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Opinion

Any chance you’ve felt kind of stupid lately?

Local Columns

Have you felt stupid lately? I did one day last week when I was grocery shopping. Now before I go any farther with this, let me make myself perfectly clear — my feel-stupid experiences are not limited to one per week. Or when I happen to be pushing a buggy to fill it with food and ...

Pay attention and save lives

Editorials

We might be well into November, but that doesn’t mean the lessons shared during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month are any less important. This year’s observance of the month, which is designed to draw attention to the dangers presented by distracted driving, was held in October ...

Thank you for your support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I first and foremost would like to thank those individuals who were instrumental in my campaign. My daughter, Madison, worked tirelessly and was invaluable throughout this whole campaign process. Her tenacity and intelligence with respect to where to concentrate our efforts was ...

Different holiday season

Local Columns

It seems that Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us, and that means Christmas will not be that far behind. We know that this year’s holiday season is going to have a very different feel. There will be fewer opportunities to enjoy events that are a traditional part of this time of year. The ...

Little room for common ground

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you all West Virginia counties and Jefferson County for your patriotism and Republican support. Winning margins for Republican candidates in Jefferson County: President Trump, 68 percent; U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, 71 percent; state Sen. Frank Hoagland, 69 percent; state ...

History in the Hills: Under a lot of history

Local Columns

Historic research is exciting to me. The thrill of the hunt, the discovery of the story and the sharing of it are something I look forward to every time I descend the historical “rabbit hole” following a lead to a great story. I fall victim to leads in history all the time. One story leads ...

Prospects for hopeful future

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As Joseph Robinette Biden II has recently been declared the 46th president-elect of our great country, following his victory in the presidential general election over current President Donald J. Trump, as well as his winning of the Democratic presidential primary election ...

Consider WiFi hotspots

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Since the coronavirus pandemic is resurging as cool, dry weather returns, there are still many hard-working parents who cannot afford Internet connectivity at home for their school-age children. Meanwhile, there are spacious, paved and under-utilized areas that could be ...

A huge thank-you

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you to everyone who participated in the Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Ceremony on Oct. 15. It was heartwarming to see so many come out to Jim Wood Park on a chilly but beautiful day to honor or remember a loved one. We would especially like ...