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Celebrating Mardi Grad

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The Arts Center volunteer Maggi Rhudy, left, serves a masked Diana Vera a bowl of chicken gumbo Friday night during the 2017 Arts Center Mardi Gras celebration.

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‘Because of Winn Dixie’

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Julia Biola visits with a 10-week-old beagle puppy named Emerald from the Randolph County Animal Shelter. She was just spayed this week, and will be available for adoption next week. Biola is also holding up a copy of the book ‘Because of Winn Dixie.’ Randolph County Read Aloud is inviting ...

Area man charged with escape

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BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man is incarcerated on a $210,000 bond after being charged with three felonies. Allen Blake Wolford, 26, of Buckhannon, is charged with one felony count of escape from custody, one felony count of third-offense domestic battery and one felony count of daytime ...

Mullens & Mullens PLLC was established in July of 2003 by Hunter Mullens and Kate Mullens (formerly McGuire) with offices in Grafton and Philippi.

Members of the Month set

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PHILIPPI — Mullens & Mullens PLLC was established in July of 2003 by Hunter Mullens and Kate Mullens (formerly McGuire) with offices in Grafton and Philippi. In 2005, the firm consolidated its offices and moved to its current location, 9 N. Main St. in Philippi, and in 2013, Mullens & ...

Bond modified in firearm case

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ELKINS — Bond was modified Thursday for an Upshur County man who was allegedly found in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. Bond for Shawn Phillip Lee Edwards Jr., 27, of Buckhannon, was modified from $10,000 cash-only to $10,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Chief Magistrate ...

Events scheduled in Tucker County

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ELKINS — Gerald Allen Freeman, 42, of Moatsville, was convicted for methamphetamine distribution, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced. Freeman admitted Friday to distributing methamphetamine on Jan. 19, 2016 in Barbour County. Freeman pled guilty to one count ...

Harman woman facing felonies

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing felony charges after allegedly going into a woman’s camper and stealing a variety of items. Lauren Marie Bryan, 22, of Harman, is charged with one felony count of entering without breaking and one felony count of grand larceny. She is free on a ...

Bob Cowgill, logistics coordinator for the Elkins area Operations Christmas Child Volunteer Team, right, presents First Baptist Church in Buckhannon an award for its service as a drop-off location.

Buckhannon church recognized for service

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The First Baptist Church in Buckhannon was recognized by the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Project for its service for five years as an official drop-off location for gift-filled shoe boxes that are delivered to children in crisis situations all over the world. Presenting the ...

Courtesy Patrol may get the ax

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Hard choices will be needed to balance West Virginia’s budget for the coming year. Some legislators already have made one: They want to eliminate the Courtesy Patrol program. It provides regular patrols of a few highways, primarily interstates, by personnel equipped to help motorists whose ...

Mike Bell goes over design ideas with a West Virginia University student as Elkins Main Street officials discuss possible plans for a modified traffic route to the Railroad Depot.

Design team meets with Elkins leaders

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ELKINS — The Elkins Main Street Design Committee is awaiting a new design proposal for downtown Elkins. The committee met with WVU Landscape Architecture students to discuss possible plans for a modified traffic route to the Railroad Depot. The purpose of this collaboration is to give ...

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Fire crews battling brush fire

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ELKINS -- Fire companies are batteling a brush fire that began shortly before 1 p.m. Friday along Lower Pleasant Avenue behind Dawson's Towing LLC. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Elkins Fire Department initially responded to the scene and Beverly Volunteer Fire Department was ...

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Happy Hatters enjoy Valentine’s tea

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ELKINS — Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Red Hat Tea, the Happy Hatters met at the Randolph County Senior Center for lunch. Ladies in their purple attire and beautiful red hats celebrated member birthdays with kazoos and songs. Queens for the day, Sharon McQuain and Barbara McQuain, ...

Meeting highlights pipeline concerns

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BUCKHANNON — A standing-room-only crowd of concerned citizens listened Thursday evening to presentations about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. The meeting was hosted by community groups and conservation organizations, and it took place at the Performing Arts Center at West ...

Upshur BOE to cut service, other positions

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Board of Education leaders have begun the process of reducing personnel because of budget shortfalls. Board members had a special meeting Wednesday to go over a proposal that would decrease professional and service personnel positions. The meeting included ...

Blood screening event is Saturday

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ELKINS — Two community organizations are partnering this weekend to provide area residents with access to free or low-cost testing as part of a healthy initiative program designed to make key diagnostic tools affordable and accessible. On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Elkins — in ...

Elkins man charged with felony count of grand larceny

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is behind bars and accused of stealing a vehicle. Vincent Matthew Kelly-Zito, 30, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate George M. ...

Two-Vehicle Wreck

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A Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Cruze sustained damage after a two-vehicle accident shortly after a 9 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Gorman Avenue and Martin Street in Elkins. No one was injured as a result of the accident. The Elkins Police Department, Elkins Fire Department and Randolph ...

Commission tables pipeline vote

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission discussed Thursday the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that is proposed to run through many West Virginia counties. Representatives in favor of the pipeline as well as those in opposition to the project were in attendance Thursday. Christine ...

Hardy County man accused of stealing lottery tickets

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ELKINS — A Hardy County man is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a store where he was employed and cashing them out at a different store. Bradly Robert Grey, 24, of Wardensville, is charged with one felony count of forgery and one felony count of ...

Bond modified in firearm case

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ELKINS — Bond was modified Thursday for an Upshur County man who was allegedly found in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. Bond for Shawn Phillip Lee Edwards Jr., 27, of Buckhannon, was modified from $10,000 cash-only to $10,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Chief Magistrate ...