Football season is in full swing and we are reminded of the importance of recognizing, treating, and preventing concussions. Though football may be more often associated with concussions, they can occur in any sport where contact is possible. The short and long-term effects of concussions have been responsible for... Read more
Fall is rolling along. As you look around, many deciduous trees are beginning to shed their leaves. Before long your yard will have its own coat of many colors. Or will it? Leaf removal is critical to successful sports turf management such as golf courses and ball fields. Their... Read more
I am going to take a break from my series “From the Engine to the Truck” and address an issue that will hurt or kill some hunters this season. I do not know the statistics in Virginia or across the country, but I know my personal experience with a... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Now I have nothing against change, change can be good, but at the same time, while you are adjusting to that change it can be a real pain. For example: when I go shopping at my local grocery... Read more
I was 12-years-old when I rode a train for the first time – Cincinnati to Morgantown, West Virginia. Not only was it my first but I was alone. Although I do not remember how long it took, if I ate railroad food or if the train was clicking and... Read more
As I lounge on my couch, in my comfy clothes, legs stretched out on my husband’s lap; I am weary while watching the news. I am exhausted, I am heartbroken, I am disgusted, I am sickened, I am tired of this world that we live in, what in the... Read more
To the Editor: The August editorial titled Great Idea, Poor Execution and subsequent Comments are relevant to the important upcoming Board of Supervisors and Planning Department meeting October 20 at 6 p.m. about the Comprehensive Plan – Bikeways and Trails. The plan has been studied and reworked several times... Read more
To the Editor: The “center” (turning lane) of Route 10/West Hundred Road has been narrowed quite a bit, as well as the other four traffic lanes to make room for two bicycles lanes. To make room for bicycles, they should have bought up more right-of-way. Driving west, I make... Read more
My time as a firefighter was truly a journey from start to finish. I became a volunteer firefighter in 1976, as a member of Fire Station No.1 in Chester. Many things would happen over the next nine years, as I began to learn about a calling on my life.... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Yes, it is that time of the year again when we check the obituaries and if we do not see our name, then that is the green light to celebrate. Of course at my age, which will go... Read more