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March 20, 2020 Last Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that COVID-19 had been upgraded from an epidemic to a pandemic, due to the level of global devastation it had caused. more »»

Memorial Day memories: A debt we cannot repay

May 31, 2019 This past weekend, many Americans celebrated Memorial Day, by getting together with family and friends to indulge in grilled burgers and hotdogs. more »»

Shepherd Professor Sylvia Shurbutt positively changing U.S. perceptions of Appalachia

July 20, 2018 Appalachia doesn't realize how lucky it is to have an academic like Sylvia Shurbutt on its side. more »»

Miss America is starting to catch up

June 15, 2018 She waves her hand and smiles, with a tiara glinting in her hair and a sash draped across her satin gown. more »»

Winning shouldn’t be everything

June 1, 2018 “We are the champions, my friends,” the popular song goes. Whenever I hear these lyrics, I’m reminded of the sometimes obsessive way people pursue winning. more »»

When did Memorial Day lose its meaning?

May 25, 2018 Memorial Day is coming up in a few days, and for most of us, that means it’s time for picnics and, if the weather’s warm enough, pool parties. more »»

Can Millennials truly appreciate Mother’s Day?

May 18, 2018 This Mother’s Day, I gave my mom a wonderful present—a shiny new colander. more »»

Stepping out of the ivory halls

May 11, 2018 Graduating from college can be a scary step. A step out of the “ivory halls,” as my alma mater put it in its coronation hymn, into a world of uncertainty, expected to handle any challenge with ease. more »»

It feels like home to me

May 4, 2018 After a recent emergency visit to the hospital, my 90-year-old grandfather spent a few weeks in Williamsport Nursing Home regaining his muscle strength. more »»

Coming and going

April 20, 2018 All good things must eventually come to an end. For me, that end is my position at the Chronicle. And yes —my time here was a good thin. more »»

Thanks For All The Fish

December 1, 2017 Douglas Adams, the quirky English author and satirist, would have loved Shepherdstown. Who knows, perhaps somewhere in his short 49 years of life he visited our equally quirky small town. more »»

It’s The Holiday Season

November 24, 2017 As the year quickly begins to wind down, it often gives us time to pause and reflect on all we have accomplished. more »»

Back To The Drawing Board

November 17, 2017 If a bipartisan assessment of the U.S. Senate’s tax reform bill is accurate, lawmakers need to go back to the drawing board. more »»

GOP, Dems Deserve Each Other

November 10, 2017 Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. more »»

Testing May Help Curb System Abuse

November 3, 2017 Political correctness simply cannot be permitted to stand in the way of attacking West Virginia’s drug abuse epidemic on all fronts. Fortunately, state legislators seem to agree. more »»

This Is Halloween

October 27, 2017 ’Tis the season. No, not that season — yet. It’s Halloween in Shepherdstown. more »»

Bureaucrats’ Red Tape Cause More Harm

October 20, 2017 How many West Virginians have died of drug overdoses during the past 11 months? How many more will die during the next nine months? Dozens? Scores? How many of those lives might have been saved had... more »»

There Is Explaining To Do

October 13, 2017 As the floodgates opened for a tidal wave of sexual assault allegations against former movie magnate Harvey Weinstein this week, quite a few in the entertainment industry have some explaining to do. more »»

What Happens in Vegas

October 6, 2017 This past Sunday evening saw — once again — a deadly shooting on United States soil in Las Vega. more »»

‘Roads to Prosperity’ is Devil We Know

September 29, 2017 During a special voting session on Saturday, Oct. 7, state residents will have the opportunity to vote on Gov. more »»

State Ahead of the Curve in Elections

September 22, 2017 Name a policy issue, and chances are it has been politicized by Democrats, Republicans and even Independents eager to gain advantages over political rivals. more »»



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