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Ban water-based fracking

Dear Editor: While West Virginians need employment, frackers appear to be bringing their workers in from elsewhere.  But, even so, this new technology could help significantly if the damage it inflicts on environment, health and...

Wash your face with kerosene

I love cosmetics! Ever since I was a little girl, pretending a rhododendron leaf dipped in water was a makeup brush dusted with opalescent fluid, the power of beauty products has never been lost on...

Between The Lines for August 17, 2013

Our football team will hold a Green & White Scrimmage Saturday instead of traveling to Mitchell Stadium for the Graham Grid-O-Rama. The team will travel to Westside High School next Friday the 23rd at...

Letter : ‘Fund diplomacy, not war’

Dear Editor: I hope my members of Congress, Senator Joe Manchin and Representatives Capito and Jenkins will work to fund diplomacy, not war. In his address to Congress, President Trump said, “We want harmony and stability,...

Hi, Mom (don’t kill me)

Friars Hill Traffic Report - April 22nd, 2017 I received the following note this week: “I am so happy you have decided to return writing your commentary. I have missed your 'take’ on events. Your column...

Vacay Cake

I’m writing to you from Snowshoe. While my co-workers toil away this week, I’m sleeping in, lounging at the pool, kayaking and shooting skeet. We’ve hiked and jogged, picnicked and eaten in restaurants. And we’ve eaten...

Bon Mots from the Twittersphere I don’t Tweet. This is one of the many things that differentiates me from our president elect, Donald Trump. What I do instead, is quake in fear every morning when I...

Where did all West Virginia’s money go?

By Christopher J. Regan The West Virginia Capitol is a crime scene. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been stolen. So where are the cops? Have they got any leads? When will the perpetrators be brought...

Howling at the Moon

Y’all want some dogs? How about some cats? This morning, I was driving my teenager to school and I turned to her and said, “Do you realize that there are nine living things in our...

Friars Hill Traffic Report: Y’all can thank Faye in Maryland

I’m back, witches! So, how are ya? I’m sure a lot of you were hoping that I’ve been banned from publishing the Traffic Report due to my offensive, left wing missives. Sadly for you, I wasn’t....