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Randolph County Schools Menu

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The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Bagel, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Pizza, pinto beans, corn, apricot cup, Caesar salad, chocolate chip cookie, fresh fruit, garden bar and ...

Second annual Chocolate Friendzy set

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The Friends of the Library, the Elkins Bookhounds, are sponsoring a decadent evening of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library. There will be homemade candies, cookies, fudge, cakes, pies and other surprises based on one simple theme: chocolate. Many ...

Upshur County Schools Menu

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The following is next week’s menus for Upshur County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Super Donut, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; lunch — Scrambled eggs, sausage patty, cinnamon apples, hash browns, whole wheat biscuit, fresh fruits/vegetables, ...

Thin Blue Line

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ELKINS — The Elkins Police Department is moving to 12-hour shifts in an attempt to cut down on officer overtime. At Monday’s city Finance Committee meeting, officials announced that the new work schedule went into effect Feb. 1. City Treasurer Tracy Judy said that, in the 2018 ...

Randolph Co. board pledges teacher support

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ELKINS — Members of the Randolph County Board of Education offered their support to teachers and school service personnel Tuesday. During Tuesday’s regular board meeting, representatives from several groups addressed BOE members regarding Senate Bill 451, the controversial education ...

Upshur BOE voices opposition to education bill

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Board of Education members formally voiced their opposition to Senate Bill 451 in a special meeting held Tuesday. All five members approved a resolution, modeled on one by the Kanawha County Board of Education, stating, “The Upshur County Board of Education ...

D&E to host dinner and concert

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College is hosting two events this weekend to commemorate Black History Month. On Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at Graceland, the famed gospel group the Legendary Ingramettes will be at the Soul Food Dinner with Christine Ingram-Murphy, who is a former member of ...

Randolph Housing Authority to receive $1.1 million grant

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Randolph County Housing Authority will receive a $1,095,117 grant to help at-risk youth finish high school or other equivalency programs through YouthBuild North Central. The U.S. Department of Labor grant was announced Tuesday by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member ...

Buckhannon man charged with fleeing, grand larceny

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to steel a Jeep Cherokee in January. Khori Wayne Simmons, 23, was arrested for attempt to commit grand larceny, a felony, and fleeing from an officer — no vehicle, a misdemeanor following an investigation by ...

Jan. state tax revenue numbers lower

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s streak of monthly revenue surpluses came to a halt in January, though officials remain optimistic about revenue projections going forward. Gov. Jim Justice and officials with the state Department of Revenue held a press conference Monday to announce the ...

Morrisey sending $235K to consumers targeted by telemarketer

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has started the process of distributing more than $235,000 to consumers victimized by a kitchen hardware manufacturing and sales company, a business the Attorney General accused of violating the state’s consumer protection law and ...

Barbour youth finalist in volunteer award

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CHARLESTON — Quinn Raffo, 15, of Craigsville and Chloe Orecchio, 11, of Weirton have been named West Virginia’s top two youth volunteers of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As state ...

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism, CVB reveals new brand

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ELKINS — Elkins-Randolph County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau has revealed Randolph County as “Authentic By Nature” for its newly developed tourism brand aimed at boosting visitor numbers to the area. “We’re creating a new vision and direction for Randolph County and ...

African Art Exhibit on display

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ELKINS — An exhibit of African art is currently on display at Davis & Elkins College. Later this week, the Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in the Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College will host an opening reception for the new African Art Exhibit on loan from the ...

Senate OKs education reform package

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate has passed signature education legislation that divided the body along mostly party lines. Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, passed out of the Senate Monday in a 18-16 vote. Two Senate Republicans — Kenny Mann, R-Monroe, and Bill Hamilton, ...

Elkins Council to meet on sales tax revenue

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council will hold a special call meeting later this month to discuss how revenue from the new 1 percent sales tax will be spent. The decision to have the special call meeting was made Monday morning during a city Finance Committee meeting. The date for the special call ...

Decades later, ArtsBank still providing teaching artists

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ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club learned about ArtsBank during Monday’s regular meeting. ArtsBank is a non-profit organization which has provided art to local schools for more than a quarter of a century. Art teachers in Randolph County Schools were eliminated in 1988, and ArtsBank was ...

Community Watch meeting rescheduled

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ELKINS — The initial Community Watch meeting for First Ward in Elkins has been rescheduled. Wintry weather forced the postponement of the meeting on Jan. 30, but the meeting is now set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jennings Randolph Elementary School. Elkins Police Department officers will ...

Busy Beaver set to open new store in Elkins

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver will open its newest home improvement store located at 731 Beverly Pike, Elkins, on April 10, with a Grand Opening event for the community scheduled for Saturday, April 27. The 33,000-square feet Elkins store will feature an outdoor lumber ...