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Opinion

West Virginia’s Population Crisis

West Virginia has been on a concerning downward trend regarding population over the last decade. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, West Virginia lost 3.3% of its population since 2010; this was the greatest percentage of population loss out of every state in the nation. This resulted in the ...

Through the Lens: Firefly

It is June and summer has arrived once again in West Virginia. The calendar has officially welcomed the warm months of summer. The smell of fresh cut grass and warm tar oozing from the hot black top roads flood our senses as the season begins. The pool is opened and the area is filled with ...

The Legion of Forgotten Dead in Mist of Antiquity

Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat of a drum as the ...

Letter to the Editor – Memorial and Flag Day

Dear Editor: With Memorial Day and Flag Day approaching, I would like to contribute the following thoughts and observations. As a youngster, growing up in Sistersville in the ‘50s, we learned to honor and respect our national ensign. We saw our American flag displayed - correctly - ...

Editorial – May 19

Gone are days of unlocked doors and unsupervised kids roving the neighborhood. America is in an era of mistrust. Setting on your porch draws suspicion from your neighbors. Cameras are everywhere, security systems fit for penitentiaries adorn our homes. Taking a late evening ride can get you ...

Through the Lens: Welcome Back Mother Nature

We are in that time of the year when Mother Nature has awakened from the long winter. She greets us each day with new colors for the warm season to come. I have always enjoyed this time of year, as trees and woodlands that have been barren of color, return with greens, yellows and all the ...

Children Are An Asset

The single greatest assets of any community is it’s children. Without a doubt, they will not thrive without good schools, good recreation, and good people who put them first. The greatest thing one can do is support children and their activities. Kids grow strong in caring ...

Through the Lens: Chant of the Auctioneer

Over forty years ago I met a young man who could put the energizer bunny to shame. I’ll bet he woke up laughing and talking wanting to take on the day with a heart full of joy. That was a long time ago and he now has grown into a man. And still, he is energetic and always has a smile when I ...

Welcoming New Businesses

We look to welcome a new business to the Riverside Village Plaza in the near future. A sign posted at the plaza announces a Burkes Outlet will be coming soon. It’s good to see the anchor location at the shopping center filled rather quickly than sit empty. Burkes Outlet will be in the ...

The Voice of the People – Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A second meeting of patriots who wish to advocate for constitutional rights and greater local control is planned for Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. This time it will take place in the Sistersville Public Library. Concerned members of the community are welcome, and any questions can ...