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Snakes Alive!

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FRENCH CREEK — The West Virginia Wildlife Center celebrated West Virginia’s 155th birthday with a presentation entitled ‘Snakes Alive.” The program featured Roy Moose of the United States Department of Agriculture, who had live snakes on hand to educate attendees about the ...

Free events set in Beverly

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BEVERLY — The Lemuel Chenoweth Heritage and Arts Association is hosting house tours and a free lecture series called “Fiddle Songs, Civil War Tunes and Early Recordings” on Lemuel Chenoweth Day, Saturday, at the Lemuel Chenoweth House in Beverly. Lemuel Chenoweth Day celebrates the life ...

Supreme Court justice indicted

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CHARLESTON (AP) — In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. In private, federal prosecutors say, he was raking in money by defrauding others. FBI agents arrested Loughry on Wednesday morning and took him to the ...

Amateur radio ‘Field Day’ slated

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PARSONS — Members of the Mountain State Transmitters Amateur Radio Club and Tucker County ARES will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday at Camp Kidd, just outside of Parsons. Residents interested in learning more about amateur radio are ...

Meet the candidates event set

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ELKINS — An area Democratic women’s group that became chartered last month is hosting an event that will allow local residents to meet with candidates prior to the November general election. The Randolph County Democratic Women will be hosting a potluck picnic, auction and opportunity to ...

Randolph County students receive scholarships

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Four students from Randolph County recently received scholarships from the Tucker Community Foundation. Natalie Josimovich, Talan Schoonover, Olivia Ferguson and Shaina Morgan were among the area students both currently in college and recent high school graduates to recently receive a ...

Residents respond to new needle exchange program

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BUCKHANNON — More than 60 community members gathered in the public safety complex Tuesday evening for the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department’s educational presentation concerning a recently implemented harm reduction program. After residents, city and county officials questioned the ...

Traffic stop leads to arrests

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ELKINS — Three people are in custody after a traffic stop allegedly led to the discovery of drugs and nearly $3,000. Michael Brooks Ketterman, 31, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

Free Kids Day at Adaland barn offered

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PHILIPPI — Kids and adults alike will watch demonstrations and learn about heritage skills during Saturday’s Kids Day at the Barn at Adaland Mansion. This special day designed to introduce guests to variety of heritage skills is set from 1 to 3 p.m. at Adaland’s barn. Weaving and ...

Probable cause found in Randolph kidnapping case

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ELKINS — A judge ruled that probable cause for the arrest of a Randolph County parolee accused of absconding and taking his girlfriend hostage had been met. Daniel Thomas Gray, 32, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of kidnapping. He remains incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...

Theatre wins award

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ELKINS — The Gandy Dancer Theatre has been awarded for the fifth time in a row the “TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.” For the past three years, the theater remained No. 1 on TripAdvisor for things to do in Elkins, officials report. G’na Stephens, the C.E.O. for the Gandy ...

Felony charge going to grand jury

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ELKINS — Probable cause was ruled to have been met in the arrest of a Randolph County man alleged to have struck a female with a two-by-four. Kyle Jordan Howard, 22, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of malicious wounding. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a ...

Department of Defense employees face charges

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ELKINS — Sgt. First Class Shane Morgan with the West Virginia Army National Guard and Master Sgt. (retired) Russell Morgan were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to the embezzlement and unlawful sale of government property, United States Attorney Bill Powell ...

Randolph man indicted in connection to destructive devices

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ELKINS — Robert C. Ard, of Elkins, West Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to two homemade explosive devices found in his home, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Ard, 54, is charged with one count of making an unlawful firearm and one count of ...

Club hosts annual plant sale

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TENNERTON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club hosted its annual plant sale open to the public at the regular meeting May 21 at Tennerton United Methodist Church. After a short business meeting, club member Libby Randall was the auctioneer for the evening. She took bids on a wide variety of ...

Elkins officials mum on worker unrest

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By Tim MacVean Senior Staff Writer ELKINS — After weeks of negotiations regarding pay increases — and a city of Elkins Finance Committee special call meeting Monday — it is alleged that an entire department of city employees walked out of work in protest over the wage situation. A ...

Heritage Days set to feature presentations

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BEVERLY — Don’t be surprised if you happen to see early settlers, Yankees, Confederates, Allies, Axis, wives and civilians from throughout the centuries on the streets of Beverly this July. No, you haven’t entered a time machine, but Beverly Heritage Days: Centuries of History does ...

Residents, attorney plan to send City Hall a letter

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ELKINS — After several years of discussing the dilapidated properties issue in a series of Town Hall meetings, area residents were looking for — and in some cases offering — potential solutions to the problem at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Once again, local property owners talked about ...