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Recipes for Labor Day weekend

August 24, 2014 Labor Day Weekend. How did it get here so fast? We usually consider Memorial Day the start of summer and Labor Day the end of summer. more »»

Lee Rector's business in new hands

August 23, 2014 Lee Rector feels “blessed” to be selling his Merle Norman cosmetics franchise in Parkersburg to Tracie Minnite. And, almost in the same breath, Rector adds, “I am not going to retire. more »»

City's attitudes toward dogs have changed

August 23, 2014 Dog tax MR. EDITOR. more »»

Reid: Imperial Majority Leader

August 18, 2014 In school, you probably were taught about the most important documents that are the foundation of government in the United States. You remember: The Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. more »»

Race preparation a team effort

August 17, 2014 At one point last week, I had myself fooled into thinking I would participate in the News and Sentinel Half Marathon Saturday, then hop back over to the office and write my column for today’s paper. more »»

Developing a Parking Plan

August 17, 2014 Those of you who are familiar with this column know I’ve talked about downtown parking before. more »»

Common Core instructions won’t make grade

August 17, 2014 A reporter for The Martinsburg Journal quotes Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin as saying, “It’s really important that teachers are taught how to teach reading. more »»

Spittlebugs, galls, evening singers thrive

August 17, 2014 Insects thrive during the warmth of summer, and many are conspicuous and familia. more »»

Princess turns pirate in new book

August 17, 2014 USA Today bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory begin a new series of adventurous princesses in “The House of the Four Winds. more »»

It’s back to school time for local children, teachers

August 17, 2014 The words ‘back to school’ have a different meaning, depending upon who you’re talking to. Students’ reactions vary from “I’m ready!” to “No way!” to somewhere in between. more »»

Grape recipes for the end of summer

August 17, 2014 What a week. This is written in the early part of the week, so I’m getting tired just knowing what all is on the menu. more »»

The lesson of the eagle

August 17, 2014 The eagle flew higher and the arrows fell short. Both young braves were upset with themselves because they had no eagle feathers for their headdress. more »»

A big day for Big Red Band alumni

August 16, 2014 Today is a special day for Parkersburg High School Big Red Marching Band alumni. more »»

Airport hosts thrills, saves pilots

August 16, 2014 Wood County court to buy Route Two airport location Money From Other Funds Added to $12,000 Approved by State Tax Commissioner for Out-right Purchase of 400 acres; “Not a Cent More Taxes” to be Lai. more »»

Liberal cash fuels Tennant effort

August 11, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has been working hard for years to stop President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity, not to mention Obamacare. more »»

A delightful day reading to kids

August 10, 2014 Sometimes an editor is asked to attend events in the community, or participate in activities as a kind of “celebrity” guest. more »»

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 »»



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