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n Foster Crime Watch Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the former Foster Grade School. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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OXFORD, Ohio - Ashton Rhodes was named to the Miami University spring 2019 president's list.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top 3% of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2018-19 have been named to the president's list recognizing academic excellence.

MORRISVALE - Peyton Brake, 11, of Morrisvale, only began his racing career one year ago, after the parents of a friend suggested to his parents, Brian and Amber Brake, that he take it up. Many races later, including a first-place finish at the 2019 South Charleston Soap Box Derby, it became clear that the kid was a natural.

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LOGAN - "Deadly Divide: The Hatfield & McCoy Story," the all-new outdoor drama from The Aracoma Story Inc., debuted last week at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park.

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RIPLEY, W.Va. - For the second consecutive year, West Virginia Future Farmers of America membership has broken a state record.

BOONE COUNTY - A man is sought in relation to the theft of over $380,000 in electrical parts from the Hobet Mine Complex in Danville.

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MADISON - The 32nd annual Boone County West Virginia University Alumni & Friends Pig Roast was held on Saturday, June 29, at Madison City Park and beyond a plethora of good food, spirits, games and kayak fun, the theme of the event is and has always been about giving.

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HUNTINGTON - Marshall University has released its dean's list for the 2019 spring semester.

To make the dean's list, students must have a 3.3 or above grade point average for a minimum of 12 hours. Students who requested their names not be published are excluded from the list. Students' hometowns are listed as provided by the students.


n The BARN Community Group will hold a public meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. on July 12 at the BARN Community Center located at 149 Memorial Drive in Nellis to help organizers identify the needs of the community.

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CHARLESTON - Two Boone County students were honored as "Honorary Secretary of State."

According to his office, since Secretary of State Mac Warner took office in January 2017, there have been 128,704 new voters added to rolls across West Virginia. Of note, many of these new voters were newly eligible and included more than 36,000 who were high school students when they registered.

The American Diabetes Association estimates approximately 16 million people in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes affects nearly one in 17 people and is a leading cause of death. People who work with diabetic children and young adults, whether in school or in other activities, should become familiar with their needs.

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NELLIS - BARN Community Group is conducting a needs assessment to gather information about local needs and priorities across a four-community region of Boone County.

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.

WHITESVILLE - The Town of Whitesville has committed to using a transparency web site that will give citizens tools that they need to track checks and balances of their local government spending.


One of the most common football and soccer injuries is a thigh bruise or contusion. Commonly referred to as a charley horse, this injury occurs when a player receives a direct blow to the front of the thigh from another player's knee, shoulder, foot, elbow or helmet.

MADISON - According to local law enforcement and organizers, last week's annual West Virginia Coal Festival had an increase in attendance and only minor incidents, making the festival a success.

DANVILLE - Opening a business was more difficult than James Nelson initially thought it would be, but through his customer service efforts, Boone County Arsenal & Pawn has seen a steady growth over the last four years.

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Recognizing the timeliness of such news, obituary notices will be posted online within a day of being received from the funeral home.

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ASEP coaching class will be held on July 8, 9 & 11 at Huntington High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at www.wvssac.org.

Roger Fulton Bias to Jeffrey A. Bias, John N. Bias, Lisa M. Bias, Britton and Teresa D. Tudor, lot, West Madison

Robert Taylor Moore to John or Carol Eversole, lots, Crook District

Timothy Riggs has worked as a pharmacist in Boone County for 38 years, and since 1997, his Medicap Pharmacy on Smoot Avenue has provided important care to locals. Now, 22 years later, Riggs says he is ready to relax.

Organized by Droop Howell and Chris West, a youth firefighting camp was held at the Van Volunteer Fire Department and organizers plan to continue the camp activities this summer. Pictured in the bottom row, from left, are Ryder Estep, Cayden Davis, Jacob Hughes and Maddie Howell. Standing in the back row, from left, are Chris West, Jadon Estep, Ethan Howell, Slade Adams, Jaylynn Smith and Christopher West.

DANVILLE - When William Parnell Townley returns to the Danville/Madison area of Boone County, he always arrives home in Florida rejuvenated by the experience.


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ANCHIA STUNS KANNAPOLIS IN TENTH: Jake Anchia smashed a walk-off three-run homer 394 feet to left field in the bottom of the tenth inning off Lane Ramsey to vault West Virginia to a 4-3, come-from-behind victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators Thursday evening at Appalachian Power Park.

WHITESVILLE - The Whitesville Town Council has taken an additional step toward taking control of dilapidated and/or abandoned structures within town limits by adopting a code that they believe will put more power in the hands of the town.

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n The annual Turtle Creek Reunion will begin at 11 a.m. on June 29 at the Madison Memorial Building. Please bring a covered dish if attending. Call Rebecca Dolin with questions at 304-369-3519.

MADISON - A Madison man was charged with destruction of property and burglary after police say that he stole electricity from a neighboring apartment building.

The Broken Arrow Band headlined a rainy evening of local talent that included the Alan Griffith Project (with Brandon Shuping) and Powerhouse to a dedicated crowd willing to face the weather on Thursday night at the West Virginia Coal Festival's main stage on Main Street in downtown Madison.

WHITESVILLE - According to her co-workers, Doris Davis has a youthful energy that is contagious.

"She doesn't call off of work, she's dependable and she holds us all accountable," said Raleigh-Boone Medical Center Clinic manager Susan Grubbs, who has over three decades of service at the center.

The Madison Rotarians ended their 2018-19 club year with a banquet June 6 in the Madison United Methodist Church fellowship hall where they meet every Thursday at noon. Club President Jerry Quinsenberry welcomed rotary members and guests and presided at the event.

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MADISON - On June 8, several employees from Boone Memorial Hospital participated in the Backpack Buddy Program held at the Madison Civic Center. Backpack Buddy is providing bi-weekly food supplements for over 400 eligible Boone County students this summer.