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Huntington appreciated funk music during Funktafest

Huntington appreciated funk music during Funktafest

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE

The city of Huntington moved and grooved during Funktafest Saturday, Sept. 29 at Ritter Park’s Amphitheater. The crowd at all-day funk music festival hula hooped and danced, all while supporting local artists, musicians and businesses. All artists were from West Virginia and Kentucky, expect for two...

National Alpaca Farm day at Merritt’s Farm in Barboursville

National Alpaca Farm day at Merritt’s Farm in Barboursville

Meg Keller, Reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

A nurse turned farmer opens her property to the public once a year to celebrate the animals she cares for daily. Julie Merritt and her husband Chip allow the public to their farm each year for National Alpaca Farm Day to celebrate their livelihood and educate attendees about the benefits of alp...

Weekend Recap: Ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival

Weekend Recap: Ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

September 3, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

Saturday, 25 musical acts took the stage at Ritter Park Amphitheater for the ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival, exhibiting regional talent and uniting the community. HMAF creator Ian Thornton said he never imagined the festival becoming so big. “When we first started, we weren’t sure wh...

Huntington Music and Arts Festival highlights positivity of Appalachia through art, music

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

August 28, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

The city of Huntington commemorated the history of Appalachian culture with the official kick off for the Huntington Music and Arts Festival: Appalachia. At the Wild Ramp Monday, the Huntington community gathered in song and dance passed down from the roots of Appalachia.  Stony Point String Band ...

14th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival takes over downtown Huntington

14th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival takes over downtown Huntington

Hanna Pennington, LIFE! Editor

July 30, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

Dogs both big and small could be found at the 14th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival on Saturday as attendees of all ages gathered to watch wiener dog races, have a bite to eat from various local vendors and listen to live music. Second-year attendee Teresa Kessler said she has looked forward...

American Queen makes stop in Huntington

Sadie Helmick and Franklin Norton

July 24, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES

The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, docked at Harris Riverfront Park Thursday, July 19, allowing guests to explore Huntington. Visitors took a bus tour of Huntington highlighting Pullman Square and the Touma Medical Center. Visitors were also greeted with the Best Virginia artisan ma...

Marshall celebrates annual Soul Food Feast

Marshall celebrates annual Soul Food Feast

Olayinka Bamiro, Reporter

February 5, 2018


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The Carter G. Woodson Soul Food Feast kicks off Black History Month on campus. The Carter G. Woodson Annual Soul Food Feast made its return this past Sunday in celebration of Black History Month. Marshall students, faculty and members of the community came together to enjoy African American dishes...

Protesters and supporters gather at Blankenship Huntington rally

Protesters and supporters gather at Blankenship Huntington rally

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

Republican senatorial candidate Don Blankenship’s third town hall meeting Thursday evening in Huntington drew in supporters and protestors alike. Blankenship previously served one-year in prison for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards during his time as CEO of Massey Energy, but...

Protesters from around the country march on the Greenbrier

Protesters from around the country march on the Greenbrier

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

February 1, 2018


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Protesters took to the streets of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia yesterday to march on the Greenbrier Resort, where GOP congressional members and President Donald Trump met to discuss the coming year’s agenda. “It’s not about a man, and it’s not about an administration,” Federal Campaigns...

47th Annual Fountain Ceremony honors 75 lost

47th Annual Fountain Ceremony honors 75 lost

Breanna Francis, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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  Sons and daughters of Marshall, as well as members of the Huntington community, gathered together today to remember those 75 individuals who lost their lives 47 years ago, as the grandson of two of those people gave the keynote speech in their honor. “From the day I was born, a love f...