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SJMH diabetic education classes set

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Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital has scheduled (SJMH) a 6-week series of diabetes education classes, which will be held through Feb. 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. each day at the Arbors, 401 John Street, in Weston. Two Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital staff members — Population Health ...

Nominations Welcomed for Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame

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PHILIPPI — The Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame Committee reminds citizens that the nomination window for the Hall’s third class of honorees is now open and will close on Feb. 15. The HOF Class of 2019 will include up to six selections who will join the current 18 members from the ...

Project Life Change rising to new heights

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ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department is poised to begin the winter session of Project Life Change on Monday, Jan. 28, and help participants rise to new heights in health. Completing its sixth year, the free program is made possible through a grant by the ...

Augusta Center square dance season to begin

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ELKINS — The Mountain Dance Trail of Augusta Heritage Center is kicking off its seventh season of community square dances across West Virginia this January. The first local dance of the new year is set for Friday in the Creative Commons in Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins ...

Shimizu makes Dean’s List

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TOPEKA, KS — Washburn University has announced its fall 2018 Dean’s List honorees. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 to 3.99. Dean’s List honorees include Holly Shimizu of ...

Upshur leaders want 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. ...

Supreme Court presents budget

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, being mindful of the spending controversies over the last 15 months, presented lawmakers a budget request several million dollars less than the previous fiscal year. Chief Justice Beth Walker went before the Senate Finance Committee ...

Buckhannon man indicted for murder

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been indicted for murder by an Upshur County grand jury. Timothy McWilliams, 65, was arrested for allegedly killing his father, Leo McWilliams. Police reportedly found Leo McWilliams with his throat cut in the residence the two men shared in Buckhannon on ...

Elkins Fire Department responded to 81 fires in 2018

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ELKINS — The Elkins Fire Department responded to a total of 81 fires in 2018, according to recently released statistics. The EFD also responded to a total of 248 rescue or emergency medical service incidents, 60 hazardous conditions calls and 59 service calls, according to the ...

Tax Division lax on pulling certificates

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CHARLESTON — A legislative audit found that a division of the State Tax Department has not used its authority to suspend or revoke thousands of business certificates for noncompliance or that are no longer in business. The Post Audit Subcommittee heard a report on the department’s Tax ...

This Week in the House of Delegates

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CHARLESTON — The first session of 84th Legislature started Wednesday with leaders pledging a bold agenda to make West Virginia the most attractive place in the country in which to live and do business. “The theme of this legislative session is to make West Virginia the best place to live, ...

Elkins man faces charges from West Virginia Division of Labor

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ELKINS — An Elkins man has been charged by the state with working as a contractor in Randolph, Lewis and Preston counties without a contractor’s license. Jackie Wayne Hinchman, 63, of Summer Street, was charged by the West Virginia Division of Labor in Preston County Magistrate Court. ...

Philippi Main Street calls for artists for annual Art Stroll

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PHILIPPI — Members of Philippi Main Street’s Art Stroll Committee hosted the first planning meeting for this year’s annual Art Stroll which will be April 26 from 5-8 p.m. in business sites throughout downtown Philippi. The committee is calling for artists and businesses who want to ...

RTC collision repair class receives grant

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ELKINS — The collision repair class at Randolph Technical Center has been awarded a $3,000 I-CAR Hertz grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The foundation awards more than $500,000 in school grants that are supported by donations from industry companies and local I-CAR ...

MLK celebration and march slated in downtown Elkins

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ELKINS — An event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Sunday in Elkins. The community is invited to participate in the annual march and program commemorating the life and work of the civil rights activist. Anne Kingsolver and Catherine Fagan were instrumental ...

ERCC auxiliary meets for holiday luncheon

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ELKINS — The auxiliary to Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center recently met for its Christmas luncheon at the center. Tara Shaver, administrator of ERCC, gave suggestions of equipment that the auxiliary could purchase that would be of help in patient care. The auxiliary voted to ...

Barbour County Arts and Humanities Council Inc. meeting scheduled

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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 ...

Souper Bowl of Caring raising funds, food

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PHILIPPI — Heart and Hand House invites churches and other organizations to take part in the 2019 “Souper Bowl of Caring,” a national movement to fight hunger and poverty in communities across our country around the time of the Super Bowl football game. After the holidays, the generous ...