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Stepping into 2015: A ‘Capitol’ Choice

January 3, 2015 As most in our mountains are shoving back from the Christmas cookies and settling in for long winter naps, some may want to extend the New Year’s glitz. more »»

A movie actually worth our time

December 30, 2014 We’re talking about the wrong movie. Especially now, as many of us struggle to stay in the spirit of Christmas, we ought to be standing in line to see “Unbroken. more »»

Politically correct standards run amok

December 27, 2014 The protest at Michigan State against having George Will as a commencement speaker is the latest example of political correctness run amok. Will is not a columnist who has fomented hate or violence. more »»

Change is a big constant in life

December 27, 2014 It has been said that, “the only thing that is constant in life is change.” As a new year approaches, we relish in the idea of a fresh start. However, change is and can be a difficult thin. more »»

Happy New Year

December 27, 2014 Happy New Year from Barbour County! I trust that everyone had a good Christmas. It sure was an unusually warm one! It’s nice to see gas prices going down. I hope that the prices continue to drop. more »»

Moral superiority has price

December 26, 2014 What if you were reasonably certain that by inflicting some pain, physical and psychological, on certain people you could keep children from being murdered? You would not injure anyone permanently. more »»

Holiday a time to celebrate

December 24, 2014 Two years ago, Santa Claus managed to find me here in the newsroom at The Inter-Mountain on Christmas Eve to give me a pair of 10-millimeter kidney stone. more »»

The miracle of my husband

December 24, 2014 Editor’s note: The following personal account is written by a Central West Virginia resident who made a promise to God. more »»

Bring us budget surpluses

December 23, 2014 Eric Holder has promised me he will not attempt to force me to divulge my source, leaving me free once again this year to reveal the contents of some of the many letters received by Santa Clau. more »»

A look back at 2014

December 22, 2014 The year in brief. When 2013 ended, few Wall Street investment strategists had high hopes for the market – the thought was that the S&P 500 would post a single-digit advance for 2014. more »»

Area is rich with history

December 20, 2014 I always have been a student of history. My belief is you can not really know where you are going in life unless you know where you — and society in general — has been. more »»

Move will strengthen our future

December 20, 2014 This week, it was my privilege to join executives and key leadership from Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corporation in announcing the company’s decision to relocate its North American headquarters... more »»

Reflection: What if He had not come?

December 20, 2014 A few years ago, a striking Christmas card was published, with the title, “If Christ had not come.” It was founded upon our Savior’s words, “If I had not come. more »»

Christmas reading traditions benefit children

December 20, 2014 Reading a good book to a child during the Christmas season is one of the greatest gifts adults can give. more »»

Arise, shine, for thy light is come

December 20, 2014 Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Jesus is still the reason for the season. more »»

Lack of votes a real problem

December 20, 2014 Much print has been dedicated to the dissection of the Republican party. From Tea Parties, traditionalists and old school GOP, the analytical works have represented a cottage industry. more »»

Christmas isn’t really about wish lists and gifts

December 20, 2014 After my younger daughter came home from school with a Christmas wish list, I was fairly quick to tell her this wasn’t what Christmas was about. more »»

What does he think of W.Va.?

December 18, 2014 One suspects MIT?economist Jonathan Gruber did not advise state officials that West Virginians are stupid. more »»

Let’s look at horse racing

December 16, 2014 Some West Virginians may have been cocking their heads from one side to the other — like dogs puzzled at human behavior — earlier this month. more »»

Voting public isn’t dumb

December 13, 2014 Despite upbeat economic news, President Barack Obama has received little credit. Unemployment has plummeted, even the number of people disenchanted by the workplace has declined. more »»



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