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Buckhannon Rotary Club plans annual blood screening

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BUCKHANNON — In conjunction with WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon Rotary Club members are prepping for their annual spring fundraiser — a community blood screening. Amy Coffman, a family nurse practitioner with the Physicians of St. Joseph’s, spoke to Rotarians about ...

ECA plans open house event

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ELKINS — Elkins Christian Academy will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. School leaders say they understand the importance of finding a school that is the right match for local families. As educators, they want to ensure that children will grow and thrive in their ...

Randolph Commission lays the levy

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ELKINS — Members of the Randolph County Commission set their levy rates for fiscal year 2018-19 during a special meeting Tuesday. The rates remain at 14.07 percent per $100 for class one property, personal property and public utility; 28.14 percent for class two property, real estate and ...

Black Student Union forms at D&E

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ELKINS — The outpouring of support following a Davis & Elkins College Speech and Debate presentation inspired seven young women to form a new student organization. The topic “Davis & Elkins College Should Create a Black Student Union” was met with a resounding ...

Board of Education sets rates

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Board of Education voted to approve levy rates for fiscal year 2018-19 in a special meeting Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to accept levy rates for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, as recommended by Superintendent Gabriel “Gabe” Devono. The assessed ...

CAC event slated

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ELKINS — The Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center will host the seventh annual Champions for Children event Friday night at Orchard Hall. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for a social hour. Dinner, prepared by members of St. Patrick’s Parish in Coalton, will include lasagna and ...

‘State of Emergency’

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ELKINS — Flooding prompted 14 water rescues in Randolph County Monday and multiple road closures, as members of the County Commission declared a local “state of emergency” for a period of 72 hours. Randolph County Office of Emergency Management Director Cindy Hart made a request to ...

WVWC students receive NASA awards

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Department of Physics and Engineering was successful at the April meeting of the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, a program sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Outcomes were announced by physics professor ...

High water invades Buckhannon

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BUCKHANNON — Steady rainfall Sunday evening and Monday morning caused several roads in Upshur County to close as the Buckhannon River and area streams flooded. Upshur County Schools were canceled Monday because of flooding in the area. With a portion of Buckhannon within a flood plain, ...

Lecture set on Buck’s legacy

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council’s 2018 Little Lecture Series will continue at 2 p.m. April 29 at the MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston with “Pearl S. Buck: Past, Present, and Future” presented by John Cuthbert. Cuthbert is director of the West Virginia and ...

Murder trial begins

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WESTON — Members of a Lewis County jury heard opening statements Monday in the case of a woman accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter in September 2011, hiding the body and then claiming the child had disappeared from their home — prompting an intensive, widespread search. Lena Marie ...

Students share digital imaging presentation with Elkins Rotary

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ELKINS — Tygarts Valley Middle School students challenged the Rotary Club of Elkins to complete an interactive game they created in digital imaging class. Four eighth-grade students, in their third year of digital imaging at TVMS, created an interactive game that highlighted facts about ...

Tucker shelter has new director

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PARSONS — The Tucker County Animal Shelter is welcoming a new director this month. Bailey Stanton is scheduled to take over the director’s post this week, as the position was made available at the beginning of the year when the current director, Cathy Parsons, announced her plans to ...

Candidates speak at Lincoln Dinner

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ELKINS — Republican candidates in the May 8 primary election were given the opportunity to speak during the Randolph County Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday evening at the Elks Club. The keynote speaker was West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt, who spoke about the 2014 midterm ...

Woman stabbed in Tucker County

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PARSONS — A Tucker County woman was pronounced dead after an alleged stabbing incident at a Hambleton residence Friday. The Hambleton woman was murdered “by means of an edged weapon at her home” at approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to a press release from the Tucker County ...

Community center given a donation of laptops

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BUCKHANNON — Through a partnership with Suddenlink, the City of Buckhannon has been rewarded with technology upgrades to Stockert Youth and Community Center and Jawbone Park. Suddenlink representatives donated 10 laptops to the organizationss after-school program and announced a special ...

Former teacher still serving the community as a volunteer

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ELKINS — A Catholic Charities West Virginia volunteer in Elkins is often recognized by the people she helps during her work. “Sometimes clients come in for help and I taught them in school or had their kids in school,” Judy Sinkule said. “Some of them recognize me right after, and ...