Coal Valley News- RSS Feed Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:03:56 EST 1800 Candlelight vigil held for teen killed in motorcycle accident BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A candlelight vigil was held for a teenager who died in a motorcycle accident during the weekend in Boone County.The accident happened about 7 p.m. Saturday. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local officials, miners participate in Pittsburgh rally for coal PITTSBURGH, Pa. – It was a bipartisan show of support for coal mining in the Appalachian region as local elected officials and others participated in a Rally to Support American Energy in Pittsburgh, Wednesday. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Alpha’s Elk Run honored for helping Sherman schools Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), congratulates Elk Run Coal and its miners for being selected to receive the U.S. Office of Surfacing Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2014 Excellence in Surfacing Coal Mining Good Neighbor Award for... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two state parks long-distance rail trails attract hikers and bikers SOUTH CHARLESTON – The North Bend Rail Trail and the Greenbrier River Trail are parts of the West Virginia State Park system that are popular with both residents and visitors who enjoy hiking and biking. These former train track bed trails... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Health problems turning some West Virginians against coal CHARLESTON - The “war on coal” rhetoric makes it sound as if West Virginians are unified in supporting the industry. However, polls and interviews with ordinary folks suggest that isn't true, especially if they think coal is hurting... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Rahall Report The notion that education should be available to all is a classically American ideal — one that George Washington espoused in his famous farewell address. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dog days and poisonous snakes “The berry picking's been good, but it's the dog days and the snakes are out. I've seen two copperheads already.” Yet another reader cautioned, “Be careful fishing the stream channels this time of year, the rattlers... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Water Ways is a great way to ‘beat the heat’ JULIAN — How can you “beat the heat?”One great way this summer is to visit Water Ways theme park, which is located on U.S. 119 (Corridor G), just minutes from Charleston and Madison, in Julian. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Several arrested during warrant sweep BOONE COUNTY — West Virginia State Police in Boone County have arrested and charged 11 people with various criminal charges following a warrant sweep. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Madison softball team on ‘Road to Orlando’ The Madison BaseBurners 14U fast pitch softball team started planning a year ago for their “Road to Orlando.” Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ron’s Ramblings There's no doubt the football season is just on the horizon since I attended a grid-o-rama with my six-year-old grandson, Jordan, the past weekend. Jordan, whose dad played for the runner-up state Class AA basketball team at Logan High a few... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West All-Star roster shaping up High school all-star football is treading into new waters this summer. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Gregory’s Web It could, after all, have been worse.For example, Federal District Court Judge Thomas Johnston could have ordered disgraced former Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury to spend the rest of his life in Hamlin. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Additonal water testing to take place, officials announce Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the coordination between federal and state agencies to conduct additional scientific testing of the chemicals spilled from the Freedom Industries plant on January 9,... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Boone Memorial closes on loan for new hospital MADISON — Bobby Lewis, State Director, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA), West Virginia and Tommy Mullins, CEO, Boone Memorial Hospital, Inc. (BMH, Inc.) July 22nd jointly announced that a USDA loan has been closed... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today If you haven't visited the Coal Valley News' website at lately, you should take a look. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Advocates to speak at EPA hearing in Pittsburgh WHITESVILLE – A Glen Daniel resident is heading to Pittsburgh this week to speak at one of several field hearings about a new federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Clean Power Plan.” Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Big Coal River hosted over 240 paddlers RACINE — They came from far away to experience the beauty and fast water offered by the Big Coal River.The visitors joined the seasoned local folks who already know how nice the river is to float. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST For such a time as this In order to walk in newness of life one must first have new life. Once there is new life, the individual must know from where and how to obtain the strength to walk in newness of life. Before one can walk in newness of life, he must be born again. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fruit of the vine We all have a past and we all have baggage. We also have a Savior who forgives our sins. This is proven in I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST