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Past articles by Kayla:

The Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Huntsville

Huntsville is gearing up to celebrate 46 years of St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the city. The Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to downtown Huntsville on Saturday. → Read More

An extra hour of sunlight: Alabama lawmaker pushes for permanent Daylight Saving Time

We are set to “spring forward” and lose an hour of sleep during the early morning of March 12. However, one Alabama lawmaker says he doesn’t want to adjust his clock in future years. → Read More

Huntsville Chili Cookoff looks to give cancer a kick

The weather may have been warm, but that didn’t stop many from enjoying a cup (or several cups) of chili on Saturday! → Read More

Hundreds of kites soar for social justice in Huntsville

Hundreds of kites could be seen flying over John Hunt Park Saturday at the 11th annual Community Kite Festival. → Read More

Fandoms Unite! Huntsville Comic Con arrives in the Rocket City

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thousands of comic books, posters, video games, and more are available at the Huntsville Comic Convention at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, promising fun for the whole family. No matter your budget and fandom, the Huntsville Comic Con will have some deals for you. Poster and sticker selections will include everything […] → Read More

Rep. Dale Strong plans to address several national security concerns

U.S. Congressman and recent appointee to the House Committee on Homeland Security Dale Strong said Wednesday he hopes to address several national security concerns in the coming weeks. → Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters forges local connections with mentoring mission

January is National Mentoring Month, a time to highlight local mentoring programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tennessee Valley creates mentor-mentee relationships between local kids and leaders in the community. → Read More

Crestwood Medical Center hosts Healthy Heart Challenge

February 1 marks the start of Healthy Heart Month, and local cardiologists say now is the time to learn what you can do to recognize the signs of heart disease. → Read More

Thousands flock to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge to greet the cranes

More than 18,000 cranes have made the journey from Wisconsin to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, ushering in the annual Festival of the Cranes. Thousands of people travel to Decatur to meet the birds each year. → Read More

Helpful tips on caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s this holiday season

The holidays can be a stressful time for many, especially those who take care of loved ones. There are more than 11 million caregivers in the United States, and nearly half of them are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. → Read More

Will there be another COVID spike this holiday season?

Alabama health officials say another spike in COVID-19 cases could be on the horizon as we turn a corner into colder weather and the holiday season. → Read More

High transmission for the holidays: North Alabama experiencing increased COVID-19 numbers

With the increase in travel around the holiday season, Alabama health officials say it’s possible the state will see a spike in cases over the next couple of months → Read More

Welcome Home: Rocket City watches Orion Spacecraft return to Earth

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center and the Trash Pandas partnered to host a watch party for the Artemis I Splashdown at Toyota Field. → Read More

Rocket City Marathon returns downtown for two days of races, more routes

After severe weather brought last year’s event to a standstill, the Rocket City Marathon will be back in Huntsville this weekend. The race is expected to bring 3,000 runners to the area. → Read More

50 Years Later: Apollo 17 astronaut remembers last trip to the moon, looks to the future of the Artemis program

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 50th launch anniversary of Apollo 17, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, shared memories of his mission, and provided insight into NASA’s journey back to the lunar surface. → Read More

Thousands of high school runners compete in Huntsville cross country championship

– A little bit of rain and mud didn’t stop thousands of high school runners from competing in a series of 5K races for the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championship on Saturday. → Read More

32 year tradition returns to Fantasy Playhouse with annual showing of “A Christmas Carol”

A thirty-plus-year holiday tradition is returning to Huntsville. Take a journey with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future as they take to the stage on Friday. → Read More

Thousands of high school runners set to arrive in the Rocket City

The series of 5K races will take place at John Hunt Park’s Cross Country Course. Race organizers said over 3,000 runners are registered for the event. → Read More

Florence Lauderdale Animal Services wants to empty the shelter this holiday season

If you’ve been considering expanding your family to include a furry friend, this holiday season may be the perfect time to adopt. Florence Lauderdale Animal Services will be one of dozens of shelter nationwide participating in Bissell’s Empty the Shelters event this December. → Read More

“A blessing in the community,” local church hands out free Thanksgiving groceries to hundreds

Hundreds of cars lined up outside of First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Huntsville as church members handed out clothing and food on Sunday. → Read More