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Community Theatre has rebirth in Elkins

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ELKINS — REACT, the Randolph Elkins Area Community Theatre, is reforming. If you are an actor, director, musician, set designer, techie, or just longing for audience approval, here’s your chance to meet with adult fellow thespians to stage live drama for Elkins area audiences. REACT’s ...

Wood County jury returns $16.9 million verdict against Walmart

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PARKERSBURG — A Wood County jury returned a verdict of $16,922,000 against Walmart Tuesday. The case centered a charge that Walmart failures to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition when attempting to apprehend a shoplifter in February 2015, which led to injuries to one of its ...

Randolph County Schools Menu

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The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Bagel and cream cheese, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Hot dog with chili, oven fries, coleslaw, pears, fresh fruit, garden bar and milk. Tuesday: ...

Municipal Election

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ELKINS — Elkins voters elected two new city council members and re-elected three more during the municipal election Tuesday. Former Elkins Mayor Judy Guye will represent First Ward on city council. Guye received 128 votes, topping incumbent Bob Woolwine, with 67 votes, and Philips B. ...

Budget likely heading to committee

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CHARLESTON — With glaring differences between the budget drafts created by the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, both sides will need to iron out differences if they hope to have the budget passed in time for the end of the legislative session on Saturday. On Tuesday, the senate ...

Honored trooper no longer employed after DUI arrest

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BUCKHANNON — A West Virginia State Trooper is no longer with the agency after a first offense DUI arrest while he was off duty in February. James Joseph Cornelius, 31, of Belington, was arrested Feb. 23 in Upshur County after the Buckhannon Police Department responded to a call of a motor ...

Renovations completed at Beverly Elementary cafeteria

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ELKINS — Students at Beverly Elementary School can now enjoy lunchtime with classmates in the school’s recently completed cafeteria. Randolph County Superintendent of Schools Gabriel “Gabe” Devono gave an update to members of the Randolph County Board of Education on improvements ...

Elkins traffic stop leads to drug charge

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing a drug charge after a routine traffic stop. Brandon Scott Johnson, 37, is charged with possession with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $25,000 cash by Magistrate Rob Elbon. According to the criminal complaint filed by Senior Patrolman D.T. Sayre, at ...

Fallout continues from anti-Muslim display

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CHARLESTON — Actions since an anti-Muslim display during last Friday’s state Republican Party day at the legislature continue to reverberate into the final week of the legislative session. On Monday, House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, removed House Minority Whip Mike Caputo, D-Marion, ...

Student Art Exhibit starts Friday

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ELKINS — On Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Arts Center will showcase the work of Randolph County students with its annual Randolph County Student Art Exhibit. More than 200 pieces of student art will be on display in the Great Hall, while in the Maxwell Gallery will be an exhibit of ...

March Madness Book Bracket set at Library

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ELKINS — As part of the March MADness theme at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library this month, the staff has decided to hold a Book Bracket that will name Elkins’ favorite book of all time. The bracket is posted in the library, and starts with 32 book titles suggested by patrons and ...

HAS plans STEAM day

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ELKINS — Highland Adventist School plans a STEAM day from 8 a.m. - noon March 15, and area students are invited to attend. The day will include a variety of experiments and activities that will lead students to learn about many properties of water. The program includes cleaning up an ...

Buckhannon man named VP of TMC Technologies

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PLEASANT VALLEY — TMC Technologies of West Virginia (TMC) is proud to announce the hiring of Jeff Edgell as Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist. Edgell, will oversee TMC’s technical vision; leading all aspects of the company’s technology-based activities into the corporate ...

Secretary of State announces mobile office hours

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BUCKHANNON— In a new partnership with local government agencies, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner is announcing that a member of his Field Services Team will be available to the public on Wednesday, March 13, to assist Upshur County residents. Field Representative Dot Underwood ...

Facebook to build broadband network across W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia received a like from Facebook Monday as it announced a substantial effort to expand broadband access across the state. Representatives from Facebook joined Gov. Jim Justice and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., at a press conference Monday morning in the ...

Devono offers specifics about turf process

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ELKINS — As voters prepare to go to the polls Saturday, Randolph County Schools officials continue to try to inform members of the public about the upcoming excess school levy. RCS Superintendent Gabriel “Gabe” Devono said a large majority of concerns about the excess levy that have ...

Brakes taken off permanent Home Rule bill

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CHARLESTON — Even though the bill’s journey isn’t finished, mayors are breathing a sigh of relief now that legislation making the West Virginia’s Home Rule program permanent is on its way to the floor of the House of Delegates. The House Government Organization Committee Monday ...