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CHARLESTON — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is facing further scrutiny from a U.S. House subcommittee for its oversight of natural gas pipeline construction projects on the heels of a past subcommittee finding that the FERC has a pattern of rubber-stamping such projects.

WAYNE — Whether it is because they are bored at home or have been doing it for years, Cabell and Wayne counties have multiple people crafting and ready to create personalized gifts for the holidays.

A “Secret Santa” around the office or with friends and family can be fun. A gift exchange among online friends you haven’t met, well, that’s a little different and carries a heftier consequence. These gift exchanges, while they look like innocent fun, are really pyramid schemes — and are con…

LOGAN — It’s that time of year again: Chief Logan State Park is lit up for the holiday season for its annual Christmas in the Park display, which started on Thanksgiving day.

HUNTINGTON — Purdue Pharma, the creator of OxyContin, admitted in federal court Tuesday to conspiring to defraud the federal government of its practices, which included paying doctors to misrepresent the dangers of the drug.

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

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art is presenting “Art on a Limb,” an exhibit of holiday trees decorated with ornaments created by regional artists, from Nov. 24 through Jan. 3, 2021. Although the Art on a Limb exhibit will take place, Holiday Open House at HMA has been canceled this y…

BATON ROUGE, La. — The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

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.

United Way of Central West Virginia has announced the creation of its Women United affinity group to strengthen efforts to support children and families in Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Logan, and Clay counties.

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CHARLESTON — Barring unforeseen events, there will likely be labor harmony at Kroger stores in West Virginia for at least the next three-plus years.

BOONE COUNTY — A group of youth volunteers has decided to make a difference in the community by organizing and completing community projects that the volunteers believe can make a difference.

CHARLESTON, — Boone County slipped to an “orange” status on the latest COVID-19 School Alert Map released on Nov. 21 by the West Virginia Department of Education, which suspends in-person instruction and activates remote learning.

MADISON — A bridge on Route 17 in Madison adjacent to Madison City Park is set to be replaced in 2021 with emergency funding, according to officials with the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

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

The Madison Rotary Club welcomed Brock Loftis, Happy Saunders, Butch Mayhorn and Rotary member Penny Byrnside with the Auxiliary of VFW Post 5578 last week to its luncheon. They discussed their 70-year tradition of food baskets and Christmas toys for disadvantaged people.

Welcome back to Wrong Side of the Mountain, my column about what makes living in Boone County a good or bad thing, depending on your perspective.

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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A Boone County coal miner died Monday after sustaining fatal injuries while working at Panther Mining LLC’s American Eagle Mine, in Dawes, according to a Monday afternoon news release from Gov. Jim Justice.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Boone County slipped to an “orange” status on the latest COVID-19 School Alert Map released on Nov. 21 by the state Department of Education, which suspends in-person instruction and activates remote learning.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s statewide public school enrollment dropped about 9,300 students from last October to this October, setting the stage for a significant funding cut for schools unless the state Legislature steps in.

HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University College of Science has begun enrolling students in a new undergraduate major in specialty agriculture, which prepares them for the field of sustainable, high-yield agriculture suitable for mountainous regions and small land areas.

BARBOURSVILLE — Santa Claus made his grand arrival at the Huntington Mall on Saturday, ready to hear Christmas wishes from the area’s children in a safe and socially distanced manner.

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.