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Welcome back to Wrong Side of the Mountain, my column about what makes life in Boone County good or bad, depending on your perspective.

MADISON - The Scott High Skyhawks tennis team starts rather fresh as the new season begins. Many newcomers have arrived, mostly upperclassmen. The students, coached by Nick Smith, are all improving quite well in his eyes.

BIG BRANCH - A Chapmanville man was charged with felony fleeing in a vehicle, driving revoked and felony grand larceny after a chase with deputies ended with the suspect crashing the vehicle he was driving.

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CHARLESTON - The 35th annual Charleston Area Hamfest will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. This flea market of new and used amateur radio, electronic, and computer gear and parts and accessories is open to the public. Admission is $8, and ages 12 and under are free. Numerous prizes will be given away, including a first prize of $500.

David Eversole and Beverly Eversole to Jackson D. Jarrell, .426 SF, Pond Fork

Bank of America to CR 2018, LLC, 2.41 acres, Seth

SETH - Sherman high hurler J.T. Hensley didn't need much support in the Tide's season opening 3-1 win over Liberty (Raleigh) on Thursday night as he struck out 18 batters and the maroon and gold plated just enough runs for the win.

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SETH - Sherman High School's tennis team looks toward an important season. The team may not have droves of new faces, but the students that are there make up for it in their improvement.

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MARCH 20-22

Madison Baptist Church and the West Virginia Leadership Academy will hold a leadership academy from noon until 4 p.m. daily. March 20-22. This is a training to learn about developing groups and organizations, holding meetings and advocating for issues. All materials will be furnished and lunch served Thursday and Friday. There is no fee for this event.

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At Sherman High School, students have been hard at work to prepare for the taxing months ahead of them. The Tide experienced great success last year, and they look to go beyond that in 2019.

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Sherman High School's Dejah Busby was named CVN Boone County girls basketball Player of the Year and Sherman High girls basketball coach Terri Dawn Williams was named Coach of the Year.

SPARS CREEK — An accident on Route 17 resulted in a woman being pulled to safety by a rope after their car slid off an embankment and into the river as a teenaged male escaped the wreckage on his own.

West Virginia State Auditor J.B. McCuskey addresses the Boone County School Board regarding a checks and balances web site, WV Checkbook, that allows the public to track spending within government bodies and promotes transparency. 

BOONE COUNTY - DietSpotlight, a health resource founded in 2008 that focuses on weight loss, recently released the results of a study analyzing obesity in Boone County.

NITRO - With a loyal customer base in Boone, Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties, East Coast Tees has seen the demand for its services grow steadily over the last 13 years.