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Tennant digging deeper hole

July 15, 2014 One wonders how Natalie Tennant could have put herself in a worse position. more »»

John Kerry disappoints in new role

July 12, 2014 Sometimes one regrets a vote and I believe that I am beginning to rue the vote I cast for John Kerry in 200. more »»

Don’t spend time wishing your life away

July 12, 2014 Several years ago, I was driving the short distance from boys’ basketball practice to the YMCA to home, my head spinning thinking what to fix for dinner before Boy Scouts. more »»

Community Corrections a valuable program

July 12, 2014 The Kump Center, 4-H Camp, YMCA and many other local institutions have benefited from the help of probationers from the North Central Community Corrections program. more »»

Sheetz reopens

July 12, 2014 Hello from Barbour County, home of the brand new Sheetz! The Sheetz gas station/convenience store in Philippi has been closed for several months, allowing the work crew to come in and tear down... more »»

W.Va. nature helps tell U.S. fate

July 9, 2014 A movement in science has emerged that deserves the attention of all Americans. Some biologists have found a way to apply their research of animal-population ecology to the history of nations. more »»

Working to support West Virginia’s agriculture

July 7, 2014 Like many farmers, builders, and small businesses, I see the EPA’s proposed new rule redefining “waters of the United States” as just one more power grab by an already out-of-control EPA. more »»

Iraq shows flaws in U.S. plans

July 5, 2014 ISIS’ offensive in Iraq finally exposed before the American people the folly of George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003. more »»

Scheduling woes

July 5, 2014 Principal Cynthia Bodkin has started an important conversation at North Elementary School. more »»

Terrorism in the West Virginia hills?

July 2, 2014 During the months following the 9/11 attacks, we all feared anything could come next. more »»

Summer packed with activities in Barbour

June 28, 2014 Hello from Barbour County! I hope everyone is able to enjoy their summer. Just a reminder that Cornerstone Church in Industrial Park will be having kid’s camp from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Government’s three R’s: Respect, Responsibility and Routine

June 28, 2014 The City of Elkins celebrated the signing of House Bill 4339 to lift the financial burden associated with closing the Elkins-Randolph County Landfill Wednesda. more »»

Cantor’s defeat a true shock

June 28, 2014 For established politicians, the defeat of Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, in a primary no less, came as a shock. But for many Americans it was a matter of “it’s about time. more »»

Merry misadventures of Kristin Short

June 28, 2014 Author’s note: July 4 marks the third anniversary of my daughter Kristin Short’s homegoing to Heaven. more »»

GOP is ever on the attack

June 21, 2014 Conservatives must love Barack Obama. Every time the President flirts with disaster they come to his rescue. more »»

Are you a workaholic?

June 21, 2014 Workaholics Anonymous has 20 questions, used as a screening tool, to help determine if you’re a workaholic. more »»

Teacher tenure an issue

June 21, 2014 Last week the news media was full of talk about the teacher tenure law suit in California. more »»

Celebrate all dads on Father’s Day

June 14, 2014 By Kimberly Morgan The Daily Grind Whether your dad has passed away, you never knew your father, or he is absent from your life, Father’s Day likely is painful for you. more »»

Kump Center works with water quality

June 14, 2014 ELKINS — Trout Unlimited volunteers Pam Byrne and Jane Birdsong examined water conditions in Goddin Creek at Kump Center in late May. more »»

Events slated in Barbour County

June 14, 2014 Hello from Barbour County. Hip hip hurray! School is out. It seemed to drag on forever this year! Baseball season is coming to an end and folks can be seen around swimming pools and at picnics. more »»



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