Coal Valley News- RSS NEWS Feed http://coalvalleynews.com/section/NEWS http://coalvalleynews.com/section/NEWS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:36:48 EST 1800 Commission approves personnel moves http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150615415/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... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:09:05 EST War veteran visits Madison Rotary Club http://coalvalleynews.com/news/business/150543728/War-veteran-visits-Madison-Rotary-Club The Madison Rotary Club was honored to welcome Korean War veteran James Vickers to their November 6 meeting. A Silver Star medal recipient, Vickers fought in the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, a decisive battle in the Korean War. Shortly after the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:11:02 EST S.T.A.G.E. presents Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ http://coalvalleynews.com/news/community_news/150544151/S.T.A.G.E.-presents-Disneys-Beauty-and-the-Beast MADISON — Boone County S.T.A.G.E. (Scholastic Team for the Arts and Greater Enrichment) invites the public to their production of Disney's “Beauty and the Beast” to be presented Nov. 20-23, at the Madison Civic Center, Thursday... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:10:08 EST Bank announces quilt winner http://coalvalleynews.com/news/community_news/150543887/Bank-announces-quilt-winner A beautiful handmade quilt featuring colors representing victims of various types of cancer has been on display at Premier Bank in Madison for several months. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:58:04 EST State Fire Marshal visits Madison Rotary http://coalvalleynews.com/news/business/150365487/State-Fire-Marshal-visits-Madison-Rotary State Fire Marshall Tony Carrico was the guest last week of the Madison Rotary Club. He explained the functions of the State Fire Marshall's office and the various divisions within that office that he is responsible for overseeing... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:05:07 EST Sherman Jr. High to participate in “Soar & Explore” http://coalvalleynews.com/news/health/150447558/Sherman-Jr.-High-to-participate-in-Soar--Explore Students and parents Sherman Junior High are invited to free health fairs through a partnership between the Clay Center's “Explore & Soar” afterschool program and the University of Charleston's nursing program. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:03:05 EST BCTC students visit nursing home http://coalvalleynews.com/news/community_news/150430553/BCTC-students-visit-nursing-home The Boone Career and Technical Center Health Care students visited Genesis Health Care Nursing Home Facility at Lick Creek on Halloween. Students brought gifts, sang with the residents, and visited for over an hour. A great time was had by all and may... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:02:10 EST Area high school students can get jump start on taking college classes at WVSU http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/150465388/Area-high-school-students-can-get-jump-start-on-taking-college-classes-at-WVSU INSTITUTE – Representatives of Boone and Kanawha County Schools signed a memorandum of understanding today with West Virginia State University (WVSU) allowing high school students in those counties to get a jump start on their college... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:02:05 EST Sylvester proclaims ‘Christian Heritage Week’ http://coalvalleynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150352623/Sylvester-proclaims-Christian-Heritage-Week Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed Christian Heritage Week during the week of November 23-29, 2014, in the state of West Virginia. This is the 23rd consecutive year of Christian Heritage Week proclaimed in the state. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:25:05 EST Public hearings scheduled for electric rate increases http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150375408/Public-hearings-scheduled-for-electric-rate-increases The Public Service Commission has scheduled ten public comment hearings in the pending Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company, together American Electric Power (AEP) Rate Case. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:04:04 EST Nearly 100,000 vote early, official says http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150395180/Nearly-100000-vote-early-official-says CHARLESTON – With all 55 counties reporting, 97,323 people voted during the 10-day Early Voting period in addition to 4,828 absentee ballots being returned voted, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:23:06 EST Sylvester man sentenced to prison http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150365901/Sylvester-man-sentenced-to-prison MADISON — A Sylvester man was sentenced to 1-10 years in prison, according to Boone County court records. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:44:03 EST Candlelight vigil brings awareness to domestic violence http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150376254/Candlelight-vigil-brings-awareness-to-domestic-violence MADISON — In observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the annual Boone County candlelight vigil took place last week on the front steps of the Boone County Courthouse to raise awareness and remembers those lost to domestic... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:55:05 EST Planning commission members sworn in http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150361961/Planning-commission-members-sworn-in MADISON — Several people were appointed and sworn in as members of the Boone County Planning Commission during the Boone County Commission's Oct. 28, 2014, regular session meeting. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:58:10 EST Sex assault reports rise in W.Va. jails, prisons http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150317978/Sex-assault-reports-rise-in-W.Va.-jails-prisons CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Inmate reports of sexual assault have increased in West Virginia's jails and prisons but the percentage of allegations found to be substantiated has declined, state data show. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:42:05 EST Boone County robbery thwarted by friend of business owner http://coalvalleynews.com/news/blotter/150318815/Boone-County-robbery-thwarted-by-friend-of-business-owner • Madison, West Virginia – On October 26, 2014, at approximately 5:15 p.m., an unknown male suspect attempted to rob the IGA Store located Costa, West Virginia. The robbery was thwarted by a friend of the business owner, who pulled a... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:10:06 EST Madison Rotary told of ‘Special School Levy’ http://coalvalleynews.com/news/business/150308139/Madison-Rotary-told-of-Special-School-Levy The Madison Rotary Club welcomed three Boone County Schools administrators to their October 23 meeting. Superintendent John Hudson, left, and Assistant Superintendents Dr. Lisa Beck and Jeff Huffman, spoke to the Rotarians about the importance of... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:03:02 EST Rotarians urged to support Amendment 1 http://coalvalleynews.com/news/business/150308123/Rotarians-urged-to-support-Amendment-1 Chip Shaffer urged fellow Rotarians to support Amendment 1 that is the November 4 ballot when he spoke to the club on October 23. He explained that current West Virginia law allows nonprofit youth organizations like the Boy Scouts of America to be... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:02:04 EST Boone officials tour ‘Running Right Leadership Academy’ http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150246767/Boone-officials-tour-Running-Right-Leadership-Academy JULIAN — The Boone County Community & Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors took a tour of the first of its kind World Class Center for Mine Safety, Training and Development on October 1, 2014. Alpha Natural Resources held a public... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:51:05 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/150267278/Bank-robbery-suspects-in-custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:44:50 EST