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Elkins man charged with felony count of grand larceny

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is behind bars and accused of stealing a vehicle. Vincent Matthew Kelly-Zito, 30, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate George M. ...

Two-Vehicle Wreck

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A Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Cruze sustained damage after a two-vehicle accident shortly after a 9 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Gorman Avenue and Martin Street in Elkins. No one was injured as a result of the accident. The Elkins Police Department, Elkins Fire Department and Randolph ...

Commission tables pipeline vote

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission discussed Thursday the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that is proposed to run through many West Virginia counties. Representatives in favor of the pipeline as well as those in opposition to the project were in attendance Thursday. Christine ...

Hardy County man accused of stealing lottery tickets

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ELKINS — A Hardy County man is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a store where he was employed and cashing them out at a different store. Bradly Robert Grey, 24, of Wardensville, is charged with one felony count of forgery and one felony count of ...

Bond modified in firearm case

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ELKINS — Bond was modified Thursday for an Upshur County man who was allegedly found in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. Bond for Shawn Phillip Lee Edwards Jr., 27, of Buckhannon, was modified from $10,000 cash-only to $10,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Chief Magistrate ...

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Micah Allen accepts agriculture certificate from commissioner

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MILL CREEK — Micah Allen, an eighth grade student at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School, won first place in a middle school statewide essay competition sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. He visited the Capitol in Charleston Feb. 22 to receive the award from West ...

D&E recognizes 24 fall and winter graduates

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ELKINS — Twenty-four Davis & Elkins College students were recognized during a reception for fall and winter graduates. Students received certificates presented by Dr. Sharmi Roy, interim vice president for academic affairs. Students recognized were: Mohammed Abdulfattah, Bachelor of ...

Starry Mountain Singers set to perform

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ELKINS — The Starry Mountain Singers, an eight-member vocal ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the Great Hall of Halliehurst at Davis & Elkins College. The group presents a wide range of traditional music from around the United States and abroad. The concert is open to the ...

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Donation Will Support Midland Students

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Students from Sarah Wamsley’s fourth-grade class at Midland Elementary School gather Wednesday with a thank-you card for a $500 donation from ExxonMobil, which was made on behalf of Colonial Court Exxon and Jacobs Petroleum. Standing in back, from left, are Todd Wamsley, Ryan Vance, Andrew ...

A pile of syringes and other paraphernalia was located along a trail leading to the spillway on Georgetown Road in Elkins. The discovery has prompted an investigation by the Elkins Police Department as well as anger from many in the community.

Officials investigate syringes

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ELKINS — The Elkins Police Department has launched an investigation into a large amount of syringes and spoons found near a popular fishing spot in Elkins. Pictures of the paraphernalia, discovered along a hiking trail that leads to the spillway along Georgetown Road, surfaced on Facebook ...

ACLU files FOIA in Cross incident

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ELKINS — The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia has filed a Freedom of Information Act request as part of its investigation into a memorandum issued by former Elkins Police Chief Craig Cross. Joseph Cohen, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West ...

Local woman pleads guilty to check charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman accused of writing a worthless check to an Elkins business entered into a plea agreement Wednesday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Ellen Marie Johnson, 51, of Thomas, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of writing a worthless check. The prosecution ...

Junior man charged with felony count of wanton engangerment

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PHILIPPI — A Barbour County man is behind bars and accused of firing a shotgun at an individual inside a Junior residence. Robert Darnell Leash, 31, of Junior, is charged with one felony count of wanton endangerment involving a firearm. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...

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‘American Idol’ contestants set to perform

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ELKINS — Two “American Idol” contestants will take the stage for the Deja vu Music Festival as Davis & Elkins College again teams up with Randolph County businesses to present a concert benefiting the Elkins/Randolph County YMCA. Lauren Alaina, runner-up of the 10th season, will ...

Members of the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association prepare to tour the newly renovated Upper Barracks CCC Museum Addition.

CCC Museum hosts February meeting

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QUIET DELL — The February meeting of the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association took place Feb. 19 in Quiet Dell, Harrison County, at the CCC Museum. Vice President Reggie Rogers of Chub Run conducted the meeting and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. ...

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Fifth-grade students from Homestead Elementary School perform during Tuesday’s Randolph County Board of Education meeting in Beverly

BOE hears from principals

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BEVERLY — From test scores and community projects to maintenance needs, principals from Beverly and Homestead elementary schools presented updates Tuesday to the Randolph County Board of Education. As part of Local School Improvement Council presentations, board members heard from Paul ...

FBI Warns of Phone Scam That Uses the FBI’s Name to Threaten Arrest

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The FBl's Pittsburgh Division is warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs or fakes the FBl's name on the recipient's voicemail. Scammers have targeted residents around the region, claiming to be the FBI stating they are an "officer" of the FBI, Department of Tax and Crime ...

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The Arts Center’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. This year’s celebration features a New Orleans-style buffet of southern dishes, dancing and live entertainment, including        Hybrid Soul Project.

Annual Mardi Gras Celebration slated

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ELKINS — The Arts Center’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. This year’s celebration features a New Orleans-style buffet of southern dishes, dancing and live entertainment. “We love offering a Mardi Gras celebration every year, and this one is ...

Rally coming to Elkins in July

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ELKINS — The rumble of motorcycle engines will ring in the mountains of Elkins this July as more than 500 riders are expected to enter the area. The Gold Wing Road Riders Association West Virginia District will host its West Virginia Rally in Elkins July 20-22. The rally had taken place in ...

Philippi passes fire fee measure

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PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council unanimously voted in favor of the city fire fee ordinance on its second and final reading Tuesday. Many local volunteer fire fighters, along with wives, girlfriends, parents, family members and other citizens, came to the meeting to show their support for ...