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On the Town: Valentine Dinner/Dance
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On the Town: Valentine Dinner/Dance

Marshall University Quarterback Club of Charleston held their annual Valentine dinner/Dance at the Embassy Suite hotel in Charleston on Friday, February 13.

WV Book Team: Not your usual happily ever after
WV Book Team: Not your usual happily ever after

As Shakespeare (or your English teacher) may have told you, the course of true love never does run smoothly.

Bad news for lovers, but good news for readers. After all, what’s love without a little heartache? How much sweeter is romance...

Book notes
Book notes

Writing Contest Submission Deadline

March 15 is the deadline for submssions to the West Virginia Writers’ 2015 writing competition, which promises to award $6,000 in cash prizes to student and adult winners. Categories include fantasy,...

Write Your Own Column: An unexpected gift, 214 years later
Write Your Own Column: An unexpected gift, 214 years later

I think this is astounding: a check for $500, sent to me from a charity set up by a sea captain, Robert Richard Randall, who died in 1801.

I had never heard of him. He was a noted sea captain and a philanthropist who has helped thousands of...

Arts Notes: March 1, 2015
Arts Notes: March 1, 2015

‘Finding Boots’

The Academy of Arts at January’s will present “Finding Boots”, an original children’s ballet, March 12-13, at the the WV Culture Center Theater, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E....

Exhibit tells untold story of Greenbrier County’s African-American history
Exhibit tells untold story of Greenbrier County’s African-American history

Janice Cooley grew up in Lewisburg in the 1950s and ’60s. She left to attend Marshall University in Huntington at age 18 and it would be decades before she returned to her Greenbrier County hometown.

In the later part of 2012, at age 61,...

Mysteries of the past unlocked in old cemetery find
Mysteries of the past unlocked in old cemetery find

POCA — The logging company bulldozer came to a halt and the operator climbed down to get a closer look at what he’d uncovered in the brush near Heizer Creek in Putnam County. It was a grave marker....

Adding a little lime to your life: Couple serves up authentic Thai
Adding a little lime to your life: Couple serves up authentic Thai

For those familiar with The Empty Glass, a dimly lit, neighborhood bar on Charleston’s East End, international cuisine is probably the last thing you’d imagine being served.

Starting March 3, frequenters will be able to enjoy pan ...

Cultivating a culture of cooking
Cultivating a culture of cooking

“You guys ready to start chopping?”

Raj Pongsugree asks her cooking class. The eager eyes of Jamie Coleman, Zahra Khan and Julia Carriger look back at their instructor as plates of ingredients color a large white counter top in...

Class, community can dig for past in coal town
Class, community can dig for past in coal town

This summer, West Virginia State University is partnering with Indiana University for the Coal Heritage Archaeology Project, an archaeological field school in Raleigh County that’s open to students across the nation — and anyone else...

Charleston man hopes to bring the music to blighted Detroit
Charleston man hopes to bring the music to blighted Detroit

At the tender age of 21, Sam Saunders has set himself a daunting task, but needs some help to accomplish it.

Saunders, who grew up in Charleston from age 9 and taught music at the Roosevelt Center while still in high school, is now a music major ...

Counter Intelligence:
Counter Intelligence:

“Are you home? Anna and I have something for you.”

I received this text message from my neighbor, Gail Carter, and I wasn’t home, but I was intrigued. What could it be?

We were navigating the snowy roads home from...

Steelhammer: More war stories from lifelong civilians

I’ve always had a fantasy of being a war correspondent. Thanks to Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly, my dream may have finally come true.

Back in 2005, I was preparing to ship out on a deployment with the Charleston-based 130th...

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