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Upcoming reunions: Aug. 15, 2015

Kuhl family: Sunday at the Gilmer County Recreation Center’s main building in Glenville. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. No alcohol. Bring an item for the auction.

Nicholas County High School class of...

Margaret Price: Time travel possible? Of course it is!

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I believe you can move through time and relive the past. I believe you can be young again. I believe because it happened to me at a most unexpected time.

A relative of mine had a large wedding, complete with a lovely...

Photo of the Week: Aug. 16, 2015
Photo of the Week: Aug. 16, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lauren Campbell was soaring past the trees when she captured a photograph of the shadow her floating contraption was casting on the trees below.

Lauren experienced her first hot-air balloon ride with her family during...

Scholarship helps young would-be pilots earn their wings
Scholarship helps young would-be pilots earn their wings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ask Caraline Griffith how long she has dreamed of flying and her answer is short and sweet.

“Just kind of forever,” said the 25-year-old native of Peytona, Boone County.

At West Virginia State...

Pet of the Week: Aug. 16, 2015
Pet of the Week: Aug. 16, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — David and Sandra Scott, of Foster, found their cat, Tippy, two years ago — or rather, Tippy found them.

“He was meowing in our back yard,” Sandra said. “It was like he was talking to us....

Karen Hannah: Alice’s chicken coop massacree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alice is a happy dog. She is a tail-wagging dog. She grins at everyone, and will beg for you to pet her. She’s never met a stranger.

Her parentage is indeterminate, consisting of a lot a collie, some black Lab...

Photo of the Week: Aug. 9, 2015
Photo of the Week: Aug. 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If Mitchel and Delores Bass shoot anything, it’s photos.

So when a scarlet tanager, with its bright red body offset by jet-black wings, landed on a tree branch outside the couple’s home in Boone County,...

Pet of the Week: Aug. 9, 2015
Pet of the Week: Aug. 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At 15 years old, Jean Kirchner’s cat, Buddy, is a total sweetheart.

Kirchner adopted Buddy from a PetSmart store in upstate New York when he was just 4 months old. He’s now the eldest of her animals and...

Sherry Hill: The magic sound in the conch shell

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first time I ever noticed a conch shell was when I was 3. It was on the floor near the fireplace in my grandparents’ dining room.

Oh I touched it a lot and thought it was beautiful, but I had no idea what it ...

Sunday’s Child: Thoughtful, sweet boy is a good student
Sunday’s Child: Thoughtful, sweet boy is a good student

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Meet 12-year-old JJ!

His name is James but he prefers to be called JJ. He is a very caring child who tends to put other’s needs before his own. He enjoys playing with Legos and video games. He also takes great...

Restaurant owners hand out burritos to the hungry
Restaurant owners hand out burritos to the hungry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was a hot afternoon in August. The regular lunch crowd at Mi Cocina de Amor on Charleston’s West Side had dispersed, but owners Frank and Julia Gonzales had plenty of other hungry people they intended to feed....

UC student’s Mississippi River swim has length and depth
UC student’s Mississippi River swim has length and depth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — University of Charleston student Chris Ring is taking a break from school for a bit of a swim.

Correction: for one heck of a swim.

Ring, 28, is almost one-fourth of the way through swimming the entire length of...

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