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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 ...

Update given on road maintenance

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and officials with the state Department of Transportation and Division of Highways want the public to know that work has started on repairing West Virginia’s secondary roads. Justice, DOT Secretary Byrd White, and DOH Acting Commissioner Jimmy Wriston, ...

Thrasher to enter race for governor

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CHARLESTON — Woody Thrasher, a professional engineer who started a successful construction firm nearly 40 years ago and went on to become the state’s commerce secretary, announced his campaign for governor to challenge the very man who appointed him then forced him out. Thrasher ...

Beverly Town Council hears request from RCDA

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BEVERLY — The Beverly Town Council heard a formal presentation Tuesday about a request for monetary reimbursement from the Randolph County Development Authority. Robbie Morris, executive director of the RCDA, offered a presentation to council in an effort to explain the RCDA’s request for ...

Randolph Commissioners lay levy rates: ‘No tax increase’

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ELKINS — Randolph County Commissioners met in a special session Tuesday afternoon to lay the levy rates, which they were happy to announce will remain the same as in recent years. “We learned a lot through this budget process,” Commission President Mark Scott said at the beginning of ...

Tumble Time gymnasts compete in state meet

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Tumble Time Gymnastics LLC competed in the 2019 West Virginia State Gymnastics Meet on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute March 15-17. Platinum level gymnasts Darrah Pennington placed first on vault to become the 2019 WV State vault champion, fourth on floor, fourth ...

Camp Caring set to return for 23rd year

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West Virginia Caring is hosting its annual Camp Caring, formerly Camp Nabe, Aug. 3 at Camp Mountaineer on 187 Camp Mountaineer Road, off Route 119 in Morgantown. The non-profit is accepting applications for campers who would like to attend this year’s camp. Since 1996, West Virginia Caring ...

Pringle Tree CEOS Club hosts meeting

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Eight members of the Pringle Tree CEOS Club attended the regular monthly meeting April 3 at the home of Rosemary Simons. Members met at noon and Barbara Byrd opened with a prayer and a blessing on the food. A luncheon featuring a variety of finger foods provided by the members was enjoyed ...

Elkins to host two Arbor Day events

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National Arbor Day falls this year on Friday, April 26. The public is invited to attend two separate Arbor Day events this year organized by Elkins Tree Board and Emma Scott Garden Club. The first event hosted by Emma Scott Garden Club will happen at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Elkins Middle ...

Communities selected to host Create Your State Tour

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PRINCETON — Five West Virginia communities have been selected to host the Create Your State Tour in May. CYS is a multi-media music performance, educational presentation and workshop that inspires and empowers creative community revitalization and development through the arts. The towns ...