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Justice, Thrasher campaigns trade barbs

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CHARLESTON — The political campaigns for Gov. Jim Justice and Woody Thrasher have traded attacks mere days after the former Department of Commerce secretary entered the 2020 Republican primary for governor. The Justice campaign issued a press release Thursday night, titled “Justice ...

City, county working to prevent wrecks

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BUCKHANNON — Both the Upshur County Commission and Buckhannon City Council are asking the West Virginia Department of Highways to study what can be done along Route 33 to help prevent crashes, particularly at Childers Run and Kesling Mill intersections. During Thursday’s Upshur County ...

Upshur County Library fundraiser dinner celebrating 25 years

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TENNERTON — Twenty-five years ago, a dinner marrying the Appalachian delicacy of ramps with raising funds for the local library was cooked up. Dale Hawkins, co-owner of Fish Hawk Acres, can’t remember exactly how it happened but he or then-director Beth Nicholson approached each other ...

Elkins City Hall News

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The city has been working closely with the Division of Highways in recent weeks in an effort to get projects underway. This coming week, DOH employees will be cleaning North Randolph Avenue, Randolph Avenue and Harrison Avenue to assist the city. We appreciate their hard work and the ...

Warner, Mueller Report explain election interference

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CHARLESTON — With Russian election interference a big part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner wants the public to know the signs of misinformation. The Secretary of State’s Office released a PowerPoint presentation ...

Timberline court hearing is continued

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PARSONS — A judge was prepared to hear arguments about entities connected to Timberline Four Seasons Resort possibly going into a receivership on Thursday, but the owners of the company did not have an attorney present and the hearing was continued. The hearing was scheduled to address the ...

Final cost of levy election announced

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ELKINS — Randolph County officials announced Thursday the final cost of the Randolph County Schools levy proposal election in March. County Clerk Brenda Wiseman said the total cost of the election was $45,383.90 during Thursday’s Randolph County Commission meeting. “We originally ...

D&E establishes the Robin Price Award for Staff Excellence

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ELKINS — For 46 years, Robin Galford Price has made Davis & Elkins College her second home, and the students, faculty and staff have been her second family. On Thursday, just months before her retirement, she was honored with the inaugural award that will continue her namesake and ...

Reese receives D&E Award for Teaching Excellence

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Professor of Nursing Dr. Denice Reese was honored Thursday with the College’s top faculty recognition, the Lois Latham Award for Teaching Excellence. The award, along with more than 60 others, was presented during the annual Academic Awards and ...

Dead body found in Barbour County

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SAND RUN — Police say the dead body of a man was found in Barbour County Thursday morning, and state officials will be investigating the death. The Barbour County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at approximately 7:15 a.m. “in the area of Sand Run, Barbour County,” according ...

Man facing first-degree murder charge wanted

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CLARKSBURG — The West Virginia State Police are looking for a man last seen in Elkins who is facing a first-degree murder charge and failed to appear for a court hearing. Troopers said they are searching for Christopher Shawver Dotson, 34, who was last seen in Elkins but has ties to ...

Cortland honors volunteers at annual banquet

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THOMAS — The Friends of Cortland volunteers held their annual Volunteer Banquet at the Cortland Acres’ Cafe on Thursday, April 11, as part of National Healthcare Volunteer Week. The invitation only event was extremely well attended and provided an opportunity to recognize the many ...

St. Joseph’s set to celebrate National Donate Life Month

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to join the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea donation, and to inspire everyone during Donate Life Month to be a hero. Officials will offer a Donation Awareness event on ...

Fernow Experimental Forest celebrates 85 years

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ELKINS — Northern Research Station scientists invite you to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Fernow Experimental Forest by joining a tour of research sites at 1 p.m. May 4. Participants will drive their own cars to each of the sites. Please meet at the equipment ...

Misti D. Shine joining St. George Medical Clinic staff

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Misti D. Shine is a family nurse practitioner, board certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a lifelong resident of Tucker County joining St. George Medical Clinic and will be providing care to our community and its people. She started her career in 1999 as a ...

Historic Buffalo Soldiers unit to appear in parade

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BUCKHANNON — Amid all the drill teams and equestrian units scheduled for this year’s WV Strawberry Festival Horse & Carriage Parade, one unit, the Buffalo Soldiers, offers an interesting and historic background. The Buffalo Soldiers Mounted Unit of Maryland will make it’s first ...