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Sherry Hill: The fallen angel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — My late great-aunt used to say that things were things.

In my mind I know that and yet I have always been attached to “things.”

It has to do with my childhood, which I am sure was about as...

Sherry Hill: The fallen angel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — My late great-aunt used to say that things were things.

In my mind I know that and yet I have always been attached to “things.”

It has to do with my childhood, which I am sure was about as...

Gail Black Kopf: The heart of Christmas

“And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of...

Volunteers help struggling families in Logan
Volunteers help struggling families in Logan

LOGAN, W.Va. — Coming to the aid of out-of-work coal miners and the families of soldiers deployed at Christmas comes naturally to the volunteers at the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary.

Through their...

Sean Alvis: Andy Williams lied

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Andy Williams is a liar.

Yes, the classic Christmas-song crooner and perpetual purveyor of holiday joy is a liar.

This epiphany hit me as the ghost of Andy Rooney descended upon me, while walking through the mall....

Evelyn R. Smith: A Roane County Christmas, 1935

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I don’t know the connection between the famous singer Jenny Lind and the construction of our farmhouse, but I remember hearing it called “Jenny Lind” when I was a child.

The entire outer wall...

You’re the cookie star: Recipes from readers
You’re the cookie star: Recipes from readers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the past several weeks we’ve brought you “Cooking with the Stars,” featuring culinary stars from West Virginia sharing some of their best Christmas memories and favorite cookie recipes.

Now...

Homeless for the holidays: Families try to celebrate
Homeless for the holidays: Families try to celebrate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Home for the holidays” is a constant theme of Christmas music and the holiday season.

But what if your family doesn’t have a home?

Homelessness, of course, doesn’t take a break for...

Film will bring Vietnam War’s ‘Donut Dollies’ into spotlight
Film will bring Vietnam War’s ‘Donut Dollies’ into spotlight

Martinsburg native Jane Dorset Hoogland Anderson was a 23-year-old college graduate in July 1968 when she made an unusual and rather brave decision.

She decided to go to Vietnam, where the Vietnam ...

Miracle oil: The story behind Hanukkah
Miracle oil: The story behind Hanukkah

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hanukkah is a minor Jewish holiday that, in America, has grown more elaborate largely because of its proximity to Christmas, says Rabbi Victor Urecki of the B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston.

“Location, ...

Cooking with the Stars: Rich Rosendale’s deep roots
Cooking with the Stars: Rich Rosendale’s deep roots

This is the third in a series of articles about celebrity chefs from West Virginia with nationally televised cooking shows. Each cook shares their favorite Mountain State holiday memories and cookie recipes.

By Judy E....

TRIPLE THREAT: 24-year-old is firefighter, paramedic and business owner
TRIPLE THREAT: 24-year-old is firefighter, paramedic and business owner

At just 24 years old, Dwight Shorter is a firefighter, paramedic and business owner. In 2013, he started Shorter’s Carpet Care.

He said, “I’ve always had a business mindset. Business always keeps me interested — not...

Considering a pet? Foster one for the holidays
Considering a pet? Foster one for the holidays

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you’re not sure whether or not you’re ready for the responsibility of a pet, then the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association has the solution for you this holiday season.

Instead of surprising a loved...

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