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Reese receives D&E Award for Teaching Excellence

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Professor of Nursing Dr. Denice Reese was honored Thursday with the College’s top faculty recognition, the Lois Latham Award for Teaching Excellence. The award, along with more than 60 others, was presented during the annual Academic Awards and ...

Dead body found in Barbour County

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SAND RUN — Police say the dead body of a man was found in Barbour County Thursday morning, and state officials will be investigating the death. The Barbour County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at approximately 7:15 a.m. “in the area of Sand Run, Barbour County,” according ...

Man facing first-degree murder charge wanted

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CLARKSBURG — The West Virginia State Police are looking for a man last seen in Elkins who is facing a first-degree murder charge and failed to appear for a court hearing. Troopers said they are searching for Christopher Shawver Dotson, 34, who was last seen in Elkins but has ties to ...

Cortland honors volunteers at annual banquet

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THOMAS — The Friends of Cortland volunteers held their annual Volunteer Banquet at the Cortland Acres’ Cafe on Thursday, April 11, as part of National Healthcare Volunteer Week. The invitation only event was extremely well attended and provided an opportunity to recognize the many ...

St. Joseph’s set to celebrate National Donate Life Month

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to join the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea donation, and to inspire everyone during Donate Life Month to be a hero. Officials will offer a Donation Awareness event on ...

Fernow Experimental Forest celebrates 85 years

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ELKINS — Northern Research Station scientists invite you to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Fernow Experimental Forest by joining a tour of research sites at 1 p.m. May 4. Participants will drive their own cars to each of the sites. Please meet at the equipment ...

Misti D. Shine joining St. George Medical Clinic staff

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Misti D. Shine is a family nurse practitioner, board certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a lifelong resident of Tucker County joining St. George Medical Clinic and will be providing care to our community and its people. She started her career in 1999 as a ...

Historic Buffalo Soldiers unit to appear in parade

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BUCKHANNON — Amid all the drill teams and equestrian units scheduled for this year’s WV Strawberry Festival Horse & Carriage Parade, one unit, the Buffalo Soldiers, offers an interesting and historic background. The Buffalo Soldiers Mounted Unit of Maryland will make it’s first ...

Foundation announces opportunity

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BUCKHANNON — The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon is pleased to announce the dates for its 2019 - 2020 grant cycle. The foundation, formed in 2015, serves healthcare related needs of the communities in Barbour, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties through its annual grant award ...

Session may affect BOE budget

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools is in the midst of making a 2019-2020 budget despite not knowing what could happen in the June special legislative session. Director of finance George Carver said what happens in the upcoming special legislative session in June may affect the budget set ...

Beverly votes on amended ordinances

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BEVERLY — The Beverly Town Council voted to approve the first reading of two recently amended town ordinances this week. Following concerns raised regarding the town’s water and sanitary board ordinances, the Beverly Town Council voted in a March meeting to amend the two ordinances — ...

Man drops petition in murder case

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BUCKHANNON — A man who had filed a petition for habeas corpus in 2018 over his 2014 second-degree murder conviction has now dropped his application. Rodolfo “Chino” Villagomez Correa, now 38 years old, reached a plea agreement for the 2012 murder of Joshua Oberg in which he ...

Elkins Council OKs changes to street name, several addresses

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council has voted to change the addresses of residences on North Washington Avenue to distinguish them from Washington Avenue addresses, despite the protests of a resident attending the meeting. North Washington Avenue resident Carol Reams spoke during the public ...

Museum grand opening slated

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ELKINS — The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be holding a Grand Opening event from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the second floor of the Darden Mill in Elkins. There is an admission charge. The opening will mark the start of the season and regular hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ...

Endangered Species Day set

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ELKINS — Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area AmeriCorps program for the annual Endangered Species Day event at the Elkins YMCA at 10 a.m. May 18. Activities will be ...

B-UHS team does well at WVU competition

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This year’s winning business ideas in the West Virginia Collegiate and High School Business Plan Competitions are a sign of the times: STEM learning, food and gaming. Three collegiate and two high school teams are a step closer to their entrepreneurial dreams, as entries from West Virginia ...

Traffic delay in Elkins announced

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Division of Highways has announced a traffic delay on Randolph County Route 219/250, also known as Randolph Avenue, for pothole repair beginning on Monday, April 22, and completing on Tuesday, April 23. Delays will occur at the McDonald’s intersection through the Veteran’s Memorial ...

Independent film coming to Buckhannon

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BUCKHANNON — The Lascaux Micro-Theater announces the West Virginia premiere of the ‘coming of aging’ feature film, “Farmer of the Year.” The film, by the Ohio University husband and wife team of Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell, stars Emmy-nominated Barry Corbin (Northern ...

Philippi set to host annual Main Street Art Stroll

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PHILIPPI — Philippi Main Street will host 25 visual artists, 10 individual and group musical artists, and possibly dance artists at this year’s annual Philippi Art Stroll on Friday, April 26 from 5-8 p.m. in 22 exhibit sites in downtown Philippi. And in the midst of all this, visual ...