Clark Davis

Huntington Reporter/Producer

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Clark Davis can be heard throughout the week on West Virginia Morning at 7:30am during NPR's Morning Edition.

Clark works in the Huntington Bureau of West Virginia Public Broadcasting covering news and public affairs for radio and sometimes television.

Clark joined West Virginia Public Radio in 2007 as the Huntington reporter.

Clark graduated from Marshall University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV and later in 2007 with a Masters in Public Relations.

Born in Huntington, Clark grew up an enthusiastic sports fan and has always been interested in radio.

He has been married since 2010.

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Disease Prevention
1:48 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

WV Receives $1 Million for Disease Prevention

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell
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West Virginia has been awarded more than $1 million for chronic disease prevention programs.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced two grants on Thursday for state and local programs. The programs are aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

 The grants are funded in part by the Affordable Care Act. They will be administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Northcott Court Demolition
10:43 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Residents of Northcott Look Forward to New Housing

Credit Clark Davis

A 70-year-old public housing complex in Huntington is being torn down. The city has decided to demolish the facility that’s long been considered an eye-sore.

As visitors to Huntington enter the city from Hal Greer Boulevard they’re greeted by a set of unattractive square brick buildings. The apartments, known as Northcott Court, were named in honor of Gustavais Adolhus Northcott, a civic leader, president of the State Senate during 1905-1906 and early director of the First Huntington National Bank.

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Economic Development
3:26 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

WV Economic Development Council Holds Annual Meeting in Huntington

WV Economic Development Council held their 2014 meeting in Huntington.
Credit Clark Davis

The West Virginia Economic Development Council wrapped up a two-day meeting in Huntington yesterday.

The two day meeting in Huntington focused on everything from STEM initiatives and how they affect business throughout the state to businesses that are venturing into the international markets around the world. The conference brings groups together with the hope of dining out what’s working and giving ideas for future success.

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College Readiness
4:21 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Higher Education Policy Commission Receives College-Readiness Grant

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Students in ten West Virginia counties are going to receive extra help preparing for college and career training programs.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will receive a $21 million grant to help students in the state. The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Commission will be awarded the “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs or GEAR UP grant. It’s the second GEAR UP grant the HEPC has received. Jessica Kennedy is the Assistant Director of Communications for the HEPC.

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Arrested Athletes
11:32 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Do Arrested NFL Stars Take a Pay Cut?

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Research by a West Virginia sports economist is shedding new light on the recent string of domestic violence and abuse scandals involving NFL players. It’s a study that looks at the connection between players’ arrest records and their salaries.

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Supreme Court of Appeals
3:32 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

WV Supreme Court Hears Arguments at Marshall

WV Supreme Court
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The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard four cases during a visit to Marshall Tuesday.

The court’s appearance was its sixth at Marshall University in the past decade. Among the four cases heard by the state Supreme Court was one that questioned whether a municipal court in Mercer County can order a dog be euthanized. Justice Menis Ketchum II explained the case.

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Sink Hole
3:32 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Sink Hole Closes Two Lanes of 5th Ave in Huntington

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The right two lanes of 5th Avenue in Huntington are closed this afternoon because of the beginnings of a sink hole. The lanes are closed between 25th and 27th streets in Huntington and will remain that way until further notice. 

According to a press release from the city of Huntington, the Huntington Sanitary Board and it's contractor will work through the weekend to determine the cause of the sink and then will repair the issue. 

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Turn This Town Around
2:06 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Turn This Town Around Awards Grants

Credit Clark Davis

“Turn This Town Around” is a project in which two West Virginia communities- Matewan and Grafton - have been selected to receive training, coaching, and technical assistance to help residents revitalize their communities.  Wednesday night members of Turn This Town Around Matewan found out which of their ideas will receive funding.

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Film Festival
4:21 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

The Appalachian Queer Film Festival to Show Documentary in Charleston and Huntington

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The Appalachian Queer Film Festival will host showings of the documentary “The Campaign, in Charleston Friday and Huntington Monday.

As a kickoff to their Film Festival in late October in Lewisburg, The Appalachian Queer Film Festival will host a showing of “The Campaign,” along with the Kanawha Players Theater. “The Campaign” which was filmed over a four-year period, examines the fight to defend same-sex marriage against Proposition 8 in California. Tim Ward is the Founder and Director of the AQFF.

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College Football
11:54 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Mountaineers and Herd Kick Off 2014 Season

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The state’s two Division 1 football programs kick off their seasons on the road Saturday afternoon.

Both Marshall and WVU 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.

WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen knows it will be a challenge.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Skateboard Park Becomes Reality in Huntington

The city of Huntington is developing a new downtown skateboard park.

It’s been idea that’s been in the works for quite a while. Or better yet, a dream that skateboarders 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.

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Mountain East Conference
5:21 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Shepherd Picked to Repeat in Mountain East

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.

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Drugs in Huntington
5:23 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

National Drug Official Pays a Visit to Huntington

Michael Botticelli and Nick Rahall speak with community members.
Credit Clark Davis

Drug and law enforcement officials were in Huntington Wednesday as the Huntington Police department outlined their fight.

The National Drug Control Policy Acting Director Michael Botticelli was in Huntington Wednesday with Congressman Nick Rahall to take a look at the efforts being made by the Huntington Police Department to fight the use and trafficking of illegal drugs. Captain Hank Dial gave an overview.

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Public Education
4:29 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Can the Structure of Public Education be Changed?

Credit Clark Davis

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.

Can West Virginia’s public education system be fixed? That was the question that was asked Monday on Marshall’s campus. Charleston attorney Charles McElwee called together administrators and policy makers to discuss how change can be made in the public education realm. McElwee said the current system which follows old outdated standards isn’t working.

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Huntington Arts
4:30 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Can This Huntington Warehouse Become a Magnet for Artists?

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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.

The Coalfield Development Corporation hopes a new idea can lead to a great outcome. They’ve purchased the former Corbin garment factory property in Westmoreland, a neighborhood just inside Huntington’s city limits in the west end of town. The Wayne County Economic Development Authority sold them the property for $110,000 in an effort to spark development in the area.

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Pharmacy Education
4:04 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

New Marshall Pharmacy to Serve Multiple Purposes

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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.

The new pharmacy located on the first floor of the Marshall University Medical School at Cabell Huntington Hospital will serve multiple roles for students and the community. Brian Gallagher is the Director of Pharmacy Services for Marshall Health.

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WVU Footbal
3:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

WVU Football Hopes to Bounce Back

Credit West Virginia University

West Virginia University’s football program is hoping that 2014 is much better than 2013 after finishing 4-8.

WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen enters his fourth season in Morgantown. In his first season, the last for WVU in the Big East, they finished 10-3. In the following two season while in the Big 12, Holgorsen is 11-14 overall and 6-12 in the Big 12. Holgorsen said he doesn’t feel any extra pressure headed into the season.

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Huntington Fire
4:48 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Huntington Regroups After Downtown Fire

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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.

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Building Fire
12:11 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

Huntington Building Catches Fire

A fire in the 6-story Morris Building in Huntington was contained early Sunday afternoon.

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.

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Marshall Football
3:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Marshall Football Receiving High Praise

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Marshall University Football is coming off a 10-4 season that has expectations through the roof for the upcoming season.

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.

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