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One person’s road less traveled may be another’s road home

June 27, 2013 While wracking my brain to think of an idea for this month’s theme of, “Off the Beaten Path,” several people suggested that my experiences last month at a gaming convention would fit. more »»

Trekking through the desert: Hot, dry and full of great beauty

June 27, 2013 It’s early afternoon and I’ve already been walking for about six hours. The temperature has risen from a cool 70 degrees to a sweltering 100+. more »»

Festivals, fairs and music

May 29, 2013 Summer fairs & festivals around the state MAY --------------------------- 30-June 2 - Blue & Gray Reunion, Phillipi 31-June 1 - Elk River Fest Clay JUNE --------------------- 1 - White Oak Rail... more »»

There’s no putting a price on just living

May 29, 2013 By Autumn Mentink I don’t have a lot of money. Mind you, this isn’t a complaint, but there gets to be a point when all things entertaining are costly. more »»

Can’t find something to do this summer? You’re not looking

May 29, 2013 Summertime is upon us, meaning heat, humidity, sweat, sticky arms and legs! But more to the point, music festivals. Summer is famously chock full of festivals. more »»

Column: Hike for charity continues through the desert

May 29, 2013 Hot! Well, that’s what they said the desert would be like. It’s 7:30 in the morning, Thursday the 9th of May, and I’m shivering. more »»

Take a hike: Columns will follow men on a mission

April 29, 2013 My name is Aaron Agnew and I’m a resident of Keyser, West Virginia. more »»

Tricon a convention for the fans, by the fans

April 29, 2013 The Tri-State Comic Convention in Huntington is the kind of event I’d be going to even if I wasn’t trying to get people to check out the webcomic I’m writing and maybe buy some stuff. more »»

Asian beetles, weeds and deer...oh my

April 1, 2013 I’m a gardener. Sort of. What I mean is, when I want an exercise in frustration, I go out and look at my garden, trying to form some kind of battle plan. Yes—battle plan. This is war. The gardener vs. more »»

America’s whitewater wonderland in good ol’ W.Va.

April 1, 2013 Water released from the Summersville Dam every fall provides the most intense whitewater rafting east of the Mississippi; that’s why the Gauley is called the “Beast of the East. more »»

Free Comic Book Day: Tips for the best experience

April 1, 2013 Over the last 11 years, Free Comic Book Day has gone from a novelty marketing idea to an annually anticipated event. more »»

WV zombie ‘extra,’ & state indie film icon at Tricon

April 1, 2013 A famous zombie “extra” and WV State University independent filmmaker will attend the Tricon, April 6 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. more »»

Hello, cabin fever – goodbye, common sense

February 28, 2013 I don’t know what it is about cabin fever that rots our brains, but there have been times I’ve found myself having a lightsaber fight in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart at 4:30 in the morning, or taken a... more »»

Tips to travel smart, travel safely this Spring Break

February 28, 2013 1. Book a hotel in a central location to limit the need to drive. more »»

Travel spots: What’s hot for spring/summer 2013

February 28, 2013 There are two kinds of travelers out there: those who plan and those who wing it. But what they have in common is a love of travel and exploring new destinations. more »»

Love gone wrong songs from the heart of Appalachia

January 31, 2013 By Marc Minsker The penning of a classic love song can be the touchstone in an artist’s career, particularly in pop music. Think Neil Diamond or Paul Anka. more »»

Most overused pieces of dating advice

January 31, 2013 I hate unsolicited relationship advice. Next to cheesy pick-up lines, it is possibly the most irritating thing a single person has to deal with. more »»

WVU, Syracuse at Pinstripe Bowl

December 26, 2012 The Pinstripe Bowl. West Virginia University fans better get used to it. more »»

Marshall doesn’t have a repeat of 2011

December 26, 2012 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — One year after backing itself out of a corner and earning a bowl invitation, Marshall University couldn’t duplicate the magic in 2012. more »»

Understanding this thing called football

December 26, 2012 I have no interest in football. I’ve watched games, I’ve gone to games, but they don’t hold my attention. All I see is a bunch of big guys running around and slamming into each other. more »»



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