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Entrepreneur action team initiative update

August 10, 2014 You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote about the efforts of the Entrepreneurship Action Team, an initiative overseen by the local Workforce Investment Board. more »»

Time to get ready for school

August 10, 2014 Fair time here in Podunk Hollow Community already. Payday time for the 4-H and FFA members who have raised hogs for their project. more »»

Ice cream social scheduled for today

August 10, 2014 An ice cream social to benefit the Special Olympics and Beverly Masonic Foundation Charities will be held Sunday, from 11- 4 p.m. in Dodge Park in Beverly. more »»

Hummingbirds congregate at writer’s W.Va. home

August 10, 2014 When my wife and I left on vacation on July 21, I felt pangs of guilt. I had been hosting a growing number of ruby-throated hummingbirds at my feeders since early May. more »»

An Amish woman seeks fresh start

August 10, 2014 An Amish woman seeks to find a fresh start in a small town in Oklahoma in “Caroline’s Secret” by Amy Lillard. more »»

Pennsville United Methodist Women’s group hosting event

August 10, 2014 Mark your calendars for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Pennsville United Methodist Women’s group will be hosting an evening with missionaries to Hondurus, Ashley Jones and Jenny Wright. more »»

Appalachian Artisan

August 10, 2014 When I tell people that my family makes our own laundry detergent, I get all manner of funny looks in return. more »»

Jump rope team hopes for TV return

August 9, 2014 Tori Boggs of Vienna is looking for a wild card to get back on televisio. more »»

Jackson family legacy touches Parkersburg people, parks

August 9, 2014 Date for Jackson fountain dedication to be decided The special committee composed of Councilmen Monroe, Samuels and Paxton which was appointed by Mayor D.H. more »»

A tax by any other name...

August 4, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been ha. more »»

Confronting fears about Ebola

August 3, 2014 Does anyone remember the movie “Outbreak,” with Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo? I’ve been thinking a lot about it this wee. more »»

What is a Gay-Straight Alliance anyway?

August 3, 2014 Back in March, Parkersburg South High School came under scrutiny when news outlets across the country picked up a story about divisive social media posts made by one of its teachers and the... more »»

Remember downtown parking etiquette

August 3, 2014 A few days ago at the Blennerhassett Hotel we had a very busy night in our dining room and patio. It was one of those very pleasant nights and there was great entertainment playing. more »»

Third graders receive honors

August 3, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary School third graders were honored by teacher Mrs. more »»

Murder, mystery in several new novels

August 3, 2014 A woman with synesthesia helps her police detective boyfriend solve crimes in “Murder with a Twist” by Allyson K. Abbott. more »»

Some books for rest of summer

August 3, 2014 Relaxing in a hammock with a good book is a great way to relax on a warm summer afternoon. Here are a few titles that have recently caught my eye. “The Last Appalachian Wolf” (2014) by Edwin D. more »»

An incident in Winchester

August 3, 2014 His hollow eyes were searching the shadows for a friend. An old stray dog tagged along. Two down on their luck trying to beat the night to find a good place to sleep. more »»

Picnic, meetings are scheduled for week in Pennsville

August 3, 2014 Embree Picnic was held at the Embree Park Saturday. Murphy family held a reunion that day at the park. Races were held in the afternoon. Pennsville Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. more »»

‘Putting up’ time approaches

August 3, 2014 WOW! August already. Our annual family reunion is today. It seems to be here sooner and sooner every year. We hope for a good turnout, but each year it seems to be less and less. more »»

Bermuda sloop part ten: Sloop sets sail

August 3, 2014 With only a small gap in the lower right-hand corner of the Bermuda sloop cross stitch, and a handful of missing stitches all of the same color throughout the piece, I set my mind on finishing the... more »»



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