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Purple Majesties Red Hats host February luncheon

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ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted their February luncheon Feb. 11 at Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant in Elkins. Queen Mother BJ McKenzie presided over the meeting. Susan Channel and Candy Crawford were the duchesses for the February event. After a short business ...

1863 to host Elkins Main Street fundraiser

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ELKINS — A fundraiser for Elkins Main Street featuring dinner and alive music experience is set for Thursday. The Chef’s Table at 1863 event brings together the sweet sounds and tastes of Appalachia. The elevated casual dining experience, featuring 1863 Appalachian Bistro Chef Sara ...

Flood repair work opportunities now available

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ELKINS — The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division is accepting bids on a flood recovery project in Greenbrier County on Monongahela National Forest. The project is funded by the Federal Highways Administration through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, and will help to ...

Zachary Samples graduates from Air Force basic training

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U.S. Air Force Airman Zachary W. Samples graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, ...

Voting machines tested for levy election

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ELKINS — Voting machines have been tested in preparation for the March 9 special election for the Randolph County Schools levy proposal. Randolph County Clerk Brenda Wiseman put several of the machines through their paces last week, assisted by Randolph County Commission President Mark ...

Upshur looking at extracurricular trips procedures

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BUCKHANNON — A request to give Upshur County Schools’ bus drivers a chance at extracurricular trips again will be handled through new practices being developed and not by revising a policy. Assistant superintendent Dr. Debra Harrison told the Upshur County Board of Education Tuesday that ...

Suspect taken into custody by officials after hours-long situation

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ELKINS — Police officers arrested a suspect after the search for the man led to streets being blocked off Friday night, residents being warned to stay away from the area and a tactical response unit arriving on the scene. Steven James Phares, 30, is charged with possession of a controlled ...

Lawmakers keep high court in check

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, under new management, has worked hard to put rules and policies in place to fight the perceptions of corruption that plagued justices over the last year. But the recent sentencing of former chief justice Allen Loughry on Wednesday to ...

Elkins man is arrested after high-speed pursuit

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ELKINS — An Elkins man was arrested Friday after a high-speed pursuit, with drugs, cash and a gun allegedly found in the vehicle. Scott Jackson Hamrick, 38, was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference, possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver, ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Week Six at the Capitol

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As of Sunday, there are 20 days left in the 60-day 2019 legislative session. While we are still not close to concluding this year’s attempt at education reform, I believe the drama has peaked. I expect the West Virginia Senate will make an attempt today to amend the version of Senate Bill ...

Delivering Valentines to Seniors

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Submitted photo 4-H Hi-Fi club delivers Valentines Day cards to to Nellas Nursing Home. Members of the 4-H Hi-Fi club met at 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Nellas Nursing Home to give valentines card to residents.

Two Harman students win First Lady’s contest

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CHARLESTON — First Lady Cathy Justice is happy to announce the winners of her Valentines to West Virginia Contest. The First Lady received 613 entries and was excited and impressed with the young artistic talent in West Virginia. “Our Artist Series has gained momentum and I’m ...

Poultry Litter Cost Share sign up set

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PHILIPPI — The Tygarts Valley Conservation District will be accepting applications for their Poultry Litter Program beginning Feb. 25 through March 7. Applications will be available on Feb. 25 at the district office in Philippi and on the district’s website at wvca.us/districts The ...

Elkins looks at spending sales tax revenue

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ELKINS — City officials began work on determining how to spend the revenue from the city’s new 1 percent sales tax during a special call Finance Committee meeting Friday morning. Elkins leaders looked at projects that are included in the five-year strategic plan the city passed last ...

House OKs banking fix for medical marijuana

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CHARLESTON — With wide bipartisan support, a bill that will help the state’s new medical marijuana program get off the ground is on its way to the West Virginia Senate. The House of Delegates Friday passed House Bill 2538, providing banking services for medical cannabis, with 89 members ...

Forest Heritage Area receives designation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is praising federal legislative action this week for protecting the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, which is part of 18 counties including Randolph County. Manchin, a ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, ...

Library shares plans with Upshur County Commissioners

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BROOKS HILL — What’s happening at Brooks Hill? It’s a question librarian Judith Williams wants people to ask more and more when it comes to the James W. Curry Public Library and Park. She updated the Upshur County Commission Thursday on what happened in 2018 and plans for 2019. ...

Co-founder of project to end human trafficking speaking at D&E

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ELKINS — Human trafficking takes many forms, affecting people internationally, domestically, and even in rural communities such as West Virginia. Dr. Mary Burke, co-founder of the Project to End Human Trafficking, will present a free public lecture, “What You Should Know About Human ...