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Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
CHRIS DORST | Gazette
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

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...

Low-fare Spirit service to resume at Yeager
Low-fare Spirit service to resume at Yeager

More West Virginians than ever are expected to be boarding Spirit Airlines, the no-frills low-cost carrier with the “you get what you pay for” business model, after it resumes its nonstop seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, ...

Winter Blues Farmers Market comes to Charleston
Winter Blues Farmers Market comes to Charleston

Rachel Taylor hopes her love for maple catches on in the Mountain State.

Taylor’s Frostmore Farm was one of about 40 vendors that participated Thursday evening in the Winter Blues Farmers Market at the Charleston Civic Center....

Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid
Innerviews: Retired corporate lawyer finds true calling at Legal Aid

For 36 years, as a top corporate lawyer for one of Charleston’s most prestigious firms, he was a legal wolf at the door. Representing banks, he put the pressure on people, threatened to take their homes, wages and cars, working to squeeze the...

West Virginia’s ‘Oscar Worthy’ Chef
West Virginia’s ‘Oscar Worthy’ Chef

Asheville, Atlanta, Durham and Louisville are cities well known for their thriving food scenes. So, it’s unsurprising that, for another year, they each have more than one semifinalist vying for the James Beard Foundation’s highly...

Town pulls together to open grocery store
Town pulls together to open grocery store

ALDERSON — When Alderson’s only grocery store closed three months ago, the small town’s residents could have shrugged their shoulders, thrown up their hands and resigned themselves to the fact...

Nursing student fights bitter chill by giving away scarves, gloves
Nursing student fights bitter chill by giving away scarves, gloves

The drab concrete environment of Slack Plaza near the downtown transit mall never looked quite so colorful as it did this past Saturday morning.

Starting at about 10:30, Ashley Dunkle, her husband,...

Facebook’s many faces
Facebook’s many faces

Nola Todd was starting kindergarten when her mom created a Facebook page — and began chronicling major family events, posting scores of photos, and sharing the details of childhood that grownups find funny.

“It can be...

Community notes: Feb. 25, 2015

West Virginia Writers’ competition

West Virginia Writers, Inc. is in the home stretch of the submission period for its annual writing competition, offering over $6000 in total cash prizes for the adult and student categories. Submissions ...

From the Kitchen: Fresh from the Big Easy

I’m just a few days late with giving any meal ideas for Mardi Gras. Let’s blame it on the snow.

Speaking of the snow and the cold temps, how does a sandwich and another soup sound to you about now for a Friday-friendly lunch or...

Anton Shelepov brings his Russian way of life to Charleston, symphony
Anton Shelepov brings his Russian way of life to Charleston, symphony

Anton Shelepov is originally from Russia. Siberia, actually. But his fate and persistence brought him to Charleston. Now, he has become a part of the community and has brought his family here, too. How was it — to move from Russia’s...

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