Boone County Newswire

Boone County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Boone County, WV.

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  1. 'Before and After' satellite imagery shows how Earth is changingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Connecticut Post

    ... on data from the Landsat satellites, these two natural-color images document the growth of the Hobet mine in Boone County, W.Va., as it expands from ridge to ridge between 1984 and 2013. less Based on data from the Landsat satellites, these two ...

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  2. Funding secured for Boone Co. schools -Read the original story

    Saturday Jun 25 | Coal Valley News

    Boone County Schools have officially been funded until the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The West Virginia legislature recently passed a bill that will allocate $2.2 million to allow Boone County Schools to pay their staff and faculty.

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  3. New murals on Main Street -Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Coal Valley News

    ... Jaycees do. "I feel the Jaycees are a great part of our community and we try to do everything we can to make Boone County a better place," Hensley said. Hensley said that as active citizens, it is the Jaycees responsibility to step in when there is ...

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  4. The Hub comes to Madison - 9:59 am updated:Read the original story

    Friday Jun 24 | Coal Valley News

    ... they will give us advice of what will work and what won't work in our community," Mullins said. The Hub visited Boone County last year in Whitesville, as part of the Turn This Town Around program. This was also a year-long program that allowed the ...

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  5. Coal Festival opens -Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Coal Valley News

    ... parade. Delores W. Cook, vice president of the West Virginia Coal Festival noted the Handleys had, "served Boone County and the surrounding areas with professionalism showing compassion and love during difficult times in the departure of loved ...

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  6. Bids for Hobet project to begin this fall, design firms express interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | West Virginia Metro

    Several construction-engineering firms have shown initial interest in being the design-build contractor for a new $100 million four-lane highway to a former mountaintop removal mining site in southern West Virginia. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a major industrial site for the state.

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  7. Hatfield-McCoy Trails expand -Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Logan Banner

    Progress has been made in re-opening the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System in Boone County.

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  8. Funding secured for Boone Co. schools -Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Logan Banner

    Boone County Schools have officially been funded until the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

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  9. A breath of fresh air for Lincoln: New pulmonary rehabilitation center opens at LPCCRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Lincoln Journal

    ... Earl Ray Tomblin. LPCC board members attending the ceremony were Lincoln County Commission CAO Mary Napier, Boone County Prosecutor Keith Randolph, Ollie Hunting, and Lee Hager. Lincoln County Assessor Guy Browning was among the county elected ...

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  10. House passes Boone County Schools funding bill; heads to Tomblin's deskRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | West Virginia Metro

    A bill allocating $2.1 million to Boone County Schools passed the House of Delegates Tuesday, and is awaiting the governor's signature. The county has been especially hurt by the downtown of the coal industry, prompting superintendent John Hudson to request the allocation from the state so the system can meet payroll for the current school year.

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  11. A breath of fresh air for Lincoln: New pulmonary rehabilitation opens at LPCCRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Lincoln Journal

    ... Earl Ray Tomblin. LPCC board members attending the ceremony were Lincoln County Commission CAO Mary Napier, Boone County Prosecutor Keith Randolph, Ollie Hunting, and Lee Hager. Lincoln County Assessor Guy Browning was among the county elected ...

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  12. Biology student chosen for national "Gear Up" leadership academyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Huntington News

    James "Ikie" Brooks, a native of Boone County and a student in Marshall University's College of Science, has been selected to participate in the highly competitive "GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy," a 12-month national leadership program providing students across the country with intensive training in civic engagement and community development. The GUALA program identifies students with exceptional leadership potential and provides training to help them engage their peers, schools and communities in creating a college-going culture, according to a release by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

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  13. Music announced for Coal Festival -Read the original story

    Monday Jun 13 | Logan Banner

    ... all the obstacles that we're facing, we're still trying to make it as enjoyable as possible for the people of Boone County," Cook said. The first event for this year's Coal Festival will be karaoke on Tuesday, June 21 starting at 6 p.m. Cook ...

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  14. Senator questions Hobet road project's sudden riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | West Virginia Metro

    ... the state capitol. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a major ...

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  15. Journal Junction for June 13Read the original story

    Sunday Jun 12 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... over 50 years. I see a editorial in the journal on Sunday blaming the president for the budget crisis and the Boone County not having enough money in the budget for its schools because of the coal industry. That is not true, what do you want global ...

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  16. Tomblin offers PEIA funding incentive to gain House votes for tobacco tax raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 12 | West Virginia Metro

    ... with workers' comp costs Finally, the Senate advanced a bill to second reading allocating $2.1 billion to the Boone County Board of Education so the school system can finish the school year. Matt Maccaro is a Sparta, N.J., native who joined the ...

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  17. New Headache: Boone Co. needs help, and others may followRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 11 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... session May 16 to deal with the budget, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin added something to the agenda last week. The Boone County school system needs an emergency appropriation of money, he explained. A bill providing $2.2 million for the current fiscal year ...

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  18. Senator touts bill to address Boone County school woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 11 | West Virginia Metro

    Legislation to allocate $2.1 Million to the Boone County Board of Education to pay teachers and school service personnel through the end of the fiscal year is being considered by the West Virginia Senate. Governor Tomblin introduced the bill which would provide the critical funds to the beleaguered school system.

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  19. Search suspended at Upper Big Branch mineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 11 | West Virginia Metro

    Alpha Natural Resources suspended the search for a man believed to be lost in the Upper Big Branch Mine near the Raleigh-Boone County border. Alpha's mine rescue team spent two days searching the vast underground operation which was sealed up permanently in 2012 after the 2010 explosion which killed 29 men.

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  20. Superintendent: Boone County Schools still needs $2.1 million from stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 9 | West Virginia Metro

    Trying to figure out a balanced budget to avoid a government shutdown on July 1 isn't the only issue lawmakers must deal with when they return to Charleston this weekend. Boone County Superintendent John Hudson says his district still needs $2.1 million from the state to meet financial obligations for the 2016 fiscal year.

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