Clark Davis http://wvpublic.org en Mountaineers and Herd Kick Off 2014 Season http://wvpublic.org/post/mountaineers-and-herd-kick-2014-season <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s two Division 1 football programs kick off their seasons on the road Saturday afternoon.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both Marshall and </span>WVU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> kickoff at 3:30. Marshall is headed to Oxford, Ohio to take on the Miami University Red Hawks. The Mountaineers have a slightly tougher challenge Saturday as they travel to Atlanta for a matchup with Alabama, the team ranked number two in both the USA Today and Associated Press Preseason Polls.</span></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:54:07 +0000 Clark Davis 17734 at http://wvpublic.org Mountaineers and Herd Kick Off 2014 Season Skateboard Park Becomes Reality in Huntington http://wvpublic.org/post/skateboard-park-becomes-reality-huntington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Huntington is developing a new downtown skateboard park.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been idea that’s been in the works for quite a while. Or better yet, a dream that </span>skateboarders<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> thought they’d never see realized. At a reception yesterday in Huntington, officials broke ground on a skateboard park that is just the beginning for skaters. Charles Holley is the executive director of the city’s department of development and planning.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Clark Davis 17476 at http://wvpublic.org Skateboard Park Becomes Reality in Huntington Shepherd Picked to Repeat in Mountain East http://wvpublic.org/post/shepherd-picked-repeat-mountain-east <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College Football doesn’t just happen in Huntington or Morgantown on fall Saturday’s in the state. It’s happening in the Mountain East Conference.</span></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:21:23 +0000 Clark Davis 17314 at http://wvpublic.org Shepherd Picked to Repeat in Mountain East National Drug Official Pays a Visit to Huntington http://wvpublic.org/post/national-drug-official-pays-visit-huntington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drug and law enforcement officials were in Huntington Wednesday as the Huntington Police department outlined their fight.</span></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:23:21 +0000 Clark Davis 17021 at http://wvpublic.org National Drug Official Pays a Visit to Huntington Can the Structure of Public Education be Changed? http://wvpublic.org/post/can-structure-public-education-be-changed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the state’s education community met Monday at Marshall University to discuss how to take the next step in public education in the state.</span></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:29:38 +0000 Clark Davis 16879 at http://wvpublic.org Can the Structure of Public Education be Changed? Can This Huntington Warehouse Become a Magnet for Artists? http://wvpublic.org/post/can-huntington-warehouse-become-magnet-artists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local factory that’s been vacant for more than ten years could be the next step in making Huntington the go-to place for artists in the state.</span></p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Clark Davis 16742 at http://wvpublic.org Can This Huntington Warehouse Become a Magnet for Artists? New Marshall Pharmacy to Serve Multiple Purposes http://wvpublic.org/post/new-marshall-pharmacy-serve-multiple-purposes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Patients of Cabell Huntington Hospital have a new option for getting their medicine. The Marshall Pharmacy that will provide Marshall Pharmacy Students a new learning environment.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new pharmacy located on the first floor of the Marshall University Medical School at </span>Cabell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Huntington Hospital will serve multiple roles for students and the community. Brian Gallagher is the Director of Pharmacy Services for Marshall Health.</span></p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:04:57 +0000 Clark Davis 16573 at http://wvpublic.org New Marshall Pharmacy to Serve Multiple Purposes WVU Football Hopes to Bounce Back http://wvpublic.org/post/wvu-football-hopes-bounce-back <p></p><p>West Virginia University’s football program is hoping that 2014 is much better than 2013 after finishing 4-8.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:25:35 +0000 Clark Davis 16196 at http://wvpublic.org WVU Football Hopes to Bounce Back Huntington Regroups After Downtown Fire http://wvpublic.org/post/huntington-regroups-after-downtown-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Huntington regrouped Monday as business owners and residents of the Morris Building tried to figure out what’s next after a Sunday morning fire.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:48:20 +0000 Clark Davis 16150 at http://wvpublic.org Huntington Regroups After Downtown Fire Huntington Building Catches Fire http://wvpublic.org/post/huntington-building-catches-fire <p>A fire in the 6-story Morris Building in Huntington was contained early Sunday afternoon.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Huntington Fire Department and several volunteer crews from the area battled the fire in downtown Huntington. The building houses several offices, about 10 residents and two popular restaurants on the bottom floor, Backyard Pizza and the Peddler.</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:11:03 +0000 Clark Davis 16085 at http://wvpublic.org Huntington Building Catches Fire Marshall Football Receiving High Praise http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-football-receiving-high-praise <p>Marshall University Football is coming off a 10-4 season that has expectations through the roof for the upcoming season.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before fall even starts Marshall’s football team is receiving more hype than it has in quite a while. Last season saw the Herd challenge for its first Conference USA championship after winning the east division. Marshall traveled to Rice for the conference championship, but fell to the Owls 41-24. The loss was just the second all year against a conference team, the other a loss to Middle Tennessee State.