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Boone man killed in car crash

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FOSTER — A man was killed Monday in an automobile accident, according to Boone County 911 dispatchers.The accident happened about 3 p.m. on Foster Hollow Road, also known as the Left Hand Fork of Foster.According to the accident report, James Steven Miller, 63, of Madison, rolled his vehicle and was ejected.No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which remains under investigation by the West Virginia State Police.Fred Pace is the Editor for the Coal Valley News. He can be contacted at fpace@civitasmedia.com or at 304-369-1165, or on Twitter @fcpace62

 

Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Election law change to change way precinct summaries distributed

MADISON — An election law change will also change the way precinct summaries will be distributed, according to Boone County officials.“We will be passing out precinct summaries after we total five precincts, but we will not be identifying what those precincts are,” said Pam White with the Boone County Commission.The decision came following a meeting with officials from the county commission, prosecuting attorney and county clerk regarding the interpreta...

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More coal mining layoffs announced

ALUM CREEK, W.Va. — After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers, according to a story by the Associated Press (AP).Coal River Energy spokesman James “Skeets” Loving confirmed the layoffs to the AP on Tuesday.In August, the company warned that 280 mine workers could be out of jobs, the story said.Loving told the AP the company laid off 130 employees o...

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Man arrested for holding family hostage

HEWITT CREEK — A Boone County man was arrested on nine misdemeanor charges after he allegedly held his family hostage and threatened to kill himself with a knife.Cameron Eien Booth, 38, of Hewitt Creek, faces charges of domestic battery, domestic assault by threats and unlawful restraint.According to the West Virginia State Police, Booth’s wife was cut during the standoff at Hewitt Creek when she tried to take the knife away from him. She was able to use soci...

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Greenview volunteers pick up trash

The residents of Greenview would like to take this opportunity to thank the Greenview volunteers for picking up trash in the community on the A.A.H. statewide clean-up day, Sept. 27, 2014. Anyone that would like to become a member of this volunteer group can call 304-369-4131 or 304-369-3918.

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Scott rallies by Tolsia

This year’s Scott Skyhawks’ football team can never be counted out of a game.Down by 19 points at halftime, the Hawks scored 20 unanswered points in the second half for a tremendous comeback win at Tolsia.Bo Jeffrey threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Bradley with 1:41 left to play Friday night and Donovan Moore tacked on the extra point, allowing state-ranked Scott to escape with a 20-19 prep football victory at Tolsia.At 3:10 mark in the thi...

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Game checking stations for big game harvests

SOUTH CHARLESTON - With a variety of hunting seasons underway or approaching, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds big game hunters that successful hunters must field tag and transport their deer, bear, turkey or boar to a Natural Resources Police Officer or official game checking station for checking.This is required of all hunters, including landowners. A summary of the checking requirements follows, but hunters should check the 2014-2015 Hunting and Trapping R...

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Firearm antlerless deer hunting opportunity starts this weekend

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Deer hunters can take advantage of an October three-day firearm antlerless deer season on private land again this year, according to Paul Johansen, assistant chief in Charge of Game Management for the Division of Natural Resources (DNR). In counties or parts thereof having a firearms antlerless deer season, the season on private land will open Thursday, Oct. 23 and remain open through Saturday, Oct. 25.

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What You Need to Know Ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment

Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of the election of President Lyndon Johnson, who campaigned on the promise to create a system to provide health care insurance for older Americans. Today, that program is known as Medicare.Medicare is one of our nation’s most far reaching programs. It covers nearly 50 million seniors and individuals with disabilities, including hundreds of thousands in West Virginia. Because of Medicare, seniors don’t have to choose between livi...

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Matheny 2014 Distinguished Alumna

The LWV honored Helen Matheny,’01, Director of West Virginia Alzheimer’s Outreach and Registry Program Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute at West Virginia University, as this year’s “Distinguished Alumna.” A reception was held to honor her on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown. Here she is pictured with Boone County state Senator Dr. Ron Stollings (D-Boone) at the reception.

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Back in time…

The story of Madison, before its beginning, was published in the Madison Recorder and written by Sig Olafson.

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Medicare Part B and prescription drug premiums for West Virginians

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years. This leaves more of seniors’ cost of living adjustment from Social Security in their pockets, officials said.For the approximately 374,529 West Virginians enrolled in Medicare Part B, premiums and deductibles will remain unchanged in 2015 at $104.90 and $147 respectively.

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Early voting begins Oct. 22

CHARLESTON — Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant said early voting begins in West Virginia on October 22 and ends November 1. There will be early voting on Saturday, October 25, but there will not on Sunday, October 26.Election Day is November 4. Polls will be open in West Virginia on November 4 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Boone County warned about enteroviruses

Greg Lay, Director of the Boone County Emergency Management Agency, has posted a warning to parents and guardians of Boone County Children regarding Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) on the agency’s web site.

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Cub Scouts award ceremony

The Cub Scouts Troop 131 had their first awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Bias Branch Community Center.

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AG warns about fraudulent arrest warrant calls

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning citizens about a new telephone scam in which a person receives a call alleging there is a warrant out for his or her arrest, but the charges will be dismissed if the person pays a fine over the phone.“Our Consumer Protection Division has received reports from residents throughout the state who have been contacted by someone who alleges to be from the county sheriff’s department or other law enforcement agen...

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Coal unit retirements, conversions continue to sweep through power sector

With clean air regulations mounting and shale gas production booming, more than 12,000 MW of coal-fired capacity in the U.S. has converted or is slated to convert to alternative fuel sources between 2011 and 2023, according to SNL Energy data, which now tracks unit fuel conversions.Natural gas, which has quickly leapt to the front of the line of desired power generation fuels, dominates the list of unit conversions. Of the approximately 11,288 MW of coal capacity planned to be conv...

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