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Welfare system needs reform

June 27, 2015 America’s welfare system was designed as a stepping stone to aid individuals and families that are either underemployed or unemployed until they can support themselves with more ease. more »»

Sale of fireworks should be legalized

June 27, 2015 The time is overdue for West Virginia to follow the lead taken by New York in legalizing the sale and use of certain consumer fireworks. more »»

Bureaucracy the bane of our lives?

June 20, 2015 Everyone has heard about them: Lazy, incompetent, always passing the buck, and more than willing to accept a bribe to speed things up. more »»

Tygarts Valley High event was a success

June 20, 2015 The Tygarts Valley High School FBLA cakewalk at George Ward Elementary School June 13 was a great succes. more »»

Cigarette butts still count as littering

June 13, 2015 One of the more enjoyable events in my daily life that the city of Elkins hasn’t taxed, surcharged, levied or is in the process of “hysterically” — oops!, my bad — historically bonding, is my mornin... more »»

American flag should be respected

June 13, 2015 At times, we are so caught up in our daily lives that we forget the beautiful flag hanging in front of our county’s courthouse is more than a decoration, but the flag has a distinct purpose. more »»

Fast-track trade bill would cost U.S. jobs

June 13, 2015 “Fast track” is a jobs trade bill, which if passed will hurt American jobs. It will add to our trade deficit, and it will only benefit other countrie. more »»

No 911 mapping without road names

June 6, 2015 In the push to implement a 911 system, logic would demand the proper naming of roads first. According to the Randolph County Highway Department, I reside on the Mabie Cassidy Roa. more »»

Pipeline inspiring many questions

June 6, 2015 Who is for the Mountain Valley Pipeline? Who and where do the executives of that organization actually live? A pipeline beneficial to deep pockets, to installers for a short time and, obviously,... more »»

Reasons why coal jobs are shrinking

June 6, 2015 Why are we losing jobs? It is not due to the environment. more »»

Customer service is very disappointing

June 6, 2015 Have you noticed how disappointing customer service is today? Incompetence, un-timeliness and just plain bad attitude being offered up as the standar. more »»

Court’s decision was a bad move

May 30, 2015 Recently, the West Virginia Supreme Court gave the green light to those addicted to drugs to sue doctors and pharmacists, thus tying it into the cause of the person’s addiction. more »»

Baby ducks given a good home

May 30, 2015 What in the world is wrong with all the people who drove through the intersection at Harrison Avenue and the Parsons Road on Monday morning, right by a bunch of baby ducks who were stranded in the... more »»

Study the Bible, don’t ignore it

May 30, 2015 I would like to congratulate Mr. Mike Paschl on his letter to the editor in The Inter-Mountain April 11, 2015. more »»

Pastor made big impact in area

May 23, 2015 My long-time friend, Dr. Rev. Marvin Parli was the pastor at First Baptist Church in Elkins for the past 24 years. He recently took a job at another church in Kansas to be closer to his aging mothe. more »»

Don’t let group strong-arm city

May 23, 2015 I was out of town three weeks and got home late Thursday evening March 19. When I got the Friday edition of The Inter-Mountain, I couldn’t believe the outrageous behavior of Elkins City Council. more »»

Bike lane in Elkins needs a paint job

May 16, 2015 Regarding the long-planned bicycle connection to the train depot in Elkins, I recently rode the Common Sense Route (CSR) from the current end of the Highlands Trail, down the sidehill path and along... more »»

Reader grateful for positive response

May 16, 2015 A high school classmate mailed me the editorial page of The Inter-Mountain of April 4 — the day you kindly published my letter regarding the nondiscrimination ordinance passed by the City Council. more »»

‘Nanny state’ is alive and well in the U.S.

May 12, 2015 The Department of Defense is looking to expand the Military Lending Act to keep our military personnel from being able to get short-term loans for things they need — restrictions that civilians don’... more »»

Mother’s Day is for animals as well

May 9, 2015 We all look forward to this Sunday when we celebrate Mother’s Day and the cherished bond between mother and child. more »»



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