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New York Times Bestselling Author Meets Readers at Local Christian Bookstore

New York Times Bestselling Author Meets Readers at Local Christian Bookstore

Abi Black, reporter

September 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Women from around the tri-state area lined up outside LifeWay Christian Store in Barborusville, West Virginia on Wednesday morning to meet bestselling author Beverly Lewis. Lewis writes Christian Fiction all based on the lives of the Amish community. Her writing stems from her years growing up across...

Study Abroad Fair helps students learn about opportunities

Study Abroad Fair helps students learn about opportunities

Michael Brown, reporter

September 15, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Study Abroad Office held a Study Abroad Fair yesterday Sept. 15, where students were able to find out more information about potentially studying abroad, locations to visit, financial aid and how to get started. Study abroad can be a life changing experience that not many students...

Herd softball dominates in exhibition doubleheader

Herd softball dominates in exhibition doubleheader

Josh Hughes, reporter

September 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

The powerful Marshall University’s softball team’s offense was on full display Sunday when it faced the University of Charleston in a fall exhibition doubleheader. Marshall cruised to a victory in their first game winning 16-2. The win was highlighted by a 10-run third inning, in which the Herd...

MU Water Festival will teach importance of clean water

MU Water Festival will teach importance of clean water

Brianna Paxton, reporter

September 15, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Hundreds of children from counties around the area will be attending the Marshall University Water Festival on Sept. 17 in Huntington. The event will be featuring an array of workshops and hands on activities to encourage children to learn the importance of clean water and the impact it has on our...

ChiliFest heats up Huntington

ChiliFest heats up Huntington

Kabz James, reporter

September 14, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington held the 31st annual ChiliFest on Saturday at Pullman Square. The rain had very little affect on the attendance of not only locals, but also people from all over the East Coast. The annual event featured a hot pepper eating and a beer drinking contest, as well as a “Shoot n’ Holler” con...

Bittersweet Coffeehouse brings more than just coffee to Huntington

Bittersweet Coffeehouse brings more than just coffee to Huntington

MacKenzi Kyle, reporter

September 14, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

A locally owned and operated coffee shop is aiming to be more than just a place to stop for breakfast on the way to work. Bittersweet Coffeehouse and local store, Southern Company, opened their storefront last year at 2001 7th Avenue in Huntington. The locally owned businesses strive to bring new...

FEST:2 Preview: A Story Told

FEST:2 Preview: A Story Told

Nathan Thomas, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Charleston based pop rock band A Story Told is one of six West Virginia bands performing at Fest:2. “I think it’s going to be really cool,” said Josh Allen, drummer. “Most of us have been out of school for a little bit so it’s going to be fun to come back to where we started this whole thing...

University 100 classes improving retention rate

University 100 classes improving retention rate

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Interim President Gary White and Student Body President Duncan Waugaman finished up their 3rd week of University 100 yesterday morning. The two have been co-leading the freshman class and have only four weeks left. UNI 100 is the academic component of Week of Welcome, a freshman program implemented...

Marshall players prepared for rivalry match

Marshall players prepared for rivalry match

Ishmael Witten

September 11, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Known as the Battle for the Bell, Marshall University and Ohio University have faced the last six years and will meet again Saturday in Athens, Ohio. While the teams’ rivalry dates back to 1905, a brief hiatus ensued when the Herd left the MAC Conference for Conference USA in 2005. However, after...

32nd Annual ChiliFest to heat up Pullman Square

32nd Annual ChiliFest to heat up Pullman Square

MacKenzi Kyle, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Locals are set to take part in the World’s Chili Championship qualifier as part of the city of Huntington’s 32nd annual Chili Fest in Pullman Square this Saturday, Sept. 12. In 1983, Ron Smith wanted to bring business to his restaurant, Chili Willi’s, and also try to bring something he felt...

Local singer follows dreams to the big times

Local singer follows dreams to the big times

Kalyn Bordman, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The region is full of local artists and Spring Valley High School student, Kelsey Seibert, displayed her talent at the Barboursville Fall Festival Pageant this past Saturday. Seibert showed off her skills by singing four songs throughout the evening. Seibert is no stranger to the stage. Seibert...

Once a Golden Girl, always a Golden Girl

Once a Golden Girl, always a Golden Girl

Abi Black, reporter

September 9, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Imagine being in a situation where your entire life is turned upside down. You are taken from your home for your own safety into a new environment. The Golden Girls Group Home is a haven for girls that find themselves in such situations. Located in Ceredo, West Virginia, the Golden Girls Home is licensed...