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 ...



West Virginia lawmakers have a tall task on their hands as they contemplate the consequences of the Mountain State’s continued population loss. With that has come the need to redraw our Congressional and legislative district boundaries — and in the case of the Congressional districts, ...

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 ...

CDC Data


West Virginians got a better idea Wednesday where the disconnect occurred between the thought that almost 75% of residents had received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine shot and a frightening surge in virus cases and deaths while officials pleaded for more people to get vaccinated. It ...