Give and Take of Our Freedoms

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I recently read a Letter to the Editor in which the writer insisted that the rights granted to the people of the United States were given by God and that these God-given rights could not be taken away from us. I prefer to give credit to people such as George ...

Celebrate Safely This July Fourth


Fireworks are as much a part of summer celebrations as food, parades and pool parties. Of course, as we approach the Fourth of July, there will be fireworks aplenty — many set off as part of private celebrations, rather than the big community shows. Here in West Virginia, it is important to ...

Allow Teachers to Teach


Education experts worried, as the onset of COVID-19 sent students into remote learning, how those students would be affected. There was concern that learning loss could affect students for the rest of their academic careers. We may not have given enough credit to their ability to bounce ...

Manchin, Capito Help To Save VA


Members of Congress appear to have banded together to get at least one thing right, as they announced this week they have brought a halt to plans to close and downsize rural veterans’ hospitals across the country. They did so by choosing not to vote on a slate of nominees for the ...

Beast of the East Event Grand Slam for Region


It’s a rite of passage each year as June turns to July: hundreds of youngsters descending on Wheeling to take part in the annual Beast of the East baseball tournament. The event has held strong for 33 years, remaining one of the largest youth tournaments in the eastern U.S. The Beast is ...

Filling Shortages In Nursing Ranks


Workforce challenges have hit just about every industry in West Virginia, though some have been feeling the pinch for longer than others. It was necessary years ago to start looking for solutions in the field of nursing. Efforts have been under way here to attract, retain, educate and support ...