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Small town guy hopes to make it big in Country music
Small town guy hopes to make it big in Country music

From the hollers of West Virginia to the creeks of Kentucky, the music of local musician Bill Dotson, also known as Big Country, celebrates and reflects his life in Appalachia.

“I’m a true believer in coal mining. My grandpa was a ...

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...

Boring summer? Dive into a good book
Boring summer? Dive into a good book

As a skilled potion master at the age of 16, Kyra is the only person who understands that her kingdom is near destruction. In an attempt to save the kingdom, Kyra decides to put her potion skills to good use by trying to poison her kingdom’s...

Legendary video games still a blast to play
Legendary video games still a blast to play

Although many students expect days of swimming, sunshine and cookouts during summer break, some rain is bound to fall.

Although indoor pools are a good option for rainy days, there’s always another one — classic video games....

Ways to end those summer blues: A sampling of events happening across the mountain state
Ways to end those summer blues: A sampling of events happening across the mountain state

As students begin their summer break, many will complete the common quest of looking for things to do.

Here’s a sample of events happening across the Mountain State this summer that might make the search a little easier.

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