Coal Valley News- RSS NEWS Feed http://coalvalleynews.com/section/NEWS http://coalvalleynews.com/section/NEWS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:02:24 EST 1800 Members of Wharton-Barrett fire department facing felony charges http://coalvalleynews.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/322355/Members-of-Wharton-Barrett-fire-department-facing-felony-charges WHARTON — Members of the Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department have been charged with allegedly forging training and equipment documents. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST One year old Boone County baby diagnosed with leukemia, community rallies behind him http://coalvalleynews.com/news/community_news/3886154/One-year-old-Boone-County-baby-diagnosed-with-leukemia-community-rallies-behind-him At just one year old, Paxton Brake is following in his dad's footsteps. One of his favorite things to do is ride around in his little fire truck. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST For Such A Time As This http://coalvalleynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion/3895403/For-Such-A-Time-As-This In Matthew 23:23 Jesus said to the Pharisees, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Boone County child turned away from federally funded program because of food allergy http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/3887516/Boone-County-child-turned-away-from-federally-funded-program-because-of-food-allergy MADISON — A Boone County mother said a federally funded summer program discriminated against her son when they said he could no longer attend because of his food allergy. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer sun means ultraviolet dangers http://coalvalleynews.com/news/community_news/3890935/Summer-sun-means-ultraviolet-dangers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Did you know that the average T-shirt has a lower than 15 SPF rating when talking about protecting your child from harmful UV rays? Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fruit of the vine http://coalvalleynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion/3896376/Fruit-of-the-vine To me there is nothing quite like the early morning hours in the summertime. I thoroughly enjoy getting up early, getting a fresh cup of coffee, and going to sit on my back porch and listening to the birds as they sing. Their sweet melodies drift... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Stephens Auto raises funds for Ramage Elementary http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/3884100/Stephens-Auto-raises-funds-for-Ramage-Elementary DANVILLE – Stephens Auto Center helped raise $1,470 in funding for Ramage Elementary School with Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids® program. The fundraising event was held on June 21, in conjunction with the Coal... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Energy Express program at Ramage Grade School http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/3896361/Energy-Express-program-at-Ramage-Grade-School RAMAGE — Energy Express, an award-winning summer program serving twenty-six children in Boone County at Ramage Grade School sets a positive atmosphere for children in our community. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Danville fire department gets new truck http://coalvalleynews.com/news/local_features/3891917/Danville-fire-department-gets-new-truck The Danville Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of a new apparatus last week. Rescue 188 is an E-One E MAX 6 man custom cab on a typhoon chassis. It has a 450 HP engine, 3,000 Allison Transmission, 10KW generator, LED light package, a 4 light,... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Workforce helping retrain displaced coal miners http://coalvalleynews.com/news/business/3885176/Workforce-helping-retrain-displaced-coal-miners WorkForce West Virginia is trying to help southern West Virginia coal miners who have lost their jobs, according to WCHS radio.Miners learned about retraining opportunities last week in Madison, the station reported. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lincoln County men sentenced to federal prison http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/3884033/Lincoln-County-men-sentenced-to-federal-prison CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced last week that Joseph James Salmons was sentenced to two years in federal prison and two other men, Richard A. Mullins and John Freddie Joe Johnson, were sentenced to three... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Virginians urged to comment on EPA’s carbon rule http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/3890954/West-Virginians-urged-to-comment-on-EPAs-carbon-rule U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) encouraged West Virginians to submit their concerns to the Federal Register regarding the new Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule that limits carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST New sci-fi book set in southern West Virginia coalfields http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/3888064/New-sci-fi-book-set-in-southern-West-Virginia-coalfields “Boyd marries sci-fi monster flick ideas with Appalachian tragedy, showing us imaginative allegory and authentic profunditydo not have to be mutually exclusive.” Chris Oxley, Ain't it Cool News. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST We are trees http://coalvalleynews.com/news/lifestyle-religion/3872789/We-are-trees I would like to share this poem with you. I know it is not my usual column but there is a story behind this poem. In my very first publication of “Fruit of the Vine,” I talked about how we are compared to trees in God's word. This... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BCARSE goes to Cedar Lakes for day of training http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/3872781/BCARSE-goes-to-Cedar-Lakes-for-day-of-training On June 4 several officers and members of Boone Co. Retired School Employees (BCARSE) went to Cedar Lakes for a day of training for Region III. There was good food, fellowship and fun following several hours of leadership training. Those that attended... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Boone students make FSU ‘Dean’s List’ http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/3863206/Boone-students-make-FSU-Deans-List A total of 1,044 students have been named to the Dean's List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2014 semester. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern announces ‘Dean’s List’ http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news_education/3862433/Southern-announces-Deans-List Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been placed on the Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester. This honor recognizes achievement of a scholastic average of 3.25 or... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST PSC warns of utility billing scam http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/3861684/PSC-warns-of-utility-billing-scam CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission is again warning about scam phone calls in West Virginia from people claiming to represent electric and gas utility companies. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Boone cadets participate in CAP Encampment at Camp Dawson http://coalvalleynews.com/news/local_features/3872765/Boone-cadets-participate-in-CAP-Encampment-at-Camp-Dawson KINGWOOD — Where can you catch a ride in a Blackhawk helicopter, rappel down a 70 foot incline, shoot at a live rifle range, take a water survival course and make life-long friends in the process? Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Electric companies requesting rate increases http://coalvalleynews.com/news/news/3865866/Electric-companies-requesting-rate-increases CHARLESTON – Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, both subsidiaries of American Electric Power (AEP), have filed a request with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia for a $226 million revenue increase. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST