×

Columnists

Cancel impeachment trial?

Can the West Virginia Supreme Court order the state Senate to cancel an impeachment trial against a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court? Of course it can. The state’s highest court can issue just about any directive justices choose in regard to affairs within the state. But what ...

Drugs blur the lines of good, evil

Our book group discussed The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu on Tuesday. While working with the Inmate Crew at Kump Education Center Wednesday, I thought of characters in Cantu’s book, and the two circumstances made me ponder about the reasons for ...

Too clever by half

Lindsay Graham, senior senator from South Carolina, provides an example of a leader who is too clever by half. His burgeoning friendship with President Donald Trump was improbable, given Graham’s opinions of him in 2016. He not only denounced Trump but judged him “unfit” for the ...

Buckwheat Breakfast and Irish Fall Festival on tap in Barbour

Hello and happy fall from Barbour County! I like the cooler weather, and I've noticed that the leaves are starting to change. Today, Sept, 22, is a day full of fun around the area. There will be a Buckwheat Breakfast from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Tacy Community Center. Come on ...

What a gift to serve ones in need

It was quite a sight! On a recent Sunday evening, The McDonnell Center at Davis & Elkins College was filled with students, faculty, staff and community members positioned around dozens of tables. Hairnets adorned their heads. Looking down from the walking track above, they appeared to be ...

Community Ward Watch

As chief of the Elkins Police Department, I see my primary duty as the protection of the citizens of the city. Our department employs many tools to achieve this goal including prevention, patrols, emergency response, and investigation. Although we do receive and rely on citizen tips, I feel ...