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FOUND GUILTY

CHARLESTON — A federal jury on Friday found Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, guilty on 11 of 22 counts, innocent of 10 others and were hung on one. Sentencing will be Jan. 16. The verdicts come nearly one year after the first news reports about Loughry’s ...

Forum to host supreme court candidates

WHEELING — Candidates for two unexpired seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will be here for a candidate forum this month. At least 15 of the 20 candidates have confirmed they will attend the event, set for Oct. 21 at West Virginia Northern Community College. The time and ...

Davis & Elkins College hosts Founders’ Day Convocation

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College homecoming weekend kicked off Friday with their Founders’ Day Convocation. Dozens gathered at Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeely Auditorium to take part in the award ceremony, which took place Friday afternoon. Distinguished Alumnus ...

Court blocks impeachment proceedings

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court Thursday agreed with a justice trying to stop the impeachment trial against her that is scheduled Monday. Justice Margaret Workman said the proceedings against her were flawed on constitutional, jurisdictional and procedural reasons, including ...

Elkins supports trail system proposal

ELKINS — The city of Elkins is supporting a proposal to create a Stuart Park Trail System that is being submitted to the U.S. Forest Service for consideration. At Wednesday’s Elkins City Council meeting, City Clerk Jessica Sutton explained that the city received a request to support the ...

Library to offer training seminar

ELKINS — A representative from the Read Aloud West Virginia program will conduct a training seminar Tuesday at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. A community training for readers will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Mary Kay Bond, executive director of Read ...

New Elkins police officer sworn in

ELKINS — A new Elkins City Police officer was sworn in Wednesday afternoon in a special call Elkins City Council meeting. Dylan Coffman was sworn in by City Clerk Jessica Sutton, and then congratulated by Chief Glenn Galloway and Mayor Van Broughton, along with all the city council ...

Jury starts deliberations in Loughry trial

CHARLESTON — After a morning filled with last-minute appeals by the prosecution and defense, the jury determining the guilt or innocence of Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, began its deliberations Wednesday afternoon. After about an hour of ...

Autumn on the Dryfork slated for Saturday

DRY FORK — The annual Autumn on the Dryfork Festival will give residents of Randolph and nearby counties the opportunity to be surrounded by a tapestry of fall colors while enjoying food, music and fun Saturday. The event, which kicks off at 11 a.m., will feature chicken barbecue dinners, ...

RCDA approves Elkins Town Square amphitheater project bid

ELKINS — The Randolph County Development Authority board unanimously approved a bid for the downtown Elkins Town Square amphitheater project and plan to break ground next week. During their monthly meeting Wednesday, the Randolph County Development Authority board of directors voted to ...

Wonder & Grow

BEVERLY —A unique class introduced to a group of students in Randolph County has allowed them to explore nature and express their creativity in new ways. Kate Reed and Valerie Warner have led a series of lessons at Beverly Elementary School this year with hopes of giving students “a ...

Jury to start deliberations in Loughry trial

CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, the embattled justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, remains confident that he committed no federal crimes. Starting today, a jury will get to decide if the evidence backs up Loughry’s confidence. The defense rested its case Tuesday after the ...

Program saves Randolph Co. $500,000

ELKINS — Roughly a quarter of the way into the new fiscal year, the North Central Community Corrections program gave an update into their activity. Erin Golden, North Central Community Corrections executive director, said there are 106 total offenders on the program. Forty-seven of those ...

Elkins Council to set city election today

ELKINS — Elkins City Council will gather in a special call meeting today at 5 p.m. at City Hall to set the municipal election for March 5. City Code directs that on the first Tuesday in March every two years a city election will be held for the office of mayor and for one city council seat ...

Elkins man facing drug charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly being found with drugs during an altercation. Christopher Todd McMorrow, 32, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...

Huttonsville woman facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman has been charged with a felony after allegedly being caught attempting to steal items from a store. Misty Dawn Armstrong, 39, of Huttonsville, is charged with one felony count of third-offense shoplifting. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...