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Local teen pregnancy rate shocking

June 11, 2016 As we continue this report on conditions for children in Elkins and Randolph County, we can see that many conditions continue to decline. more »»

Pundits becoming action intellectuals

June 11, 2016 In the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” Robert Redford, playing the “kid,” remarks about a persistent posse, “Who are these guys?” One is tempted to treat the right-wing punditry the same... more »»

Books sale is set for today

June 11, 2016 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. more »»

When the harvest is plentiful

June 11, 2016 I’m having a hard time putting my thoughts on paper this week, because I have entirely too many of them. more »»

The heaven’s highway of holiness

June 11, 2016 “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). more »»

Weddings trend to antiques

June 11, 2016 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. more »»

Wild animals are, wild

June 10, 2016 Perhaps it’s because we human beings have pushed nature so far away that many people don’t seem to understand animals. more »»

Budget crisis is fixable

June 7, 2016 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead and House Minority Leader Tim Miley can fix this. more »»

Students can call on staff

June 6, 2016 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 staf. more »»

Rolling up I-79 to D.J.’s Diner

June 4, 2016 FAIRMONT — Summertime provides special days when spending hours with old friends seems an imperativ. more »»

Classical Conversations: Our homeschool journey

June 4, 2016 Hey, y’all! Sorry, I took a few weeks off! One week for sickness, one for a conference in North Carolina. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. So, as most of you know, I am a homeschool mom. more »»

World War II years were difficult on the family

June 4, 2016 Although these “Letters to Aunt Alice” are fictitious, many of the situations in them are real for my family. However, I can’t provide all the details, because I didn’t ask. more »»

Do voters want more choices?

June 4, 2016 This is possibly the election year which drove the nail into the two-party system. The outpouring of support for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders indicates that voters may have wanted more choices. more »»

Kids caught in political crossfire

June 4, 2016 Political posturing over No Child Left Behind and Common Core Standards has impeded progress in educational assessment for the last ten years throughout America. more »»

Miners are gone for good

June 1, 2016 Some people in the southern West Virginia coalfields believe — literally — that if Donald Trump wins the presidency, their local coal mines will reopen the day after the inauguration, a friend from... more »»

Decisions require sound principles

June 1, 2016 During his 2016 State of the State address, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin delivered the news that to effectively pass a budget during the legislative session, the Legislature would need to pass... more »»

What is the $30B plan?

May 24, 2016 Apparently a substantial number of West Virginians actually believe Hillary Clinton plans to help us after she completes the project Barack Obama began — wrecking the coal industry and driving... more »»

Graduation caps year

May 23, 2016 Friday evening’s Baccalaureate Service and Saturday’s Commencement Exercises were a fitting conclusion to an extraordinary year in the life of the College. more »»

Political revolution goes deep

May 17, 2016 Revolutions may start at the top, but they eventually move down to the grassroots level. This year’s upheaval in politics is being felt right here in the Friendly City. more »»

Activities on tap in Barbour

May 16, 2016 Hello from Barbour County! If April showers bring May flowers, I wonder what May showers will bring? I’ve been hearing that it’s just about time for the 17 year cicadas to make their appearance. more »»



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