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Dear Abby: Should I stay away from funerals of closeted gay friends?
Dear Abby: Should I stay away from funerals of closeted gay friends?

Dear Abby: I’m a gay man in my early 60s. I have been fortunate to live pretty openly, despite being stuck in a small, conservative Southern town. Many guys I have gotten to know over the years are not so lucky, due to being married, afraid for...

Dear Abby: Should I stay away from funerals of closeted gay friends?
Dear Abby: Should I stay away from funerals of closeted gay friends?

Dear Abby: I’m a gay man in my early 60s. I have been fortunate to live pretty openly, despite being stuck in a small, conservative Southern town. Many guys I have gotten to know over the years are not so lucky, due to being married, afraid for ...

Dear Abby: How can I help my daughter through fading friendship?
Dear Abby: How can I help my daughter through fading friendship?

Dear Abby: My beautiful, kindhearted, loving daughter “Cora” has a “best friend” she used to be very close with. However, her friend now has a boyfriend, so Cora doesn’t see her on weekends or receive texts from her...

WV Supreme Court clerk bakes old-fashioned bread in self-made oven
WV Supreme Court clerk bakes old-fashioned bread in self-made oven

HUNTINGTON — Rory Perry likes to do things the hard way.

Heritage Farm 20th Anniversary Spring Festival

The Heritage Farm Museum & Village signature festival includes dozens of Appalachian artisans demonstrating the crafts of yesteryear, as well as plenty of interactive exhibits.

The Food Guy: In search of tasty towns and some Foam at the Dome
The Food Guy: In search of tasty towns and some Foam at the Dome

Thanks to everyone who sent in messages of support, good-natured barbs and their own restaurant recommendations (wow!) to assist in my quest to find “West Virginia’s Tastiest Town” over the next several weeks.

From the Kitchen: Cinco de Mayo calls for a grand culinary event
From the Kitchen: Cinco de Mayo calls for a grand culinary event

Just as on St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone certainly feels Irish no matter what, so on Cinco de Mayo, we all become just a tiny bit Mexican.

Dear Abby: How can I help boyfriend who suffered childhood abuse?
Dear Abby: How can I help boyfriend who suffered childhood abuse?

Dear Abby: I have been in a serious relationship with my boyfriend for two years. He shared with me that he was sexually abused by a cousin for years as a child. He told me he has never disclosed it to anyone but me.

Ask the Vet: How can I stop my dogs from eating cicadas?
Ask the Vet: How can I stop my dogs from eating cicadas?

Q: I just saw a cicada on my grill yesterday. I do not like this bug and have heard that they are making a comeback this year. My last dog several years ago loved to eat cicadas. He would run and gobble them up before I had a chance to stop him. Yuck! ...

Dear Abby: Am I enabling my sister’s bad financial habits?
Dear Abby: Am I enabling my sister’s bad financial habits?

Dear Abby: I have a hard time differentiating between enabling and just helping out my sister. Throughout her adult life, even while she was married, she has never been able to make ends meet.

Dear Abby: How do I talk to my friend about his bed-wetting problem?
Dear Abby: How do I talk to my friend about his bed-wetting problem?

Dear Abby: I have a good friend who is a bed-wetter. It’s obvious because he’s constantly doing laundry and his home smells bad at times. We once shared a hotel room, and I was awakened in the middle of the night by a strong smell of...

Rick Steelhammer: Of handguns, shave cream and TSA security checks

I can’t say that I was particularly shocked to learn that a record three people in a single week had been stopped at Yeager Airport’s security gate for carrying loaded handguns in their carry-ons during a week in which I, too, was ...

On the Town: Obedience and Rally, The Illusionists, ArtWalk, YLA Service Award
On the Town: Obedience and Rally, The Illusionists, ArtWalk, YLA Service Award

The Kanawha Obedience Training Club held its annual Obedience and Rally trials April 16-17 at the Dunbar Recreation Center, featuring purebred and mixed-breed dogs competing to be named the best in their class.

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