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Birthday month, round three

April 30, 2016 This is the last round of birthdays, y’all. Today is the day we celebrate my wonderful husband. Sometimes I’m in awe that he chose me. I can’t really even remember the first time I met Chad. more »»

Philip Barbour field project underway; Main Street event set

April 30, 2016 Hello from Barbour County! If you’ve been past Philip Barbour High School lately, you may have noticed a lot of activity on the football field, and boy, are they tearing things up! Work has been... more »»

We must finish Corridor

April 29, 2016 In March, the Panama Canal announced its newly expanded system is entering into trial phases for use. more »»

Perfect budget storm hits W.Va.

April 29, 2016 Can it get any worse? Unfortunately, yes. Just a few weeks ago, West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin were not far from agreeing on a budget for the coming year. more »»

Rethinking how we educate

April 26, 2016 Everyone knows the big, consolidated high schools are better for students, right? Actually, wrong, in some important ways. more »»

Capstone Day is special

April 25, 2016 Thursday of this week is second only to Commencement in its academic year significance. By combining Academic Awards & Recognition Convocation at 11 a.m. more »»

Limericks Just for Fun

April 25, 2016 Submitted by Jeanne Johnson and Steven Carpenter AmeriCorps on the Frontline Mentors In the Education Alliance / Kump Education Center STREAM Program North Elementary School Limerick N. more »»

Birthday Month: Round Two: Miss Know-It-All

April 25, 2016 Oh my word, y’all. Miss Know-It-All is a teenager! It’s official. And we brought in the teen years with a whole lot of awesomeness. more »»

Clinton faces big issues in election

April 23, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s candidacy presents a number of problems for Democrats. Bernie Sanders, even in the primaries, has exposed Clinton’s vulnerabilities among committed party members. more »»

Spruce up and make Elkins shine

April 23, 2016 Elkins has many hard-working individuals who try to make our town more attractive each spring. The City offers special pickup services in April, and a River Cleanup Day was planned for April 23. more »»

A good shepherd, sheep and a big flock

April 23, 2016 So, I have been thinking about sheep this week. Quite a bit. More than I would like to admit. more »»

Cuts would kill festivals

April 22, 2016 It probably will come as some surprise to people interested in the history and culture of black residents of our area that they are part of the problem in West Virginia. more »»

The art of being offended

April 21, 2016 As Americans, we have mastered the art of being offended. Political correctness permeates our creative thought process. There are things we dare not say for fear of offending someon. more »»

Southern counties need help

April 19, 2016 Sometimes we forget — or choose not to remember —that there are several West Virginias. Our area is just part of the Mountain State. Other regions are quite differen. more »»

A dream come true

April 18, 2016 For several years, we have had the vision of a place on campus where serious issues of faith, social and public policy and discovering one’s life passions might be explored. more »»

Helping those who need drugs

April 15, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, the FBI went to court seeking an order that Apple Inc. help it break the encryption used on iPhones. more »»

Concert a spiritual experience

April 11, 2016 It’s not often one attends a seemingly secular concert and comes away inspired as though it were a worship service. more »»

Ladies and gentleman, don’t start your engines

April 8, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, don’t you dare start those racing engines! When I heard about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan on Friday, I thought someone was pulling an April Fool’s Day joke... more »»

Schools need to take hard look

April 7, 2016 Communities should be taking a hard look at their school systems’ procedures for active-shooter situations. more »»

Med schools tackle drug use

April 6, 2016 Medical schools must help tackle one of the biggest national health issues of our time — 29,000 overdose deaths in a year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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