Coal Valley News- RSS Feed Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:00:03 EST 1800 Van High student allegedly threatens to kill several students VAN — A Van High School student allegedly threated to kill several students and is now facing criminal charges, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:10:31 EST Artist working with Boone students prepares for Clay Center opening CHARLESTON — As artist Mark Licari put the finishing touches on a mural at the Clay Center last week, the Coal Valley News was also able to get a sneak peek of an exhibit of his works, which opens to the public on Friday, Jan. 23,... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:00:32 EST Changes coming in the outdoor world Wow, we are already halfway through a new month in a new year and things are changing all around. It seems like the weather changes from shorts and t-shirt weather to parkas and snow boots almost on a daily basis. It is no different in the outdoor... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:31 EST COMMUNITY CALENDAR Madison Civic Center open for walkingThe Madison Civic Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for those wishing to walk during the winter season. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:05:31 EST Deputies make several arrests OTTAWA — A Quiland man has been charged with first-degree robbery for an alleged crime that occurred last month, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:15:37 EST VFW announces contest winners Daniel Boone VFW 5578 announcing the Voice of Democracy winners and Patriots Pen. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:25:31 EST Top 10 consumer complaints What do you think were the “Top 10” consumer complaints to the West Virginia Attorney General's office? Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:36 EST State Budget: More cuts, rainy day funds CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss said the state budget that begins July 1 is projected to have a $195 million gap. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:35 EST Unfunded fire and police pensions near $1 billion$1-billion CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unfunded municipal pension liabilities are near $1 billion and West Virginia cities are struggling because of the debt, according to Blair Taylor, executive director of the West Virginia Municipal Pensions Oversight... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:35 EST High school basketball roundups High basketball roundups from last week. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:33 EST Boone County brawl ASW Wrestling will host 'Boone County Brawl' Professional Wrestling show at Madison Civic Center on Saturday February 7th 2015 beginning at 7pm. The show is FREE to the public. ASW wants to show Boone County how much we appreciate all the... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:36 EST Sherman Elementary School walking trail Sherman Elementary Staff is recognized by the Boone County Board of Education for their efforts to create a walking trail that will be used by students and the community. Pictured: (back row-left to right) John Hudson, Superintendent, Chuck Gibson,... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:34 EST Free financial aid workshop for Scott students Scott High School will offer a free “Financial Aid Workshop” to help students and parents learn more about the aid to pay for college, according to school officials. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:33 EST Madison Middle School robotics team Madison Middle School FLL robotics team finished as regional grand champions in competitions this past fall. Team members are Hunter Adkins, Peyton Brown, Brooke Burns, Hayley Cash, & Ryan Butcher. Madison Middle's second team, (not pictured)... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:31 EST Town meeting scheduled for Madison MADISON — On Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Coal Heritage Cultural Center, which is inside the same building as the Coal Heritage Center. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:50:31 EST Coal River Group looks to future after its first decade As the Coal River Group wraps up its first decade promoting the tributary, organization leaders say they're committed as ever to the future of the river's watershed. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:30:32 EST Tomblin: Work across partisan divide CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After the Legislature completed its historic shift to Republican control Wednesday, Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin used his State of the State address to reflect back four decades about crossing partisan divides as a... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:32 EST ATV trails agency at standstill, lawmakers told CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attempting to comply with a legislative audit from November, the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreational Authority now finds itself in limbo, unable to function either as a nonprofit corporation or as a state agency, the... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:10:37 EST DHHR announces energy assistance program for low income residents CHARLESTON — West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 and ending... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:55:33 EST Historic day for new hospital MADISON — As construction continues on the new Boone Memorial Hospital, the first piece of steel was set in place. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:15:30 EST