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Fred Pace

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: fpace@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-369-1165
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About Fred Pace

Fred Pace is the editor of the Coal Valley News in Madison, West Virginia.
Pace has more than 30 years' experience in the newspaper industry. He is the former business editor of the The Register-Herald in Beckley, West Virginia and the former editor of The Lincoln Journal in Hamlin, West Virginia.
Pace has provided improved coverage on issues of local interest and plays a key role in leading the newspaper editorial department's day-to-day operations.
Pace attended Huntington Junior College and the University of Maryland.

Latest Stories by Fred Pace

CHARLESTON – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced last week that Freedom Industries, Inc. (Freedom) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes related to the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill in Charleston.
“Just a mile and a half upstream from Charleston's primary source of drinking water, the

Freedom Industries officials indicted by feds

CHARLESTON – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced last week that Freedom Industries, Inc. (Freedom) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes related to the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill in Charleston. “Just a mile and a half upstream from Charleston's primary source of drinking water, the

MADISON — Fourth year Scott High School basketball head coach Nick Cabell said he really didn't know what to expect from his team this season due to questions at the point guard position.
“Coming into the season we didn't know how it would going to play out at that spot,” Cabell said. “The point guard is like the quarterbac

Scott Skyhawks set high goals

MADISON — Fourth year Scott High School basketball head coach Nick Cabell said he really didn't know what to expect from his team this season due to questions at the point guard position. “Coming into the season we didn't know how it would going to play out at that spot,” Cabell said. “The point guard is like the quarterbac

Boone County awarded recycling grant

Boone County was one of 30 recipients awarded grants worth $1.8 million through the REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) Recycling Assistance Grants program, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. D & D Recycling was awarded $37,439 to purchase a mini excavator, drive on scale, steel storage building

WHITESVILLE — Bruce Bennett with Waite Hill Fabrics says the company he works for want to help revitalize the Town of Whitesville.
How?
“We want to create jobs and market products made in Whitesville,” Bennett said.
How to you create jobs in rural Whitesville?
The answer is private investment, according to Bennett.
“In

Company need private investors for new company in Whitesville

WHITESVILLE — Bruce Bennett with Waite Hill Fabrics says the company he works for want to help revitalize the Town of Whitesville. How? “We want to create jobs and market products made in Whitesville,” Bennett said. How to you create jobs in rural Whitesville? The answer is private investment, according to Bennett. “In

MADISON — “The Dojo.” It's what most people in three counties call the martial arts school in downtown Madison.
“A Dojo is a Japanese name for a training hall, and train we do!” says Greg Dillon, owner and operator of the Danville-Madison Martial Arts Center on Main Street next door to the Coal Valley News office. 

The Dojo!

MADISON — “The Dojo.” It's what most people in three counties call the martial arts school in downtown Madison. “A Dojo is a Japanese name for a training hall, and train we do!” says Greg Dillon, owner and operator of the Danville-Madison Martial Arts Center on Main Street next door to the Coal Valley News office. 

MADISON — Eight county schools are showing improvements in either one or both academic proficiency and student growth, according to Boone County Schools officials.
The news was released statewide on ZoomWV (http://wvde.state.wv.us/zoomwv/) as part of the West Virginia Department of Education's (WVDE) accountability designation announcement.

Many Boone County schools showing improvements

MADISON — Eight county schools are showing improvements in either one or both academic proficiency and student growth, according to Boone County Schools officials. The news was released statewide on ZoomWV (http://wvde.state.wv.us/zoomwv/) as part of the West Virginia Department of Education's (WVDE) accountability designation announcement.

MADISON — A scare raced through the halls of Scott High School today and an alleged threat created a “lockdown” situation at the high school in Madison.
Students reported to school officials that a shooting would take place today or in the near future, according to a threat posted on a mobile app. Students also said a gun could a

Alleged threat puts Scott High on 'lockdown'

MADISON — A scare raced through the halls of Scott High School today and an alleged threat created a “lockdown” situation at the high school in Madison. Students reported to school officials that a shooting would take place today or in the near future, according to a threat posted on a mobile app. Students also said a gun could a

Obama EPA power plantrRules irrational, illegal, state coal association claims

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Coal Association condemned the EPA's proposed carbon emission guidelines for existing power plants – also known as the “Clean Power Plan” in comments filed with the agency last week. “This ill-conceived, poorly devised and illegal power grab by the Obama EPA will hurt West Virginians by

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. operating affiliates announce that the WARN notices issued in July for eight coal mines in West Virginia have expired and the mines and their approximately 750 workers will continue to operate. The longer-term plans for these mines will continue to depend upon market prices and demand.
In accordance with requirements

Alpha says 750 miners to keep jobs

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. operating affiliates announce that the WARN notices issued in July for eight coal mines in West Virginia have expired and the mines and their approximately 750 workers will continue to operate. The longer-term plans for these mines will continue to depend upon market prices and demand. In accordance with requirements

