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Justice holds town hall in Morgantown

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MORGANTOWN — Gov. Jim Justice took his re-election effort on the road to Morgantown for his fourth town hall event. The Justice campaign held its town hall at the Morgantown Marriott, providing dinner for the nearly 200 attendees who came to hear the Democrat-turned-Republican talk about ...

Buckhannon fire chief asks for stipends

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon’s fire chief asked Buckhannon City Council to consider an alternative to the part-time firefighter position and instead pay volunteer firefighters a stipend. The discussion ignited at Thursday’s meeting prompted council to table approving the preparation of ...

Two women sentenced in Upshur kidnapping, robbery case

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BUCKHANNON — The New Jersey woman who orchestrated a kidnapping and robbery attempt against her brother was sentenced Monday in Upshur County Circuit Court, along with her daughter. Michaelina Sarne, 42, Sicklerville, N.J., represented by attorney Jim Hawkins, pled guilty on Aug. 2 to ...

Squadron members receive aerospace awards

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ELKINS — Twelve members of the Elkins Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol received the Aerospace Education Excellence award at the Elkins-Randolph County Regional Airport on Sept. 25. West Virginia Wing Aerospace Education Officer Maj. Margaret Dilley presented members with their ...

State of AB University Report moved to Oct. 18

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PHILIPPI — President Dr. Tim Barry’s annual report on the State of Alderson Broaddus University has been moved to Friday, Oct. 18, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Taj Moe Hal in Philippi. The public is invited. Reservations are not required, but the sponsoring Chamber of Commerce would prefer ...

D&E debater wins top honors

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College student Thaddaus Breckenridge took top speaker honors Sept. 28-29 at the Queen City Invitational hosted by Belmont Abbey College. Five members of the Debate Society also placed in the competition. Breckenridge, a junior from Beckley, serves as president ...

Wesleyan receives grant

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College announces the award of a $15,000 grant from the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon in support of the continuation of the W.Va. Recovers collaborative. W.Va. Recovers is a collective group of Wesleyan faculty, regional service providers, and ...

Local groups hosting Socktober drive

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ELKINS — October is Domestic Violence awareness month and local groups are giving back. Youth Health Service, AmeriCorps VISTA and the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will be taking donations of new or slightly used/clean socks for women. Donations will benefit Centers Against Violence ...

Local man graduates Marine boot camp

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Private Easton Birchfield, 18, of Elkins, graduated Sept. 20 from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Birchfield successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of the 83 recruits in ...

DOH announces road closure

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The Division of Highways has announces the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 50, also known as Fairview Road, today through Monday, Oct. 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with the exception of the weekend, for paving. This closure will begin at milepost 10.21 and end at ...

Log-A-Load

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ELKINS — The Mountain Loggers Group, Inc. hosted the 83rd Log-A-Load for Kids Auction at Newlons International during the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival. The annual event raises funds for WVU Children’s Hospital. Since its inaugural year in 1996, the event has raised $1,764,518 ...

Supreme Court will not hear impeachment process appeal

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Monday decided not to hear the West Virginia Legislature’s appeal of the state Supreme Court’s interference in the impeachment process. The U.S. Supreme Court released an order list Monday morning which said the certiorari — or the request for a ...

Artists and their work were displayed by Mountain Weavers Guild

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ELKINS— The Mountain Weavers Guild at Darden Mill showcased many talented weavers who demonstrated their talents to the community during the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival. “I am just a beginner in weaving. I have been at it for three long days! Some people here at the guild ...

Grand opening of Miners and Merchants Bank’s new location held

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THOMAS — Miners and Merchants Bank in Thomas held the official opening of its new location at 16000 Appalachian Highway in Thomas Sept. l3. The ceremony began with F. Renee DiBacco, president and CEO, welcoming all to the bank’s new home. She indicated that the bank has been in ...

Strawberry Festival hostess princesses sought

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BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Strawberry Festival Board of Directors would like to invite all Upshur County female residents who are at least 18 years of age and have graduated high school to apply to be a Hostess Princess for the 2020 festival. If chosen you will serve as the Goodwill ...

Emotional Ceremony

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ELKINS — The 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival, which had been blessed with beautiful sunny skies all week, closed Sunday in rainy weather during an emotional ceremony at the Federal Building Plaza in downtown Elkins. Dozens of spectators turned out despite the wet weather to say goodbye ...

Thrasher says campaign to go into high gear

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CHARLESTON — Six months after filing his precandidacy papers, traveling across the state to meet Republican voters and spending thousands on TV ads to get his name out, Woody Thrasher says it’s just the beginning of his primary campaign against Gov. Jim Justice. “If you meet with enough ...