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Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Preparation, health foods can help first day jitters

August is here, and that means it is back to school month for kids here in the Tri-State. This is an exciting time for most students and their parents. But many young people are also full of anxiety about starting school again because of the pressures they'll face. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about how to help your child prepare for the first day of classes.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Deadline nears for awards program

MORGANTOWN -- Philanthropy West Virginia is accepting applications through Monday, Aug. 4, for the 2014 West Virginia Spirit of Philanthropy Awards program, West Virginia's premier award for philanthropy.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Young students graduate from MU speech, hearing program

HUNTINGTON -- Three young students were recognized for their achievements in reaching major personal milestones during an event at Marshall University on Wednesday morning.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Robyn Rison, Jean Hardiman: Learning when, how to let go and make it all about the kids

Robyn Rison and Jean Hardiman are both raising little ones -- Robyn, two boys ages 4 and 2, and Jean, two girls ages 5 and 3 (with a grown stepdaughter as well). They decided to save some of their daily parenting conversations for posterity.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Joyce Spencer: Community news column for Friday, August 1

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Barboursville's Little League Intermediate (50-70) 13-year-old baseball team that traveled to Apopka, Florida, on July 17, played in five games, went undefeated and brought home the title of Southeast Regional Champs. This week they are playing in the Little League World Series (the first Barboursville team that has ever had this opportunity) in San Francisco, California. The final game will be telecast on ESPN today, so let's hope we are watching them play! There are six regional teams around the country, and Barboursville is the Southeast Regional winner. They are also playing against five international teams: Asia Pacific, Europe-Africa, Latin-America, Puerto Rico and Canada. Members of the team are Griffin Adkins, Brody Aliff, Brett Armbruster, Hogan Carter, Trey Chapman, Luke Ellis, Kristian Gerwig, Jayce Gould, Camron Lewis, Austin Petry, Ivan Vaughn and Peyton Weekly. Team manager is Dell Adkins, and coaches are Randy Coyle and Pat Carter.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Musical benefit to help the victims of the recent Morris Building fire

HUNTINGTON -- Three of the region's top indie bands are making a joyful noise come Friday night at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., to help out friends and neighbors -- residents and victims of the recent Morris Building fire.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Great country music featured at the V Club

As the owner of the eclectic live music venue The V Club, Patrick Guthrie Sr. has seen and heard 'em all. When it came time to get somebody to play his mid-week birthday party at the club, there was no one better to cap off the night than Tyler Childers and The Food Stamps.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Pullman Square series to feature The Mojo Bones tonight at 7

HUNTINGTON  — The Heiner's Bakery Dutch Miller Pullman Square Summer Concert Series, presented by 93.7 the Dawg, returns at 7 p.m. Thursday with The Mojo Bones  at Pullman Square in Downtown Huntington.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Dave Lavender's column - brew news from GBV, Huntington Craft Beer Week and beyond

A bevy of craft brew news as Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company announces local distributor and as Huntington's Craft Beer Week - Aug. 10-16 takes shape

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 07:58 AM

Best Bets: Outdoor music coming at ya live this weekend

With some sweet, unseasonably nice temps, it’s a great time to throw down a lawn chair and plant yourself to hear some good music — or get up and dance if the spirit moves.