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Lawmakers draw small crowd

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LOGAN — Legislators outnumbered constituents Monday evening as a state House of Delegates “listening tour” continued its trek across West Virginia at the Special Occasions Event Center on Yuma Road.Described as a “town hall”-type meeting, where legislators said they would “listen” to citizens, 14 members of the House of Delegates and eight representatives of the general public attended the meeting. Also in attendance were presenters and providers of services involving the state’s efforts toward economic development. A representative of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, two from Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office and another representing U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin were also on hand.

 

Sherman falls to undefeated Valley

SETH — It was a near-miss Friday evening as the Sherman Tide nearly came off with a win over visiting Valley (Fayette). In the end, the Tide fell just short, 32-28, over the undefeated Greyhounds in a Class A match-up at Seth.Valley came into the game on a roll in the young 2014 season and the Tide was hoping to extend their own victory streak. They had won at Calhoun County the previous week but now fall to 1-2 on the year.Although Sherman did not provide statisti...

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Scott rolls to 3-0 with win over CRHS

MADISON — The annual Corridor G football rivalry game between Scott and Chapmanville Regional High School ended with a thud, Friday, as the Skyhawks dominated their nearby Class AA opponents. When all was said and done, Scott had a 39-14 victory and had improved their season record to 3-0. CRHS, meanwhile, sank to 0-3 for Coach George Barker.Scott Head Coach Shane Griffith was jubilant after the victory, saying his team “dominated the line of scrimmage. That was the key...

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Bulldogs fall to Tug Valley, 28-0

NAUGATUCK – The Van Bulldogs remained winless on the young season Friday evening as they lost to host Tug Valley, 28-0, at Naugatuck.The win left Van struggling at 0-3 while the Panthers are now 2-1.The teams traded punts to start the action on a chilly September evening. In fact, there was no scoring in the first quarter at all.Tug finally scored with 9:20 remaining in the half as Aaron Copley swished into the end zone from eight yards out. Tyler Conley...

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Small game hunting and trapping open in W.Va.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – The statewide squirrel season opened Saturday, Sept. 13. “Squirrel season is the first of numerous small game seasons and is very popular with many West Virginia sportsmen,” said Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. “It is a time when hunters can participate in one of their favorite sports and also enjoy the fall beauty of the Mountain State.”

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Archery for deer maintains its big gun status

Archery deer hunting is the unquestionable “big gun” of the southwestern West Virginia coalfields. It started out as a matter of necessity, but has evolved more into one of choice. Reason being, the four counties of Logan, Mingo, Wyoming and McDowell have offered nothing but the bow for deer since the late 1970’s. But even on a statewide basis, the bow-benders continue to rival the former big daddy of them all, gun buck season. It looks like more of the same for 2014’s...

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Ron’s Ramblings

In what had to be a major boost for the playoff hopes of Scott High School, the Skyhawks made relatively easy work of Corridor G rival Chapmanville Regional the past Friday at Madison.Although some lame-brained readers accuse me of being anti-CRHS because I called their regional tournament “win” over Scott exactly what it was, most reasonable people know I am very fond of Tiger Nation. I count the Barkers, the Ellises and others in the Chapmanville community among my be...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cowardly politicians in hidingDear Editor:For months now, I have idely sit in my recliner while listening to spineless politicians use Obama’s name over and over and over as a weak trick to try and help their campaign. I, for one, have grown sick of this.I think we should forget Obama, and found out what “you” have accomplished. Let’s find out what “your” plans are to make this a better place to live....

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The cost of liberty

How many of you remember where you were on that tragic day when our twin towers fell? I remember it like yesterday. I was a young man in high school who had just gotten into my English class and our teacher had turned on the news.I remember the feelings that ran through my young mind; sorrow, pain, grief, and mostly anger. Many events come and go through American history but some stick out so much more than others. Those events that impact us so strongly we can remember even the sm...

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Rail issues affecting coal deliveries

For the second consecutive quarter, Powder River Basin coal to the upper Midwest tumbled due to unreliable rail service, reviving questions about competition in the rail industry, according to a report from SNL Energy.Rail issues in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin continued to plague coal-fired generators in the second quarter, forcing some to conserve coal and express concern about reliability during the upcoming winter, the report sai...

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Van High School Class of 1970 reunion

The class of 1970 recently got together to celebrate 44 years and form a committee for the 50th class reunion coming up. Drema Harvey hosted the event, along with Carolyn Moore, Barbara Harvey and Roger Ritchie. Classs officer Vice President Paul Dalton was there to present achievement certificates to some of the former staff and classmates.

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Lincoln grandfather, grandson sent to prison

CHARLESTON — United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced last week that Wallace Adkins, 82, and his grandson, Timothy Harvey, 30, were sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in the distribution of oxycodone in Lincoln County.Adkins was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and Harvey was sentenced to three years and five months in prison.The two family members had previously plead guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone....

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5th generation still making apple butter

Loretta Slena Kinder, 84, of Ridgeview, has been making Apple butter since she was 17 years old. Kinder and her late husband Owen Lester Kinder have been teaching her children and grandchildren for 67 years. They started their family in 1948 with the birth of their first child. She and her husband of 54 years, until his death in August 2002, have enjoyed this experience with her making apple butter and canning with the entire family. Kinder is in her 5th generation following her is her nine k...

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Former first lady had class

Shelley Riley Moore was a kind, gentle and proper West Virginia first lady. In so many ways, she complemented her flamboyant husband and governor, Arch A. Moore Jr. Shelley Moore quietly passed away last week at age 88.If there ever was a role model for West Virginia first lady, it would have to be Shelley Moore. She served with honor, distinction and professionalism. Yet, she added the personal touches of a wife, mother and friend to her Mountain State family. Serving longer as fi...

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Seniors rally prompts pledges from lawmakers

By Lydia NuzumThe Charleston Gazette(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,...

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‘Rivers n Ridges’ adventure weekend planned in Boone County

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.

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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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