Polk Square in Huntsville lit up for the Christmas season on Friday, Nov. 17, at the annual Lighting of the Square.

PET OF THE WEEK: Hi there! My name is Don and I’m a 2-year-old cat looking for an indoor home.

FAYETTEVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA — New River Gorge became the nation’s second national river in 1978, its’ designation following the country’s first national river established in 1972: Arkansas’ Buffalo National River.

Party filing for all Democratic and Republican offices (including nonpartisan filings) ended at noon on Tuesday.

The Huntsville City Council adopted an ordinance amending codes pertaining to animals within the city limits during its regular meeting Monday night.

Though the fund is not required by law to be repaid, a majority of Madison County justices of the peace voted on Nov. 6 to require the Solid Waste and Recycling Department to replenish Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATC) in the amount of $123,355 in order to secure the purchase of a new roll-off truck for the department.

The City of Huntsville along with Madison County is launching a new mass notification system called Huntsville Madison County Alerts, powered by Genasys, Inc. The new system will go live at 9 a.m. Friday and replaces Code Red for the city.

Visitors to the Basham Building will step back 100 years into Huntsville’s history once all phases of its renovation are completed, Police Chief Todd Thomas said.

Several discussions around athletics facilities dominated the Huntsville School Board regular monthly meeting Monday night. 

Holiday shoppers will have an opportunity to find some new and different items for sale in downtown Huntsville on Nov. 11, when the Basham Building will be the site of the first Holiday Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

JASPER — Nearly 1,200 people — more than double the town’s population — packed the Jasper High School Auditorium on Thursday night to voice concerns and pose questions regarding a proposal to turn the public lands around the Buffalo National River into the Buffalo River National Park Preserve.

The following is a list of events that were supplied to The Record. 

The 2023 edition of Cruz’n the Square raised $30,529 for the family of Kruz McMurtrey, which was presented to the family last week by Jason Yates, organizer of the annual car show. Pictured …

After more than 40 years as the agency and office manager of Farm Bureau in Huntsville, Jimmy Peacock will retire on Oct. 31 to spend more time with his grandchildren. “I don’t know that I’ll miss it,” he said of his years in the insurance business. “I never gave retirement much thought. But I will say that, with each day that goes by, I get a little more excited about it.”

Classic cars line up in Polk Square during Saturday’s 16th Annual Cruz’n the Square.

Faith Thomas was crowned as the 2023 Homecoming Queen. She was escorted Friday night by her father, Danny Thomas.

A line of dancers perform zumba in front of the pavilion at Walking Trail Park Saturday evening as part of Salsa in the Park.

On Oct. 1, the green and white 4-H flag was raised at the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington, D.C., where it will fly through Oct. 7 to celebrate National 4-H Week. 

A softball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23 will benefit Zach tenBerge, a beloved Huntsville native and basketball coach who has been battling a rare genetic disorder for most of his life.

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