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Scott High School teen dies in car crash

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JULIAN — A Scott High School teenager has died in a crash in Julian, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.The crash happened about 2 p.m. in Julian on Corridor G, officials reported.Carolyn Green, a 16-year-old girl, was driving, according to police. They say she lost control and flipped her vehicle.Green died on the scene, officials reported.Green, a junior at Scott High School, played on the Lady Skyhawks girls’ basketball team.


Ashford man admits role in heroin conspiracy

An Ashford, West Virginia man admitted today that he conspired with others to distribute heroin in and around Boone County, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.James Harry Barker, 63, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to conspiracy to distribute heroin.In June of 2013, the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Barker’s home and a bar he operated called “Firebug’s,” both located in Ashford.Officers seized ca...

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Legendary Coach Elkins passes away

HAMLIN — Legendary Hamlin High School boys basketball Coach Charles Elkins passed away Tuesday morning following a lengthy illness.Elkins, who coached the former Hamlin High Bobcats for years, was most recently honored as the individual who had attended the most state high school boys basketball tournaments.The legendary coach, whose teams often excelled and once reached the Class A finals in the state tourney, attended last month’s tournament at the Charlest...

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Patriot Coal issues potential layoffs notices to Boone County miners

Patriot Coal Corporation has issued WARN Act notices at its Wells mining complex located near Wharton, and also at its Corridor G mining complex located near Danville, according to a news release issued by the company.The Wells complex, which includes the Black Stallion Mine, CC10 Mine, and Wells preparation plant, employs 450 people and produced 1.4 million tons of metallurgical coal in 2013.The Corridor G complex, which includes the Hobet 21 Mine and Beth Station prepa...

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A Closer Walk

The song “Gone” tells us about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe we should sing songs that are true to the word of God. To many people sing songs that are not Scripture at all. But this one I believe is back up by Scripture.“Mary came unto the tomb of Jesus,The stone was moved and He had gone away:The angel said, “Fear not, I know whom seek ye,But He is risen,” This she heard Him say.Gone, the stone...

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For such a time as this

As human beings, we will all experience suffering during our lifetime. The sinner suffers because of sin in general and because of his own personal sin. The effects of sin’s sufferings on his life lead only to a bitter end.

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Visit state parks, forests every chance you get

Spring brings warmer temperatures, fragrant blossoms, the melody of chirping birds and new opportunities for adventure. It is also the time when many of us begin planning our spring and summer getaways-a memorable family vacation, a relaxing getaway for two or even a weekend excursion. As you explore the many options available to you and your family, I invite you to consider a “staycation” at one of the Mountain State’s beautiful state parks or forests-the hidden gems, right...

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New Boone County principals graduates from ‘Leadership Academy’

One new principal and three new assistant principals in Boone County recently graduated from the leadership academy.Principal Garth Mock, Van Junior Senior High; Assistant Principal Shana Alderman, Sherman Junior High; Assistant Principal, Christopher Bulger, Scott High; and Assistant Principal Angela Hill, Nellis Elementary all graduated last week.The West Virginia Center for Professional Development honored 145 new principals and assistant principals who graduated from...

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