Coal Valley News- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:22:51 EST 1800 Hundreds laid off at Alpha Four Logan County mines received extensions Friday on WARN notices issued by Alpha Natural Resources on July 31. Along with Highland Mining's Superior, Reylas, Freeze Fork and Trace Fork surface mines in Logan County, revised WARN notices with... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:21:05 EST Four sentenced to prison on various felony charges MADISON – A Wharton man was sentenced to prison for transporting and conspiring to transport controlled substances into the state, according to Boone County court records. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:22:03 EST BMH annual ‘Health Fair’ set for Oct. 3rd MADISON — Boone Memorial Hospital will host its annual “Health Fair” on Friday, Oct. 3rd, 2014.The event will be held at the Madison Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:09:05 EST Police searching for robbery suspect FOSTER — Police are still searching for a suspect who robbed the Rock Creek One Stop in the Foster area. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:28:03 EST Ron’s Ramblings All right. I'm not perfect. Well, not quite. But anyway …. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:26:08 EST Early gun bear season southern style Black bear populations are at modern record highs in West Virginia. And that may be an understatement. Hint, hint…hunters are needed. Many counties are at above population objective levels and in turn several of those are in the very backyard... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:24:03 EST Gregory’s Web Ironically, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's newspaper column this week is titled, “Keeping with Tradition.” Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:23:07 EST New book about Coal River Valley during Civil War released A new book “The Coal River Valley in the Civil War” by Michael B. Graham has just been released. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:10:06 EST New report on rising coal plant retirements U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed concern after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an updated report on the projected number of retiring coal–fired plants in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:05:05 EST Checklist for Fall garden and landscape care You can see and feel the change of seasons. Fall color is starting to appear, pansies, mums and asters are in the garden center and your thoughts are turning to preparing your landscape for winter. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:04:06 EST Program helps domestic violence victims CHARLESTON — The Secretary of State's Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) helps protect the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking by providing a substitute mailing address – ensuring abusers or potential abusers... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:01:10 EST Bolton fires up Republican crowd CHARLESTON — Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton fired up a packed house of Republicans at the Freedom Dinner 2014 held Friday evening at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:59:04 EST Van falls to 0-4 in loss to Frontier VAN – As the sun set slowly in the west on a coolish September evening at Van, the hopes of playoff contention for the high school's beloved Bulldogs was sinking as well. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:58:07 EST Hawks now 4-0 with road victory SISSONVILLE – If there was any doubt the old Scott smash-mouth football has returned, that should have been laid to rest Friday at Sissonville. Before a homecoming crowd, the Skyhawks dominated offensively and defensively in a 21-7 victory over... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:57:08 EST Sherman falls to Gilmer County GLENVILLE – The Sherman High School Tide continued their voyage through rough seas this season as they fell, 53-27, to Gilmer County High Friday evening at Glenville. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:56:06 EST One charge against coach dismissed LOGAN — One charge has been dropped against Logan High School head boys Basketball Coach Mark Hatcher. At a hearing Wednesday in Logan Magistrate Court, Special Magistrate James Boles of Wyoming County dismissed an assaulting a law enforcement... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:44:16 EST Online access to county records now available MADISON — Boone County has announced that they have joined the West Virginia County Clerk's Portal, allowing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, access to view and print their county records from online. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:40:05 EST Mullins job title still in doubt MADISON — It took the board of directors of Boone Memorial Hospital more than three hours Monday evening to reach a decision that still did not satisfy the large crowd on hand for their meeting. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:46:14 EST Four killed in Danville crash, including a mother and two children BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Four people have died, and a man is fighting for his life after a fiery crash early Friday in Boone County. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:38:06 EST Fairer deal sought for black lung victims WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease as they pursue benefits claims. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:42:10 EST