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Longtime supporters are allies for the arts
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Longtime supporters are allies for the arts

As many arts groups prepare to begin their new seasons, renewed interest is paid to them and their offerings. But there’s one group that gets left out of the attention: their supporters.

It’s true that these folks are not up on...

Longtime supporters are allies for the arts
Longtime supporters are allies for the arts

As many arts groups prepare to begin their new seasons, renewed interest is paid to them and their offerings. But there’s one group that gets left out of the attention: their supporters.

It’s true that these folks are not up on...

Introducing new symphony concertmaster Anton Shelepov
Introducing new symphony concertmaster Anton Shelepov

The new concertmaster for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra doesn’t really think of West Virginia as rural.

“Not in my book,”Anton Shelepov said. “For me, it’s perfect. It’s in the center of...

Pets of the Week: Sept. 14, 2014
Pets of the Week: Sept. 14, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Pippa and Flea are 3-year-old Sphynx cats who live in South Charleston with Ben and Mary Blake and their daughter Lily. “They are more like monkey dogs than cats,” Mary Blake says. But they are also, apparently,...

Musical couple’s lifetime of treasures auctioned
Musical couple’s lifetime of treasures auctioned

MORGANTOWN — In his small living room at a Morgantown retirement village, James Benner, who toured the world as an accompanist for his opera-star wife, is surrounded by some of the precious mementos from their ...

Backward-named Vu ja de winery looks forward
Backward-named Vu ja de winery looks forward

SPENCER, W.Va. — When Bryan George decided to escape the fast pace of the California winemaking business and move to West Virginia in 2007, he was expecting to find peace and quiet. He...

Pets of the Week: Sept. 7, 2014
Pets of the Week: Sept. 7, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kit-A-Roo is a 3-year-old calico cat who lives with Sharon Lynch at a farm in Ripley. “I adopted her when she was rescued from a large tree where she had been stranded for days,” Lynch said. “No one...

Charleston pup finds new home in Ohio
Charleston pup finds new home in Ohio

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All it took was one look.

When Suzanne Shriver saw the picture of two Shih-Tzu puppies on the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association’s Facebook page, she knew she had to have them.

“They were laying...

Peggy Toney Horton: ‘I don’t believe I know him …’

By Peggy Toney Horton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I loved the song!

I’d heard it on the radio every day for weeks but couldn’t seem to catch the name of it. Or the singer’s name.

Every time the song played, I...

Documentary project aims to capture some of region’s history, culture before it’s gone
Documentary project aims to capture some of region’s history, culture before it’s gone

Shane Simmons said he and Jason Barton had no idea what they were getting into when they started "The Appalachian Project," an ongoing documentary that "is committed to promoting and preserving the heritage and culture of the Southern Appalachians....

Charity offers biscuits, gravy and medicine
Charity offers biscuits, gravy and medicine

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By Bill Lynch

Staff writer

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A sizable crowd had...

Ex-W.Va. activist now fighting in Nicaragua
Ex-W.Va. activist now fighting in Nicaragua

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rob Currie first came to West Virginia after working as a Jesuit in India from 1966 to 1975.

After India, he spent a year in Canada, then came down to the Mountain State with two other Jesuits to begin working in...

Ice bucket challenge is cold for teacher (photo)
Ice bucket challenge is cold for teacher (photo)

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