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Obama’s faltering foreign policy

June 29, 2013 Barack Obama’s administration appears without purpose and without policy when it comes to foreign affairs. Still, remnants of George W. Bush’s approach appear in Obama’s pronouncements. more »»

U.S. hawks dead wrong on Syria war

June 22, 2013 There are at least two schools of thought regarding President Barack Obama’s conduct of U.S. foreign policy. One holds that he knows what he’s doing. more »»

Obama should ignore Clinton

June 22, 2013 Bill Clinton, perhaps trying to please his guest John McCain, urged a tougher line on Syria. more »»

Movie collectibles experience huge increase in popularity

June 22, 2013 Movie memorabilia from the 1960s has enjoyed a renewed interest on the market lately. Specifically, screen legends and big budget movies spell value with collectibles on the auction block. more »»

Priceless resource in hills of W.Va.

June 20, 2013 There’s a priceless resource in the hills of West Virginia. It’s more valuable than gold, more durable than the coal seams that run through the ridges of our great state. more »»

Free Day at the Landfill

June 15, 2013 The challenge of dealing with garbage in the Elkins area has been a simmering caldron waiting to explode over the last quarter century. It is about ready to now. The Elkins landfill is ful. more »»

Big Brother an elephant in the room

June 15, 2013 If you simply shrug your shoulders over electronic surveillance programs run by our government, please turn to the person beside you and ask them to throw cold water in your face. Good. more »»

Letting secrets out of the box

June 15, 2013 Recently the tactics of the National Security Agency, tapping phones in the name of protection of the state, has refueled elements of the Tea Party as well as the left wing American Civil Liberties... more »»

Round and About Barbour County

June 15, 2013 Hello from Barbour County! It seems we are full swing into summer. I hope kids and teachers are enjoying their time off. Before we know it, school will be starting again. more »»

All the time in the world

June 8, 2013 In Tucker County, Jessica Collar, a young woman in her 30s, is learning the art of clock repair from 88-year-old Doyle Kisner. more »»

IRS abuses may ignite ‘revolution’

June 8, 2013 In the early 1770s, an oppressive, abusive and arrogant government angered many Americans. more »»

Where are the right’s ideas?

June 8, 2013 Despite claims that they are conservatives, most Republicans are merely reactionaries responding to event. more »»

The $175,000 Box

June 7, 2013 West Virginia newspapers had a field day last week when Karen Bowling was appointed to head the state Department of Health and Human Services — at a salary of $175,000 per year. more »»

Blue & Gray in full swing

June 1, 2013 Hello from Barbour County! Congratulations to the winners of the Belington Emergency Squad raffle. more »»

Golf is an outdoor odyssey

June 1, 2013 As we find ourselves speeding into summer, warmer temperatures are appearing and we shed sweaters in favor of sleeveless attire. more »»

Wage law increases don’t work

June 1, 2013 You’re probably tired of hearing about President Obama’s Benghazi cover-up and the IRS attacks on conservative groups and the Department of Justice’s targeting of news media. more »»

Obama playing by the numbers

June 1, 2013 Despite his successful re-election, Barack Obama has never again reached the heights of affection and popularity enjoyed after his winning the presidency in 2008. more »»

Randolph, Pocahontas to benefit from Feed to Achieve

June 1, 2013 Public schoolchildren in Randolph and Pocahontas counties will be among those who benefit from a new state law that will focus on improving student access to nutritious meals. more »»

Local groups making impact

June 1, 2013 Exactly one year ago today, I arrived in Elkins and excitedly opened yet another chapter on my newspaper career. more »»

Local players finish high in state Magic tournament

May 25, 2013 I survived the TCG Player State Championship Magic the Gathering Tournament last Saturday in Charleston. more »»



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