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Thompson, Hartman earn wins

ELKINS — One new face and one familiar face representing the 43rd District will meet on the West Virginia House of Delegates floor in the upcoming legislative session following Tuesday’s unofficial general election results. Elkins resident Cody Thompson, D-Randolph, was the leading ...

Manchin defeats Morrisey

CHARLESTON — In his victory speech Tuesday night, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he was surprised by how much attention President Donald Trump paid to his race against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “I never expected this race to be the national race it turned out to be,” ...

Barbour County votes down school levy

PHILIPPI — Voters in Barbour County turned down a three-year, $330,574-per-year school levy in a close race Tuesday. The levy failed with 2,304 votes in opposition, 50.77 percent, and 2,234 votes in favor, 49.23 percent. The levy was designed to provide instructional materials, support ...

Hamilton takes 11th District seat

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon’s Bill Hamilton won the 11th Senatorial District seat Tuesday, while voters chose Carl “Robbie” Martin as his replacement for the 45th Delegate District seat he is vacating. Hamilton, a Republican, defeated Democrat Laura Finch, of Hillsboro, soundly on ...

Armstead, Jenkins win Supreme Court seats

CHARLESTON — Voters in West Virginia have chosen to return two appointed justices to permanently fill two vacancies on West Virginia’s highest court. According to unofficial results from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, Justice Tim Armstead won in Division 1 with 25 ...

Morrisey tops in Pendleton

FRANKLIN — Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey proved popular with Pendleton County voters Tuesday as he topped Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in votes within the county at 1,471, or 58.7 percent, to Manchin’s 944, or 37.67 percent. Libertarian candidate Rusty Hollen received 91 ...

Amendment 1 passes narrowly

CHARLESTON — While one of the amendments to the West Virginia Constitution on the ballot received overwhelming support from voters Tuesday night, another amendment passed by a narrow margin. Voters approved Amendment 1, adding language to the state constitution making clear there is no ...

Write-in candidate defeats Tucker Commissioner

PARSONS — A write-in candidate defeated the Tucker County Commission president Tuesday, avenging a close loss in the Democratic primary in May. Fred Davis, who lost by a handful of votes in the primary, received 1,852 write-in votes Tuesday, defeating Diane Hinkle, who earned 1,201, ...

Helmick wins Pocahontas Commission seat

MARLINTON — Longtime politician Walt Helmick was elected to the Pocahontas County Commission Tuesday, running unopposed, receiving 2,075 votes. Helmick, a Democrat, most recently served as the state commissioner of agriculture, elected for one term in 2012. Before that, he represented the ...

Miley earns Grant Commission seat

PETERSBURG — Scotty Miley, a Republican from Petersburg, recorded an overwhelming victory in the race for a Grant County Commission seat Tuesday. Miley earned 3,122 votes, or 86.87 percent, while Libertarian challenger Bryan J. Shreve, from Petersburg, tallied 472 votes, or 13.13 percent, ...

Hardy ambulance levy passes

MOOREFIELD — Hardy County voters passed a levy for emergency ambulance service Tuesday. The five-year levy, which will raise $1,276,931 per year, was passed with 2,914 voters, or 66.47 percent, in support, and 1,470 votes, or 33.53 percent, against. In the race for a Hardy County ...

Nearly 3,600 cast ballots early in Randolph

ELKINS — Randolph County saw more early voters in the past two weeks than they have seen since the November 2016 general election. Between Oct. 24 and this past Saturday, 3,595 county residents cast their votes for races including United States Senator; United States House of ...

Manchin, Morrisey woo voters

CHARLESTON — With polls opening at 6:30 a.m. this morning across West Virginia, the two candidates for the high-profile U.S. Senate race spent Monday criss-crossing the state trying to woo every last undecided voter. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running for a second term after winning ...

Fall Bazaar set to kick off Thursday

ELKINS — The annual First United Methodist Church Women’s Fall Bazaar will offer a luncheon, country store and more this week. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, a luncheon will be open to the public and feature potato soup, vegetable soup, hot dogs, pepperoni rolls, pulled pork ...

Rotary praised for generosity

ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club received praise from a district official during Monday’s meeting. District 7530 Rotary Foundation Chair Dave Raese said the Elkins club was “one of eight clubs in the district to match or surpass their goals” last year. He said Elkins finished ...

Lewis County grand jury indicts 22

WESTON — A Lewis County grand jury met Monday and returned 22 indictments, including several drug charges. • Michael Matthew Pumphrey, 39, of Camden, was indicted on three felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana. • Andrew Ervin Potter II, 48, of Camden, was ...

Randolph County Voting Results

Randolph County 27 of 27 precincts and early voting reporting. U.S. Senator Republican Patrick Morrisey: 4,011 Democrat Joe Manchin: 4,444 Libertarian Rusty Hollen: 407 U.S. House of Represenatives, 2nd Congressional District Republican Alex X. Mooney: 4,459 Democrat Talley Sergent: ...

Manchin tour roars into Elkins

ELKINS — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., visited Elkins on a motorcycle Sunday afternoon, part of a campaign trip through West Virginia in the final days before Tuesday’s election. “We’ve done so many different things over the years but never a motorcycle ride in the middle of November,” ...