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Through The Lens: Thanksgiving Nostalgia

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving 2019, it is late this year. That means Christmas is only three weeks away. So, if you haven't gotten your Christmas shopping started, you are a week behind. That extra week you generally have for shopping was given to you by President Franklin Roosevelt.His proclamation ...

Editorial for November 20

Covering the latest impeachment hearings is much better than "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" it's total nonsence. It's a real fairy tale to think or actually believe it really matters.There is no doubt, it's a foregone conclusion, it is really going to happen, the House of Representatives will impeach ...

Through The Lens: Letters to Veterans

Recently, I attended a Veteran's program at the New Martinsville Middle School. By the time the program began, I estimated nearly fifty veterans were going to be in attendance.It began with breakfast that was donated by local businesses. As we enjoyed the meal, we had a chance to talk and ...

Editorial for November 13

Veterans Day is upon us, and we should take time on this day to honor and celebrate those who served this country.In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th ...

Through the Lens: The Jug

Not long ago, local artist E. Stanley Yost presented Gladys (Fletcher) Gregg with the original framed painting of the roadside stop, known as "The Jug." Gladys, who at 94, still opens the Jug most every day for her customers. She and The Jug have been part of each others lives since 1929. In ...

Editorial for November 6

Some where along the line good always overcomes evil. With the world we live in, it seems as through we mostly hear of the bad things happening with very little effort put forth to relay the good to the masses. Recent news that another Coal Baron has filed for bankruptcy brings tears to the ...

Editorial for November 6

Some where along the line good always overcomes evil. With the world we live in, it seems as through we mostly hear of the bad things happening with very little effort put forth to relay the good to the masses. Recent news that another Coal Baron has filed for bankruptcy brings tears to the ...

Small Town Might Just Be At It’s Best

While many say small town America is dying with no hope for revival, some communities would beg to differ! Although there are many concerns and problems to address, one thing is certain, you can't take away community pride.During the past few weeks New Martinsville has been alive and kicking ...

Editorial for October 23

When I was a kid in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Halloween was a big deal. Picking a costume could take weeks. Then, there were special decorations on the streets, haunted houses, church parties, a costume parade at school, and most important of all, trick-or-treating. The neighborhood kids ...

Through The Lens: Above the Riffle: Part 3

The next day Sam raced to return to the place above the riffle. But it was different than ever before. He did not stop and play in the water that swirled behind the stones. The crayfish that hunted food in the shallow pools seemed to know he was not going to try and catch them today. Even his ...