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Douglas Imbrogno

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‘Traveling 219’ shares highlands highway heritage

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The New Deal Federal Writers’ Project from the 1930s and early ’40s is long gone, but it inspired a West Virginia heritage tourism and history project that is going strong.

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Infant safe sleep practices promoted in pilot project around state

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HUNTINGTON — The numbers are daunting. The most recent statistics from 2012 showed that 42 children — about one child every 10 days — died from unsafe sleep practices acr...

Grape Escape fundraiser pairs food, wine, art and performance

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It will be a ping-pong evening of wine, food pairings and performance as the Fund for the Arts and Drug Emporium present the 7th Grape Escape fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. this Friday.

Tickets cost $50 and poceeds...

Mountain Music Trail links venues and events

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — About three years ago, an email correspondence among various music venues and interested folks in southeastern West Virginia floated an idea. The idea was to create something similar to the 333...

Ex-W.Va. activist now fighting in Nicaragua

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rob Currie first came to West Virginia after working as a Jesuit in India from 1966 to 1975.

After India, he spent a year in Canada, then came down to the Mountain State with two other Je...

Frontier eating from pioneer log cabins to the Blennerhassett Mansion

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Their diets couldn’t have been more different.

The table served while entertaining at the large mansion on Blennerhassett Island in, say, 1801, groaned under the weight of a two-course meal — soups, f...

Charleston teen has rugged adventure in Patagonia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was a whiteout snowstorm. Ben Glasser, 19, of Charleston, and three of his friends were lost in the Andes in Patagonia.

They’d been trying to navigate via an Air Force map, by v...

New app uses social media to flag suicide risks

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Twitter is a social media platform where a torrent of emotions and states of mind are tweeted in real time. Might it also, then, be a place where someone’s suicidal intentions could be n...

Family keeps funerals intimate, and at home

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The handmade pine coffin sat downstairs in Helen Lee’s house in Putnam County near Poca for decades.

“It was Mamaw’s coffin. She kept her books in it. She kept her bl...

Writing from the front lines of alcoholism

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Frances Simone is a professor emeritus of Marshall University’s South Charleston campus. Central Recovery Press recently published her memoir, “Dark Wine Waters: My Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows.&#...

Mountain Pie Co. offers upscale pizzas and more

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HURRICANE, W.Va. — Don’t go looking for apple pie at Mountain Pie Co., located at 3522-A Teays Valley Drive in Hurricane, tucked into a corner of a small shopping mall acr...