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Agency accepting Emergency Conservation Program applications

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ELKINS — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Mark “Tony” Shaver announced that Randolph and Tucker counties are accepting applications in the Dry Fork districts of both counties for the Emergency Conservation Program to address damages from flash ...

Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats host August luncheon

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ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats enjoyed a delightful afternoon luncheon on the front porch at Lambert’s Winery in Weston Aug. 12. Queen Mother B.J. McKenzie presided over the meeting. A huge thank you to Duchesses Linda Peterson and Patsy Roberts for planning the ...

Welcome Home

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ELKINS — Bystanders gathered at the intersection of Randolph Avenue and Harrison Avenue in Elkins Tuesday afternoon to show support for a West Virginia state trooper who was returning home from the hospital after being shot. Trooper First Class Josh M. Tallman, of the Elkins Detachment, ...

Officials look at cleaning up property

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council’s Finance Committee discussed the need for remediation of an Elkins property at its Tuesday meeting. City officials said the owner of a Howe Street property has been cited by Code Enforcement Officer Phil Isner, and was given a remediation time by Municipal ...

Trump tours cracker plant, touts economy

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MONACA, Pa. — The president is crackers about the cracker plant — job creation and the economy. He touted all of them — and himself — Tuesday afternoon. The commander in chief, Donald Trump, was in Potter Township, Beaver County, touring the massive petrochemical complex Royal Dutch ...

730 respond to Buckhannon survey

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BUCKHANNON — Of the 730 respondents to a community survey for the Buckhannon 2025 amended comprehensive plan, most are happy with the place they call home. “What we found is people are happy,” Curtis Wilkerson, chair of the Buckhannon Planning Commission, said at the last Buckhannon ...

Man allegedly breaks into business, leaves gun behind

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BUCKHANNON — A man who stated he broke into a business over the business because he owed someone money and then left a weapon behind was quickly arrested Sunday by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department. Eric Reynolds Rowan, 24, of Buckhannon, was arrested for burglary, a felony, by ...

Melton joins Health Clinic

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On July 15, the Rural Health Clinic at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital welcomed Karen Melton as the newest addition to their medical staff. Karen is a Family Nurse Practitioner and received a Master’s of Science Degree from King College in Bristol, Tennessee. Melton has a background in ...

Optometry services coming to SGMC

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PARSONS — St. George Medical Clinic is pleased to announce it will be offering accessible eye care for folks in rural Tucker County and surrounding counties. Coming on board to assist with the clinic’s optometry services is husband and wife duo, Dr. Sheena Hunt and Dr. Andrew ...

Morrisey warns college students of identity theft dangers

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges college students to use caution as another school year begins and sensitive information is shared. College is the first time many young adults are in charge of their own personal affairs, which makes them susceptible to ...

Upshur Schools provide meals to students at no cost

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BUCKHANNON — Students in Upshur County will once again have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost through a program called the Community Eligibility Provision. The CEP was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to ...

Prescribed burning planned for Cheat Summit Fort

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ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest fire officials plan to burn wood debris piles in the next few weeks on about two acres at Cheat Summit Fort, the location of a Civil War Union encampment 6.5 miles northwest of Bartow. Later this fall they will conduct a prescribed burn on about nine acres ...

Depot gets certificate of excellence

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ELKINS — The Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, a hub for community and visitor information in Randolph County, was presented a Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor for the 2019 year. This marks the fourth year in a row for the Center to receive this award. The 2019 ...

Warner appointed co-chair of national committee

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CHARLESTON — The National Association of Secretaries of State has announced that West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar have been appointed National Co-Chairs of the NASS Elections Committee by NASS President and Iowa Secretary of State ...

Levee wall extension may prevent flooding

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HARMAN — Following recent clean-up and reconstruction efforts in the Harman area, Randolph County Schools’ officials continue to work to protect Harman School from potential future flooding or high water risks. Joseph Arbogast, RCS assistant superintendent, said RCS is working with Hannah ...

City, nonprofit anticipate funds for demolition

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ELKINS — Funding may be arriving shortly to help in dealing with dilapidated properties within city limits, according to information discussed at Monday’s Public City Committee of Elkins City Council meeting. Recently the city of Elkins has worked with Woodlands Development Group, a ...

Waynalea Salisbury

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Waynalea Salisbury, 66, a former resident of Valley Head, and for the past several years, a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home, passed from this life Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at the nursing home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has ...