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Do you have to go to college?

July 29, 2016 People who insist college is worth attending claim college graduates have higher employment rates, larger salaries and receive more work benefits than those who complete only high school. more »»

‘Star Trek’ goes beyond in comics

July 28, 2016 “Star Trek” comics have been around almost as long as Trek television shows and movies, occasionally bringing the crew of the USS Enterprise into contact — and conflict — with other pop culture icons. more »»

The strength of education

July 28, 2016 Articles published last week in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and other media outlets have highlighted that West Virginia’s colleges and universities are operating on lean bank accounts, and som... more »»

Joy in Alzheimer’s struggle

July 27, 2016 My wife has the “Big A” — Alzheimer’s — the scourge of the Baby Boomers (just because we are the current generation getting to that age — my grandmother had “hardening of the arteries” — pretty sure... more »»

WVUP has plan, but still seeking resources

July 26, 2016 Dear Friends, Since the West Virginia CTCS Board denied our request for a 15 percent increase in tuition, several people have called me wanting to know how this would affect our college’s financial... more »»

Did Comey learn from Hoover?

July 25, 2016 For decades, the late J. Edgar Hoover led a charmed life as director of the FBI. In some ways he was the most powerful man in Washington. more »»

Wake up call for W.Va.

July 25, 2016 Two full sessions and one special session have come and gone since the 2014 elections, and a lot has been accomplished in Charleston. Indeed, there is a lot left to do. more »»

'Sand Sharks,' a streaming movie review

July 25, 2016 Someone complimented kids who played trees and rocks in a school play. Now we can watch those full-grown children follow misguided encouragement into “acting” career. more »»

Community pulls together

July 24, 2016 A group of women who work together at a local bank was one of many such groups making trips to flood-stricken regions of West Virginia over the past few weekends. more »»

Our future and climate change

July 24, 2016 Throughout human history our Earth’s atmosphere has been in balance — until the last approximately 140 years. more »»

Summer is getting away

July 24, 2016 My heels are red and bruised! I have been dragging my feet and digging in my heels, trying to slow down the speed of this summer! It isn’t working! How can it be almost the end of July when this... more »»

Breakfast for dinner

July 24, 2016 Here are some favorites for breakfast anytime! *** Broccoli-Bacon Quiche 1/2 package refrigerated pie crusts 1/2 pound thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 pound fresh broccoli, trimmed 1/2... more »»

Great summer reads for hot and hazy days

July 24, 2016 There’s more great summer reads out there just waiting for you to find them! First from Shelley Shepard Gray is a new historical novel, “The Loyal Heart. more »»

Back to school basics

July 24, 2016 Brace yourself. They’re back. The rows and aisles of school supplies have started to line the store shelves. They remind us about the importance of educational readiness. more »»

Books for naturalists

July 24, 2016 A summer vacation is a great time to relax in a hammock or beach chair with a good book. Here are some titles that should appeal to a variety of curious naturalists. more »»

Sound is baffling

July 24, 2016 So, not only does this recent spell of hot weather (well, hot for me!) make sleeping somewhat difficult — even with the luxury of air conditioning — earlier this week we had a mysterious sound in... more »»

St. Joseph's Hospital picnic planned

July 23, 2016 Carolyn Cunningham is looking forward to seeing a larger crowd at the second annual St. Joseph’s Hospital employees covered-dish picnic from 4-8 p.m. Aug. more »»

Wharfboat symbolic of changes

July 23, 2016 Accident at the Point Last Sunday morning a week, a woman, whose name is unknown to us, was standing on the outside guard of the wharf-boat waiting for the Steamer Hudson to round in. more »»

No easy solution to drug problem

July 22, 2016 As something that affects the state of West Virginia particularly hard, drug use is an everyday discussed issue in the news and our personal lives. more »»

Hollow, feel-good culture

July 18, 2016 We Americans are $19 trillion-plus in debt. We have so many laws and regulations on the books no one can even keep track of them all. But what have we accomplished? Less than we may think. more »»



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