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Enjoy the long days of summer

July 6, 2014 Did you have a roaring red, white and Blue Fourth of July weekend? I hope everything about the weekend gave you joy and pride in America. more »»

Make ‘Dinner on the Grounds’

July 6, 2014 James T. Farmer III sets meals to lovely Southern settings in “Dinner on the Grounds: Southern Suppers and Soirees” along with photographs by Emily Followill and Maggie Yelton. more »»

Family honors town’s roots

July 5, 2014 Fifty-five family members, some from as far away as California, gathered in Parkersburg last week to celebrate their heritage and honor Thomas and Helen Solomon. more »»

Wood County made use of Poor Farm, infirmary

July 5, 2014 Historical newspaper excerpts from the Wood County Historical Society: Ill and hungry Some days ago a young man who gave his name as George Fletcher appeared at the home of Mr. more »»

Becoming energy independent

July 4, 2014 Two-hundred and thirty eight years ago, our Founding Fathers declared America’s independence from the heavy hand of King George III and Great Britai. more »»

Shredding the law, the Constitution

June 30, 2014 If you have some familiarity with the federal government, you probably believe the U.S. more »»

A half-marathon on a treadmill

June 29, 2014 I am not a runner, but I’m going to try to play one, in August. Thus far, the longest distance I have attempted was a 10K last year, and, believe me, there was very little “running” involved. more »»

Shale oil production impacting oil imports

June 29, 2014 As Sunni radicals push toward Baghdad and threaten Iraq’s oil fields, crude prices are steadily climbing. Once again, turmoil in the Middle East is being felt in oil markets around the world. more »»

Kids deserve better than an education by the feds

June 29, 2014 Over the last several decades, the federal government brought its overwhelming power to bear and extorted control of public education from state/local school boards and parents. more »»

Honor roll announced

June 29, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were named to the honor roll for the fourth nine week grading period: Principal’s Roll — All A’s or E’s: First Grade — Jadyn Bell, Kyndal Buchanan, Katie... more »»

Enjoy summer kids’ books

June 29, 2014 Several new “I Can Read” books help budding readers develop skills! First is “Biscuit Loves the Library” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli with pictures by Pat Schories (ages 4 to 8, $16.99, HarperCollins. more »»

Celebrate Fourth safely

June 29, 2014 The plans of mice and men. Do they ever get changed when one least expects it? We had planned to return to the Catskills to enjoy the last few days of our vacation. more »»

Pollinators keep world green

June 29, 2014 Every year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates a week in June as National Pollinator Week. more »»

Legend of Black Kettle Crossing

June 29, 2014 The willows swept gently in the light summer breeze. Touching the cool waters of the stream, a bass caught its afternoon meal from her branches. more »»

Pennsville women meet

June 29, 2014 Pennsville United Methodist Women met on Tuesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m., at the church. Pledge to the flag was answered with seven members being present. Tita Martin gave prayer for the missionaries. more »»

Aquatic sports event coming to area

June 28, 2014 A knee injury won’t stop Clayton Suggs from participating in the Wake the World-West Virginia event in Vienna on July 28. more »»

Sir Eric Geddes had ties to local timber industry

June 28, 2014 The News is given the privilege of printing today an interesting letter received yesterday by George E. more »»

Who are the real extremists?

June 23, 2014 Some Democrat leaders were gloating recently, after U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated in a primary election. more »»

Truth Seeker: Ghost shows not always what they seem

June 23, 2014 So many times we find ourselves late at night sitting on the couch flipping through the TV channels, hoping to find something interesting to watch. more »»

Cooking up a storm with WVU-P

June 22, 2014 A while back, I had an opportunity to tour the WVU-Parkersburg Culinary Academy facilities on Market Street. more »»



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