×
×
homepage logo

Columns by Chuck Clegg

Through the Lens (3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR)

This Thursday at midnight, the count down to a new year will echo around the globe. It is the time when we watch as the New Year moves around the world from time zone to time zone. On television you can watch as the island nations of Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati in the south Pacific are the ...

A Hard Christmas Candy

Recently, my Mom reminded me of a song that Dolly Parton recorded in 1982, it is titled, “Hard Candy Christmas.” The song and its lyrics gave me reason to remember hard candy and its part in my memories of Christmas from long ago. Growing up in the sixties, hard candy was very much part ...

A Long the Way with Bill Talkington Part 2

In last week’s story I wrote about Bill and his early life. During those years he served three years in the Marines. Upon coming home he found work in construction as a lineman. After marrying Beulah in 1955, they moved to Fairmont where Bill worked for the Cofer Construction Company. ...

A Talk With Bill Talkington

On the 29th of July early in the day I stopped by Bill Talkington’s Gun Shop. I wanted to talk with him about the changes he had witnessed throughout his life when it came to the outdoors. For as long as I can remember Bill is the person whom I believe to be a true outdoorsman. I figured if ...

Thanksgivings to Remember

Tomorrow is the day we have set aside in our country to give thanks for the things we share with family and friends. We also give thanks for the freedoms we have in our religious beliefs and personal life choices. We give thanks for all the men and women who in the past and present defend those ...

Honoring the American Veteran

Each November, we honor those who served their country in a branch of the military during times of war and in peace. The names on the military honor roll numbers in the millions. It is on Veterans Day, we honor those who have passed into the pages of history along with those still with us ...

Through the Lens: Welcome Riesbeck’s to Our Community

As the sun rose this morning over downtown New Martinsville, it will be the first time since 1944 it will not shine on a grocery business owned and operated by the Witschey family. As of yesterday, Bill Witschey and family no longer operate the downtown grocery we have known for most of our ...

Fuzzy Votes For The First Time

On the 21st of October, I along with Mary and Fuzzy voted in the national election. For Fuzzy, it was his very first time inside a voting booth. Before that day, Fuzzy had been relegated to a life of mundane task such as cleaning ears or applying makeup. Out of a box of hundreds, I selected ...

Things in the Dark

Growing up outside New Martinsville gave the kids in my neighborhood the chance to play outside in nature. We had the woods, hollows and a nearby creek. By todays standard those places may not be as exciting as laser tag or video games, but for kids growing up in the sixties these places were ...

Legend Of The O.k. Corral

Many years ago, Mary and I decided to take a trip out west to show our son, Jeremiah some of the sights of the old west and a visit to the Grand Canyon. We felt that everyone should at least one time in their life see the Grand Canyon. Unless you have experienced the vastness of the canyon in ...