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Diamond Teeth Mary: West Virginia’s Queen of the Blues

Diamond Teeth Mary: West Virginia’s Queen of the Blues

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. West Virginia-native “Diamond Teeth” Mary Smith McClain was a blues and gospel singer as well as a vaudeville entertainer. Her career spanned 85 years, from 1915-2000. Born Mary Smith in Huntington, WV in 1902, Mary was the half-sister of...
2010s: A Decade In Pictures

2010s: A Decade In Pictures

As the 2010s come to a close, we thought we’d take a look back on the decade through the photo lens of Aaron-Michael Fox. There’s a video slideshow set to the music of Tyler Childers, and a photo gallery below. PHOTO GALLERY: Striping Joan C. Edwards...
Appalachian In Chicago: Finding My Charleston Girl

Appalachian In Chicago: Finding My Charleston Girl

Written by Cody E. Lambert. Footnotes at the bottom of the page. On the tail of Tyler Childers’ first Grammy nomination, the whole Huntington-Tristate area is celebrating. Its a culmination (but not completion) of years of work from a very talented local artist....
DoubleTree by Hilton Opens On Third Avenue

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens On Third Avenue

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. The building that is now home to Huntington’s new DoubleTree hotel has been a familiar structure to residents of the Jewel City since it first went up in 1973. The hotel, which occupies the entire 1000 block of the south side of...
16 Photos of WVSP Cars Through The Years

16 Photos of WVSP Cars Through The Years

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. The West Virginia State Police are routinely recognized by national media outlets for having some of the best looking cruisers in the United States. Even though the WVSP doesn’t technically have a detachment in downtown Huntington,...