Vernon McIntyre, who performs tonight, July 26, at the Mountaineer Opry House with his band Appalachian Grass, is a bluegrass veteran who has played with some legendary artists.
CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History are awarding more than $1.26 million in competitive grants to 55 organizations and 25 individual artists across the state.
Kopper's Field was located on the north side of 26th Street and 5th Avenue on Huntington's East End. So named from a rumor that the Kopper's Company had bought the land and was going to build a facility there. Maybe because of the war that never materialized, so the land was mine to use. Use I did. That was my golf driving range, baseball diamond and jungle, my field of dreams.
HURRICANE -- Artist Susan Tschantz will be the guest artist at Main Street Art Studio for August.
MOVIES: The kids' summer movie series at Marquee Cinemas concludes next week at Pullman Square. The free movies showing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, July 29-30, are "Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules," 2011 semi-teen comedy film, and "Arthur Christmas," 2011 British/American Christmas comedy film.
CHARLESTON -- Enjoy an afternoon of free family entertainment with the Clay Center and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) at Summer Fun Day.
HUNTINGTON -- Stop by the Black Sheep Burrito and Brews tonight and you'll find some 'Trampled Flowers' on the menu.
HUNTINGTON -- The Herald-Dispatch's annual Best in the Tri-State ballot section will appear in Sunday's edition and kick off voting for the annual awards.
PROCLAMATION: West Virginia delegates Kelli Sobonya and Carol Miller attended the Barboursville council meeting July 15, to present a proclamation to Becky Holton to honor the naming of the bridge over the CSX Railroad at Cyrus Creek Road on Route 60 East as the Glenn Holton Memorial Bridge. Replicas of the bridge signs were also presented to Holton. On the proclamation, it was stated that Holton is remembered as a compassionate humanitarian, a family man, and a Christian gentleman. He was a 1960 graduate of Barboursville High School and a 1964 grad of West Virginia University where he played football. Later he was a member of the Barboursville Village Council. He died in an automobile accident at the age of 36 in 1978. Glenn and his wife Becky have two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Lucky and Chad and Beth, and five grandchildren, Morgan, Eric Glen, Nick, Meredith, and Sully, who live in Irmo, South Carolina.
HUNTINGTON -- Like peanut butter and chocolate, rock 'n' roll and skateboarding have long been tangled up together.