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We need to be a thankful people

November 20, 2015 As we watch our televisions daily we see horrific stories of devastation—both from nature and manmade. more »»

Auditor's training was a real eye-opener

November 6, 2015 As a member of several boards, and as a newspaper reporter, I found it extremely valuable to attend the training provided by the West Virginia State Auditor's office last week on everything from... more »»

Clinton lacked honesty and integrity

October 30, 2015 The Congressional hearings this past week involving the Benghazi incident were a travesty. more »»

Jefferson handling education cuts responsibly

October 16, 2015 Even prior to the announcement of cuts in education across the board by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Jefferson County began addressing more conservative spending and implementing cost-saving measure. more »»

Job applications should not be so tedious

October 9, 2015 Having teenagers in my home, it was bound to happen that at least one would want to work at a job—to earn money for “stuff. more »»

Celebrating National Newspaper Week

October 2, 2015 The upcoming week is dedicated to newspapers as the industry and the country celebrate National Newspaper Week. more »»

Something for everyone and then some

September 18, 2015 No one in town or the county, for that matter, should voice the proverbial teenage words, “I'm bored!” during the upcoming weekend. more »»

A day we must remember

September 11, 2015 Today, Sept. 11, marks an anniversary many wish we had never seen and certainly not one we wish to celebrat. more »»

Don't simply complain; be part of the process

September 4, 2015 Over the nearly 20 years that I have been working in this industry and have been out covering decision-makers, I have seen over and over again where members of a community get up in arms after a... more »»

Focus on support of levy, not additional spending

August 28, 2015 The decision of the Jefferson County Board of Education, and subsequently the Jefferson County Commission, to seek a special election in December for the school levy puts the focus on the wrong... more »»

Going back in time

August 21, 2015 In an effort to bring a lighter tone this week, I share with you a Facebook posting from I hope it takes you back and brings a smile or two! Close your eyes and go bac. more »»

We should all pitch in and pick up

August 14, 2015 Shepherdstown is beautiful and unique in so many ways. more »»

Let's hope new 'Super' brings needed improvements

August 7, 2015 As the new Superintendent of Schools, Bondy Shay Gibson, is settling in and working to finalize some things before school starts in Aug. more »»

Once again we rally around

July 31, 2015 In the pre-dawn hours last Thursday morning, I walked down from my home in Bolivar to witness the dreadful fires that destroyed four buildings, two apartments and left eight businesses with no... more »»

Presidential delay was senseless and insulting

July 24, 2015 The delay by President Obama in calling for the lowering of the American flag in honor of the fallen servicemen who where killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee was senseless at best and hurtful, as well. more »»

We need to stop blaming inanimate objects

July 10, 2015 The continued controversy over the Confederate flag, which happens to be this week's targeted inanimate object, needs to cease. more »»

Little League action swift and just

July 2, 2015 The appearance of a group of Jefferson County Little League players and coaches flipping the bird underneath the scoreboard at South Berkeley's fields went viral last week. more »»

Saying farewell and best of luck

June 26, 2015 It is never easy to say goodbye to one who has done so much for the Chronicle and for the community. I find myself in that position this week as we wish Kelly Cambrel farewell and best wishe. more »»

Keep fighting the good fight

June 19, 2015 Congratulations are in order to the police departments in the area for the significant heroin bust this week. more »»

Continuing the Cougar tradition

June 15, 2015 Congratulations are in order for the Jefferson High Cougar baseball team as they took their 11th state championship win in Charleston over the weekend. more »»



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