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Innerviews: Multifaceted investigator tracks clues in the woods
SAM OWENS | Gazette-Mail
Innerviews: Multifaceted investigator tracks clues in the woods

No one followed the hunt for the escaped New York prison convicts more intensely than John Casey. Did searchers notice this? Did they look for that? Did all that tromping through the woods destroy crucial clues?

Among a slew of other things,...

Recent rains give ’shroom lovers reason to cheer
Recent rains give ’shroom lovers reason to cheer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It might sound hard to believe, but not everyone has been unhappy with the weather lately.

“I’m one of the few people who is like, ‘Yeah! Bring on the rain!’” said Nancy Ward,...

WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer
WV Design Team: The Dog Days of Summer

Steamy, hot summer days are often referred to as the Dogs Days of Summer.

It’s too hot and sticky to be very productive. The best advice is to follow your dog’s lead and “take it easy.” In the design world, pets are...

Innerviews: At 92, Q.D. reigns as dowager queen of St. Albans
Innerviews: At 92, Q.D. reigns as dowager queen of St. Albans

It’s one of the strangest names ever. Not even a name. Just initials. Q.D. Say it and you will know why her father christened her that.

She also might answer to Rosie. She was one -- a Rosie the Riveter, one of the 6 million women who...

Bricks & Barrels off to a shaky (pricey) start

Catering to a similar clientele as The Block — reviewed here last week — Bricks & Barrels, behind Appalachian Power Park, also promises top-quality food and service enjoyed in an elegant atmosphere.

Sometimes it hits that mark,...

Judy Grigoraci: From the Kitchen — Homemade, just the way you want it

It probably looks like I’m on a quest to build a better mousetrap or reinvent the wheel by giving homemade versions of foods and beverages for which there are adequate boxed mixes and the already-prepared and bottled on the grocery shelves....

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....

How to move on: Author returns to WV to share her story of surviving brain cancer
How to move on: Author returns to WV to share her story of surviving brain cancer

On a warm Saturday morning in August 1998, Lisa Reisman threw on some running clothes and headed from her New York City apartment for a run.

When she returned, she chatted with her sister, Luke,...

On Retirement: Dealing with ‘nonsense’ of getting older

This getting older requires accommodations.

Oh, I know, there are still octogenarians running marathons, winning weight-lifting contests and managing businesses.

Just last week AARP Magazine heralded a 78-year-old female bodybuilder and...

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...

Rick Steelhammer: Hitchhiking meets the robotic age

While I once traveled the nation by thumb power, I’ve become a hypocrite during my advancing (or are they declining?) years, and never offer rides to hitchhikers. With the exception of roadside pedestrians making kayak shuttles or carrying gas...

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-...

Ag officials: Floodwater-tainted produce should be discarded

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia agricultural officials are advising growers to discard vegetables that have had contact with floodwaters.

The advice comes after weeks of rain that promoted Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to declare states of...

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