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“The Other Side of Christmas” is two books in one
Photo courtesy of Beth Hoge Gully
“The Other Side of Christmas” is two books in one

Anyone who’s gone to middle school might remember notes passing back and forth during class and the horror of one being discovered, then read aloud.

Graphic designer Beth Hoge Gully, 55, a George Washington High School graduate, is no...

“The Other Side of Christmas” is two books in one
“The Other Side of Christmas” is two books in one

Anyone who’s gone to middle school might remember notes passing back and forth during class and the horror of one being discovered, then read aloud.

Graphic designer Beth Hoge Gully, 55, a George Washington High School graduate, is no...

Once and future brides: Happiness the second time around
Once and future brides: Happiness the second time around

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On a warm evening in May, Cindy Boggs, of Charleston, and Douglas O’Dell, of Hurricane, gathered their respective families and a multitude of friends and became husband and wife.

With a six children and eight...

For Charleston woman, life is what remains after cancer
For Charleston woman, life is what remains after cancer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The derecho weather system that plunged vast swaths of West Virginia into powerlessness in June 2012 was also a time when another storm hit Beth Minear’s life.

While staying at a Charleston hotel during the...

WV native chef nearly survives getting ‘Chopped’
WV native chef nearly survives getting ‘Chopped’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mary Brent Galyean made it to the final round of Tuesday’s “Chopped Grill Masters” competition before she was “chopped” from the popular Food Network show.

The Charleston...

Photo of the Week: July 26, 2015
Photo of the Week: July 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our Photo of the Week is of a downy woodpecker posing on a fencepost in upstate New York. The photographer is West Virginia native Jean Kirchner, who was living in Malta, New York, when she captured the photo of North...

Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project
Raking ‘Muck’: Buckhannon man returns home for film project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rob Raffety owes a lot to the digital revolution.

While he was growing up in West Virginia, during high school, and then college, money was tight.

Despite his longstanding desire to try his hand at filmmaking, he ...

Pet of the Week: July 26
Pet of the Week: July 26

Ashley Petry has had Demi, her six-year-old Shih Tzu, since Demi was a tiny pup.

“We’ve had her all six years,” Petry said. “We got her from a neighbor. She was the runt of the litter.”

Demi may not be...

Living Legends of Dance
Living Legends of Dance

Growing up swaying to the rhythms of Motown and the Blues, National Living Legends of Dance awardees Kevin, 58, and Dee Twohig, 62, of Nitro, met and fell in love on the dance floor.

Over the years, they have built friendships through...

WV native to appear on Food Network competition
WV native to appear on Food Network competition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Life can be pretty good, if you know when to get out of your own way.

It took expedition chef Mary Brent Galyean a long time to learn that.

“There was a lot of years when I didn’t,” the 34-...

Cross Lanes native to model coverings for prosthetic legs
Cross Lanes native to model coverings for prosthetic legs

It was a mouthful to pronounce and a huge amount of bad news for a young teenager to absorb.

Metastatic osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. That was the bad-news diagnosis Erin Deegan heard from her doctor in September 1999 at the age of 13....

Photo of the Week: July 19, 2015
Photo of the Week: July 19, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sometimes, roses are hard to resist. Our Photo of the Week is of a Frau Karl Druschki rose after a May afternoon shower. Christina Carr was visiting her mother, Virginia Watts, when an afternoon rain storm hit. When the...

Pet of the Week: July 19, 2015
Pet of the Week: July 19, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was a typical Sunday morning until Nancy Lince saw a little kitten named Lucky with big eyes staring up at her.

Lince had been browsing the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s adoption listing in the...

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