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Upshur delegates to push to use state funds to build wall

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CHARLESTON – All three House of Delegates members representing Upshur County plan to introduce a bill in the West Virginia Legislature to use $10 million of the state's $185 million surplus to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall between the southern U.S. border and Mexico. ...

HEPC presents budget to lawmakers

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CHARLESTON — Even as the governor’s commission looking at West Virginia’s college and universities considers eliminating it and transferring some of its responsibilities to another agency, the Higher Education Policy Commission presented its budget to lawmakers Monday. The House Finance ...

Town hall meeting looks at 2025 plan

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BUCKHANNON — If you haven’t filled out a survey yet for the Buckhannon Planning Commission, there are a couple more weeks to give your input on a vision for the future. A town hall meeting for the Buckhannon 2025 plan held Monday night invited the public to share their ideas in ...

Elkins Rotarians hear YouthBuild success stories

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ELKINS — Elkins Rotary Club members learned Monday about a local program that helps young people get an education and find a career. Michelle Phares, the program manager of YouthBuild of North Central West Virginia, introduced to Rotarians two of the program’s latest success stories ...

Elkins man facing felony DUI charge

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ELKINS — An Elkins man has been charged with DUI third offense, a felony. Milton Theodore Broseker, 51, was arrested Jan. 12. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Magistrate George M. Riggleman. According to the criminal complaint, Deputy A.B. Beverly, of the Randolph ...

Tumble Time gymnasts compete

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ELKINS — Tumble Time Gymnastics LLC , of Elkins, competed in the Frosty Frenzy Invitational Meet in Hagerstown, Maryland, Jan. 5. Platinum level gymnasts Darrah Pennington placed fourth on beam, fourth on floor, second on vault, and fourth all-around; Hazel Jackson took sixth ...

Statewide essay contest announced

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue and representatives from SMART529 gathered at Edgewood Elementary School in Charleston Jan. 10 to announce the 2019 SMART529 When I Grow Up student and teacher essay contest. The annual essay contest gives students around the state the ...

St. Joseph’s receives donation

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BUCKHANNON — Mike Ross, St. Joseph’s Foundation board member and president of Mike Ross, Inc. and Ross and Wharton Gas Company, presented a generous donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. His gift toward the Foundation’s end-of-the-year appeal will be used to help fund ...

Meador named to Dean’s List

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Destiny Meador, the 2018 Valedictorian of Tucker County High School, is currently pursuing a degree in Plant Sciences as a Traditions Fellow at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She has completed her first semester with a 4.02 GPA, earning her a spot on the ...

Hinkle wins gold ribbon at 4-H Day

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Katie Hinkle’s presentation “The FUNdamentals of Responsible Horse Ownership” won her a gold ribbon recently in the 4-H Visual Presentation Competition, senior division. She received her certificate and ribbon at the first annual 4-H day at the West Virginia State Fair. Katie was ...

Area students earn recognition at WVWC

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County area students have earned academic recognition at West Virginia Wesleyan College for their classroom performance during the 2018 fall semester. Students achieving the honor of the President’s List are: Buckhannon residents Shania Clack, Madison Crickard, Lisa ...

Barbour County Arts and Humanities Council Inc. meeting set

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The Barbour County Arts & Humanities Council will host a joint meeting with the Mountain Arts District (MAD) at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Philippi Public Library. Mountain Arts District serves as an online host and directory to artists and art venues. Its purpose is to promote the unique ...

‘Community Table’ details announced

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ELKINS — More details have been announced about Elkins Main Street’s “The Community Table,” a single, long line of tables that will run along Davis Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street today, and feature a meal sponsored by Beander’s Restaurant and Tavern, and Dominion Energy ...

Odd Scene on the Beverly Five-lane

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The Inter-Mountain photos by Brad Johnson Drivers on the Beverly Pike Five-lane Saturday morning might have been alarmed by the sight of West Virginia State Police, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Elkins Police Department vehicles parked blocking the highway’s center lane, above. ...

ACP pipeline delay having negative economic impact

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BUCKHANNON — Since hundreds of workers left Upshur County in December due to rulings delaying the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, local businesses have been impacted negatively. In Upshur County, employment went from approximately 700 at peak construction down to a little over 100 employees, ...

Resident taking his anti-drug protest to Elkins city officials

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ELKINS — A city resident is asking Elkins officials to “stand up” and do something about the local drug problem. David Green began his protest on the sidewalk of 11th Street in Elkins on the morning of Dec. 21, holding a cardboard sign to show his disapproval of illegal drug use and ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Week One at the Capitol

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The first week of the 2019 legislative session ended with many lawmakers still scratching theirs heads after hearing Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State address Wednesday night. In one way, it was a remarkable speech. There were no props, no big stunts, and mostly no real craziness outside ...

Ojeda to resign from office

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CHARLESTON — Giving what’s likely to be his last floor speech in the West Virginia Legislature, a state senator who lost a race for House of Representatives and quickly filed for president will resign next week to focus on his national race. State Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, addressed ...

Lawmakers learn details of Justice’s proposed budget

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CHARLESTON — Lawmakers got specifics on the budget Gov. Jim Justice presented during the State of the State for fiscal year 2020 budget. Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow and State Budget Director Michael Cook took turns Thursday briefing the finance committees of the West Virginia ...