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Taking the slow lane to graduation

December 16, 2013 Fewer than half of the students at state colleges and universities earn bachelor’s degrees in six years or less, West Virginia legislators learned last wee. more »»

Bus drivers needed — desperately

December 11, 2013 As the children’s song says, the wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round. Unless there’s no one to drive the bus. more »»

Immigration ‘reforms’ must wait

December 7, 2013 “Comprehensive immigration reform” appears to be dead for this year, and it probably will remain dead until after the mid-term elections next fall. more »»

Kerry entering new era

December 7, 2013 Under John Kerry, United States foreign policy has adopted a new look. Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, a measured approach to Syria and an even-handed approach towards Russia. more »»

Switch Ferns’ decision to change parties good news

November 29, 2013 It should not have come as a surprise to those who have watched W.Va. Delegate Ryan Ferns that he decided to leave the Democrat Party and become a Republican. more »»

Liberals think taxes are too low

November 29, 2013 Ever notice, fellow taxpayers, how liberals are quick to inform us we’re not sending enough of our hard-earned dollars to Charleston and Washington? It’s happening again in West Virginia. more »»

Giving Thanks

November 27, 2013 Thursday marks a day of thanks, when we all gather with family and friends to count our blessings and look to the future. more »»

Black Friday

November 26, 2013 Late Thursday night, the onslaught officially begins. No, it’s not the rush to the refrigerator for leftover turkey sandwiches — although some will partake in that tradition, too. more »»

Kennedy mystique lives on

November 23, 2013 “It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustic. more »»

Christie, Christie, Christie

November 23, 2013 Chris Christie. If you’re already tired of hearing the name, adjust. more »»

We are losing the holiday meaning

November 23, 2013 Thanksgiving has always held a special place as a holiday. First it is a celebration that dates back to Jamestown and Plymouth. Abraham Lincoln gave it official status in 1863. more »»

Success is out there

November 22, 2013 Dr. Kathy D’Antoni, associate state superintendent of schools, delivered an important message to the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and to the community in general on Wednesday. more »»


November 21, 2013 Among the last things West Virginia’s state colleges and universities need is to be micromanaged from Charleston when it comes to setting pay for employees. more »»

Fostering and Adoption

November 20, 2013 Nothing warms the heart nor has as significant an impact than a child’s laughter and smiling fac. more »»

Manchin should call for repeal of Obamacare

November 19, 2013 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is known for taking courageous stands that do not agree with Democrat Party orthodoxy. more »»

Hunting trips bring back fond memories

November 16, 2013 Each November, countless youth enjoy an annual right of passage, trudging through the hills and valleys of the Mountain State on their first hunting excursion. more »»

Obamacare can teach us a lesson

November 16, 2013 “If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period” is destined to become one of the most important statements ever uttered by a president of the United States. more »»

Christie remains a good bet

November 16, 2013 Elections in New Jersey and Virginia are getting premature tongues wagging about their importance for 2014 and 2016. more »»

Cold Case

November 15, 2013 On Nov. 12, 2009, the body of Pamela Judy was found burning in her black Chevrolet Colorado in a remote area of the Monongahela National Forest. more »»

Slow Down

November 14, 2013 As the clock ticks toward Jan. 1 and the official kickoff of the Affordable Care Act, local business owners are closely watching and gauging actions in our nation’s capital. more »»



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