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One year after the nationally publicized nine-day 2018 West Virginia Teachers' Strike, 54 West Virginia Counties have, again, closed their doors after teachers' unions called for a statewide strike earlier in the day. The nearly-statewide closure has, already, started to revive last year's strike slogan and hashtag, #55 United. However, one county, Putnam County, has announced that they will NOT close tomorrow. Putnam County Schools Superintendent...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year. Leaders of three unions for teachers and school service workers said at a news conference Monday...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of speakers crammed two public hearings Monday to speak against a complex education bill in West Virginia that teachers unions claim is retaliation for a nine-day strike last year. Teachers, parents, education and union officials, and students were...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Africans to arrive in North America were so little noted by history that many are known today by only their first names: Antony and Isabella, Angelo, Frances and Peter. Almost 400 years ago, they were kidnapped and forcibly...
Buck-Onion –Buckhannon Mayor, David W. McCauley, hijacked French Creek Freddie, and he has, himself, given a forecast of...
Upshur Countians have long complained that they were being pinched at the gas pumps. From Facebook post to calls for boycotts, Upshur County citizens have frequently and, sometimes, loudly asked why gasoline prices were, noticeably, higher in Upshur County than...

Non-Discimination Ordinance Fails 4-3… Here’s the Rest of the Story

The January 3, 2019 meeting of Buckhannon City Council included, on its agenda, Ordinance 434, which would extend equal protections to the LGBTQ community for...
In a statement to Appalachian Views, Hamilton said, “First of all, I believe it would be against our state constitution to do that, but even if it was legal, is it practical?” he questioned...

Groundhogs, Groundhogs Everywhere . . . Even some to eat

Winter has settled in and French Creek Freddie is still in a deep sleep, but Southern Upshur County is already ramping up for their famous resident to make his annual appearance on Groundhog Day, February 2. The 4th Annual Groundhog Festival...

Intersection Intrigue

I’ve been driving for almost 20 years.  In my near 20 years of experience, I have developed two pet peeves:  people who don’t use their blinker, and the constant conundrum that, apparently, every intersection presents.  Just this morning I sat at a green arrow waiting for my...
Three state delegates recently proposed new legislation that would divert $10 million from state surplus funds to Washington to help build a border wall between the United States and Mexico. But, some state legislators are calling the proposal a political stunt. Delegates...

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Near the end, we sleep in snatches, grabbing zzzzs as we go, rolling over what’s left of the roadway to what’s left of the city. We think, maybe, there will be something to come back to. What choice do we have? Whence we came cannot be revised. The road vanishes behind us, broken by greed...
Looking Back… January 1949 Charley Harper, from Frenchton, did his first wildlife illustration for the Ford Times January 1959 City residents were charged $1 each for a City Operators’ License Tax. If they waited until February 1, a penalty would be added...
My grandmother always had the prettiest garden. She grew flowers while my Granddaddy took care of all the vegetables. Her blue and white Victorian house on Florida Street glowed with pink geraniums, pink and white petunias, and a glory of other blooms in her signature colors. Around the side and back...
The Year of 2018 ended fittingly with a stock market influx. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, founded in the 19th century, experienced the worst Christmas Eve in its history. Across the globe, major economies signaled weakness. Europe, Japan, and China retreated. The U.S. economy sobered up from the cheap high of easy credit and corporate tax cuts. Brexit shifted from divorce to suicide...

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Public Hearing Set for Monday on WV Omnibus Education Bill

A public hearing is set for next week on a complex education bill in West Virginia.

Complex Education Bill Read in WV House Committee

A version of a comprehensive education bill being considered by a House of Delegates committee would remove some components that were opposed by teachers' unions. The bill was read in the House education committee Wednesday and no action was taken. The state Senate passed its version Monday.

Constant Vigilance Keeps WV’s Elk Out Of Poachers’ Hands

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Conventional wisdom said police in southwestern West Virginia would have a tough time keeping elk from being poached. Conventional wisdom was wrong. Since elk were stocked there late in 2016, not a single...