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A Street Car For My Hometown

April 27, 2016 A long time ago, about 100 years, I have been told my Grandfather, Daniel Boone Cecil, (I remember him as “Pop”) worked on the trolley that ran along the river from Sistersville to New Martinsville. more »»

Return of the 17-Year Locust

April 20, 2016 In the upcoming month of May, when the ground temperature rises above 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the Periodic Cicadas will retur. more »»

Calendars, Clocks and Time, Part 6

March 30, 2016 This is the final part of the series where we looked toward the future. I have learned it can be sobering and challenging to view the world in 100 years. H.G. more »»

Calendars, Clocks and Time, Part 5

March 23, 2016 The country in the next hundred years must deal with many complex financial questions. more »»

Calendars, Clocks and Time — Part 4

March 15, 2016 This week I have asked individuals whose chosen careers may give then some insight into the future. They each have agreed to look forward and share with us their thoughts of the world in 2116. more »»

Calendars, Clocks and Time, Part 3

March 9, 2016 We are halfway along our trip through time, arriving in the present — 2016. In the last story, we looked at the world as it was in 1916. One hundred years later things have changed. more »»

My First Love

February 10, 2016 With Valentine’s Day this Sunday, I thought I would tell you about my first love. If you see Mary don’t say anything about our little secret. You see, my first love was an older woman. more »»

Forecast of the Whistle Pig

February 3, 2016 Early yesterday morning, as the winter sun touched the horizon, an important event took place. more »»

$2 Dream

January 20, 2016 If you are like millions of others in our country, you reached into your pocket and found two dollars and bought a lottery ticket when the prize reached $1.6 billion. A billion with a CAPITAL “B. more »»

Mayberry Lost

January 13, 2016 On any given day of the week, if I search long enough, I can find the Andy Griffith show playing on television. It has been nearly 55 years since the first episode aired in 1961. more »»

A Zebra of Green

December 30, 2015 We are in the time between Christmas and New Year’s. A time, when the glow of outside Christmas lights have grown dark with the passing of the holiday. more »»

Miracle of the Snow Mouse, Part 3

December 23, 2015 It was Christmas Eve and in just a few hours Santa would return to New Martinsville. more »»

Miracle of the Snow Mouse, Part 2

December 16, 2015 The auditorium was dark and quiet with only the small bare bulb hanging over the stage to break the darkness. more »»

Through The Lens By Chuck Clegg Miracle of the Snow Mouse, Part I

December 8, 2015 This is the story of the Christmas, that almost never came to the town of New Martinsville. more »»

Thanksgiving Recipe

November 25, 2015 This story takes place a long time ago in the back of the county, the year was 1911. It was along a gravel road that traveled up a hollow that led to a small cove nearly hidden from the world. more »»

Veterans Day, A Gathering Of Leaves

November 10, 2015 My wife, Mary and I decided to travel to Blackwater Falls to see the seasonal change of colors. Route 50 east is a nice drive at this time of yea. more »»

Family Gathering

November 3, 2015 Nearly a half century ago — that sure sounds like a long time, I’ll just say it was 49 years ago that I was part of unique family gathering. more »»

Come Back Rickey

October 21, 2015 Driving Mary’s Equinox comes with an added pleasure for me. It has a feature I very much enjoy, satellite radio. more »»

Sins of the Rock

October 7, 2015 A few weeks ago, I took a walk along the creek near where I grew up. I wanted to visit the place I spent many hours as a kid in the late fifties and sixties. more »»

First Christian Church

September 23, 2015 This week’s story is about a milestone of importance in our community. It’s a story written over the last 125 years by the First Christian Church. The church resides at 521 Maple Ave. more »»



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