Fred Pace

Position: Editor
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About Fred Pace

Fred Pace is the editor of 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 —Several Boone County men were arrested on various felony charges after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence along Bricktown Road in Nellis Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2014.
Officers were in search of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, at the home of Russell Lee Gill

Several arrested during drug sting in Nellis

NELLIS —Several Boone County men were arrested on various felony charges after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence along Bricktown Road in Nellis Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2014. Officers were in search of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, at the home of Russell Lee Gill

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.
The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

Blankenship indicted by feds

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

AG warns citizens regarding phone calls

CHARLESTON—Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned citizens to think twice before answering or returning phone calls from foreign or unknown locations. “We have received reports from citizens who are getting dozens of phone calls a day from international numbers,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Some of these calls may be

Hep C virus numbers continue to soar

The numbers on the Hepatitis C virus are sobering. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.2 million Americans are currently infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), the World Health Organization (WHO) further estimates that a staggering 130–150 million people globally have a chronic HCV infection a

SUMMERSVILLE — Despite turning over the opening kick-off with a fumble, the Scott Skyhawks boys' football team rallied behind a strong defense to take its Class AA first round playoff game against Nicholas County into double overtime and then come up short in a 28-22 loss.
The Nicholas County Grizzlies recovered the opening kick-off fumble a

Scott loses heart-breaker in 2 OTs

SUMMERSVILLE — Despite turning over the opening kick-off with a fumble, the Scott Skyhawks boys' football team rallied behind a strong defense to take its Class AA first round playoff game against Nicholas County into double overtime and then come up short in a 28-22 loss. The Nicholas County Grizzlies recovered the opening kick-off fumble a

2014 meet the Skyhawks night set

MADISON – To celebrate the start of another boys and girls high school basketball season, Scott High School will host “Black & Gold Basketball – Meet the Skyhawks Night” in the Hawks Nest located on the campus of Scott High School on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. The event will showcase the 2014 – 2015 boys'

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.
The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

Blankenship indicted by feds

CHARLESTON — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Donald L. Blankenship, former Chief Executive Officer of Massey Energy Company, with four criminal offenses, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. The indictment charges Blankenship with conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, con

CHARLESTON — A Nellis man pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Terry L. Daugherty, 49, of Nellis, pled guilty in federal court in Charleston.
Daugherty admitted that he arranged the delivery of methamphetamine to a

Nellis man pleads guilty in federal court

CHARLESTON — A Nellis man pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to United States Attorney Booth Goodwin. Terry L. Daugherty, 49, of Nellis, pled guilty in federal court in Charleston. Daugherty admitted that he arranged the delivery of methamphetamine to a

MADISON — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin took questions in his Washington, D.C. office from a group of Scott High School students in Madison through Skype, a popular videoconferencing website.
Student government leaders had the opportunity to ask Manchin questions on behalf of the group. The issues discussed included the recent Republican takeover

Senator 'Skypes' with students

MADISON — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin took questions in his Washington, D.C. office from a group of Scott High School students in Madison through Skype, a popular videoconferencing website. Student government leaders had the opportunity to ask Manchin questions on behalf of the group. The issues discussed included the recent Republican takeover

Lincoln PSD chairman resigns

HAMLIN — Lincoln Public Service District Chairman Ron Gregory has resigned. Gregory's resignation comes just days after PSD member Gary McMellon also resigned. Two female Lincoln PSD employees have filed sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits against Gregory accusing him of a variety of inappropriate and illegal behaviors. He also ha

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort.
William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

Seth man charged with armed robbery in Comfort

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort. William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort.
William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

Seth man charged with armed robbery in Comfort

COMFORT — A Seth man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery at Sam's Hotdogs in Comfort. William Shane Mason, a.k.a. “Giz” or “Gizmo”, 23, of Seth, was charged with armed robbery after deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery in Comfort on Thursday afternoon.

