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Local Columns

Driving Woes Set To Double

First it was just one vehicle. Then another passed me by. Both of these vehicles, in the early morning hours, failed to have their running lights on. I’m not sure why people do not feel the need to drive with their vehicle lights illuminated when it’s barely daylight. The same occurs in the ...

History Class Vital

Upfront, I’ll admit that I’m a history nerd. It’s the subject I loved the most in high school and college. If Netflix had a documentary on the history of dirt, I’d watch it. That passion is one reason I was extremely disappointed to learn that the State Board of Education has ...

Becoming The New Boulder?

West Virginia’s eastern mountains are our secret economic development weapon. A strip of 10 to 12 counties running roughly southwest from Maryland includes some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. It offers many outdoor recreation opportunities, and House of Delegates ...

Seeing Light of Christ Shining More Brightly in W.Va.

For better or worse — mostly for worse during the past year and a half — the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has been in the news. The media reports about former Bishop Michael Bransfield have gone national and international. Pope Francis, acting on a lay commission’s report, which he ...

Blue and Gold Christian Center Moves to New Site

After 13 years, Cameron’s Blue and Gold Christian Center moved into a new location a year ago, with the change providing to be quite successful, as the addition has enabled more programs which in turn has attracted more individuals. The center is now located at 7 Church Street on a site ...

Guilty Even If Not Proven So?

“How can they do that?” my friend used to ask me. “How can they set themselves up as judge, jury and executioner? Whatever happened to ‘innocent until proven guilty?’” It was all perfectly legal, I had to tell him. That didn’t make it right, I would add — but he knew ...