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REAP Program announces more than $85,000 in grants

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2019 Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Litter Control Matching Grants. The 31 recipients were approved for $85,117.72 in grant funding. Funding for the ...

Bids accepted for Armstrong expansion

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Development Authority has accepted bids for the upcoming Armstrong Flooring expansion project. Development authority officials received two bids for the project that would add 85,000 square feet and up to 50 jobs to the Beverly facility. The first bid was from ...

Humanities Council seeks grant proposals

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals for its upcoming Sept. 1 grant deadline. Four grant categories will be offered to nonprofit organizations that support public humanities programming for West Virginia audiences. A description of each category follows: ...

Chinese energy deal continues to move forward

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CHARLESTON — Even with President Donald Trump firing back in the trade war with China, the West Virginia official working hands-on with the Chinese on a proposed investment in the state’s natural gas industry still believes the deal will come through. The Trump administration announced ...

Cacapon Institute awards 13 communities with ‘tree kits’

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GREAT CACAPON — Cacapon Institute, through our Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree, has awarded 13 organizations with tree planting kits to organize community-based volunteer tree planting projects in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in fall 2018. Thanks to funding from the U.S. EPA, ...

Stormy Daniels’ tour hits W.Va.

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MARTINSBURG — Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few days, but on Friday night a different type of phenomenon hit the Mountain State: Stormy Daniels. The adult film star and stripper, who is suing President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement regarding a sexual encounter ...

Thayer put his career on hold to serve in Korea

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BEVERLY — Despite having a college degree in hand and a goal in mind to work for the West Virginia Division of Forestry, John Thayer was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 24, and was soon serving in Korea. Thayer, who currently resides in Beverly, was raised in a small ...

Couple facing felony drug charges

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ELKINS — A husband and wife are facing felony charges after allegedly being found with a variety of controlled substances. Christine Kay Woods, 57, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance — methamphetamine. She is incarcerated ...

Higher education equations don’t add up

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CHARLESTON — The past two weeks have been very interesting if you pay attention to higher education in West Virginia. If you’re not paying attention, you should because it will likely affect your wallet when it comes time to send your kid out to get a degree. When rumors started spreading ...

Pipeline sites moving forward

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ELKWATER — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project is moving forward rapidly as staging areas and mobile offices are being set up. Denise Campbell, community liaison for the ACP, said the Elkwater staging area in Randolph County is working toward being completely up and running. “They ...

Homestead Association set to host WVU professors

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DAILEY — The Tygart Valley Homestead Association is hosting West Virginia University’s musicology professor Dr. Travis Stimeling and Dr. Ryan Claycomb, professor of English, at the Homestead Community Center, formerly Homestead School in Dailey, at 2 p.m. Monday. The purpose of ...

Loughry’s computer use detailed

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CHARLESTON — The former director of technology for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals gave lawmakers an account Friday of state computers being used for personal use by a justice already under federal investigation. The House Judiciary Committee met for the second day of hearings ...

Residents argue over merits of needle program

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BUCKHANNON — Community members addressed Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department’s board members regarding a controversial subject — the recently implemented needle access program. On Thursday evening, more than 60 people attended the health board meeting, which was relocated to The ...

Ground broken for new bank

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BUCKHANNON — With a projected completion date of late fall, Citizens Bank of West Virginia will have a new branch office in Buckhannon by the end of the year. On Friday morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held as officials and community members prepare for Citizens Bank of West ...

17 Randolph students attend Boys State

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American Legion Post 29, along with additional community donors, sponsored 17 young men to attend the 81st American Legion Mountaineer Boys State the week of June 10-16. The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State is a one-week course in the operations of government and political process. ...

On Track

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ELKINS — Work is underway on the new Elkins Rail Trail Connector project, which will link downtown to the current trail that stretches to Parsons. “They are under construction. That kicked off a couple of weeks ago now,” Robbie Morris, Randolph County Development Authority executive ...