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About to become West Virginia’s 36th governor, Jim Justice takes the oath of office from Tucker County native Chief Justice Allen H. Loughry II Monday during the inaugural ceremony at the state Capitol in Charleston. Justice’s wife, Cathy, holds the Bible as Justice takes the oath.

Justice takes office as West Virginia governor

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Coal magnate Jim Justice was sworn in Monday as West Virginia’s governor, the 34th man to hold the post over a century and a half. Elected as a Democrat in his first run for statewide office at age 65, Justice then outlined some proposals to help West Virginia’s ...

Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its monthly meeting Jan. 9 at the Steer Restaurant in Elkins with 38 in attendance. Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the meeting were Debbie Cook, Carole Helmick, B.J. McKenzie and Texie Mallow.

Purple Majesties Red Hats host meeting

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ELKINS — Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its monthly meeting Jan. 9 at the Steer Restaurant in Elkins with 38 in attendance.  Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the meeting were Debbie Cook, Carole Helmick, B.J. McKenzie and Texie ...

Despite issues facing state, Hartman positive about future

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ELKINS — Despite the fiscal woes facing the Mountain State, local officials remain positive following the inauguration of West Virginia’s 36th governor, Jim Justice on Monday. Delegate Bill Hartman, D-W.Va., said that despite the many issues that will face legislators at the start of the ...

Northern counties supportive of Justice

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CHARLESTON — Having Democrat Jim Justice in the governor’s office will help balance power in the GOP-led Legislature, said Delegate Shawn Fluharty. “I think it’s helpful when we’re attempting to govern from the minority” to have a Democrat as leader, Fluharty, D-Ohio, said Monday ...

AMT, church deal is finalized

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ELKINS — Almost a year after signing documents to sell the American Mountain Theater to Summit Church, AMT officials announced Monday the deal has been finalized. “It took us a while, but we finally got it done,” said theater founder Kenny Sexton in a press release. Sexton and church ...

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Steen talks polio trip

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ELKINS — The Rotary Club of Elkins witnessed a presentation Monday by Jon Steen, chief human resources officer at Davis Memorial Hospital, about his Polio Plus Rotary trip to India. Steen traveled with Rotary to help immunize the children of India against polio. Steen also helped the local ...

Davis & Elkins College students perform in a drum circle Monday during a service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the college’s Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

D&E celebrates King’s legacy

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ELKINS — Those attending a service Monday at Davis & Elkins College in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. were challenged to think about ways they can make a difference in the world. “Whatever your talent is … use that talent to give back to the community,” said the Rev. Jeremiah ...

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Steven Warner, second from right, receives the Purple Heart during a ceremony Monday in Charleston. With him, from left, are his sister, U.S. Army Capt. Lisa Warner Miller; his father, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner; his mother, Debbie Warner; and U.S. Rep David McKinley, R-W.Va.

Native son, Steve Warner, honored with Purple Heart

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia native Steven Warner and his engineering unit were clearing a dirt road of improvised explosive devices in April 2010 in Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by a Taliban IED. Almost six years later, the retired Army captain — and the son of new West Virginia ...

Perdue begins sixth term

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CHARLESTON — State Treasurer John Perdue cemented his stature as one of West Virginia’s longest-serving constitutional officers Monday, taking the oath for a sixth term. Perdue, 66, is the longest-serving State Treasurer in West Virginia history, besting the next closest in tenure, R.E. ...

Chamber offers informative event

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BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce met Monday for a “Recharging, Reconnecting and Reinvesting” event. The program was sponsored by MPL corporation Highland Properties and Mountain Lakes Insurance, and was intended to show the public how the Chamber of Commerce works ...

Brenda Moore named National Garden Clubs nominee

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OAK HILL — With nearly 175,000 men, women and children, receive the rewards of belonging to a garden club within NGC’s international network are much greater than the pleasure of growing things. Membership also provides extensive opportunities to participate in garden-related activities for ...

Elkins High School Honor Roll

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ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Sierra N. Adamson, Faith W. Arbogast, Hannah L. Bailey, Julia M. ...

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Community members march Sunday through downtown Elkins to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The march began at The Arts Center and ended at the dance studio space on the third floor of the Town Center Mall in Elkins, where a program included music and speeches about the famous civil rights leader

Legacy Remembered

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ELKINS — Supporters and activists gathered on a chilly Sunday afternoon at the Elkins Community Arts Center to honor the great Martin Luther King Jr., marching through town and then gathering to remember his legacy through songs and speeches. This march marked the 19th anniversary ...

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D&E announces inauguration plans

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ELKINS — A week-long celebration of Davis & Elkins College will lead up to the inauguration of Chris Wood, the college’s 15th president. The events, all free and open to the public, will showcase D&E’s spiritual life, arts, athletics and academics. They are ...

Couple accused in auto theft

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ELKINS — A man and wife are behind bars after they allegedly stole a vehicle from an Elkins residence. Spencer Christian Zoller, 47, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny auto. His wife, Anna Lee Zoller, 46, of Elkins, is charged with accessory after the fact to ...

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Campers from across the state will flock to Spruce Knob this summer to participate in a nature-based, expedition-style summer camp, where they will climb mountains, traverse caves and give back through a local stewardship project.

The Mountain Institute expands program

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CIRCLEVILLE — Campers from across the state will flock to Spruce Knob this summer to participate in a nature-based, expedition-style summer camp, where they will climb mountains, traverse caves and give back through a local stewardship project. The Mountain Institute continues to ...

Upcoming health fair designed for everyone

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BEVERLY — Beverly Elementary School will host its first Health and Wellness Fair next month, with an assortment of health screenings and exhibits for all ages. The free event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 in the school’s gymnasium. “It’s not just for students; it’s not ...

Banquet to feature Trout Unlimited’s president

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CHARLESTON — The Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited has announced that Chris Wood, president and chief executive officer of Trout Unlimited, will be the guest speaker at the chapter’s annual fundraising banquet that will take place March 14 in Charleston. “We are very excited to ...

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Elks Lodge No. 1135 hosts an annual bowling outing for children of the West Virginia’s Children’s Home.

Elks Club treats children to special bowling outing

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ELKINS — The Elks Club of Elkins on Saturday treated the children of the West Virginia’s Children’s Home to bowling, pool and pizza at Elkins Bowling Alley. Elks Lodge No. 1135 treats the children to bowling and other activities throughout the year, including picnics and Christmas ...

After-school program set to begin this week

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School is beginning an after-school program called Project ISAAC (Increasing Student Achievement, Advancing Communities) starting Tuesday. The program, set to last from January through April, will run from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday through Thursday on ...