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Class of 2019

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ELKINS — More than 200 Elkins High School students crossed the stage Friday evening, sharing in their accomplishments during their graduation commencement ceremony. The 207 graduates of the Elkins High School class of 2019 gathered in the packed gymnasium to celebrate, alongside friends ...

Maid Silvia LXXXIII

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ELKINS — Bridgeport resident Kaitlin Marie Smith has been selected as Maid Silvia for the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival by Director General Robin Miller. The selection of Maid Silvia has been kept a secret for months. She, along with her family, will visit Elkins on Sunday to ...

Buckhannon votes to change insurance plan

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BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon will move to a partially self-insured insurance plan with a new agent instead of maintaining its policy with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of West Virginia through Loudin Insurance. Mayor David McCauley proposed keeping the insurance through Loudin ...

Senate unveils new education reform package

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CHARLESTON — Giving the citizens of West Virginia the start of the three-day weekend to review, the state Senate released their much-anticipated education reform package late Friday afternoon. The 144-page document includes the senate’s answer to the controversial Senate Bill 451 that ...

Couple relieved dilapidated property demolished in Elkins

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ELKINS — After voicing his concerns to City Council in February, Orchard Street resident and Vietnam veteran George Martin Kniley was relieved when the dilapidated property next to his home was finally torn down last week. After stating that he had “no faith” that anything would be ...

Elkins City Hall News

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In observation of Memorial Day, City Hall will be closed on Monday. The city like to recognize all current and previous employees of the city, as well as members of the community, for their service. City officials and staff will be back to work on Tuesday, including meeting with the Recycling ...

Special Moment

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MILL CREEK — Members of the 2019 Tygarts Valley High School graduating class shared one final special moment together Thursday evening during the school’s 96th commencement ceremony. Sixty five graduating seniors joined together to sing their alma mater which states, “Nestled in a ...

Committee votes down Robert E. Lee Ave. name change

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ELKINS — The Elkins Municipal Properties Committee shot down a measure that would have changed the name of Robert E. Lee Avenue on Thursday. Several residents spoke out during the meeting before the committee took action. Fourth Ward Council Member Marley Hazen previously proposed ...

MAIDS OF HONOR

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ELKINS — Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Robin Miller has announced the appointments of Christine Paige Zurbuch and Susan Elizabeth Riggleman as Maids of Honor to Queen Silvia LXXXIII. Zurbuch and Riggleman are bestowed with the highest Randolph County honors in the Forest ...

Upshur Commission OKs more improvements to schools’ security

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BUCKHANNON — After two rounds of site inspections at schools in Upshur County and Lewis County, Micrologic, Inc. is making additional changes to improve safety and security at schools. The company received the bid award from the project earlier this year after the Upshur County ...

Young Filmmakers Camp set in Buckhannon

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BUCKHANNON — This summer, ART26201 will offer the fourth annual ART26201 Young Filmmakers Camp at LASCAUX Micro-Theater in Buckhannon. The five-day workshop will teach students the fundamentals of filmmaking, designed to engage the students in creative thinking and applying of soft-skills ...

Barbour Chamber taps Members of the Month

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PHILIPPI — FirstEnergy Corp. and Chuck Wagon Soda are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in May. Chuck Wagon Soda was started in 2011 by Philippi entrepreneur Kevin Lyons, an alumnus of Alderson-Broaddus College, professional magician and cornhole enthusiast. He ...

Health event targets those 55 and older

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ELKINS — Seniors today are striving to live longer and looking for ways to spend those extra years enjoying better health. Davis Medical Center is helping seniors achieve that goal by sponsoring a Senior Health Day on Thursday, June 6 at the Davis Medical Outpatient Center, offering not only ...

Students honored for workforce readiness

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CHARLESTON — More than 400 Career Technical Education students from across the state received the third annual Governor’s Workforce Credential, the highest honor within West Virginia’s CTE programs. Four-hundred and four students earned this prestigious honor, which signifies a ...

Vintage Rides

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ELKINS — A summer tradition in downtown Elkins had some welcomed guests on Wednesday evening. With approximately 180 members of the Model “A” Restorers Club (MARC) visiting the Elkins area, the Mountain State Street Machines car club hosted their weekly cruise-in a day ...

State pays for broadband grant failures

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CHARLESTON — Another part of Monday’s special session involved the state paying for a mistake made nearly a decade earlier during the flawed implementation of broadband grant funding. On Monday, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 1026, one of 18 bills passed during a one-day ...

BOE learns more about Key Club

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ELKINS — Representatives from Tygarts Valley High School’s Key Club offered a special presentation to the Randolph County Board of Education Tuesday. Tatum Wamsley, for TVHS Key Club, and Betty Newsom, club advisor, spoke to board members about the purpose and success of their ...

Carter honored as Service to Youth Champion

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BUCKHANNON — Larry Carter thought he was coming to Stockert Youth and Community Center for a meeting last week, but the rest of the attendees did not show up and those who had gathered ventured outside at the suggestion of the mayor. Mayor David McCauley announced outside SYCC “This is ...

2019 Mountain State Forest Festival Minor Court announced

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ELKINS — The Royal Minor Court of Queen Silvia LXXXIII has been selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Robin Miller and Queen’s Department Director Melanie Dempsey. Representing the 83rd royal court will be Crown Bearer Emma Rae Morgan; Scepter ...