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Woman facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Huttonsville woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly stole $7.26 worth of items from a local gas station Cassie M. Stallman, 25, of Huttonsville, is facing a felony count of third-offense shoplifting after she allegedly took a YooHoo and two Bootleggers from the Par ...

HCC positive cases continue to rise

HUTTONSVILLE — The number of positive cases among the inmates at Huttonsville Correctional Facility climbed again on Friday, as Gov. Jim Justice announced five new cases, bringing the total to 116, and stressed free COVID-19 testing will be offered in Randolph County today to help ...

Inmate sentenced for role in Tygart Valley Regional Jail riot

ELKINS—A Tygart Valley Regional Jail inmate has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison, consecutive to his current sentence, for destruction of property during a riot at the facility. Joshua Michael Taylor of Elkins was originally arrested and charged with two felony counts of ...

Deployment extension gets high praise

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia’s representation in the U.S. Senate praised action Thursday by President Donald Trump to keep the West Virginia National Guard on the frontlines of the coronavirus rapid response in the state. Trump issued the order to extend Title 32 ...

State GOP voter registration climbing

CHARLESTON — As voters turn in absentee ballots, turn out for early voting or prepare for the June 9 primary election, more Republicans and unaffiliated voters are registered to vote than Democratic voters this election in West Virginia. According to voter registration numbers released ...

City Hall News

ELKINS — Council’s Finance Committee meets virtually Monday, June 1, at 10 a.m. The committee will hear updates on the city’s financial position, in addition to reviewing several proposed budget revisions. Council meets virtually Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. The agenda has not yet been ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along County Route 41 in Tucker County, also known as Government Road, beginning Monday, June 1, through Wednesday, June 3, for paving. The closure will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning at milepost 5.87 and ...

Huttonsville inmate cases rise to 111

HUTTONSVILLE — The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise at Huttonsville Correctional Center, as officials work to isolate inmates and testing begins at other prison facilities throughout the state. The outbreak in the Huttonsville facility is the largest in the state ...

Free COVID testing slated for Saturday

ELKINS — Community COVID-19 testing will be offered Saturday at locations in Elkins and Mill Creek. The tests are free to the public and will not be subject to pre-screening guidelines. Elkins-Randolph County Health Department Director of Threat Preparedness Bonnie Woodrum said the testing ...

Man sentenced after high-speed motorcycle chase

ELKINS — An Elkins man who led officers of the Elkins Police Department on a high-speed motorcycle chase was sentenced to one to five years in prison this week in Randolph County Circuit Court. Steven James Phares, 31, was indicted by a grand jury in October for one count of fleeing in a ...

New poll shows tight Democratic primary governor’s race

CHARLESTON — As voters across the state return absentee ballots and head out for early voting in their counties, new polling shows the race for the Democratic primary for governor tightening up while Gov. Justice maintains a comfortable lead. The interactive voice response poll was paid ...

EHS student receives elite award

ELKINS — Explore the New Manufacturing has announced that Karissa Hebb has been recognized with an Emerging Elite Award for her work in the classroom. Hebb, an Elkins High School student, has excelled as a student leader in her Randolph Technical Center courses. Launched in 2020, the ...

Family practice physician to join SJMH staff

WESTON – Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital welcomes family practitioner, Dr. Ashleigh Keator, to the SJMH medical staff. SJMH Chief Administrative Officer, Avah Stalnaker, is pleased with the addition. Stalnaker noted, “We would like to welcome another well-trained ...

Mountain Arts District contest deadline extended

The deadline for the Mountain Arts District first art contest for 2020 high school seniors has been extended. This contest is open to the 2020 graduating class in Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Upshur, Pocahontas and Nicholas counties. Cash prizes will be awarded. Students may submit up to three ...

102 inmates test positive at HCC

HUTTONSVILLE — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates at Huttonsville Correctional Center rose to 102 Wednesday, as Gov. Jim Justice said testing will expand to correctional facilities across the state. During Justice’s 10:30 a.m. coronavirus briefing he announced 83 ...