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Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
CHRIS DORST | Gazette
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

Smell the Coffee: A mommy MacGyver could fix it all

It was an interesting thing to find out about myself, to learn one of the identifiers that apparently comes after my name in the minds of my friends.

I think of identifiers as those bits of information people hold onto about you that prompts...

Garden Guru: Help your plants survive the bitter cold of winter
Garden Guru: Help your plants survive the bitter cold of winter

The bitter winter air smacks you in the face as you quickly move about your business. Piles of snow, now more gritty and dirty than freshly fallen, still cover the landscape.

Mother Nature has held us in her icy grip, lashing out with a force...

Cindy Says: Forecasting fitness trends for another year

I love how the world is becoming more sophisticated. For example, weather forecasters can now confidently predict things like temperature, precipitation, wind and any threatening conditions coming our way. There are similar advancements with regard to ...

Counter Intelligence:
Counter Intelligence:

“Are you home? Anna and I have something for you.”

I received this text message from my neighbor, Gail Carter, and I wasn’t home, but I was intrigued. What could it be?

We were navigating the snowy roads home from...

Steelhammer: More war stories from lifelong civilians

I’ve always had a fantasy of being a war correspondent. Thanks to Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly, my dream may have finally come true.

Back in 2005, I was preparing to ship out on a deployment with the Charleston-based 130th...

Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

From the Kitchen: Fresh from the Big Easy

I’m just a few days late with giving any meal ideas for Mardi Gras. Let’s blame it on the snow.

Speaking of the snow and the cold temps, how does a sandwich and another soup sound to you about now for a Friday-friendly lunch or...

Innerviews: Female Full Bird reflects on rise through the ranks
Innerviews: Female Full Bird reflects on rise through the ranks

Yep, she did it, retired as a colonel in the Army Reserve. Full Bird. A coveted military title attained by few, especially women. But that’s not the only remarkable thing about Corrina Boggess.

She has a sixth sense that served her well...

Steelhammer: Pizza crust, Huntington ugliness, damp walls and other random thoughts

I stopped by my neighborhood Little Caesars last week to pick up a Hot-N-Ready to cure my cold and hungry, when the cashier asked an intriguing question: “Would you like to try a deep dish pizza with our new bacon-wrapped crust?...

Live Life Fully: Dogs bring health, happiness

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is an annual tradition in our household.

For two nights each February, we’re riveted to the television to see whether the pug, poodle,...

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