On June 17, the Senate voted in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act, giving our wild and wonderful public lands a real boost. Now, the bipartisan Act heads to the House for consideration.

It is with bittersweet emotion that we see the retirement of Mr. Terry George, Superintendent of Fayette County Schools. My friendship with Terry did not begin or evolve through an educational venue but at Active Fitness in Oak Hill as we shared the common desire to improve our health and sl…

I am white and have two black sons. The matters of police brutality and white privilege are important to me. I’ve seen the All Lives Matter versus Black Lives Matter. I’ve seen the pictures of white men being detained by police officers with knees on their neck, in order to portray the fact …

I first met Anthony Ciliberti when he was an assistant Fayette County Prosecutor. In those days, I worked full-time as a Gazette reporter, and I covered many cases in Fayette County Circuit Court.

The events that transpired during the Greenbrier East and Woodrow Wilson High Schools girls’ basketball game have taken center stage in a discussion surrounding not only the statements of Governor Jim Justice but also the reactions of the WV State Police during the game.

The Fayette County Public Library Board and staff would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the Fayette County voters who helped passed the Library Levy.

I was surprised and disappointed to read that the Fayette County Commission has adopted a resolution that designates Fayette County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary....

I am a resident of Raleigh County (17 years and counting), was raised in Greenbrier County and lived there almost 25 years as an adult, and spent the majority of my working career (33 years) in Fayette County. I was blessed to serve as a teacher, coach and administrator at Meadow Bridge High…

Margaret Staggers was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates from the 29th District representing Fayette County in 2006. She has served in the House of Delegates as an assistant majority whip, vice-chairperson on the Roads & Transportation Committee and a member of the Governmen…

Matt Wender is currently serving as President of the County Commission of Fayette County. Matt has many years of service with the County Commission and is now a candidate for re-election in 2018.

In a recent article, nutrition professor Jeffrey Blumberg draws attention to Americans’ nutrient deficiencies. He recommends multivitamins as a way to fill the nutrient gap exacerbated by flawed federal Dietary Guidelines. (“Americans are overfed and undernourished. Multivitamins can help.” …

I had the pleasure of attending the production of the musical “Hairspray” at Oak Hill High School. Congratulations are due to the cast and crew for their superb performances. The acting, dancing and singing were all fantastic. The actors looked like they were having fun — the audience member…

The faculty and staff at Fayetteville High School would like to acknowledge the following people and businesses for showing their support to us during the recent work stoppage: Deborah Scott, Bryan Parsons, Magistrate Greg Crist, Mr. Walberg, Regional Jail Authority, Sherry Sisk, AFT Fuse, W…

Your readers are fortunate to be able to take the first step to return Dr. Margaret Staggers back to the Legislature in the upcoming primary election. She has not been there the last two years, and she has been missed.

Quite a coincidence Fayette County Schools are ranked number 51 and surrounding counties are so much better. The governor and Legislature bowed down to a considerable pay raise for teachers and others but it still won’t change the quality of teachers when they aren’t there to start with. A p…

We need to elect Marion Tanner to the Fayette County Board of Education. Marion represents a combination of qualities that are just what any board needs, especially one which needs to pull the county system out of the hole it is in.

As I drink my morning coffee here in Kent County, Del., I can’t help but think how fortunate the citizens of Fayette County are to be able to elect a man like Gary Ray to the Fayette County Board of Education.

We have a primary election coming up and there are traditional and new voting issues facing the citizenry of our state. There is a new voter’s identification law in force for the first time, our traditional lack of voter participation to consider, and a lack of data from the Secretary of Sta…

When it comes to promoting the beauty, adventures, and business opportunities in the region, Fayette County and West Virginia are truly fortunate to have Sharon Cruikshank and Mandy J. Wriston in the offices of the Chamber of Commerce and New River Gorge Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (CVB)…

Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and community health centers (CHC) has not been reauthorized by Congress. This means that 48,000 children in West Virginia are at risk for losing health coverage! Also over 400,000 West Virginians are at risk for losing access to the…

The Fayette County Farmland Protection Board purchased the Grady Whitlock farm at public auction on April 27, 2016. As the current treasurer, I actually had the privilege of bidding at the sale and winning the auction. It was the most exciting auction bidding I will ever do.

When considering the recent antics of the Fayette County Library Board Commission in the quest for a county library director, I am reminded of Matthew 13:57: “And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own household is a prophet without honor.”

Members of the Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee raised their hands to be counted among those who want to see the “2017 Roads to Prosperity” amendment passed. They are encouraging residents to vote “Yes” when they mark their ballots.

Your story (”Storm surges are the worst part of a hurricane...,” Sept 12, www.fayettetribune.com) incorrectly links hurricanes with global warming. Hurricanes like Irma and Harvey are not caused by climate change.

Congratulations, thankfully, to the North Hills Group. Their eviction of a Danny Webb Construction injection well off their property has partially halted Webb’s pollution. In the proceedings it was finally proved that these wells leak.

New River Community and Technical College is in full swing with summer school sessions and preparation for the fall semester. There is never a time that we are not working to provide services to our students and the communities we serve. A government shutdown would disrupt the continuity of …

The Fayetteville Lions Club held the 32nd annual Fayetteville Lions Club Invitational Track Meet on May 5. The event was held at John P. Duda Stadium in Oak Hill and, unfortunately, was shortened because of torrential rains.

Recently I have heard that American Whitewater, a national whitewater enthusiast organization, has an effort to “Wet the Dries,” as they call it. This is a proposal (P-2512-069) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This proposal is to require Brookfield Renewable Resources, a …

In the late 1930s, under the name of marijuana, hemp was demonized nationally. Though it had been cultivated for thousands of years for all sorts of uses, hemp threatened to compete with the newly emerging drug, paper, synthetics and fuel industries. These entities therefore decided to get r…

I want to write a letter thanking Margaret Staggers for helping to get us public water in Hilton Village and surrounding areas. I would also like to thank her for getting water for five families in the Edmond Road area, whose pleas had fallen on deaf ears of politicians for seven years. Thos…

What some fail to realize, is that the Chief Deputy manages and has direct oversight of the day-to-day law enforcement operations within the Sheriff’s Department. With that being said, Mr. (Mike) Fridley has had four years of opportunity to address issues that affect our county, the issues t…

A brief introduction: I am age 72, a Vietnam veteran and still work 40 hours per week, pay taxes and always vote a split ticket because it always appears to me that after research there are always better qualified people to choose from using this approach. This year is no different.

I have known Tom Ballard for 38 years, ever since we were classmates at the West Virginia State Police Academy in 1978. I have in that time worked with Tom, often side by side, in virtually every facet of the police profession, whether criminal and drug investigation, political corruption in…

I have said it before, but I will say it again. Your readers are fortunate to be able to vote to re-elect Dave Perry to the West Virginia Legislature in the upcoming general election. He has served as a Delegate since 2000. This time he can be a Senator.