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Homestead Elementary transferred to local group

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Board of Education voted Tuesday to transfer ownership of Homestead Elementary School to an area group that plans to utilize the facility as a center for the community. The Tygart Valley Homestead Association gained ownership of the school and its 17 acre tract ...

Free market coming to Buckhannon

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BUCKHANNON — Goods and services will be offered at Sunday’s upcoming Really, Really Free Market, and yes, everything is really free. Though this is just the second RRFM chapter featured in West Virginia, the first known one began in 1999 in New Zealand with the Food Not Bombs ...

Bullett talks basketball, learning with Buckhannon Rotary Club

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BUCKHANNON — Vicky Bullett, West Virginia Wesleyan’s head coach for women’s basketball, spoke to Buckhannon Rotary Club members Tuesday about the team’s strong drive for education and its upcoming fundraiser. Bullett has been head coach for the Lady Bobcats since May 2016. A ...

Man accused of fleeing from police

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ELKINS — An arrest was made this week after an area man allegedly fled from police during a traffic stop, crashed into two vehicles parked at a Beverly residence then fled again on foot. Timothy Dale Moore, 32, is charged with one felony count of fleeing in vehicle. He is incarcerated at ...

Jenkins officially files for Senate

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PARKERSBURG — A sitting congressman Tuesday filed for the U.S. Senate from West Virginia. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., was accompanied by his wife, son and daughter at the office of the Secretary of State in Charleston where he filed for the Republican nomination. Thomas Mills, a Republican ...

W.Va. photographer sells photos

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg woman has sold two nature photos to a company that markets a nationwide line of bird seed and bird-related products. Sharon Carper, whose avocation is photography, in 2016 shot the photographs of a tufted titmouse and a male cardinal at her former residence on ...

Man charged in vehicle theft after crash

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and stealing a second car to escape. Brenton Matthew Vandevender, 23, of Montrose, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $40,000 ...

Belington man enters plea regarding stolen vehicle

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ELKINS — An area man found in possession of a stolen vehicle was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement Tuesday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Vincent Gregory Baisi, 23, of Belington, was sentenced to six months in jail on one misdemeanor count of unlawful taking of a vehicle. ...

Agencies raise awareness through proclamations

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ELKINS — Agency leaders and Elkins city officials were on hand recently for two proclamations that declared the month of January as National Stalking and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Representatives from Women’s Aid In Crisis and the Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center ...

Legacy Honored

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ELKINS —The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was honored by students at Davis & Elkins College on what would have been the activist’s 89th birthday. ON Monday evening, members of the public gathered with students, faculty and staff to celebrate the life of the minister and ...

Blue & Gray Committee to meet

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PHILIPPI — Last year’s Blue & Gray Reunion commemorative weekend opened with musical selections by the Blue & Gray Community Choir led by local director Judson Bracey. The choir’s opening ceremony selections and the full concert are just two of the many events planned for this ...

City signs deal with pipeline company

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BUCKHANNON — Before signing the water system improvement project agreement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, the Buckhannon Water Board heard concerns from two residents. Inside the lengthy agreement, installations, requirements, responsibilities and other details were ...

CCC schedules several upcoming events

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QUIET DELL — The West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, located in Harrison County, Harrison County Commission Quiet Dell Grade School Property announces the major event dates for 2018. WVSCCC Museum President Reggie Rogers of Chub Run said the museum board of ...

Club members learn more about Rotary Foundation

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ELKINS — Members of the Elkins Rotary Club learned about the importance of The Rotary Foundation during their Monday meeting. Elkins Rotary Club board member Pat Schoonover said The Rotary Foundation allows Rotary groups across the country to assist in projects globally. “This is not ...

Project Life Change starting new session

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department is ready to help you get a start on the new year with the spring session of Project Life Change set to begin Jan. 22. Now in its fifth year, Project Life Change was recently awarded funding from the Snowshoe Foundation for ...

Rifle rally tickets now available

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ELKINS — Tickets are now available for the Rifle Rally, sponsored by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation and the Tygart Valley Lions Club. The event is scheduled for March 3, and will take place at the Randolph County Armory, on Route 33 west of Elkins. Those interested in purchasing ...

WVDA opens invasive pest email hotline

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture opened an email hotline for the early detection of invasive pests. West Virginia citizens can send a picture of a suspected pest, a brief description of visible damage to buildings or plants and their location (nearest town) to ...

Tucker County Senior News

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‘Out West’ Trip There may be a couple of openings for the Centers’ “Out West” trip Aug. 21-31. If you would like to be added to the list or you want more details, please call 304-478-2423. The first payment is due Jan. 18. Lancaster, Pennsylvania trip Officials are planning a ...

Poetry Day planned Feb. 17 in Petersburg

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PETERSBURG — The Grant County Arts Council Inc. will present Poetry Day from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Landes Arts Center, 18 Mt. View St. in Petersburg. Participants may just listen and enjoy or read poetry by themselves or others. This event is free and open to ...