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Put me in, Coach Justice!

Our long state nightmare is over: Gov. Jim Justice has decided to stop pursuing the head coaching job for the Greenbrier East High School boys’ basketball team. After being denied the job by the Greenbrier County Board of Education and after filing a grievance believing he was illegally ...

Regarding the interest in Gabby Petito

Twenty-two-year-old Gabby Petito is dead. Authorities found her body in Wyoming. Her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, returned home to Florida after Petito went missing on their cross-country excursion through national parks. Laundrie subsequently walked off into a wilderness preserve, presumably to ...

Why I’m a single-issue voter now

In a few weeks, Virginia will hold an election, and I will have to make a decision. In the past, it would have been no contest. I’d have voted Republican. But now, though Terry McAuliffe leaves me cold, I will vote for him. I guess that makes me a single-issue voter. What is that issue? ...

Kidd was a writing teacher students remember

This fall once again Kump Education Center is adding apples to our Apple-for-the-Teacher Tree to honor outstanding teachers and to define what great teachers do that makes a difference in the learning process for students. Retired teacher Jean Jory decided to add an apple in honor of her ...

GOP in a House divided

I feel bad for Senate President Craig Blair and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw. I can only guess at how Hanshaw is feeling right now, but I can attest that Blair is tired right now as he tries to keep the Senate Republican Caucus together over the issue of COVID-19. I saw Blair a few hours after ...

Committed to making a difference

Every now and then, an individual comes into our life who makes a real impact. These select few, at least for me, are those whose lives are filled with integrity, humility, and especially authenticity. A few days ago, quite unexpectedly, the Davis & Elkins College community lost one of ...