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Is it a blessing or a curse?

September 27, 2013 In attempt to lighten up the editorial page this week, I ask the above question with regard to: snooze buttons. more »»

Draw faith and comfort where you may

September 20, 2013 The past week or so offered several occasions to test my personal faith and the existence of a faith-based belief system in general. more »»

A moment frozen in time

September 13, 2013 It is Sept. 11 that I pen these words and in doing, remember the day 12 years ago when events took place that we thought would never happen on American soil. more »»

Shouldn't we err on the side of caution?

September 6, 2013 An incident that happened in Jefferson County last week left many parents, your editor included, wondering exactly what the Jefferson County board of Education was thinking. more »»

Commercialism on a grand scale

August 30, 2013 Let me start by saying that I love Christmas! It is nearly September and I have already begun storing some gifts as I try to space out shopping to make it more affordable. more »»

Who's reality is this?

August 23, 2013 Each month I write a check to Comcast for cable television and shake my head in wonder at why I continue to do it. more »»

Parents need to stay involved with kids

August 16, 2013 The age old adage that time passes more quickly the older you get is more true everyday. more »»

Law enforcement officers are not above the law

August 9, 2013 As we all know, or we all should, new laws recently went into effect regarding hand held cell phones while driving and texting while driving. more »»

Human trafficking: It does happen in West Virginia

August 2, 2013 A bill was signed in May to provide compensation to victims of human trafficking. Prior to that bill, West Virginia had passed a bill making human trafficking a felony—in 2012. more »»

It's not just respect, it's the law

July 26, 2013 Unfortunately, I attended two funerals last week and was saddened at the behavior of drivers who showed little or no respect for the funeral procession making its way to the cemetery. more »»

Streetfest offers economic boom to town

July 5, 2013 With beautiful weather Saturday, along with a phenomenal job of organizing the annual Streetfest event, Shepherdstown saw an influx of thousands of people on German Street. more »»

Are we wasting our hard-won freedoms?

June 28, 2013 As we head into the July 4 holiday season, it is difficult to comprehend how at odds and out of whack our country has becom. more »»

“Green” isn't something new

June 21, 2013 Many of us get blasted with emails, Facebook messages and the like and more often than not, those things are annoying. more »»

Adventure packed weekend ahead

June 14, 2013 With weather forecasters indicating a beautiful weekend, we encourage you to make plans now to travel out to at least two events taking place this weekend. more »»

PSC making the right move

June 7, 2013 We are extremely glad to see that the Public Service Commission for stepping up to investigate the practices of Potomac Ediso. more »»

Nothing is more important than family

May 31, 2013 Coming from a large family (6 boys and 7 girls), I know that it is often the norm to have battles going with one sibling or another and to not see or talk to each other as often as we should. more »»

Are you ready for some baseball?

May 24, 2013 For those out there who are not aware, Jefferson County now serves as the home for the Charles Town Cannons, a team in the Valley Baseball League. more »»

Two little words make all the difference

May 17, 2013 Each and every day we are all in situations where two words can make the difference in our day or the day of someone else. more »»

A day to honor all mothers

May 10, 2013 The idea of a celebration of motherhood has roots more years back than one can imagine; however, for purposes of recognitions in the United States, one goes back to 1870 with Julia Ward Howe. more »»

One step at a time

April 26, 2013 One dance step at a time, that is. more »»

 
 

 

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