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Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values

In the category of trail blazing, Jada Hunter cut a swath as wide as an interstate highway. A coal miner’s daughter reared in humble but loving circumstances, she lives in the town she was born in, a tightly-knit community near Williamson...

Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values
Innerviews: Trail-blazing teacher built fruitful life on hometown values

In the category of trail blazing, Jada Hunter cut a swath as wide as an interstate highway. A coal miner’s daughter reared in humble but loving circumstances, she lives in the town she was born in, a tightly-knit community near Williamson...

Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience
Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience

This is part one of a two-part series on the revival of one of West Virginia’s smallest towns.

By Douglas Imbrogno

Staff writer

WARDENSVILLE — For years, Paul Yandura and Donald...

Festival draws birdwatchers to Fayette County
Festival draws birdwatchers to Fayette County

Seeing a red-breasted robin hop across a rain-soaked back yard may serve as the first sign of spring in the Mountain State, but it’s really just the beginning of a great migration featuring nearly 150 species of our feathered friends, both...

Thinking of orange foods and recycled beer

The Food Police took down a major offender last week when they convinced the folks who run Kraft it was in their best interest to stop using artificial dyes to give their best-selling, blue-boxed macaroni and cheese product the classic, otherworldly...

Blind man opens actor’s eyes to TV character
Blind man opens actor’s eyes to TV character

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marvel’s masked vigilante ­Daredevil has all the usual qualities of a typical superhero — he’s quick, strong, agile and a skilled fighter.

He’s also blind, which came as a surprise to...

Sherry Hill: So grateful that spring has sprung

Spring is the stealthiest of all seasons, for she doesn’t like to dazzle everyone at once and so she plots as to when and how her magic will appear. She wears a pastel, multi-colored cloak made of gossamer and twirls around ever so slowly....

Beers to us: Md. brewer offers us a taste test
Beers to us: Md. brewer offers us a taste test

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Stories that come out of nowhere happen every day. Stories involving free beer don’t.

They don’t even happen every year.

A few weeks ago, Baltimore-based DuClaw Brewing Co. expanded its distribution ...

Counter Intelligence: On a rampage
Counter Intelligence: On a rampage

By April Hamilton

“I have nice neighbors.” — Julie Schaer, Putnam County farmer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A photo and its accompanying tagline on a social media site jumped out at me in early April. I immediately sent ...

‘I, Raybot’: E-books kill the paperback star
‘I, Raybot’: E-books kill the paperback star

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I have loved books as long as I can remember.

Growing up, I had a small, white desk in my bedroom with a three-shelf hutch on top. I can still picture exactly what was on two of those shelves for years — on the...

WV Book Team: ‘Reluctant Midwife’ finds strength
WV Book Team: ‘Reluctant Midwife’ finds strength

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel” is the follow up to Patricia Harman’s national best-seller, “The Midwife of Hope River.”

The story takes place in the fictional town of...

‘Miss Jean’ retires after 45 years at Holiday Inn
‘Miss Jean’ retires after 45 years at Holiday Inn

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the heart of night, when most people are fast asleep and few cars light the road, James Whitsett is walking to work.

It’s 3:30 a.m. when he arrives. The Holiday Inn Express doesn’t require him to get...

SCRATCH Project educates kids on food production
SCRATCH Project educates kids on food production

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For youths participating in the Sustainable Community Revitalization in Appalachian Through Children’s Hands (SCRATCH) Project, learning doesn’t end once the bell rings at the end of the school day....

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