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Student work ethic should be rewarded

January 25, 2013 Recently I read a post on line that made me a bit sad and a bit angry as well. more »»

Professionalism and appearance do matter

January 18, 2013 I admit that there are many weeks where I struggle with the topic for this editorial page. more »»

Following one's own rules not a waste of time

January 11, 2013 A single comment in a very long, drawn out meeting of the Jefferson County Planning Commission struck me as contrary to the role of that board. more »»

I resolve to....at least for a little while

January 4, 2013 Even though we are a few days into the new year, there is still time to talk about those beloved resolutions. We all make them, even if only in our minds. more »»

Farewell 2012....Hello 2013

December 28, 2012 It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone. The proverbial belief that time passes more quickly the older you get continues to come through with frightening clarit. more »»

The spirit of Christmas is indeed real

December 21, 2012 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

The holiday is called Christmas

December 14, 2012 December 25 – Christmas Day. The day is named Christmas, “Christ's Mass” and is a holiday that is known for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. more »»

Let us continue to be a giving community

December 7, 2012 Never is it more evident that we live in a giving society than at Christmas time. more »»

We have so much to be thankful for...

November 23, 2012 While pondering the sermon from church on Sunday, I have focused on a portion of it for expansion into an editorial this week. more »»

Honoring those who served

November 16, 2012 As we have headed into the holiday season first by enjoying delicious treats at Halloween and now dreaming of those Thanksgiving meals and farther ahead to the smell of fresh cut pine and the... more »»

This weekend....a celebrations

November 9, 2012 As we move away from the turmoil of elections and the stress and strife over the past several months, let us look forward to a beautiful weekend in Shepherdstown where celebrations and activities... more »»

Much thought should be given to balanced calendar

November 2, 2012 Along with children's report cards from Jefferson County Schools this week, parents found a questionnaire regarding the possibility of changing from a traditional calendar to a balanced calendar... more »»

Exercise your right to vote

October 26, 2012 Wednesday marked the beginning of early voting here in West Virginia, an option put in place several years ago to allow more registered voters to have opportune time to cast their ballot. more »»

Listen to the unspoken word as well

October 19, 2012 This weekend offers an opportunity to attend a play at the Opera House that shares a part of a life of local resident Tom Trumble. more »»

Parents need to maintain computer controlsParents need to maintain computer controls

October 15, 2012 After reading a report of an arrest in Berkeley County of an individual who was arrested and charged with soliciting a minor via computer, I find myself re-evaluating the supervision in my own home... more »»

Support your local paper this week and every weekSupport your local paper this week and every week

October 5, 2012 This week marks the official “National Newpaper Week,” a time when readers are encouraged to think about what makes their newspapers important and to recognize what newspapers offer to a community. more »»

Fall festival promises good time

October 1, 2012 This weekend marks the 27th annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival at Sam Michael's Park. more »»

A step back in time

September 21, 2012 Sunday evening's Antietam Remembrance Walk allowed all of us who participated to take a step back in time, at least in a sense. more »»

Land grants, charters and who is oldest

September 14, 2012 During the celebration of Shepherdstown 250, we have learned much about the town once known as Mecklenburg. more »»

Keeping it beneath moonlight and streetlamps

September 8, 2012 More than a month ago, I began a concerted effort of rising earlier than my norm and taking the morning hours to walk. more »»

 
 

 

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