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Maria Young

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Distiller, craft brewer promote WV-made drinks at Beer, Bourbon & Barbeque


ROANOKE, W.Va. _ In addition to a meat feast, the second annual Beer, Bourbon & Barbeque festivities at Stonewall Resort last weekend featured, of course, plenty of beer and bourbon samples.

Just not the same o...

Take a culinary tour of the south — without leaving West Virginia


Imagine how long it would take to drive through the Southeastern part of the United States, sampling local flavors along the way.

Say you started with the tumbleweeds of Texas and journeyed through the lowlands of...

Hickory Road reunion lets group be kids again — half a century later


They came in a group, down South Hills’ Hickory Road, then stood together in the cool autumn air last Saturday and watched time disappear.

It was just that easy to look at the old neighborhood, at the stone...

W.Va. Molasses Festival stretches out supply of the homemade sweetener


ARNOLDSBURG — Kenny Arnold’s dad would’ve been stunned — and baffled — to see his son, carefully pouring piping hot, homemade molasses into tiny, two-...

Reaping what you sow: Seeds of hope rejuvenate W.Va. Molasses Festival


ARNOLDSBURG — This weekend’s West Virginia Molasses Festival will feature something that it hasn’t had a single sweet, gooey drop of for the last two years: West Vi...

The great corn maze mystery (video)


MILTON — On a short list of great modern day mysteries, somewhere between “Where is Jimmy Hoffa” and “Were there really two shooters in Dallas,” perha...

Now we’re cookin’: Cast iron lessons to savor


HUNTINGTON — Leaning across the line of fires and directly into a sheet of thick, searing smoke, I shook hands with Red Dog, a burly man with a long, scraggly salt-and-cayenne-colored b...

New tailgating service aims to score customers at Marshall home games


Tailgating has long been a part of the football experience — after all, four quarters and a halftime show aren’t nearly long enough for avid fans to cheer on favorite teams.

Now there’s a new ...

Taste Test: Four new chip flavors


Potato chips are pretty tasty all by themselves. There’s the potato, there’s the chip, seasoned with just the right amount of salt — what’s not to like?

Blenko captures spirit of WV in limited-edition glassware


Just in time for West Virginia Day, which is Saturday, the Blenko Glass Co. is releasing a West Virginia Birthday piece titled Autumn Flame, along with two companion pieces, Summer Shade and Spring at Last, as well as it...