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‘Star Wars’ panel wows comics convention goers
‘Star Wars’ panel wows comics convention goers

Editor’s note: Follow Charleston Daily Mail bloggers Ashlee and Duane Maddy posting from San Diego Comic-Con 2015 at the Pop Machine blog.

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Putnam fair ready to offer something for everyone
Putnam fair ready to offer something for everyone

Officials at the Putnam County Fair are done planning this year’s events, exhibitions and vendors. Now, they’re just hoping for a dry spell.

The weeklong fair will open its gates at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Earnest Page Jr....

Review: A prequel for the pipsqueaks called ‘Minions’
Review: A prequel for the pipsqueaks called ‘Minions’

Sidekicks rarely shine when thrust into the spotlight, but what about a few hundred of them?

The Minions, having been the best part of the two previous “Despicable Me” movies, have swarmed the screen in “Minions.” As...

Filmmaker wants work to give American themes an Appalachian spin
Filmmaker wants work to give American themes an Appalachian spin

It’s a quintessential Appalachian scene.

The matriarch of a family has died, and friends and neighbors are arriving in droves with covered dishes, ready to grieve with and console family members.

It’s a sight anyone who...

Musician pulls talent from local art scene
Musician pulls talent from local art scene

Locally sourced foods in small locally owned restaurants and concepts such as farm-to-table have been increasingly popular as of late.

Sure, everyone has to eat and it’s arguably much healthier, but the true interest in the concept is...

Let’s get nerdy to rumble!
Let’s get nerdy to rumble!

Vacationing families have their tropical drinks on sandy beaches as the sun beats down on their motionless repose. Sports fans have their Super Bowls and tournaments, preparing for months to see that one magical moment that brings the crowd to its...

Arts and Culture briefs for July 9, 2015
Arts and Culture briefs for July 9, 2015

Austin Susman Productions will be premiering their first feature-length film at 8 p.m. Saturday at the LaBelle Theatre in South Charleston. Admission to this screening will be free. The film is approximately 1 hour long. A trailer is available at...

Photos: Summer is for splashing
Photos: Summer is for splashing

After a few days of dreary weather, 22-month-old Andrea Dodds gets a chance to enjoy a warm, overcast Tuesday at the Hurricane Splash Park in Putnam County. Expect the rain to return today as thunderstorms and highs in the mid- to upper 70s are...

W.Va. Wesleyan hosts Governor’s School for the Arts

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 100 high school juniors are participating in the Governor’s School for the Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The school began on Sunday and runs through July 25. It includes master classes,...

Restored harpsichord from 1500s performed on CD
Restored harpsichord from 1500s performed on CD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears.

The National Music Museum in Vermilion, which acquired...

Weekly podcast offers a stage for local, national comedians
Weekly podcast offers a stage for local, national comedians

Broadcasting live from West Virginia to the world, the Charleston Comedy Podcast offers local and national comedians alike the opportunity to entertain an audience that’s growing with each episode.

Brandon Lowe, 29, a producer at Bristol...

Artistic offerings the cherry on top of the Greenbrier Classic
Artistic offerings the cherry on top of the Greenbrier Classic

While golf is the main attraction for thousands of people descending on The Greenbrier this week, it’s not the only attraction on display.

The four-star resort also provides direct access to about a dozen artisans specializing in pottery, ...

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