Opinion

Books sale is set for today

Columnists

I guess those noisy cicadas are in full swing all over the area. I may be in the minority, but I think they are interesting little critters.There will be a book sale at the Belington Library beginning at 9 a.m. today. Hundreds of gently used books - fiction, non-fiction, hardcover, paperback, ...

When the harvest is plentiful

Columnists

I'm having a hard time putting my thoughts on paper this week, because I have entirely too many of them.Last week was the anniversary of the loss of my mother, and I'll be honest, I didn't handle that quite as well as I thought I was going to.Chad and I have been making huge strides to try to ...

Weddings trend to antiques

Columnists

June is a most popular month for weddings. A new trend in weddings is throwback nuptials that highlight antique and vintage elements that enhance the wedding day experience.We all know about the tradition of wearing something old along with something new, borrowed, and blue but today's old ...

The heaven’s highway of holiness

Columnists

"There's a highway to Heaven, none can walk up there, but the pure in heart, There's a highway to heaven, walking up the King's highway;" (unknown).In our good friend Alvie Carr's final earthly moments, I envisioned Alvie and Jesus, hand in hand walking up the King's Highway. The Gaither ...

Boos & Applause

Editorials

Editor's note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Inter-Mountain weighing in - pro, con or neutral.---Applause for Michael Bonnett and River's Edge for expanding the borders of West Virginia music ...

DMC is nonprofit, community hospital

Letters to the Editor

As president of the DHS Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the Davis Health System Board, I sincerely thank the Randolph County Commission for its investment of $50,000 in the Transforming Care TogethER Campaign. This $2 million community fundraising initiative will revolutionize ...

Donations very much appreciated

Letters to the Editor

I want to thank each and every person, and business that donated anything at all to Carol Mallow's benefit held on May 7 at the Beverly Fire Hall. It was a huge success and very much appreciated.Thanks to Great Lengths Salon, Glotfelty Tire, Sherwin Williams, Mini Barber Shop, New Start Thrift ...

Health insurance provides protection

Letters to the Editor

In today's high tech, high cost health care system, everyone needs insurance to protect their health and financial security. Health insurance not only provides preventive services to maintain health, it also provides peace of mind, knowing that a major medical event no longer means personal ...

Organizations need the support

Letters to the Editor

Even though I am very grateful for the work of members of the West Virginia Legislature, the current impasse has been very frustrating for staff members of local health departments, including the Barbour County Health Department.I wanted to share with your readers some of the functions of local ...

Wild animals are, wild

Columnists

Perhaps it's because we human beings have pushed nature so far away that many people don't seem to understand animals. These are not human beings somehow inserted into the bodies of lions, wolves, bears or gorillas.They are wild animals, predictable only to a limited extent. You can't expect ...

Clinton probe will be delayed

Editorials

President Barack Obama's administration has been in full campaign mode for Hillary Clinton for some time. Various agencies have engaged in obstructionism regarding investigations into wrongdoing by Clinton while secretary of state.But this week, the State Department set a new standard for ...

Terrorists more dangerous

Editorials

In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification.Iraqi government forces are making slow but steady progress in ousting IS troops from the important city of ...

Budget battle could be worse

Editorials

You think it's bad here? Well, it is: With slightly more than three weeks left before a new fiscal year begins, West Virginia legislators have been unable to agree on a state budget.It's worse in Illinois. There, lawmakers and the governor are about to enter their second year without a budget. ...

Factions have process stalled

Editorials

At first glance, some West Virginians may wonder why the Legislature is not scheduled to resume work on a state budget until Sunday. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to veto the spending plan sent to him last week - and a new one needs to be in place no later than July 1.After lawmakers approved a ...

Budget crisis is fixable

Columnists

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead and House Minority Leader Tim Miley can fix this.A gigantic game of "chicken" has been going on in the Legislature for the past couple of weeks. Trouble is, no one has backed down. As a result, West Virginia is on a collision course ...

Reprisal for reporting assault wrong

Editorials

History has been made by the West Virginia Army National Guard - but it is not a good thing.Brig. Gen. Charles Veit of the National Guard in our state retaliated against a female officer after she alleged she had been sexually assaulted by a male officer, the Department of Defense's inspector ...

Students can call on staff

Columnists

One of the great virtues - and joys - of D&E is the close relationship between students and those of us privileged to serve them as faculty and staff. And the fact that students know they can call on us anytime for anything.Last Monday afternoon was but an example when I received an ...

Decisions

Editorials

College graduates looking for a place to start their careers are bombarded by information as they try to make good decisions. One of those pieces of information comes from a career-planning website called Zippia, which ranked the "living wages" in all 50 states.Based on the amount of income ...

Rolling up I-79 to D.J.’s Diner

Columnists

FAIRMONT - Summertime provides special days when spending hours with old friends seems an imperative. Always looking for a new and exciting place to share lunches, let me introduce you to a nostalgic stop along I-79 where you will be totally charmed by artifacts from our Rock and Roll ...