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Manchin sends FCC speed test results

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent 17 letters to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with results from speed tests submitted by constituents from across West Virginia to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps of West Virginia and support the ...

Volunteers sought at Adaland

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PHILIPPI — From making scrumptious foods for specialty teas, to hosting those teas, to helping with various food events, to decorating for the holiday season, to greeting visitors to the house, to cleaning the house, to assisting with the Gift Shop, to washing dishes, and to many other ...

Farmers impacted by drought conditions can apply for assistance

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia livestock farmers impacted by recent drought conditions may be eligible to apply for cost-share funding to help them purchase water tanks and fittings needed to provide their animals with water. Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency last week because of ...

Crites is the first woman to receive National Leadership Award

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The National Hardwood Lumber Association is now recognizing women in leadership within the industry and gave its first ever “Women in Leadership” award to a West Virginia businesswoman. Patricia Crites, co-founder of Allegheny Wood Products Inc. received, posthumously, this honor at the ...

Local leaders receive awards

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ELKINS — Ed Griesel was presented a Resolution by the Elkins-Randolph Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for his service on the Board from 2007-2019. “Using his quite humble style, Ed has been a leader pushing for a progressive, vibrant downtown Elkins. The Chamber appreciates ...

Road Closed

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A fire has blocked traffic for an indefinite period of time at the base of Snowshoe Mountain. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route. No further details are available at this time.

EPD adds new vehicles to fleet

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ELKINS — The Elkins Police Department recently introduced six new tools for officers to use to patrol the town. Four Dodge Durangos and two Norco bicycles have been added to the Elkins Police Department’s fleet of vehicles. A statement released by the City of Elkins emphasized that ...

U.S. Navy sails into W.Va. for Navy Week

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Navy, known for sailing the seven seas, is in landlocked West Virginia this week hoping to foster closer relations with the state and namesake for several history-making ships. For the first time, Navy Week is being celebrated in West Virginia. Events kicked off Monday ...

Autumn on the Dryfork Fest is set for Saturday

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DRYFORK — The Dryfork Recreation Center is kicking off autumn with the 20th annual Autumn on the Dryfork Festival, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at 11 a.m. Preceeding the festival is the Miss Autumn on the Dryfork Pageant, held at Harman School gym at 7 p.m. today. Contestants compete for ...

Railroad Museum planning exhibit looking back at last 100 years

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ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club learned about an exhibit being prepared for next year by the West Virginia Railroad Museum. The museum’s Jim Schoonover said the exhibit will focus on the changes in the local area from 1920 to 2020 in regard to the railroad industry. “So much of the ...

Three facing felony drug charges

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ELKINS— Three men are facing felony drug charges after allegedly failing to obey a stop sign. Dakota Blaine Martin, 24, Zeb Andrew Young, 24, and Zane Matthew Young, 23, are all charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a Schedule I or II substance. Each of their bonds ...

Elkins announces leaf pick up notice

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ELKINS — Leaf pick up will begin Monday, Oct. 14. There is no set daily schedule for a ward or area; the city will go to where the heaviest concentrations of leaves are in the interests of efficiency. However, the city is implementing a new system of picking up bagged leaves within 48 ...

Golfers raise funds for agriculture education

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MOOREFIELD — Dozens of golfers gathered Sept. 19 at Valley View Golf Club in Moorefield for West Virginia Farm Bureau’s 17th annual Friends of Agriculture Golf Scramble. Proceeds from the golfers’ registration directly benefited the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, which focuses ...

Public input sought on Master Plan Update

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WESTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is revisiting the Stonewall Jackson Lake master plan and is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the management of the lake, resulting from public input. The master plan update, which was last updated during 1982, will ...

McClung set to Perform at October Brown Bag Concert

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ELKINS — On Wednesday, Oct. 16 at noon, musician Jay McClung will perform during the Brown Bag Concert at The Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. McClung is a singer/songwriter from Belington. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings and experiences, he weaves a local ...

Wesleyan students awarded NASA Fellowships

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BUCKHANNON — The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium awarded NASA Fellowships to 11 West Virginia Wesleyan College’s physics majors. The announcement was made by Dr. Joseph Wiest, professor of physics. “Winners are selected based on their academic record and their commitment to a ...

Randolph County 4-H history being collected

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BEVERLY — For more than a century, 4-H camps across the country have offered experiences for young people that encourage them to learn by doing and to become leaders in their communities. Randolph County 4-H Camps hold a prominent place in the history of 4-H. In 1915, the first ...