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Nearly 800 people were on Marshall’s campus this weekend for the Appalachian Studies Conference.

The three-day conference marked the 37th time the organization has got together to discuss the ins and outs of what makes Appalachia, Appalachia. Tyler Hughes made the trip from East Tennessee State University to attend.

Huntington Police Chief Resigns

Mar 21, 2014

Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook announced his resignation this morning. 

Holbrook will take over the same position in Columbia, South Carolina, a city with a population over 130,000. Holbrook said he sees many similarities between the two jobs.

It starts at the top and the common similarity I saw here is they have tremendous officers, they have a tremendous management staff that were stymied or handcuffed and were not allowed or had the capacity to move the department in a certain direction,” Holbrook said.

Lily’s Place Hoping to Open Soon

Mar 17, 2014

Lily’s Place, a drug rehabilitation facility for new born babies in Huntington, is still trying to open its doors to babies in need in the region.

The Harlem Globetrotters will crowds Tuesday night in Charleston and Wednesday night they will do the same in Huntington.

West Virginia Morning
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Lawmakers try to make sense of the state budget in the absence of a few bills that Senator Roman Prezioso says needed to pass but didn't. Climate change researchers Lonnie and Ellen Thompson warn their audience about the carbon footprint we're making. One area of Huntington will soon see demolition and construction that could go a long way towards changing the city’s reputation.

One area of Huntington will soon see demolition and construction that could go a long way towards changing the city’s reputation.

Cabell County School officials are excited about a new school they hope will set an example for schools around the state. Cabell will develop the incubator school through a waiver they attained with an innovation zone grant.  

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, state veterans are getting help at WVU, where more than 1,000 students served in the military.

Homeless persons in Huntington are also getting help, finding jobs.

That, and legislative news.

Jobs First Program Helps Huntington’s Homeless

Feb 25, 2014

Officials at the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless are taking a new approach to the problem of homelessness and unemployment.

  Jobs First is a new idea developed by coalitions around the country. Instead of working with job candidates by training, developing and molding them before they apply for jobs, Jobs First helps them find jobs right away and continues to train them while they’re employed.

Helping the unemployed and homeless find work first puts them one step closer to a stable living environment where they can provide for themselves.

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On this West Virginia Morning, the mayor of Huntington visits with some Marshall University students.

Also, an update from the Schools for the Deaf and Blind, and an interesting story about a special landmark in Pocahontas County.

Huntington Mayor Speaks with Students

Feb 7, 2014

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams took some time out of his schedule last week to pay a visit to Marshall University students and professors.

Since his election in 2012, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has made a conscious effort to be out in the community. Last week marked the beginning of a second year of “Coffee with the Mayor.”  This is a once a month visit Williams makes to the Marshall University Memorial Student Center - his effort to hear the concerns of students and faculty.  

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Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has enacted a hiring freeze and stopped unnecessary spending for the remaining five months of the fiscal year.
 
     Williams said at a City Council work session Thursday that Huntington's revenues and expenditures are normal, but the state's second-largest city has less than $100,000 in contingency funds.
 

Wild Ramp Continues to Succeed in Huntington

Jan 31, 2014

Since opening in July 2012 the farmers market in downtown Huntington has injected nearly $350,000 back into the Huntington community.

Charles Barton sells organic lamb meat at the Wild Ramp local foods market in downtown Huntington. The farmer from Bakerton, West Virginia in the Eastern Panhandle is the perfect example of why the small market has succeeded.

“They were looking for people to join in and I was looking for a market I could be comfortable with and besides it gets me home more, Huntington is my home,” Barton said.

West Virginia Morning
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  On this West Virginia Morning, a special program in Huntington is looking at the concept of steam. Also, Marshall Football is looking ahead to its future, and more.

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Some residents in apartments at the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless got an early Christmas present this week.

Nine of the 54 efficiency style apartments at the Vanity Fair space at the Coalition received heating and air units this week. The units that were picked were ones with heating and air units that currently have to be held together with a mix of different parts.

The units came from Honeywell, a corporation specializing in technologies that include heating and air conditioning units. Bob Hansen is Executive Director of the homeless coalition.

Cabell County Board of Education Members gathered yesterday morning at the site of the brand new Huntington East Middle School for a tour.

Huntington East Middle will house students from the current Beverly Hills and Enslow Middle Schools. The $24 million facility sits on top of a hill just off route 60 outside of Huntington. As time nears for students to enter the facility in January, board members gathered to get their first look.

Herd to Battle for East Division Title

Nov 26, 2013
Marshall Senior Cornerback Monterius Lovett
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Marshall Football will finish the regular season Friday at noon against East Carolina University.

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 High school basketball powerhouse Huntington Prep tipped-off its fifth season last night in Huntington.

Rob Fulford grew up in Mullens, West Virginia. A town known for its basketball prowess to those involved with the sport around the state. Its home to the D’Antoni family and former Marshall great and current Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni and others like Jerome Anderson who had a short stint in the NBA.

How will Huntington fight childhood obesity?

Oct 22, 2013
Clark Davis

The Huntington YMCA is leading the charge in one area of the battle with obesity that has been ignored in the Huntington area, childhood obesity.

  The Huntington YMCA along with Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Cabell County Schools has developed a program called kids in motion. The new partnership will lead the brand new Kid Fit program that the YMCA and hospital officials hope is the next step in the fight against childhood obesity in the city.

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The fight for same-sex marriage has come to West Virginia with a lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court in Huntington. Currently the state defines marriage as between a man and a woman.  

Three same-sex couples filed suit yesterday morning in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The lawsuit seeks the freedom to marry for three couples all from the surrounding Huntington area. One of those couples is Justin Murdock and William Glavaris. Murdock said they are glad to see things start to happen.

How tough is it to start your own business in WV?

Sep 20, 2013
West Virginia Small Business Development Center
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  The West Virginia Small Business Development Center showed a crowd of entrepreneurs and business owners how technology can help tackle small business needs.

In the third of five planned workshops throughout the state, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center walked entrepreneurs through the process of beginning their own business. This workshop focused on the necessity of technology to make it in today’s market. Justin Gaull is the Technology Commercialization manager for the Center.

INTO off to the start they hoped for at Marshall

Sep 17, 2013

  International students from all over the world are a few weeks into their first semester at Marshall 

  University through a new program called INTO.

About 160 students from the other side of the world are new to the Marshall campus this fall.

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