I was sitting in biology class when the first pain hit. It was a weird, burning pain that shot from my lower back, all the way down the side of my leg. I actually jumped, startled and whispered to a friend beside me that something weird was happening to me.

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BLUEFIELD — Tymberlee Hill grew up in Virginia Beach, Va., but she spent her summers in Bluefield, W.Va. with her maternal grandmother. These …

How do you get a raccoon to leave your chimney? This is the question that has plagued mine and my landlord’s minds for a week.

In November of 2018, I wrote a column entitled, "Learning to cook by 25." I am sorry to report that I am halfway through my 25th year and I am…

As I imagine many families do, my family has a tradition of driving around and looking at Christmas lights. At least once or twice during the …

While driving to the office today, I witnessed something I'd only seen in videos online. I saw someone abandoning a cat. I feel that it is cle…

My mother collects nutcrackers. I remember as a child these wooden figures lining the window sill or the mantel, always an integral part of th…

My dog lives a very good life. Many times if she is begging for something late at night I find myself telling her, “You want for nothing!”

The under-appreciated holiday focused on being appreciative is upon us: Thanksgiving. It falls between my personal favorite holiday, Halloween…

BLUEFIELD — Women in Search of Empowerment (WISE) is holding its tenth annual Baskets of Hope charity this holiday season.

I have lived on this earth for 25 years, which means I have experienced 25 daylight savings time fallbacks, but I will never get used to it. W…

BLUEFIELD — Kathi Stogner lived in Bluefield, W.Va. for almost fourteen years. She was a Mercer County schoolteacher, a member of Westminster …

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Obituaries

1:30 p.m., at the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel in Bluefield. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Noon, at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton.

1 p.m., at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield (Bluewell). Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluefield (Bluewell).

11 a.m., at the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.