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D&E alumna Walters joins staff in dual roles

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College alumna Megan Walters has returned to her alma mater with an appointment as administrative assistant to the vice president for enrollment management and institutional advancement, and enrollment advisor. In her administrative role, Walters is ...

Timberline Resort closes early

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DAVIS — Timberline Four Seasons Resort has closed its doors for the season, and questions are swirling about the resort’s future. According to Timberline’s Facebook page, the resort will be closed for the rest of 2019. The Herz family, which owns the resort, posted, “We thank you ...

Elkins looks at spending sales tax revenue

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council discussed in more detail how it might spend the revenues from the new 1 percent sales tax during a special call meeting Thursday evening. Though nothing was finalized Thursday, council members have narrowed down which areas they feel the money should be spent in ...

Upshur Stars program honors students, staff

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools debuted a new recognition program at this week’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting. Dr. Tammy Samples, board of education president, said, “Upshur Stars is a new program recognition for students and staff who go above and beyond for or in our ...

Budget bills on the move in W.Va. House, Senate

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature’s house and senate finance committees are moving budget bills with the goal of being finished by the 60-day deadline. House Finance Committee passed out their version of the fiscal year 2020 budget Thursday afternoon after debuting the committee ...

Helvetia to celebrate Fasnacht Saturday

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HELVETIA — Tucked away in the mountains of Randolph County is the small town of Helvetia. Keeping itself true to its Swiss and German heritage, the town will be observing the traditional Pre-Lenten ceremony known as Fasnacht on Saturday. The word translates to “Fasting Night” in ...

Man facing felony after traffic stop

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ELKINS — A local man is facing a felony drug charge after a routine traffic stop. Paul Jason Armstrong, 37, of Ellamore, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Bond was set at $50,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate George M. Riggleman. According ...

Secondary road maintenance bills moving forward

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CHARLESTON — As the deadline to pass bills from one chamber to the next inches closer, two similar bills providing for secondary road maintenance moved to third reading and will be up for passage today. The West Virginia Senate approved an amendment to Senate Bill 522 Monday, while the ...

Campus Carry Act passes after efforts to amend fail

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CHARLESTON — Despite multiple attempts by delegates — including the Republican judiciary committee chairman — to amend a bill the alleviate concerns of the state’s colleges and universities, the House of Delegates passed a bill to allow students to carry concealed handguns on ...

House votes to lower steam coal severance tax rate

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CHARLESTON — With coal miners looking on from the galleries, the House of Delegates passed a reduction in the type of coal that feeds West Virginia’s and the nation’s power plants. House Bill 3142, Relating to reducing the severance tax on thermal or steam coal, passed 88-11 and now ...

Spring fire season begins today

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia spring fire season begins today and continues through Friday, May 31. During fire season, outdoor burning is limited to the hours between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. To remind more residents about the limited burn season, West Virginia Division of Forestry has posted ...

Upshur County Schools menu

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The following is next week’s menus for Upshur County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit and gravy with sausage, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; lunch — Chicken fajita, refried beans, mixed vegetables, sliced peaches, graham crackers, fresh ...

Students tell BOE about school projects

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ELKINS — Several Elkins students addressed the Randolph County Board of Education Wednesday to inform them about the unique things happening in local schools. During their Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) presentations, students from Elkins High School and Elkins Middle School ...

Upshur to make up one strike day

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BUCKHANNON — Students will make up one day out of the two-day teacher work stoppage this month. Superintendent Dr. Sara Stankus said that March 15 which was originally scheduled to be an Out of School Environment day will now be a full day of school. “We still have six days we can ...

Woman dies in Tucker County kayaking accident

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DRY FORK— A Maryland woman died while kayaking in Tucker County this week, officials said. A kayaking incident on Sunday resulted in the death of Nancy Kell, 56, of Hagerstown, Maryland, the Division of Natural Resources confirmed in a press statement. Preliminary reports state that ...

Vietnam vet authors book, shares experiences with D&E students

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students studying the history of the Vietnam War era aren’t learning solely from a lecture or a textbook. Instead, they hear accounts from guest lecturer U.S Army retired Major Steven E. Cook, a Vietnam War veteran and author of the book they use in ...