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Pancake and Sausage Feed

First United Methodist Church Men’s Group member Bob Jones perfects the art of preparing pancakes on the eve of the 72nd annual FUMC Pancake and Sausage Feed that will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The menu includes pancakes and sausage, with the option of ramp sausage, as well as ...

Students take part in career fair

BUCKHANNON — More than 1,000 Upshur County students came together to participate in this year’s career fair. Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School hosted its third annual Career Cafe event recently. The event is for middle school students as well as fifth-graders. “The event is held for ...

Man pleads to lottery ticket theft

ELKINS — A Hardy County man who stole lottery tickets from a store where he was employed and cashed them out at a different store entered into a plea agreement Friday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Bradly Robert Grey, 24, of Wardensville, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of ...

Bidwell Gas to locate its U.S. headquarters in Weirton

WEIRTON — A site in Weirton’s north end soon will be the home of a Canadian company involved in the natural gas industry. Bidell Gas Compression, a subsidiary of Calgary-based Total Energy Services Inc., announced Friday morning it will be repurposing a former machine shop facility ...

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Just Kidding Around

Students enrolled in the First Baptist Church Shining Light preschool program get giddy with excitement Thursday morning as they pet two baby goats from Pritt Mountain Goat Farm in Beverly. In addition to the goats, the youngsters were able to visit with baby ducks and chicks from the Robinson ...

Randolph OEM warns of wind chill advisory

ELKINS -- The Randolph County Office of Emergency Management has issued a wind chill advisory for the remainder of the day and running into Saturday. The wind chill could fall as low as -11 degrees with temperatures in the single digits late tonight through Saturday morning.

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Violation sends local woman to jail

ELKINS — An area woman who was sentenced to probation in November was ordered to serve her underlying sentence after she violated terms of her probation. Logan Teresa Biller, 29, of Elkins, was sentenced to up to one year in jail on one misdemeanor count of petit larceny and up to six ...

Justice: Lawmakers must get along

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice wants Republicans and Democrats to be polite to each other as they work to come to an agreement during the last half of the Legislature’s regular 2017 session. “Hopefully, we can be ladies and gentlemen, respect one another and get where we ...

Officials: Growth, not higher taxes key to W.Va.’s future

CHARLESTON — The Republican leaders of both the state Senate and the House of Delegates said the way forward for West Virginia is building the state’s economy, not increasing taxes on its citizens. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-40th, of ...

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School Hosts Dr. Seuss Night

Students at North Elementary School in Elkins perform songs and skits Thursday evening as part of Dr. Seuss Night. The event also included 25-minute activity sessions based on the famous author’s books, such as creating crafts, making healthy snacks and singing and dancing to silly songs.

Blankenship: Policies need updating

CHARLESTON — Some of the state’s outdated laws and regulations need to be updated to allow the natural gas industry to grow and prosper in the Mountain State, said two industry officials. Anne Blankenship of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and Brett Loflin, vice ...

Fluharty: Marijuana issue dead

CHARLESTON — A majority of Northern Panhandle lawmakers voting Thursday supported legalizing medical marijuana, but the measure Delegate Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, sponsored failed by a vote of 64-35. “I think it’s dead in this session,” Fluharty said after the Thursday vote in the House ...

Justice backs down on advertising tax

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice confirmed Thursday he will no longer try to tax advertising, while business leaders from around West Virginia continue presenting their case for reforms they believe will help grow the economy. “You do have the voice of the people,” Justice said in ...

Randolph County students in grades 10 through 12 celebrate winning second place in Division A of Wednesday’s regional Math Field Day competition, placing behind Monongalia County.The Randolph County group also earned the Most Improved Team award.

Students test skills in regional math competition

PHILIPPI — Competition was tough at the regional Math Field Day competition Wednesday, where top-ranked students from 12 counties faced off in team and individual events. The daylong event at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi included the top three students from each participating ...

The charred remains of a trailer, located at 110 Kennedy St. in Elkins, is being investigated by the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s office after a fire Saturday morning. After being put out by fire companies, the blaze restarted later the same morning.

Highland Park fire probed

ELKINS — A fire that broke out in Highland Park Saturday morning — and later reignited — is being investigated by the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s office. The Elkins Fire Department and Beverly Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze, in a trailer located at 110 Kennedy St. ...

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Man charged in strangulation

PHILIPPI — An Upshur County man facing a felony charge is accused of choking a woman at a Barbour County residence and reportedly was then restrained by being hit in the head with a frying pan. Jeffrey Bernard Hall, 44, of Buckhannon, is charged with one felony count of strangulation. He is ...

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Senators fall at home to Young Harris

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College men’s lacrosse team fell to Young Harris College 24-8 Wednesday afternoon at Nuttall Field. In what started out as a very tight battle through the first quarter, the Senators fell behind on miscues in the second quarter and were unable to recover ...

Proposed budget set to go to Elkins City Council next week

ELKINS — The city of Elkins Finance Committee unanimously approved a $4.6 million preliminary budget plan for fiscal year 2018 that will be presented to City Council at its regular meeting next week. The budget must be approved by Council and received by the State Auditor’s office by ...

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Councilman Robert Woolwine, who represents 1st Ward, congratulates Robert Chenoweth, who won a four-way race to become the next 1st Ward Elkins City Council representative. Chenoweth received 142 votes, followed by Merllene Yorkey, who received 83. Incumbent Rhett Dusenbury earned 33 votes, while Joyce Johnson received 17

Election Day

ELKINS — Residents went to the polls Tuesday, electing two council members and a mayor. Van Broughton claimed his third two-year term as the city’s chief executive, outpacing write-in candidate Sam Barbagallo, 512-25. “I would just like to thank the citizens of Elkins that had the ...