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August is tree stand safety month

It is that time of year. With archery season barely a month away it is time for all of us …

August 25th, 2015 |  

By 1954 the Great War had been over long enough for the country to return to normal. But the war …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Make the most of the new school year

As students across our state return to school, it is important to have a fresh focus on the year that …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Anyone want to go snipe hunting?

Many, many years ago I was asked if I wanted to go snipe hunting. I was as eager then to …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Turning the pages: Moving to school’s second floor a sign of maturity

We have had a few really warm days. The hot summer days are reminiscent of those long-past times of so …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Watch out for wildlife on the move

Just take a short drive up or down Rt. 119 or your nearest major thoroughfare and you will see the …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Developmental education reform is a key to success

During my time as Senate President and now, as your Governor, I have made it a priority to improve our …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Childhood memories: Cracking walnuts, aggravating a sister

  You know where Goodsons’ Store (formerly Fas Chek) is now? Well, near that spot there was once a white, …

August 4th, 2015 |  

It’s the tastiest time of summer

It’s the tastiest time of summer

he days of summer are long, hot and humid. This summer has been a particularly wet and rainy one. Granted, …

August 4th, 2015 updated: August 4th, 2015. |  

Suspected heart attack turned out to be something less

I thought I was having a heart attack! I had terrible pain in my chest and had been having it …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Turning the pages: Some important things went unnoticed

I wrote this some time before: There seemed to be a lot going on in Pineville and Wyoming County sometimes …

July 28th, 2015 |  

One of the most powerful things we can do to build a brighter future for America’s kids is to give …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Antlers: See how they grow

Antlers, horns, bone, no matter what you call them they are the very thing that catches your attention when you …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Welch was once a busy, vibrant city

If you get the idea that we used to live in a small little world, you would not be entirely …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Only Wyoming County open for fall turkey hunting

The results are in! Actually, a more accurate statement might be the regulations are out. The 2015-2016 Hunting and Trapping …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Make summer memories at state parks

The Mountain State is known worldwide for its natural beauty and outdoor adventures, and this summer is the perfect time …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Don’t let your pets stray too far from home

Everyone knows that dog is man’s best friend, that is unless you are a cat lover, and then of course …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Stay safe while exploring West Virginia

This week, West Virginians across the Mountain State are celebrating Independence Day with family and friends. Whether your summer plan …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Quiet streams sometimes become raging torrents

Before the recent rains, you could stand on the bridge and look downstream at the Guyandotte River where the water …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Turning the pages: CCC was active in Wyoming County

In the early thirties there was a lot of activity in Wyoming County. Although the country was in the grip …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Turning the pages: Baileysville stirs memories

I can’t imagine how I would be feeling right now if the place where I was born and raised was …

June 23rd, 2015 |  

Sportsman’s Caucus will help fishers, hunters

One of my favorite things about living in West Virginia is our four seasons. Well, those four are nice, too. …

June 23rd, 2015 |  

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