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Give me good old paper and pencil

April 25, 2014 Despite the fact that I use a computer on a daily basis and I am a frequent (probably too much so) visitor to Facebook and email and cell phones are nearly essential, there are some days I wish fo... more »»

Celebrating Easter

April 18, 2014 Easter Sunday can truly be said to be the most important day celebrated by those of the Christian faith. more »»

Jump on the volunteer bandwagon

April 11, 2014 The cold, dreary weather is behind us and the time is ripe for volunteer opportunities. With multiple events coming up in the spring months, the number of activities continues to increas. more »»

The day the music died

April 4, 2014 My trusty Pandora played “American Pie” this week and I must admit, I sang along with every word. more »»

Don't be so quick to voice judgment

March 28, 2014 I write this editorial following the horrific accident on Interstate 81 Wednesday morning that has claimed the lives of three individuals at the present time and has several others critically... more »»

Outstanding under pressure

March 21, 2014 The winter season has worn out its welcome on every front. While hoping the snow this past Monday was the final blast, it appears another may be on the horizon. Somewhere out there, spring is hiding. more »»

County cuts at expense of public safety

March 14, 2014 As the Jefferson County Commission pared away at their budget attempting to fix problems long in the making, their blades hit hard on the fire and rescue services of the county. more »»

Time to spring forward

March 7, 2014 Despite Mother Nature's continued reign of winter weather, this weekend marks the surge forward into Daylight Savings Time. more »»

Fiscal responsibility punished by the county?

February 28, 2014 After sitting through what seem to be never-ending budget sessions of the Jefferson County Commission, it appears that the departments and “component units” of the county who have managed their... more »»

A blessing to this community

February 21, 2014 While preparing for the story in today's paper on Food Lion and the Masonic Lodge partnership, I was completely impressed with the service to community done by the local grocery. more »»

Baseball is not all about fundraising

February 16, 2014 A recent comment in the Journal Junction section of our sister paper sparked an outcry from long-time supporters of Jefferson High baseball. more »»

Give thanks to all who make our way easier

February 7, 2014 The road crews for the state and for the county and towns have worked more than their share of hours this winter to treat the roadways, to plow inches upon inches of snow and to make the way as... more »»

Simply enjoy the music

January 31, 2014 I am anticipating an upcoming interview with the Music Fellows at Shepherd University and attending their upcoming recital. more »»

Children learn from what they see

January 24, 2014 It seems a fairly simple statement to make that children learn from what they see. more »»

We welcome the input

January 17, 2014 I am prompted to write this editorial this week following a phone call asking that I print an apology for my editorial regarding teachers from last week. more »»

Despite the cold, life must go on

January 13, 2014 We have certainly faced some grueling temperatures this week. These have led to a variety of issues, closings, accidents, frozen pipes, etc., which have put lives in turmoil. more »»

Look back but move forward

January 6, 2014 Stepping into 2014 is certainly a time for reflection over the past year; however, rather than dwell on the past, we must look ahead to what the new year holds. more »»

Reading is fundamental

December 27, 2013 As we head into another new year, there are many areas to which we can shift our focus for those infamous resolutions. more »»

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 20, 2013 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

Pick up the pen and write a note

December 13, 2013 As Christmas quickly approaches, I faithfully check the mailbox every day for those beautiful Christmas cards. more »»



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