Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Columns

May 13, 2013

Cicadas, bad lunches, Rahall, more

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

On a poll question asking how often do you visit your local city park:

• Daily when the weather cooperates — Shirley G.

On a poll question asking who is your favorite Marvel Comics superhero:

• Ghost Rider — Neal V.

On a story about an editorial board session interview with Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, and the request by the National Republic Party for him to challenge U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va:

• LOL — get rid of Rahall ... Rahall has done too much for West Virginia to get rid of him — Hobert C.

• He has business sense and savvy. Perfect chance to get rid of Rahall. Coal for Cole is what I say — Derek K.

• Rahall is a good man for West Virginia. He has done a lot for West Virginia. So far Bill Cole has done nothing for West Virginia — Brian K.

On a story about the first East Coast Side-by-Side Rally in Bramwell:

• It’s great! As long as these people realize that you never drink and drive on one — Stehpanie J.

• It’s both good for the economy and loud and annoying. I think that loudness limits need to be put on ATVs just like regular over the road vehicles — Greg G.

On a story about the East Coast bracing for an invasion of a different sorts — the 17 year cicada, and your memories of the last cicada invasion 17 years ago:

• The cicadas are coming! — Jamie H.

• I remember exactly! I hate those things! They are loud! — Stephanie J.

• I remember the crunching sound when I would walk because the ground was covered with them — Keri M.

• I remember camping at Pipestem State Park and they were everywhere. They were in the bathhouse at the campground, they were covering the basketball court ... you couldn’t walk without stepping on them. They were everywhere — Alice N.

• The fishing was terrible that year because the fish had a constant food source — Brian L.

• I was working in Silver Spring where there was a lot of open space. The crunching sound and loud noise was terrible. I couldn’t stand it — Chrystal B.

• The east may be invaded but our brood of cicadas shouldn’t appear until 2020. The first time I remember them was 1986 and then again in 2003. That said — look for them in seven more years — Greg P.

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