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What does the devalued Yuan mean for the U.S.?

August 24, 2015 China has surprised global investors by weakening the yuan almost 5 percent. Its central bank may even weaken it further. Why did the PRC make this move? Its long-booming economy is in a slump. more »»

Voters respond to candor

August 22, 2015 Donald Trump’s candor has sparked a flood of denunciations from his opponents within the Republican party and “concerned Democrats. more »»

Parenting isn’t always easy

August 22, 2015 It’s hard being a parent, ya’ll! Oh so hard, sometimes. more »»

Barbour Fair starts Aug. 29

August 22, 2015 Hello from Barbour County! School is back in session, and now is the time that folks are getting ready for football season and festival. more »»

Fall is perfect time for a ‘staycation’

August 22, 2015 Autumn is around the corner, and maybe it seems odd to begin talking about vacation time. However, West Virginia offers the most beautiful scenery in the U.S. more »»

Moving on and growing in faith

August 22, 2015 This past week has been a bittersweet week for me. On Thursday, our youngest, Andrew, began his senior year at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. more »»

‘One voice, one focus, all students achieving’

August 22, 2015 State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael I. Martirano spoke of his personal achievements and his passionate commitment to children at the Elkins-Randolph Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesd. more »»

Celestial combat and spiritual warfare

August 22, 2015 Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our soon-coming King, the Son of the Almighty Living Jehovah Father God and their mighty Holy Ghost. more »»

Law enforcement and the military

August 21, 2015 Among the chief complaints of law enforcement critics is that many police forces have become too “militarized. more »»

Heaven for political junkies

August 18, 2015 Mitt Romney came closer than you may think to winning the 2012 presidential election. more »»

Hope has not died

August 17, 2015 Saturday’s 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender ending World War II — and the same observance last January of the liberation of Auschwitz — reminds us again of how even the darkest moments can... more »»

How to deal with the troubles faced in life

August 15, 2015 One does not need to travel very far in the pathway of life without encountering what we call trouble. Trouble being a relative term in that it does not mean the same thing to all people. more »»

New discoveries during vacation

August 15, 2015 Some people call me a dreamer, ya’ll. I’ve mentioned before that I have this image in my mind of what things are going to look like in my life, and I’ve also mentioned my beloved Rock Lake. more »»

Fox’s ambush of the Donald

August 15, 2015 Shocked beyond words seems to have been the general reaction to Donald Trump’s debate performance. more »»

Planned Parenthood’s atrocities

August 14, 2015 Most Americans don’t like the “too big to fail” philosophy of government’s relationship with business. While most politicians insist they agree, their behavior indicates they don’t, reall. more »»

Liberals ignore heartland

August 11, 2015 It has been weeks since Hillary Clinton said that if she’s elected president, a heavy new tax will be leveled on fossil fuels — and that includes natural gas as well as coal. more »»

Hillary must keep Muskie in mind

August 8, 2015 Hillary Clinton should remember a Democrat from the past who never quite made it to the top. more »»

A picture is worth 1,000 words

August 8, 2015 Sometimes life hits you like a ton of bricks y’all. more »»

Goodbye to summer

August 8, 2015 Hello from Barbour County, where we are saying “goodbye” to summer. This is true, at least, for students and teachers across the area. The first day of school is this Thursday. more »»

Let’s have New Year’s in August

August 8, 2015 Since it is a common practice to have “Christmas in July” sales and celebrations, let us for a few minutes ponder the possibility to having New Year’s in August. more »»



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