Bluefield Daily Telegraph
A selection of reader comments from our Facebook page last week:
On your favorite local singer or band:
• Larry Gilpin — Carol R.
• Option 22 — Dave H.
• Not sure if they are still together, but hands down Beards and Bats — Heather A.
• Toss up ... Andy Crawford and Bob Campion! ;) Dreama H.
• Wayne Dillon and Pure Blend! — Sabrina P.
On a cockfighting bust in Mercer County:
• It’s about time. They need to make examples of some of them. Lock them up in a cage like they did these chickens ... — Bev D.
On an ex Southwest Virginia firefighter charged with arson:
• Smh — Michelle L.
• Job security? Haha — Karen B.
On what area road is most in need of repairs or replacement:
• Mercer Mall — Julie S.
• Crane Creek Road — Kristi M.
• 400-500 block of Union Street — Charlene L.
• All potholes in Tazewell County! — Mary L.
• Do we have to pick just one? They’re all ridiculous — Lauren B.
• What roads aren’t in need of repair? — Tonya J.
• Mercer Springs Road — potholes and jagged edges all over that road — Michelle S.
• Princeton Avenue in Bluefield, Grassy Branch has one that will swallow your vehicle, lol — Leslie B.
• Sandlick on the Route 20 end is bad — Sherry B.
• It may be easier to list what doesn’t need repaired! Wright Mountain/Rock River Road in Rock is in deplorable condition — Erin B.
On a poll question asking about your favorite Easter candy:
• All the above — Rosetta A.
• Jelly beans — Katie J.
• Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are the best! Jelly beans come in second for me! — Michael W.
On a jury finding a Mercer County woman not guilty of attempted murder:
• Jury must have trained in Florida! — Brian W.
On whether an armed robber who was never told to report to prison and subsequently turned his life around should have to go to jail 13 years later:
• No, let him go. It appears he learned a valuable lesson, his life the past 13 years shows that — Kelly S.
• Did getting taken to jail turn his life upside down? I would imagine holding a gun on that assistant manager at the Burger King turned their life upside down, too. What kind of state is Missouri that they don’t keep track of sentencing ...? — Joe H.
• Give him jail time on the weekend, plus probation for the original sentence. A waste of dollars to incarcerate him now that he is a productive citizen — Bill S.
• No. It’s the state’s fault. He turned his life around. It seems like when he got those tickets it should’ve came up on their system — Kelly C.
• He has shown that he is a good citizen, paying taxes, not hiding or fleeing. Never used any different names. He has married, working to support his family. Yes he committed a crime but it wasn’t his fault they didn’t send him to prison. Let him have his freedom ... — Shirley M.
• When they failed to contact him, he should have contacted them. It doesn’t matter if he turned his life around — he was convicted of a crime, he needs to do the time — Don Z.
On a story about a train derailment near Rock, with an aerial photo by Mel Grubb:
• Wow — Selina P.
• Oh my goodness — Simone T.
• Praying for them — Dot B.
• This is a mess! Hope they get this cleaned up quickly — Christopher B.
• Go Mel! — Marc P.
On a man who was fined $525 for refilling his soda:
• Pitiful — Christy C.
• If you don’t offer free refills, don’t have self-service fountain drinks. Not that difficult ... — Jeremy O.
• That’s stupid! They should have at least let him pay for the refill! — Alicia P.
• Wow, seriously. At least give the man the opportunity to pay first... — Tracy T.
• Craziest thing I’ve ever heard. Everything is all about money anymore ... — Shana F.
• Lol, shoplifting a refill. No wonder people feel intimidated instead of protected by the police ... — Chris S.
On if you have ever visited a local cave:
• PVMS visited Organ Cave in the fall. The historical significance was great — Jason U.
• Lost World Cave and Organ Cave are awesome! — Mary K.