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Funding cuts led to CVB partnership

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Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series about the relationships between the Randolph County CVB, the Randolph County Commission and Elkins City Council. ELKINS — The partnership between the Randolph County Convention and Visitors Bureau and House Hunters Real Estate came ...

First week of 2020 candidate filing period in the books

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CHARLESTON — The first week of the candidate filing period for the 2020 primaries and general election is in the books, with more than 202 candidates for statewide office filing between Saturday and Monday, Jan. 13. Saturday culminated with a mass filing of candidates led by community ...

Elkins enters agreement with Monongahela National Forest

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ELKINS — During Elkins City Council’s first regular meeting of 2020 the city entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Monongahela National Forest. Resolution 1297 is an agreement between Elkins and the Monongahela National Forest to “create a shared outdoor recreation vision ...

Former Elkins mayor passes away

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ELKINS — Former Elkins mayor Virgil Broughton passed away at his home Sunday. Broughton, 81, served as mayor from 2001-2003. His son, Van Broughton, currently serves as the mayor of Elkins. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1958 before becoming a corporal in the Army ...

At the Capitol: Tight finances result in low-key start to session

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CHARLESTON — A combination of an election year and tight state finances has resulted in the 2020 regular session of the state Legislature getting off to a fairly low-key start. The 60-day regular session got underway Wednesday, featuring Gov. Jim Justice’s fourth State of the State ...

Va. county invited to join W.Va.

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WINCHESTER, Va. — The cordial invitation West Virginia extended to Frederick County to join the Mountain State won’t likely amount to anything, but the idea of Virginia’s northernmost county jumping the state line certainly has people talking. Online responses to a recent Winchester ...

Elkins Middle School names students to first-semester honor roll

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ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first semester grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Lilyana S. Anderson, Samuel W. Arbogast, Summer W. Arbogast, Lukas S. ...

Senior Legal Aid offering help

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When it’s downright cold outside and you’ve fallen behind on paying your utilities, are you protected from shut-off by the utility company during the winter months? Electric and gas utilities are not permitted to shut off a customer for non-payment between November and the end of ...

Local student named to College of St. Scholastica to Dean’s List

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DULUTH, Minn. — Keturah Frye of Buckhannon was named to the fall 2019 Dean’s List at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Dean’s List members have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale. The College of St. Scholastica would like to commend Frye for ...

Elkins High School students honored

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Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Bradan M. Andrews, Cobey T. Balint, Evan S. Barnett, Nayo M. Barroso, Hannah F. ...

This week in the W.Va. House of Delegates

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its first bills of the 2020 regular session this past week, with a bill protecting the sanctity of life for vulnerable newborn babies among the first to pass. Delegates on Monday passed House Bill 4007, the Born-Alive Abortion ...

Puccio resigns after donation to Justice campaign

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CHARLESTON — Larry Puccio, the former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party Executive Committee and a long-time adviser to Democratic campaigns, resigned as an at-large member of the state party committee in November shortly after donating to the campaign of ...

Buckhannon utility bills to decrease

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BUCKHANNON — City of Buckhannon utility customers will see a $3 decrease in their bill come April 2020. Buckhannon City Council formally voted Thursday to retire the Municipal Public Safety Complex fee effective March 31. Mayor David McCauley said that the citizens had paid the fee for ...

Three more file to be on Randolph ballot

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ELKINS — Three more candidates have filed to run for Randolph County offices in the 2020 election, bringing the total to 16 during the first week of filings. Christopher Pudder filed to join the race for the Tygart District seat on the Randolph County Commission. Filing for that seat on ...

Commissioners approve Hardball Classic funds

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ELKINS — Commissioners unanimously approved funding for the Hillbilly Hardball Classic at this week’s regular meeting of the Randolph County Commission. Chris George, manager of American Legion Baseball for Elkins Post 29, told commissioners last year’s Classic included a record 36 ...

Two charged in alleged attack

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ELKINS — Two Elkins residents are facing felony charges after a woman was allegedly attacked inside of a Montrose residence. Savannah Guire, 31, and Carlton Leon Hudson, Jr., 37, are each charged with daytime burglary. Both of their cash-only bonds were set at $35,000 by Randolph County ...