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Print/E-paper exclusives for Sunday, March 10

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Besides the stories you can read at herald-dispatch.com, there are many more stories and features in today's Herald-Dispatch newspaper and e-paper.

HUNTINGTON GOES HOLLYWOOD?  A group of community members with experience in film, theater and broadcasting is starting to explore the advantages and challenges of making Huntington a more attractive location for the film industry. The effort is coupled with Mayor Steve Williams’ announcement during his State of the City address last month that he is creating a Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting. While there is a statewide film office, the Huntington version would be the first concerted attempt in West Virginia to recruit and accommodate film, television and commercial projects using a regional scope. Read more about how Huntington hopes to court Hollywood on today's front page.

AREA PRIVATE SCHOOLS WEIGH CALENDAR CHANGE: If the Cabell County school system does adopt a balanced calendar, one question that comes to the forefront is whether the five private schools will follow suit. At this point, the principals at Covenant School, Grace Christian School, Our Lady of Fatima Parish School, St. Joseph Grade School and St. Joseph Central Catholic High School have said they aren’t sure. Read more on our Local page.

LOCAL COMPANY PRAISED FOR SUPERIOR PRODUCT: In his ever-changing industry, one thing that Ronnie Rowe stands behind is the two-sided mattress. Flip the mattress on a regular basis, and let it recover so that it doesn’t get a sleeper’s impression. Do that and use a true box spring, and the life of the mattress is extended significantly. These are some of the principles that are kept sound at Imperial Bedding, Rowe’s mattress manufacturing plant which turns out two-sided mattresses daily in the 1100 block of 7th Avenue in downtown Huntington. Read more about Imperial Bedding in our Sunday Business spotlight.

PERSONNEL: Keep up with the latest hirings across the Tri-State with our weekly Personnel column.

BIZ IN BRIEF: Check out our weekly roundup of regional business wheelings and dealings.

A CELTIC CELEBRATION: Marshall University music professor Wendell Dobbs will be stirring folks to join him at a symphonic ceili, of sorts, kicking up some old Irish spirit as St. Patrick’s Day approaches. Dobbs, the principle flutist with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Ohio Valley Symphony, will be the featured guest artist at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the HSO’s final winter season concert, “A Celtic Celebration” at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Read more on our Sunday Life page.

CELEBRATIONS, UPCOMING EVENTS AND THE SUNDAY CROSSWORD: The Herald-DIspatch is still the place to turn to get the latest wedding and engagement announcements, birth announcements, upcoming community events, and — yes — the all-important Sunday crossword. Pick up a copy of The Herald-Dispatch every Sunday to enjoy these local tidbits.

FRESH AND CLEAN: Try going all-natural for spring cleaning this year with a mixture of lemons, vinegar and baking soda. Read more about how to turn these simple pantry items into an effective cleaning solution in our Sunday Homes section.

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