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Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2020 by WLRH News

Local creative Andrew V Gonzales uses prose and personal journal excerpts to reflect on his lonely road to becoming an independent artist. Sometimes you meet a fellow traveler!

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On July 16th 2019, the US Space and Rocket Center attempted to set a new world-record by launching 5,000 model rockets … all at once! Brett Tannehill takes us there in this audio postcard as he asks the question "If you could take a rocket to anywhere, where would you go?

On this week’s Valley Sounds, we check out new music from Coffee Black, Speckled Bird, Karmessa, Chris Garrison, Sayre, Bobby Blount, Kat Elizabeth, King Kwofi, Rob Aldridge, The Pollies and XY Spaces.

Alabama public K-12 students will not return to the classroom for the remainder of the school year. So, we created a page full of resources to help educate and entertain kids learning at home.

The Sundial Writers Corner proudly presents another winner of the Huntsville Literary Association's Young Writers Contest. Rising sixth grader Vedanth Gopinathan won the Upper Elementary Poetry division with his journey of the mind called "Cycling Dreams".

Huntsville musician Shane Bloemetjie sings online with the a capella ensemble called The Group BC to stay connected and offer a message of healing and hope.

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The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is seen after Hurricane Maria hit it in September 2017.

The cable tore a gaping 100-foot hole in one of the largest radio telescope dishes in the world, taking the instrument offline until repairs can be made.

The Big 12 says its schools will start playing their conference games in late September, under a schedule that's been reduced due to the coronavirus. The conference hopes to hold a championship game in December.

The conference hopes to hold its title game in December, as it normally would, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

A crowd watches as a crane removes the Stonewall Jackson Monument in Richmond, Va., on July 1. Dozens of Confederate monuments have come down this summer.

America's reckoning with racism has brought down statues, one state flag and one police emblem, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center — and led to the renaming of schools and other sites.

An American bald eagle flies over Mill Pond in Centerport, N.Y., in 2018. The bald eagle is one of the birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters Tournament last year in Augusta, Ga.

Officials said one of golf's premier tournaments will be played without fans. The Masters was postponed until November because of the pandemic.



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