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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Huntington Arts
4:30 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Can This Huntington Warehouse Become a Magnet for Artists?

Credit Clark Davis

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

Credit Clark Davis

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

Credit Clark Davis

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

Credit herdzone.com

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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Forensic Science
3:17 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again

Credit Marshall University

For the fifth time in eight years the Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program earned the highest overall test scores in the country.

The Marshall Forensic Science Graduate Program attracts students from all over the country. Take for instance Mackenzie Kilkeary, whose fondness for forensic science started with a weekly viewing of a NCIS.

It’s one of the many programs on TV that have produced what the forensic science administrators call the CSI effect.

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Classic Regatta
11:52 am
Mon July 21, 2014

City of Huntington Readies for Classic Regatta

Dan Bunting's Flex Seal Boat.
Credit Clark Davis

The city of Huntington is bringing back the classic regatta this weekend in hopes to spur more economic activity downtown.

On the heels of a three-year successful run with powerboat races, city officials decided to bring back the old tradition of a Classic Regatta to Harris Riverfront Park. The event will run three days starting this Friday through Sunday.

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.

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Lose the Training Wheels
2:12 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Special Needs Kids Learn What it Takes to Ride a Bike

Garrett Howard learns the right balance to ride a two-wheeled bike.
Credit Clark Davis

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 children with developmental disabilities learn how to ride on their own.  

Garrett Howard is an 11-year-old boy from nearby Meigs County, Ohio. He has down syndrome and wants to learn how to ride a bike.

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Turn This Town Around
12:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Matewan Striving for Revitalization

Credit West Virginia Focus

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. 

Members of the Matewan community took part yesterday in the latest meeting about ideas to turn things around in the southern West Virginia City.

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Cancer Research
3:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

What Is Canalization?

Credit Marshall University

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.

Dr. Sollars is an associate professor in the Marshall University School of Medicine. He’s taking an unusual approach to find better treatments for cancer.

“In the end what we’re looking at is making life better for people that have this deadly disease, that’s the main reason I became a scientist,” Sollars said.

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Visual Arts Center
4:50 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Marshall Set to Open Visual Arts Center

Visual Arts Center
Credit Clark Davis

Marshall University will open a new visual arts center in the fall in downtown Huntington.

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 Anderson-Newcomb 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.

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Turn This Town Around
2:52 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Is Tourism the Key to Turning Matewan Around?

Credit Daniel Walker

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. 

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Canadian Football League
3:58 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Marshall’s Bazzie Playing Pro Football in Canada

Credit Bclions.com

One Marshall University football player has found a unique route to a professional career.

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STEAM Education
5:06 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Elementary Students Take Part in Arts and Bots at Marshall

Student work on robots at Arts and Bots.
Credit Clark Davis

Kids from the surrounding areas were in Huntington this week taking part in Arts and Bots: Exploring Robotics and the Arts.

Students from grades 2 through 5 were on campus at Marshall learning how to build robots.

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Healthcare Pipeline Initiative
3:30 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

High School Students Experience STEM Fields at Marshall

High school students from all over the region were on Marshall University’s campus this week taking classes in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

As part of the Health Care Pipeline Initiative, Marshall University was this year’s host to high school students from around West Virginia and Kentucky. Among the sessions the students attended were classes on Pharmacy.

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Turn This Town Around
4:16 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Matewan Hoping to Use Grant Funding to Make Change

This morning we take a look at the Turn this Town Around Project in Matewan, where they too found out about possible grant funding for the community. They hope the available funds are the key to revitalizing the town.

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. 

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Super WiFi
4:06 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Huntington to Tap Unused Broadcast Frequencies for Free WiFi

Credit cityofhuntington.com

Huntington hopes an old technology proves to be the key in a new technological world.

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Med School Training
11:38 am
Thu June 12, 2014

College Students Visit Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall

College students from all over the region visited Marshall this week to find out if the field of medicine was meant for them.

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Entrepreneur Wins Award
3:39 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Huntington Entrepreneur Follows Steps to Successful Business

Credit bridgetsdanceacademy.com

Bridget Rowsey, owner of Bridget’s Dance Academy in Huntington, was named the state’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the West Virginia Small Business Administration at a ceremony in Morgantown.

As someone who found dancing easy, Bridget Rowsey hoped the steps to establishing her own business might be the same.

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