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Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program underway

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ELKINS — Needy youngsters in Randolph and surrounding counties may have a cheerier Christmas this year through new toys contributed through the annual United States Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program underway. The annual collection, spearheaded locally by ...

Tracking the Creature

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ELKINS — A local Big Foot hunter is sharing his experiences in searching for the famed woodlands creature of lore. Daniel “Boone” Smith of Glady — “they call me Daniel Boone because I spend a lot of time in the woods,” he said — claims to have encountered Big Foot several ...

State officials announce new drug program

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ELEANOR — State officials announced Tuesday the re-branding of a program to help people recovering from drug addiction to receive job training and enter the workforce. Gov. Jim Justice, joined by representatives with the Department of Health and Human Resources, WorkForce West Virginia, the ...

Petition seeks to quiet plant

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ELKINS — A grass-roots group of local residents has prepared a petition with more than 100 signatures asking the Hamer Pellet Fuel Company to install noise abatement measures at its plant in South Elkins. The group, which calls itself “Elkins, Make It Quiet!,” has sent the petition and ...

Education forum tackles charter schools, teacher position vacancies

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ELKINS — Charter schools and teacher position vacancies were among the topics discussed during a community education forum. The Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club hosted the forum at the Kump Education Center. Taking part were Delegate Cody Thompson, D-Randolph County; Dale Lee, ...

Vintage Theatre Company to perform

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ELKINS — For the fifth year in a row, the Vintage Theatre Company’s Rustic Mechanicals will perform a play by William Shakespeare at The Arts Center. This year, the troupe brings their tour of “Julius Caesar.” As one stop on their 2019, “The Abuse of Greatness Tour,” the Rustic ...

Elkins Kiwanis donates to Harman School

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HARMAN — Elkins Kiwanis members Mark Armentrout and Rachel Varner presented second-grade Harman School student Hallie Teter and Principal Laura Hawkins a $3,000 check to help with repairs for the elementary playground that was damaged during the recent flood. The Elkins Kiwanis attended ...

Lung injury associated with vaping

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The Randolph-Elkins Health Department wants to alert the public to the dangers of possible lung injury associated with E-Cigarettes and Vaping. As of Oct. 3, West Virginia has reported five lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products with no deaths so far in West ...

WV Caring offers volunteer training

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PARSONS — West Virginia Caring will host a volunteer training education from 7 - 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Parsons Senior Center in Parsons. Learn about the opportunities to make a difference in our community. This free training session will explain the different areas where you can ...

Davis Medical Center offers No Excuses Mammogram Month

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ELKINS — Davis Medical Center is urging women to make an appointment, not an excuse, when it comes to having a mammogram. To make scheduling an appointment easier, they’re reminding people of several features available to women this month and throughout the year. “Mammograms can help ...

Wesleyan graduate named 2019 Beacon Award Finalist

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CHARLESTON — Generation West Virginia announces finalists for the prestigious 2019 Beacon Award. Wesleyan graduate Lucy Godwin ’11 was named along with five other young community leaders throughout the state. “The Beacon Award winners are doing the work that needs to be done for their ...

Road Closure

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The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 219/16, also known as Kumbrabow Road, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday, Oct. 23,, with the exception of the weekend, for paving. This closure will begin at milepost 0.00 and end at milepost ...

B-UMS, company team up for students

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BUCKHANNON — Students learn the value of hard work and attention to detail while getting a taste of the career opportunities available to them, with a “behind the scenes” look at one of West Virginia’s oldest family-owned businesses, and one of the largest employers in Upshur ...

Wesleyan College announces upcoming fall open houses

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College will hold Fall Open Houses on the following Saturdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7. These unique and interactive events feature faculty and staff from every major department, admissions and financial aid presentations with a Q&A, lunch with ...

Wreck claims B-UHS junior

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QUEENS — A Buckhannon-Upshur High School junior was killed in a wreck Sunday evening after being ejected when the vehicle she was driving rolled over and crashed. The driver, Jenna Davis, 16, was deceased upon arrival, according to Senior Trooper P.J. Robinette with the Buckhannon ...

McCuskey to headline Lincoln Day Dinner

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ELKINS — West Virginia State Auditor John B. “JB” McCuskey will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner presented by the Randolph County Republican Executive Committee Sunday. State Supreme Court Justice Tim Armstead will be the guest speaker for the event, to be ...

Buckhannon Toyota donates $20,000 to backpack programs

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BUCKHANNON — The cupboards for the backpack programs at Upshur County Schools will be a little fuller thanks to a sizable donation from Buckhannon Toyota. On Monday, the local dealership donated $20,000 to Upshur County Schools which will be distributed to all seven elementary schools, ...

AB honors alumni at Homecoming 2019

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PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University welcomed hundreds of guests to campus over the Homecoming weekend on Oct. 9-13. The annual celebration hosted a variety of events that featured renowned alumni and honored friends of Alderson Broaddus. The crowning of Homecoming King and Queen ...

Upshur Parish House awarded tax credits

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BUCKHANNON — Last month, the Upshur Parish House received notification that $9,250 in tax credits has been awarded for 2019-2020. These tax credits are part of West Virginia’s Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP). Any donor wishing to participate in NIP must make a minimum contribution ...