in the Wizard, right up until they caught a glimpse of that man behind the curtain. ...

Did Trump dishonor American veterans?

West Virginians have always been extremely patriotic during wartime. Just in the 20th century, West Virginia soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice with more than 10,000 men and women losing their lives in military actions (WV Veterans Memorial Archive). Their sacrifices insured the ...