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100th anniversary celebrated

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ELKINS — H.W. Daniels Post 29 hosted a special dinner Saturday night celebrating the 100th anniversary in Elkins. As part of the event, Post 29 was presented with a key to the city from Mayor Van Broughton. “It’s nice to see the city recognizing the Legion’s hard work with ...

Blue ribbon higher ed panel pushes legislation

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CHARLESTON — The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education hasn’t had a full meeting since December and never met the deadline for their final report. Yet, a number of their proposals were pushed during the 2019 legislative session. These include a $12.8 million budget increase ...

Elkins, Tucker County Rotarians train for leadership positions

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ELKINS — Three local Rotarians traveled to Flatwoods this past weekend in preparation to be installed into their position as president of their respective Rotary clubs for the coming Rotary year beginning July 1. Vice-president of the Rotary Club of Elkins and owner of the Vintage ...

Reporter’s Notebook: A Rocky Road

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If there is one thing most governors of West Virginia know, the best way to get inside the hearts of people is to make sure their roads are maintained. Govs. Cecil Underwood and Arch Moore knew this. Apparently, Gov. Jim Justice is just now getting the message. Justice is right to feel ...

Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats host March luncheon

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ELKINS — Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted their monthly luncheon on Monday, March 11 at the Steer Steakhouse in Elkins. Queen Mother BJ McKenzie presided over the meeting. A big “thank you” to Duchesses Sherri White, Lois Matlick, Diane Wade and Susan Knotts for planning the ...

Workshop offered for dementia caregivers

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ELKINS — According to a quote in ‘An Overview of Dementia: The Growing Crisis in West Virginia,’ the Alzheimer’s Association said that dementia places a heavy burden on society and families, adding that more than 40 percent of caregivers rate the stress of caregiving as high or very ...

D&E College presents Career Expo

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ELKINS — More than 30 local and regional businesses will be on hand today for the 2019 Career Expo in Myles Center for the Arts on the Davis & Elkins College campus. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. employers and job seekers will have opportunities to network. The event, sponsored by the D&E ...

Hydropower project request rejected

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TUCKER COUNTY — The U.S. Forest Service has rejected a request to build a hydropower project on Monongahela National Forest System land in Tucker County. “The proposal is inconsistent, and cannot be made consistent, with applicable forest land and resource management plan standards and ...

IOOF set to host conclave

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ELKINS — In celebration of 200 years of service worldwide, the Randolph IOOF Lodge No. 116 will be hosting the 2019 Mid-Atlantic States Conclave this month. Larry Ferguson, past sovereign grand master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, said organizations from eight states in the ...

Woolwine tapped as MSFF Board of Directors president

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ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival Association announces that Bob Woolwine has been elected President of its Board of Directors. Born and raised in Elkins, he graduated from Elkins High School, attended Potomac State College and graduated from West Virginia University with a ...

W.Va. Maple Syrup Festival set to begin today in Pickens

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PICKENS — The 35th annual West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival begins today and continues through Sunday in Pickens. The festival offers events representing the local heritage, including demonstrations of basket weaving, wood chopping, arts and crafts, and ax throwing by Appalachian Axe ...

Buckhannon man charged with grand larceny

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BUCKHANNON — A car reported stolen by an employee at Sam’s Pizza Thursday morning was recovered and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest less than three hours later. Benjamin Workman, 25, of Buckhannon, was arrested for grand larceny, a felony, after Sgt. Marshall ...

CommUnity Bonfire slated for Tuesday

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ELKINS — The end of winter is drawing near and so is the CommUnity Bonfire! Behind the Elkins Depot at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the Elkins Volunteer Fire Department will light a pile of old Christmas trees and an effigy of Old Man Winter — created by the Old Brick Playhouse Apprentices — ...

Man posthumously named suspect

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say a man who died in West Virginia in 2017 has been identified as the suspect in the killing of a woman and the rape of another in Maryland more than two decades ago. The Montgomery County, Maryland, police department said in a news release Friday that DNA ...

Elkins City Hall News

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The Administrative Officers and Finance Committee are deep into the budget process these days, with the WV State Auditor’s deadline for submission only a little over a week away. Finance has a Special Call meeting set for Monday at 4 p.m. to make final adjustments to the fiscal year 2020 ...

Timberline utilities placed in receivership

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DAVIS — Timberline Four Seasons Utilities has been placed into receivership following an order this week in circuit court in Tucker County. Judge Lynn Nelson’s order, issued during a hearing on Wednesday, appoints Canaan Valley Public Service District as the receiver, with the control and ...

Mac Warner ready to roll out program

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia’s Secretary of State is ready to roll out a program on elections and cybersecurity and he is starting with high school students. Beginning in April, Mac Warner hopes to Skype with students across the Mountain State as to how Russians were able to meddle in ...