CHARLESTON - More than 500 West Virginia Army National Guard soldiers are being called to active duty in the Middle East to take part in the largest deployment of a National Guard armored brigade team in more than a decade.

LOGAN - A sign that was recently added to the storefront of Peebles in downtown Logan has raised some eyebrows.

The sign reads "Store Closing Sale." However, while the Peebles store may be closing, another store is set to emerge in its place.

The two-time defending Mingo County Cheerleading Champion Williamson Wolfpack held their tryouts for the 2019-20 season on Aug. 12 at the WK-8 Gymnasium and 14 girls were chosen to this years squad.


Somewhere, I saw a small sign that read something like, "A Cluttered Desk is a Sign of Genius."

Trust me, when I say that I am a far cry from anywhere near being a genius, but I certainly have a cluttered desk, even though I promise it's not nearly as bad as Logan Chief Circuit Judge Eric O'Briant or court reporter Larry Coffindaffer's offices. With that remark, I must also concede that their ultra-cluttering must make those two fellows more like geniuses than myself.

For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in West Virginia, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for West Virginians increased only 2.9 percent.

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