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Pets of the Week: Oct. 19, 2014
Photo courtesy of KATIE BRADLEY
Pets of the Week: Oct. 19, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Butter Bradley is a 4-month-old yellow Lab who lives with the Bradley family in Charleston. In fact, he was a first birthday gift for Brooks Bradley from his grandparents, “Poppy” and “Nammy”...

Diabetic teen doesn’t let diagnosis get her down
Diabetic teen doesn’t let diagnosis get her down

You’re out shopping for a few necessities when you pass a woman browsing with her teenage daughter. The mother throws up her hands frantically and says, “You’re acting funny! Are you high?!” The looks you shoot their way...

Pets of the Week: Oct. 19, 2014
Pets of the Week: Oct. 19, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Butter Bradley is a 4-month-old yellow Lab who lives with the Bradley family in Charleston. In fact, he was a first birthday gift for Brooks Bradley from his grandparents, “Poppy” and “Nammy”...

The Golden Years: Many seniors care for aging parents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In addition to meeting the transportation, financial, physical, mental and social challenges as we retire and enter our golden years, perhaps the most challenging of all issues is how we manage caring for our aging parents....

Sunday’s Child: Girl has artistic streak
Sunday’s Child: Girl has artistic streak

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ruth is 13 years old and will turn 14 next month; she is very excited about planning for her birthday. She has expressive brown eyes and a very honest face. She likes to sing and write songs and stories. She is in her...

Create an artful jack-o’-lantern out of your gourd
Create an artful jack-o’-lantern out of your gourd

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Most of us don’t look at a pumpkin in a patch — or, let’s be honest, a stack of pumpkins at the grocery store — and see a blank canvas on which to create a jack-o’-lantern masterpiece. If...

Pets of the Week: Oct. 12, 2014
Pets of the Week: Oct. 12, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — ShyAnne is a 5-year-old cat, one of nine cats and a dog who live with Janet Crowley, of Gandeeville, but ShyAnne seems to be having trouble living up to her name.

“I got her from my neighbor as a kitten,” ...

Feline advocacy group to hold fundraiser
Feline advocacy group to hold fundraiser

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Most people don’t notice feral cats until they’re affected by them, said Dana Smook Creasy.

When that happens, she and the small group of volunteers with Feral Paws are there to help.

“Nobody ...

Pets of the Week: Oct. 5, 2014
Pets of the Week: Oct. 5, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Binks is a 10-year-old miniature sheepdog who lives with Bonnie Alderman in South Charleston, who says Binks is a “wonderful, prissy, sweet dog.” Bonnie adds, “She sits pretty while standing on hind legs,...

Rocket + Robin = best friends furever
Rocket + Robin = best friends furever

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Whether you call it fate, divine intervention or dumb luck, some relationships are just meant to be. That’s the case with Robin Canterbury and her best friend, Rocket.

They met four years ago at a...

Sunday’s Child: Girl has an appetite for games
Sunday’s Child: Girl has an appetite for games

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This sweet young lady is Emily. She is 9 years old. She enjoys playing games, especially Uno. She also enjoys playing pretend house and school with her dolls.

She likes to help cook and particularly enjoys the task of...

Send in your pumpkin pics!
Send in your pumpkin pics!

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Proud of your pumpkin carving skills? Jazzed about your jack-o’-lantern? Hey, we’re all good at something, and if these two things are in your special skill set, this is your time to shine!

We’re...

Purchase saves pup from certain death
Purchase saves pup from certain death

When Katie Jochum went to PetSmart July 18, 2011, she wasn’t even planning on buying anything for herself. Her future mother-in-law and aunt were visiting from England and wanted to pick up some fun American toys for their pets.

When she ...

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