HUNTINGTON - Dr. Richard McMurry, a freelance writer and speaker whose specialization is the American Civil War, visited Marshall University's Huntington campus Wednesday, April 15, to present two lectures related to the war.
Sleeping Beauty slept for 100 years until she was awakened by the kiss of a prince. Although it took a long time for her to find relief, at least her profound tiredness was cured. That's something up to 2.5 million folks with chronic fatigue syndrome can only hope for.
HOMECOMING: A free concert by John Darrin Rowsey and the Guardians kicks off the "Homecoming Weekend" at 7 p.m. today at Central United Methodist Church. A reception follows. The Rev. Kevin Lantz, former pastor, speaks at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 19, followed by the annual turkey dinner fundraiser by UM Women. Tickets are $6; $3 ages 8 and younger.
Lexington, Kentucky, has a music scene that has grown over the years, and it has produced artists that have performed in the Tri-State recently such as bluesman Tee Dee Young and the band Sundy Best.
HUNTINGTON - River City Subaru and Subaru presented Little Victories animal shelter with two checks totaling $12,314 from the seventh annual Subaru "Share the Love" campaign.
BARBOURSVILLE - Over the years the Huntington Mall has given away close to $20,000 in college scholarships to the young members of its Fashion Advisory Board, according to a news release from the mall.
If you're sweating over what to do with your kids then the School Age Connections program through River Valley Child Development Services just might have an answer.
Tonight, April 18, the group will perform at a special event at the Milton Performing Arts Center at Pumpkin Park. The concert will be both a CD release performance as well as a benefit for the "Love Your Guts" cancer foundation.
ARTS: Congratulations to Randall Reid-Smith, a native of Barboursville and a 1976 Barboursville High School graduate, who has been named the recipient of the 2014 Herald-Dispatch Award for the Arts. This award is given to a Tri-State resident who has made a significant impact on the lives of people in the area. As the commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Reid-Smith renovated and updated the West Virginia State Museum and has been instrumental in implementing several arts programs into West Virginia schools such as a History Bowl that gives scholarships to middle school students and the VHI Save the Music Foundation that has donated more than 2,000 musical instruments to 60 schools in 48 counties in West Virginia. Randall, the son of Elsworth "Boogie" and Wilma Smith of Barboursville, received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music; a Master's of Music degree from Indiana University; and an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Glenville State College.
HUNTINGTON - King's Daughters team member Cassie Hefner, legal department contracts manager, has a huge heart for helping others.