As a volunteer for the Huntington Museum of Art, I have served on the Board of Trustees and helped the museum plan fundraisers such as the Museum Ball and the West Virginia Wine Classic.
During The Civil War, Southern forces marched under several different Confederate flags and many state flags.
Most Americans would not recognize most of them, and a couple might be mistaken for early versions of the Stars and Stripes. Today, they are relegated to history books and museums.
It has been a couple of weeks since the bizarre incident in Charleston, South Carolina, and what happened in this beautiful, historic city was meticulously calculated by a young man who used other recent incidents to justify his behavior.
America needs to practice respect, tolerance for all
On Wednesday, June 17, we all learned about the horrific massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a Bible study session. Among the innocent victims was the noted Rev. Pinkney.
Due to lack of enforcement by previous administrations, use of illegal fireworks has escalated in Huntington as residents compete to see who can set off the loudest, most spectacular display. Fireworks manufacturers feed into this mindset as they attempt to produce more dangerous items than their competitors.
Voice of the people
The state of West Virginia too often has trouble in awarding contracts for work it wants done. Legislative auditors have uncovered several occasions in recent years where bids weren't sought according to state purchasing rules, including seeking competitive bids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration didn't exactly shake up the food industry when it announced this month that companies have three years to stop using trans fats in their products. After all, food companies have been reducing their use over the last few years anyway.
My GOP friends give me a good guffaw. They say some of the strangest things which they believe are true.
It is another unsavory byproduct of the rising heroin use in our area - dirty needles.