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Letters to the Editor

Upshur official urges voters to support bond

As the new Executive Director of the Upshur County Development Authority, I’ve been on a listening tour over the past several months to learn more about Upshur County and what we have to offer new people and businesses. I have heard over and over what a great place Upshur County is to ...

Reader unimpressed by Biden’s first year

One year down — three to go. It’s been 12 excruciating months and somehow I get a notion we’ve only just begun. Is there anyone reading this who has any remorse for voting for Biden? Come on now, raise your hand. You know it is written “confession is good for the soul.” It might ...

Reader relates effects incarceration can have

A thing happens when you have been taken by the collar and handed a blanket and a pillow and placed in a cell or holding cell. Much is made, and rightly so, of the effects of post traumatic stress disorder on people who have been in combat, and perhaps there is some of that in the effect that ...

Bringing happiness to others without knowing

Today I met an angel in the Elkins Walmart. A young mother with a small child in one arm was pushing a cart with the other arm. She was singing. It brought a smile to my heart. Her child was completely focused on Mommy, smiling and looking up into her face. As she turned to put ...

Reader has doubts about the vaccines

As I read the headline, “The US has announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over concerns of China’s alleged human rights abuses.” I couldn’t stop thinking about the hypocrisy ingrained in this headline. Stopping people from going on vacation, to the ...

Does America have ‘Biden remorse’?

Joe Biden is a walking, talking symbol of a failed president. We are all familiar with the phrase “buyer’s remorse.” Now our nation is facing Biden remorse. We have all done it. We see a widget that looks so shiny and enticing and that slick marketing package makes us think we ...