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Justice honors W.Va. businesses

CHARLESTON — West Virginia businesses export a diverse range of products, from aluminum coil to video distribution, construction coatings to silk yarns. In an awards ceremony Friday, 34 companies received the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry for exporting to a new ...

Escapee apprehended in Crystal Springs area

ELKINS - Law enforcement officials have apprehended a Grant County man who escaped from police custody Saturday at the intersection of Rte. 92 and U.S. 33/48 in Randolph County, officials said. Shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday, Sampson Odell IV, 33, of Gormania, was located by officers with the ...

Forecasters calling for harsher winter

BUCKHANNON — You’ll need to grab your snow shovel and bundle up for this upcoming winter, experts say. Meteorologists are predicting this year’s winter season to be colder and snowier for the area, as opposed to last year’s mild winter, which featured relatively warmer temperatures ...

Police confirm child killed in wreck

ELKINS — Officials with the Elkins Police Department have confirmed that a child died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday. Chief Glenn Galloway said a 3-year-old boy was killed in the crash near ParMar on the Beverly Five-lane just before 4 p.m. Thursday. Galloway added several other ...

Scott honored by Main Street

ELKINS — Elkins Main Street has honored a Randolph County Commissioner for his efforts in helping to support the organization, which is dedicated to promoting downtown. During the group’s regular meeting Thursday, Commissioner Mark Scott was recognized by Elkins Main Street executive ...

Ron Hinkle Glass hosts ribbon cutting

BUCKHANNON — Friday was an afternoon of celebration and demonstrations, as Ron Hinkle Glass held a grand re-opening event. “I’ve rededicated myself to my own business,” explained Hinkle. Before returning to his business of creating glass art, for two and half years, Hinkle worked ...

Council approves sales tax on first of 3 readings

ELKINS — Elkins City Council approved on its first of three required readings Thursday a proposed ordinance that would create a 1 percent sales tax on city businesses. The proposed ordinance was approved by a 7-2 vote. Voting against the proposal were Robert Chenoweth of First Ward and ...

Commission OKs special investigator

ELKINS — The city of Elkins and Randolph County Commission are moving forward with an investigation into the Randolph County Convention and Visitors Bureau. During their regular meeting Thursday, commissioners voted to approve special investigator J.C. Raffety, of the Elkins Police ...

Buckhannon takes a look at animal control ordinance

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council members were introduced Thursday to the first reading of an amendment that could potentially change a section of the animal care and control ordinance. During Council’s regular meeting, City Attorney Tom O’Neill explained that the purpose of the ...

Student Council learns about leadership

MILL CREEK — Student Council representatives from George Ward Elementary School got the opportunity Wednesday to learn about leadership qualities from a local elected official. Randolph County Commissioner Mark Scott spoke to the group of fourth- and fifth-grade Student Council students ...

Officials discuss Rail Trail Connector

ELKINS — The progress of several projects in the area was discussed during the Randolph County Development Authority’s meeting Wednesday. RCDA Executive Director Robbie Morris noted there has been much construction activity in the area recently, which he says is positive. “Between ...

Santa’s Workshop slated to return to downtown Elkins

ELKINS — Area families will have the opportunity to make memories in downtown Elkins leading up to the Christmas season. The sixth annual Santa’s Workshop, scheduled to begin Sunday and run through mid-December, is put on by Elkins Main Street and sponsored by the Durbin & ...

Unique fundraiser offered a second chance at prom

BUCKHANNON — A unique local fundraiser recently gave attendees a second chance at going to prom. The Mountain CAP Child Advocacy Center held its inaugural fundraising event on Oct.20. The Second Chance Prom took place at the event center at Brushy Fork, with help from the Upshur County ...

Socks being donated for U.S. troops

BUCKHANNON – Throughout November and December, Shoe Sensation will be collecting heavy duty socks for troops overseas, as well as local active duty military members. Donors can purchase the military socks from the store at 20 percent off, or can drop off other military approved socks to the ...