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Dear Abby: How do I answer stepchild’s questions about addict mother?
Dear Abby: How do I answer stepchild’s questions about addict mother?

Dear Abby: My stepson just turned 7. My husband was granted custody because the mother was declared unfit due to her drug abuse. She was granted supervised visits until she can pass two consecutive drug tests.

Tinder loving care? A look at online dating in Charleston, WV
Tinder loving care? A look at online dating in Charleston, WV

All people want to talk about in February is love, love, love. Gross.

On the Town: WV International Auto Show
On the Town: WV International Auto Show

The 2016 annual West Virginia International Auto Show was held Jan. 22-24 at the Charleston Civic Center.

Ask a Designer: Decorators’ tips for a cozy winter bedroom
Ask a Designer: Decorators’ tips for a cozy winter bedroom

Decorating a bedroom is about creating a peaceful retreat, and in winter that means making it as cozy and welcoming as possible.

Dear Abby: Mother-in-law keeps ‘accidentally’ physically hurting me
Dear Abby: Mother-in-law keeps ‘accidentally’ physically hurting me

Dear Abby: I am dreading an upcoming trip that includes a visit to my husband’s mother, “Harriet.” She is prone to “accidents” when I visit, and I always end up getting hurt. Harriet’s “oops”...

The Food Guy: Bounty of food events on tap this weekend
The Food Guy: Bounty of food events on tap this weekend

If you love good food, you’re in luck this weekend. There’s a busy slate of tasty events on tap.

Cast Iron Cook-Off pits two 2015 winners against each other
Cast Iron Cook-Off pits two 2015 winners against each other

Charleston, get ready for a real food fight.

A chef showdown, known as the Cast Iron Throwdown, will be held this Saturday morning in the Marriott Ballroom during the Cast Iron Cook-Off and West Virgina Winter Food Festival.

From the Kitchen: Spice up Super Bowl wings with ‘Dragon Fire’ sauce
From the Kitchen: Spice up Super Bowl wings with ‘Dragon Fire’ sauce

If this was the year of the dragon in the Chinese lunar year cycle, the two short tips for hot sauces that follow could appropriately be named “Dragon Fire.”

Review: Charleston Restaurant Week the biggest and best yet
Review: Charleston Restaurant Week the biggest and best yet

I’ll tell you what. I’ve heard it from many and felt it myself: This was the biggest and best Charleston Restaurant Week yet.

Protect pups from wintertime dangers
Protect pups from wintertime dangers

We may have made it through a good chunk of winter, but the next two months will be no walk in the park — especially for your dog.

Dear Abby: Should I tell people I’m dating I may become egg donor?
Dear Abby: Should I tell people I’m dating I may become egg donor?

Dear Abby: I recently decided that I wanted to help an infertile couple conceive by becoming an egg donor. I’m well-educated and have a job I love. I understand the commitment both time-wise and emotionally. I am now part of a registry, and I...

Dear Abby: Our neighbors’ dog neglect is causing our property to stink
Dear Abby: Our neighbors’ dog neglect is causing our property to stink

Dear Abby: We recently bought a new home and have discovered that our elderly neighbors are caring for their grandson’s dog. The dog lives in a 3-by-6-foot area right next to our patio. The poor animal receives little attention and is rarely...

‘Night to Shine’ offers prom experience for teens who have special needs

SCOTT DEPOT — A local church is hoping to make a night to remember by giving a group of young adults the royal treatment.

Church at The Depot is hosting “Night to Shine,” a prom at Teays Valley...

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Dear Abby

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Gardening

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Home

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Travel

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Columns

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