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With Memorial Day right around the corner, what better time to investigate what this holiday is all about? Though in the past few years Americans look to the last Monday in May as the beginning of summer or vacation season or just a three day weekend, Memorial Day has a vast and colorful his…

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Letters to the Editor

First and foremost, let me state that the Covid-19 virus is very real, especially for our elderly population!  However, a quick look at all the early models medical professionals trotted out have been woefully inaccurate.  Early on, even Bill Gates himself, was predicting thirty-three millio…

As horrible as COVID-19 is, I hope that after all is said and done, we will have gained a new respect for one another. I used to think that people who worked from home were so lucky. That it must be awesome to be a homeschool mom. Now that I am doing both, I couldn’t be more exhausted! The m…

Lifestyles

Lately, there has been discussion of Virginia counties succession from the commonwealth to join West Virginia as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary". Although it is unclear how logistically this could work, this could potentially mean more people coming to the state of West Virginia, rather than …

In West Virginia, we are far from immune to natural disasters. While our mountains offer us protection, beauty, and natural diversity, we often find ourselves in times of trials when it comes to issues such as flooding. In 2016, West Virginia experienced what was called: "The Thousand Year F…

In the mainstream media, we as consumers are constantly hearing that the economy is improving and/or promises that it will improve. However, here in West Virginia, although unemployment rates are down, there is an ever-increasing number of people that depend on state benefits. This is due to…