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‘The Giver’ will excite new and old fans alike
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‘The Giver’ will excite new and old fans alike

A simple, haunting tale was transformed into a science-fiction thriller as “The Giver” hit theaters Aug. 15. Fans of the book and new fans alike will be spellbound by this astonishing film.

Set far in the future, “The...

‘The Giver’ will excite new and old fans alike
‘The Giver’ will excite new and old fans alike

A simple, haunting tale was transformed into a science-fiction thriller as “The Giver” hit theaters Aug. 15. Fans of the book and new fans alike will be spellbound by this astonishing film.

Set far in the future, “The...

Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour is one big party
Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour is one big party

Katy Perry has been on her worldwide Prismatic Tour for a little more than three months, and she’s not stopping anytime soon. Her opening acts have changed as she’s traveled, and recently, when I had the pleasure of seeing Katy in...

‘My Everything’ takes Ariana Grande’s sound in new direction
‘My Everything’ takes Ariana Grande’s sound in new direction

Ariana Grande took the music world by storm last year with her debut album, “Yours Truly.” She’s continuing it now with her new album, “My Everything,” which just came out.

After the series finale of her...

FlipSide seeking teen writers
FlipSide seeking teen writers

FlipSide is looking for correspondents, so if you’re 12 to 19 years old and like to write, take photos and/or create illustrations, here’s your chance to show your stuff — and get paid for it!

Send an email to...

For Disney star Olivia Holt, acting wasn’t always the goal
For Disney star Olivia Holt, acting wasn’t always the goal

With her roles in “Kickin’ It,” “I Didn’t Do It” and “Girl vs. Monster” and her music hits, such as “Had Me @ Hello,” Olivia Holt is Disney’s new It Girl. Earlier this month, ...

Going back to school in style (photos)
Going back to school in style (photos)

On Aug. 9, as part of Teen Vogue’s Back-to-School Saturday, Charleston Town Center held a fall fashion show featuring members of its teen and junior boards. After that, Disney Channel star Olivia Holt signed autographs and met with fans. See...

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....

Dylan Gardner has ‘Adventures in Real Time’ with music career
Dylan Gardner has ‘Adventures in Real Time’ with music career

At a very young age, up-and-coming artist Dylan Gardner started playing music. He didn’t realize music was his true passion until the age of 14, though, when he really started writing and singing songs.

After his freshman year of high...

Girl Scout wins Gold Award

Anna Schles of Charleston has won the Girl Scout Gold Award for her Dara Care Kits for local cancer patients. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn and an elite achievement, with only about 3,000 scouts receiving the honor annually....

‘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...

Christian youth make an impact on others’ lives with work project
Christian youth make an impact on others’ lives with work project

Part of being a Christian is aiding others in opening their eyes to God, and Impact Week does just that, but in some unexpected ways.

During the week of July 13-20, young people from churches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Braxton County...

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