Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV


July 12, 2013

Phones, feud, arrests, more


— — On West Virginia American Water requesting a 20 percent rate increase:

• West Virginia American Water had requested a rate increase of about 20 percent. Are they crazy? — Don D.

• Wonderful. Most normal jobs these days take three or more years to give a 5 percent raise or maybe 75 cents more an hour. But all the rates and prices shoot up everyday it seems. No wonder everyone struggles — Casey B.

• 20 percent is ridiculous! — Paul C.

• [This] sucks! How about city officials doing something about our utilities? Stop worrying about pit bulls and how many pets people have! Do something that actually helps us! — Ava N.

• Unbelievable. The vets get a 1.3 percent increase and the electric, water, garbage, sewage, etc., go up 10 times that amount — Don H.

On police in Bluefield starting new foot patrols:

• Summer months, OK! Only during the day? Pointless — Crystal H.

• There’s nothing in Bluefield period. Plus the patrol is only during summer and the day? Durrrrr! Anyone can tell you that anything shady happens on the avenue or happens at night. Smoke and mirrors people — Steven C.

• Sociologically speaking, crime is higher during the summer months. I would venture a guess that’s why they targeted summer. That doesn’t mean that they don’t patrol at night (nor that they don’t patrol during the other seasons) — just not on foot — Donella C.

• Foot patrols, where they are needed, will be unlikely. Too risky for the police who will face lawsuits if they try to control crime — Bill S.

On a Facebook feud that led to a car chase and attempted pepper spraying incident:

• Wow! — Michelle L.

• How stupid can you be! — Ball R.

• Over Facebook, get a life! — Greg K.

• Their family and friends must be so proud — Charlene L.

On a Bluewell man indicted on a child pornography charge:

• Death to all child molesters — Lonnie U.

• He needs jail — Elaine L.

• Pure scum bag! Grrrrrr — Eva S.

On a story about a drug roundup in McDowell County, including mugshots of those arrested:

• Well, seven less McDowell County has to deal with — Paula P.

• Please, they’ll be out on bond in no time. If they aren’t already! — Joni N.

• Can’t they afford clothes in McDowell County? — Luke N.

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