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DANVILLE - A 1960 Scott High School graduate returned home to Boone County last week to reconnect with old friends and sift through a physical archive of vintage photographs at the Coal Valley News office in Danville.

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Anterior knee pain is common during basketball, volleyball and track seasons. The repetitive jumping and running that occurs when playing these sports may cause a series of problems. The sources of anterior knee pain are most commonly: patellar tendonitis or Jumper's knee, patella femoral syndrome and Osgood-Schlatter disease.

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MADISON - The Boone Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's scholarship committee has awarded five, $500 scholarships.

CHARLESTON - Sherman High School pitcher JT Hensley earned First Team Class A All-State honors for his play on the field in 2019 by the West Virginia Sportswriters Association.

Sunday June 9, marks the last day of the WVDNR's free fishing weekend for the year. If you haven't had a chance to participate, there are a few hours left. The WVDNR sets aside one weekend a year where anyone can go fishing and you don't even need a license.

MADISON - With summer conditioning underway for soccer teams across the state, Scott High School's Lady Hawks squad will be holding a set of friendly matches in an event dubbed Soccer-Rama.

MADISON - The Boone County Commission on June 4 denied a request from a peer support group to use county-owned facilities in Wharton and Van for their weekly meetings.


Van Deysen Law will host a free legal planning workshops on June 20. One is set for 1 p.m. at the Logan Lodge and an identical workshop is planned for 6 p.m. at 1000 Conference Center Drive in Chapmanville. Attorney Brent Van Deysen will cover estate planning documents, asset protection trusts, estate planning for special needs beneficiaries and protecting assets from the high costs of nursing homes among others. Call 304-343-3777 to reserve a seat.

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HUNTINGTON - Nominations are open for the Michael Prestera Award of Excellence through Friday, June 21.

This prestigious award recognizes individuals whose contributions have resulted in reducing stigma or improving services or supports for persons with mental health and/or substance use problems in Cabell, Mason, Lincoln, Wayne, Kanawha, Clay, Boone or Putnam counties in West Virginia.

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MOUNT GAY - Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has released its dean's list for the 2019 spring semester.

CHARLESTON - State Softball Champion Sherman High School's Autumn Thompson has been named the captain of the 2019 Class A All-State softball team as released b

HUNTINGTON - The official song of the United States Military Academy is known as "The Army Goes Rolling Along."

In 2025, when the Army football team goes rolling along, it's first stop will be in Huntington.

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Editor's Note: "What We Pay" is a series of stories regarding what Boone County has paid for vendor services.

BOONE COUNTY - Through public records acquisitions, the Coal Valley News has discovered that the Boone County Commission paid $321,062.50 between 1998 and 2016 for what one county employee described as, "budgetary consulting and/or payroll-related services."

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MADISON - One man's dedication to outdoorsmen in Boone County led to the opening of Jc Sport Sales in Madison.

Joey Gillispie makes his living managing Mike's Tire Shop, but he has leased an unused space from the shop and opened his own business. Nestled in what was once a bay that was used to repair automobiles, Gillispie ran new electrical to the space and converted it into a retail space where he caters to anglers in the area.

CHARLESTON - Frankfort's Chandler Rhodes hit a routine fly ball to the Scott outfield that was misplayed in the eighth inning to give the Falcons a 3-2 win over the Skyhawks in eight innings Friday night at Appalachian Power Park and send Frankfort to Saturday's Class AA championship game against Bridgeport.