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Stalking Awareness Month Observed

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Buckhannon Mayor Dave McCauley signed a proclamation this week making January Stalking Awareness Month in Buckhannon. From left are Women’s Aid in Crisis Sexual Assault Advocate Bobbie Cox, Women’s Aid in Crisis Domestic Violence Advocate Addie Helmick, McCauley and Upshur County Family ...

D&E College to honor MLK

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College is hosting two public events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Focusing on diversity and equality, both presentations will take place Monday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. Authors Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman will ...

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Man accused of malicious wounding

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ELKINS — A Barbour County man is behind bars after allegedly running another man over with his vehicle. Michael Steven Brewer, 34, of Belington, is charged with one felony count of malicious wounding. He is housed at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph ...

Man faces malicious assault charge

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PARSONS — A Putnam County man is facing several charges after he allegedly physically assaulted a woman and burned her with a cigarette. Cody Taylor Yingst, 22, of Hurricane, is charged with one felony count of malicious assault, one misdemeanor count of battery and one misdemeanor count of ...

Martin Luther King march is canceled

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ELKINS — The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March and Celebration, originally scheduled for sunday, has been canceled. A release sent out for the organizing group by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce reads: “Regretfully, this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day March ...

Capito co-sponsors Safeguard Israel Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., this week co-sponsored the Safeguard Israel Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to cut off funding from the United Nations until the president certifies to Congress that the United ...

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Local star reaches international listeners

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ELKINS — A young voice from Elkins has been heard around the world, even soaring upward on a list of top 2016 artists on an international radio station based in France. Singer/songwriter Gracie Metheny is still in middle school, but her country-style vocal talent has earned local notoriety. ...

Stewart scores 1,000th point

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BUCKHANNON — Prior to their basketball game with West Liberty University this week, the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat basketball program recognized junior forward Mari Stewart for recently scoring her 1,000th career point. The native of Templeton, Calif. scored her 1,000th point in a ...

West Virginia Wesleyan College Dean’s List

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BUCKHANNON — Local area students were named to the President’s Academic Recognition List and Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College for the 2016 fall semester. The President’s List acknowledges academic excellence among Wesleyan’s students. The criteria for inclusion on the ...

Randolph County School Menu

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ELKINS —     The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — No school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pop Tart, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; lunch — Rotini, ...

Upshur County School Menu

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UPSHUR — The following is next week’s menus for Upshur school’s breakfasts and lunches: Daily lunch choices included: fresh fruit and vegetable bar, meat alternate and milk BUMS and BUHS offer a salad bar daily. Monday: Breakfast — No school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Randolph Senior Center Menu

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ELKINS — The following is next week’s noon meals menu at the Randolph County Senior Center: Monday: All sites closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday: Beef stew, peach half with cottage cheese on lettuce, strawberry ice cream, biscuit and milk. Wednesday: Salisbury ...

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United Way Shows Off Quilt

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United Way officials and volunteers show off the handmade quilt that will be auctioned off during next Friday’s United Way auction at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins. From left are United Way Executive Director JoBeth Johnston, United Way Campaign Chair Kathy Leombruno, Diana ...

Boil water advisory issued

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The Norton Harding Jimtown PSD has issued a boil water advisory for the Norton, Jimtown area. The advisory will be in effect  until further notice.

MLK March set for Sunday

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ELKINS — The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March and Celebration will go on as planned; however, the venue has changed. Officials with the event said the march will still begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Arts Center on Randolph Avenue in Elkins, but will proceed to the third floor of the ...

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DHS executive earns top honor

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ELKINS — Carl Nichols, MBA, FACHE, vice president of Professional Services for Davis Health System (DHS) recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. “The healthcare management field ...

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Broughton Reads to Students

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Elkins Mayor Van Broughton reads ‘Snow Dance’ by Lezlie Evans to Mrs. Post’s kindergarten class Thursday at Beverly Elementary School. Broughton said before Christmas a student asked him to visit her class.

BOE to vote again on school closure

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ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education leaders have scheduled another vote regarding the proposed closure of Valley Head Elementary School, based on a “legal technicality” and a recommendation from state legal counsel. West Virginia Board of Education leaders requested Wednesday ...

Officials hear about transit program

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BUCKHANNON — Several local organizations made presentations before the Upshur County Commission Thursday. Country Roads Transit officials presented a report on the past year. Laura Ward spoke on behalf of the transit, informing Commissioners the transit has been helping the public for ...