CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

Future Of Downtown Business In Peril?

Future Of Downtown Business In Peril?

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Election year 2024: For the first time since this website was launched, Huntington is guaranteed to elect a new mayor. Mayor Steve Williams has reached the end of his three-term limit. Elections generally encompass the entire scope of...

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Be Like Marco In 2024: Face Your Storms

Be Like Marco In 2024: Face Your Storms

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Marco the Bison, the beloved mascot for Marshall University, is one of the most popular in college sports (winning the National Mascot Championship in 1992) and is a familiar feature to MU fans at all athletic and community outreach...

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The Herd In Their Words: Craig T. Greenlee

The Herd In Their Words: Craig T. Greenlee

In our new series, “The Herd in Their Words,” we talk to notable Marshall University alumnus Craig T. Greenlee, class of 1974. Mr. Greenlee played football for the Thundering Herd during the 1968 and 1969 seasons, before he fell out of love with the sport. While he...

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People Of Huntington: Regan Thomas

People Of Huntington: Regan Thomas

DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Ms. Regan Thomas. Do you have any siblings?  I am an only...

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People Of Huntington: Thomas Smith

People Of Huntington: Thomas Smith

DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mr. Thomas Smith. Do you have any siblings? Yes I have an...

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People Of Huntington: Tristan Rhodes

People Of Huntington: Tristan Rhodes

DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mr. Tristan Rhodes. Do you have any siblings?  -I have a...

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People Of Huntington: Brandon Cordle

People Of Huntington: Brandon Cordle

DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Huntington native Mr. Brandon K. Cordle. Do you have any...

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People Of Huntington: Dylan Smith

People Of Huntington: Dylan Smith

DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mr. Dylan Smith, who is a video producer and director from...

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People Of Huntington: Justin Dickey

People Of Huntington: Justin Dickey

DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mr. Justin Dickey. Do you have any siblings? Zero. Mom said...

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People Of Huntington: Cody Lobo

People Of Huntington: Cody Lobo

DowntownHuntington.net presents: “People of Huntington,” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mr. Cody Lobo. Do you have any siblings? I am a quadruplet...

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People Of Huntington: Mia Turner

People Of Huntington: Mia Turner

DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Ms. Mia Turner. Do you have any...

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People Of Huntington: Ben Wheeler

People Of Huntington: Ben Wheeler

DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mr. Ben Wheeler, who will turn 23...

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People Of Huntington: Kelsey Wells

People Of Huntington: Kelsey Wells

DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Mrs. Kelsey Wells, who is 34 years...

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People Of Huntington: Josh Chambers

People Of Huntington: Josh Chambers

In our newest installment of #PeopleOfHuntington, we talk to Mr. Josh Chambers, who is 32 years old. Do you have any siblings?  I have a younger sister. Are you a morning or evening person? Evening. What are you most known for, especially among your friends?   I would...

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People Of Huntington: Meghan Mayo

People Of Huntington: Meghan Mayo

DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Ms. Meghan Mayo, who is 38 years old....

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People Of Huntington: Lambros Svingos

People Of Huntington: Lambros Svingos

DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to Coach Lambros Aristotle Svingos, who...

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People Of Huntington: Nick Chancey

People Of Huntington: Nick Chancey

DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from as many different walks of life, as we can. In our newest installment, we talk to 31-year-old Nick Chancey. Do you have...

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People Of Huntington: Julian Pecora

People Of Huntington: Julian Pecora

DowntownHuntington.net is launching a new series called “People of Huntington” where we intend to profile as many residents of the Jewel City, from all walks of life, as we can. In our first installment, we talked to Julian Pecora, Esq., who is 28 years old. Do you...

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13 Photos of Huntington Then and Now (2022)

13 Photos of Huntington Then and Now (2022)

Compiled by Aaron-Michael Fox. A collection of photos of downtown Huntington, WV from the past and present, matched. This is a follow-up to an article from 2018, see the original article HERE. 1. Marshall University 2. Cabell County Courthouse 3. The Hotel Frederick...

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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: [gallery link="file" size="full"...

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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 Third...

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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, they...

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West Virginia Brewing Company 1899-1971

West Virginia Brewing Company 1899-1971

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Any Huntington old-timer (and many West Virginians at large) should remember the old West Virginia Brewing Company, also known as the Fesenmeier Brewery that once occupied a large section of Central City in Huntington’s West End....

