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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 »»

Taste of Home event a big hit

May 25, 2013 Not all that long ago, one of the highlights of the day in many households was the nightly family meal. more »»

Scandals distract from reality

May 25, 2013 During the past four months, the press has been interested in titillating controversies from Benghazi to the Internal Revenue Service. more »»

Appraisal Tour stops in Virginia

May 18, 2013 Carry-on luggage, springtime weather, Discovery channel fans, Nascar great Bill Elliott, best mobile seat in the parade (on the back of a Ford Mustang convertible), Country music singer Scotty... more »»

Hooked on Fishing event is today

May 18, 2013 Brrr ... chilly greetings from Barbour County! It’s not just Barbour County though. As I write this, I know the whole area has been cooler than normal. I don’t mind. It will be hot soon enough. more »»

Prediction: Obama will get away with it all

May 18, 2013 The news out of Washington gets curiouser and curiouser with each passing day. The scandal count as of this writing: Three. more »»

Missing Gipper’s spirit

May 18, 2013 Republicans have mused about when they will regain that old Reagan spirit. more »»

Focus is important in successful gaming

May 11, 2013 “Push Start” makes a return this week after taking a hiatus last week. The last time I wrote this column I talked a lot about the upcoming Magic the Gathering events and the new set, “Dragon’s Maze. more »»

Benghazi may derail Hillary

May 11, 2013 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recently said she prays that former First Lady Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. more »»



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