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Tons of gifts, but not for the birthday girls
Photo courtesy of Ami Jefferson
Tons of gifts, but not for the birthday girls

WHEELING — A typical children’s birthday party at the local pool? Not exactly.

The piles of presents at Morgan and Ally Jefferson’s party over the weekend weren’t for the two young...

Tons of gifts, but not for the birthday girls
Tons of gifts, but not for the birthday girls

WHEELING — A typical children’s birthday party at the local pool? Not exactly.

The piles of presents at Morgan and Ally Jefferson’s party over the weekend weren’t for the two young...

Not ba-a-a-d: W.Va. goat’s milk used for soaps
Not ba-a-a-d: W.Va. goat’s milk used for soaps

Marilyn Grossman has the kind of career that doesn’t come with a blueprint: Along with her husband, Brad, she raises Saanen dairy goats, in part for their protein-rich milk, but mostly so the milk can be turned into natural, hand-crafted soaps...

Carver barber students offer haircuts, shaves
Carver barber students offer haircuts, shaves

MALDEN, W.Va. — There is a new program at Carver Career and Technical Education Center in Malden whose services are open to the public but may be something of a hidden secret.

“This is a young venture that we are just getting off...

Pets of the Week: Aug. 17, 2014
Pets of the Week: Aug. 17, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This edition of Pets of the Week begins with a most unusual pairing. Jabo, a rather shy 4-year-old ragdoll cat, and Shaddie, a very friendly 14-year-old schnauzer, are next-door neighbors in Charleston and see each other...

Stranger picks right yard to place stray dog
Stranger picks right yard to place stray dog

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The little black puppy didn’t know it at the time, but his whole life was about to change. Last year, he just appeared one day, out of the blue, in Cathy McClung’s daughter’s fenced-in Kanawha City yard....

New app uses social media to flag suicide risks
New app uses social media to flag suicide risks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Twitter is a social media platform where a torrent of emotions and states of mind are tweeted in real time. Might it also, then, be a place where someone’s suicidal intentions could be noticed?

That’s the ...

Former homeless man now runs city shelter
Former homeless man now runs city shelter

You might say David Sneade has learned his job the hard way: from the ground up.

He was homeless, off and on, for about 17 years, and now works as the director and minister at a homeless shelter in downtown Charleston.

“I...

Kilt, castle and kiss: Dream wedding in Scotland
Kilt, castle and kiss: Dream wedding in Scotland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Most weddings symbolize the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

For Charles “Chad” Scott and Anna Dingess Scott, there was one more trip to be considered: from Charleston, where they live, to ...

Music guides womanSong chorus on tour of Italy
Music guides womanSong chorus on tour of Italy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What do you do when you find yourself in a foreign land where you don’t speak their language, and they don’t speak yours?

Never mind those frantic scribbles that are supposed to resemble a hotel, a...

Lincoln County teen writes and publishes sci-fi novel
Lincoln County teen writes and publishes sci-fi novel

At the beginning of last school year, Annika Godwin, 14 years old, had recently moved from Salem to Sod. She was down — even hurt — at the absence of the familiar sights she was used to.

Little did she know what awaited her here....

Pets of the Week: Aug. 10, 2014
Pets of the Week: Aug. 10, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Oliver is a 1½-year-old Goldendoodle who lives with the Snyders in Sissonville. When they took their family vacation in July, Oliver went along, and had his first trip to Myrtle Beach.

The Snyders say he...

One-eyed pup doesn’t let handicap get him down
One-eyed pup doesn’t let handicap get him down

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tracy Goodson said it was love at first sight when she met her 2-year-old Shih Tzu in April. And it was quite the sight.

The dog was missing his left eye when he came to the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association, and...

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