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Vandalia Gathering winners announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s champion old-time musicians, liars and cupcake, pound cake, and maple cookie bakers competed for top honors during...

Vandalia Gathering winners announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s champion old-time musicians, liars and cupcake, pound cake, and maple cookie bakers competed for top honors during...

First Fridays After 5 attracts visitors to Lewisburg
First Fridays After 5 attracts visitors to Lewisburg

It’s a Friday night in downtown Lewisburg. The shops are open later, live music can be heard from all directions, artists are exhibiting their most recent works, samples of food and beverages are being served and dozens of...

From the Kitchen: Time to get your grill on

If you didn’t already pay homage to the smoke and fire king on Monday, standing behind the grids of your Weber, it’s probably time that we all should have our outdoor grills ready to ignite — except for those loyal year-round...

Community notes: May 27-June 2, 2015

Author at Taylor Books

Author Brandon Kirk has a scheduled appearance at Taylor Books, in Charleston, on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss his novel, “Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy.”...

Slovak businesswoman’s 3-month stay in WV a ‘strong experience’
Slovak businesswoman’s 3-month stay in WV a ‘strong experience’

The ongoing and evolving Sister City relationship between West Virginia’s capital city and Banska Bystrica, a city in the heartland of the Slovak Republic, in Central Europe, was underscored one night a week ago.

Last Wednesday, 43-year-...

Some Labor Day thoughts on Memorial Day

Last week's vote to phase in a $15 minimum wage in Los Angeles followed by the discovery and public disclosure of Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen's somewhat more substantial pay stub inspired me to jot down some thoughts that would...

Upcoming reunions: Boy Scouts, CHS ’85

Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council, Troop 145, 75th anniversary: 6:30 p.m. June 6, Mayberry’s Restaurant, Red Dragon Room, near St. Albans Mall. Troop 146 is sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. Former scouts and...

Upcoming reunions: Boy Scouts, CHS ’85

Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council, Troop 145, 75th anniversary: 6:30 p.m. June 6, Mayberry’s Restaurant, Red Dragon Room, near St. Albans Mall. Troop 146 is sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. Former scouts and...

Upcoming reunions: Boy Scouts, CHS ’85

Boy Scouts of America Buckskin Council, Troop 145, 75th anniversary: 6:30 p.m. June 6, Mayberry’s Restaurant, Red Dragon Room, near St. Albans Mall. Troop 146 is sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Church, St. Albans. Former scouts and...

English classes open doors to international cooperation
English classes open doors to international cooperation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Working as an au pair in Charleston, Adriana Cano, a native of Colombia, needed a little extra help learning English. She’d taken classes in her home country, where she is a teacher, but with little success....

Morgantown nurse-midwife pens sequel to ‘Midwife of Hope River’
Morgantown nurse-midwife pens sequel to ‘Midwife of Hope River’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Author Patsy Harman doesn’t know if her midwife novels will ever turn up on television or on the big screen someday, but she keeps hoping.

The longtime Morgantown resident laughed and said, “I’m...

Two young men mark educational firsts in their families
Two young men mark educational firsts in their families

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This spring — like every year around this time — thousands of high school and college seniors across the Mountain State have prepared to walk across their graduation stages, receive their diplomas and complete...

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Slovak businesswoman’s 3-month stay in WV a ‘strong experience’
English classes open doors to international cooperation
Morgantown nurse-midwife pens sequel to ‘Midwife of Hope River’
Charleston native’s WWII unit awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Two young men mark educational firsts in their families

Food & Dining

From the Kitchen: Time to get your grill on
Counter Intelligence: The joy of cooking up a cookbook

Gardening

Garden Guru: Intensive gardening helps residential plots

Fashion

Home

WV Design Team: Bold color inspired by the 1960s is back

Travel

WV Travel Team: The Mountain State’s firsts, biggests, bests
Nonprofit gives veterans free trips to war memorials

Columns

Smell the Coffee: Starving the closet monster
Live Life Fully: Does everything really happen for a reason?
Some Labor Day thoughts on Memorial Day