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Mill Creek hosts special dilapidated structures forum

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MILL CREEK — Dilapidated properties in and around the area were the focus of a public meeting this week hosted by the town of Mill Creek. Roughly a dozen community members attended Tuesday’s meeting, which was led by Mill Creek Mayor Larry Serrett and featured Randolph County ...

D&E students to showcase artwork

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ELKINS — The public will have the opportunity to view the creative talents of six Davis & Elkins College students who will present their works in the annual Senior Art Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Myles Center for the Arts. The exhibit will serve as the students’ Capstone ...

Upshur County food show draws more than 70 vendors

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BUCKHANNON — With the theme “Together We Can Do It! ... It’s the American Way!” hundreds of A.F. Wendling’s Foodservice customers gathered for the company’s annual food show Wednesday afternoon. Hosted at the Event Center at Brushy Fork, the food show featured more than 70 ...

Arts Center plans annual exhibit

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ELKINS — The Arts Center will showcase the work of Randolph County students with its annual Randolph County Student Art Exhibit. More than 150 pieces of student art will be on display in the Great Hall, while in the Maxwell Gallery will be an exhibit of works created by the students’ art ...

Philippi Library to host Saturday events

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PHILIPPI — During the Philippi Main Street City-Wide Yard Sale, the Philippi Public Library will host the first outdoor book sale of the year, as well as a yard sale, hot dog and bake sale on the library property. It is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Also, the library will ...

Beverly native receives science award

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GLENVILLE — Glenville State College senior biology major Scott Wentz recently was recognized as the Outstanding Science Poster Presenter at the 93rd annual meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science. The meeting was held on April 7 at West Virginia Wesleyan College. “Being ...

Elkins celebrates Arbor Day

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ELKINS — Elkins leaders and community members celebrated 10 years as a “Tree City” Friday. A city earns this title from the Arbor Day Foundation by meeting four standards: having a tree board, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 ...

Art contest canceled

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BUCKHANNON — The Kelley Tierney State Farm Berry Special Art Contest has been canceled. A notice received from organizers this week said the contest, which originally had been scheduled for area youth, has been canceled because of circumstances beyond their control. More information is ...

Chamber recognizes Barbour businesses

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PHILIPPI — The Hot Dog Hut in Philippi and the Belington Laundry are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in April. The Hot Dog Hut was opened in 2008 at the intersection of U.S. Route 119 and the Philippi bypass and has been rated 5 out of 5 by “West Virginia ...

Elkins man facing two felony charges

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a residence and nearby outbuilding. Joshua Lynn Hinchman, 22, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of burglary and one felony count of entry of a building other than a dwelling. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...

Special Recognition

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Board of Education celebrated two county employees Tuesday for their exemplary work during the 2017-18 school year. Assistant Superintendent Debbie Schmidlen said all employees who were nominated for service personnel employee and teacher of the year are ...

RTC hosts Induction Ceremony

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ELKINS — The Randolph Technical Center recently hosted an Induction Ceremony Luncheon for six high school students, their parents and honored guests. The six students became the newest members of the National Technical Honor Society. The Randolph Technical Center congratulated the ...

Upshur BOE set to present public forum

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BUCKHANNON — As the Upshur County Board of Education progresses in the search to find a new superintendent, a community forum is scheduled to allow the community to meet the candidates. Current Superintendent Roy Wager is slated to retire at the end of the school year, with his last day ...

City set to address parking concerns

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ELKINS — Beginning May 14, the Elkins Police Department will be monitoring and issuing citations for vehicles parked facing against the flow of traffic, per W.Va. Code section 17C-13-4(a). This activity occurs primarily in residential neighborhoods and presents a significant safety concern ...

Local students place well at SkillsUSA

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ELKINS — Four Randolph Technical Center students recently earned college scholarships for their success in a recent SkillsUSA competition. Twelve students from RTC competed in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Competition hosted by Fairmont State ...

Race for Hope set Saturday

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ELKINS — Catholic Charities West Virginia’s eighth annual Race for Hope is set Saturday in Elkins. The race features a half marathon and a 5K walk/run on the Allegheny Highlands Bike Trail. “The Race for Hope provides a great way for people to enjoy the natural beauty of our state and ...

Buckhannon Rotary Club celebrates a century of service

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BUCKHANNON — Tuesday afternoon was filled with celebration as members and friends of the Buckhannon Rotary Club gathered for the organization’s 100th birthday. Current Rotarians, former Rotary officers and specials guests met to celebrate the occasion at the 88 Lounge Restaurant with ...

Praise Band to perform

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PHILIPPI — The Haven of Hope Church Praise Band will provide special music during this week’s annual banquet of the Barbour Chamber of Commerce. A punch-bowl reception for guest speaker John Ebert will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday followed by dinner and music at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue & ...

Woman faces drug charge

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ELKINS — A Marion County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly being found in possession of drugs at Tygart Valley Regional Jail. Cassie Chase Poland, 19, of Fairmont, is charged with one felony count of transporting a controlled substance into a jail. Her bond was set at $50,000 ...

Barbour Chamber prepares for annual golf tournament

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PHILIPPI — The committee for the 2018 Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce has announced additional prizes for a hole-in-one on May 11 at the Bel Meadow Country Club. The public is invited to enter a team of four or to sponsor a hole, with all ...