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23 Amazing Photos From Huntington’s Past

23 Amazing Photos From Huntington’s Past

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Huntington, West Virginia, has had an eventful history. Most of it has been pretty well documented, from the 1937 Flood, to the 1970 pane crash, to the ensuing movie about the rebuilding years that have so far culminated in two national...

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12 Reasons Bison Are Awesome

12 Reasons Bison Are Awesome

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Marco the Bison, the beloved mascot for Marshall University, is one of the most popular in college sports (winning the National Mascot Championship in 1992) and a familiar feature to MU fans at all athletic and community...

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Redevelopment Comes to the old Elks Lodge

Redevelopment Comes to the old Elks Lodge

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. For more than 100 years, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge has been a familiar structure on the Old Main Corridor. But now, that structure is getting a facelift, and a heart transplant, and liposuction, and…you know...

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Hal Greer: Marshall’s Trailblazer

Hal Greer: Marshall’s Trailblazer

Written by Justin Prince.  The city of Huntington, West Virginia, has several connections to black history in America. One of the more illustrious ones, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month, was graduated from and later principal of Douglass High...

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New Shops Open in The Market on Third Avenue

New Shops Open in The Market on Third Avenue

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. The new downtown Market, located across the street from the Holiday Inn, is the creation of downtown development firm Capital Venture Corporation who have already successfully repurposed several other historic buildings downtown. The new...

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14 Photos of Huntington Then and Now

14 Photos of Huntington Then and Now

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Anybody who knows me or follows one of my pages Vintage Huntington or Vintage West Virginia on Facebook knows that I am a collector of vintage Huntington pictures. So I thought I'd take the next step and match a few old pictures with...

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Guest Column: Find Your Fire

Guest Column: Find Your Fire

Written by Alan Brown.  If you met me, you wouldn’t think that I would be your typical candidate for mental illness, at least that would be most people’s assumption. I was the popular kid in school, had good grades, a great home and family life. On paper, I should...

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Going Back To West Virginia

Going Back To West Virginia

Written by Henry Culvyhouse. West Virginia is my home. I love my mountains, my people, my streams, my towns. It’s the state where I learned how to tell stories, how to live, how to work, and how to love. And most of us can say the same. But for many millennial West...

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City To Relaunch Open To All Campaign

City To Relaunch Open To All Campaign

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox.  The City of Huntington will be hosting a relaunch event for the city’s “Open to All” campaign at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 inside City Hall. A joint effort of the Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee and the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory...

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All Aboard: Huntington’s Streetcars

All Aboard: Huntington’s Streetcars

Written by Aaron-Michael Fox. Today, the Tristate Transit Authority’s historically-styled “trolley buses” are a familiar sight around Huntington with the clanging sound of their bells filling the downtown air every day as they warn passers-by of their approach. But...

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Earl Ward: Silver Memories

Earl Ward: Silver Memories

Written by Randy Yohe.  For her husband’s company Christmas party that chilly December night, young bride Jackie Ward had a new green dress to surprise him. But Earl Ward never got to see that pretty green dress. The budding photographer normally worked in WSAZ's...

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Rare Drops: Vintage Video Game Central

Rare Drops: Vintage Video Game Central

Written by Henry Culvyhouse.  Break out the acid washed jeans and the scrunchies. Let’s talk the 90s and one of its biggest battles: The Console Wars. Many millennials and Generation Xers more than likely recall the battle between Sega and Nintendo for video game...

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The Jewel City At Sea: USS Huntington

The Jewel City At Sea: USS Huntington

Written by Henry Culvyhouse. The closest the city of Huntington gets to the sea is the Ohio River. So it might sound strange that the U.S. Navy, known as a protector of the world’s salt waters, would name a ship after a city in landlocked West Virginia. But in 1916,...

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How To Buy And Smoke A Cigar

How To Buy And Smoke A Cigar

Editor’s note: Cigar smoking has been linked to several types of cancers. This article is not intended to promote tobacco use. It is intended to offer a tutorial for those readers who are old enough to smoke and who have considered the risks and would still like to...

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Guest Column: How Safe Is Too Safe? Comedy In Huntington

Guest Column: How Safe Is Too Safe? Comedy In Huntington

Nestled in the heart of Trump Country, Huntington is in the center of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio—three states that went deep red in 2016. But Huntington has a Democratic city government and a blooming music and arts scene, and there is a tinge of urban liberalism in this the city of 50,000 people. And while I’m far from a conservative, as a comedian I’ve seen a chill in free speech, thanks in part to the progressive ideals of the “safe space.”

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