Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 10, 2012

Guns, pledge, pot, more

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— — On a turnpike meeting during which Bill Seaver advocated a continuation of turnpike tolls past 2019, and another board member jested, “One of the alternatives is to put Mercer County into Virginia”:

• I say put us in the state of Virginia. Can’t be any worse! — Madison O.

• Why can’t they move the toll booths to the north and let those people pay tolls for the same amount of time southern West Virginia has ... sounds more than fair to me! — Teresa D.

• Why not raise the sticker price by six bucks for West Virginia, and then exempt them from paying the toll? I mean it’s to gather out-of-state money anyway. I’d pay an extra six bucks a year for my sticker if I knew it exempted me from paying tolls — Samuel B.

• I do feel the comment from someone in a position of authority is in poor taste but I also think there is another solution! Tolls apparently aren’t helping maintain the roads because the road with the tolls are worse than other roads in the state without tolls! — April B.

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