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Kroger's Mid-Atlantic Division is taking a small step toward healthier children.

The 121 stores are giving fruit to children under the age of 12, one for each visit. Children select from bananas, apples or citrus-item.

New, gently used shoes sought for shoe drive

MADISON - The Julia Price Breast Cancer Foundation is currently conducting a shoe drive.

First Baptist Church revival ends Thursday

DANVILLE - The First Baptist Church of Danville has two more days of revival.

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HAMLIN - The No. 13 Class A Van Bulldogs traveled to Lincoln County to face the Class AA Lincoln County Panthers and defeated the home team, 27-0.

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MADISON - For Ashford resident Roger Toney, his road to the seat of Boone County Clerk was one of humble, but happy beginnings and influenced b

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MADISON - Two Lincoln County teenagers who led law enforcement on a nearly 24-hour-long manhunt were captured last week.

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CHARLESTON - All West Virginia high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the statewide summative assessment in spring 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education announced Sept. 13 in a news release.

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VAN - Van High School's Class A All-State senior running back Brady Grant has developed a reputation as a tough, hard-nosed runner with enough deception to avoid tacklers as well as run over them.

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MADISON - Boone County high school students are invited to participate in the Project GOAL Program, which is a federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center grant from the United States Department of Education.

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MADISON - A federally funded grant via the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Health will soon be applied to help eight southern West Virginia counties - including Boone - to fight the opioid epidemic.

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Welcome to my first sports column for the Coal Valley News. I'd like to cover several things this week but the most important is the development of a potential tradition, much like the 75-plus year-old one in Jackson County called "The Hatchet Game."

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HAMLIN - The No. 13 Class A Van Bulldogs traveled to Lincoln County to face the Class AA Lincoln County Panthers and defeated the home team, 27-0.

MADISON - Premier Bank of Madison has contributed $10,000 to the new Boone Memorial Hospital facility, and the bank, in turn, was honored with the naming of one of the hospital's emergency room exam areas.

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HUNTINGTON - Huntington resident Derek Scarbro, a former member of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's administration, has been named director of Appalachian Hatchery, a Robert C. Byrd Institute initiative to diversify the economy of southern West Virginia and create jobs, RCBI announced Thursday.

MADISON - A Kanawha County man has been sentenced to prison on a drug charge in Boone County.

Rowshan Robert Lowrie, 21, of Charleston, was sentenced on Sept. 6 in circuit court to serve 1-15 years in prison via his conviction for possession with the intent to deliver heroin in Boone County last fall.

For most hunters, their first memories of going on a hunt, or actually being the hunter and not just "tagging along," was a hunt for small-game. I would wager a guess that better than 90 percent of those hunts was for Mr. Bushytail himself.

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MADISON - The Coal River Model Railroad Club, in conjunction with the City of Madison, will host its seventh annual model train show at the Madison Civic Center.

MADISON - A Boone County man pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 to sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Keith Allen Blevins Jr., 21, of Wharton, pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault in Boone County Circuit Court.

MADISON - Two former Boone County Schools employees face one to 10 years in prison after both pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Sept. 6, to embezzling thousands of dollars from the school system.

DANVILLE - A new, full-service tanning salon has opened in Danville and is welcoming new customers in the spacious, renovated facility.

VAN - Van exploded for 24 second-half points as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Tug Valley 30-22 on Friday, Sept. 8.

"We were coming off of a tough one last week (loss to Scott) and we were emotionally tired," said Van head coach Shane Griffith. "It took us a while to settle down and our kids just kept digging and never gave up."

SISSONVILLE - Scott (2-1) hit the road to face the ninth-ranked Class AA Indians of Sissonville and fell short with a 39-16 setback on Friday, Sept. 8.

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LOGAN - West Virginia State Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, will host a series of education advisory meetings throughout the Third Congressional District in the upcoming weeks.

SMITHERS - Sherman used their ground game to roll up over 300 yards of offense to beat Valley-Fayette in a Coalfield Conference clash, 33-12 on Sept. 9.

First Baptist to host revival Sept. 18-21

DANVILLE - The First Baptist Church of Danville will have a revival at 7 p.m. daily, Sept. 18-21.

MOREHEAD, Ky. - The largest bluegrass festival in the world is just a little more than two hours away from Boone County in Morehead, Kentucky, and this is the 25th year anniversary. The festival, which started on Tuesday, continues through Sept. 16.

LOGAN - If you thought the first quarter of Friday night's Logan football game against the visiting Mingo Central Miners went on forever, the Wildcats probably felt it went on even longer.

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MADISON - Boone County Schools and Danville Panthers have been awarded $1,000 grants by local McDonald's Owner/Operators Chris Connolly, Bob Connolly, and Katie Foster through the McDonald's of the Tri-State Community Grants Program, which awards local organizations for programs that support youth & recreation, beautification, support for seniors, or support of the arts in the Tri-State area. Boone County Schools and Danville Panthers are two of 21 chosen in the area as recipients of a grant, according to a news release.

MADISON - The Boone County Sheriff's Office hired a new deputy with an immediate start date when the Boone County Commission met on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

BMH Auxiliary to meet on Sept. 14

MADISON - The Boone Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the conference room beside the cafeteria.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Marshall University football head coach Doc Holliday was unsure whether wide receiver Tyre Brady would be able to take the field Saturday against N.C. State.

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CHARLESTON, WV- Back-to-school season can be hectic while establishing new routines for the entire family. Unfortunately, poisonings are most common when normal routines are interrupted. The West Virginia Poison Center recommends that parents and teachers poison proof their homes and classrooms to help reduce the number of accidental poisonings.

SMITHERS - Sherman used their ground game to roll up over 300 yards rushing to beat Valley Fayette on the road, 33-12 on Sept. 9.

SISSONVILLE — Scott (2-1) hit the road to face the ninth ranked Class AA Indians of Sissonville and fell short with a 39-16 setback on Friday, Sept. 8.

VAN - Van exploded for 24 second half points as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Tug Valley 30-22 on Sept. 8.