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Hart reaches ‘Top Fuel’ racing class

Hart's vehicle for Top Fuel races.
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Drag racing has come a long way since its start in the 1930s. With the passing of each decade, drag racers have become more and more adventurous, topping more intense speeds and using more advanced technology to improve their performance.

Nowadays, racers like Huntington native Josh Hart can go from zero to 330 miles per hour in under four seconds.

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Huntington on Ice

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

A group of skaters make their way around the rink during Huntington’s  first-ever “Huntington on Ice” event in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 20.  A synthetic ice rink was set up and a full event sponsorship by Bippus State Bank allowed all participants to skate for free. The event also took place on Sunday, Feb. 21.

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Prom and graduation dates set

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has announced dates for graduation and prom.

Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 30, reported Huntington North High School Principal Rief Gilg during the regular meeting of the HCCSC School Board of Trustees, on Monday evening, Feb. 22.

Prom will be held the same weekend, on Friday, May 28, in the Huntington North High School athletic area. This location is a change, as since 2015, prom has been held off campus, at the Police Athletic League in Huntington.

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HN goes 58-50 against the Marion HS Giants

Wyatt Dohrman, a Huntington North High School basketball player, attempts to keep possession of the ball during competition against the Marion High School Giants on Saturday, Feb. 20. The HN Vikings took a win against their hosts that evening.
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The Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team traveled to face the Marion Giants on Saturday, Feb. 20, and the varsity team came away with a satisfying win over their opponents.

The Vikings started out slow, but once they took the lead, they never let go of it.

By the end of the first quarter, HN was up 16-10 against the Giants.

A close game throughout, Huntington advanced to 27 while the Giants advanced to 21 at the second half.

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Heritage Days to kick off in June

Huntington’s 57th Heritage Days is planned for Wednesday, June 16, through Sunday, June 20. The celebration will feature the theme from the event planned for 2020, The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom.

Heritage Days 2020 were canceled due to COVID-19. All plans for 2021 are tentative and dependent on the health conditions in the community.

Duke Energy is the corporate sponsor for Heritage Days 2021.