The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

August 3, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

Rahall has failed; let’s give Jenkins a chance

Do whatever it takes to get rid of Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va. Other then Rahall being a Democrat, I don’t understand how he got elected and re-elected several times.

For five and a half years, President Barack Obama has attacked West Virginia and the coal industry, and the Democrats in the House and Senate support this attack. Nick Rahall actually, in his time representing West Virginia southern counties, has not accomplished anything of significance; his record is open — read it.

This area needs roads, not two-lane roads but at least intra-state highways to connect to the major highways to attract businesses and manufacturing and to attract visitors and vacationers to this area. Rahall has not accomplished this or even tried to.

I read where Wyoming County gets a very small connecting point on the Welch/Pineville Road. This is shameful, especially how this county has always supported the Democrats.

Vote for Evan Jenkins; give him a chance.

Darrell Barber

High Point, N.C.

formerly of Oceana

Order supplies so road can be fixed faster

This letter is in response to the article in Wednesday’s newspaper stating that Mount Hope Access Road will be closed beginning Aug. 5 with an anticipated completion date of Sept. 30.

I sincerely hope that all materials have been ordered and received to complete this project before the road is actually closed off. This happened last year with the bridges on U.S. 19 between Mount Hope and Oak Hill and is still a hindrance in the Cirtsville area where the road was closed with promises of reopening prior to the Pax Reunion, which was early July.

If you go that way, you will find a huge hole where the bridge is supposed to be. They state they are waiting on supplies. Again, the needed materials and equipment should be on hand prior to starting the project.


Larry Vance

Mount Hope