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Philip Maramba: Sometimes people get grumpy in the happiest place on earth
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Philip Maramba: Sometimes people get grumpy in the happiest place on earth

Things are different when you’re the daddy on vacation

Loudendale man wins national award for community involvement
Loudendale man wins national award for community involvement

LOUDENDALE — Jeff Blount tries to be the sort of neighbor he’d want to have — a strategy that has earned him national recognition.

“This community goes above and beyond. You...

Hundreds mourn fallen WV firefighter
Hundreds mourn fallen WV firefighter

The bagpiper’s first note strained to escape the instrument — the high-pitched squeak drowned out the muted sobs.

On the concourse in front of Riverside High School, mourners stood in two lines across from each other, forming a...

Generation Charleston chairman: key to success is proximity
Generation Charleston chairman: key to success is proximity

If Don Wilson can find success, anyone can.

That’s what the 34-year-old Charleston native believes, and he walks through life spreading that gospel to others.

“I’m not special. I’m literally not special. If I...

Mall announces teen art competition winners

On June 30, the Charleston Town Center Mall announced the winners of the 2015 Teen Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists.

The winners are:

Best in Show — James Petit

Purchase Award — Sam Slater...

First-time submitter wins $500 Purchase Award
First-time submitter wins $500 Purchase Award

Working as a security officer at the Charleston Town Center Mall, Sam Slater learned of its upcoming art competition for people ages 13 to 23.

With a love for drawing, he decided to take the leap and submit.

“I can’t really ...

Charleston native takes Best Photography title in teen art competition
Charleston native takes Best Photography title in teen art competition

Jenna Nichols was 11 when she took the photograph that would later earn her the Best Photography Award in the 2015 Teen Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists.

Nichols, now 13, won for an image she took of the West...

Winner of high school division in teen art competition inspired by front-yard family
Winner of high school division in teen art competition inspired by front-yard family

For her winning artwork, Sarah Hopkins said she found inspiration in her front yard.

“I was looking in my front yard and thought ‘Well I’ll just use him.’”

It was her family’s new rooster, which...

Lindsey Taylor’s ‘Lion’ takes middle school category at teen art competition
Lindsey Taylor’s ‘Lion’ takes middle school category at teen art competition

During FestivALL, the Charleston Town Center Mall held the 2015 Teen Art Search: FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists.

John Adams Middle School student, Lindsey Taylor, noticed their advertisement and answered the mall’s call ...

Capitol St. painting wins Crowd Favorite at teen art competition
Capitol St. painting wins Crowd Favorite at teen art competition

Ethan Park, 16, of Putnam County won the Crowd’s Favorite award at FestivALL Charleston.

Park said this is the second art competition he’s entered.

“A friend showed me an ad for FestivALL around a week before the...

WVU student wins College category at teen art show
WVU student wins College category at teen art show

Madison Cochran participated in FestivALL’s Xtreme Teen Art Search this past week hosted by the Charleston Town Center Mall along with many students from five different counties in West Virginia. Cochran, an upcoming sophomore at West Virginia...

8th-grader wins title at teen art show for 2nd year in a row
8th-grader wins title at teen art show for 2nd year in a row

For a second year in a row, James Petit won a major award at the 2015 Teen Art Competition.

Petit’s water coloring, titled “Trees,” earned him the Best in Show Award.

The soon-to-be eighth-grader at John Adams...

Funerals for: July 04, 2015

Long, Richard "Dick" 11 a.m., St. Marks United Methodist Church, Charleston, Bennett Chapel.

Thomas, Jeannine 1 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

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