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Organization gives to ‘wellness closets’

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ELKINS — In an effort to best serve students, the Randolph County Family Resource Network has donated items to be provided in health and wellness “closets” in schools across Randolph County. A special presentation was made to all principals in Randolph County Tuesday afternoon to ...

Timberline Resort sold for $2.2M

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PHILADELPHIA — Timberline Four Seasons Resort has been sold in a bankruptcy court auction to Perfect North Slopes, Inc. for $2.2 million, it was announced Wednesday. Perfect North Slopes is a ski area in Southeast Indiana. Joe Stevens, spokesperson for the West Virginia Ski Areas ...

Final vote on sewer increase set for tonight

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council will vote tonight on a proposed 21.5% sewer rate increase on its second and final reading. The increase would help pay for Phase II of a construction project that is estimated to be $4.3 million, to be funded through a loan from the Clean Water State Revolving ...

Police investigate threat at EMS

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ELKINS — Precautions will be taken throughout the remainder of the week to ensure Elkins Middle School students have a safe learning environment after a threat was made anonymously on Wednesday. Local law enforcement officers were called to Elkins Middle School Wednesday morning to address ...

Lawmakers discuss delay in action

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CHARLESTON — A simple special session wasn’t so simple after the House of Delegates put the brakes on an extension of a tourism tax credit program set to expire at the end of the year. On Monday, the Senate passed Senate Bill 2001 to extend the Tourism Development Act to 2026. The act was ...

Delaware man arrested after city park incident

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ELKINS — A Delaware man is facing multiple felony charges after being arrested for an alleged incident in Elkins City Park. Jason Steven Kokinda, 40, of Newark, Delaware, is charged with three counts of failure to register as a sex offender out of state. His bond was set for $75,000 cash ...

Morrisey sues two opioid manufacturers

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit Tuesday against two major opioid painkiller manufacturers, continuing the office’s battle against those who helped fuel the state’s deadly drug epidemic. The lawsuits allege Endo Health Solutions Inc., Mallinckrodt ...

Turkey Trot supports local community

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BELINGTON — Belington area residents broke in their running shoes recently at the eighth-annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Belington Wellness Center. All proceeds are divided between two organizations in Barbour County — the Heart & Hand House and the Belington Presbyterian ...

Our Town Inc. announces the release of Elkins-themed art print

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ELKINS — A new art project inspired by a mid-west state is celebrating everything unique about Elkins. “Elkins Things,” featuring the graphic design skills of local artist Emily Prentice, is now a significant fundraiser for Our Town, Inc. The idea was proposed by Dog Walk Creative ...

AB receives gift for classroom remodel

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PHILIPPI — Alumni association members of the Sigma Delta Nu fraternity, more commonly known as the Delphics, visited the mountaintop in Philippi for their annual meeting and to celebrate a new addition to the Alderson Broaddus community. The Delphic Alumni Association generously donated ...

Commission receives funds for ordinance implementation

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The Randolph County Commission has received a $10,000 “forgivable loan” for the implementation of its recently passed Unsafe Buildings & Land Ordinance. Commission President, Mark Scott said the funds will be used to pay for the procurement of a Field Inspector to physically inspect ...

Timberline Resort on auction block

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PHILADELPHIA — The auction process for Timberline Four Seasons Resort was still underway at the close of business Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The Tucker County resort went on the auction block in Philadelphia Tuesday. The auction process took place in the office of Timberline’s ...

Census specialist explains importance of upcoming survey

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ELKINS — U.S. Census Partnership Specialist Carol Cain Bush met with the Elkins Rotary Clubs in their last meeting before the Thanksgiving holiday to discuss the importance of the upcoming census. “I am here today on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau, I am a partnership specialist,” ...

Man charged after multi-county chase

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BUCKHANNON — A man who led law enforcement on a chase from Taylor County into Upshur County Sunday has been arrested for fleeing with reckless indifference, a felony. Nicholas Scott Poe, 21, of Hambleton, was arraigned before Magistrate Kay Hurst who set bond at $30,000 cash or surety. ...

Ribbon cut at insurance agency

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ELKINS — A local State Farm branch hosted a celebration Tuesday after the reins were taken over by a new agent. The Nikki Rogers State Farm Agency hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday. Rogers said she is “absolutely excited” to run the business from its location in ...