Not the holiday I had expected

Not the holiday I had expected

By Dawn ReedGuest ColumnistA few days before Easter, I was talking to a five-year old as he was having his teeth cleaned. “Do you know who is co...

April 23rd, 2017 updated: April 23rd, 2017. |  


Madison PD distracted driving patrols

Madison PD distracted driving patrols

On Thursday, April 13 I had the opportunity to go on my first police ride-along.Captain J.T. Adams of the Madison Police Department allowed me to go o...

April 19th, 2017 updated: April 19th, 2017. |  


Shock at Easter

Shock at Easter

Dawn ReedGuest ColumnistA friend called and told me someone I cared about had died. I pulled off the road to cry. I was shocked. Stunned. Was it true?...

April 16th, 2017 |  


Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

By Dawn ReedGuest ColumnistPalm Sunday was never a big deal to me. Decades came and went without even a thought. I guess I was just busy getting ready...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Nine-tenths of coal miners are gone

By James A. HaughtEditor EmeritusThe Charleston Gazette-MailAmerica’s coal industry is sinking sadly. Tonnage, usually above 1 billion, dropped ...

March 28th, 2017 |  


The challenge

The challenge

By Dawn ReedGuest ColumnistLent is the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It is a common practice by Catholics and Christians to g...

March 26th, 2017 |  


College is the gateway to West Virginia’s future

College is the gateway to West Virginia’s future

By James “Ikie” BrooksGuest ColumnSome graduating high school students try to escape going to college. For me, college was my escape.Growi...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Help with directions

Help with directions

By Dawn ReedGuest ColumnistI have no sense of direction. So, when I tell my beloved I am going out of town by myself, he is less than overjoyed. (It&#...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Manchin reintroduces “Jesse’s Law” to Congress

Manchin reintroduces “Jesse’s Law” to Congress

By Senator Joe ManchinGuest ColumnBefore Jessie Grubb’s life was taken over by addiction in 2009, Jessie’s future was bright. She was a be...

March 15th, 2017 |  


St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

By Dawn ReedGuest ColumnistI love Christmas and I love Easter, but one of my other favorite holidays is coming up: Saint Patrick’s Day. Did you ...

March 12th, 2017 updated: March 12th, 2017. |