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Community center launches website

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ELKINS — To provide easy access to information about exciting events offered at the Phil Gainer Community Center, a website was officially launched Thursday. Facility manager Chris Lee said, “The website is designed to be very user-friendly. We want people in the community to know ...

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Highland Adventist students pose for a photograph on the deck of ‘Old Ironside’ during a recent trip to Boston.

HAS students take trip to Boston

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ELKINS — Highland Adventist School students visited Boston for their end-of-year educational field trip. While there, the students took a whale watch cruise where they saw humpbacks, experienced lightning created by the giant Van de Graff generators at the New England Science museum and ...

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Mill Creek woman faces multiple charges

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing numerous felony charges after allegedly being found in possession of a large amount of drugs. Lisa Marie Lloyd, 37, of Mill Creek, is charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and two felony ...

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Probable cause found in Collins case

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ELKINS — Probable cause was found for the arrest of a Randolph County man facing charges after allegedly being found in possession of pornography depicting children. John Anthony Collins, 47, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession of child pornography depicting ...

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Law enforcement officials with the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police and Philippi Police Department converse after an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery, a gas company located along Barbour County Highway in Moatsville, which took the lives of two people and forced another to be taken by helicopter to a hospital in Morgantown Wednesday afternoon.

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PHILIPPI — Two people are dead after an explosion at a Barbour County gas company on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials responded to an incident that investigating officer Chief Deputy B.M. Carpenter, of the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, referred to as a “very big ...

Legislature adjourns until June 5

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WHEELING — Members of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates haven’t agreed on much in recent days, but Wednesday they concurred in adjourning their special session until June 5. The action came on a day that saw the Senate pass the House’s tax reform bill with a number of ...

ABU School of Nursing alums take classroom into the community

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PHILIPPI — A pair of Alderson Broaddus University School of Nursing graduates are taking their classroom work and carrying it out into the community. “While furthering my education in the BSN program, I worked on a couple of projects with a classmate about community health and ...

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Interim Elkins Police Chief J.C. Raffety, from right, and Patrolman Christopher Boatwright speak to Elkins Middle School students about law enforcement jobs and even demonstrate proper handcuff usage during Wednesday’s career fair at the Phil Gainer Community Center.

Career fair reaches middle school students

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ELKINS — Students at Elkins Middle School were able to explore potential occupations and speak with more than 40 area professionals Wednesday as part of a career fair designed just for them. The career fair allowed students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades to meet with representatives ...

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Exhibit slated at The Arts Center

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ELKINS — From 5 to 7 p.m. on June 2, The Arts Center will present the artwork of Don Hall, T. M. Nicholas, and David Curtis at an opening reception in The Arts Center’s Great Hall. Linda Walker Roberts’ solo exhibit also opens in the Maxwell Gallery. These openings are free and open ...

Walking program slated to begin

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ELKINS — Many people around the area are gearing up to take part in a community program that is designed to increase activity. The program, 100 Miles in 100 Days, challenges people in the community to get out and become active by committing 20 minutes every day to walk at least one ...

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BCS director Sarah Nale, left, and pianist Joshua Stubbs prepare for the concert.

BCS plans special concert

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BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Choral Society will once again celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with the local community with a public concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Wesley Chapel. This year the group will be adding a few new dimensions to the program. ...

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Local man charged following alleged attack

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man was arrested after allegedly attacking another man in downtown Elkins. Jacob Brandon Ray, 32, is charged with one felony count of malicious wounding. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County ...

Randolph County woman pleads to felony

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman accused of stealing items from the Elkins Wal-mart on two separate occasions entered into a plea agreement Wednesday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Kristin Michelle Gillette, 28, of Elkins, pleaded guilty to an information charging her with one felony ...

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Vance Jackson, Davis Health System chief executive officer, speaks Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Emergency Room at Davis Medical Center, which is part of a multi-year campaign. Also shown are Mike Bell, center, director of the Davis Health System Foundation, and Hugh Hitchcock, right, president of the Davis Health System Foundation Board of Directors.

Construction Begins

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ELKINS — Instead of ceremonial groundbreaking shovels, leaders from Davis Medical Center used sledgehammers Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a new state-of-the art emergency room. The new emergency department will be larger, and it is designed to improve patient experiences ...