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The Local Foods, Local Places partnership is a yearly federal award to communities around the country to help integrate local food strategies into economic development efforts. The award was given to six Appalachian communities in 2016, including one in West Virginia.

The initiative started in 2014 as part of the White House Rural Council’s work to support communities that want to make local foods a stronger part of the local economy. There are now 60 Local Foods, Local Places partnerships across the country. More than a third are in Appalachia, including four in West Virginia.

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Huntington city council members want to open new lines of communication for police in an attempt to tackle the city's drug problem.

WCHS-TV reports council members are working on bringing the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and the Huntington police force into the same communication channels. The Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area currently helps connect federal groups such as the FBI with local and state police.

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  An ordinance that would eliminate several vacant buildings in Huntington has been approved by the City Council.

The ordinance will create a vacant building registry. If a building is vacant for 30 days, property owners will have to notify the city and have their building placed on the registry.

A grand jury has decided against bringing charges against Huntington Mayor Steve Williams over a payout issued to a former Huntington police chief.

Special prosecutor Craig Tatterson confirmed the grand jury's findings Thursday. Tatterson told The Herald-Dispatch that he does not plan to pursue the case further.

January 8, 1926: Comedian, TV Host Soupy Sales Born

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Comedian Milton Supman was born on January 8, 1926. Changing his name to Soupy Sales, he became a major TV star in the 1960s.

Although Sales was born in North Carolina, he was raised in Huntington, graduated from Huntington High School, and earned a journalism degree from Marshall College (now University). He started his comedy career as a script writer and disc jockey at WHTN Radio in Huntington. At night, he played club dates throughout the Tri-State area and honed his witty slapstick style.

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  Officials say more than 900 drug-related overdoses were reported in Cabell County in 2015.

Director of the Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy Jim Johnson tells The Herald-Dispatch, that of those reported, 70 resulted in death.

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On December 30, 1901, the Carnegie Corporation approved a $20,000 grant to build a new library in Huntington. It was one of more than 2,500 libraries that industrialist Andrew Carnegie funded around the world over nearly a half-century. In West Virginia, Carnegie-funded libraries were also built in Hinton, in Parkersburg, and at Bethany College. In addition, Carnegie provided funding for a performing arts center in Lewisburg. 

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A Huntington church cancelled services following a fire that damaged the building.

Media outlets report that the fire broke out early Sunday morning at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Flashback to your days as an 18-year-old in West Virginia. Did you idolize Paul McCartney as your friends raved over Green Day? Did you play sold-out clubs and hopp'n festivals around the state? Were you "Runnin' on Good Times"? If you were, you have a good deal in common with the Hattons, a pair of brothers who founded the Huntington rock band Of the Dell.

We sat down with Of the Dell's frontman Corey Hatton to talk about his band, his dog, his state and why he keep's getting banned from, well, everything.

Album artwork courtesy of Jordan Andrew Jefferson

Love. Positivity. Pop. Jordan Andrew Jefferson's newest release reflects his effervescent soul.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, the state board of education has asked the school building authority to give Fayette County the priority in funding new schools there.  Also, in Huntington, officials are seeking state and federal support for boosting economic development in the city. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Revitalize Huntington Forum
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Huntington officials have joined forces with state and federal agencies to develop a plan for boosting economic development in the city. A forum held Tuesday focused on cleaning up toxic industrial sites, dealing with blighted areas and developing the waterfront. Huntington could become a model for other cities dealing with similar issues.

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State, federal and city officials will meet Tuesday in Huntington discuss revitalization efforts in the city.

The City of Huntington and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a forum Tuesday December 8th to provide guidance on moving the city forward with a new revitalization plan. The forum is among the first of its kind under the EPA’s “Making a Visible Difference in Communities” initiative.

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The cornerstone for Huntington’s Memorial Arch was laid on November 11, 1924—the sixth anniversary of Armistice Day. The arch was built in honor of Cabell County soldiers who had fought in World War I.

Billboard, Prostitution
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As prostitution arrests continue to rise in the Huntington area, city officials have come up with some unique ideas that they hope can begin to decrease the number of prostitution arrests. Among those ideas is the decision by the Huntington Police Department to begin posting  pictures of those arrested for soliciting a prostitute.

November 9, 1952: Opening of The Huntington Museum of Art

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  On November 9, 1952, the Huntington Galleries opened in the Park Hills section of Huntington. It was West Virginia’s largest art museum. By the time the name of the galleries was changed to the Huntington Museum of Art in 1987, the collection had grown to more than 15,000 objects.

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The Marshall University Women's Connect will host a panel discussion with local experts about sex work in the community.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the discussion will take place Nov. 11 at the Memorial Student Center.

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Police in Huntington will begin using an electronic billboard to display the faces of people convicted of soliciting prostitutes.

The Herald-Dispatch reports Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli says he hopes the billboard helps in the battle against prostitution. Ciccarelli says research suggests publicly outing those who solicit prostitution instead of the prostitutes themselves is an effective tool in addressing the prostitution issue.

A shot of the crowd rating new music at our #WhyListen party.
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If you're reading this right now, chances are you made it out to Wednesday night's #WhyListen First Listen Music Party at Black Sheep Burrito & Brews in Huntington.

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Police have arrested a man who officers say caused a disturbance on the Marshall University campus while possibly intoxicated.

WSAZ-TV of Huntington reports that students outside residence halls told police a young man approached them on Tuesday night, threatening to kill them. One student says the suspect bit his finger.

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