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Scott High's Jon Hamilton scored 18 points in the Skyhawks' 94-61 win over Wayne on Feb. 12, 2019.  

HUNTINGTON - Marshall University has released its dean's list for the 2018 fall semester.

To make the dean's list, students must have a 3.3 or above grade point average for a minimum of 12 hours. Marshall has 3,031 students included on this website. Students who requested their names not be published are excluded from the list. Students' hometowns are listed as provided by the students.

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Feb. 23

n Candidate for West Virginia Governor Teddy Silva will hold a "meet the candidate" event at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the VFW Post 5578 at the corner of Washington Avenue and 3rd Street in Madison.

Boone Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital in rural West Virginia, is on the move to excellence. Its new facility, featuring all new equipment and almost tripling the size of the former Boone Memorial, was opened in 2016. Since then, the hospital staff and administration have worked tirelessly to add and expand services, while enhancing quality care. This dedication and patient centered focus has earned the hospital various prestigious awards in 2018.

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West Virginia State Trooper Captain Dave Nelson was recently promoted to lieutenant colonel.

Nelson, a native of Boone County, started his career as a trooper at the Williamson detachment in Mingo County. He has worked his way up through the ranks over a 30-year career. He has served as a lieutenant and captain for the Troop Five District the past few years. Nelson is now Chief of Field Services.

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TORNADO, W.Va. - The Coal River Group says that its latest marketing tool is free to the public.

"The Coal River Watershed encompasses a four-county region which is somewhat isolated from traditional tourism marketing programs," said Bill Currey, chairman of the non-profit group. "We wanted to create a very targeted guide for visitors to the region that would help visitors to enjoy and explore this wonderful diverse section of West Virginia."

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MOUNT GAY, W.Va. - A local community college is offering free tax help.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has partnered with United Way of Central West Virginia to offer free tax preparation services to individuals and families through the IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

MADISON - A packed house at the Hawks Nest watched the Scott High boys basketball squad remain within striking distance of the Class AA No. 3 Logan High Wildcats, but a late-game surge pushed Logan over the top and they defeated the hosting team, 83-56.

The City of Madison used a contractor to demolish the Gilmore Building on Main Street on Monday (beside the library). For many decades, the structure housed a variety of business including restaurants and at one time, a bakery.  

Joe Wolfe of Wolfe, Williams & Reynolds Law Firm, as well as Attorney Sam Petsonk were guest speakers at the Boone County Black Lung Association meeting on Feb. 12 at the Boone County Health Department in Danville. Also pictured is Willie Carte, director of the Black Lung Center at Boone Memorial Hospital speaking with Wolfe about the federal black lung claims filing process and testing. 

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MADISON - Charleston native and former nonprofit director Stephen Noble Smith (D) is executing a workman-like campaign in his bid for West Virginia Governor in 2020.

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Sherman High School's Dejah Busby joined former Sherman girls basketball greats Sarah Massey, Tricia Maynard, Beth Cowley, Jordan Lewis, Kim Perdue, Misty Steele and Kendra Pannell on Tuesday night as a 1,000-point career scorer at Sherman.  

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SETH - The Sherman High (11-8) and Van Junior-Senior High (11-7) girls' basketball teams faced off once more last Monday before sectionals, where the two teams would be likely to face one another again.

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Welcome back to Community Matters.

Residents in the Madison-Danville area have been hard at work in the new year on some great community projects happening soon that we wanted to share.

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Sherman High celebrated the school's 1988 state tournament squad last week as former coach Roger Toney presented each attendee with a gift and the school retired Tricia Maynard-McClung's No. 10. The sharp-shooter scored 1,568 points in her prep career. 

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Boone County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Chad Barker, Cpl. Kevin McCarty and Deputy Chad Hess spoke to Boy Scout pack 131 at Ramage Elementary School last week about law enforcement and related equipment they use on a daily basis.  

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SETH - After a third-quarter surge saw Class A Sherman outscore Class AA Lincoln County 20-9, the Tide saw the Panthers flip the script and outscore the maroon and gold in the final frame 25-12 and cruise to an 83-60 road win at Seth.

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Before I was elected to become a Senator for the 7th district, I dedicated my life to becoming a physician. Entering the field showed me that my ultimate goal was to help as many people as possible. Naturally, whenever given the chance, I utilize my platform as a Senator to help promote legislation which deals with the health of West Virginia citizens.

SETH – A decisive second quarter of play where Van held Sherman to four points in the frame helped lead the Van High boys basketball team to a hard-fought 56-47 win over Sherman in a cross-county shootout of Class A squads.

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