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Fred Pace

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: fpace@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-369-1165
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About Fred Pace

Fred Pace is the editor of The Logan Banner in Logan, W.Va., and the Coal Valley News in Madison, West Virginia.
Pace has more than 30 years' experience in the newspaper industry. He is the former business editor of the The Register-Herald in Beckley, West Virginia and the former editor of The Lincoln Journal in Hamlin, West Virginia.
Pace has provided improved coverage on issues of local interest and plays a key role in leading the newspaper editorial department's day-to-day operations.
Pace attended Huntington Junior College and the University of Maryland.

Latest Stories by Fred Pace

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools.
Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of a man standing outside of the school with an gun and the sound of possible shots fired near the Nellis school.
Troopers assign

Alleged shooting in Nellis puts schools on lockdown

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools. Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of a man standing outside of the school with an gun and the sound of possible shots fired near the Nellis school. Troopers assign

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools.
Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of a man standing outside of the school with an gun and the sound of possible shots fired near the Nellis school.
Troopers assign

Alleged shooting in Nellis puts schools on lockdown

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools. Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of a man standing outside of the school with an gun and the sound of possible shots fired near the Nellis school. Troopers assign

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools.
Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of a man standing outside of the school with a gun and the sound of possible shots fired near the Nellis school.
Troopers assigne

Alleged shooting in Nellis puts schools on lockdown

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools. Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of a man standing outside of the school with a gun and the sound of possible shots fired near the Nellis school. Troopers assigne

MADISON – A Seth man was placed on probation for selling Oxycodone in Boone County.
Eric Matthew Edie, 43, of Seth, was placed on 36 months probation for the felony offense of delivery of a controlled substance by Boone County Circuit Judge William S. Thompson.
In Nov. 2013, members of the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force began an investigation int

Seth man pleads guilty to selling Oxycodone

MADISON – A Seth man was placed on probation for selling Oxycodone in Boone County. Eric Matthew Edie, 43, of Seth, was placed on 36 months probation for the felony offense of delivery of a controlled substance by Boone County Circuit Judge William S. Thompson. In Nov. 2013, members of the U.S. 119 Drug Task Force began an investigation int

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools.
No details have been released by police or emergency officials, but it has been reported that Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of shots fired near the Nellis schoo

Alleged shooting in Nellis puts schools on lockdown

NELLIS — Two Boone County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after shots were allegedly fired near one of the schools. No details have been released by police or emergency officials, but it has been reported that Nellis Elementary and Ashford Rumble Elementary were placed on lockdown after reports of shots fired near the Nellis schoo

FOSTER – For the second year in a row, a teacher from Brookview Elementary School was named “Boone County Teacher of the Year.”
“After much deliberation, the 2015 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Kristin Nichole Walter,” announced Boone County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lisa Beck.
Last year, Brookview Elementary

Boone County Schools honors staff

FOSTER – For the second year in a row, a teacher from Brookview Elementary School was named “Boone County Teacher of the Year.” “After much deliberation, the 2015 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Kristin Nichole Walter,” announced Boone County Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lisa Beck. Last year, Brookview Elementary

MADISON — Two Scott Skyhawks senior baseball players have signed to play for Alice Lloyd College next season as they continue their educations.
Garrett Castle and Cody Harvey are both are extremely hard working young men and great leaders, according to their baseball coach Brett Kuhn.
“Garrett and Cody worked hard in our off-season pr

Two Skyhawk players sign to play college baseball

MADISON — Two Scott Skyhawks senior baseball players have signed to play for Alice Lloyd College next season as they continue their educations. Garrett Castle and Cody Harvey are both are extremely hard working young men and great leaders, according to their baseball coach Brett Kuhn. “Garrett and Cody worked hard in our off-season pr

MADISON — Over 100 people attended a Memorial Day ceremony in Madison on the front lawn of the Boone County Courthouse that honored veterans.
Special recognition was given during the noon ceremony to family members of those who gave their lives in service of our nation, as well as those are currently serving to protect our freedoms.
This wa

Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

MADISON — Over 100 people attended a Memorial Day ceremony in Madison on the front lawn of the Boone County Courthouse that honored veterans. Special recognition was given during the noon ceremony to family members of those who gave their lives in service of our nation, as well as those are currently serving to protect our freedoms. This wa

BLOMMINGROSE — Three people were arrested Wednesday night, May 20, in the Toney's Branch area of Bloomingrose on illegal drug charges.
Tyree Lamont Hicks, 38, of Detroit, Michigan and the two home owners James “Jamie” Javins, 28, and Sabrina Ward, 21, both of Bloomingrose, were taken into custody by deputies.
The three were arre

Deputies shut down alleged drug house in Bloomingrose

BLOMMINGROSE — Three people were arrested Wednesday night, May 20, in the Toney's Branch area of Bloomingrose on illegal drug charges. Tyree Lamont Hicks, 38, of Detroit, Michigan and the two home owners James “Jamie” Javins, 28, and Sabrina Ward, 21, both of Bloomingrose, were taken into custody by deputies. The three were arre

MADISON — A new Boone County Deputy Sheriff was sworn in during the Tuesday, May 19, regular session meeting of the Boone County Commission.
Christopher Davis started the job on May 21, after being sworn in by Boone County Commission President Eddie Hendricks.
“He is already a certified officer and will not need additional training,&#

New deputy hired

MADISON — A new Boone County Deputy Sheriff was sworn in during the Tuesday, May 19, regular session meeting of the Boone County Commission. Christopher Davis started the job on May 21, after being sworn in by Boone County Commission President Eddie Hendricks. “He is already a certified officer and will not need additional training,&#

You can support our local princess candidates during the 85th Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival (KMLF) May 21-24. The Princess Coronation will be Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the old Pineville High gymnasium.
Representing Harlan County High School is Hannah Kathryn Cawood Busroe, daughter of Fred and Donell Busroe.
Representing Harlan High School is La

Local KMLF princess candidates announced

You can support our local princess candidates during the 85th Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival (KMLF) May 21-24. The Princess Coronation will be Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the old Pineville High gymnasium. Representing Harlan County High School is Hannah Kathryn Cawood Busroe, daughter of Fred and Donell Busroe. Representing Harlan High School is La

MADISON — The Boone County Commission proclaimed the week of May 17-23, Community Educational Outreach Educational Service (CEOS) week in Boone County in recognition of the outstanding service provided by the Racine CEOS Club.
Organized in Aug. 19, 1943, the Racine Extension Homemakers Club became the Racine CEOS Club on Oct. 7, 1998.
The 2

CEOS week proclaimed in Boone County

MADISON — The Boone County Commission proclaimed the week of May 17-23, Community Educational Outreach Educational Service (CEOS) week in Boone County in recognition of the outstanding service provided by the Racine CEOS Club. Organized in Aug. 19, 1943, the Racine Extension Homemakers Club became the Racine CEOS Club on Oct. 7, 1998. The 2

West Virginia third highest in percent of kids in residential group care

CHARLESTON — On any given night, about 57,000 children under the care of our nation's child welfare systems are going to bed without the care and comfort of a family, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In West Virginia, that number is 1,189, which means that 27 percent of the 4,403 kids in our child welfare system

WHITESVILLE – On June 2-6, the Whitesville Big Coal River Carnival will help to celebrate the town's 80th anniversary.
Whitesville is a town and former coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, along the Big Coal River. The population was 514 at the 2010 census.
Whitesville was incorporated on August 15, 1935 by the Boone County Circuit Cou

Carnival coming to celebrate Whitesville's 80th anniversary

WHITESVILLE – On June 2-6, the Whitesville Big Coal River Carnival will help to celebrate the town's 80th anniversary. Whitesville is a town and former coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, along the Big Coal River. The population was 514 at the 2010 census. Whitesville was incorporated on August 15, 1935 by the Boone County Circuit Cou

