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Teachers Aren’t Made in Classrooms

September 15, 2017 West Virginia has a shortage of public school teachers qualified on paper to do their jobs. Eliminating some of the red tape at least partially responsible for that problem makes sense. more »»

Haley: Kim is ‘Begging for War’

September 8, 2017 Diplomats sometimes engage in hyperbole to make their points. But what Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday may be the literal truth. more »»


September 1, 2017 It seems 2017 has proven to be a year of turmoil, strife and disunity. No matter who is to blame, something had to give. And it seems that thing turned out to be yet another disaste. more »»


August 25, 2017 Jefferson County’s 2017-18 school year kicked off Monday for most students, while Kindergarten graced the school halls for their very first, first day on Tuesday. more »»

No Place for Hate

August 18, 2017 On Aug. 12 we saw a display of racism, hatred and vile bigotry in Charlottesville, Virgini. more »»

Defeating Defeat

August 11, 2017 The odds are constantly stacked against us. This is true whether you are black, white, straight, gay, deaf, blind...and on down the list. more »»

Capito’s Stance Unchanged

August 4, 2017 One of the things many West Virginians have learned is to keep our options open. It is simple common sense. U.S. Se. more »»

Morrisey’s Money-Saving Offer

July 28, 2017 During just three months, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office helped save taxpayers $1.3 million in improper Social Security claims. more »»

More Than a Numbers Game

July 21, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to table a health care reform bill was a matter of simple mathematics. more »»

No Issue is Black and White

July 14, 2017 While the issue of the Mountaineer Gas distribution line has caused much contention throughout the region, there is one thing to keep in mind: no issue is black and white. more »»

A Joy to be Ordinary

July 7, 2017 Shepherdstown is really an extraordinary place. Whether it is festivals, the farmers market, arts or local shops and restaurants, this town is a great place to be. more »»

Safeguard your July 4th

June 30, 2017 It’s tough to beat a burger hot off the grill in your own backyard. Grills, hibachis and barbecues can increase your risk of having a fire according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). more »»

Taking a well-earned break

June 23, 2017 Everyone needs to rest. We can all try to go 24/7/365, but at some point we will burn ourselves out. more »»

The Future of Truth

June 16, 2017 With talk of “fake news” and biased media, one can find themselves in a position of great difficulty with the task of discerning which voices are worth listening to, and which are not. more »»

An age of ad hominem

June 9, 2017 Last week saw a major gaffe come from a well-known, albeit paltry, comedian — Kathy Griffi. more »»

Shepherdstown needs the Grist Mill

June 2, 2017 Early last week, the Corporation of Shepherdstown Town Council met to gauge the public’s opinion regarding the fate of the historic Thomas Shepherd Grist Mill. more »»

Keeping Shepherdstown Wonderful

May 26, 2017 Taking a stroll down German Street can give you a quick glimpse as to what it is exactly that makes Shepherdstown a great place to live, work and play. more »»

Make the most of all opportunities

May 12, 2017 Shepherd University saw its seniors complete their educational journey last week. This week, Jefferson and Washington high schools turn their senior graduates out into the world. more »»

Summer events sure to help town thrive

May 4, 2017 Summer in Shepherdstown — the event calendar is filling. And each of the events planned, from the upcoming DogFest to May Day, to Street Fest and CATF, will bring hoards of folks to town. more »»

Step up and be an advocate

May 4, 2017 Country music star Aaron Tippin put it best in song when he said “You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. more »»



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