The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

October 3, 2013

Our Readers Speak — Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Sophia woman hopes someone finds her ring

In 1940, as I was washing my husband’s work clothes, I took off my diamond ring and placed it in my blouse pocket.

We were living in the old Dunn house in Midway.

My ring is somewhere in the soil, left from the old house that has been gone for years, burned down.

The greatest wish is for someone to find my ring. I am 91 years old, and still wishing I could find my ring.

Mary L. Darnell


Ansted business did nice job on T-shirts

I would like to take the time to thank L&S Design of Ansted for the beautiful job they did on the T-shirts that we sold for the benefit of Logan Harper.

There are a lot of people in Ansted and surrounding Ansted who are working to help this little guy’s family. I haven’t met Logan but I’ve seen him out with others. Just keep praying and helping Logan’s family with his finances.

I wear my shirt with pride. My prayers and thoughts are with Logan and his family. Keep up the good work. God Bless.

Brenda George


Proposal to continue and raise tolls unfair

I just want to say the “Blue Ribbon” Highway Commission’s proposal to continue and raise the tolls for I-77 is an unfair tax (and it is a tax) on only the citizens of southern West Virginia that use the turnpike.

Southern West Virginia has been subjected to this additional tax for 50 years and, if all goes as the commission plans, southern West Virginia will be asked to continue to pay (and pay more) for another 30 years. No other part of the state has this burden — not Huntington, not Parkersburg, not Morgantown, not Clarksburg. They all have great roads in good repair. How does that happen??

Southern West Virginia is now going to be asked to continue with this additional tax burden to pay for roads within 70 miles of the turnpike. Now who could that be? Oh yeah, the King Coal Expressway.

Just read in the paper on Sept. 30, “Based on what the Blue Ribbon Highway Commission came up with the other day, West Virginians do want better roads ... You pay the tax anyway.” The problem is southern West Virginians who use the turnpike and not necessarily the King Coal Expressway, are going to be asked to fund it.

Don’t get me wrong, I think the expressway is good; new roads are good and repairs are all needed. I just want to find a way so that everyone pays their fair share, not just a small part of West Virginia.

The cash cow (toll road) needs to come to an end.

Karen Hollingshead


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