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Despite issues facing state, Hartman positive about future

ELKINS — Despite the fiscal woes facing the Mountain State, local officials remain positive following the inauguration of West Virginia’s 36th governor, Jim Justice on Monday. Delegate Bill Hartman, D-W.Va., said that despite the many issues that will face legislators at the start of the ...

Northern counties supportive of Justice

CHARLESTON — Having Democrat Jim Justice in the governor’s office will help balance power in the GOP-led Legislature, said Delegate Shawn Fluharty. “I think it’s helpful when we’re attempting to govern from the minority” to have a Democrat as leader, Fluharty, D-Ohio, said Monday ...

AMT, church deal is finalized

ELKINS — Almost a year after signing documents to sell the American Mountain Theater to Summit Church, AMT officials announced Monday the deal has been finalized. “It took us a while, but we finally got it done,” said theater founder Kenny Sexton in a press release. Sexton and church ...

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Steen talks polio trip

ELKINS — The Rotary Club of Elkins witnessed a presentation Monday by Jon Steen, chief human resources officer at Davis Memorial Hospital, about his Polio Plus Rotary trip to India. Steen traveled with Rotary to help immunize the children of India against polio. Steen also helped the local ...

Davis & Elkins College students perform in a drum circle Monday during a service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the college’s Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

D&E celebrates King’s legacy

ELKINS — Those attending a service Monday at Davis & Elkins College in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. were challenged to think about ways they can make a difference in the world. “Whatever your talent is … use that talent to give back to the community,” said the Rev. Jeremiah ...

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Steven Warner, second from right, receives the Purple Heart during a ceremony Monday in Charleston. With him, from left, are his sister, U.S. Army Capt. Lisa Warner Miller; his father, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner; his mother, Debbie Warner; and U.S. Rep David McKinley, R-W.Va.

Native son, Steve Warner, honored with Purple Heart

CHARLESTON — West Virginia native Steven Warner and his engineering unit were clearing a dirt road of improvised explosive devices in April 2010 in Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by a Taliban IED. Almost six years later, the retired Army captain — and the son of new West Virginia ...

Perdue begins sixth term

CHARLESTON — State Treasurer John Perdue cemented his stature as one of West Virginia’s longest-serving constitutional officers Monday, taking the oath for a sixth term. Perdue, 66, is the longest-serving State Treasurer in West Virginia history, besting the next closest in tenure, R.E. ...

Chamber offers informative event

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce met Monday for a “Recharging, Reconnecting and Reinvesting” event. The program was sponsored by MPL corporation Highland Properties and Mountain Lakes Insurance, and was intended to show the public how the Chamber of Commerce works ...

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Community members march Sunday through downtown Elkins to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The march began at The Arts Center and ended at the dance studio space on the third floor of the Town Center Mall in Elkins, where a program included music and speeches about the famous civil rights leader

Legacy Remembered

ELKINS — Supporters and activists gathered on a chilly Sunday afternoon at the Elkins Community Arts Center to honor the great Martin Luther King Jr., marching through town and then gathering to remember his legacy through songs and speeches. This march marked the 19th anniversary ...

Couple accused in auto theft

ELKINS — A man and wife are behind bars after they allegedly stole a vehicle from an Elkins residence. Spencer Christian Zoller, 47, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny auto. His wife, Anna Lee Zoller, 46, of Elkins, is charged with accessory after the fact to ...

Upcoming health fair designed for everyone

BEVERLY — Beverly Elementary School will host its first Health and Wellness Fair next month, with an assortment of health screenings and exhibits for all ages. The free event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 in the school’s gymnasium. “It’s not just for students; it’s not ...

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Elks Lodge No. 1135 hosts an annual bowling outing for children of the West Virginia’s Children’s Home.

Elks Club treats children to special bowling outing

ELKINS — The Elks Club of Elkins on Saturday treated the children of the West Virginia’s Children’s Home to bowling, pool and pizza at Elkins Bowling Alley. Elks Lodge No. 1135 treats the children to bowling and other activities throughout the year, including picnics and Christmas ...

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Stalking Awareness Month Observed

Buckhannon Mayor Dave McCauley signed a proclamation this week making January Stalking Awareness Month in Buckhannon. From left are Women’s Aid in Crisis Sexual Assault Advocate Bobbie Cox, Women’s Aid in Crisis Domestic Violence Advocate Addie Helmick, McCauley and Upshur County Family ...

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Man accused of malicious wounding

ELKINS — A Barbour County man is behind bars after allegedly running another man over with his vehicle. Michael Steven Brewer, 34, of Belington, is charged with one felony count of malicious wounding. He is housed at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph ...

Man faces malicious assault charge

PARSONS — A Putnam County man is facing several charges after he allegedly physically assaulted a woman and burned her with a cigarette. Cody Taylor Yingst, 22, of Hurricane, is charged with one felony count of malicious assault, one misdemeanor count of battery and one misdemeanor count of ...

Martin Luther King march is canceled

ELKINS — The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March and Celebration, originally scheduled for sunday, has been canceled. A release sent out for the organizing group by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce reads: “Regretfully, this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day March ...

Capito co-sponsors Safeguard Israel Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., this week co-sponsored the Safeguard Israel Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to cut off funding from the United Nations until the president certifies to Congress that the United ...

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Local star reaches international listeners

ELKINS — A young voice from Elkins has been heard around the world, even soaring upward on a list of top 2016 artists on an international radio station based in France. Singer/songwriter Gracie Metheny is still in middle school, but her country-style vocal talent has earned local notoriety. ...

Stewart scores 1,000th point

BUCKHANNON — Prior to their basketball game with West Liberty University this week, the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat basketball program recognized junior forward Mari Stewart for recently scoring her 1,000th career point. The native of Templeton, Calif. scored her 1,000th point in a ...