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Coal may not be the answer to all

December 6, 2014 I am a retired coal miner with 12 years in the mines. Was it worth it? It paid good money. But it made an old crippled up man before my time. So, no, it was not worth it. more »»

Thanks goes out to community

December 6, 2014 The All Vets Memorial Council and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 812 would like to thank everyone for attending the Veterans Day ceremony at the All Vets Memorial on Nov. 11. more »»

Cancer fundraiser a huge success

December 6, 2014 On Nov. 8, the FBLA members for Elkins High and Tygarts Valley High schools hosted a cancer fundraiser. The fundraiser included a cakewalk, face painting and a fishing pond for small children. more »»

Operation Christmas Child gives thanks for assistance

December 3, 2014 I’m writing to thank Elkins area residents for their generosity in helping needy children worldwide this Christmas season. more »»

Does justice really matter?

December 3, 2014 As I pass the many Reger for Judge signs claiming “Justice Matters” on my daily drive, I wonder what that actually means. Property stolen from my business two years ago amounted to grand larceny. more »»

Reader responds to local issues

November 29, 2014 A generous offering of letters appeared in the Letters to the Editor page this past Saturday, Nov. . more »»

Being poor no laughing matter

November 29, 2014 I was thinking today just how bad I am at being poor. I’ve always been great at being broke, I handled broke like a grand champion. However broke isn’t the same as being poo. more »»

New dawn for West Virginia?

November 29, 2014 We now know that just over two weeks ago thousands of West Virginians went to the polls and strongly indicated a desire for state government to be operated differently than in past decades. more »»

Why keep voting for the rich?

November 22, 2014 Why do the poor and working class either not vote or vote against our own selves? We know the Republicans are against unions, equal pay and minimum wage increases, so why do the people vote for... more »»

Safety a priority for hunting, fishing

November 22, 2014 My name is Jeremiah Johnson. I am a senior at Elkins High School. I have always enjoyed hunting and fishing. Hunting and fishing are popular sports. They also can be very dangerous. more »»

Look for the best candidate on ballot

November 22, 2014 The Elkins Planning Commission now has come up with another plan for the future of Elkins. more »»

Why I voted against the Tucker levy

November 22, 2014 Recently, I protested against the proposed school levy and it’s five-year annual budget of half a million dollar. more »»

GOP must work with the people

November 22, 2014 Well, it’s finally over, and I would like to thank the voters across America. The Democrats were warned, but they insisted on continuing with their single-minded battle to socialize America. more »»

Radio station seeks support

November 15, 2014 The Light of Life Catholic radio station WVUS 1190-AM plans to triple its broadcasting power to improve signal reception in North Central West Virginia including the Elkins area. more »»

Become ‘One nation under God’

November 15, 2014 Godless nations are doomed for destruction. When Christians first came to America’s shores, their stated purpose was to glorify God and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. more »»

Event a learning experience for all

November 15, 2014 Our school had a lot of fun smashing pumpkins in Elkins at our recent annual Pumpkin Drop event. The students learned a lot while having a great time observing the effects of gravity on pumpkins. more »»

Banquet honored all local veterans

November 8, 2014 The Alliance Church in Gilman hosted its ninth annual Veterans Appreciation Banquet on Thursday evening, Oct. 30. more »»

Youngster asks for regional information

November 8, 2014 I am writing to say hello from the smallest state in the Union — Rhode Island. I am a seventh grade student at Goff Junior High School in Pawtucket, R.I. more »»

Congress must act on Highway Trust Fund

November 8, 2014 The handwriting is on the walls of Congress, and the temporary money approved by Congress in July brought some time for the Highway Trust Fund, but the threats of a shortfall in 2015 remains a hars... more »»

Candidate warns against mailings

November 1, 2014 Someone calling themselves Grow WV Inc, Box 2195, Elkins is using one of my trade names to funnel out of state money into the Wagner campaign — without my permission and without Danny’s permiss. more »»



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