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Quilt Documentation Project

Volunteers examine a quilt Friday as part of the West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, which was sponsored by the Log Cabin Quilters Guild. Jane Larke, left, of Morgantown, is shown here with Dana Rexroad, of Bruceton Mills. The quilt they are documenting ...

School funding source might return

ELKINS — There may be a chance of good financial news for Randolph County Schools, as some national leaders seek to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Act. Brad Smith, director of finance for Randolph County Schools, explained this week the SRS money traditionally has been a major funding ...

County man is charged with abuse

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly striking a juvenile while employed at the West Virginia Children’s Home. Glenn Andrew Kyle, 33, of Huttonsville, is charged with one felony count of child abuse causing injury. He is free on a $25,000 cash or surety ...

Pursuit leads to arrest in Upshur

BUCKHANNON — A Jane Lew man was arrested Thursday after deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Liggett Addition Road, which led to a pursuit through multiple counties. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer’s emergency lights and ...

Pocahontas County woman sentenced in car-theft case

ELKINS — A Pocahontas County woman accused of attempting to break into a home and later stealing a truck was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Gwendolyn Bostick Kline, 36, of Marlinton, was sentenced to credit for time served — five months ...

CAC Hosts Annual Dinner

The Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center presents the sixth annual Champions for Children fundraiser and awards dinner Friday night at Orchard Hall in Elkins. From left are Executive Director Margot Kubichek and staff members Elizabeth King, Tiffany Higham and Patrick O’Brien. See ...

The Antler Room staff includes, from left, Dave Brogan, Tabitha Brogan, Desiree Johnson and Amy Berg.

The Antler Room offers art and food

FRANKLIN — Owner Amy Berg describes her newly opened art cafe, The Antler Room, as “cozy eclectic.” Through her old-fashioned glass front door, stretches a long, narrow room whose natural wooden walls are lined floor to ceiling, chock-a-block with bric-a-brac, antiques and art work — ...

Mountain Arts District President Josie Cuda makes a presentation to the Randolph County Commission Thursday afternoon.

County Commission allocates funds for Mountain Arts District

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved a funding request for the Mountain Arts District Thursday during their bi-monthly meeting. Mountain Arts District President Josie Cuda and board member Pat Schoonover made the presentation, giving a background on what the ...

Randolph BOE approves calendar

ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education members approved the 2017-18 school calendar during their regular meeting this week, selecting the draft that received the most votes by school employees. The calendar based on Draft 2 will have students begin class Aug. 16, and the last day for ...

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Beverly woman is charged with fraud

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing a debit card and using it multiple times without permission. Mercedes Nicole Isenhart, 21, of Beverly, is charged with 25 felony counts of fraud in connection with access devices. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

Ryan Zirk, left, and Casey Mills, not pictured, are recognized Thursday by Buckhannon Mayor David McCauley, right, for the artwork the pair completed on the bay doors of the Buckhannon Fire Department. The two will be honored on April 27.

Buckhannon City Council discusses outdoor recreation

BUCKHANNON — Outdoor recreation was a main topic of discussion on Thursday during the Buckhannon City Council meeting. Colin Reger said he has high hopes of restoring one of the city’s great landmarks as he and his business partner, Matt Gower, work to restore Riverbend Park. In ...

Bond modification denied in drug case

ELKINS — Two individuals facing charges after allegedly being found in a stolen vehicle with firearms, counterfeit money, drugs and drug paraphernalia had preliminary hearings in Randolph County Magistrate Court. A motion for bond modification was denied for Cassie Chase Poland, 18, of ...

Belington looks at police hirings

BELINGTON — Belington City Council discussed the hiring of a K-9 unit officer for the Belington Police Department Thursday. The police department is looking for someone to replace officer Dylan Johnson, who resigned from his position. The department is seeking a certified officer who can ...

State residents express concerns to McKinley

WHEELING — A group of Ohio Valley residents gathered in Wheeling Thursday to make their concerns known to U.S. Rep. David McKinley on issues such as health care, potential federal budget cuts, women’s rights and the rollback of environmental regulations under the Trump ...

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Brown Bag Concert Draws Crowd

The Klines perform during Wednesday’s Brown Bag Concert Series at The Arts Center in Elkins. Also performing were Jane Birdsong and David Norris.

Special weather announcement

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a severe thunder storm warning for Uphsur and Randolph Counties. The warning included a chance of wind gusts up to 40 mph and possible pea-sized hail. The affected areas could include Mill Creeks, Huttonsville and Pickens.

BOE hears Homestead work update

ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education members learned Wednesday that Homestead Elementary School, which has been closed after storm damage, may need costly electrical upgrades before it can reopen. Rich Carr, assistant superintendent of Randolph County Schools, told board members ...

Wallace appointed to state BOE

CHARLESTON — An Elkins attorney is one of the newest members of the West Virginia Board of Education. Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointments of Joseph A. Wallace of Elkins and Deborah K. Sullivan of Charleston to the board this week. “Deborah Sullivan and Joe Wallace will make ...

Upshur Board of Education sets levy rates

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education approved levy rates this week. Chief School Business Official George Carver explained that proposed levy rates were presented to the board at a meeting in March, and the rates were then presented to the office of the state auditor and West ...

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Manhunt

Officers with the federal government, including a K-9 unit, arrive at a Georgetown Road residence, near Elkins, to assist officers with the West Virginia State Police and Randolph County Sheriff’s Office in a hunt for a man believed to be under the influence of controlled substances and armed ...