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Parents need to stay involved with kids

August 16, 2013 The age old adage that time passes more quickly the older you get is more true everyday. more »»

Law enforcement officers are not above the law

August 9, 2013 As we all know, or we all should, new laws recently went into effect regarding hand held cell phones while driving and texting while driving. more »»

Human trafficking: It does happen in West Virginia

August 2, 2013 A bill was signed in May to provide compensation to victims of human trafficking. Prior to that bill, West Virginia had passed a bill making human trafficking a felony—in 2012. more »»

It's not just respect, it's the law

July 26, 2013 Unfortunately, I attended two funerals last week and was saddened at the behavior of drivers who showed little or no respect for the funeral procession making its way to the cemetery. more »»

Streetfest offers economic boom to town

July 5, 2013 With beautiful weather Saturday, along with a phenomenal job of organizing the annual Streetfest event, Shepherdstown saw an influx of thousands of people on German Street. more »»

Are we wasting our hard-won freedoms?

June 28, 2013 As we head into the July 4 holiday season, it is difficult to comprehend how at odds and out of whack our country has becom. more »»

“Green” isn't something new

June 21, 2013 Many of us get blasted with emails, Facebook messages and the like and more often than not, those things are annoying. more »»

Adventure packed weekend ahead

June 14, 2013 With weather forecasters indicating a beautiful weekend, we encourage you to make plans now to travel out to at least two events taking place this weekend. more »»

PSC making the right move

June 7, 2013 We are extremely glad to see that the Public Service Commission for stepping up to investigate the practices of Potomac Ediso. more »»

Nothing is more important than family

May 31, 2013 Coming from a large family (6 boys and 7 girls), I know that it is often the norm to have battles going with one sibling or another and to not see or talk to each other as often as we should. more »»

Are you ready for some baseball?

May 24, 2013 For those out there who are not aware, Jefferson County now serves as the home for the Charles Town Cannons, a team in the Valley Baseball League. more »»

Two little words make all the difference

May 17, 2013 Each and every day we are all in situations where two words can make the difference in our day or the day of someone else. more »»

A day to honor all mothers

May 10, 2013 The idea of a celebration of motherhood has roots more years back than one can imagine; however, for purposes of recognitions in the United States, one goes back to 1870 with Julia Ward Howe. more »»

One step at a time

April 26, 2013 One dance step at a time, that is. more »»

A moment to commend, welcome and bid farewell

April 19, 2013 Each week we offer to our readers a guest columnist who brings insight and entertainment to our readers. more »»

Don't give up the freedom to enter

April 12, 2013 I traveled to Charleston to participate in Jefferson County Day at the state capital on Monday. An worthwhile trip as usual, it is always exciting to enter the capital building in all its grandeu. more »»

Board of Ed lets down the public

April 5, 2013 At a recent special meeting of the Board of Education, an agenda item called for a vote on the replacement of a board member. more »»

Take advantage of time given

March 28, 2013 I was set to write an editorial this morning about the importance of learning new things. more »»

The challenge of surviving teenagers

March 22, 2013 I often wonder if survival is possible living in a household with two teenage girls (well, one is almost a teen). more »»

Watch those electric bills

March 15, 2013 As I am sure many of you have done, I have changed to paperless billing for as many accounts as possible. It keeps all my bills in one location (my email) and prevents the waste of a lot of paper. more »»



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