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My Unbased Opinion

By David O. Heishman – Ok. So, what happened to tomatoes this year? I don’t think I’ve talked to anyone who seemed proud of their crop. Tomatoes are my biggest reason for gardening, I’ve had darn few really fit to […]

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Only a Century

Hardy County may be the only West Virginia county with the distinction of having 4 standing court houses. The oldest is a log structure (now covered with siding)

My Unbased Opinion – August 13

By David O. Heishman – Howling and yowling, weeping and wailing, gnashing of teeth. Fussing and cussing, pushing and shoving, gaming and blaming. WOW! Is this year ever

Take Note

Recent news events have many Americans looking to the Middle East with concern. The situation involves our long time friends in Israel and those who hate America, the

My Unbased Opinion – August 6

By David O. Heishman – A new day dawning. A cloudy morning, not much bright sun. I’m watching from a perfect observation post. I’ve rediscovered Pap’s Porch. Big House’s

Relay for Life

Hundreds of people will gather at the Moorefield Town Park this Saturday, Aug. 9, to continue the fight against Cancer. This disease has affected nearly every family you know,

My Unbased Opinion

By David O. Heishman – It rained “right smart” last night. No heavy hard rain, but it lasted a “good while”. Several hours at least. Never woke me

From other editors’ desks … The Cautionary Tale of Coldwater Creek

For nearly 15 years, Idaho-based clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has operated a giant distribution center near Parkersburg. Unfortunately, the company has filed for bankruptcy and the distribution center

My Unbased Opinion – July 23

By David O. Heishman – Eight or ten years ago I wrote a column about “Stuff.” Possessions. Things acquired over a lifetime. Acquired as gifts or for

Poultry Impacts Us

The poultry industry continues to have a major impact on the economy of Hardy County, the South Branch Valley and the state of West Virginia. We would

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