On Friday, Aug. 15, Mayor Steve Williams released a video asking for prayer for the problem of substance abuse in the Huntington/Ashland area. He stated that despite all their efforts, the one thing that seemed to be missing in the war against drugs was a united effort of prayer from the faith community.
"Let the terrorist group, ISIS, see the manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ," decreed Pastor Chuck Lawrence this past Sunday during the morning worship service at Christ Temple Church in Huntington.
The Huntington Urban Renewal Authority's Land Bank was established in 2009, with the goal of taking control of some of the dilapidated and nuisance properties in town and steering them into new productive uses. And now the city and its neighborhoods are beginning to see the results.
A development that backers say should boost the region's economy is about to swing into action -- literally.
When I was in grade school, my walk of a few blocks to school took me past the home of a girl I'll call Jenny. She appeared to have many things I thought would make my life better, such as a fine house, new toys and stylish clothing.
I was surprised that The Herald-Dispatch chose as the lead story in its Aug. 4 issue an Associated Press article about "retirement inequality." Interesting, but it is not front-page news. It's not even news. It is nothing more than a subliminal endorsement of the Democrat Party's campaign against "income inequality."
The Internet and social media can quickly spread information that catches the public's attention, often producing many positive results.
West Virginia has one of the nation's worst smoking problems.
A recent survey in The Times West Virginian indicates that 50 percent of those responding think President Obama should be impeached for his policies on healthcare and immigration. Why?
Suicide -- death by one's own hand. Unimaginable for some of us, until depression deepens into a dark and fearsome void. Until this plague of the mind traps a soul in despair, and the soul begins to scream for a way out. Any way out of an emotional hopelessness. Any way out of searing pains that come to feel worse than a physical assault by cancer or even a blow torch.