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Woman is charged with murder

MOATSVILLE — A Barbour County woman has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing her husband Thursday evening. Carli Reed, 23, of Moatsville, is being held without bond in the Central Regional Jail. According to the criminal complaint, Reed allegedly confessed to ...

Upshur man arrested on arson charge

BUCKHANNON — A man who allegedly set fire to his house early Friday morning was arrested at the scene after he allegedly confessed. Hunter Ray Shreve, 23, was arrested for arson in the first degree, a felony, by Deputy Joseph D. Barcus with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department. ...

Buckhannon looks at health insurance

BUCKHANNON — City of Buckhannon employees hired after Oct. 1 will now be expected to contribute some of the premiums for spouse and children after council passed on second and final reading Ordinance 437 Thursday night. Under the ordinance, all employees hired before Oct. 1 are ...

44th Barbour County Fair offering new events

PHILIPPI — The 44th annual Barbour County Fair is asking the public to “saddle up” for new events and old favorites starting next week. The fair, featuring this year’s theme “Saddle Up,” will begin Saturday, Aug. 24 and run through Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Barbour County ...

Coalton man facing charge

ELKINS — A Coalton man is facing a felony charge. Ricky A. Fortney, 35, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender (lifetime), second offense. Bond was set at $30,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Mike Dyer. According to the criminal complaint filed by Corporal ...

First Day

ELKINS — Randolph County Schools welcomed students back to school with open arms Thursday, the first day of classes for the new school year. Elkins High School, in particular, has gone through some changes recently. Not only is Carla Lambert the new principal, but there’s a new ...

Barbour woman charged with murder

MOATSVILLE -- A Barbour County woman has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing her husband Thursday evening. Carli Reed, 23, of Moatsville, is being held without bond in the Central Regional Jail. According to the criminal complaint, Reed allegedly confessed to ...

County OKs property ordinance

ELKINS — The Unsafe Buildings and Lands Ordinance was approved on its second reading at Thursday’s meeting of the Randolph County Commission. The second reading of the ordinance passed by a 2-1 vote, with Commission President Mark Scott and Commissioner Kesling voting in favor and ...

Upshur man arrested on arson charge

BUCKHANNON – A man who allegedly set fire to his house early Friday morning was arrested at the scene after he allegedly confessed. Hunter Ray Shreve, 23, was arrested for arson in the first degree, a felony, by Deputy Joseph D. Barcus with the Upshur County Sheriff's Department. The ...

Elkins Peebles set to reopen as a Gordmans

ELKINS — After more than two decades in operation, the Elkins Peebles store is closing, with plans to reopen next year as a Gordmans store. While there is no official date set as of this moment, Stage Stores are planning on converting the Elkins Peebles location — at 320 Valley Point ...

Tucker County Fair scheduled to begin on Monday

PARSONS — The Tucker County Fair will be offering family style fun starting on Monday. With the exception of the Mud Bog for $10 and Cornhole tournament, which is $20 to enter, all the fair’s events are completely free. This family friendly fair has something for everyone, young and ...

Woman in DUI wreck now faces felony

BUCKHANNON — A woman who hit another vehicle head-on Tuesday night on Kanawha Hill while allegedly under the influence, a wreck which injured her son and the other driver, remains in jail on a $90,000 bond. Brandi Morris, 33, was arrested for child neglect resulting in injury, a felony; ...

Official calls for new utility, new fee

ELKINS — An Elkins official is calling for the creation of a storm water utility, which would be financed through a fee charged to all businesses and residences within city limits. Operations Manager Bob Pingley led a storm water management discussion with Elkins City Council ...

Local vet remembers Woodstock

ELKINS — Today as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, a local Vietnam veteran recalls his personal memories of attending the historic concert. Roger Ware of Elkins was among the estimated 400,000 people to attend the original Woodstock event. ...

Saturday event to support historic restoration

BEVERLY — Supporting local history, heritage, and commerce has never tasted so good! Members of the community are invited to enjoy their evening while they eat and drink at the 2019 Beverly Heritage Center Summer Brew and Wine Fest. Featuring live music, a silent auction, free admission ...

Del. Harshbarger to resign

PARKERSBURG — A member of the House of Delegates from Ritchie County is resigning to take a new job at his employer, a company spokesman said. Delegate Jason Harshbarger, R-7th, a 14-year employee of Dominion Energy, will become the new state policy director for the company in September, ...