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More political mavericks needed

July 14, 2014 Good for Phil Remke! And good for Fred Marsh, Terry Weigel, Shane Mallett, Gary Kestner, Joe Manchin and public officials like them. Politics often is a go-along-to-get-along situation. more »»

Putting ‘willing’ into the equation

July 13, 2014 A couple of months ago, the American Association of Community Colleges and the Walmart Foundation announced $4. more »»

New chamber members

July 13, 2014 I am delighted to share that we added 26 new members to our Chamber roster during the first half of 2014. more »»

Royals, tribute to siblings in fiction

July 13, 2014 A young woman befriends a traveling royal in “For All of Time” by New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux. more »»

Kindergarten awards announced for year

July 13, 2014 These 2013-2014 Beverly-Center Elementary School kindergarteners were honored by teacher Mr. more »»

Bioluminescence involves living lights

July 13, 2014 At recent July 4th fireworks displays, spectators squealed with delight at the annual spectacle that illuminated the night sky. more »»

Bermuda sloop part seven: taking shape

July 13, 2014 One of the most frustrating parts about the craft of cross stitching is also one of the parts that most people enjoy about it, and that is the amount of time a project takes to do. more »»

Repeat recipes for holding on to for later

July 13, 2014 Last week was so wonderful that it plum wore me out. The celebrations for the Fourth were great. Our neighbor held a great fireworks display that I stood on my deck and watched. more »»

Easter Seals to open therapy clinic

July 12, 2014 The Easter Seals staff is excited about the clinic set to open this summer in Parkersburg. more »»

Neither smallpox nor mumps mar the beauty of river valley

July 12, 2014 Briscoe items Seldon Way, of Parkersburg, was visiting in the country last week. Misses Viola and Annie Callahan and Miss Laura Shears spent last Sunday afternoon with the Misses Varner. more »»

Tennant looking good to liberals

July 7, 2014 Give Natalie Tennant one thing: She has one bloc of voters locked up. Unfortunately for her, it’s the liberal vote — and this is West Virginia. Rep. Shelley Capito is going to be the next U.S. more »»

Schools need competition

July 7, 2014 Education is the great equalizer, and poverty to prosperity is an American hallmark. It begins and ends with the success or failure of education. When education fails, poverty flourishes. more »»

Don’t break out the champagne yet

July 6, 2014 For several years, I worked on the copy desk at a financial news wire. The learning curve for such a job was steep. more »»

What is quality of life in the modern world?

July 6, 2014 Last weekend in the Blennerhassett Hotel restaurant, I saw a guest’s dinner check that made me smile. The dining guests had ordered appetizers, cheeseburgers and a nice bottle of wine. more »»

Available benefits can be used when planning estate

July 6, 2014 Advanced age is not a requirement for preparing a will. Instead, benefits are available from planning your estate at any age. more »»

Bermuda sloop part six: into setting sun

July 6, 2014 My usual column didn’t run last week due to a family emergency. However, I did manage to use the time to work on the Bermuda sloop cross stitch some more, and to think about future projects. more »»

Success rewarded

July 6, 2014 Several students at Beverly-Center Elementary School were rewarded for a year’s worth of academic success at the school’s year-end assembl. more »»

Thrillers will chill

July 6, 2014 New York Times bestselling author Nancy Bush weaves a taut thriller about a murderous cult in “I’ll Find You. more »»

What this day means

July 6, 2014 Tears are damp on her field of stars Stained with blood her bright red bars In hallowed halls debates rage on As they lay still in fields of stone We all must speak for each honored soul Who... more »»

Old friends the gulls at summer beaches

July 6, 2014 If your summer vacation plans include a trip to an East Coast beach, I can’t predict everything you might see, but one bird that I guarantee you’ll encounter many times is the laughing gull. more »»



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