Why not turn McDowell into national park?

Editor’s note – Garret Mathews wrote feature stories and, later, columns for the Bluefield, W. Va., Daily Telegraph from 1972 until 1987 w...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Spring break is a great time to fish

By Roger Wolfe The weather is warming up and the fishing is heating up. When many people think about spring break they immediately think of going to t...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Senate salutes East golf team

The 2017 Regular Session of the Legislature now has about two weeks left and much has taken place. Here is an update of what we are working on to impr...

April 4th, 2017 |  


Legislative session now at halfway point

The 2017 Regular Session of the 83rd Legislature is now past the halfway point and much has taken place. Here’s another update of what bills we ...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Spring is around the corner

Though the recent bout of cold weather may beg to differ, Spring is right around the corner and the wildlife around us is starting to show that they f...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Spring fire season has begun

March has definitely come in like a lion. A roaring, howling, toppling trees lion and with it has brought in the spring fire season. With the wind and...

March 7th, 2017 |  


This early spring is ‘killer’ for native plants and trees

By Roger WolfeThis early spring weather has been a pleasant break from the normal frigid February weather with highs struggling to reach the 50-degree...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Fishing is full of tough decisions

What I want to know is when did fishing get to be so hard? Seems like only yesterday, when we were kids, the hardest thing about fishing was figuring ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


February is for the birds

To be more accurate, it is for feeding the birds. February is National Bird Feeding Month. Although the shortest month of the year, it is often the ha...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


Letter to the Editor

I was born in Mullens, WV. Like most of my generation I was born acoal miner’s daughter and granddaughter. I have lived most of my life watchin...

February 7th, 2017 |