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Governor calls recent attacks ‘sad’

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CHARLESTON — Responding to recent votes of no confidence by a handful of state Republican organizations and an article in a national publication, Gov. Jim Justice used one word to describe them. “Just to be real blunt, I think it’s really sad because this day and time people will do ...

Officials weigh in on requested payment

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BEVERLY — Randolph County officials and the mayor of Beverly are weighing in on a request from the Randolph County Development Authority for Beverly to pay more than $18,000 for water system improvements done in connection with an expansion project at Armstrong Flooring. The ...

United Way planning special new fundraiser

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ELKINS — Randolph County United Way is getting a jumpstart on next year’s campaign by offering a special event for Mother’s Day. People in the area are invited to attend a Mother’s Day “Paint for a Purpose” fundraiser event from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at Midland ...

Reporter’s Notebook

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The pressure is mounting for Gov. Jim Justice, who was dealt several blows over the last week or so. I wrote about most of these issues over the weekend, so I won’t re-hash them all in great detail. You already knew about the vote of no confidence by the Kanawha County Republican Executive ...

Learning more about the Barbour courthouse

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PHILIPPI — Several members of the public and the sponsoring Barbour County Chamber of Commerce were privileged recently with an intimate look at the historic documents and rarely-seen records in and about the Barbour County courthouse Circuit Clerk Gerald Fogg’s hour-long presentation ...

Elkins High Choir Spring Concert set

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ELKINS — The Elkins High School Vocal Ensemble will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. May 1. Choral selections to be performed during the concert are as follows: “The Poet Sings” by Randall Stroope, “May It Be” by Eithne Ni Bhraonain, “Amazing Grace/Pachelbel’s Canon” ...

Funding to modernize housing announced

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,523,370 for 30 public housing authorities throughout the state of West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The ...

D&E College schedules Day of Giving

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ELKINS — For 24 hours on Tuesday, everyone who cares about Davis & Elkins College will have a chance to come together, if not in person, in the virtual world. The fourth annual Day of Giving, when D&E friends and alumni express their gratitude by playing a part in the College’s ...

DOH to close bridge temporarily

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The Division of Highways has announced a temporary bridge closure on Randolph County Route 1, also know as the Gilman Road, for construction of a new structure at the Cravensdale Bridge beginning Tuesday, April 16, and completing on June 14. This will be a 24-hour closure once the bridge is ...

2019 WV Envirothon set to begin at Canaan Valley

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Envirothon, the state’s premiere conservation education competition for high school students, begins next week in Tucker County. The West Virginia Envirothon will be April 17-18 at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Five-member teams who participate in the ...

State tax revenue comes in below estimate

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CHARLESTON — Citing the slowdown of construction activities during the winter season, March tax revenue collections came in 1.2 percent below the updated projections, the second month for lower-than-expected collections since fiscal 2019 started in July. According to the governor’s ...

EHS teacher earns award

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ELKINS — One teacher from Elkins High School was recently recognized for his positive impact and outstanding efforts in the classroom. Andrew Carroll, an English instructor at EHS, received the “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the West Virginia Council of Teachers of ...

McWilliams enters plea to murder charge

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man behind bars since March 2018 pleaded guilty pursuant to Kennedy vs. Frazier to voluntary manslaughter this week in Upshur County Circuit Court. Timothy McWilliams had been arrested for the first-degree murder death of his father, Leo McWilliams, on March 8, ...

Company looking to bring biochar plant to area

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BUCKHANNON — Biochar had been around for 4,000 years when it was first created by the Amazon River Indians to improve agricultural yields, but it’s only in the last 25 years that its popularity has began to spread again. Dr. Wil Spencer, a resident of Randolph County for five years, ...

Elkins City Hall News

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City Council Committee members are settling into their new meeting times and adjusting to new committee dynamics. Next week the Municipal Properties Committee will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to discuss the Elkins Main Street Streetscape plan in general and downtown parking meters in ...