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‘Rivers n Ridges’ adventure weekend planned in Boone County

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JULIAN — Are you looking for outdoor adventures for you or your family, but aren’t quite sure where to get the most activities and best deal? Or would you like to add something new to your outdoor experience?Boone County’s Rivers n Ridges Community Adventure Group has put together its second annual “Rivers n Ridges” adventure weekend, set to begin on Saturday, September 20th.


Seniors rally prompts pledges from lawmakers

(MCT) CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 60 state legislators lined the steps of the West Virginia Capitol Tuesday morning, where each approached a podium one by one, rang the bell placed there, and addressed the crowd:“Senator Ron Stollings. It’s so good to see some of my great seniors and my own patients out here from Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo and Wayne counties.”“I’m Jeff Kessler, president of the state Senate. Welcome to your state Capi...

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Boone County remembers 9/11

MADISON – With an opening prayer and a solemn moment of silence, Boone County paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack.The Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 and its Ladies Auxiliary hosted a special service on the steps of the Boone County Courthouse in Madison.The event included the VFW’s color guard, the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem was sung by Sydney Brown, a meaning of the pledge and guest speakers that inclu...

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Patriot Coal announces more mine layoffs

BOONE COUNTY — A 60-day WARN notice, dated Sept. 9, has been issued to Patriot Coal Corp. employees in Boone County.According to a Patriot Coal Corp. press release, Patriot Coal Corp. issued WARN Act notices at the Corridor G mining complex located near Danville. The Corridor G complex, which includes the Hobet 21 Mine and Beth Station preparation plant, employs 360 people and produced 2.3 million tons of thermal coal in 2013.Pursuant to the WARN Act, the Company t...

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Scott captures Cardinal Conference golf title for third straight year

Scott wins the 2014 Cardinal Conference golf tournament at Twisted Gun in Wharncliffe.They edged out the Chapmanville Tigers with a team score of 366 to the Tigers 378. Mingo Central, Herbert Hoover, Wayne, Poca and Sissonville were also in attendance.John Price, a sophomore and all-conference selection, led Scott with an 85. Nick Dolan added a 90 score, while Jonathan Butcher shot a 91, Clay Hale 100 and Andrew Lester a 104. Dolan and Butcher are juniors and Hales and L...

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Ron’s Ramblings

The Scott Skyhawks and Sherman Tide are both flying high as we go into week three of the 2014 high school football season.Although Scott is 2-0 and rising in the Class AA ratings, Sherman pulled off a big win the past Friday when they proved they can travel all the way to Calhoun County’s Mt. Zion and come home with a win.On a side note, Mt. Zion is one of the few places left with a drive-in movie theater. It is not at all unusual on a Friday or Saturday night to s...

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Scott stays unbeaten with win over Lincoln County

HAMLIN – A win over a higher division team, no matter how weak that squad may be, is a major factor in the West Virginia high school ranking system.So, the Scott Skyhawks had reason to celebrate Friday, September 5, as they picked up an easy 33-6 win over Triple A doormat Lincoln County High at Hamlin Lions Club Field.Scott, a Class AA squad, is now 2-0 on the young season after defeating Herbert Hoover in the opener. Lincoln County is 0-2 and 0-22 for the past thr...

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Morrisey ‘flatly denies’ allegations

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has “flatly denied” comments made by state AFL-CIO Director Kenny Perdue at the 78th annual UMWA Labor Day Celebration.A spokeswoman for Morrisey said she was off on vacation when first contacted by a reporter about Perdue’s comments.“I am getting back to you as quickly as possible,” said Beth Ryan. “I have spoken with the Attorney General. He has no earthly idea what M...

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Bulldogs drop second straight

VAN — In a game with lots of penalties, the Fort Frye Cadets made the long trek from Beverly, Ohio to Van the past Friday evening and came away with a 37-0 win over the Van Bulldogs.Statistics for the game were not made available by Van.The first half saw many penalty flags being thrown, especially on the Bulldogs.Van was down at the half, 14-0.The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 0-2 on the season while Fort Frye went to 1-1. They lost their seas...

