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Candidates share platforms at forum

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ELKINS — Topics including job creation, the opioid crisis, abortion and PEIA funding were addressed Thursday as four candidates for state office took part in a public forum at Elkins High School. Republican Mike House and Democrats Bill Hartman and Cody Thompson took part as candidates in ...

Sponaugle responds to Justice filing

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CHARLESTON — Attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice have filed a response to a petition filed by Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, asking the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to require the governor to abide by the state Constitution by residing in Charleston. When Sponaugle read the ...

Elkins sees first sales tax totals

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ELKINS — City officials were pleased to learn Thursday that the amount of funds raised by the new 1 percent sales tax in its first two months was much higher than expected, even though the exact amounts aren’t yet official. During Thursday night’s Elkins City Council meeting, City ...

Randolph County Commission approves water project funding

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved contributing to a project that would assist in the flow of water to the Pickens area. During Thursday’s Randolph County Commission meeting, officials signed off on contributing $25,000 in funds, tentatively scheduled to be taken ...

National Friends of the Library Week events set

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ELKINS — The week of Oct. 21 through Oct. 27 is recognized as a time to draw attention to, and show appreciation for, Friends of the Library groups all across the country. Friends of the Library groups are citizens who join together to promote, support and expand the services of their ...

EHS to crown homecoming queen and king

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School student body has voted on the 2018 Homecoming Representatives. This year Elkins High School student body has opted to have male representatives, as well as female. 2018 will be the first year in Elkins High School history that the Tigers will crown both a ...

Archaeological dig planned at Graceland site

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ELKINS – History is represented all around us, even in the places not normally visible. Staff members of The Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College are hoping to uncover some additional pieces of history with an archaeological dig and demonstration at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 21 near ...

Seventh annual 5K Turkey Trot set

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BELINGTON — Belington Wellness Center, a division of Barbour Community Health Association, recently announced the seventh annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 3. Planned at Belington Wellness Center, 70 N. Sturmer St. in Belington, this 5K run/walk will take place on a mostly flat course. The ...

Lincoln vs. Elkins named Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office will feature the Lincoln vs. Elkins gridiron matchup as an Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week. Throughout each week, the initiative engages with student athletes, coaches, school officials and ...

Alderson Broaddus to host Boo Crew

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PHILIPPI — Children of all ages are invited to Alderson Broaddus University to participate in Boo Crew, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, starting in the AB Campus Center. Activities will include candy giveaways, ghost stories, crafts, and games. Hayrides will be provided. All of the ...

Davis & Elkins College Theatre Society hosting murder mystery

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ELKINS — What goes on behind the scenes among a certain group of carnival performers turns out to be deadly. Solving the whodunit mystery presented by the Davis & Elkins College Alpha Psi Omega theatre honor society nets prizes and promises a fun and entertaining challenge. “Casualty ...

The Arts & The Earth

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ELKINS — For yet another year, area students have ventured into the wilderness for a unique learning experience. ArtsBank, in partnership with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, welcomed seventh-grade students from Elkins Middle School for the second part of their “The Arts and ...

Candidates turn in finance reports

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s races for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are gaining national attention and raking in thousands of dollars in campaign donations. Federal candidates had until Monday, Oct. 15, to file their October quarterly statements with the Federal ...

Pet oxygen masks donated to Randolph County EMS

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ELKINS — In memory of her late aunt, an area woman has made a contribution to assist the Randolph County EMS. Surrounded by family, Randolph County EMS Paramedic Kathy Stalnaker donated two pet oxygen units to the EMS in memory of her aunt, Patty Muncy, who passed away from breast cancer ...

Elkins City Council to vote on support for effort

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council will vote today on whether to support an effort to make the West Virginia Home Rule Program a permanent program. Currently, the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program is set to terminate on July 1. The proposed ordinance council will vote on today would urge the ...

Police searching for suspect in drug case

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PARSONS — The Tucker County Sheriff’s Department is seeking assistance from the public after a large amount of drugs were found following a vehicle accident. Officers are searching for Dustin Bruce Moran, 32, after a two-vehicle accident was reported along U.S. 219 at approximately ...

Elkins residents indicted on methamphetamine charges

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ELKINS — Three Elkins residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Jeffrey Lynn Woods, 57, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute more than five grams of methamphetamine, two counts of distribution of ...