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Hechler turns 100
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Hechler turns 100

From interrogating top Nazi officials during World War II in 1945 to getting arrested while protesting mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia in 2009, Ken Hechler has had a broad variety of experiences over the last century. Hechler, the oldest...

Hechler turns 100
Hechler turns 100

From interrogating top Nazi officials during World War II in 1945 to getting arrested while protesting mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia in 2009, Ken Hechler has had a broad variety of experiences over the last century. Hechler, the oldest...

Girl power: Teens share their views on feminism
Girl power: Teens share their views on feminism

Historical figures like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton all have a few things in common. They are all female, feminist and were, at one time, teenage girls.

As obvious as that last fact may seem, it...

Community Music returns with new entertainment
Community Music returns with new entertainment

It’s no secret. Despite its best efforts and a devoted core of supporters, Charleston Community Music has struggled for years to stay afloat and fill seats at its shows.

“It’s a great organization,” Community...

Community Notes
Community Notes

The Charleston Gay Men’s Chorale and Covenant House present “Life Is A Cabaret” to support persons living with HIV or AIDS in West Virginia. The performance will take place 5:30 p.m., Friday at The Great Hall in the WV Culture...

From the kitchen: Fire eaters apply here
From the kitchen: Fire eaters apply here

Attention fire eaters! I know you’re out there.

Some of you are likely charter members in the spicy-food consumer’s union. I achieved my card-carrying status after eating ghost pepper peanuts in North Carolina.

I’ve...

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...

Remembering Tarzan’s visit to Charleston

One thing that makes the job of a bush league newspaper reporter worthwhile is the wide range of people you encounter in the course of a career. Well, that and the free coffee.

I’ve had the good fortune to meet everyone from...

Autumn means activities in West Virginia
Autumn means activities in West Virginia

Associated Press

Autumn’s arrival in West Virginia means the leaves and the weather will be changing – and the fun is just getting started.

Celebrations of the legend of Mothman, parachute-jumping, roadkill and leaf-peeping...

Art-a-Palooza: Art event for artists’ sake
Art-a-Palooza: Art event for artists’ sake

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston has another returning venue to celebrate West Virginia art. The city will host the Tamarack Artisan Foundation’s second annual Art-a-Palooza next Saturday simultaneously from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the East ...

International film festival returns, expands focus
International film festival returns, expands focus

The West Virginia International Film Festival returns this year with a new location, a new addition to its name and a brand new approach.

The festival, now the West Virginia International Food and Film Festival, will kick off Friday at the...

WV Travel Team: B&Bs complement fall festivals
WV Travel Team: B&Bs complement fall festivals

By Toni Harvey

WV Travel Team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Planning a weekend getaway to your favorite West Virginia fair or festival? Create a complete experience with West Virginia hospitality at a West Virginia Bed and Breakfast...

Smell the Coffee: I’m late, I’m late

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If running late counted as exercise, then my daughter has been training for marathons her whole life.

She was born two weeks early, and I suspect she’s spent the past 17 years getting those ...

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