DANVILLE — The West Virginia coal fields are full of talented artists and they can now be found at our new local comic shop.
Spoiler Warning Games and Comics is located in the Country Corner shopping center, just off U.S. 119 (Corridor G) in Danville.
This past Wednesday, the store played host to Travis Tomblin, a Logan native who is the wr

New comics store opens in Danville

DANVILLE — The West Virginia coal fields are full of talented artists and they can now be found at our new local comic shop. Spoiler Warning Games and Comics is located in the Country Corner shopping center, just off U.S. 119 (Corridor G) in Danville. This past Wednesday, the store played host to Travis Tomblin, a Logan native who is the wr

VAN — On Tuesday, May 12, the Sherman Tide baseball team deafeated Valley, 5-4, the on Wednesday May 13, the Tid boys varsity baseball team defeated Van 9-5.
On Thursday, May 14, the Tide won the sectional championship with an exciting 10-9 win over county rivals the Vabn Bulldogs at Van. It was back-to-back sectional championships for the T

Sherman wins sectional championship

VAN — On Tuesday, May 12, the Sherman Tide baseball team deafeated Valley, 5-4, the on Wednesday May 13, the Tid boys varsity baseball team defeated Van 9-5. On Thursday, May 14, the Tide won the sectional championship with an exciting 10-9 win over county rivals the Vabn Bulldogs at Van. It was back-to-back sectional championships for the T

MADISON — More than 100 people gathered at the Boone County Courthouse last week in observance of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7.
The hour-long ceremony opened with praise and worship singing by local artists, followed by a variety of guest speakers.
Organizers said the annual event, which takes place on the first

Boone honors day of prayer

MADISON — More than 100 people gathered at the Boone County Courthouse last week in observance of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7. The hour-long ceremony opened with praise and worship singing by local artists, followed by a variety of guest speakers. Organizers said the annual event, which takes place on the first

MADISON – A Ridgeview man will spend two weeks in jail for passing a school bus last fall.
Aaron Barker, 19, of Ridgeview, was sentenced by Magistrate Porter Snodgrass to serve 14 days in jail for the misdemeanor offense of passing a stopped school bus.
In a complaint filed by the West Virginia State Police last November, Barker was traveli

Ridgeview man sentenced to jail for passing school bus

MADISON – A Ridgeview man will spend two weeks in jail for passing a school bus last fall. Aaron Barker, 19, of Ridgeview, was sentenced by Magistrate Porter Snodgrass to serve 14 days in jail for the misdemeanor offense of passing a stopped school bus. In a complaint filed by the West Virginia State Police last November, Barker was traveli

Because weather is such an important part of our daily lives, the Coal Valley News has improved its weather graphic feature by adding AccuWeather's weekly graphic.
AccuWeather is the recognized leader for weather information and has been serving newspapers worldwide, large and small, with complete, custom, localized, accurate and dynamic weather p

CVN now features AccuWeather graphic

Because weather is such an important part of our daily lives, the Coal Valley News has improved its weather graphic feature by adding AccuWeather's weekly graphic. AccuWeather is the recognized leader for weather information and has been serving newspapers worldwide, large and small, with complete, custom, localized, accurate and dynamic weather p

MADISON — A public hearing has been announced regarding the Boone County Commission's plans to permanently combine several precincts in the county.
There will be a public hearing at the Boone County Courthouse Annex in the County Commission Chambers at 206 Court Street in Madison, behind the historic courthouse on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m.,

Public hearing set for voting precincts consolidation

MADISON — A public hearing has been announced regarding the Boone County Commission's plans to permanently combine several precincts in the county. There will be a public hearing at the Boone County Courthouse Annex in the County Commission Chambers at 206 Court Street in Madison, behind the historic courthouse on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m.,





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