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Shawnee, Cherokee gather at Point Pleasant
MARTA TANKERSLEY HAYS | Gazette photos
Shawnee, Cherokee gather at Point Pleasant

POINT PLEASANT — The scent of white sage filled the air, billowing up from a ceramic bowl placed symbolically at the entrance of the flag-flanked dance arena.

A woman stood as she crafted a feathered...

Shawnee, Cherokee gather at Point Pleasant
Shawnee, Cherokee gather at Point Pleasant

POINT PLEASANT — The scent of white sage filled the air, billowing up from a ceramic bowl placed symbolically at the entrance of the flag-flanked dance arena.

A woman stood as she crafted a feathered...

Bureau of Senior Services to present info events

In recognition of Older Americans Month, the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services will offer weekly informational outreach events throughout the month of May.

The bureau, located on the third floor of the Charleston Town Center Mall, will set ...

Sherry Hill: Front porches are a thing of the past

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Every home around me has a back deck with the exception of one house — it has a front porch.

What was it that inspired everyone to build a deck on that back of their houses? To get away from it all is my surmise....

Sherry Hill: Front porches are a thing of the past

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Every home around me has a back deck with the exception of one house — it has a front porch.

What was it that inspired everyone to build a deck on that back of their houses? To get away from it all is my surmise....

Evelyn R. Smith: To really foul up, use a computer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Picture this. We have finished shopping at the Dollar Store. With a basket full of bargains, my husband Ted and I, who are both in our mid-80s, have our turn at the cash register.

Several customers are in line behind...

Town reinventing itself as gateway to W.Va.
Town reinventing itself as gateway to W.Va.

Second of two articles on the revitalization of one of West Virginia’s smallest towns, turning it into a gateway destination into West Virginia from the east. Part one, on ...

Photo of the Week: May, 3, 2015
Photo of the Week: May, 3, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This “beautiful, golden nugget” at Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome was captured by Amy Keith during a family vacation.

UC grad beats odds to earn diploma
UC grad beats odds to earn diploma

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Timone Brown accepts his diploma from the University of Charleston today, he becomes one of the 1.8 million Americans who will earn a college degree this year, according to the National Center for Education statistics....

Sunday’s Child: Boy wants family ­and a dog
Sunday’s Child: Boy wants family ­and a dog

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Austin is an engaging, outgoing 12-year-old in need of a forever family. He is the type of child that touches your heart and leaves a lasting impression. Austin enjoys being outside and listening to music. He would love to...

Pet of the Week: May 3, 2015
Pet of the Week: May 3, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Binks, a 10-year-old miniature sheepdog owned by Bonnie Alderman, of South Charleston, has a keen sense of style and, according to her owner, loves getting dressed up. “She is such a diva,” Alderman says.

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...

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