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W.Va. House, Senate pass budget bill

CHARLESTON — For the third year in a row, the West Virginia Legislature passed a budget for the next fiscal year without needing an extended session. Senate Bill 150, Gov. Jim Justice’s general revenue budget for fiscal year 2021 starting July 1, passed the Legislature on Saturday, the ...

Elkins Main Street sets goals for the year

ELKINS — Madalyn Humphrey, executive director of Elkins Main Street, spoke to Elkins City Council recently discussing the organization’s 2019 successes and 2020 goals. “We feel that at Elkins Main Street, we’re able to create all of our activities from the community; our activities ...

Post 29 offering 101st Birthday Party

ELKINS — H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion will celebrate with a 101st Birthday Dinner on Saturday. American Legion Department of West Virginia Chaplain, the Rabbi Dr. Howard Malin will be the guest speaker for the dinner, which will begin at 6 p.m., with a social hour at 5 p.m. ...

Buckhannon to purchase former bank lot

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council voted to purchase the former Chase Bank lot from Citizens Bank of West Virginia for $200,000 which will lead to the bank contributing $100,000 for 20-year naming rights of the planned multipurpose gymnasium to be built at Stockert Youth and Community ...

House rules against intermediate court of appeals

CHARLESTON — After 22 years of study, an endorsement from a former U.S. Supreme Court justice and an attempt last year, the House of Delegates rendered a decision on the intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia. The House rejected Senate Bill 275 in a 56-44 vote Friday. A motion to ...

Coronavirus

ELKINS — Davis Health System and Davis Medical Center played host to various community leaders Friday afternoon during an educational presentation about COVID-19, or coronavirus. Among those in attendance at this meeting were representatives from the City of Elkins, Davis & Elkins ...

Senate reaches agreement on foster care bill

CHARLESTON — The day before the end of the 2020 legislative session, the West Virginia Senate approved an amended bill that restores funding cut from the bill for increased reimbursement rates for foster and kinship families earlier this week. House Bill 4092, creating a foster parent and ...

Author offers workshop to Elkins community

ELKINS — Quint Studer, author of “Building a Vibrant Community” and founder of The Studer Group, hosted a workshop this week for citizens of Elkins and Randolph County to discuss how to improve the community and retain young talent in the area. Studer’s time in Elkins was a gift, ...

Roy’s RV Supercenter named No. 1 in sales

ELKINS — A local RV and Powersports dealer was recently named number one in West Virginia sales. According to Statistical Surveys, a Wisconsin-based company that tracks market history and trends, Roy’s RV Supercenter in Elkins was number one in overall sales in West Virginia during ...

Vibrant Evening

ELKINS—The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce presented eight awards to individuals and businesses throughout the community during “A Vibrant Celebration,” its annual dinner and awards event on Thursday at the Phil Gainer Community Center. The keynote speaker for the awards ...

Belington mayor threatens to remove resident from meeting

BELINGTON — After having residents removed by police from the last Belington City Council meeting on Feb. 20, Mayor Maureen Lasky-Setchell threatened to remove one of them again during a highly contentious council meeting Thursday. After two residents criticized Lasky-Setchell during the ...

Library looking to open a new branch in Beverly

ELKINS — Elkins-Randolph County Public Library Executive Director Stephanie Murphy discussed opening a new library branch in Beverly at Thursday’s regular meeting of the Randolph County Commission. Murphy said the library is currently in talks with the Beverly Heritage Center to open a ...

Upshur man rearrested on drug charges

BUCKHANNON — A man previously arrested as part of an alleged THC oil ring has been rearrested on similar charges after Upshur County sheriff’s deputies served a second search warrant at his residence and allegedly found about $11,000 worth of THC oil, THC cartridges and marijuana. ...

Valley Head woman facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Valley Head woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly trading one gram of methamphetamine for stolen goods. Tara L. Leary, 29, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Leary’s bond was set at $75,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate ...

Lawmakers honored for supporting the arts

CHARLESTON — As the 2020 legislative session wraps up, a number of lawmakers were awarded Wednesday for helping foster a rich arts environment in West Virginia. The 2020 West Virginia Governor’s Arts Awards were held Wednesday night at the Cultural Center across from the State Capitol ...