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ROCK CREEK – During a press conference on Friday afternoon at the former Hobet mining site in Boone County, Gov. Jim Justice announced that he was committing approximately $39 million dollars toward developing an access road to the site and an intersection at the entrance off of U.S. 119 tha…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3% in 2021, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced in a press release last week.

CHARLESTON — Kris Warner sat at a table Tuesday afternoon in a small room inside of Advantage Valley’s Bridge Road headquarters. The office is a few miles from Corridor G, but it might as well be in another time zone from the more rural parts of Kanawha County — let alone the likes of Boone,…

BOONE COUNTY — A traffic stop on U.S. 119 led to a drug charge for a Lincoln County man on Sept. 23.

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BIM — After a search warrant was issued, the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office combined efforts to arrest and charge a Bim man with drug-related offenses.

CHARLESTON — It’s not exactly business as usual for live music in Charleston, but it’s a good sign — at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, “Mountain Stage” will record its first new show.

The Boone, Lincoln and Logan Counties American Federation of Teachers (AFT) rally was held at Water Ways Amphitheater in Julian on Oct. 10, 2020.

The fifth annual R.B. Foster 5K run was held on Oct. 10, 2020, by the Madison Rotary Club. Organizers called the event a success, saying it drew tremendous local interest and participation.

HUNTINGTON — This year, Nov. 14 marks 50 years since Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed with 75 Thundering Herd teammates, coaches, staff, supporters and flight crew members on board. Several events are planned to commemorate and honor those lives lost, but with added safety precautions ami…

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.

CHARLESTON — When hunters head into the woods for West Virginia’s early firearm season for antlerless deer, there’s a good chance they’ll have more success than they did last year.

MADISON — A Quick Response Team has been established in Boone County to serve as a “first responder unit” in narcotic-related medical emergencies.

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ROCK CREEK – A fire at the former Hobet Mine preparation plant was controlled quickly thanks to the contributions and response of multiple agencies, led by the Danville Volunteer Fire Department.

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FOSTER – A Boone County business is expanding their operations in Boone County and looks to create new jobs through their expansion, which will see their central office relocate from Fayette County to Foster.

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MADISON – A Boone County Towing Committee has acknowledged an error in the data collecting process and reconvened on Oct. 13 to recognize a previously submitted packet from an area towing company.

HUNTINGTON — When it comes to a system to measure COVID-19, West Virginia health officials have decided one that encourages testing, even if people attempt to take advantage, is better than no testing at all.

CHARLESTON — After two years of double-digit growth fueled by natural gas pipeline construction, the value of property owned by public utilities in West Virginia grew by just 0.7% in the past year, an annual assessment by the state Tax Division shows.

The City of Madison and Mayor Buddy Hudson (right) honored Harold Bias during council’s regular session last week for his 63 years of service at his Main Street barbershop.

SYLVESTER — The Sylvester Town Council collectively decided to abolish the process of traditional trick-or-treating in 2020 as council members committed to delivering bags of candy to the youth in the community while observing precautions related to COVID-19.

Danville Town Manager Jerry Brown was the guest speaker for the Madison Rotary Club on Oct. 8, 2020. He updated Rotary members on developments within the town.

FOSTERVILLE — A man was arrested and charged after shots were fired at a home in the Fosterville area of Boone County on Sept. 24.

MADISON — Boone County Economic Development Corporation and Authority Director Kris Mitchell expanded on a story published by WSAZ News on Oct. 2 that stated the West Virginia National Guard was going to move its operations off of the former Hobet Mining site, currently referred to as the Ro…

NELLIS — After a business contacted the Boone County Sheriff’s Office about a stolen UTV, an investigation led to the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of a man charged in relation to the theft.

BOONE COUNTY — Boone County students are in the classroom this week and sports can be played, as the county was upgraded from orange to yellow status on the state’s school alert map that was updated and published on Oct. 10.

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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LOGAN — Dr. Pamela L. Alderman, the president of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, announced Saturday afternoon that she is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

BOONE COUNTY — Boone County has upgraded their status from an “orange” to a “yellow” color-code on the state’s school alert map updated and published on Oct. 10.