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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.

 

Should West Virginia cities be allowed to regulate firearms within their boundaries?

CHARLESTON – Visitors to e-WV are encouraged to vote on the question “Should West Virginia cities be allowed to regulate firearms within their boundaries?”The West Virginia Encyclopedia recently posted the new opinion poll question at www.wvencyclopedia.org“The purpose of our e-WV: West Virginia Encyclopedia poll is to determine how West Virginians feel about vital issues of the day,” says e-WV publisher Ken Sullivan. “While this is a ...

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This week in West Virginia history

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.April 23, 1857: Andrew Summers Rowan was born in Gap Mills, Monroe County. Rowan, a military officer, was chosen as the messenger when President McKinley wanted to send a message to Cuban General Calixto Garcia. The 1899 pamphlet, A Message to Garcia, made the incident famous.April 24, 1865: The McNeill’s Rangers ...

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Skirmish on the River…Civil War Re-enactment

GILBERT — The Town of Gilbert has collaborated with the Larry Joe Harless Community Center, WV Humanities Council, County Commission and WV Division of Culture and History to provide the 3rd Annual Civil War Re-enactment “Skirmish on the River”. The event will take place beginning Friday, April 25th .

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Sanger’s work featured on cover of ‘Wonderful West Virginia’ magazine

May’s cover of Wonderful West Virginia magazine showcases the work of renowned photographer Randall Sanger with the setting sun illuminating abundant flowers along the King Coal Highway in Mingo County.Sanger is a native of Williamson.“We are pleased to present a few of Randall Sanger’s striking landscape images in this month’s issue as well - his first Gallery for Wonderful West Virginia Magazine,” the ma...

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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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