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God’s Closet offering Free Shop Day

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ELKINS — The Elkins God's Closet ministry will be having another Free Shop Day on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the Elkins Seventh-day Adventist Church (home of HIghland Ad11-ventist School). The address is 777 Kennedy Street, Elkins. Volunteers are needed on Sunday, Nov. 18, anytime ...

Republican majorities still intact

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CHARLESTON — In a year in which thousands of teachers descended on the State Capitol Building and the Republican legislative majority's first midterm election since taking both chambers in 2014, the party of Lincoln will maintain control of the statehouse for two more years. "From a ...

Leadsville PSD alerts water customers to violation

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ELKINS — Leadsville Public Service District water customers are being informed about a drinking water contaminants violation. A letter contained in customers' water bills this month states, "Test results for 7/1/2018 and 9/30/2018 show that our system exceeds the standard or maximum ...

Woman accused of breaking into home with a knife

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ELKINS – A Pocahontas County woman is behind bars after allegedly being found in a man's home with a knife. Amanda Luceille Bennett, 32, of Marlinton, is charged with one felony count of nighttime burglary. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $15,000 cash-only bond, set ...

State audits raise eyebrows

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CHARLESTON — Two divisions of the state Dept. of Military Affairs and Public Safety received scrutiny by the West Virginia Legislature’s Post Audit Division for activities done without the knowledge of the department. Auditors briefed lawmakers on the reports during a Post Audits ...

Buckhannon hopes to implement new sales tax by July 1

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BUCKHANNON — City of Buckhannon officials are working to craft a proposed ordinance creating a new sales tax, hoping to have it in effect by July 1. Buckhannon City Council voted on Nov. 1 to approve sending an application to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board to create a 1 percent ...

Non-profit working to assist local veterans

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ELKINS — Just one day after the observance of Veteran’s Day, the Elkins Rotary Club learned about a local non-profit organization that works to assist veterans. During the weekly Rotary meeting Monday, Dave Whittaker, co-founder and director of Warriors in the Field, LTD, spoke about ...

Recycling Center receives $50K grant

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BUCKHANNON — With the #BuckhannonRecycles campaign underway, the city received timely news that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will fund part of the purchase price of a new recycling hook lift truck. Pick-up around town and at the two drop-off centers will get a ...

Free Lunch and Learn discussion set

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BUCKHANNON — The St. Joseph’s Hospital Diabetes Care Coordination Team (CCT) will host a free “Lunch and Learn” on Thursday at noon in Salvati Hall at the hospital. The CCT is a team of healthcare professionals who work with patients and their physicians to provide better care in ...

Volunteers needed for book sale

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BUCKHANNON — Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County needs your help. LVUC will be hosting its semi-annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 8 a.m. until noon Nov. 17 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall and needs help with the set-up and sale beginning at 9 a.m. ...

The Arts Center to host Holiday Artists Market

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ELKINS — The Arts Center will ring in the holidays with original art works, Christmas ornaments, crafts, and hundreds of other gifts for sale at its 15th annual Holiday Artists Market. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, The Arts Center will be filled with pottery, handmade ...

Efforts underway to revive EACT

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ELKINS — Preparations are under way to revive the Elkins Area Community Theatre in downtown Elkins to provide opportunities for adult theatre artists to share their creativity with the community. The organization has been defunct for 20 years and was once a thriving and bountiful part of ...

D&E receives accreditation for online program

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has received initial accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in nursing (RN-BSN), delivered via distance education, from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Board of Commissioners. The six-year initial ...

Two groups from Wesleyan to perform in Elkins

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ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Jazz Ensemble and Afro-Cuban Ensemble will perform back-to-back shows on Dec. 8 at The Arts Center. The WVWC Jazz Ensemble, now in its fifth decade, is dedicated to studying and performing historically significant works in the American Jazz and ...

Veterans Day Parade Rolls Through Downtown Elkins

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Elkins Middle School marching band members, some wearing gloves and extra-warm gear, perform in frigid temperatures Saturday during the Veterans Parade in downtown Elkins. See more Veterans Day photos on pages A6 and A8.

Honoring Veterans

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ELKINS — Despite wintry weather, a large crowd turned out Sunday morning to participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony at the All Veterans Monument. The event took place at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11, to symbolize 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the armistice that ended ...