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Area dealership ceases new vehicle operations

BELINGTON — Longtime area new car dealership Town & Country Chrysler - Dodge - Ram terminated its Sales and Service Agreement with FCA US LLC. Effective Sept. 24, Town & Country Chrysler-Dodge-Ram in Belington no longer operates as a franchised dealership and will cease providing ...

Over 79K W.Va. voters request absentee ballots

CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 79,000 West Virginia residents have requested absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election, Secretary of State Mac Warner said. There were more than 1.2 million registered voters as of Tuesday, Warner said in his weekly update on statewide voter ...

Road closure

The Division of Highways recently announced the temporary closure of the following County Routes in Randolph County, 219/69 Beverly Hills, 219/70 Woodland Drive, 219/71 Timberland Drive, 219/72 Panorama Way and 219/72 Beverly Hills Drive today and Friday for paving. This closure will begin ...

Trump predicts victory in Pa. visit

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that in 42 days, he will repeat his performance of 2016 and win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. “I’m all for fracking,” he told the crowd.” My opponent is against oil, guns and God.” The Republican incumbent ...

Manchin won’t vote to set precedent for Supreme Court nomination

WASHINGTON D.C. — A West Virginia senator said Wednesday he will not be voting to set a precedent if a Supreme Court nomination is made before the election. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he is not planning to vote at this time for any nominee to fill the vacancy out of concern the ...

State approves $195K grant for TVM/HS

MILL CREEK — Randolph County Schools officials recently announced a request for grant funding has been approved by the state for a project at Tygarts Valley Middle-High School. The School Building Authority of West Virginia awarded $195,955.84 in grant funding to to RCS to be used for ...

Bridge to be renamed for WWII vet

DAILEY — A new bridge in Dailey will be renamed in memory of a 24-year-old Adolph native and U.S. Army Nurse Corps captain who served with distinction during World War II. The U.S. Army CPT Nancy Margaret Kiess Memorial Bridge will be dedicated in a ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday at the new ...

United Way to offer virtual 5K race, fundraising event

ELKINS — The United Way of Randolph County is offering a unique fundraising event — a virtual 5K race. The agency’s first annual 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk will take place from Friday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 28. With everyone’s safety in mind, the race will be different ...

Professor put on leave for Trump comments

HUNTINGTON (AP) — A university professor who told her students in West Virginia that she hopes people who attend political rallies without masks get the coronavirus and die has been placed on administrative leave. The video posted on social media last week identifies the professor as ...

Knife incident leads to arrest

BUCKHANNON — A man who brandished a knife in front of an officer and slashed multiple tires at Buckhannon Toyota Sunday was arrested on several charges. George Tyree Cottle, 37, of Dundee, Ohio, was arrested for destruction of property, a felony; brandishing a deadly weapon and ...

St. Joseph’s team tackles COVID-19

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is celebrating Environmental Services Week (EVSW) Sept. 13-19. Held every year during the second week in September, EVSW is a week dedicated to recognizing the efforts of hard-working environmental service professionals. These staff members ensure ...

McKinney elected AB Faculty Member of Year

PHILIPPI — Dr. Tim Barry, president of Alderson Broaddus University and president of the Chamber of Commerce recently presented Associate Professor of English Kayla McKinney with the Barbour Chamber of Commerce engraved crystal apple award in a private ceremony at the university. ...

DNR biologists survey mast conditions ahead of fall hunting seasons

SOUTH CHARLESTON — They’re small and usually unnoticed by the untrained eye, but acorns and other mast enjoyed by squirrels, deer and other wildlife are a valuable resource this time of year and biologists for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are surveying forests to ...

Early bear gun seasons available for this fall

SOUTH CHARLESTON— Early black bear gun hunting, with or without dogs, is available in all or parts of 16 counties until Friday and will open up in four additional counties on Oct. 3. All or parts of the counties open to bear hunting until Friday include Barbour (east of route 92), Braxton ...

Suspect in custody after ‘shots fired’ call

ELKINS -- The Elkins Police Department and West Virginia State Police responded to a ‘shots fired’ call at the Four Seasons Motel late Tuesday afternoon. The Elkins Fire Department was also on scene as both lanes of traffic on Harrison Avenue were closed. Elkins Police Chief Bennett ...

Local agencies preparing for potential cases

ELKINS — The number of active COVID-19 cases in Randolph County has grown to nine, a Randolph-Elkins Health Department spokesperson said Monday. Bonnie Woodrum, infectious disease specialist for the REHD, said Monday her agency is currently following 80 contacts having to do with the ...

Man killed in motorcycle accident

BUCKHANNON — A man who fled from law enforcement wrecked his motorcycle and died at the scene of the wreck off Childers Run, police said. David Floyd Brown, 41, was driving a 2007 Honda CBR motorcycle belonging to a woman in Philippi on Saturday afternoon, according to the accident ...