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Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history
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Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history

A year after West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday, the Charleston law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is celebrating its own sesquicentennial.

Today, Spilman Thomas & Battle serves local, regional, national and international...

Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history
Law firm marks 150 years with book of its history

A year after West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday, the Charleston law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle is celebrating its own sesquicentennial.

Today, Spilman Thomas & Battle serves local, regional, national and international businesses....

WV Book Team: Debut novels are exciting revelations
WV Book Team: Debut novels are exciting revelations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s always exciting when an author you know and trust comes out with a new book, but it can be equally exciting to discover a new writer whose work knocks your socks off.

A good freshman novel can establish a...

WV Book Team: Ghost stories in ‘Fireside Folklore’
WV Book Team: Ghost stories in ‘Fireside Folklore’

“Fireside Folklore of West Virginia, Volume II: Ghost, Spirits, Legends & Dark History,” by Sherri Brake. West Virginia Book Co. 136 pages. $15. Paperback.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Fireside Folklore” is a series...

WV Book Team: Canine characters unleashed
WV Book Team: Canine characters unleashed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Canines. Pooches. Pups. Man’s best friend. It’s the dog days of summer, and now is the perfect time to be leashed to a good book.

Those of you who love dogs won’t be able to resist pawing through...

KCPL wants creative young minds for its Reel Teens Book Trailer contest
KCPL wants creative young minds for its Reel Teens Book Trailer contest

Love books? Love filmmaking? Then combine your two passions for the Kanawha County Public Library’s Reel Teens Book Trailer Contest!

Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible for the competition, in which they’ll write and film a trailer...

Lincoln County teen writes and publishes sci-fi novel
Lincoln County teen writes and publishes sci-fi novel

At the beginning of last school year, Annika Godwin, 14 years old, had recently moved from Salem to Sod. She was down — even hurt — at the absence of the familiar sights she was used to.

Little did she know what awaited her here....

Art and science merge in creative medical review
Art and science merge in creative medical review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Marshall University medical community has published its second annual literary and art review, “Aenigma Medicorum: The Puzzle of Doctors.”

From that official-sounding title comes a creative work by...

Writing from the front lines of alcoholism
Writing from the front lines of alcoholism

Frances Simone is a professor emeritus of Marshall University’s South Charleston campus. Central Recovery Press recently published her memoir, “Dark Wine Waters: My Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows.”

She talked to the ...

WV Book Team: Summer reading for all ages
WV Book Team: Summer reading for all ages

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With students returning to school and the summer season slowly drawing to a close, the staff of Taylor Books offers some back-to-school and coming-of-age reading recommendations.

SC author gets a big award for ‘Little Things’
SC author gets a big award for ‘Little Things’

Bil Lepp remembers well the inspiration for his story, “The King of Little Things.”

Eight years ago, he was playing with his son, Noah, upstairs in their home. Noah, now 14, suggested, “Let’s play kingdoms.”...

Third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival this weekend
Third annual Lewisburg Literary Festival this weekend

The free Lewisburg Literary Festival, now in its third year, will be held Friday and Saturday in various locations in the town. Featured authors are Garth Stein (“The Art of Racing in the Rain”) and West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc...

‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore
‘Serpent of Venice’ another delight from Christopher Moore

Fans of William Shakespeare will tell you that once you get past the intricate language of his works, the plays are truly wild stories of adventure, tragedy and humor with more than a little inappropriateness. In fact, it could be said that...

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