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WV native chef nearly survives getting ‘Chopped’
CHRIS DORST | Gazette-Mail
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...

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...

Wild, wonderful and … OK, a little bit weird
Wild, wonderful and … OK, a little bit weird

I was thrilled when my husband told me he had bought us a lake house. Less so when he set it up in our living room. The six-person tent, he argued, could be erected by a lake and — ta-da! But wait, he said, there’s more! (There’s...

Frostop Drive-In offers 21st-century WV diners a trip to the past
Frostop Drive-In offers 21st-century WV diners a trip to the past

HUNTINGTON — In an era where drive-thrus have replaced drive-ins, Marilyn McGinnis Murdock, owner of the Frostop Drive-In, said it's rewarding to bring something so unique to the table — or window....

Shark attacks leave Outer Banks waters emptier
Shark attacks leave Outer Banks waters emptier

If it weren’t for an unusually empty ocean at the Outer Banks, Haley Withrow might not have known about a recent series of incidents which have been taking place in the waters.

While the media has been reporting a string of shark attacks...

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-...

WV Travel Team: Go up … and up … to Toronto
WV Travel Team: Go up … and up … to Toronto

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Summer vacation doesn’t have to mean your family broils in the sun on a cruise ship or in the Florida heat. An international experience with a milder climate is just a little more than 500 miles north of Charleston....

Tamarack’s Best of W.Va. exhibit opens
Tamarack’s Best of W.Va. exhibit opens

More than 80 of the Mountain State’s most talented artists have their work on display as part of The Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition, held at Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery.

Gallery manager Molly...

Chorus finds plenty to sing about on colossal trip to Italy
Chorus finds plenty to sing about on colossal trip to Italy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Not everyone can say that they’ve attended Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City — let alone gotten special permission to perform there with the use of the cathedral’s organ and trumpet....

For cool summer travel plans, head to Wisconsin’s Northwoods
For cool summer travel plans, head to Wisconsin’s Northwoods

“Yoho!”

For lumberjacks, that four-letter exclamation is what ‘Oorah!’ is for Marines. At least that’s what they tell you in Hayward, Wisconsin, where the 56th annual Lumberjack World Championships —...

Turnpike holiday traffic up over last year
Turnpike holiday traffic up over last year

Fourth of July holiday traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was up slightly over last year, but up substantially from the last time the holiday fell on a Saturday, state Parkways General Manager Greg Barr said Monday.

Since the Independence Day ...

WV Travel Team: Float WV’s wild, wonderful water trails
WV Travel Team: Float WV’s wild, wonderful water trails

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The word “trail” evokes images of winding paths through the woods, but not all trails are grounded. For many adventurers, trail navigation requires a paddle, a personal flotation device and a boat, tube or...

West Virginians find ‘Common Notes’ in exchange visit to Romania
West Virginians find ‘Common Notes’ in exchange visit to Romania

When Aubrey Lewis received a call to talk about her recent visit to Romania, she wasn’t surprised. “I was just talking about this today, actually,” the recent graduate of Wahama High School said....

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