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Local couple to reopen Charleston’s iconic Blossom Dairy
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail photos
Local couple to reopen Charleston’s iconic Blossom Dairy

Blossom Dairy is on its way to another renaissance.

Tim and Valerie Street, owners of the EZ Street bar in St. Albans, got the keys to the iconic Quarrier Street eatery on Wednesday, Valerie Street said Thursday morning.

“We...

Checking in with a young actress on the rise
Checking in with a young actress on the rise

Charleston native Meredith Overcash recently learned she has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan. The 16-minute film, titled ...

Arts Notes: Aug. 23, 2015

‘Beehive’

LEWISBURG — The Greenbrier Valley Theatre will present ‘Beehive!’, a ’60s musical featuring classic songs by some of the most talented women of the era on...

Innerviews: At 70, wine guru savors the taste of professional success
Innerviews: At 70, wine guru savors the taste of professional success

He’s a self-proclaimed “wino,” a wine connoisseur, winemaker and wine columnist for the Sunday Gazette-Mail. He conducts wine tastings and helps with charity wine-and-dine events. He’s also a champion chili competitor....

Martinsburg High school student joins Harvard’s Class of 2019
Martinsburg High school student joins Harvard’s Class of 2019

With a 5.3 percent acceptance rate — the second lowest in the country — an applicant’s chances of getting into Harvard University are micro-slim.

But not impossible.

Tyler Jenkins, a Martinsburg High School graduate,...

Woman brings piano, joy with her to Regency Place home (video)
Woman brings piano, joy with her to Regency Place home (video)

Margery Entsminger took along her musical expertise when she recently moved into an assisted living facility.

Her baby grand piano was moved from her South Charleston home to Regency Place in Scott Depot and set up in the media room where she...

Creepy the new cool in the land of whoppers and drumsticks

When it comes to television ads for fast food chains, creepy seems to be the new cool.

Burger King, the plastic-faced mascot for the Home of the Whopper, is back on the job after four years of forced retirement, after taking a beating from...

Kin Ship Goods owners celebrate anniversary of Charleston location
Kin Ship Goods owners celebrate anniversary of Charleston location

When Hillary Harrison and Dan Davis first opened Kin Ship Goods in downtown Charleston, they worried no one would come in or even care.

Last year, on Aug. 22, the Lee Street shop opened its doors and, over the last 12 months, exceeded both of...

Pickleball comes to town (video)
Pickleball comes to town (video)

The first thing that should be noted in any story about pickleball is that no actual pickles are involved in the sport.

Well, to be exact, pickles once did have a role, or rather, a beast by that name did.

So, as pickleball finally makes...

World-class chef settles in Bluefield for a taste of small-town living (video)
World-class chef settles in Bluefield for a taste of small-town living (video)

BLUEFIELD — At 61, Paris-trained Chef Kent Trebilcox has worked in fast-paced metropolitan restaurants literally the world over. These days, however, he and his pastry-chef wife, Lisa, can be found cooking up...

WV Travel Team: Safari to the Setting Sun – Conservation Tourism in Africa
WV Travel Team: Safari to the Setting Sun – Conservation Tourism in Africa

The Big Five, Africa’s most charismatic big game animals, began drawing Western trophy hunters in the colonial period of the last century.

Lions, the African Elephant, leopards, the White and Black Rhinoceros and the Cape Buffalo lured...

Lucky to not work for 33 years
Lucky to not work for 33 years

Thirty-three years ago this month, I began working at the Charleston Daily Mail.

I did not ride a dinosaur to the Charleston Newspapers building as I have told some of the younger reporters. However, following my job interview I did take a...

Indoor cycling studio offers fitness and motivation (video)
Indoor cycling studio offers fitness and motivation (video)

The room is in darkness except for a raised platform at front on which sits a cycling machine. On the machine sits Nick Staples, lit by a single track light with a row of bright, yellow-white candles burning along the edge of the platform at this feet....

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