Focusing on family for the holidays


Emma Scott Garden Club and Kump Education Center will host a Holiday Family Celebration, Friday, Dec. 17, 18, and 19 from 2 - 5 p.m. The three-day open house will feature nativities and family traditions from around the world on the main floor of the historic Kump House and hands-on craft ...

Keeping Watch


There’s been a lot to distract us from the promises made by those elected to state office in West Virginia vowing to eliminate fraud, waste and overspending, and to “right size” government. Fortunately, the folks in the Legislative Auditor’s Office are keeping watch over just how ...

Considering the Rittenhouse verdict

Letters to the Editor

Concerning the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: From what I saw of the trial, I truly believe that everything was done according to the law concerning the way the trial was run. I am sure there will be calls for a new trial but you will probably get the same result. Mr. Rittenhouse should have ...



We’ve gotten through our Thanksgiving family gatherings, and just as we await any potential increase in the number of COVID-19 cases brought on by all that together time, Americans get word that a new version of the monster has emerged: the omicron variant. “There is concern that this new ...

Community is still a powerful concept


Community is a powerful concept. An authentic community accepts each of its members for who they are … talents and shortcomings as well … celebrating the good times and providing support when we find ourselves in the valleys of life. Davis & Elkins College is a community. As a ...



Researchers at West Virginia University have uncovered a startling reversal that should shake some rural Mountain State residents’ assumptions about their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it is true that in the early stages of the pandemic, those in rural parts of the country were ...