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From the Kitchen: Quick, easy pizza surprisingly tasty

Looking to give you something quick and easy, today’s pizza is a snap to make, using a ready-crust and some slight toiling over opening a box of frozen scampi.

Before trying it, I would never have thought that a frozen scampi would have...

Activities calendar, in and around Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following is a list of upcoming events for the next three months, provided by the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Check venues for ticket availability and prices as well as any updates before committing to go....

Taylor Books to celebrate 20 years on Capitol Street
Taylor Books to celebrate 20 years on Capitol Street

When Ann Saville made the decision to purchase the building space that would soon become Charleston’s beloved Taylor Books in 1995, the property didn’t look promising.

Capitol Street had become rundown with the arrival of the...

Former Shelton College has many stories
Former Shelton College has many stories

Up on College Hill in St. Albans sits a 5,200-square-foot home with 15-foot ceilings that holds a complicated past in its brick-overlaid bones.

Students once walked its halls and notes from a music conservatory once filled the air. Now it hosts ...

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...

Counter Intelligence: Bowled over on a culinary ‘world tour’
Counter Intelligence: Bowled over on a culinary ‘world tour’

By April Hamilton

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.” — Terry Pratchett

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — People who venture away from...

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...

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 ...

Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain
Novel ‘Carla Rising’ animated by the Battle of Blair Mountain

The Battle of Blair Mountain, in 1921, has been described as the largest armed rebellion in America since the Civil War, a civil insurrection that dwarfs any seen then or since.

It has been nearly a century since as many as 10,000 West Virginia...

Book Notes: July 26, 2015
Book Notes: July 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The Other Side of Christmas,” a children’s book written and illustrated by Charleston native Beth Hoge Gully, will be presented at Taylor Books at 1 p.m. Saturday.

What makes the book unique is...

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