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Buckhannon woman admits to meth charge

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CLARKSBURG — Ann Marie Stankus, of Buckhannon, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Stankus, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Stankus admitted to ...

Upshur County man admits to firearms charge

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CLARKSBURG — Cameron Dixon, of Buckhannon, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Dixon, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm.” Dixon admitted to having a stolen .45 caliber pistol in September 2017 in Harrison ...

Valley Livestock 4-H club meets

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MILL CREEK — Valley Livestock 4-H club met at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek. After a short business meeting the members enjoyed a presentation by Jim Fregonara of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Fregonara informed the members and their ...

Program to bring cultural, artistic events to D&E

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will host Mosaic Interactive, an international music collaboration, for a series of cultural and artistic events March 10-16. Presented by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy and D&E Appalachian Ensemble, the free public ...

City candidates tackle issues

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ELKINS — City officials received some stinging criticism during Tuesday’s candidates forum for the March 5 Elkins municipal election, with several incumbent council members on the panel countering that city government is doing its best to deal with modern challenges. With the First ...

Campus Carry Act to see changes

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CHARLESTON — A bill that would allow people with permits for concealed handguns to carry on college campuses has multiple amendments pending this morning. House Bill 2519, creating the Campus Self Defense Act, was moved to third reading with the right to amend Tuesday in time for today’s ...

Upshur County Schools adding new pre-k classes

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools is adding five new pre-k classes for the 2019-2020 school year with certified teachers and assistants. Hodgesville Elementary was the recipient of a $2.2 million School Building Authority grant that will build a new classroom to house the program as ...

Barbour grand jury hands down 32 indictments

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PHILIPPI — A Barbour County man who allegedly admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor was one of 32 indictments a grand jury returned in Barbour County this week. John Wesley Barker Jr., 25, of Philippi, was indicted on three felony counts of sexual assault in the first ...

WV Press InSight tracking bills stalled in Legislature

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CHARLESTON — As the days remaining in the 2019 W.Va. legislative session dwindle down, several major bills remain unsettled, assigned to committee and waiting for action. Two bills that drew attention at the start of the session — one to eliminate the Social Security tax and another to ...

Dominion donates to Tucker health fair

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Dominion Energy recently made a $3,000 donation to the annual Tucker County Regional Health Fair to help it continue to bring health screenings to rural West Virginia. “We are thankful to have Dominion Energy as a supporter for all 14 years of this health fair,” said Bill Hennessey, ...

College forms partnership to provide mental health services

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has partnered with the national mobile health and telehealth provider iSelectMD to offer a unique service. As a result, the College’s Counseling and Wellness Center can offer tele-psychiatry appointments to students every week on campus. D&E Vice ...

D&E hosting reception to recognize Upward Bound efforts

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will celebrate the success of its Upward Bound TRIO programs with a reception from 2:30 - 4 p.m. today in the Upward Bound Trio programs offices on the third floor of Booth Library. Members of the D&E and local community will have the opportunity to ...

Students donate to America Heart Association

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ELKINS — On Feb. 21, six students of Elkins High School teacher Penni Harris collectively donated more than $100 to the ongoing non-profit fundraiser to delay the start of their Algebra I Honors class. Elkins High School students participated in the annual penny drive to raise money for ...

Tennant joins Davis & Elkins College enrollment team

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ELKINS — Derek Tennant has been appointed enrollment adviser at Davis & Elkins College. In this capacity, he will assist prospective students and their families in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., in learning more about a liberal arts education at D&E. A native of ...

School calendar bill being re-worked

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CHARLESTON — An attempt to set a specific start and end date for school and decrease the number of days a student is in the classroom could be undergoing some changes before being presented to lawmakers. House Bill 2433 would set the start and end dates for the school year at Sept. 1 and ...

Elkins candidate forum slated for tonight at D&E

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ELKINS — Candidates for the March 5 Elkins municipal election will take part in a public forum at Davis & Elkins College tonight. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Madden Student Center on the D&E campus. The event is presented by Polis, a non-partisan D&E student political ...

Taylor Avenue incident headed to grand jury

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ELKINS — The case of a suspect who was apprehended by police officers after an hours-long search is headed to the grand jury. Police officers arrested Steven James Phares, 30, on Feb. 15 after the search for him led to streets being blocked off, residents being warned to stay away from the ...

Buckhannon Police Department sees record number of calls

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BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Police Department is coming off a busy 2018 which saw it join as a founding member of the new Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit and dive more deeply into the accreditation process. It is that accreditation process that led Chief Matt Gregory to ...

Randolph grand jury hand down indictments

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ELKINS — Nearly 30 indictments were handed down Monday, including fleeing, sexual abuse and drug charges, by a Randolph County grand jury. One of the 29 total indictments returned by the grand jury, was Dustin Bruce Moran, 32, of Parsons, who allegedly evaded police on several separate ...