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Belington VFD dinner set for today

March 21, 2015 Hello from Barbour County! It’s officially spring! Today is a busy day in the area. Belington Volunteer Fire Department is having a buckwheat dinner from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. more »»

Tough to balance the budget

March 17, 2015 Now comes the hard part for West Virginia legislators. more »»

Not as easy as it looked

March 14, 2015 It was supposed to be so easy. Jeb Bush would emerge and the political sea would part. But so far, this has not been the case. At the CPAC conference he finished fifth behind Ben Carson. more »»

‘Caged’ vases are very collectible

March 14, 2015 Daum, Lalique, Majorelle, Delatte, A. Walter, and Schneider are some of the famous glass makers working in Nancy, France, in the late 19th and 20th centuries. more »»

Why not other college rankings?

March 13, 2015 College students often do very stupid things. Remember “streaking”? But sometimes idiocy on campus goes beyond stunts. more »»

Charter schools debated

March 10, 2015 It may have escaped your notice, but there hasn’t been a lot of lobbying in favor of charter schools by county boards of education in West Virginia. more »»

Obama’s foreign policy

March 7, 2015 Barack Obama has enjoyed a bounce domestically, despite the defeat in the 2014 midterms. more »»

Scars remind us where we’ve been

March 7, 2015 It has been said, “scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we are going.” On the inside of each of my ankles, there are scars. more »»

Legislature says no to standards

March 7, 2015 Last week, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 2934 to repeal Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives based on national Common Core Standards. more »»

Looking for color along your way

March 7, 2015 ELKINS — Perhaps nothing promotes an artist’s brush more than a bleak winter with gray skies and foreboding storm clouds that rise above the mountains, dimming our days. more »»

The gift of winter

March 7, 2015 It started very late one night in early January, my sophomore year in high school. The night air was cold—colder than I ever really remember. more »»

Judge should have added a warning

March 6, 2015 Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove had some excellent advice last week for local residents — except that she should have added a warning. more »»

Ordinance deserved debate

March 4, 2015 I write to you as a 20-year resident of Elkins and Fourth Ward. more »»

Medical marijuana debated

March 3, 2015 West Virginians are among the most compassionate people on earth. That’s why a bill to allow use of marijuana by people with certain health conditions was introduced in the Legislature. more »»

American meddling

February 28, 2015 American meddling in the Ukraine has illuminated the similarities between Barack Obama’s administration with that of his predecessor, George W. Bush. more »»

ABU’s best investment

February 28, 2015 Last year, this column suggested that Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) work together with the City of Philippi to help revitalize the surrounding community and in turn would help improve the... more »»

Ash Wednesday reflections

February 28, 2015 Ash Wednesday was different for me this year, which means that Lent did not begin for me with the sameness that it always doe. more »»

Foregiveness has no secret formula

February 28, 2015 It has been said that God moves us forward by healing our past. Many of you have been wounded beyond anything I could imagine. There are secrets in your heart and skeletons in your closet. more »»

The show must go on at the Old Brick Playhouse

February 28, 2015 Jane Birdsong and Ashley Collins reminded their audience of all the reasons to love live theatre when they presented the play, “Grace & Glorie” at the Old Brick Theatre last Sunday. more »»

Unions make presence felt

February 27, 2015 Bills of interest to several traditionally powerful interest groups are being dealt within the West Virginia Legislature. But only one group — organized labor — seems to have had much impac. more »»



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