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Jury starts deliberations in Loughry trial

CHARLESTON — After a morning filled with last-minute appeals by the prosecution and defense, the jury determining the guilt or innocence of Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, began its deliberations Wednesday afternoon. After about an hour of ...

Autumn on the Dryfork slated for Saturday

DRY FORK — The annual Autumn on the Dryfork Festival will give residents of Randolph and nearby counties the opportunity to be surrounded by a tapestry of fall colors while enjoying food, music and fun Saturday. The event, which kicks off at 11 a.m., will feature chicken barbecue dinners, ...

RCDA approves Elkins Town Square amphitheater project bid

ELKINS — The Randolph County Development Authority board unanimously approved a bid for the downtown Elkins Town Square amphitheater project and plan to break ground next week. During their monthly meeting Wednesday, the Randolph County Development Authority board of directors voted to ...

Wonder & Grow

BEVERLY —A unique class introduced to a group of students in Randolph County has allowed them to explore nature and express their creativity in new ways. Kate Reed and Valerie Warner have led a series of lessons at Beverly Elementary School this year with hopes of giving students “a ...

Jury to start deliberations in Loughry trial

CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, the embattled justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, remains confident that he committed no federal crimes. Starting today, a jury will get to decide if the evidence backs up Loughry’s confidence. The defense rested its case Tuesday after the ...

Program saves Randolph Co. $500,000

ELKINS — Roughly a quarter of the way into the new fiscal year, the North Central Community Corrections program gave an update into their activity. Erin Golden, North Central Community Corrections executive director, said there are 106 total offenders on the program. Forty-seven of those ...

Elkins Council to set city election today

ELKINS — Elkins City Council will gather in a special call meeting today at 5 p.m. at City Hall to set the municipal election for March 5. City Code directs that on the first Tuesday in March every two years a city election will be held for the office of mayor and for one city council seat ...

Elkins man facing drug charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly being found with drugs during an altercation. Christopher Todd McMorrow, 32, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...

Huttonsville woman facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman has been charged with a felony after allegedly being caught attempting to steal items from a store. Misty Dawn Armstrong, 39, of Huttonsville, is charged with one felony count of third-offense shoplifting. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...

Harman man charged with intent to deliver

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly being found in possession of controlled substances. Jonathan Allen Mowery, 36, of Harman, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...

MSFF Pet Show winners announced

ELKINS — Winners have been announced for the Mountain State Forest Festival Parade of Pets show at Elkins High School. More than 40 pets competed in 12 categories, including Longest Tail, Best Tricks and Most Unusual pet. Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, bunnies, a bearded dragon and a hermit ...

Patella encourages Rotarians to ‘drive the bus’

ELKINS — Elkins Rotarians heard Monday from a Davis & Elkins College head coach about how he is working with his athletes. Nick Patella, an Elkins native and the Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball head coach, is working to change the culture of his team and players using ...

Loughry takes the stand in federal trial

CHARLESTON — While other state and federal employees were out enjoying Columbus Day, Justice Allen Loughry took the stand to defend himself against a 22-count federal indictment. Loughry, the former chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, told jurors Monday that he ...

County Commission backing memorial lighting project

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission has contributed to a project aiming to replace the lights at the All Veterans Memorial in Elkins. Jeff Woods, chairman of the All Veterans Memorial Council, made a funding request to the commission and was granted $700, to be taken from the ...

82nd Festival comes to a close

ELKINS — The 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival came to an end Sunday during an emotional official closing ceremony. Dozens gathered at Jennings Randolph Federal Building Sunday afternoon to bid farewell to the festival. Queen Silvia LXXXII Alia Danae Figueroa said the past week’s ...