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Merry Christmas

Christmas is here, and if you are like the staff of your local paper, there is still so much to be done in preparation for the big day.At a weekly newspaper, we are always mindful of the next week - the next edition. However, the ever-approaching date of Dec. 25 still seemed to sneak upon us.We ...

Small Towns Are Amazing

Christmas cards and Hallmark movies. Those are the sorts of words our reporters used to describe Hundred's "Old-Fashioned Christmas" and Pine Grove's "Christmas In Our Town" events, held this past weekend.Needless to say, our reporters were impressed.Folks huddled together to sing Christmas ...

A Plan Of Action

We applaud the New Martinsville Ministerial Association for its plans to combat drug abuse in the area. We hope the association's planned January 2019 meeting of distinguished officials is well-attended, and its efforts continue, reaching beyond the city and throughout the county.We also hope ...

The Season Of Giving

As we make preparations for our Wednesday, Nov. 28 edition, we are mindful that today - Nov. 27 - is known as "Giving Tuesday." This special day is celebrated after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday It is known to kick off a season of charity.Opportunities to give are all around us; ...

Treasure Thanksgiving

This week you will perhaps gather with those you hold dearest, marking the Thanksgiving holiday. You might partake of a dinner with all the trimmings, gather around the living room to talk or play games. You might even bring the Christmas decor out of storage, in anticipation of the next ...

You Go Girls!

We couldn't be prouder of the Lady Eagles Volleyball team. These young ladies brought home a state title, and throughout the season's journey, taught the rest of us plenty of lessons.The Lady Eagles taught perseverance. After all, they fell to the Lady Knights of Tyler Consolidated during ...

Results & Thankful For Freedoms

We'd be remiss if we didn't remind our readers that yesterday's election results can be found on our website and Facebook page. The results can be found in print form through the Wheeling Intelligencer and Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Our papers print on Tuesday afternoons, way before polls ...

Go Vote

It's Tuesday, Oct. 30, and as we prepare to close the door on this week's paper, we look ahead to this time next week - Election Day. If you didn't take advantage of early voting, we hope you will visit your voting precinct on Election Day.Be an informed voter.Check out the sample ballot in ...

A Refreshing Message

Last week we received a refreshing e-mail at our offices. A young lady, a junior at Paden City High School, wanted us to post about an upcoming spaghetti dinner fundraiser in our newspapers. For starters, this dinner is Oct. 28, 12:30-4 p.m. at the PCHS multi-purpose building. Check our our ...

Thankful For Volunteers

The month of October has been busy for local folks, as a plethora of activities have happened each weekend, in celebration of the Autumn season. Octoberfest was held in Hundred, Wetzel County, during the first weekend of October, which also marked the annual Middle Island Harvest Festival in ...