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Worst court argument ever?

January 26, 2016 One wonders whether members of the West Virginia Supreme Court informally have top 10 lists of the worst arguments they’ve heard. If so, even though the year is young, No. more »»

Storm illustrates value of kindness, community spirit

January 25, 2016 As I sit in my office at The Inter-Mountain, dusk has fallen on this Sunday evenin. more »»

A real purpose

January 25, 2016 The last two Monday Letters, focusing on the value of liberal education and renewing our understanding of democracy, triggered a number of thoughtful responses, including this from an alumnus of mor... more »»

Officials deserve praise for work

January 25, 2016 I would like to say “thank-you” to all of those who don’t take snow days. more »»

Education funding lacking in W.Va.

January 22, 2016 Theoretically, a formula must exist that gives a scientific answer to the question concerning how much money is the right amount to achieve maximal student performanc. more »»

Racism has to be taught

January 22, 2016 How do you explain bigotry to elementary school children??And how do you react if you learn some of them already show signs of racism? Several activities involved in the annual local observance of... more »»

Students set to travel

January 18, 2016 The last two Monday Letters, focusing on the value of liberal education and renewing our understanding of Democracy, triggered a number of thoughtful responses, including this from an alumnus of mor... more »»

Rev. King Jr. spoke for children

January 18, 2016 Editor’s Note: In last week’s edition of the Kump Corner, Wal-Mart was inadvertantly changed in the editing process resulting in an error. After reading quotations by Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Prioritizing legislation is a must

January 16, 2016 With the second week of the 2016 legislative session looming, lawmakers not only are scrambling to fill a $353 million budget gap, but they also are pushing several early pieces of legislation. more »»

Recycling equals savings

January 16, 2016 The mandated goals established 30 years ago by the West Virginia State Legislature and administered by the State Solid Waste Authority and our Department of Environmental Protection Agency can be me... more »»

Trump sensation still is growing

January 16, 2016 Lately, as befuddlement grows within the Donald Trump phenomenon, some Democratic media outlets and public officials have made far-reaching speculations as to its origins. more »»

God bless the broken nose

January 16, 2016 Prayer works, y’all. And if you don’t really believe in prayer, then you should meet Mister Mister some time. He’s all the proof you would need. more »»

Questions abound about the past

January 16, 2016 Introduction: Having written for the paper some four years now, I thought, perhaps, it is time for a bit of a chang. more »»

Lessons learned from my family

January 15, 2016 Wisdom from my parents and grandparents comes to remembrance as George Carver, Upshur County Board of Education treasurer/chief school business official, led our board in a budget meeting in... more »»

The next not-so-big thing

January 15, 2016 Who saw craft beer coming as a job creator in West Virginia? Economic development, not just here but in most states, tends to be a jackpot affair with government picking winners and loser. more »»

We can meet the challenge

January 14, 2016 Just about a year ago this week, a new majority was about to take over in Charleston for the first time in 83 years. more »»

Discovering democracy

January 11, 2016 The discovery — and re-discovery — of the meaning of democracy is the recurring responsibility and privilege of every generation of Americans. more »»

Substance abuse in our community

January 9, 2016 The Substance Abuse Task Force meeting at Elkins City Hall Thursday night left me with the impression that we have a long way to go to find answers to our community substance abuse problems. more »»

Trump vs. two-party system

January 9, 2016 Donald Trump’s presidential bid has exposed some unpleasant traits within the two party-system in general and the Republican party in particular. more »»

Barbour County events announced

January 9, 2016 Hello from Barbour County! The temperatures sure have been more winter-like lately! Best wishes go out to James “Tim” Barry, Ed.D. more »»



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