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Rotary member offers recruiting tips

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon Rotary Club members learned tips on how to recruit new members to join the organization. During its weekly meeting, club member Dean Everett exposed fellow members to helpful strategies on drafting new members. “We as Rotarians all have the honor of belonging to ...

Randolph County woman facing felony charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly writing a check for rent without the funds to cover it. Rachel A. Smith, 33, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of worthless check. She is free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, set by Randolph ...

Magistrate modifies Elkins man’s bond

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man charged after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with a woman and choking her had his bond modified in Randolph County Magistrate Court. James Michael Trimm, 32, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of strangulation. His bond was modified ...

Bond altered in child abuse case

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ELKINS — Bond was modified Tuesday for a Randolph County woman accused of striking a juvenile in her care. Angela Shiral Hartley, 31, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of child abuse creating risk of injury. Her bond was modified from $25,000 cash-only to $25,000 cash or surety ...

Felony charge against Elkins man dismissed

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ELKINS — A felony charge against a Randolph County man has been dismissed. Kenny Fleming, 50, of Elkins, has been charged with one felony count of grand larceny; however, Randolph County Chief Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman ruled there was no probable cause for the arrest ...

Letter claims opinions don’t apply

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PARKERSBURG — The House of Delegates released a letter that was an exhibit in the impeachment proceedings by the Judiciary Committee against the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court that says the advisory opinions of the state Ethics Commission don’t apply to the judicial ...

Foundation supports Mountain Music Trail

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Through the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, the Dominion Foundation has provided the regional travel initiative, the Mountain Music Trail, one thousand dollars to support this heritage tourism initiative. “The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area’s core counties make up the Mountain Music ...

Wesleyan completes classroom renovations

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ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College has completed another round of classroom renovations through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Students and faculty will notice major upgrades in ten classrooms: Administration Building Room 22, Christopher Hall of Science Rooms ...

College introducing ‘Bobcat Connect’ app

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has always taken great pride in providing numerous opportunities for students. This fall, Wesleyan is introducing a new app and online database for students, faculty, and staff. “Bobcat Connect” will provide the campus community an extra tool ...

Survey released to address future of agriculture in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input. The West Virginia ...

Augusta hosting W.Va. Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest

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ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to Elkins City Park Saturday for the West Virginia Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest. The event is hosted in conjunction with the annual Augusta Festival scheduled ...

PEIA subcommittee approves summary

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CHARLESTON — After a seven-day delay, a subcommittee looking at public comments about the state employee health insurance program approved a summary of those opinions. The Public Outreach subcommittee for the Public Employees Insurance Agency task force approved a summary report to send to ...

Scott coordinating student success at Davis & Elkins College

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ELKINS — Angie Scott has been appointed coordinator for student success at Davis & Elkins College. In this position, she leads the college’s retention efforts by providing and coordinating academic and advising services that encourage all students to become engaged in campus ...

Impeachment of 4 judges sought

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CHARLESTON — Deciding that the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals needs a clean slate, the House Judiciary Committee passed 14 out of 16 articles of impeachment against all sitting justices. The committee, which was tasked with investigating the supreme court six weeks ago when Gov. Jim ...

BOE to buy 1 bus, sell 10

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Board of Education addressed several matters related to transportation during their regular meeting Tuesday. The board voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a 77-passenger school bus from Matheny Motors. The cost of the demonstrator bus is $96,572. Brad ...

School looks at changing cell phone policy

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PARSON — Tucker County High School Principal Steve Cosner approached the Tucker County Board of Education during a regular session this week to discuss the cell phone policy at the high school. Cosner said the current policy calls for cell phones to be taken away from students who are ...

Upshur County Board votes on family planning service

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BUCKHANNON — After four weeks of discussion the Upshur County Board of Education has voted to resume the current family planning services that are provided at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. In June, the board was made aware that through a signed memorandum of understanding with Community ...