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Depot adorned with Christmas lights

ELKINS — With the Polar Express preparing to start chugging down the tracks, the Elkins Depot Welcome Center staff is doing their part to make it a magical experience. Following this year’s contributions to the Christmas light project, the Elkins Depot Welcome Center has been ...

Legislative landscape changing

From Staff Reports CHARLESTON — Though they suffered some important losses, Republicans retained control of both houses of the state Legislature during the Tuesday election. Unofficial results of the balloting early Wednesday indicated that the next regular session of the Legislature, ...

RCDA approves progress on Armstrong project

ELKINS — The Randolph County Development Authority board of directors unanimously approved two motions regarding a project that would lengthen the entrance to Armstrong Flooring. “As you know, we received a $250,000 grant from the West Virginia Division of Highways Development Office for ...

Elkins-Randolph County Public Library display honors veterans

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library is honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by displaying a White Table memorial through this weekend. The display — also known as the “Missing Man Table” — will remain through Veterans Day Sunday at the ...

Thompson, Hartman earn wins

ELKINS — One new face and one familiar face representing the 43rd District will meet on the West Virginia House of Delegates floor in the upcoming legislative session following Tuesday’s unofficial general election results. Elkins resident Cody Thompson, D-Randolph, was the leading ...

Manchin defeats Morrisey

CHARLESTON — In his victory speech Tuesday night, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he was surprised by how much attention President Donald Trump paid to his race against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “I never expected this race to be the national race it turned out to be,” ...

Barbour County votes down school levy

PHILIPPI — Voters in Barbour County turned down a three-year, $330,574-per-year school levy in a close race Tuesday. The levy failed with 2,304 votes in opposition, 50.77 percent, and 2,234 votes in favor, 49.23 percent. The levy was designed to provide instructional materials, support ...

Hamilton takes 11th District seat

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon’s Bill Hamilton won the 11th Senatorial District seat Tuesday, while voters chose Carl “Robbie” Martin as his replacement for the 45th Delegate District seat he is vacating. Hamilton, a Republican, defeated Democrat Laura Finch, of Hillsboro, soundly on ...

Armstead, Jenkins win Supreme Court seats

CHARLESTON — Voters in West Virginia have chosen to return two appointed justices to permanently fill two vacancies on West Virginia’s highest court. According to unofficial results from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, Justice Tim Armstead won in Division 1 with 25 ...

Morrisey tops in Pendleton

FRANKLIN — Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey proved popular with Pendleton County voters Tuesday as he topped Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in votes within the county at 1,471, or 58.7 percent, to Manchin’s 944, or 37.67 percent. Libertarian candidate Rusty Hollen received 91 ...

Amendment 1 passes narrowly

CHARLESTON — While one of the amendments to the West Virginia Constitution on the ballot received overwhelming support from voters Tuesday night, another amendment passed by a narrow margin. Voters approved Amendment 1, adding language to the state constitution making clear there is no ...

Write-in candidate defeats Tucker Commissioner

PARSONS — A write-in candidate defeated the Tucker County Commission president Tuesday, avenging a close loss in the Democratic primary in May. Fred Davis, who lost by a handful of votes in the primary, received 1,852 write-in votes Tuesday, defeating Diane Hinkle, who earned 1,201, ...

Helmick wins Pocahontas Commission seat

MARLINTON — Longtime politician Walt Helmick was elected to the Pocahontas County Commission Tuesday, running unopposed, receiving 2,075 votes. Helmick, a Democrat, most recently served as the state commissioner of agriculture, elected for one term in 2012. Before that, he represented the ...

Miley earns Grant Commission seat

PETERSBURG — Scotty Miley, a Republican from Petersburg, recorded an overwhelming victory in the race for a Grant County Commission seat Tuesday. Miley earned 3,122 votes, or 86.87 percent, while Libertarian challenger Bryan J. Shreve, from Petersburg, tallied 472 votes, or 13.13 percent, ...

Hardy ambulance levy passes

MOOREFIELD — Hardy County voters passed a levy for emergency ambulance service Tuesday. The five-year levy, which will raise $1,276,931 per year, was passed with 2,914 voters, or 66.47 percent, in support, and 1,470 votes, or 33.53 percent, against. In the race for a Hardy County ...

Nearly 3,600 cast ballots early in Randolph

ELKINS — Randolph County saw more early voters in the past two weeks than they have seen since the November 2016 general election. Between Oct. 24 and this past Saturday, 3,595 county residents cast their votes for races including United States Senator; United States House of ...

Manchin, Morrisey woo voters

CHARLESTON — With polls opening at 6:30 a.m. this morning across West Virginia, the two candidates for the high-profile U.S. Senate race spent Monday criss-crossing the state trying to woo every last undecided voter. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running for a second term after winning ...

Fall Bazaar set to kick off Thursday

ELKINS — The annual First United Methodist Church Women’s Fall Bazaar will offer a luncheon, country store and more this week. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, a luncheon will be open to the public and feature potato soup, vegetable soup, hot dogs, pepperoni rolls, pulled pork ...

Rotary praised for generosity

ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club received praise from a district official during Monday’s meeting. District 7530 Rotary Foundation Chair Dave Raese said the Elkins club was “one of eight clubs in the district to match or surpass their goals” last year. He said Elkins finished ...