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Youth vote not critical

July 22, 2014 You know the candidate who can sway younger voters wins the election, right? You know wrong if you’re in West Virginia. Convincing young people you’re God’s gift to politics is one thin. more »»

 
 
 
Do investments match your risk tolerance?

July 21, 2014 When turbulence hits Wall Street, are you stressed out? If you have taken on too much risk in your portfolio — which can happen through intention or inattention — stock market volatility may make yo... more »»

GOP vs. Tea Party

July 19, 2014 Republicans anticipate a Senatorial tsunami in November. North Carolina, South Dakota, Louisiana and Colorado appear ripe for the taking. more »»

Tailgating takes on a new meaning

July 19, 2014 Football fans who party hearty in the parking lots at WVU games use their tailgates as tables the food and drink, but the verb “tailgating” means something very different in the gravel business. more »»

The Former and the Latter House

July 19, 2014 KJV: “Who is among you that saw this house in her former glory? And how do you see it now? Is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?,” Haggai 2:3. more »»

Need for STEM academy

July 18, 2014 This summer West Virginia students gifted in math and science are attending the Governor’s School for Math and Science. more »»

Tennant digging deeper hole

July 15, 2014 One wonders how Natalie Tennant could have put herself in a worse position. more »»

John Kerry disappoints in new role

July 12, 2014 Sometimes one regrets a vote and I believe that I am beginning to rue the vote I cast for John Kerry in 200. more »»

Don’t spend time wishing your life away

July 12, 2014 Several years ago, I was driving the short distance from boys’ basketball practice to the YMCA to home, my head spinning thinking what to fix for dinner before Boy Scouts. more »»

Community Corrections a valuable program

July 12, 2014 The Kump Center, 4-H Camp, YMCA and many other local institutions have benefited from the help of probationers from the North Central Community Corrections program. more »»

Sheetz reopens

July 12, 2014 Hello from Barbour County, home of the brand new Sheetz! The Sheetz gas station/convenience store in Philippi has been closed for several months, allowing the work crew to come in and tear down... more »»

W.Va. nature helps tell U.S. fate

July 9, 2014 A movement in science has emerged that deserves the attention of all Americans. Some biologists have found a way to apply their research of animal-population ecology to the history of nations. more »»

Working to support West Virginia’s agriculture

July 7, 2014 Like many farmers, builders, and small businesses, I see the EPA’s proposed new rule redefining “waters of the United States” as just one more power grab by an already out-of-control EPA. more »»

Iraq shows flaws in U.S. plans

July 5, 2014 ISIS’ offensive in Iraq finally exposed before the American people the folly of George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003. more »»

Scheduling woes

July 5, 2014 Principal Cynthia Bodkin has started an important conversation at North Elementary School. more »»

Terrorism in the West Virginia hills?

July 2, 2014 During the months following the 9/11 attacks, we all feared anything could come next. more »»

Summer packed with activities in Barbour

June 28, 2014 Hello from Barbour County! I hope everyone is able to enjoy their summer. Just a reminder that Cornerstone Church in Industrial Park will be having kid’s camp from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Government’s three R’s: Respect, Responsibility and Routine

June 28, 2014 The City of Elkins celebrated the signing of House Bill 4339 to lift the financial burden associated with closing the Elkins-Randolph County Landfill Wednesda. more »»

Cantor’s defeat a true shock

June 28, 2014 For established politicians, the defeat of Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, in a primary no less, came as a shock. But for many Americans it was a matter of “it’s about time. more »»

Merry misadventures of Kristin Short

June 28, 2014 Author’s note: July 4 marks the third anniversary of my daughter Kristin Short’s homegoing to Heaven. more »»

GOP is ever on the attack

June 21, 2014 Conservatives must love Barack Obama. Every time the President flirts with disaster they come to his rescue. more »»

 
 

 

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