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Kenny McCall of Newell was struck by a pickup truck five years ago, and suffers lifelong injuries, including using a prosthetic leg. Legislators are working to get more legal recourse for victims of hit-and-runs who suffer injury or serious injury.

Bill seeks stiffer penalties for hit-and-run injuries

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WHEELING — When a hit-and-run driver knowingly left motorcyclist Kenny McCall bleeding and broken on a Newell sidewalk, his family — and state lawmakers — later would discover the only recourse against the uninsured motorist was prosecution for a misdemeanor offense. “At the time and ...

McGeehan reintroduces bill to repeal Common Core

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WHEELING — Delegate Pat McGeehan says West Virginia’s current method of educating its students is “confused and convoluted,” and taxpayers footing the bill should have more of a say in what is being taught in the state’s classrooms. McGeehan, R-Hancock, has reintroduced legislation ...

Kindergarten registration announced

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ELKINS — Randolph County Schools will be conducting the registration process for incoming kindergarten students beginning in February and continuing through the month of April. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, are eligible for enrolling in kindergarten for 2017-2018. ...

Heart Month is a good time for personal health

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ELKINS — February is American Heart Month, a time when many efforts are focused on spreading awareness about the nation’s number one killer, cardiovascular disease. The Community Blood and Health Screening sponsored by The Rotary Club of Elkins and Davis Medical Center is a good ...

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A resident at Lavender Fields Assisted Living in Beverly takes a look at Valentine’s Day cards and gifts with Beverly Elementary students Haylie Doyle, left, and Karah Bennett during a holiday party at the facility on Tuesday afternoon.

Special Bond

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BEVERLY — Fourth-graders from Beverly Elementary spent Tuesday afternoon singing songs and handing out Valentine’s Day gift bags to residents at a local assisted living facility. The students in Lucy Godwin’s class spent the past few weeks practicing the songs and ...

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The Philippi Public Library, located at 91 South Main St. in Philippi, is in the midst of a capitol campaign to raise money to pay for major repairs.

Philippi Library seeking funds

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PHILIPPI —  The Philippi Public Library, 91 South Main St. in Philippi, is still in the midst of a capitol campaign to raise money to pay for major repairs. Last fall the library had roof and drain renovations as well as two new heating and cooling units installed in the 95-year-old ...

Officials respond to EMS

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ELKINS — A possible gas leak was reported at Elkins Middle School Tuesday but officials found no cause for alarm. After investigation by fire and gas company officials, as well as Randolph County Assistant Superintendent of Schools Rich Carr, it was confirmed that there was no actual gas ...

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Elizabeth Wymer is shown with Randolph County Special Olympians and People First members

Randolph County Special Olympics honor Warner

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ELKINS — On Feb. 11 the Randolph County Special Olympics paid tribute to a woman who has kept the organization alive. Elizabeth Hutton Wymer is a woman with determination and a true passion for caring for Randolph County Special Olympians. She has been the county director since 1989. ...

BOE begins search for new superintendent

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ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education members met this week to begin the process of searching for a new superintendent of schools. The board had voted Jan. 26 to open a search for a new superintendent and to not renew the contract of Superintendent of Schools Pam Hewitt. The action ...

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Dining and Diabetes classes offered

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ELKINS — The West Virginia University Extension Service in Barbour and Randolph counties will be offering free Dining with Diabetes classes in Philippi and Elkins. Elkins classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 at the WVU Randolph County Extension Office. ...

Bond modified in Randolph firearm case

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man accused of firing a weapon at his father and juvenile brother had his bond modified Tuesday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Luke Alan Hempel, 19, of Dailey, had his bond modified from $25,000 cash-only to $75,000 cash, surety or property, $3,000 cash-only ...

Orange and Black day announced

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BUCKHANNON — The Office of Admission at West Virginia Wesleyan College will hold the 26th annual Orange & Black Scholarship Recognition Day Feb. 25 on the Buckhannon campus. This special event is open only to students that have been accepted for the 2017 fall semester. This special day ...

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The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats host their February meeting on Monday at The China Cook Restaurant in Elkins, with 25 in attendance.

Purple Majesties attend meeting

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ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats held their February meeting on Monday at The China Cook Restaurant in Elkins, with 25 in attendance. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the meeting were Debbie Fortney, Eva Stalnaker, Lorna ...

Drug case going to grand jury

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man who was allegedly found with more than an ounce of marijuana, some of it appearing to be pre-packaged for distribution, waived his preliminary hearing in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Nicholas Adam Owens, 21, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of ...

Man sentenced for stealing firearms

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ELKINS — Jacob Daniel Anthony, 22, of Weston, was sentenced to five years probation for possession of stolen firearms, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. Anthony stole a .45-caliber pistol, a 12-guage shotgun and a 20-guage shotgun in Lewis, Upshur and Harrison ...

Moorefield man gets 33 months in prison

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ELKINS — Jason Wayne Russell, 39, of Moorefield, was sentenced to 33 months incarceration for distributing heroin, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. Russell collaborated with other individuals to travel to and from Baltimore to distribute heroin in June 2015. ...

Blackburn sentenced in federal court

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ELKINS — Anthony Blackburn, 26, of Elkins, was sentenced to 19 month incarceration for illegally possessing a stolen firearm, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. In April 2016, Blackburn possessed a 9 mm pistol and a .380-caliber pistol. Blackburn had ...