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Elkins looks at spending sales tax revenue

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ELKINS — City officials began work on determining how to spend the revenue from the city’s new 1 percent sales tax during a special call Finance Committee meeting Friday morning. Elkins leaders looked at projects that are included in the five-year strategic plan the city passed last ...

House OKs banking fix for medical marijuana

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CHARLESTON — With wide bipartisan support, a bill that will help the state’s new medical marijuana program get off the ground is on its way to the West Virginia Senate. The House of Delegates Friday passed House Bill 2538, providing banking services for medical cannabis, with 89 members ...

Forest Heritage Area receives designation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is praising federal legislative action this week for protecting the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, which is part of 18 counties including Randolph County. Manchin, a ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, ...

Library shares plans with Upshur County Commissioners

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BROOKS HILL — What’s happening at Brooks Hill? It’s a question librarian Judith Williams wants people to ask more and more when it comes to the James W. Curry Public Library and Park. She updated the Upshur County Commission Thursday on what happened in 2018 and plans for 2019. ...

Co-founder of project to end human trafficking speaking at D&E

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ELKINS — Human trafficking takes many forms, affecting people internationally, domestically, and even in rural communities such as West Virginia. Dr. Mary Burke, co-founder of the Project to End Human Trafficking, will present a free public lecture, “What You Should Know About Human ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following property transfers were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse: Steven L. Cutright to Rebecca Long, property in the Middle Fork District, $1. Mildred V. Bonner to Brandon J. Bonner, 15 acres in Dry Fork District, $10. Jimmie K. Craddock and Ruth Ann Craddock to William ...

Randolph County Marriages

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The following marriages were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse: Leslie Dakota Zirkle, 23, of Mabie, to Shelby Fay Nethken, 19, of Mabie. Clayton Caraway Tony, 23, of Morgantown, to Taylor Brooke Gadd, 22, of Beverly. Terrence Allen Maxwell, 50, of Elkins, to Tena Latray Dunz, 45, ...

DMC offers tours of Laurel Place

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ELKINS — Davis Medical Center offered an open house for its new geriatric behavioral health unit Thursday afternoon. Laurel Place, which focuses on developmental health care for seniors, opened at DMC on Jan. 2. On Thursday, members of the public were given guided tours of the ...

House sends reform bill back to Senate

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a shrunken-down education reform package Thursday, sending the bill back to the Senate and a likely conference committee to iron out differences. The House passed Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, 71-29 during its Thursday ...

North School closed due to flu outbreak

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ELKINS — North Elementary School will be closed on Friday due to an outbreak of influenza at the school, officials said. Randolph County Superintendent of Schools Gabriel “Gabe” Devono said Thursday afternoon the decision had been made to close North Elementary for the day on ...

Upshur County Commission takes close look at Juuling

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BUCKHANNON — Juuling has become an epidemic among young people who are getting hooked on nicotine without puffing on a traditional cigarette. There are different name brands but JUUL is one of the best sellers of e-cigarettes which do not produce the vapor of other devices and makes it ...

Arch Coal plans to open W.Va. mine, add nearly 600 jobs

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Arch Coal Inc. says it plans to open a longwall mine in northcentral West Virginia and employ nearly 600 employees when it’s fully operational. The St. Louis-based coal producer announced the plans in a news release Thursday. The Leer South mine in Barbour County is ...

Augusta Heritage Center receives NEA grant

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ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is one of only three organizations in West Virginia selected for funding in this grant cycle. The award was announced by NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne ...

Barbour Chamber honors members

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Mansfield Place and Stan Toompas Optometry are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in February. Both are located on the Broaddus Hospital campus at 1 Healthcare Drive in Philippi. Stacy Wellman is the administrator of Mansfield Place. Dr. Stanley E. Toompas has ...

Secretary of State licensing going paperless

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The Business & Licensing Division of the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is going paperless, according to a recent announcement. All businesses throughout West Virginia will be required to file their annual reports on-line this year. For those needing assistance, help is ...

Randolph County Schools Menu

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The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Chocolate chip muffin, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, dinner roll, applesauce, fresh fruit, garden bar and ...

Delegates wade through amendments

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates spent all day and into the night Wednesday debating amendments to the state Senate’s proposal for education reform. More than 30 amendments to Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, awaited members of the House of Delegates at 11 ...

Loughry sentenced to 2 years in prison

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday. “I have not seen evidence of remorse,” U.S. District ...

Threat found inside B-UHS

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TENNERTON — A threat found on a bathroom wall at Buckhannon-Upshur High School Wednesday morning caused school officials and law enforcement to spring into action and resulted in a quick resolution. “We had an issue with a student who made a threat on a bathroom wall,” principal Eddie ...