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Festival of Lessons and Carols set

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ELKINS — Themes of light, hope and the birth of Christ will be presented by the Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir and Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church with the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. The event, which is free and open to the ...

Justice: China ‘deathly serious’ about deal

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WHEELING — Although relatively short on specifics during a press conference, Gov. Jim Justice showed plenty of enthusiasm for what he termed a “deathly serious” $83.7 billion China Energy investment plan for shale natural gas and petrochemical projects in West Virginia. “China ...

Restaurant donates to DHS Foundation

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ELKINS — Leaders at Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar in Elkins recently hosted a fundraiser and made a donation to the Davis Health System Foundation. The restaurant’s fourth annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser generated $601, which was donated recently to Davis Health System ...

Christmas is busy time for tree farm

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FRENCH CREEK — Approaching the French Creek Christmas Tree Farm on a winding road, visitors see the hundreds of trees spread over hills at the Upshur County season attraction. Ron and Tillie Fowler planted their first Christmas tree seedlings in 1983, and sold their first batch of trees in ...

Quilt Exhibit slated to open at The Arts Center

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ELKINS — In the spring of 1986, eight local women met to form a group that was interested in preserving the art of quilting. In September of that year, they named the organization the Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild, and began recruiting members. A few of the original eight members are still ...

RTC students donate to Salvation Army

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ELKINS — A group of students at the Randolph Technical Center are giving back to area children this Christmas. The SkillsUSA club at RTC joined together to make this holiday season cheerful for 10 area children by purchasing gifts to be given to them this Christmas. Club president Hali ...

Philippi Law Enforcement Task Force announces officers

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PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Law Enforcement Task Force recently hosted its annual meeting at the Medallion Restaurant in Philippi to present its annual report and to announce new officers. Re-elected for the year 2018 were Chief E.R. Flowers, Assistant Chief and Quartermaster S.K. ...

Par Mar purchases Elkins mainstay Lynn’s Self-Serve

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ELKINS — An Elkins convenience store that has served as a mainstay to many in the community has been purchased by Par Mar Stores. According to a press release from Par Mar Stores President Brian Waugh Tuesday, the chain “proudly announces” the acquisition of Lynn’s Self-Serve, ...

WV DMV announces mobile access

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CHARLESTON — Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Pat Reed recently announced that motor carrier customers can now inquire about the status of their international registration plan (IRP) accounts, fleets, vehicles and supplements from their handheld device (smartphone, tablet, etc.), and ...

Grand opening set for store’s gasoline pumps

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HODGESVILLE — Bruce’s Store in Hodgesville is scheduled to host a celebration at 11 a.m. Thursday, as the owners mark the installation and grand opening of self-service gasoline pumps. Bruce and Jackie Marple Bennett had purchased the property from Bruce Bennett’s uncle, the late ...

BOE votes to close Homestead

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DAILEY — Members of the Randolph County Board of Education voted unanimously to officially close Homestead Elementary School at a special meeting Monday, after voting to temporarily close the school in May. Board members voted 5-0, after a special closure hearing in which they heard ...

Holiday ride earns national recognition

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CASS — The Elf Limited Holiday Excursion Train in Cass recently was recognized as the 4th Best Holiday Train Ride in America, according to The Daily Meal at MSN.com. The Elf Limited takes place at Cass and is an original theme created by The Old Brick Playhouse Team that involves elves ...

Elkins finance group discusses potential sales tax

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ELKINS — With the third reading of a proposed 1 percent municipal sales tax on the horizon, the Elkins City Council Finance Committee convened Monday morning to discuss potential uses for the income if the measure were to pass. The Elkins City Council is set to convene at 7 p.m. Thursday at ...

Library offering holiday event

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ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library is preparing for the first annual “Holiday Whoville at the Library Tour” which will begin immediately following the Elkins Christmas Parade Wednesday. The tour will feature special guests from Whoville, including the Grinch, his dog ...

New book details journey from Philippines to West Virginia

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BUCKHANNON — In her first book, Dr. Araceli Ganan Almond’s “God’s Boot Camp” takes readers on a journey through her childhood in the Philippines to her life in Buckhannon. After years of being encouraged by her husband, Greenbrier, to write a book, she finally received the message ...

TCHS prepares for one-act play

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HAMBLETON — The Tucker County High School’s Theater Department is preparing for its production of “The Other Room” by Ariadne Blayde. The play is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school. Its story follows an intelligent teenage astronomer named Austin who ...

Randolph woman faces felony charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly threatening a law enforcement officer. Brittany Rae Cave, 31, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of terroristic threats. She is free on a $30,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Chief ...