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English classes open doors to international cooperation
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English classes open doors to international cooperation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Working as an au pair in Charleston, Adriana Cano, a native of Colombia, needed a little extra help learning English. She’d taken classes in her home country, where she is a teacher, but with little...

Some Labor Day thoughts on Memorial Day

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Last week’s vote to phase in a $15 minimum wage in Los Angeles followed by the discovery and public disclosure of Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen’s somewhat more substantial pay stub inspired me to...

Upcoming reunions: Boy Scouts, CHS ’85

Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council, Troop 145, 75th anniversary: 6:30 p.m. June 6, Mayberry’s Restaurant, Red Dragon Room, near St. Albans Mall. Troop 146 is sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. Former scouts and...

Upcoming reunions: Boy Scouts, CHS ’85

Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council, Troop 145, 75th anniversary: 6:30 p.m. June 6, Mayberry’s Restaurant, Red Dragon Room, near St. Albans Mall. Troop 146 is sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. Former scouts and...

Upcoming reunions: Boy Scouts, CHS ’85

Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council, Troop 145, 75th anniversary: 6:30 p.m. June 6, Mayberry’s Restaurant, Red Dragon Room, near St. Albans Mall. Troop 146 is sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. Former scouts and...

English classes open doors to international cooperation
English classes open doors to international cooperation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Working as an au pair in Charleston, Adriana Cano, a native of Colombia, needed a little extra help learning English. She’d taken classes in her home country, where she is a teacher, but with little success....

Morgantown nurse-midwife pens sequel to ‘Midwife of Hope River’
Morgantown nurse-midwife pens sequel to ‘Midwife of Hope River’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Author Patsy Harman doesn’t know if her midwife novels will ever turn up on television or on the big screen someday, but she keeps hoping.

The longtime Morgantown resident laughed and said, “I’m...

Two young men mark educational firsts in their families
Two young men mark educational firsts in their families

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This spring — like every year around this time — thousands of high school and college seniors across the Mountain State have prepared to walk across their graduation stages, receive their diplomas and complete...

Charleston native’s WWII unit awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Charleston native’s WWII unit awarded Congressional Gold Medal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — They had a calling card for their enemies. On it was the image of a red spearhead, carved from flint. The initials “USA” were written in white across the top and the word “CANADA” vertically down...

WV Travel Team: The Mountain State’s firsts, biggests, bests
WV Travel Team: The Mountain State’s firsts, biggests, bests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There’s no denying it. We West Virginians flinch every time the state we love turns up at the bottom of another list measuring some sort of economic progress or another. So, here’s a little pick-me-up, a...

Pet of the Week, May 24, 2015: Sammie
Pet of the Week, May 24, 2015: Sammie

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sammie, a 5-year-old shih-tzu owned by Mary Ann Keglor, of Montgomery, is our Pet of the Week. Mary Ann’s son, Paul, says Sammie is quite attached to Mary Ann and is also accustomed to certain comforts. Sammie...

WV Design Team: Bold color inspired by the 1960s is back
WV Design Team: Bold color inspired by the 1960s is back

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. With more than 2,000 exhibitors in more...

WV Book Team: Author chronicles WV’s first black college
WV Book Team: Author chronicles WV’s first black college

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To celebrate the history of African-Americans in West Virginia, West Virginia University Press has published a commemorative edition of “An American Phoenix: A History of Storer College from Slavery to Desegregation,...

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