MADISON —A Twilight man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to manufactuing a controlled substance, according to Boone County Courthouse records.
Daniel Nelson, 32, of Twilight, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30, 2014, to manufacturing a controlled substance, a felony offense, according to court documents. The drug was marijuana.
Nelson w

Twilight man sentenced to prison

MADISON —A Twilight man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to manufactuing a controlled substance, according to Boone County Courthouse records. Daniel Nelson, 32, of Twilight, pleaded guilty on Oct. 30, 2014, to manufacturing a controlled substance, a felony offense, according to court documents. The drug was marijuana. Nelson w

MADISON — As each graduate of drug court stood up to get their diplomas, pictures were snapped, applause came from the audience and a few tears were shed as each name was called by the Honorable William S. Thompson, 25th Circuit Court Judge out of Boone County and Tenth Family Court Circuit out of Lincoln County Scott Elswick.
Thompson and E

Boone hosts drug court graduation ceremony

MADISON — As each graduate of drug court stood up to get their diplomas, pictures were snapped, applause came from the audience and a few tears were shed as each name was called by the Honorable William S. Thompson, 25th Circuit Court Judge out of Boone County and Tenth Family Court Circuit out of Lincoln County Scott Elswick. Thompson and E

MADISON – In a very hotly contested race for the state House of Delegates 23rd District, Republican incumbent candidate Joshua Nelson defeated Democrat candidate Barry Brown, according to unofficial results from the Boone County Clerk's Office.
“It has been a difficult race,” Nelson said after the final unofficial summary of resu

UPDATE: Nelson wins again!

MADISON – In a very hotly contested race for the state House of Delegates 23rd District, Republican incumbent candidate Joshua Nelson defeated Democrat candidate Barry Brown, according to unofficial results from the Boone County Clerk's Office. “It has been a difficult race,” Nelson said after the final unofficial summary of resu

CHARLESTON – With all 55 counties reporting, 97,323 people voted during the 10-day Early Voting period in addition to 4,828 absentee ballots being returned voted, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office.
During the Early Voting period for the 2010 General Election 108,212 people cast their ballot during the early voting pe

Nearly 100,000 vote early, official says

CHARLESTON – With all 55 counties reporting, 97,323 people voted during the 10-day Early Voting period in addition to 4,828 absentee ballots being returned voted, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office. During the Early Voting period for the 2010 General Election 108,212 people cast their ballot during the early voting pe

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed Christian Heritage Week during the week of November 23-29, 2014, in the state of West Virginia. This is the 23rd consecutive year of Christian Heritage Week proclaimed in the state.
The State proclamation reads:
“Whereas, the Preamble to the Constitution of West Virginia declares, 'Since through Divi

Sylvester proclaims 'Christian Heritage Week'

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed Christian Heritage Week during the week of November 23-29, 2014, in the state of West Virginia. This is the 23rd consecutive year of Christian Heritage Week proclaimed in the state. The State proclamation reads: “Whereas, the Preamble to the Constitution of West Virginia declares, 'Since through Divi

Public hearings scheduled for electric rate increases

The Public Service Commission has scheduled ten public comment hearings in the pending Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company, together American Electric Power (AEP) Rate Case. AEP has requested a $226 million or approximately 17 percent, increase of rates and charges for their West Virginia customers. It has also requested a revisio

UNEEDA — On Thursday, just before midnight, Boone County deputies got an early start to Halloween. Members of the Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Uneeda area for a man with a knife.
Reports stated, the man had already cut his own throat and still had the knife held to his neck and was threatening suicide, according to Boone County Sh

Deputies save suicidal man's life

UNEEDA — On Thursday, just before midnight, Boone County deputies got an early start to Halloween. Members of the Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Uneeda area for a man with a knife. Reports stated, the man had already cut his own throat and still had the knife held to his neck and was threatening suicide, according to Boone County Sh

MADISON — In observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the annual Boone County candlelight vigil took place last week on the front steps of the Boone County Courthouse to raise awareness and remembers those lost to domestic violence.
“Last year, 18 women and 9 children died in West Virginia from domestic violence relate

Candlelight vigil brings awareness to domestic violence

MADISON — In observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the annual Boone County candlelight vigil took place last week on the front steps of the Boone County Courthouse to raise awareness and remembers those lost to domestic violence. “Last year, 18 women and 9 children died in West Virginia from domestic violence relate





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