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Forest Service accepting grant applications

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region is announcing the annual request for applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) grant program. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of ...

WVU researcher studies whooping cough

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MORGANTOWN — Scientists and bacteria are locked in an arms race. Over time, bacteria can evolve to resist today’s powerful vaccines. Bordetella pertussis—which causes pertussis, or whooping cough—is no different. Although the current vaccines that protect against it are highly ...

Morrisey warns students of scams

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds college students to avoid phony employment and internship ads when looking to jump-start postgraduate career goals or earn extra money. College students use internships to build up work experience, while employment helps ...

First United Methodist Women plan event

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ELKINS — United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church, Elkins, are extending an invitation to women throughout the community to attend a day-long retreat from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church’s location on 315 Kerens Ave. This year’s theme is “Food for ...

St. Joseph’s podiatrist to see patients in Thomas

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital recently announced that foot and ankle specialist, Addison Michael, DPM, will now be seeing patients on the campus of Cortland Acres in Thomas. Michael’s expertise is in fore foot, rear foot and ankle reconstruction surgery, wound care and diabetic ...

Hart awarded memorial scholarship

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Belington resident and student Kelsey Hart has received an ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Award for college during the 2019- 2020 academic year. Her father died in the line of duty while serving the Belington Fire Department. Michael A. “Mikey” Hart, a third generation ...

Attorney General announces settlement

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CHARLESTON —West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey helped reach a multistate settlement shutting down a for-profit company that allegedly misled consumers about its support for military service members. Hearts 2 Heroes Inc., doing business as Active Duty Support Services Inc., made ...

Manchin sends FCC chairman speed test results

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., this week sent eight letters to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with results from speed tests across West Virginia to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps of West Virginia and support the need for ...

Official calls for new utility, new fee

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ELKINS — An Elkins official is calling for the creation of a storm water utility, which would be financed through a fee charged to all businesses and residences within city limits. Operations Manager Bob Pingley led a storm water management discussion with Elkins City Council ...

Local vet remembers Woodstock

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ELKINS — Today as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, a local Vietnam veteran recalls his personal memories of attending the historic concert. Roger Ware of Elkins was among the estimated 400,000 people to attend the original Woodstock event. ...

Saturday event to support historic restoration

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BEVERLY — Supporting local history, heritage, and commerce has never tasted so good! Members of the community are invited to enjoy their evening while they eat and drink at the 2019 Beverly Heritage Center Summer Brew and Wine Fest. Featuring live music, a silent auction, free admission ...

Del. Harshbarger to resign

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PARKERSBURG — A member of the House of Delegates from Ritchie County is resigning to take a new job at his employer, a company spokesman said. Delegate Jason Harshbarger, R-7th, a 14-year employee of Dominion Energy, will become the new state policy director for the company in September, ...

Kids Day Event set for Saturday in Elkins

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ELKINS — The Randolph County America’s Promise Coalition and Family Resource Network will be hosting the 16th Annual National Kids Day Event on Saturday at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins. The Randolph County event will play host to an array of free activities designed for the ...

Tucker County Fair Schedule of Events

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Monday, Aug. 19 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Open Exhibits begin 4-8 p.m.: Animal Check-In at the Barn 8 p.m.: Exhibitors Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 20 Exhibit judging takes place in the morning 4 p.m.: Concessions open 5-9 p.m.: Inflatables 5 p.m.: Children’s Pedal Pull in the ring 5:30 ...

WVDEP opens annual photo contest

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is now taking submissions for the 17th Annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower 2020 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar contest. The deadline for entries is Sept. 1. The following rules for the contest ...

Philippi Main Street partners with banks

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PHILIPPI — Once again, Philippi’s three banks have partnered with Philippi Main Street to provide exhibit space for entrants into the 2019 Plein Air Project, part of this year’s spring Art Stroll. The banks set up a display area in their lobbies for the Plein Air paintings giving ...

PSC warns consumers about utility scams

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CHARLESTON – The Public Service Commission of West Virginia cautions utility customers to be alert to a new round of utility scams. This warning comes as several predatory incidents have been reported throughout the state. Recently, a caller told a customer that their electric service ...