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Sherman drops Calhoun County

MT. ZION — It didn’t take long for Sherman’s Tide to erase memories of their season-opening loss Friday evening as they buried host Calhoun County, 45-6.In fact, it didn’t take Sherman much time to erase Calhoun’s thoughts of a lid-lifter win over arch rival Gilmer County that broke an 18 game losing streak for the Red Devils. Calhoun had gone into that game looking about as weak as any team in the state but came away with a 41-30 win.In the...

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Boone County boy chasing dreams

Ricky Cooper, 15, of Sylvester, is a 9th grade student at Sherman High School who is pursuing his musical dream.He started playing the guitar 3 years ago and it then became his passion. He entered his 6th and 7th grade talent shows where he took first place in both shows and received the Future Star Award at his 8th grade talent show. He was chosen to attend the Applause Rising Talent Showcase this past June where he made the top 13 singers in the competition.He received...

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Boone public employees all in for 457

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Retirement Plus, the state’s 457 savings plan administered by State Treasurer John Perdue, is now open to any public employee in Boone County.Treasurer Perdue is a proud Boone County native, hailing from Dog Fork Hollow just outside of Madison.“It makes me feel good that if you work for any government-affiliated entity in Boone County then you are eligible to take part in what we think is a wonderful program,” Treasurer ...

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Summertime blues

The tail end of summer can make for some blues of a different sort. There are the literal ones that come in the form of flower and fruit blooms. And for the youngsters of course, there are the blues associated with those back to school days. The lady folk lament the rapidly declining daylight period for its abrupt ending of pool and beach time. But all, especially the adult males seem to welcome a touch of relief from the bite of August’s torrid humidity.

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Former Scott booster club president’s grandson playing for Citadel

Kyle Weaver, # 57, is left guard for The Citadel Bulldogs. He is grandson of Don Weaver, a past President of the Scott Skyhawks Sports Booster Club. Don Weaver, played for Bear Bryant at University of Kentucky when they won the SEC Title and were ranked #1 in the country. The Citadel Bulldogs will be played #1 Ranked Florida State this past Saturday. The present Heisman Award holder Jameis Winston, will be the quarterback for Florida State.

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Gregory’s Web

Can we talk privately? I wouldn’t want this spread around.It’s my humble opinion that Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and her staff have lost any semblance of sanity when it comes to the Mingo County Family Court Judge vacancy.Although I firmly believe Mingo County Clerk “Big Jim” Hatfield is on solid legal ground by insisting the position be placed on the November 4 ballot, it is simply the right thing to do regardless. Every court ruling I...

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Don’t go to Charleston for your nailsDear Editor:For 21 years, I’ve been having my nails done, and for one reason or another I;ve had to change and got to a different shop.Recently, I’ve been going to the Danville Nail & Spa Shop and they are great. They do a great job. I would recommend their shop to anyone.Please give them a try before driving to Charleston or Logan.Maria HolsteinClothier, W...

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Accepting the climate scare a recipe for failure

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is making a serious strategic mistake in their efforts to block the Obama administration’s proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. The points the UMWA bring up—the massive costs and job losses, etc.—are valid to be sure. But they are not enough.The union seems to think that they can win the “war on coal” while accepting the main driver for the EPA’s rules, the ...

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Whitewater rafting during ‘Gauley Season’

FAYETTEVILLE – When the Army Corps of Engineers begins drawing down the water levels on West Virginia’s Summersville Lake, rafters on the Gauley River and observers will be treated to a “retro release” that is both impressive and reminiscent of the days before the dam was fitted with electrical generators.When the dam was completed in 1966, water was released in a thunderous fashion through three tubes. In 2001, however, a two-year project was completed that...

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