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Elkins enforcing parking rules

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ELKINS — The Elkins Police Department is working to raise awareness about guidelines for parking, both residentially and in downtown. Elkins Police Chief Glenn Galloway said the main goal of parking enforcement is to keep downtown parking running efficiently and safely. However, parking ...

Randolph County Commission hears funding requests

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ELKINS — With the 2018 fiscal year budgeting process underway, two area organizations made presentations to the Randolph County Commission in hopes of receiving funding assistance. Both the Randolph-Tucker Child Advocacy Center and Randolph County Humane Society spoke to commissioners ...

How Sweet It Is

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CASS — Making maple syrup has been a longstanding family tradition for a Pocahontas County man — one he’s proud to continue at a sugar camp near Cass. Joshua Shinaberry’s grandparents and great-grandparents made maple syrup and hosted all-day pancake dinners for close to 30 years ...

Kelly named foundation’s Highlands Scholar

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ELKINS — For the third consecutive year, Zandra Kelly of Elkins has been selected as the Snowshoe Foundation Highlands Scholar at Davis & Elkins College. The Snowshoe Foundation presented its gift to Kelly and the scholarship program during the annual Winter Benefit Dinner. Kelly, a ...

Center may host after-school program

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ELKINS — The director of the Phil Gainer Community Center told Elkins City Council Thursday that officials are working to create an after-school program for middle-school students at the center. “I’d like to see us put an emphasis on youth programs in the community,” Chris Lee said ...

Two Sleeth Gallery exhibits set to open Monday

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College Sleeth Gallery will open two exhibits on Monday: WVWC & WVSU Steamroller Print Exhibition in the Sleeth Gallery and the Student Art League Juried Exhibition in the Corner Gallery. Both showcases are free and open the public. The WVWC & ...

Courthouse roof project moves forward

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ELKINS — Randolph County Commission members unanimously approved a bid this week for the first of two phases of a project that will replace the original County Courthouse roof. The sole bid received by the commission for the project, which was put out to bid roughly one month ago, was in ...

Library to host anniversary event for insurance program

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PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will host an exhibition and reception honoring the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program from 5 to 7 p.m. March 20. The intent of the exhibit and programming is not to advocate for or against CHIP or any political viewpoint but ...

Fire department receives funds

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BUCKHANNON — The Washington District Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded funding from the West Virginia Division of Forestry, which will go toward better equipping its firefighters and maintaining the safety of its community. Through the approved Volunteer Fire Assistance grant, the ...

WVWC partners with business for internship

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BUCKHANNON — Over the last several years, A.F. Wendling’s Foodservice has partnered with West Virginia Wesleyan College to provide experiential learning opportunities for students while adding value to the business. Beginning with a collaboration with Dr. Susan Aloi, director of the ...

Buckhannon gets business update

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council members received an update on the progress of Stone Tower Brews Thursday evening. The owners announced in December 2017 that the new business will occupy the location of the old The Daily Grind site, and will offer specialty coffee beverages and craft ...

Assistance needed for April book sale

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BUCKHANNON — The Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County group is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming semi-annual book sale. LVUC will host its book sale from 3 to 6 p.m. April 11; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 13; and 8 a.m. to noon April 14 at the Holy Rosary ...

Speaker discusses Mountain State’s drug problem at D&E

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students as well as members of the community heard about the opioid epidemic in West Virginia from a guest speaker Thursday. During a presentation, Dr. Chris White, professor of history at Marshall University and an author, elaborated on data regarding ...

Locals are inducted into Honor Society

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BATON ROUGE, LA. — The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Among those receiving the honor are: • Kristy Henson of Buckhannon was ...

Upshur commission accepting scholarship applications

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission is now accepting applications for the James W. Curry Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. In honor of Curry, who valued education, the scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a student who plans to further their education ...

Students offer free tax preparation

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College accounting and finance majors are continuing to take part in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, providing free tax return preparation. Students are available at the Elkins Randolph County Public Library on Saturday mornings through April 14. ...

Elkins man enters plea deal

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man found with several packages of marijuana was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement in Randolph County Magistrate Court. George Bennett Meek II, 60, of Elkins, was sentenced to six months in jail. That sentence was suspended for time served — 56 ...

Beverly man faces additional drug possession charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man who was on parole is facing an additional charge after allegedly being found in possession of controlled substances. Jeffery Todd Gay, 33, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is ...