“Where would I be (without their legacy), asked Tijiah Bumgarner, producer of the documentary , “Rosie the Riveter Then and Now: We Pull Together.” “Maybe I would not be standing here holding this camera,” she mused. “ Read more
The United States Supreme Court will hear a case on the constitutionality of prayer prior to town council meetings. A federal appeals court sided with two Greece, New York, residents contending the prayers improperly links the Rochester city of 96,000 to only one religion. Read more
CHARLESTON (HNN) - Harry Keith White emerged early Monday as the frontrunner to be the Democratic pick for Speaker of the House. Although Delegate Kelli Sobonya likes the Democrats who've stepped forward to hopefully replace Rick Thompson, who resigned last week, the Cabell County Republican said Monday evening they're part of a leadership team that has consistently failed to affect meaningful change in the Mountain State. Read more
Huntington City Council will meet May 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Following the pledge, prayer, mayoral reports and the Good & Welfare (open microphone subject to council rules), the agenda will be as follows: Read more
Four West Liberty University students received the AT&T Scholarship for the academic year 2012-2013, Leah Cyrus, Zachary Dillard, Adam Kenney and Tyler McGary. Recipients of the AT&T Scholarship must meet strict criteria established by the Elbin Scholar Program, which includes a 3.75 GPA and a 27 ACT score.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 applauded Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) for introducing bipartisan legislation to encourage residential construction lending, spur job growth and keep the housing and economic recovery on track.
Recognizing the sacrifices of women who helped win World War II and pioneered the women’s movement, the women came from all walks of life to fill in on manufacturing jobs left vacant by men drafted to fight for their country. Read more
New Urbanism visionary Andres Duany, one of world's most influential architects and urban planners, will address the National Association of Real Estate Editors' 47th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Atlanta in early June.
Frances Jackson sat to the right of Jim Ritter during most of her terms on City Council. Calling him, "one of a kind", she stressed that he was passionate for the city as a whole, not just his Westmorland district.
"He was a wonderful council person and I had a deep respect for him", reflecting on his style for asking and framing questions saying "exactly what he thought". Read more
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., LLC, Oak Brook, Ill., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $122,198,956 for dredging services along the Miami Harbor. Work will be performed in Miami, Fla. A combination of fiscal 2013 Operation and Maintenance funds and fiscal 2013 other Procurement funds will be obligated on this award. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, Fla., is the contracting activity (W912EP-13-C-0015).
Garbage collection for the week of Memorial Day 2013, May 27th – May 31st, will run on a normal weekly schedule. City of Huntington Sanitation Workers will be collecting trash Monday – Friday. Read more
Washington, DC -- (May 17, 2013) – The shape of homeownership and housing markets has changed dramatically over time and will continue to change in the face of new housing opportunities and challenges. That’s according to panelists at the “Challenges and Opportunities in Housing and Homeownership” session Friday, May 17 during the Realtors® 2013 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo here.
Many leaders have planted seeds which have blossomed and continue to grow in the City of Huntington. The sense of bonding together for an exceptional city comes through the community service of many. One man , Jim Ritter, served at least 25 years as a city councilman before passing away last May. Read more
How do we improve the economic livelihoods of millions of people? Reclaim the “money power” with publicly-owned banks. A network of publicly-owned banks across the United States holds the promise of local abundance, sustainable productivity, and the democratization of our economy. Read more
Changes are coming to the critically important National Flood Insurance Program that could impact real estate transactions and property owners across the country. That’s the word from experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) , which manages the government’s flood insurance program, who spoke to Realtors® at this week's Flood Insurance 101 session during the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Read more
As Congress debates comprehensive immigration reform, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on Thursday, May 16, 2013 called on lawmakers to establish a fair and workable employer verification system for all businesses.
Growth in home sales and prices is contributing to a broader improvement in the overall economy, aided in part by current homeownership tax treatment, according to presentations at a residential real estate forum during the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
Realtors who specialize in commercial real estate expressed optimism and confidence in the market during a forum at the Realtors Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Despite a slow turning economy, commercial practitioners believe the market is not only better off than it was a year ago, but also will continue to improve. Read more
CHARLESTON, WV (HNN) - Less than 24 hours since word leaked that Rick Thompson would resign as speaker of the house, the names of a handful of Democratic leaders have emerged as contenders to fill the position.Read more
Charleston, WV (HNN) – In the wake of Rick Thompson’s resignation Thursday, as House Speaker, Del. Douglas J. Skaff Jr. has emerged as a strong candidate to be tapped as majority leader, earning a big thumbs-upfrom South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens, a Republican who considers Skaff a close friend.Read more
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the appointment of Speaker Rick Thompson as Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Veterans Assistance. The appointment will be effective following the retirement of Secretary Keith Gwinn. Read more
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Marshall University graduate student will travel to South Carolina this weekend to present her research at the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association Symposium in Greenville, S.C. Read more
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Marshall University's Professional Education Unit has received continuing accreditation for both the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Read more
Optimus is recalling Portable Infrared Radiant Quartz Electric Space Heaters sold nationwide from October 2011 to December 2012. The heater design can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit, posing a fire hazard. Read more
NAVY Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $40,013,000 modification to the previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-12-C-2001) to procure additional long-lead components associated with the manufacture and delivery of 19 Lot 18 MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft. Read more
MCLEAN, VA-- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) on Thursday, May 16, 2013 released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed-rate mortgages following U.S. Treasury bond yields higher this week on signs of stronger consumer spending.