Readers may recall a post a couple of weeks ago about a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection settlement with Antero Resources about a series of spills at the company’s operations (See WVDEP probe of Antero spills finds … more spills). Well, a coalition of citizen groups — including the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, […]
Last night, during a remarkable speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama again included coal miners in the discussion about what this election is about. Here’s what he said: It can be frustrating, this business of democracy … When the other side refuses to compromise, progress can stall. People are hurt by the […]
For fun, I have ranked the 12 strangest games I have seen in my 14 years on the Gazette/Gazette-Mail’s MU beat. Bear in mind this stretches back to 2002, so games such as the 1999 MAC title game and the 2001 GMAC Bowl aren’t ranked. Introduction column. No. 1: Nov. 12, 2002: Marshall 36, Miami […]
Oh my. When I saw the headlines, I figured for sure that this latest tragedy was an example of someone vying for a Darwin Award by trying to “pet the big striped kitty.” Sadly, there’s more to it than that. According to the Shanghaiist, a woman was killed after another woman stepped out of her […]
http://www.wvgazettemail.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/storyimage/CH/20160727/GZ0203/160729577/AR/0/AR-160729577.jpg He is the state’s top-rated prep prospect in the 2017 class, but Derrek Pitts also staged a commitment announcement at a popular Charleston restaurant Wednesday and picked Penn State. But the rising senior made no apologies to WVU fans, some of whom were at the restaurant on Wednesday. “I love West Virginia,” Pitts said. […]
If the West Virginia Book Festival is to return — and we still hope it does, in some fashion — it will have a new director. Last month, Pam May left her job as marketing supervisor at the Kanawha County Public Library — where her duties included being chairwoman of the Book Festival — to […]
There has been an awakening … Yes, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was just the shot in the arm that the “Star Wars” film franchise needed after the much-maligned prequel trilogy. And in a similar fashion, “LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is exactly the kind of effort developer Traveller’s Tales needed to deliver […]
The PopCulteer July 29, 2016 One of the programs that we’re very proud to feature on The AIR is Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, a two-hour blast of spectacular New Wave music presented by legendary DJ Sydney Fileen and produced at the Haversham Recording Institute in London, England. For a sample episode of Sydney’s Big Electric […]
If you are regular reader of this column, you know that I love to use my trusty Weber grill to barbecue all type of meat products, including pork spare ribs, beef steaks, whole chickens, rack of lamb and seafood, especially salmon. The wine choices for these edible treats are usually medium to full-bodied reds like […]
Fish Hawk Acres in Central West Virginia will host a “fancy” ramp dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Event Center in Buckhannon. And it sounds like it’s gonna be a good one, y’all. Guests will be welcomed with a Pickled Ramp Martini (yes, please!) and a taste of Deviled Eggs with Bacon, Pickled […]
When I was 13, I developed acute appendicitis on the second day of my first band camp. I can still remember standing in the late-July sun, clenching my side and fighting the urge to pass out in the middle of practice. I remember later that afternoon, recoiling as my pediatrician palpated my abdomen, and I […]
As preparation for the stage production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” ramps up in London, we were treated this week to new photos of the adult versions of the Boy Who Lived and his former Hogwarts classmates. The stage production is based on an original story by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling and picks up […]
I’ve been working on figuring out exactly who was affected by the delegate district problems in Precinct 277, so here’s a map I made from the addresses Vera McCormick, the Kanawha County Clerk, gave me.
Monday — a few days after floods devastated my home state of West Virginia — I returned to work after a week-long vacation. The red light on my phone was blinking when I arrived at the office, which meant several voicemails awaited my attention. I listened, jotted down notes and deleted them, one by one. […]
Here’s another blog post from June’s unplugged experience.
In this episode of the “Mountain State of Mind” podcast of the Charleston Gazette-Mail we begin an occasional series on “Songmakers,” about how singer-songwriters come to write the songs they do– then they perform their song. Our guest is Colleen Anderson, who has come out with a song called “The Don Blankenship Blues.” The song […]