Tragedy reminds us of our strength
September 10, 2016 Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the single greatest tragedy event in the history of our United States when 2,977 people lost their lives at the hands of 19 terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. more »»
Living healthy in W.Va.
September 10, 2016 The best health news over the last few months in West Virginia is this: We are the first state in the country to have every public elementary school signed up for Michelle Obama’s school physical... more »»
Local official recalls horrors of 9/11
September 10, 2016 Like the vast majority of folks my age and older, I can recall precisely where I was and what I was doing on the morning of Sept., 11, 2001. Most everyone has their own 9/11 story; this is min. more »»
Which must come first?
September 9, 2016 Which needs to come first? The amenities or the customers? Wheeling residents and local officials who may be asking themselves that question need not feel alone. more »»
Thankful to be home among the hills
September 8, 2016 Casual conversations can be the fodder for deep thoughts! Following a recent program on campus, I was chatting with a first-year student who happened to be from my hometown in West Virginia. more »»
Campaign pitch style has changed
September 3, 2016 As the campaign moves toward Nov. 8, it is clear that Hillary Clinton enjoys considerable advantages. She is well-financed, skillfully managed and cool under fire. more »»
When I grow up…
September 3, 2016 When I was a little girl, I wanted to own a restaurant. I wanted it to be in the middle of downtown Dallas, Texas (thank you J.R. Ewing. more »»
Festivals bring sensational sounds
September 3, 2016 With autumn fast approaching, we most often prepare ourselves for a visual experience during the next several weeks, but also are mindful of the many melodies that fill the air. more »»
2016 Barbour Fair set to wrap up
September 3, 2016 Hello from Barbour County, where we are closing out the 41st Barbour County Fair. Congratulations to Leah Seaman, Barbour County Fair Queen for 2016. more »»
Reflecting along the journey...
September 2, 2016 It is both an honor and a joy to share the first of many weekly communications as president with both the Davis & Elkins community, and the greater Elkins community as well. more »»
Clinton counts on big cities
August 30, 2016 Take a look at the map at the bottom. Think of it as Donald Trump’s political death certificate. It’s a graphic illustration of why he’s going to lose the presidential election to Hillary Clinton. more »»
Belgians love joking around
August 29, 2016 While I detest political correctness (in my opinion, a form of thought and behavior control that would have been detested on campuses in the 1970s, when I was in college, much less by the author of... more »»
Plan of action is needed
August 25, 2016 On Aug. 15, there were 28 overdoses with one death in Cabell County. The drug crisis is literally destroying our cherished way of life. more »»
We can build it, but will they come?
August 24, 2016 “If you build it, he will come!” These familiar words from the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” were the basis of protagonist Ray Kinsella building a baseball field in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. more »»
Feds already ban discrimination
August 23, 2016 It is being said that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people lack protection against job and housing discrimination in West Virginia. It isn’t true. more »»