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Celebrating Mardi Grad

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.

Area man charged with escape

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 ...

Bond modified in firearm case

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 ...

Harman woman facing felonies

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 ...

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Bonnett, E11EVEN to perform at AWW benefit concert

ELKINS — A pair of local bands will perform March 4 at the American Legion in downtown Elkins in support of the Appalachian Wounded Warriors and its continued efforts to help local veterans. The benefit concert, featuring Michael Bonnett & River’s Edge and E11EVEN, will start at 6 ...

Health

Love Your Heart

Diane Patella, director of Population Heath at Davis Memorial Hospital, spoke at the Love Your Heart event at the Tucker County Senior Center Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Tucker County Health Department, Davis Medical Center and Tucker County WVU Extension Service, and offered ...

Barbour man pleads guilty to distribution

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 ...

Weather

Enjoying the Weather

Students at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon relax Thursday in their so-called ‘village’ of hammocks and enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.

Governor seeks cap on special session pay

PARKERSBURG — A bill to cap lawmakers pay to five working days in any special session about the budget is being pushed by the governor of West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice cited the budget impasse from 2016 when the Legislature spent $35,000 a day in special session. “Our lawmakers ...

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

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

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 ...

Meeting highlights pipeline concerns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Midland

Donation Will Support Midland Students

Students from Sarah Wamsley’s fourth-grade class at Midland Elementary School gather Wednesday with a thank-you card for a $500 donation from ExxonMobil, which was made on behalf of Colonial Court Exxon and Jacobs Petroleum. Standing in back, from left, are Todd Wamsley, Ryan Vance, Andrew ...