NEWS


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A journey in filmmaking
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BCC first 2017 meeting
A safe year in coal mining

A safe year in coal mining

By Dylan LovanAssociated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The nation’s coal mines are nearing a record low mark for on-the-job deaths for the t...

January 3rd, 2017 updated: January 3rd, 2017. |  


Farewell to Flint’s

Farewell to Flint’s

SYLVESTER, W.Va – The town of Sylvester will be losing a well-known business which has been rooted in the community for generations.Flint’...

December 28th, 2016 |  


User fee implemented for Madison

MADISON, W.Va – The City of Madison will be implementing a user fee effective January 1, 2017.City Recorder Randy Foxx said, “The city of ...

December 28th, 2016 |  


BCC meeting, two sworn in

MADISON, W.Va – The Boone County Commission met Tuesday, December 20 at 10 a.m. for a regular session meeting.Commission President Eddie Hendric...

December 28th, 2016 |  


BOE honors Sherman and Van Elementary

BOE honors Sherman and Van Elementary

FOSTER, W.Va – The Boone County Board of Education (BOE) met Monday, December 19 at 6 p.m. at the Operations Complex.This meeting was a regular ...

December 28th, 2016 |  


Inmate escaped, later captured

Inmate escaped, later captured

MADISON, W.Va – Justin Keith Branham, 33 from Alum Creek, W.Va reportedly escaped custody from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Monda...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Hatfield-McCoy Shootout
No. 10 WVU downs No. 1 Baylor

No. 10 WVU downs No. 1 Baylor

By JOHN RABYAP Sports WriterMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor’s euphoria over its ascent to the No. 1 ranking lasted just one day.Nathan Adr...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Tide falls to Valley, defeats Montcalm, Hannan

Tide falls to Valley, defeats Montcalm, Hannan

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – A consolation game in the WVU Tech Holiday Shootout with Valley (Fayette) resulted in a heartbreaking loss for Sherman High&...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Lady Tide fall to top ranked St. Joe, 87-29

Lady Tide fall to top ranked St. Joe, 87-29

HUNTINGTON, W.Va – The top ranked St. Joseph Central girls basketball team used a laser-like perimeter game to defeat Sherman at the St. Joe Gym...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Hoover downs Skyhawks, 54-42

Hoover downs Skyhawks, 54-42

CLENDENIN, W.Va – A late surge by the Skyhawk basketball team wasn’t enough as Scott fell to Herbert Hoover on the road, 54-42.Scott was c...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Lady Hawks drop conference games

Lady Hawks drop conference games

NITRO, W.Va. – The Lady Skyhawks of Scott dropped two Cardinal Conference games after starting the season with four straight victories.On Decemb...

January 5th, 2017 |  


Warriors handle Sherman in tourney play, 69-37

Warriors handle Sherman in tourney play, 69-37

The class A Sherman Tide basketball team participated in the WVU Tech Holiday Shootout at the Neal D. Baisi Athletic Center and left with a 69-37 defe...

January 5th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Simply Wrote…Reasons to love cold weather

The title of this probably makes some of you cringe at the thought of someone using the words cold weather and love in the same sentence.Well, I did a...

December 21st, 2016 |  


Simply Wrote…New Tires

My husband and I went to get new tires the other day. The prices are outrageous.It may be the fact we drive an SUV with odd size tires, but that’...

December 15th, 2016 updated: December 16th, 2016. |  


Book Review…Everyday Upcycle by Robin Holstein

Book Review…Everyday Upcycle by Robin Holstein

DIY and upcycling are all the rage these days.Robin Holstein’s book Everyday Upcycle 15 projects using everyday items is a great book for the DI...

December 14th, 2016 |  


Simply Wrote… Holiday Shopping

Simply Wrote… Holiday Shopping

As I have mentioned in a previous article Black Friday shopping is not my thing. Then again shopping anytime of the year is not my thing.In college I ...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Simply Wrote…Holiday Prep

A few weeks before Halloween I was grocery shopping and I came across Christmas items already in stores. It seems to me holiday items keep coming out ...

November 17th, 2016 updated: November 18th, 2016. |  


OPINION


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Grading yourself
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The New Year is upon us
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Hanging on to Christmas
Politics

Politics

I do not normally write articles for my papers, I leave that to the many wonderful editorial staff members that I am honored to work with.I do, howeve...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Winter is around the corner

Winter is around the corner

What will the winter of 2017 be like this year? It’s that time of year when we all start thinking ahead. With cooler fall temperatures in the ai...

October 26th, 2016 |  


Front Porch Talk

Front Porch Talk

Boone County is filled with many small communities stretched across its mountainous landscape.These communities are where family, friends and neighbor...

October 4th, 2016 updated: October 4th, 2016. |  


Needles found at school bus stops

Needles found at school bus stops

Once again used syringes, probably tossed out by drug users, have been found in some locations that were dangerous to children.On Tuesday morning, one...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Weddings and vows

Weddings and vows

I went to a wedding this weekend. It was a beautiful affair. The bride was breath-taking in a lovely gown that was silky and rich. (It made me think o...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Halfway point for the legislature

Halfway point for the legislature

By Phil KablerFor the W.Va. Press AssociationLegislators marked the halfway point of the 60-day regular session with an impassioned debate in the Hous...

February 15th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Veteran speaks to Madison Rotary Club
Safety at West Virginia coal mines remains a persistent problem

Safety at West Virginia coal mines remains a persistent problem

On March 8 of this year, John Michael Garloch started his Sunday night shift at the McElroy mine in Marshall County, West Virginia like any other. Gar...

October 27th, 2015 |  


Medical student visits Rotary

Medical student visits Rotary

West Virginia University third year medical student Sarah Lively, left, presented to the the Madison Rotary Club. Her topic was the Rural Tract Clinic...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Companies in bankruptcy hold most top-producing Central Appalachia coal mines

Even some of the top-producing mines in Central Appalachia are producing less coal as producers with a large footprint in the region find it increasin...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Hospital official visits Rotary

Hospital official visits Rotary

Karlie Belle Price, right, Public Relations and Marketing director for Boone Memorial Hospital, was the guest of the Madison Rotary Club on Thursday, ...

September 15th, 2015 |  


UMWA reaches agreements in principal with Blackhawk and VCLF in Patriot Coal bankruptcy

UMWA reaches agreements in principal with Blackhawk and VCLF in Patriot Coal bankruptcy

“We have reached prospective collective bargaining agreements in principal with both Blackhawk Mining and the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA