God and Freedom Rally set for Saturday in Beverly

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BEVERLY — The third annual God and Freedom Rally is scheduled to kick off Saturday morning at the Beverly Fire Hall, raising funding for Appalachian Wounded Warriors. “The purpose of this rally is to show support of the freedoms we have in this nation, to show support to God and to ...

Independent redistricting panel supported

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PARKERSBURG — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that would prevent states from drawing election districts based on politics. The court agreed to hear the appeal of a decision by a three-judge panel in Wisconsin that struck down a legislative district map drawn by Republicans who took ...

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VBS director Michelle Rhodes gathers with children attending Job Church of God’s ‘Outta This World’-themed Vacation Bible School, which culminates today.

Job Church of God offers VBS

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JOB — The Job Church of God outside of Harman is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School event this week for all children. The nightly sessions began Monday evening and will conclude today. VBS runs from 6 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m. each evening. Any child from or around the ...

One injured in Harman accident

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HARMAN — An accident in Harman sent one person to the hospital on Thursday afternoon. Chief Deputy B.T. Sharp, of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, said that at approximately 12:51 p.m., a tractor-trailer — operated by Proudfoot Trucking out of Philippi — was traveling west on ...


Beverly man facing felony drug charge

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ELKINS — A Beverly man was arrested this week on drug charges. Scott Jackson Hamrick, 37, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver. He is currently incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $75,000 cash or surety bond set by Randolph County ...

Antique Car and Truck Show set

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JUNIOR — This year’s Antique Car and Truck Show will be at the Junior Volunteer Fire Department Sunday. This is a fundraiser event that everyone in the community of all ages can attend. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Barbour County Strutters Baton and Dance Team ...

Capito announces broadband funding


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has announced $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide broadband access in Barbour, Randolph and Upshur counties. The grant will be matched with $450,000 in local funds, bringing ...

Justice won’t veto or sign budget

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will not sign the $4.228 billion budget bill passed by the Legislature, but he will allow it to become law without his signature. “I can’t possibly put my name on this,” Justice said during an announcement Wednesday morning. “I think we have ...

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Davis & Elkins College Admission Counselor Phillip Engelkemier, at right, presents scholarships to Colin Young and Jay Stiltner.

D&E College awards scholarships


ELKINS — Two Webster County High School students, Colin Young and Jay Stiltner, received the Highlands Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College during the school’s annual awards ceremony. The distinctive Highlands Scholar Program provides a significant tuition discount to West ...

Mountaineer Days planned in Tucker

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THOMAS — The Thomas Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary at this year’s Mountaineer Days. The event will be part of the 60th annual firework display celebrating the Fourth of July, organized by the Thomas Fire Department. The Mountaineer Days weekend events ...

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Mountain Stage returns to Augusta Festival


ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and Mountain Stage with Larry Groce are again teaming up to present a stellar performance of folk, bluegrass, American rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian-inspired country. The annual Augusta Festival Concert is set for ...

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The 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival Royal Trumpeteers are, from left, Juanita Kathleen Teter, Kyle Golden Murphy, Abiel Gallagher-Reyes and Brooke Ashleigh Pritt.

Forest Festival Royal Trumpeteers announced

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ELKINS — Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Chad Shoemaker has announced the appointments of Abiel Gallagher-Reyes, Kyle Golden Murphy, Brooke Ashleigh Pritt and Juanita Kathleen Teter as Royal Trumpeteers for the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival. Abiel Gallagher-Reyes is ...

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Multiple fire crews work to extinguish a fire that destroyed a Crystal Springs residence Wednesday. The fire erupted around 2 a.m. The house was a total loss, officials said.

Fire destroys home in Crystal Springs

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ELKINS — Crews responded to a house fire in Crystal Springs around 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Elkins Fire Department assistant chief Ron Corcoran said a blaze overtook a residence early Wednesday morning. The home was deemed a total loss by officials on the scene. The cause of the ...

Hearing continued in burglary case

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ELKINS — A preliminary hearing was continued this week in the case of a Randolph County man who was charged after allegedly kicking in the door to a garage of a nearby residence. Christopher Michael Galford, 30, of Mabie, is charged with one felony count of daytime burglary. He is ...


One killed in Barbour explosion

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PHILIPPI — Another fatality was reported Tuesday morning after an explosion at a gas company site in Barbour County, less than one month after a previous explosion killed two people at the facility. A tank explosion at Midland Resource Recovery Inc. on U.S. 119 near Arden Tuesday morning ...