Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV


April 7, 2014

Verdict, disaster, dogs, more

— — A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:

On a story about the community praying for a speedy recovery for Princeton Times Editor Tammie Toler:

• Prayers! Hope she has a speedy recovery! — Lynne P.

• Believing for a healing touch — Jenny M.

• Keep the faith! — Jim T.

• Hope you get better soon Tammie — Linda H.

• Praying for this wonderful lady! — Beverly W.

• Praying for Tammie, she is one great journalist and overall person — Hobert C.

On a poll question asking if college athletes should be allowed to unionize:

• No! — Henny K.

• It will end college football — David D.

• Colleges can’t continue to keep using players for their own financial gain and then leave them hanging in the breeze with huge financial burdens when they become injured ... — Harriet H.

On a poll question asking if you will play April Fools’ jokes:

• No. It’s just another day — Vicky L.

• No, I think if you tell someone something that’s not true it’s a lie — Sherry B.

• Yes! So, if you know me ... run! — Bev O.

• No, but they’re doing it to me — Julie S.

On who you would like to see perform at the Greenbrier:

• Eagles — Jason F.

• KISS — Greg T.

• Zac Brown — Jason U.

• Elvis — Nick N.

• Love and Death. Korn. Slipknot — Greg B.

• Charlie Daniels — Clifton F.

• Alabama! — Dreama H.

• Rick Springfield — Kate D.

• John Mellencamp — Betsy B.

On Facebook and Twitter tips helping police nab two men on breaking and entering charges:

• Was hoping for this. They should be ashamed! — Angel H.

• I guess social media is good for something — Larry R.

On a poll question asking what type of natural disaster you are most worried about:

• The most common ones for this area are floods and landslides, if I’m not mistaken. So those ... — Tim K.

• Sinkholes — Anthony T.

• The Republican Party — Martha M.

• None, God is with me — Lee A.

• Coal slag dam burst — Ricky W.

• Sinkholes for sure. They have zero warning or way to know their coming. Second would be a tornado — Missy W.

• Flood — Sabrina M.

• Natural disasters are much less concerning to me than man-made environmental disasters, which seem to run amuck in these parts — Haylea M.

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