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Pearl S. Buck Birthplace will host writing workshop series

There’s no better setting for aspiring writers to discover and hone their skill than at the home of world-renowned author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, one of only a few writers to have...

The Treasures of Pocahontas County

By Curtis Curry Contributing Writer Pocahontas County, located in the mountains of eastern West Virginia, is known as the “Birthplace of Rivers.” In its 942 square miles, eight rivers have their origin or “birth.” They begin their...

RoadKill Cook-off Show Down

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer When it comes to the RoadKill Cook-off, one team comes to mind – the Coal Hollow Brothers, of Christiansburg, Virginia. Of the 20 years the team has competed in the cook-off, it has...

‘Waste not, want not’ ~ The art of frugal living

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer “Use it up and wear it out. Make do or do without.”  My mother’s man-tra about thrifty living still echoes in my head on an almost daily basis. Get together with any group of...

New management, but same great burgers at Al’s Upper Inn

There's nothing more American than a good cheeseburger. Sixteen-year-old fry cook Lionel Sternberger, of Pasadena, California, invented the cheeseburger in 1926 when he experimented by putting a slice of American cheese on a sizzling...

Compass – Summer 2018

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It’s all about Women

Suzanne Stewart Staff Writer “I am woman, hear me roar,” may have been the battle cry for feminists in the 70s, but it’s also an appropriate battle cry for the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program which...