The new state motto, adopted by many West Virginians after the June 29 derecho, is back in fashion again.
The motto: "Got power?"
After moving to South Hills a few years ago, I heard that the zip code there — 25314 — has the highest average household income in the state.
It is hard to believe, considering the fact that most of South Hills lacks sidewalks or even curbs.
And now there's another prolonged power outage. As I told my wife after the derecho, we need to view life without electricity in South Hills as an exercise in urban camping.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's statement on Tuesday that due to bad weather, only essential state employees were to report to work came too late for some.
Tomblin's statement hit my inbox at 9:16 a.m. I've heard that some people received it about 8:30 a.m.
That's just too late for some state employees who commute long distances.
Tomblin's statement on Wednesday that state offices would be open hit my inbox at 7:50 a.m. That's still not early enough for some state workers.