LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

During the years of World War II, Bob Wills was sports editor of the Beckley Raleigh Register. He was so devoted to America’s cause of liberty and freedom that he stated from that day forward he would never refer to the major league baseball team the Cincinnati Reds as “Reds.” Instead, he wo… Read more

At the E. Paul Barley Recycling & Education Center, the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority has much to cheer about in the world of recycling. Upon the completion of the 2017-18 school year, Raleigh County schools cumulatively recycled an amazing 358.4 tons — 689,125 pounds of paper and… Read more

Schools are soft targets and we are hearing too often about fatalities and the wounded at schools. This should not be happening in this country. Our schools should be safe zones for our children to learn. If that means metal detectors or security at the doors, this needs to happen. Read more

Tradition. Memorialize. Remember. Honor. Tribute. What do these words mean to us as a nation, as an individual, or as a group, such as a civic club, veterans group or a church? It is at this time of year that we pay tribute to the brave men and women who fought and died in the service of our… Read more

I have lived in Richwood since 1999 and, over the years, have dealt with its various mayors. With almost nothing to work with, of not only all the Richwood mayors I’ve known but of anyone trying to make a positive difference under extreme conditions, Mayor Bob Henry Baber has done by far the… Read more

We were lucky enough to come from a lineage who didn’t blame others because they fell on hard times. Our grandfather died of cancer at a young age, leaving a widow with eight children to raise. A father like many other miners came close to death when Eccles mine had a explosion. All these mi… Read more

The 2018 midterm primary is certainly an election worth keeping an eye on. In fact, I have taken it upon myself to truly grasp the magnitude of this race. For Democrats, the main focus is to get out and fully execute this so-called “blue wave.” For Republicans, however, the goal is simple — … Read more

Taxpayers of Raleigh County, do you know that state officials are planning to build a road in Beaver to relieve the backup in traffic there? I agree this is needed, but they want to buy properties and half of the mountain behind 84 Lumber and cut through this with an 80-foot deep cut. Read more

As a non-religious person, I find the cavalcade of religious letters in this paper exhausting, but I generally don’t say much about it. There was a letter printed April 18 that stated that homosexuality and abortion are the two sins that are going to drag down the wrath of God upon us all. Read more

Half of America is personally affected by substance abuse. The addict, a family member, a victim of crime or something else personal. I’ve got my reasons. Read more

Looks like Beckley has more money than sense and you want to know why? They plan on buying the Black Knight Country Club for $3 million, but at the end it will be $6 million. Just think what they could do for the City of Beckley with that kind of money. Bet there’s not enough people in Beckl… Read more

To me gun control is a two edged sword. On one side is the NRA and on the other side are the do-gooders. So what is the happy medium? Should all of our guns be taken away or should we limit the purchase of firearms to specific weapons? Read more

Since the hiring of the last editor ,this paper has continually leaned, not Democratic, but far left in a state that is more centrist. Read more

I’m writing in the hope that others in Beckley will speak up if they oppose the purchase of Black Knight Country Club from Governor Jim Justice. Read more

Guns do not kill people, people kill people! A person may use a gun when committing a crime, but the gun is not the criminal. Murder is already a crime and criminals will find a way to commit crimes. If they don’t have a gun, they will use a knife, a bomb or a truck. So, the real question we… Read more

It is amazing that in today’s world anyone would consider the thought of taking away guns from law-abiding citizens, considering no matter where you live, if you are threatened by any of the large number of criminals among us, it would take at least one half hour or more to get help from law… Read more

My humble opinion is that Russia’s Putin has accomplished exactly what they wanted. I don’t think it mattered a hoot who was elected. They reached their objective by sowing hatred between the parties. They have us so divided now that we cannot accomplish anything. Read more

Statistics reveal that Americans consume 90 million chocolate bunnies, 700 million marshmallow peeps, 16 million jelly beans, and a whopping 91.4 billion eggs during the Easter holiday. Read more

Youth states came to Beckley this weekend; 900 young wrestlers were at the Raleigh County Convention Center from all over the entire state. What they got was not Beckley’s finest. Read more

West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announces that CR 4, Sunday Road, will be closed 0.22 miles south of CR 4/6 (Wood’s Ferry Road) / 0.96 miles north of CR 60/8 (Stringtown Road) near Hico, according to James F. Moore, District Nine Maintenance Engineer. Read more

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Now that the summit between the United States and North Korea is in the rearview mirror, how would you grade it?

President Trump, and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met in the first ever historical summit meeting on Tuesday. There were a lot of hot topics to be discussed at this meeting that many speculate were touched on but not with much urgency from either side. The success of the summit wasn't a foregone conclusion. Information taken from the Associated Press

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