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Hearing waived in drug case

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ELKINS — A Tucker County man charged after allegedly being found with 36 grams of methamphetamine waived his preliminary hearing in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Michael Brooks Ketterman, 30, of Hambleton, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with ...

DOH to close road

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The Division of Highways recently announced the temporary closure of Tucker County Route 5, Location Road, near the Preston County line, Monday through Sept. 30, for slide repair. The closure will occur at milepost 7.37, approximately 0.60 miles north of county Route 5/3, Little Mill Run. ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary plans fundraiser

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary is holding a “12 Days of Autumn” Fund Raiser to benefit the Auxiliary Scholarship Program. Raffle tickets for the 12 baskets will be sold and a raffle ticket will be drawn each weekday for 12 weeks beginning on the first day of autumn, ...

City officials receive tablets

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ELKINS — Many city officials are using a new tool to help serve the town’s residents, as they have received new computer tablets in recent weeks. Elkins City Council approved an agreement Aug. 17 with AT&T to obtain 17 Samsung tablets for use by city officials. The business rate plan ...

D&E College plans ahead

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has taken the first step in defining its future, building from the bottom up with a strategic planning effort that encompasses the entire campus operations. In an energizing workshop Sept. 15 led by the national higher education consulting firm Credo, ...

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Members and residents take part in the Randolph County Humane Society’s first Furry Friends FUNdraiser, hosted by Smoke on the Water last June.

Humane Society fundraiser slated

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Humane Society is preparing for its second annual Furry Friends FUNdraiser, hosted by Smoke on the Water and scheduled for this Saturday. From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., participants and their leashed pets are welcome to support the Humane Society at the off-site ...

Old Brick Apprenticeship celebrates 27 seasons

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ELKINS — Each fall, for the past 27 years, there is a convergence of positive energy on the corner of Davis and 4th streets in downtown Elkins. Recognized as one of the top arts education programs in the nation, The Old Brick Playhouse Apprenticeship is an afterschool theatre program for ...

Free flights offered to youngsters on Saturday

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ELKINS — Young flight enthusiasts are invited to a free event at the Elkins-Randolph County Regional Airport on Saturday. Beginning at 2 p.m., the Experimental Aircraft Association will be offering free flights for youngsters between the ages of eight and 17. This opportunity is open to ...

28 people indicted by federal grand jury

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CLARKSBURG — Twenty-eight people have been named in two indictments handed down by a federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg on Aug. 29, acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. The first indictment was handed down alleging that a group of individuals from West Virginia ...

Elkins water rates to see rise in December

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ELKINS — City of Elkins water customers will see sizable rate increases in their bills due Dec. 19. Here’s why: The city is commencing debt service on the $37 million package of loans and bonds that funded the new water-treatment plant, pumping station, reservoir, and other critical ...

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2017 EHS Homecoming princesses, from left, are Ellen Reed, Mackenzie Guy, Sydney Oldaker, Hali Newlon, Madison Dillon, Kaci Zopp, Morgan Rizzio, Ally Simon, Laria Rush, Caitlin Weese, Madison Bowers, Addison Berdine and Sofia Triplett.

EHS names 2017 homecoming representatives

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School student body has voted on the 2017 homecoming representatives. Each underclassmen grade level has one female representative selected by their own class. The senior representatives are composed of 10 princesses who will vie for the queen’s homecoming crown. ...

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Dozens came out to the ‘Envisioning Downtown Elkins’ open house on Tuesday. Pictured from left are David Cutlip, Sid Gillispie and Bill Hartman.

Public gives input at open house

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ELKINS — Dozens of people came out to the “Envisioning Downtown Elkins” open house on Tuesday evening to give input on possible initiatives that could benefit the downtown community. Elkins Mayor Van Broughton said he thought the turnout was great, adding more than 70 people ...

Barbour Chamber to host breakfast for small businesses

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PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce has invited an expert to advise small business owners on how to protect their business. Larry Batten, an economic development specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration, will teach business owners how to identify and deal with ...

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The superintendent of the Randolph County Board of Education makes a proclamation Tuesday to recognize the week of Sept. 25 to 29 as West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees Week. Shown here during the meeting, from left, are Superintendent of Schools Gabriel J. ‘Gabe’ Devono; Luanna Moore, local membership chairperson; Rosemary Markley, local secretary; Lorrayne Corley, local budget chairperson; Donna Auvil, local president of the Randolph County ARSE and the Randolph County Board of Education; and Judy Harris, local vice president.

BOE discusses declining enrollment

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ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education members heard an update Tuesday about the county’s 2017 financial statement, which reflects the trend over the past few years of decreasing enrollment and funding. Brad Smith, director of finance for Randolph County Schools, presented an ...

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Studying are, front row, Donovan Rohr, Samantha Moyer and son, Liam; and back row: Donovan Howes and Kyle Hedrick. Not pictured are Patricia Angel and daughter, Emily Matthew.

Library hosts Spanish lessons

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MILL CREEK — A few weeks ago a Step by Step Beginning Spanish Class for Kids began at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek. Several mothers expressed an interest in taking the class also, and that is where the adventure began. Children with their mothers met once a week in the ...

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Streetscape plans top Rotary talk

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ELKINS — Initial plans for streetscape improvements in downtown Elkins topped discussion during Monday’s Rotary Club of Elkins meeting. Leaders involved with the Elkins Streetscape Vision spoke during the Rotary Club’s lunch meeting at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA, and they noted ...

Free exams are offered for first responders

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ELKINS — West Virginia University Occupational Medicine will be offering free services to all first responders on Thursday. From 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., first responders — including fire fighters, law enforcement officers, EMS and search and rescue — from across the state are invited to ...