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Reporter’s Notebook: Bringing down the gavel

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Around 2009 when I was starting West Virginia Watchdog, my first foray into the world of statehouse reporting, I made contact with a guy who wrote a book about West Virginia political corruption. I wanted to seek him out and get blanket permission to use the book as a source when doing ...

Schopp discusses Barbour resources

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PHILIPPI — Al Schopp, vice president of Antero Resources, provided a detailed description of the oil and gas resources located in Barbour County during the October luncheon meeting at the Medallion Restaurant of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. The well-attended session included local ...

Renowned musician to play in Elkins

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ELKINS — Rachel Eddy is a well-known traditional fiddler and banjo player who has played across the nation and in Europe and has been an instructor at Augusta Heritage Center. She will perform Thursday in a house concert at the home of Michael and Carrie Kline, 320 Center St. in Elkins. ...

D&E hosting forum

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Debate Society and iDebate Rwanda will host a public forum at 7 p.m. today in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. The topic is “Forgiveness Versus Justice in the Aftermath of Genocide.” The event, sponsored by the ...

Elementary schools start New Kids Heart Challenge

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Students in elementary schools in West Virginia and around the country have a new way to move their bodies toward heart health, earn benefits for their schools and give back to their community this school year. The American Heart Association recently announced details of its new Kids Heart ...

FOUND GUILTY

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CHARLESTON — A federal jury on Friday found Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, guilty on 11 of 22 counts, innocent of 10 others and were hung on one. Sentencing will be Jan. 16. The verdicts come nearly one year after the first news reports about Loughry’s ...

Forum to host supreme court candidates

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WHEELING — Candidates for two unexpired seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will be here for a candidate forum this month. At least 15 of the 20 candidates have confirmed they will attend the event, set for Oct. 21 at West Virginia Northern Community College. The time and ...

Davis & Elkins College hosts Founders’ Day Convocation

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College homecoming weekend kicked off Friday with their Founders’ Day Convocation. Dozens gathered at Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeely Auditorium to take part in the award ceremony, which took place Friday afternoon. Distinguished Alumnus ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following property transfers were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse: Shirley G. McBee to Dennis P. McBee, two tracts in Beverly District, no monetary consideration. Danny Ray Arbogast to Charles W. Dyer and Natalie R. Dyer, two parcels in Dry Fork District, $14,000. Ray ...

Court blocks impeachment proceedings

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court Thursday agreed with a justice trying to stop the impeachment trial against her that is scheduled Monday. Justice Margaret Workman said the proceedings against her were flawed on constitutional, jurisdictional and procedural reasons, including ...

Elkins supports trail system proposal

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ELKINS — The city of Elkins is supporting a proposal to create a Stuart Park Trail System that is being submitted to the U.S. Forest Service for consideration. At Wednesday’s Elkins City Council meeting, City Clerk Jessica Sutton explained that the city received a request to support the ...

Library to offer training seminar

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ELKINS — A representative from the Read Aloud West Virginia program will conduct a training seminar Tuesday at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. A community training for readers will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Mary Kay Bond, executive director of Read ...

Church hosting free concert

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Brian Free and Assurance will be performing at Christ’s Church in Horner, on Rt. 33 between Weston and Buckhannon, 7 p.m. Saturday. Pastor Rick Wyatt would like to invite you to a night of celebrating the Lord in song and praise. The concert is free and is open to the public. Brian ...

Parsons mayor urges others ‘keep your check-ups’

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PARSONS — Parsons Mayor Dorothy Judy has a lot of people who depend on her: She is married with three children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, she owns her own hair salon and she has been the mayor of Parsons for nearly 10 years. She shares one important piece of advice to ...

Ensemble to perform in Grant County

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PETERSBURG — Grant County Arts Council Inc. will present Appalachian Ensemble, a traditional music and dance ensemble of students from Davis and Elkins College, at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Landes Arts Center, 18 Mt. View St. in Petersburg. Event Underwriters are Linda and Duke McDaniel, and ...

Kater set to return to D&E for performance

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College alumna and international recording artist Kaia Kater will present two special events Saturday as part of Homecoming, Senator Nation and Family Weekend. A question-and-answer session, “From D&E to the International Stage,” will take place at 10 ...

Strengthening Families Program set

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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents/Caregivers & Youth 10-14 Fall Sessions are set to start at Elkins Middle School. Randolph County was one of two counties in West Virginia selected to implement a scientific proven model to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior ...

Edward Jones supporting Alzheimer’s Walk

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ELKINS — Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimers in Elkins. The Elkins walk will take place on Saturday in Riverbend Park. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m. The local Edward Jones branches ...