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On Track

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ELKINS — Work is underway on the new Elkins Rail Trail Connector project, which will link downtown to the current trail that stretches to Parsons. “They are under construction. That kicked off a couple of weeks ago now,” Robbie Morris, Randolph County Development Authority executive ...

Officials testify about flood funds

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CHARLESTON — Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding heard testimony Thursday from several former officials with a controversial disaster relief program, including one official who was a no-show at an earlier committee meeting. Mary Jo Thompson, former director of community ...

VFW Post 5583 installs officers

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Roaring Creek Post 5583, Coalton, recently conducted the installation of officers at the Post Home in Coalton. Charles T. Petrice, commander of Post 5583, conducted the installation of officers. The officers are: President Lucy Petrice, Senior Vice ...

Upshur leaders seek advice on needle program

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BUCKHANNON — After the Upshur County Commission received a petition with hundreds of names requesting the new needle access program to be suspended until guidelines are in effect, officials sought legal advice regarding the commission’s authority over the Buckhannon-Upshur Health ...

History the focus of Beverly Heritage Days

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BEVERLY — Don’t be surprised if you happen to see early settlers, Yankees, Confederates, Allies, Axis, wives and civilians from throughout the centuries on the streets of Beverly this July. No, you haven’t entered a time machine, but Beverly Heritage Days: Centuries of History does ...

Senators announce $5M in funds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that West Virginia has been awarded $5,016,100 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal ...

Elkins Downtown Yard Sale set for Saturday

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ELKINS — The downtown Elkins streets will be lined with bargains this weekend during a city wide yard sale. The seventh annual Downtown Yard Sale, sponsored by Elkins Main Street, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Elkins. Businesses and property owners are invited ...

Randolph woman arrested on drug charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is behind bars after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine. Melissa Elaine Caprio, 28, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...

Belington man charged with malicious assault

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ELKINS — A Belington man is facing felony charges after allegedly getting into an altercation with several other men. Justin Bryant Pennington, 28, is charged with two felony counts of malicious assault. He is free on a $20,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Chief Magistrate ...

Two Elkins men charged with burglary

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ELKINS — Two Elkins men have been charged after allegedly taking items from a local home. Tommy John Watson, 38, and Frankie Lee Lambert, 37, are each charged with one felony count of nighttime burglary. They are both free on $50,000 personal recognizance bonds, Watson’s set by Randolph ...

Elkins teenager faces felony charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge and accused of entering an area apartment, fighting the resident and stealing clothes. Kayla Nicole McCauley, 18, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of daytime burglary. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on ...

Impeachment hearings begin

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CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from legislative auditors on the first day of impeachment hearings, but issues over rules put in place by the chairman riled up members of the minority party. Delegate John Shott, a Republican from Mercer County and ...

Juried Photography Exhibit to open

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ELKINS —On Friday, The Arts Center will host a free opening reception for a juried photography exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. This exhibit features the work of over 20 professional and amateur photographers. The exhibit includes works by local photographers as well as from throughout ...

Committee starts impeachment meetings

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CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee will meet today to start the process of drawing up articles of impeachment against one or more justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — a job that just got simpler. Menis Ketchum, one of two justices under fire for ...

Roads closed for pipeline construction

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ELKINS — The USDA Forest Service has issued a closure order for WB XPress pipeline construction in Pendleton and Randolph counties. In order to protect public safety during construction activities, the order prohibits going into or being upon Monongahela National Forest lands within 200 feet ...

Roadwork completion pushed back

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BUCKHANNON — Construction work on Route 20 in Buckhannon was originally slated to be completed in April, but due to a harsh winter the expected date of completion was changed to early June. Now, it’s mid-July and the construction work is still causing delays for commuters. The roadwork, ...