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YouthBuild North Central Mentor Group luncheon set

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ELKINS — YouthBuild North Central has recently begun a mentor group comprised of alumni who have completed its program. As part of an effort to encourage more former students to get involved with the mentor group, there will be an open invitation for alumni to attend a free luncheon Dec. ...

GBEMS robotics team named state champions

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On Saturday, the Green Bank Elementary Middle School’s robotics team took first place in the West Virginia First Lego League Tournament and will representing all of West Virginia (and be one of the teams representing the United States) at the World Championship Festival next ...

D&E Division of Creative Arts showcasing works

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ELKINS — Students in the Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts have let their energies flow creating various works throughout the semester. In celebration, the division will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Friday throughout the lower level of Myles Center for the ...

Health Department reminds residents to get flu vaccine

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The Randolph Elkins Health Department would like to remind everyone to get their flu shot. This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you have not gotten your influenza vaccine yet, it is not too late. The flu vaccine has many benefits and is the best way to resist the flu and its ...

Gaunch named Commerce Secretary

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CHARLESTON — After nearly six months without a permanent cabinet secretary, the state agency at the forefront of recruiting businesses to West Virginia has a new leader. Gov. Jim Justice announced that state Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, will be the new secretary of the Department of Commerce. ...

Gov. Justice provides PEIA recommendations

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CHARLESTON — With the end of December just 26 days away, the task force looking at making the state’s public employee health insurance program more affordable will have some decisions to make next week. The Coverage and Plan Subcommittee for the Public Employee Insurance Agency Task Force ...

Groups work to spread holiday cheer

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ELKINS — Two area organizations are partnering together for the second straight year to bring Christmas cheer to local youth. In an effort to make Christmas a little brighter for youngsters, the Randolph County Family Resource Network, with the support of the Snowshoe Foundation, are ...

New ‘Crunch Time’ event set at library

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Bayli Rhodes Staff Writer ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library is going to host their first-ever teen-only night on Sunday. The new “Crunch Time” event is slated for 5-8 p.m. and will allow local high schoolers to have their own time at the library to focus on finals ...

Wesleyan bands to perform at Arts Center

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ELKINS — “I started on alto saxophone at age eleven,” says Kyle Andrews, who will conduct two West Virginia Wesleyan College student bands in concert at the Randolph County Community Arts Center (RCCAC) at 7 p.m. Saturday. “I switched to drums about a year later, taught myself by ...

Artists at Work set to celebrate anniversary

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ELKINS — During the summer of 1993, Elkins noticed something new in an empty store front on Davis Avenue: the lights were on, the facade was freshly painted, framed art was on the walls and the sign on the glass announced “Artists at Work.” Two and a half decades later, on Saturday, ...

Magic of Christmas

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ELKINS — The magic of Christmas comes alive for youngsters who board the Polar Express train during the holiday season. For eight years, people from across West Virginia and surrounding states have visited Elkins to take a special Christmas ride on the Polar Express. Missy McCollam, ...

Justice appoints drug control policy director

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HUNTINGTON — Huntington, a city that saw a record number of overdoses from drug abuse in 2017, has seen a substantial decrease in overdoses this year. Now, the experts who have helped provide advice that led to those overdose decreases will be helping guide policy statewide. During a ...

Local music duo performs for Elkins Rotary Club

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ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club enjoyed a tuneful treat Monday afternoon, as a local musical duo played the club members some Christmas music and the unofficial West Virginia state song. Key to Adam, a group based in Upshur County, performed during Monday’s Elkins Rotary Club meeting, ...

Four arrested during traffic stop

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ELKINS — Four individuals are facing charges after a traffic stop led to the alleged discovery of drugs and firearms. Robert Michael Junkins, 50, of Shinnston, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one felony count of persons ...

Hardy County man admits to firearms charge

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ELKINS — Joshua A. Parker, of Baker, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Parker, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Parker, having been convicted of four previous felonies, admitted to possessing a 9mm pistol in ...

Task Force announces new officers

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PHILIPPI — The Philippi Law Enforcement Task Force, established in November of 1999, is entering its 20th year of voluntary service and, following its recent annual meeting, has announced officers for the new year. Since its founding, the Task Force has depended on government grants, ...