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Panel hears affidavit at impeachment inquiry

CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia legislative panel has heard a sworn affidavit from a court employee who said she felt that suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry tried to intimidate her into lying about court renovations. The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether ...

Legislators side with media on court tour

CHARLESTON — An effort to prevent members of the media from attending a tour of the High Court’s offices came under fire from lawmakers Friday. Members of the House Judiciary Committee - looking into articles of impeachment on one or more justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of ...

Buckhannon tables parking ordinance

BUCKHANNON — An ordinance regarding residential parking around West Virginia Wesleyan College has been tabled until September to allow the college time to observe the presented parking complaints. Buckhannon City Council began drafting a parking ordinance in June after residents who live ...

CloverBud Day Camp set in Tucker

PARSONS — The West Virginia University Extension Service is planning its annual CloverBud Day Camp, set for Wednesday at Camp Kidd. CloverBud Day Camp is a special event set aside for children who have not yet reached the third grade, to learn more about the 4-H program. From 9 a.m. until ...

Upshur County BOE discusses goals for school system

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education held a special meeting for a goal-setting exercise with county principals and directors. Held at West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Performing Arts Center, Upshur County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Stankus said the objective of the ...

B-UHS softball team to hold car wash

TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur High School softball team will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Buckhannon Wendy’s parking lot. The team is trying to raise funds to construct their own playing field. They will also hold a car wash fundraiser on Aug. 18

Stores outside city charging new tax

ELKINS — Several stores along the Beverly Five-lane are charging customers the city of Elkins’ new 1 percent municipal sales tax — despite the fact that these stores are located outside Elkins city limits. Elkins City Clerk Jessica Sutton said Thursday that she has been in touch with ...

Impeachment hearings resume

CHARLESTON — Lawmakers met for day three of impeachment hearings on the conduct of the state’s High Court, with much of the focus on specific allegations against the court’s former chief justice. The House Judiciary Committee met in the House Chamber Thursday morning, a week after ...

Some Upshur residents mailed wrong tax statements

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Tax Office has received numerous calls after some county residents were mailed the wrong tax statements. Heather Parke, chief tax deputy, explained the county utilizes a software company and printing a company — both from Morgantown – to print out the ...

Beverly Fireman’s Festival slated to begin Saturday

BEVERLY — The Beverly Volunteer Fire Department invites area residents to come out and celebrate the 2018 Beverly Fireman’s Festival, which will offer events for people of all ages to enjoy. The 2018 Beverly Fireman’s Festival is set to begin Saturday and continue through July 28. To ...

Pets, owners celebrated at Woofstock

ELKINS — The Randolph County Humane Society celebrated another successful annual Woofstock event last weekend. Pets and their owners spent the day with the RCHS during the event that focused on giving back to the community and the animals in it. Tina Vial, Board of Directors president ...

Carmichael, teachers’ unions square off

CHARLESTON — A tweet Tuesday by the president of the West Virginia Senate was a topic for two teachers’ union representatives during a PEIA Taskforce subcommittee meeting Wednesday morning. The Public Outreach Subcommittee met Wednesday morning at the State Capitol Building. The ...