News in Brief — 8/10/12

Published 10:32 am Friday, August 10, 2012

Youth orchestra rehearsals begin

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Tri State Youth Orchestra begins its 15th year with rehearsals starting on Thursday, Aug. 23 in the basement of ARTS.

The orchestra rehearses from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night and has two concerts before auditions for the full orchestra vacancies. The string section will be performing at the Tri-State fine arts youth festival sponsored by ARTS and Pullman Plaza Nov. 2 and 3.

This year’s theme is Appalachian music. For more information contact it’s director Ron Caviani at 304-743-7425 or

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Mountwest to host grand opening Saturday

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Mountwest Community & Technical College is hosting an open house of their new campus Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A special ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. with the grand opening celebration to follow. The celebration is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and is a free event open to the community that will include building tours of the new campus, refreshments, vendor booths, and games/inflatables for children.

Classrooms and laboratories incorporate the latest technology for hands-on, practical learning in an adult-oriented environment.

The new campus is located atop Fifth Street hill in Huntington at 2205 Fifth Street Road. This is a great opportunity to be a part of this exciting, new achievement for Mountwest Community & Technical College.


Local entrepreneur receives honor

SOUTH POINT ­— Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Jennifer Conley with the Inner Circle Elite Award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth based on sales of auto, property, commercial, power sports insurance and financial services in the country.

“It’s a tremendous honor to earn the Inner Circle Elite Award from Allstate,” said Conley. “The sales professionals and staff that are part of my agency are committed to serving customers and the South Point community and we’re proud to accept this award.”

Conley has been a prominent entrepreneur in the South Point community since 2008.

Conley’s office is located at 604 Fourth St., Suite E in South Point and can be reached at 740-377-2300.