MADISON — Scott High School head football coach Shane Griffith says when most people think of the school's football team they just think about how many wins and loses did it have during the season. Griffith said his team has a much more important obligation to the community.
This year, the team has scored big by collecting hundreds of toys f

Team scores big for 'Toys for Tots'

MADISON — Scott High School head football coach Shane Griffith says when most people think of the school's football team they just think about how many wins and loses did it have during the season. Griffith said his team has a much more important obligation to the community. This year, the team has scored big by collecting hundreds of toys f

CHARLESTON — A Nellis man pled guilty in federal court in Charleston to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.
Chris Allen Curry, 37, of Nellis, admitted that he allowed Terry Daughtery to have a package of methamphetamine delivered to Curry's Nellis residence, according to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
In return, Curry wou

Nellis man pleads guilty to meth charge in federal court

CHARLESTON — A Nellis man pled guilty in federal court in Charleston to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute it. Chris Allen Curry, 37, of Nellis, admitted that he allowed Terry Daughtery to have a package of methamphetamine delivered to Curry's Nellis residence, according to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. In return, Curry wou

Energy cost could increase 40 percent by 2020

CHARLESTON — The EPA's continued assault on coal and coal-fired power plants comes with a huge cost to consumers. According to a recently released study, the resulting shift to using more natural gas will likely cost the average family an additional $750 to $850 per year for energy use in 2020 compared to what they paid in 2012. The study, &

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran in Family Memorial Gardens in Low Gap is forgotten this holiday season.
On Dec. 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas.
Loca

'Wreaths Across America' ceremony

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran in Family Memorial Gardens in Low Gap is forgotten this holiday season. On Dec. 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas. Loca

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran in Family Memorial Gardens in Low Gap is forgotten this holiday season.
On Dec. 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas.
Loca

'Wreaths Across America' ceremony

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran in Family Memorial Gardens in Low Gap is forgotten this holiday season. On Dec. 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas. Loca

State's electric bills could increase 40 percent by 2020, study says

CHARLESTON — The EPA's continued assault on coal and coal-fired power plants comes with a huge cost to consumers. According to a recently released study, the resulting shift to using more natural gas will likely cost the average family an additional $750 to $850 per year for energy use in 2020 compared to what they paid in 2012. The study, &

John Michael Cummings' third novel about West Virginia will be published in February of 2015 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press, an imprint of Texas A&M University Press and Texas Book Consortium.
Cummings is a five-generation native of Harpers Ferry.
“Don't Forget Me, Bro” details the tragic life of schizophrenia suffere

State native releases third novel

John Michael Cummings' third novel about West Virginia will be published in February of 2015 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press, an imprint of Texas A&M University Press and Texas Book Consortium. Cummings is a five-generation native of Harpers Ferry. “Don't Forget Me, Bro” details the tragic life of schizophrenia suffere

There was some success the first day of buck firearm season in West Virginia, although many hunters reported having a disappointing day due to warm and windy weather conditions.
High winds of up to 70 miles per hour and some rain in parts of the state kept many hunters from having a successful opening day.
“It was tough on opening day with

Buck season continues through Saturday

There was some success the first day of buck firearm season in West Virginia, although many hunters reported having a disappointing day due to warm and windy weather conditions. High winds of up to 70 miles per hour and some rain in parts of the state kept many hunters from having a successful opening day. “It was tough on opening day with

There was some success the first day of buck firearm season in West Virginia, although many hunters reported having a disappointing day due to warm and windy weather conditions.
High winds of up to 70 miles per hour and some rain in parts of the state kept many hunters from having a successful opening day.
“It was tough on opening day with

Buck season continues through Saturday

There was some success the first day of buck firearm season in West Virginia, although many hunters reported having a disappointing day due to warm and windy weather conditions. High winds of up to 70 miles per hour and some rain in parts of the state kept many hunters from having a successful opening day. “It was tough on opening day with

MADISON —A meeting at the Boone County Courthouse gave an update on efforts to bring a sober living house to Boone County.
Judge William S. Thompson of the 25th Judicial Circuit called the meeting to order on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, before turning the meeting over to local ministers Ritchie Shultz and Bill Mullins.
“I applaud everyone

Plans for sober living home in Boone County move foward

MADISON —A meeting at the Boone County Courthouse gave an update on efforts to bring a sober living house to Boone County. Judge William S. Thompson of the 25th Judicial Circuit called the meeting to order on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, before turning the meeting over to local ministers Ritchie Shultz and Bill Mullins. “I applaud everyone

MADISON — During “Down Home Christmas” book author Brandon Kirk is coming to have an author table at the Boone Madison Public Library.
Kirk will be at the library on Main Street in downtown Madison on Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an author table. He will also be at the Whitesville Branch on Dec. 6, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m

Book author coming to Madison library

MADISON — During “Down Home Christmas” book author Brandon Kirk is coming to have an author table at the Boone Madison Public Library. Kirk will be at the library on Main Street in downtown Madison on Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an author table. He will also be at the Whitesville Branch on Dec. 6, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m





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