Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick is on hand this week at the Huttonsville State Farm to check out West Virginia’s first mobile processing unit, which will allow growers to process their own poultry, rabbits and fish and potentially boost that portion of the state’s agricultural production.

New processing unit comes to Huttonsville

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HUTTONSVILLE — A state-of-the-art processing unit that will serve farmers throughout West Virginia was delivered this week to its new home in Huttonsville. The mobile unit purchased by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will allow growers to process their own poultry, rabbits and ...

Bond modified in gun incident

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man accused of pointing a gun at a family — including their 8-year-old daughter — had his bond modified Wednesday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. William Fitzgerald Gibson, 53, of Valley Head, had his bond modified from $50,000 cash-only to $50,000 cash ...

City man is charged with conspiracy

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge for allegedly using stolen checks to buy more than $100 worth of food from an area pizza restaurant. Tyler Scott Gillespie, 25, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of conspiracy to commit a felony. He is currently free on a ...

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin receives a round of applause Wednesday during his farewell address to the 83rd West Virginia Legislature at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston. Behind Tomblin, Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead, both officially confirmed to their positions earlier in the day, applaud the governor.

Tomblin gives farewell speech

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivered his farewell address to the West Virginia Legislature in the House Chamber at the State Capitol Complex Wednesday after serving six years as governor and a total of 42 years in public service in the Mountain State. See below for the speech as ...

Old technique is used to extinguish blaze


ROCK CAVE — The old-fashioned technique commonly referred to as the bucket brigade, which was important in firefighting before the advent of hand-pumped fire engines whereby firefighters would pass buckets to each other to extinguish a blaze, was used this week by two passersbys to extinguish ...

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Fancy Paws LLC, a pet boutique in downtown Elkins, has three cats available for adoption through an off-site program with the Randolph County Humane Society. Two of the cats, Hugh and Olive, are shown with store mascot Rico, as well as, from left, Humane Society program manager Carrie Shupp, Fancy Paws employee Emily Richards and Chelsea Langevin, secretary of the Humane Society’s board of directors

Pet adoption program helps cats find the ‘purr-fect’ home

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ELKINS — A one-year celebration is coming up Saturday for a Randolph County Humane Society program that allows local businesses to serve as off-site locations for cat adoptions. Fancy Paws LLC, a pet boutique and grooming business in downtown Elkins, was the first business to take ...

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Pajamarama – Holidays Around the World takes place Dec. 15 in Philippi. Children and many adults attended in their pajamas.

Library hosts Pajamarama


PHILIPPI — Pajamarama — Holidays Around the World was Dec. 15 in Philippi. Children and adults attended in their pajamas. During Pajamarama — Holidays Around the World, the children learned how Christmas is celebrated in other cultures and learned about holidays around the world. ...

Administrators announce honor roll students


MILL CREEK — Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Gracie Barrickman, Joie Bell, Lindsey Bell, Dakota ...

Two charged with burglary

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ELKINS — A pair of Elkins residents are behind bars after allegedly breaking into a Central Towers storage room. Danielle Marie Satterfield, 28, is charged with one felony count of burglary. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph ...

Judson Starr named to BSC honor roll


BISMARCK, N.D. — Judson Starr of Elkins has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2016 semester at Bismarck State College. “The great South African leader Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ We’re ...

Proposed fire fee discussed in Philippi

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PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council discussed the possible creation of a new fire fee ordinance Tuesday. The topic was brought to Council’s attention by the Philippi Volunteer Fire Department last week. The proposal is for City Council to impose a fire fee on the residents inside Philippi ...

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Buckhannon-Upshur High School students, from left, Jenna Marple, Johnny O’Hara, Sidney Maxwell, Alexandra Edwards and Sean Crites speak before the Buckhannon Rotary Club Tuesday

Helping Hands students speak to Rotary

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BUCKHANNON —The Buckhannon Rotary Club welcomed students from Upshur Helping Hands Tuesday. The Helping Hands organization was founded in 2003, with support from the Upshur County Cooperative Parish. It was created as a non-denominational ecumenical group that includes experienced ...

Elkins man pleads guilty to larceny

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ELKINS — An Elkins man accused of breaking into a residence and stealing clothes was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement Tuesday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Cody Mitchell Cooper, 24, was sentenced to one year in jail, suspended for two years of unsupervised ...

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Owners Mark and Liz Cross watch their daughter Mia Cross cut the ribbon at the America’s Mattress Buckhannon location’s grand opening on Tuesday.

America’s Mattress cuts ribbon

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BUCKHANNON — A new business wants to make sure the city of Buckhannon has a restful night’s sleep. Tuesday’s grand opening for America’s Mattress Buckhannon location marked an expansion of the Elkins America’s Mattress store that has served the public for almost 20 ...

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A group of teenagers walk through downtown Elkins Monday. Elkins Main Street President Mike Bell spoke with the Rotary Club of Elkins about the upcoming The Arts of Elkins event during the group’s meeting Monday

Rotary plans health-screening event

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ELKINS — The Rotary Club of Elkins met Monday and made plans for their Bi-Annual Blood and Health Screening, and heard details about an upcoming event, The Art of Elkins by Main Street. The Rotary Club has worked alongside Davis Medical Center in providing discounted blood and ...

Water outage in Buckhannon

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BUCKHANNON - On Monday January 9, 2017 the Buckhannon Water Department became aware of a possible main waterline break in the Buckhannon Crossroads area. In order to make the necessary repairs in a timely fashion before the situation becomes any worse, the City's Water Department will need to ...

City of Buckhannon water customers are under boil water advisory

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Buckhannon City Water customers are asked to boil water until further notice in the following areas, Route 20 North, Buckannon Crossroads, Brushy Fork to the Armory, Mudlick Road, Weston Road and Liggett Addition. City Utility Workers are currently repairing a water main break affecting those ...

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Elizabeth Morrison, Davis & Elkins Hospitality graduate, center, is pictured with Samantha Helman, AFHA AmeriCorps member and volunteer manager, left, and Elkins Depot Welcome Center Executive Director Anne Beardslee

Depot benefits from program


ELKINS — Opening up experiences for Davis & Elkins College Hospitality Club students, the Elkins Depot Welcome Center welcomes young professionals from D&E. Through a partnership with Melanie Campbell, assistant professor of hospitality management and the Welcome ...


Arrest made in church break-in

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing felony charges and is accused of breaking into an area church and then fleeing while in custody. Joshua Ray Boyd, 26, is charged with one felony count of breaking and entering and one felony count of escape from custody. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...

Tucker County senior news announced


PARSONS — The Mt. Top Center will  host its monthly outpost, weather permitting, Jan. 17. Please bring your favorite covered dish and join in the fun and fellowship. Travel News The travel committee will collect the first payment for the New York trip from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday. If you ...