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There’s nothing like a good book

February 10, 2017 Books—I love them! I read every day—and I don't mean on an electronic device. Not to knock things like Kindles and Ipads, but I personally have to turn the pages. more »»

High school classes need in person teachers

February 3, 2017 I was pleased to read that some parents addressed the Board of Education this week with regard to the online AP?classes currently in place at Jefferson High. more »»

March for Life: A specific reason

January 27, 2017 Today marks the 44th annual March for Life--a march that has a specific reason to exist and has continued, growing more and more with each passing yea. more »»

It’s time to take a break

January 20, 2017 As I write this editorial, it is Wednesday before the upcoming innauguration of our 45th President. To say that it will be a controversial day is to say the sky is blue. more »»

Lessons in diplomacy needed

January 16, 2017 The old saying that “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” is one that can definitely be applied to politician. more »»

No words can describe

January 6, 2017 As we start the new year, it is often a time of reflection and resolutions. This year, for our community, it is also a year of remembering a man who gave so much to this area in so many way. more »»

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 23, 2016 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

Timing is wrong for redistricting

December 16, 2016 The Jefferson County Board of Education is focused on redistricting several hundred students to best meet space needs of the county. We are the first to agree that redistricting is a necessary evil. more »»

The Final Curtain

December 9, 2016 This week we are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and columnist Jim Whippl. more »»

The dreadful days of shopping

December 2, 2016 At this time of year, especially, it is essential to provide a positive customer service experience. more »»

Change comes one person at a time

November 25, 2016 Pondering what to write about this Thanksgiving holiday, I?find myself in a quandry how our nation has become filled with those who speak so ill of one another--haters who, in hating an ideal, turn... more »»

Have ears to listen to the teens

November 18, 2016 I was proud, once again, to serve assist at the Chamber of Commerce High School Business Symposium this week. Kudos to the Chamber for offering this opportunity to our high school students. more »»

Let’s follow ‘Brunch Bill’ results

November 11, 2016 The voters of Jefferson County were heard Nov. 8 when they voted 73. more »»

There’s no place like home

November 4, 2016 I discovered--if I didn’t already know it--this past weekend, that there is no place like home. And there are no folks better than those who live right here. more »»

Voting is a responsibility

October 28, 2016 Wednesday marked the beginning of early voting here in West Virginia, an option put in place several years ago to allow more registered voters to have opportune time to cast their ballot. more »»

Honors well deserved

October 24, 2016 It was indeed an honor to attend the annual Public Service Banquet hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening. more »»

Farewell Martinsburg Mall

October 7, 2016 I recently made a stop in to the Martinsburg Mall. With daughters, we are frequent shoppers at Bath and Body Works. more »»

Jumping on the sign soapbox

September 23, 2016 I once again climb aboard my soapbox to rant about election signs. It seems this topic continues to be a pet peeve with every election season. more »»

Would another tragedy heal the divide?

September 16, 2016 As our country remembered the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 on Sunday, I could not help but think of the way that people banded together in the face of an attack on our nation. more »»

What’s on your bucket list?

September 9, 2016 People have always had hopes and dreams and plans to accomplish certain things. At some point in time that compilation of items has been designated as one’s “bucket list. more »»



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