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Mail carrier enters guilty plea to attempted election fraud

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ELKINS — A local mail carrier admitted in federal court Thursday that he tampered with absentee ballot requests for the state primary election and switched several voters’ indicated party from “Democrat” to “Republican.” Thomas Cooper, a mail carrier in Pendleton County, ...

United Way fund helps Randolph EMS buy PPE system

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ELKINS — The United Way of Randolph County is helping Randolph County EMS obtain personal protective equipment through the charitable organization’s Relief and Recovery Fund. “The United Way of Randolph County received $4,000 for the Relief and Recovery Fund from Huntington National ...

Justice: Mask penalties may be coming

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CHARLESTON — Just days after Gov. Jim Justice signed a mandatory but toothless executive order requiring face masks inside offices and businesses, Justice said penalties for not wearing masks could be coming if coronavirus cases continue to spike. Justice signed an executive order Monday ...

Providing Nutrition

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College and Randolph County Schools have partnered to feed local children throughout the summer. The partnership, 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Simplified Summer Food Service Program, also addresses the additional challenges stemming from the pandemic. The Summer ...

Christmas in July slated for First Ward

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ELKINS — The fourth installment of Roamin’ Randolph moves to Elkins First Ward on Monday. The public is invited to check out Christmas in July from dusk to 10 p.m. First Ward residents are hanging Christmas lights and decorations for the public to peruse during this special night-time ...

Christmas in July slated for First Ward

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ELKINS — The fourth installment of Roamin’ Randolph moves to Elkins First Ward on Monday. The public is invited to check out Christmas in July from dusk to 10 p.m. First Ward residents are hanging Christmas lights and decorations for the public to peruse during this special night-time ...

Elkins offers info on City Hall services

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ELKINS — During the current Elkins City Hall closure, the code enforcement and building inspection department remains in operation. Those wishing to submit building permit applications should email them to pisner@cityofelkinswv.com. If you have questions, please call 304-636-1414, ext. ...

Electronic, tire recycling events put on hold

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ELKINS — The coronavirus as put a hold on everything, including recycling. The city of Elkins and the Randolph County Sold Waste Authority have been fielding phone calls as to when the electronic and tire recycling events will be held. Clark Martin, Chairman of the Randolph County ...

Capito, Manchin announce $10M for Head Start programs

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $10,831,547 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start Programs across West Virginia. “Giving our young children the ...

Elkins City Hall closes after positive test

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ELKINS — City officials announced Wednesday evening that Elkins City Hall is closing because a city employee has tested positive for COVID-19. A city press release Wednesday evening stated, “Elkins City Hall will be closed starting Thursday, July 9 because an employee has tested ...

Child, mother rescued after fall at Audra

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AUDRA STATE PARK — First responders spent hours Tuesday night rescuing a 3-year-old child and the child’s mother who both fell from a walking trail at Audra State Park. Belington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Phil Hart said the pair had to be pulled up approximately 25 feet in the ...

Council OKs municipal court ordinance

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council has passed the first reading of an ordinance that will implement administrative reinstatement fees to be collected by Elkins Municipal Court. “Last legislative session, the legislature passed House Bill 4958, which made substantial changes with regard to ...

Buckhannon adopts employee COVID-19 testing, mask policy

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council adopted an employee COVID-19 testing and mask policy at its latest meeting. City attorney Tom O’Neill said the recent uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in Upshur County as well as the number of positive tests that are getting closer and closer to ...

Upshur man facing child neglect, weapons charges

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BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man has been arrested for child neglect after one of his children allegedly started a structure fire at 11 1/2 E. Main St. earlier this month, and also faces a weapons charge from an earlier incident. Melvin Tyler Jr., 29, of Buckhannon, was arrested for ...

Upshur Schools receives Pallottine Grant

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools has received a 2020-2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative Award in the amount of $20,900 for the Summer Feeding Program. Janell Ray, chief executive officer of the Pallottine Foundation, shares, “The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon and its ...

Justice delays schools opening to Sept. 8

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Education continues to develop reopening guidelines for schools this fall, but officials Wednesday cautioned each school system would be responsible for its own reopening plans. The discussion came even as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ...

Augusta summer sessions enter new era

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ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College began its summer sessions this past Sunday in a virtual platform that offers greater access to classes, concerts and special events. In addition, participants will be able to enjoy programming from all genres and all three ...