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MADISON — The Boone County Commission has made an exception to a stance they made this summer regarding fees related to the use of county owned community centers.

SYLVESTER — A Sylvester man was charged after officers say he failed to comply to their commands and resisted arrest.

LOGAN — Logan native C.D. “Tony” Hylton III will visit Logan to introduce his new novel “Enough” at a book signing event at McCormick’s at 112 Jefferson Ave., in downtown Logan from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

CHARLESTON — Representatives for the state of West Virginia and its Department of Health and Human Resources have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed last month alleging the state has violated the federal and constitutional rights of the nearly 7,000 children in state custody.

HUNTINGTON — Despite rates declining nationally, the obesity rate among children ages 2 to 4 participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in West Virginia increased from 14.4% in 2010 to 16.6% in 2016, according to the newest data published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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FOSTER — Del. Rodney Miller and Boone County Commissioner Brett Kuhn were invited to speak at a Foster Crime Watch meeting on Nov. 21, and both elected officials took questions from about 20 attendees regarding legislation at the state level and budget-related concerns with county government…

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we are most thankful for and to enjoy a delicious meal with loved ones. Some take the lead for meal preparation while others share the responsibility — but no matter how the meal comes together, everyone must work together to prevent food-borne…

CHARLESTON — Just hours before an audit of the Department of Health and Human Resources' Bureau for Children and Families was released saying the bureau is only meeting mandated abuse and neglect investigation timeframes half of the time, citing high staff turnover rates as one reason, the Joint Committee on Children and Families heard a presentation on what other states are doing to recruit and retain child welfare workers.

Pain is a mosaic. From a distance, it looks like one big “ouch.” But if you step closer, many types of pain — like tiles of different shades — emerge. A headache doesn’t feel like a papercut. The sting of denim against a sunburn is nothing like the jolt of ice against a sensitive tooth.

PEIA reserve funds are projected to reach 25.6% of overall annual expenses by June 30, 2020, well above the 14% recommended reserve the agency attempts to maintain, creating an estimated $26.5 million surplus that PEIA will be able to put toward the 2020-21 plan year, executive director Ted …

OTTAWA — One woman was charged with kidnapping after a woman was held at knifepoint against her will in Ottawa, according to an incident report prepared by the West Virginia State Police.

MADISON — In just nine more working days, Bradley Goodwin will retire from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, where he has served 10 of nearly 25 years as a Circuit Court Bailiff.

JULIAN — The Boone County Commission gave an update on the construction of the new Water Ways Amphitheater, and fundraising may be the key to putting a lid — or, literally, a roof — on the project.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s ski and snowboard season got underway Friday, Nov. 22, when Snowshoe Mountain Resort, in Pocahontas County, powered up three of its 14 lifts and opened 11 trails and a terrain park in its Snowshoe Basin area.

HUNTINGTON — Mountain State travelers will join more than 55 million others making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, according to AAA’s annual Thanksgiving travel projections report.

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is aiming for at least 70% of high school seniors to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2020, according to a news release. Without completing this application, West Virginia’s students are p…

WHITESVILLE — The Whitesville Town Council addressed maintenance needs, including a new HVAC unit for town hall, during their regular session on Nov. 14.

BLOOMINGROSE — A Bloomingrose woman received a sentence of 1-10 years in jail in relation to an embezzlement case involving missing youth football league funds.

UNEEDA — A Uneeda man and a Huntington woman were charged on Nov. 7 with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver after a traffic stop yielded a substantial amount of the drug, according to an incident report.

SHORT CREEK — An alleged attempted burglary of a state-owned home on Short Creek in Boone County was thwarted after a West Virginia State Trooper responded to a call and reportedly caught a man and a woman in the act.

Boone County Commissioner Brett Kuhn was named the Boone County Democrat of the Year last week for the year 2019. His father, the late Gene Kuhn, also commissioner, was given the award in 1999.

MADISON — Readers will experience a snake-handling church service, confront various local legendary monsters, venture into coal mines, attempt to escape a backwoods panther, run from an approaching train in a railroad tunnel, and travel with a circuit-riding preacher in a new book by local a…

With the country now working under the Family First Prevention Services Act and West Virginia independently working toward reducing the number of children in congregate care at the direction of the Department of Justice — along with the fact that the number of children in the child welfare system doesn’t appear to be declining anytime soon — experts believe the nation’s and West Virginia’s reliance on kin will only continue to increase. Thankfully, officials say more resources may be on the way to assist those families.

HUNTINGTON — When Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed into a Kenova hillside 49 years ago Thursday, 75 lives were extinguished, but the legacy they left behind is still shaping Huntington today.

LOGAN — Region 2 of Work Force West Virginia (WFWV) is hosting a free job fair on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Chief Logan Conference Center in Logan.