Ode to the working man
September 1, 2013 He don’t sweep The factory floor Cause there ain’t No factory anymore Him and his tools And what’s left of his pride Still praise ol’ Glory That waves by his side They took his machine Even the... more »»
Teacher bungee jumps in Zambia
August 31, 2013 J.T. Spivy of Vienna has gone on mission trips to Honduras, Jamaica and Mexico. A trip he made to Africa this month was filled with thrills and adventure. more »»
Nation of laws or just Obama's?
August 26, 2013 Many U.S. presidents have fumed and complained about laws enacted by Congress and rulings by federal courts. Not President Barack Obama. more »»
Coal: A fuel for our future
August 26, 2013 Global use of coal is on the upswing. Although its share of U.S. electricity production has slipped from what it had been a decade ago, coal is the fuel of choice around the world. more »»
Recent ACT report disturbing
August 25, 2013 A report this week by college testing service ACT was frightening and should have school officials across the nation re-examining their courses and ability to teach students. more »»
Resources, training for small businesses
August 25, 2013 The mission of the Small Business Administration is to aid, counsel, assist and promote the interests of small businesses by providing financial, procurement and business development assistance and... more »»
Go South with slow cookers
August 25, 2013 It’s getting closer to fall, so time to break out the slow cookers! And why not enjoy some Southern-style cooking at the same time? That’s where “The Southern Slow Cooker” by Kendra Bailey Morris... more »»
Ready for Labor Day
August 25, 2013 Most of these summer mornings are for the memory books. So peaceful and beautiful. A hot cup of coffee or tea, enjoyed outside on the deck, is the perfect way to start a day. more »»
New books for kids' reading time
August 25, 2013 Surviving middle school is hard enough, but when you have superpowers, it’s even harder. That’s what John David Anderson shows in “Sidekicked. more »»
Are some birds too small to hunt?
August 25, 2013 My first night at Boy Scout summer camp many years ago, I was rousted from my sleeping bag to go on a snipe hunt. It was just a ploy to get first timers lost in the woods at night. more »»
Future Fund: Great idea, but...
August 19, 2013 Most West Virginians have had the importance of putting some of our earnings into savings accounts drilled into our heads. If we wanted that new bicycle, mom and dad said, we needed to save up for it. more »»
The Wyndemere model for every street?
August 18, 2013 There’s been a great deal of public discussion on the Wyndemere area wanting the city to help pay for street improvements in what was constructed by a private contractor who didn’t build the streets... more »»
Enjoy last days of summer
August 18, 2013 As this is written, it is a beautiful summer morning. The fog is lifting and it is still cool even though it is to be in the high 80s today. more »»
Cereal gets sweet kick
August 18, 2013 Cereal is not just for breakfast anymore - it’s for delicious desserts or snacks with the new cookbook, “Cereal Sweets & Treats” by Jessica Segarra. Once featured on her blog, www.thenovicechefblog. more »»
Mystery, romance set at a ranch, Paris
August 18, 2013 Mystery and hot guys heat up in Elise Sax’s “Matchpoint.” Gladie is still working for her Grandma’s family matchmaking business and trying to find romance for both herself and her client. more »»