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Local businessman Mike Ross, the winner of a $1,000 jackpot for the Rotary Fun Night, donates the money back to the Elkins Rotary Club. He is shown here Monday with Heather Goodwin Henline, Rotary Club of Elkins vice president and Fun Night organizer

Rotary Fun Night raises more than $16,500 for charity

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ELKINS — This year’s Rotary Fun Night, which took place Saturday at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins, had a tremendous turnout. “This was the best Fun Night ever ... without a doubt,” said Jeff Welshonce, a past president of the Elkins Rotary Club and a member of its ...

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Heath Sizick, area director of Young Life, speaks Monday to the Rotary Club of Elkins at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA. Young Life is a faith-based group that reaches out to students in middle school, high school and college in an effort to create lasting friendships

Club hears about Young Life program

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ELKINS — Rotary Club of Elkins members heard Monday about an organization that reaches out to local teens in an effort to make genuine connections and have a positive influence in their lives. Heath Sizick, area director of Young Life, spoke Monday to Rotary Club members during the ...

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Rotary Club of Elkins members Hoy Ferguson, from left, Merllene Yorkey and Jim Schoonover, take tickets from those arriving at Rotary Fun Night on Saturday at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins.

Rotary Fun Night

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ELKINS — More than 300 people were seeing green Saturday night at the Phil Gainer Community Center as the Rotary Club of Elkins hosted its annual Fun Night fundraiser. Katy Ross got the crowd into the Irish spirit with bagpipe music, while club members and residents settled in for a ...

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Augusta Heritage Center releases catalog


ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is celebrating its 44th year with an exciting line-up of instructors and expanded programming for the 2017 season. The Augusta catalog will arrive in mailboxes soon and is available online now at ...

Measure would alter tax system

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PARKERSBURG — A bill changing the tax system in West Virginia has its skeptics Senate Bill 335 would eliminate the 6 percent sales tax and replace it with an 8 percent general consumption tax, including food, lower the income tax rate to 2.65 percent with a method to eliminate it around ...

Wesleyan to host Social Justice Week


BUCKHANNON — The WE LEAD program in the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development at West Virginia Wesleyan College will be hosting its annual Social Justice Week beginning today and running through Friday. Social Justice Week is dedicated to education, empowerment, and ...

Randolph County woman faces 17 felony charges

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ELKINS — An area woman who is facing more than a dozen felony charges and is accused of using checks and a credit card belonging to a woman she served as a caretaker for had her preliminary hearing continued Friday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Loretta Louise Monk, 44, of Elkins, is ...

Growers sought for Strawberry Festival sale


CHARLESTON — Fresh, local strawberries are needed for this year’s West Virginia Strawberry Festival to stock a “Strawberry Market” during the event. The sale will take place May 20-21 of the weeklong event which begins May 13 and runs through May 21. The West Virginia Strawberry ...

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Armstrong World Industries is working with local officials to combat a traffic issue in Beverly.

Armstrong acts to correct traffic issue

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BEVERLY — It was nothing less than 30 years of experience that helped Chicago resident Frank Snell maneuver his way out of a tough predicament recently in Beverly. Snell — like dozens of tractor-trailer truck drivers before him — made the fateful turn onto Files Creek Road at the ...

Garden program taking applications


ELKINS — North Central Community Action will be taking applications for the 2017 Garden Program beginning March 31. The Garden Program was designed to help families supplement their food supply by providing seeds, plants and education on gardening. Participants will receive a voucher to ...

Justice changes course on Public Broadcasting cuts

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For The Inter-Mountain WHEELING — Gov. Jim Justice has changed course, and now hopes to give West Virginia Public Broadcasting the time its leaders want to transition into ownership by West Virginia University. On Friday, Justice said he was reinstating the full $4.6 million in state ...

Man charged with murder in overdose death

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PARKERSBURG — A city man has been charged with murder for allegedly supplying the fentanyl on which a 28-year-old man overdosed in January. It’s the first such charge in Wood County, Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin said. David Scott Armstrong, 26, of 500 13th St., Apt. 33, ...

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Kelly receives scholarship


ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College sophomore Zandra Kelly will, for the second consecutive year, hold the Snowshoe Foundation Highlands Scholarship at D&E. The Snowshoe Foundation presented its gift to the scholarship program during the annual Winter Gala. Kelly, an elementary ...


Streets joins staff at Davis Medical Center


ELKINS — Family Nurse Practitioner Michelle Streets has joined the Davis Medical Center family medicine team. “Michelle’s years of experience as a nurse has given her clinical experience and expertise that you generally only see from physicians who have been in years of practice. ...

Hooked on Fishing event scheduled for weekend


ELKINS — The Randolph County Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday at the Elkins High School gym. Fun activities, live entertainment, educational workshops and interactive vendor booths attract ...

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Open-records audit tests 4 local counties

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Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles highlighting the importance of openness in government as part of Sunshine Week, March 12-18. From Staff Reports ELKINS — Local public employees asked to provide public records during a four-county test of compliance to open-records ...

Winners announced for Randolph County Young Writers Program


ELKINS — The winners of the Randolph County Young Writers 2016-2017 contest have been announced for participating grades. First-place winners’ essays were submitted to Marshall University for the state Young Writers contest. The first-place winners are invited to attend West Virginia ...