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SC author gets a big award for ‘Little Things’
LAWRENCE PIERCE | Gazette
SC author gets a big award for ‘Little Things’

Bil Lepp remembers well the inspiration for his story, “The King of Little Things.”

Eight years ago, he was playing with his son, Noah, upstairs in their home. Noah, now 14, suggested, “Let’s play kingdoms.”...

The Golden Years: The heart still flutters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As we approach retirement and living life throughout our golden years, we are faced with the challenges brought about by financial concerns, physical and mental limitations, and the obstacles that prevail in the health-care...

Smell the Coffee: Loving, involved beach dads

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Such a simple image, but it stuck with me.

I’d gone to the airport in Myrtle Beach to pick up my boyfriend. My daughter, her best friend, Nicky, and I had driven down on a girls trip, and...

Free classes can help Boomers looking for work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Baby Boom generation — the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — is full of people who are looking for jobs, just like those in Generations X and Y.

Some of those in the 50-plus range have ...

Fashions are white hot for Girls Night Out
Fashions are white hot for Girls Night Out

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “White hot” is certainly one way to describe the women behind this week’s powerhouse Girls Night Out event.

Girls Night Out: White Hot Soiree is hitting the capital city Aug. 2, and will once again ...

Garden Guru: Plant palace is an easy visit
Garden Guru: Plant palace is an easy visit

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This time of year is always busy for me. During the middle of July, I find myself hopping around the country attending conferences.

This year it just so happens that this past week I found myself...

Live Life Fully: What will make you happy?

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Are some people just more cranky than others? Or more perky? Do circumstances matter? I would say yes, yes and sometimes.

Yet, things don’t have to stay this way. If you find you’re...

Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate
Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With experience in the business, education, accounting and legal industries, the Haney family thinks they have what it takes to make some cash in real estate by “buying, fixing and selling” houses, said Austin...

WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery
WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s like buying a car. You look for what appeals to you, the color and the style. Then you sit in it. Is it the comfort level you expect to feel?

But until you lift up the hood, kick the tires a little, and get ...

Beers to You: Beer — it’s what’s for dessert

By Rich Ireland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It still seems to surprise people every time I show up to a party or beer pairing with a dessert course to be served with beer.

In fact, my pairing of a specialty vanilla bean beer with chef Tim...

Counter Intelligence: Cooking and scribbling
Counter Intelligence: Cooking and scribbling

RENSSELAERVILLE, N.Y. — Cooking is in my blood and I have been dabbling and dreaming in the kitchen my whole life.

About a year ago, I added the scribble element: putting these tales on paper.

Food, family, kitchen. My palate has...

WV Travel Team: A summer weekend in Chicago
WV Travel Team: A summer weekend in Chicago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the summer months begin to come to a close, many of us across the area are looking for a final opportunity to get away for a long weekend. If you’re looking for a destination that provides family-friendly...

Kroger recalls fruit because of Listeria concerns

Kroger is joining other national grocery store chains recalling more than 15 fruits items purchased between June 1 to July 20.

The fruits may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which may cause severe illness to pregnant women and...

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