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:01:07 +0000 Clark Davis 16008 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall Football Receiving High Praise Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-forensic-students-top-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the fifth time in eight years the Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program earned the highest overall test scores in the country.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://forensics.marshall.edu/">Marshall Forensic Science Graduate Program</a> attracts students from all over the country. Take for instance Mackenzie </span>Kilkeary<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, whose fondness for forensic science started with a weekly viewing of a NCIS.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:21 +0000 Clark Davis 15894 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again City of Huntington Readies for Classic Regatta http://wvpublic.org/post/city-huntington-readies-classic-regatta <p></p><p>The city of Huntington is bringing back the classic regatta this weekend in hopes to spur more economic activity downtown.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the heels of a three-year successful run with powerboat races, city officials decided to bring back the old tradition of a <a href="http://huntingtonclassic.com/">Classic Regatta</a> to Harris Riverfront Park. The event will run three days starting this Friday through Sunday. </span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attendance will be free, with events like a carnival, car show and two days of Powerboat Nationals racing. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is excited about the differences between past events and this weekend’s event.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:52:32 +0000 Clark Davis 15741 at http://wvpublic.org City of Huntington Readies for Classic Regatta Special Needs Kids Learn What it Takes to Ride a Bike http://wvpublic.org/post/special-needs-kids-learn-what-it-takes-ride-bike <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As easy as riding a bike – that’s how the old saying goes. But for kids with special needs it can be tough. This week, a day-camp in Huntington has been helping&nbsp;children with developmental disabilities learn how to ride on their own. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Garrett Howard is an 11-year-old boy from nearby </span>Meigs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County, Ohio. He has down syndrome and wants to learn how to ride a bike.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:12:07 +0000 Clark Davis 15564 at http://wvpublic.org Special Needs Kids Learn What it Takes to Ride a Bike Matewan Striving for Revitalization http://wvpublic.org/post/matewan-striving-revitalization <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is part of our continuing series on how the towns of Grafton and Matewan are turning themselves around through a special collaborative project between West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Focus magazine and the West Virginia Community Development Hub.&nbsp;</strong></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:15:00 +0000 Clark Davis 15527 at http://wvpublic.org Matewan Striving for Revitalization What Is Canalization? http://wvpublic.org/post/what-canalization <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marshall University professor Vincent Sollars recently received a $432,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his unique cancer research. It involves something called canalization.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. </span>Sollars<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an associate professor in the Marshall University School of Medicine. He’s taking an unusual approach to find better treatments for cancer.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:17:13 +0000 Clark Davis 15185 at http://wvpublic.org What Is Canalization? Marshall Set to Open Visual Arts Center http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-set-open-visual-arts-center <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marshall University will open a new visual arts center in the fall in downtown Huntington.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since purchasing the 112-year-old building in downtown Huntington for $750,000, the university has issued $9 million in bonds and raised more than $4 million in private money to renovate the facility. The former </span>Anderson-Newcomb<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Company building that housed a department store of the same name, later becoming the Stone and Thomas building will now house students starting in August.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:50:37 +0000 Clark Davis 15056 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall Set to Open Visual Arts Center Is Tourism the Key to Turning Matewan Around? http://wvpublic.org/post/tourism-key-turning-matewan-around-0 <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is part of our continuing series on how the towns of Grafton and Matewan are turning themselves around through a special collaborative project between West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Focus magazine and the West Virginia Community Development Hub.&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:52:38 +0000 Clark Davis 14690 at http://wvpublic.org Is Tourism the Key to Turning Matewan Around? Marshall’s Bazzie Playing Pro Football in Canada http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-s-bazzie-playing-pro-football-canada <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One Marshall University football player has found a unique route to a professional career.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:58:39 +0000 Clark Davis 14631 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall’s Bazzie Playing Pro Football in Canada Elementary Students Take Part in Arts and Bots at Marshall http://wvpublic.org/post/elementary-students-take-part-arts-and-bots-marshall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kids from the surrounding areas were in Huntington this week taking part in Arts and Bots: Exploring Robotics and the Arts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students from grades 2 through 5 were on campus at Marshall learning how to build robots.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:06:14 +0000 Clark Davis 14374 at http://wvpublic.org Elementary Students Take Part in Arts and Bots at Marshall