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Elkins celebrates Memorial Day

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ELKINS — A crowd gathered at the All-Veterans Memorial in Elkins, while keeping social distancing guidelines, to commemorate Memorial Day and honor those who paid the ultimate price in service of their country. American Legion District of West Virginia 9th District Commander Donald ...

D&E College Veterans Memorial joining place of prominence

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ELKINS — As the renovation continues at Myles Center for the Arts and Myles Plaza on the campus of Davis & Elkins College, the stone Vietnam Veterans Memorial will soon have a new place of prominence. An icon on the campus for decades, the memorial honors D&E alumni who gave their ...

Dem governor candidates navigate new campaign waters

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CHARLESTON — The winner of the Democratic primary for governor of West Virginia will not only have to face a Republican opponent in November, but the victor will have to rebuild the state’s economy and deal with the medical crisis started by COVID-19. Five Democratic candidates are on the ...

D&E announces top three honors for class of 2020

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ELKINS — Three members of the Davis & Elkins College Class of 2020 were surprised by a phone call from President Chris A. Wood congratulating them on their academic rankings. With the tabulation of final grades, Wood was ready to announce the Class’s valedictorian, salutatorian and ...

Elkins City Hall News

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ELKINS — Elkins City Hall was closed Monday, in observance of Memorial Day, a day to remember American veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms throughout this nation’s history. There are no council or committee meetings scheduled during this week. Trash normally ...

Buckhannon City Hall, parks slated to open June 1

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council approved a number of measures aimed at slowly opening up city facilities in the coming weeks after their closure in March due to COVID-19. Buckhannon City Hall will reopen to the public June 1 with additional preventive safety measures including the ...

Memories of Mothers – ‘Recuerdos de Mamas’

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The celebration of Mother’s Day holds very much significance for people all over the world. With Mother’s Day having come and gone quite recently, there are many remembrances that come to mind about both my own mother as well as my mother-in-law. Josefina Salmon Salas and Frances ...

27 inmates, 8 employees positive at HCC

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HUTTONSVILLE — The number of positive COVID-19 cases has jumped at Huttonsville Correctional Center among prisoners and staff, officials said Friday afternoon. Gov. Jim Justice ordered testing at the facility this week, which has confirmed 25 additional inmate cases, and that four ...

City transfers empty property to the RCDA

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ELKINS—The City of Elkins announced the transfer of the 11th Street property that previously housed the Street Department garage to the Randolph County Development Authority during a city council meeting held virtually via Zoom this week. The property in question sits on the corner of ...

Armentrout’s company’s trailblazing work focus of ABC show

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ELKINS — A Randolph County native is using cutting-edge science to help law enforcement develop leads in crimes and identify potential criminals. The use of his company’s snapshot genetic genealogy analysis will be featured in the ABC News series “The Genetic Detective” on Tuesday at ...

Justice declines to beef up rules in hotspots

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday declined to strengthen coronavirus restrictions in two eastern panhandle counties where cases spiked this week. The Republican governor said his administration discussed the hot spots in Berkeley and Jefferson counties with local ...

Goff Street Church of Christ meeting place reopening

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ELKINS — Goff Street Church of Christ is happy to announce the reopening of its meeting place for Bible classes and worship assemblies. Goff Street, like other places of worship, found itself closed from mid-March until last Sunday because of the pandemic in compliance with the ...

Boil water advisory lifted in Elkins

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A boil water advisory for part of Elkins has been lifted. A Friday afternoon press release from the City of Elkins reads, "Lab testing has found no contamination from Tuesday’s water-main break. The boil-water advisory has been cancelled immediately." Water department crews from the City ...

New Test

Coronavirus

If state officials manage to avoid a mini-epidemic at the local prison where it has been revealed that six people have tested positive for COVID-19, they will pull off something of a miracle. It is difficult to imagine an environment more friendly to communicable disease than a ...

Two more positive tests at HCC

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HUTTONSVILLE — Two more employees at Huttonsville Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. In total, four employees and two inmates have tested positive, and testing at the facility continued on Thursday. “I’m told all four are doing well and are ...

Randolph County commissioners hear election update

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ELKINS — Randolph County Clerk Brenda Wiseman gave County Commissioners an update on the upcoming primary election on Thursday. Wiseman explained during the County Commission’s regular meeting that her office has seen an increase in absentee ballot requests. The county sent ...

Justice sends National Guard to 2 counties

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said a surge this week in COVID-19 infections in the Eastern Panhandle has led him to dispatch the National Guard to Jefferson and Berkeley counties. In Justice’s daily briefing Thursday, the governor reported another death due to coronavirus ...