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State employee wage lawsuit dismissed

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CHARLESTON — A federal lawsuit brought by several state employees against all three branches of West Virginia government, alleging their wages were shorted, was tossed Friday. U.S. District Judge John Bailey ruled Friday that the lawsuit brought by Heather Morris, Pamela Stumpf, Lula V. ...

Woman facing felony charge

Local News

ELKINS — A Huttonsville woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly stole $7.26 worth of items from a local gas station Cassie M. Stallman, 25, of Huttonsville, is facing a felony count of third-offense shoplifting after she allegedly took a YooHoo and two Bootleggers from the Par ...

RAD ride raises funds for CAV

Communities

Organizers said local motorcyclists had a great day at the RAD (Riders Against Domestic violence) ride that took place on May 23. Officials said there was a great turnout for the event, and announced that $1,200 was raised for Centers Against Violence, formally known as Women’s Aid in ...

ERCCC announces Roamin’ Randolph

Communities

ELKINS — This month, the Elkins Randolph County Chamber of Commerce’s Network Committee recognized the need to provide some type of event or series of events during this challenging time for both the residents and businesses of Randolph County. They recognized that people are looking ...

Bad Plan

Coronavirus

Of all the chintzy things to do, federal officials’ plan for West Virginia National Guard members takes the prize. Gov. Jim Justice is right to be livid about it. The rest of us in the Mountain State should be furious, too. Nearly 700 men and women of the National Guard have been working ...

Providing education during a crisis

Coronavirus

School systems all over the country are struggling to find safe and reliable ways to begin school this coming fall. Forced school closures in March denied students and teachers three months of instructional time. The Covid-19 Crisis has forced us to recognize that equal opportunity to education ...

HCC positive cases continue to rise

Local News

HUTTONSVILLE — The number of positive cases among the inmates at Huttonsville Correctional Facility climbed again on Friday, as Gov. Jim Justice announced five new cases, bringing the total to 116, and stressed free COVID-19 testing will be offered in Randolph County today to help ...

Grant will help D&E enhance honors program

Communities

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has been awarded a NetVUE Vocation across the Academy Grant to help strengthen and expand its four-year Honors Program. The initial $24,817 award will fund the program for three years beginning this July, and an additional $24,817 will be awarded in 2021 ...

Inmate sentenced for role in Tygart Valley Regional Jail riot

Local News

ELKINS—A Tygart Valley Regional Jail inmate has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison, consecutive to his current sentence, for destruction of property during a riot at the facility. Joshua Michael Taylor of Elkins was originally arrested and charged with two felony counts of ...

Deployment extension gets high praise

Local News

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia’s representation in the U.S. Senate praised action Thursday by President Donald Trump to keep the West Virginia National Guard on the frontlines of the coronavirus rapid response in the state. Trump issued the order to extend Title 32 ...

State GOP voter registration climbing

Local News

CHARLESTON — As voters turn in absentee ballots, turn out for early voting or prepare for the June 9 primary election, more Republicans and unaffiliated voters are registered to vote than Democratic voters this election in West Virginia. According to voter registration numbers released ...

City Hall News

Local News

ELKINS — Council’s Finance Committee meets virtually Monday, June 1, at 10 a.m. The committee will hear updates on the city’s financial position, in addition to reviewing several proposed budget revisions. Council meets virtually Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. The agenda has not yet been ...

Road Closure

Local News

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along County Route 41 in Tucker County, also known as Government Road, beginning Monday, June 1, through Wednesday, June 3, for paving. The closure will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning at milepost 5.87 and ...

Huttonsville inmate cases rise to 111

Local News

HUTTONSVILLE — The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise at Huttonsville Correctional Center, as officials work to isolate inmates and testing begins at other prison facilities throughout the state. The outbreak in the Huttonsville facility is the largest in the state ...

Free COVID testing slated for Saturday

Local News

ELKINS — Community COVID-19 testing will be offered Saturday at locations in Elkins and Mill Creek. The tests are free to the public and will not be subject to pre-screening guidelines. Elkins-Randolph County Health Department Director of Threat Preparedness Bonnie Woodrum said the testing ...

Man sentenced after high-speed motorcycle chase

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ELKINS — An Elkins man who led officers of the Elkins Police Department on a high-speed motorcycle chase was sentenced to one to five years in prison this week in Randolph County Circuit Court. Steven James Phares, 31, was indicted by a grand jury in October for one count of fleeing in a ...