Fred Pace

Position: Editor
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About Fred Pace

Fred Pace is the editor of the Coal Valley News in Madison, West Virginia.
Pace has more than 30 years' experience in the newspaper industry. He is the former business editor of the The Register-Herald in Beckley, West Virginia and the former editor of The Lincoln Journal in Hamlin, West Virginia.
Pace has provided improved coverage on issues of local interest and plays a key role in leading the newspaper editorial department's day-to-day operations.
Pace attended Huntington Junior College and the University of Maryland.

Latest Stories by Fred Pace

MADISON —A meeting at the Boone County Courthouse gave an update on efforts to bring a sober living house to Boone County.
Judge William S. Thompson of the 25th Judicial Circuit called the meeting to order on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, before turning the meeting over to local ministers Ritchie Shultz and Bill Mullins.
“I applaud everyone

Plans for sober living home in Boone County move foward

MADISON —A meeting at the Boone County Courthouse gave an update on efforts to bring a sober living house to Boone County. Judge William S. Thompson of the 25th Judicial Circuit called the meeting to order on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, before turning the meeting over to local ministers Ritchie Shultz and Bill Mullins. “I applaud everyone

MADISON — During “Down Home Christmas” book author Brandon Kirk is coming to have an author table at the Boone Madison Public Library.
Kirk will be at the library on Main Street in downtown Madison on Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an author table. He will also be at the Whitesville Branch on Dec. 6, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m

Book author coming to Madison library

MADISON — During “Down Home Christmas” book author Brandon Kirk is coming to have an author table at the Boone Madison Public Library. Kirk will be at the library on Main Street in downtown Madison on Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an author table. He will also be at the Whitesville Branch on Dec. 6, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m

MADISON —A meeting at the Boone County Courthouse gave an update on efforts to bring a sober living house to Boone County.
Judge William S. Thompson of the 25th Judicial Circuit called the meeting to order on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, before turning the meeting over to local ministers Ritchie Shultz and Bill Mullins.
“I applaud everyone

Plans for sober living home in Boone County move foward

MADISON —A meeting at the Boone County Courthouse gave an update on efforts to bring a sober living house to Boone County. Judge William S. Thompson of the 25th Judicial Circuit called the meeting to order on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, before turning the meeting over to local ministers Ritchie Shultz and Bill Mullins. “I applaud everyone

NELLIS —Several Boone County men were arrested on various felony charges after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence along Bricktown Road in Nellis Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2014.
Officers were in search of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, at the home of Russell Lee Gill

Several arrested during drug sting in Nellis

NELLIS —Several Boone County men were arrested on various felony charges after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence along Bricktown Road in Nellis Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2014. Officers were in search of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, at the home of Russell Lee Gill

Commission approves personnel moves

MADISON — New hirings, a resignation, water and sewage project updates and funding for the Boone Heritage & Arts Center and the Boone County Fair were all on the agenda of the Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, regular session of the Boone County Commission. After exonerations, minutes and county clerk's appointments and finals were unanimously acc

Lincoln drug dealer sentenced in federal court

CHARLESTON — Last week, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Christopher D. Norman, 34, of Ranger in Lincoln County, was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for his involvement in the distribution of oxycodone. The sentenced was imposed by United States District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr., Goodwin

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.
The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

Blankenship indicted by feds

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

AG warns citizens regarding phone calls

CHARLESTON—Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned citizens to think twice before answering or returning phone calls from foreign or unknown locations. “We have received reports from citizens who are getting dozens of phone calls a day from international numbers,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Some of these calls may be

Hep C virus numbers continue to soar

The numbers on the Hepatitis C virus are sobering. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.2 million Americans are currently infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), the World Health Organization (WHO) further estimates that a staggering 130–150 million people globally have a chronic HCV infection a

SUMMERSVILLE — Despite turning over the opening kick-off with a fumble, the Scott Skyhawks boys' football team rallied behind a strong defense to take its Class AA first round playoff game against Nicholas County into double overtime and then come up short in a 28-22 loss.
The Nicholas County Grizzlies recovered the opening kick-off fumble a

Scott loses heart-breaker in 2 OTs

SUMMERSVILLE — Despite turning over the opening kick-off with a fumble, the Scott Skyhawks boys' football team rallied behind a strong defense to take its Class AA first round playoff game against Nicholas County into double overtime and then come up short in a 28-22 loss. The Nicholas County Grizzlies recovered the opening kick-off fumble a

2014 meet the Skyhawks night set

MADISON – To celebrate the start of another boys and girls high school basketball season, Scott High School will host “Black & Gold Basketball – Meet the Skyhawks Night” in the Hawks Nest located on the campus of Scott High School on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. The event will showcase the 2014 – 2015 boys'

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.
The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

Blankenship indicted by feds

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

CHARLESTON — A Nellis man pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Terry L. Daugherty, 49, of Nellis, pled guilty in federal court in Charleston.
Daugherty admitted that he arranged the delivery of methamphetamine to a

Nellis man pleads guilty in federal court

CHARLESTON — A Nellis man pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. Terry L. Daugherty, 49, of Nellis, pled guilty in federal court in Charleston. Daugherty admitted that he arranged the delivery of methamphetamine to a

MADISON — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin took questions in his Washington, D.C. office from a group of Scott High School students in Madison through Skype, a popular videoconferencing website.
Student government leaders had the opportunity to ask Manchin questions on behalf of the group. The issues discussed included the recent Republican takeover

Senator 'Skypes' with students

MADISON — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin took questions in his Washington, D.C. office from a group of Scott High School students in Madison through Skype, a popular videoconferencing website. Student government leaders had the opportunity to ask Manchin questions on behalf of the group. The issues discussed included the recent Republican takeover

AG warns citizens regarding phone calls

CHARLESTON—Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned citizens to think twice before answering or returning phone calls from foreign or unknown locations. “We have received reports from citizens who are getting dozens of phone calls a day from international numbers,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Some of these calls may be

Lincoln PSD chairman resigns

HAMLIN — Lincoln Public Service District Chairman Ron Gregory has resigned. Gregory's resignation comes just days after PSD member Gary McMellon also resigned. Two female Lincoln PSD employees have filed sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits against Gregory accusing him of a variety of inappropriate and illegal behaviors. He also ha

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort.
William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

Seth man charged with armed robbery in Comfort

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort. William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort.
William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

Seth man charged with armed robbery in Comfort

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort. William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

MADISON —A Twilight man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to manufactuing a controlled substance, according to Boone County Courthouse records.
Daniel Nelson, 32, of Twilight, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30, 2014, to manufacturing a controlled substance, a felony offense, according to court documents. The drug was marijuana.
Nelson w

Twilight man sentenced to prison

MADISON —A Twilight man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to manufactuing a controlled substance, according to Boone County Courthouse records. Daniel Nelson, 32, of Twilight, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30, 2014, to manufacturing a controlled substance, a felony offense, according to court documents. The drug was marijuana. Nelson w

MADISON — As each graduate of drug court stood up to get their diplomas, pictures were snapped, applause came from the audience and a few tears were shed as each name was called by the Honorable William S. Thompson, 25th Circuit Court Judge out of Boone County and Tenth Family Court Circuit out of Lincoln County Scott Elswick.
Thompson and E

Boone hosts drug court graduation ceremony

MADISON — As each graduate of drug court stood up to get their diplomas, pictures were snapped, applause came from the audience and a few tears were shed as each name was called by the Honorable William S. Thompson, 25th Circuit Court Judge out of Boone County and Tenth Family Court Circuit out of Lincoln County Scott Elswick. Thompson and E





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