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Courthouse roof project moves forward

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ELKINS — Randolph County Commission members unanimously approved a bid this week for the first of two phases of a project that will replace the original County Courthouse roof. The sole bid received by the commission for the project, which was put out to bid roughly one month ago, was in ...

Library to host anniversary event for insurance program

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PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will host an exhibition and reception honoring the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program from 5 to 7 p.m. March 20. The intent of the exhibit and programming is not to advocate for or against CHIP or any political viewpoint but ...

Fire department receives funds

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BUCKHANNON — The Washington District Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded funding from the West Virginia Division of Forestry, which will go toward better equipping its firefighters and maintaining the safety of its community. Through the approved Volunteer Fire Assistance grant, the ...

WVWC partners with business for internship

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BUCKHANNON — Over the last several years, A.F. Wendling’s Foodservice has partnered with West Virginia Wesleyan College to provide experiential learning opportunities for students while adding value to the business. Beginning with a collaboration with Dr. Susan Aloi, director of the ...

Buckhannon gets business update

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council members received an update on the progress of Stone Tower Brews Thursday evening. The owners announced in December 2017 that the new business will occupy the location of the old The Daily Grind site, and will offer specialty coffee beverages and craft ...

Assistance needed for April book sale

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BUCKHANNON — The Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County group is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming semi-annual book sale. LVUC will host its book sale from 3 to 6 p.m. April 11; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 13; and 8 a.m. to noon April 14 at the Holy Rosary ...

Speaker discusses Mountain State’s drug problem at D&E

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students as well as members of the community heard about the opioid epidemic in West Virginia from a guest speaker Thursday. During a presentation, Dr. Chris White, professor of history at Marshall University and an author, elaborated on data regarding ...

Locals are inducted into Honor Society

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BATON ROUGE, LA. — The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Among those receiving the honor are: • Kristy Henson of Buckhannon was ...

Upshur commission accepting scholarship applications

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission is now accepting applications for the James W. Curry Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. In honor of Curry, who valued education, the scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a student who plans to further their education ...

Students offer free tax preparation

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College accounting and finance majors are continuing to take part in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, providing free tax return preparation. Students are available at the Elkins Randolph County Public Library on Saturday mornings through April 14. ...

Elkins man enters plea deal

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man found with several packages of marijuana was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement in Randolph County Magistrate Court. George Bennett Meek II, 60, of Elkins, was sentenced to six months in jail. That sentence was suspended for time served — 56 ...

Beverly man faces additional drug possession charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man who was on parole is facing an additional charge after allegedly being found in possession of controlled substances. Jeffery Todd Gay, 33, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is ...

Students begin second phase of teaching

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College education students have begun the second phase of their student teaching experience. The students recently completed seven weeks of taking the lead in classrooms in Randolph and Tucker counties and are now taking on assignments in different classrooms ...

Barbour leaders join opioid lawsuit

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PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Commission has voted to take part in an opioid lawsuit, joining legal action taken by several other counties across the state. Commission President Phil Hart said he believes the opioid epidemic is affecting communities in Barbour County. “It was brought ...

Forest Service issues pipeline-related closures

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ELKINS — The USDA Forest Service has issued a closure order for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project right of way and access roads on National Forest System lands in Pocahontas County on the Marlinton Ranger District. The closure order is in place because of public safety hazards associated ...

Local nonprofit ordered to pay back wages

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ELKINS — An area nonprofit organization has been ordered to pay more than $100,000 to the U.S. Department of Labor after admitting it paid its employees less than the required minimum wage for nearly two years. The defendant in the civil action, Randolph County Sheltered Workshop, was found ...

Elkins Dance Jam gets moving today

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ELKINS — The first in a series of Elkins Dance Jam sessions — a free program designed to promote healthy living with a theme of improvisational movement — is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. today in Myles Center for the Arts Creative Commons on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Led by ...

Tyrand fundraiser slated Saturday

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MILL CREEK — Tyrand Cooperative Ministries will host a ham and bean dinner fundraiser Saturday. In an effort to raise money for its missions, which benefit Randolph County and the surrounding area, the nonprofit agency will offer the dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. at Tyrand’s location on Back ...