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CHARLESTON — A proposed bill in Congress meant to provide $1 trillion worth of COVID-19 relief doesn’t do enough to keep West Virginians safe and give them access to the services they need during the pandemic, Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday.

CHARLESTON — An agreement was reached last week with West Virginia state officials and attorneys who had sought a judge’s ruling to have the state release the names of children born exposed to drugs so their families can be sent notice of pending litigation and seek compensation for their su…

Scott High Principal and Boone County Commission candidate Jacob Messer shared photos of school improvements that included fresh paint while announcing that the school was approved for a $7,486 grant from the Boone County Community Foundation. The grant will help to install water bottle-fill…

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a representative from his office will meet with southern West Virginia residents in August to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions.

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MADISON — The Boone County Prosecutor’s Office was closed on July 31 amid COVID-19-related concerns by county officials, and another announcement followed just hours later.

ROCK CREEK — A state agency has confirmed it will contribute to the cost of moving demolition debris that the City of Madison placed on a private property in Rock Creek.

Boone County Commission candidate Josh Barker (right) is pictured with Van High School football coach Mark Agosti after Barker donated and delivered a total of 45 (collective) cases of bottled water to all three Boone County Football teams. Barker said that the teams are in need of water thi…

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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DANVILLE — The Boone County Health Department has been logging overtime since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, and while the workload has increased dramatically, the agency’s daily responsibilities have not ceased — creating a dilemma for an already stretched-too-thin staff.

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UPDATE: As of noon July 31, Boone County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court will be closed through the end of the day August 7. Magistrate Courts will be open for emergencies only. Circuit Court will operate with a limited staff and hold all hearings virtually. Family Court will remain open …

Last week, I shared some reader emails discussing what they learned from the pandemic “lockdown” period and how these experiences have shaped what they might do differently in the future. I’ve received many tips and emails from readers, and I’d like to share more of them with you this week:

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a fourth-grader’s winning design will help accomplish its plea to “Stop Opioid Abuse.”

CHARLESTON — A group of West Virginia attorneys have filed a complaint in Charleston asking a judge to force the state to release the names of children born exposed to drugs so their families can be sent notice of pending litigation and seek compensation for their suffering.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An asteroid impact 66 million years ago may have killed off the dinosaurs, but the COVID-19 pandemic did not cause an extinction event at the T-Rex Science Center at 520 Southridge Blvd. in South Charleston.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

MADISON — A man who was held in a holding cell within the Boone County Sheriff’s Office allegedly broke a sprinkler head on July 17, activating the emergency sprinkler system within the annex and flooding the office, according to Chief Deputy Chad Barker and a criminal complaint prepared by …

WHITESVILLE — A Whitesville man was charged with attempt to commit arson/arson fourth degree on July 20 after his mother said he entered her residence with a can of gasoline and threatened to burn down her home.

MADISON — The Boone County Commission’s towing committee will meet with agencies around the county including fire, law enforcement and emergency care on July 30 regarding the creation of an updated towing policy.

MADISON — Music and more were part of the Boone County Farmers Market on Main Street in Madison last week. The next market will be on Aug. 1. For information on the market, contact Forest Dolin at: forestdolin@frontier.com.

JARRELLS CREEK — A woman lost her arm when she was allegedly trapped under a moving train in the Jarrells Creek area of Boone County on July 21.

NOTE: The Coal Valley News encourages citizens to confirm meeting and event dates throughout the county before traveling.

MOUNT GAY — The Emergency Medical Services program at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has received continuing accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health and Education Programs (CAAHEP).

MADISON — In an effort to continue to protect patients from potential exposure to the coronavirus, Boone Memorial Hospital is temporarily relocating its walk-in clinic, currently located on the hospital campus in the Family Medical Center, to 173 State St. (across from the Madison Animal Hospital).

CHARLESTON — The Culture Center, located on the State Capitol Complex, is currently open to the public with slight changes to its operating hours. The building will be open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays and Mondays until further notice.