Safe driving critical during busy holiday travel season
Many of our readers will be going over a river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house this holiday. And whether it be a couple of exits or a couple of states away, there will be some time spent driving to Grandma’s.
Generosity can make this Friday’s Christmas Toy Shop biggest, best in its five-year history
Every child deserves a good Christmas.
That’s the philosophy that led to the first Christmas Toy Shop on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, in 2009.
Ready for some robust Christmas shopping?
Well, Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat.
Maybe not too fat. The goose may be a little thin these days. With all that’s going on right now — recovering from a government shutdown, furloughs, a budget battle — people don’t really feel good about the economy. And when people don’t feel good about the economy, retailers worry.
Vision shown during Kennedy’s New Frontier lasts through generations
“Ask not what your country can do for you ...”
There are few phrases in the history of America that are as iconic as the one spoken by the late John F. Kennedy during his Inaugural Address on the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 1961.
“... Ask what you can do for your country.”
It had been a tough campaign road for the Massachusetts senator.
Malone set East girls’ basketball foundation during 36 years as coach
Many coaches on the Marion County athletic scene make a name for themselves for their won-lost record. And some for the state championships they have won.
Bill Malone could certainly be awarded for longevity and for his won-lost record as well.
Farmington men’s sacrifice saved lives of future miners
These men were fathers, husbands, brothers and sons.
And they were the 78 men who lost their lives in the Farmington mine disaster 45 years ago today.
Although 21 miners were able to survive the explosion that rocked the No. 9 mine of Consolidation Coal Co. early that morning, Nov. 20, 1968, is a day that changed the county’s history forever.
Coalition working to reduce child poverty
We all love rags-to-riches stories.
Oprah Winfrey was the child of an unwed teenage mother and rose from a hard-scrabble Mississippi farm to become one of the richest women in the world.
Congress must find areas of agreement, sensibly compromise during budget process
There was a glimmer of positive news from Washington last week amid ongoing budget talks.
Just a glimmer.
The federal government started the first month of the 2014 budget year with a smaller deficit. The Treasury Department, The Associated Press reported, said Wednesday that the deficit in October was $91.6 billion. That’s 24 percent lower than the $120 billion of October 2012.
Politics in state could get interesting
Come next fall, West Virginia may elect the first female senator ever to represent the Mountain State.
We say that because the two major contenders are now U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democrat.
Shift from learning to read to reading to learn key milestone for young students
Think about the number of times you read throughout the course of a day.
Sure, you’re reading these words right now. But think about all the other times you’ll look at a group of what otherwise would just be a jumble of letters and actually comprehend what they mean: a menu while you’re having lunch; a text message from your son or daughter; emails at work; instructions to put together a new toy for your grandchild.
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