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Editorial

West Virginia’s Population Crisis

West Virginia has been on a concerning downward trend regarding population over the last decade. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, West Virginia lost 3.3% of its population since 2010; this was the greatest percentage of population loss out of every state in the nation. This resulted in the ...

The Legion of Forgotten Dead in Mist of Antiquity

Sometimes on one of those late spring days when Memorial Day comes, you can almost see them, marching, marching onward, the legion of forgotten dead. In the soft stillness and solitude of a country graveyard in the evening hush, occasionally you can hear the muffled beat of a drum as the ...

Editorial – May 19

Gone are days of unlocked doors and unsupervised kids roving the neighborhood. America is in an era of mistrust. Setting on your porch draws suspicion from your neighbors. Cameras are everywhere, security systems fit for penitentiaries adorn our homes. Taking a late evening ride can get you ...

Children are an Asset

The single greatest asset of any community is it’s children. Without a doubt they will not thrive without good schools, good recreation, and good people who put them first. The greatest thing one can do is support children and their activities. Kids grow strong in caring ...

Welcoming New Businesses

We look to welcome a new business to the Riverside Village Plaza in New Martinsville in the near future. A sign posted at the plaza announces a Burkes Outlet will be coming soon. It’s good to see the anchor location at the shopping center filled rather quickly than sit empty. Burkes Outlet ...

The Passing of Paden City Mayor

Paden City lost a good man last week with the passing of Mayor Marc “Rick” Casteel. He was a proud Paden City resident, who grew up in the community and attended Paden City schools. Rick had a passion for the community and just last June was elected Mayor of the town. He was very proud of ...

What To Do If You Get Anxiety!

Just remember anxiety is a perfectly normal and a natural part of being a human. There will always be times when you’re nervous or worried. It happens to everyone, some can handle it even when it turns into something that never goes away, others can’t. What causes anxiety and what do you ...

Hunting and Fishing for Safety and Sanity

We all could be safer if we use a little common sense and prepare for the times ahead. If you are not a hunter and would like to get out of the house; go to the woods where it is definitely safer for us to be during the world wide pandemic. There are many things we can do out there that can be ...

Parking Lot Potholes

If you’ve ever gone through the McDonald’s drive-thru and decided to take a right turn, you’ll soon find out you took the wrong turn. There are so many potholes that it is impossible to avoid one without hitting another. This problem persists all the way through parking lots of the ...

“Think” With a Capital ‘I’

Some West Virginia legislators spell “think” with a capital ‘I.’ They “think” about a piece of legislation with themselves in mind, not you. Consider Senate Bill-642 and House Bill-2715, both to reduce legal advertisements for public notice in your local newspaper. This is the ...