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Wesleyan’s School of Nursing has high passage rates

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s School of Nursing graduates are securing employment and successfully passing the West Virginia State NCLEX. Recent examination statistics reflect the school’s four-year passage rate for undergraduate students at 95.75 percent, while the ...

Queen’s gown a vision of ‘forest fantasy’

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ELKINS — Maid Silvia Alia Danae Figueroa will descend coronation hill to become Queen Silvia for the 82nd year of the Mountain State Forest Festival today at 2 p.m. Connie Linger reflected on her inspirations in designing this year’s gown. “While contemplating a design for the 2018 ...

Loughry federal trial highlights conflicts

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CHARLESTON — A current employee of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and a former justice testified about the animosity between Justice Allen Loughry and other justices during the second day of Loughry’s federal trial Thursday. Loughry, the former chief justice of the court, faces ...

Lynch the keynote speaker at Forest Festival dinner

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ELKINS — This year’s Mountain State Forest Festival Distinguished Guest Dinner keynote speaker encouraged those in the audience Thursday night to never give up. Jessica Lynch, West Virginia native and former prisoner of war, spoke to those in attendance at the Phil Gainer Community ...

St. Joseph’s celebrates National Midwifery Week

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BUCKHANNON — The Center for Women’s Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital will be recognizing its midwives during National Midwifery Week Oct. 1-7. It is a time for midwives and the women they serve to celebrate midwive’s contributions to women’s healthcare. This includes pregnancy, ...

82nd Mountain State Forest Festival Grand Feature Parade

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Sponsored by Polino Contracting Inc. at 1:30 p.m. Saturday Industrial Unit and Log Truck Division 1 Semi Elkins Truck Service Inc 2 Semi Woodford Oil 3 Semi Grimes Enterprises 4 Semi JMB Logging 5 Semi JMB Sales and Service 6 Semi Swecker Trucking 7 Semi Allegheny Veneer 8 Semi ...

MSFF Parade Chairs

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DELPHIA REBEKAH LODGE: Randolph Avenue across from Tomblyn Funeral Home. To rent chairs, call 304-636-8449. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 603: Papa John’s on Davis Avenue and the Huntington Bank ATM lot on Randolph Avenue. Contact Ray LaMora at 304-636-0364 for the chairs at Papa John’s and ...

Senior crafts a MSFF tradition

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ELKINS — Nearly two dozen area crafters have taken up residence at the Randolph County Senior Center this week as part of the 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival Senior Bazaar. Twenty-one total vendors will remain set up at the facility from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday, featuring ...

Loughry begins first day of trial

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CHARLESTON — Nearly a year after reports first surfaced of extravagant spending on his office, Justice Allen Loughry got his day in court. The former chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sat Wednesday at the defendant’s table for the first day at the Robert C. Byrd ...

Buckhannon planning to apply for sales tax

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BUCKHANNON — The city of Buckhannon is planning to apply to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board to create a 1 percent sales tax within city limits. Amberle Jenkins, director of finance for the city of Buckhannon, said officials are currently putting out the proposed Municipal Home ...

Elkins Middle School Make it Shine club receives grant

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ELKINS — A club at Elkins Middle School that strives to keep their school looking well-kept has received a grant to allow students to continue to make improvements. Randolph County Schools Board of Education President Amanda Smith said the Make it Shine club at Elkins Middle School allows ...

Elkins Bookhounds to host book sale

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ELKINS — Friends of the Elkins/Randolph County Library, AKA Elkins Bookhounds, will host its semi-annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday in the basement of the library. Hundreds of books will be available in just about every conceivable category: general fiction, ...

Alumni Association plans open house

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The Elkins High School Alumni Association has scheduled its annual open house from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the American Legion. The association depends on alumni, local residents and businesses to help support the EHS students. The money is raised by the membership drive and the billboards at ...

Local residents earn scholarships

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Local residents have been awarded privately funded scholarships from the Shepherd University Foundation. The Foundation provided close to $2 million in student, faculty and program support for 2018-2019. Scholarship recipients include: Kasey Renea Corley of Elkins, Tri-State ...