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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 ...

Irwin named W.Va. Marine of the Year

ELKINS — Elkins native Gregory Irwin, a retired correctional officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was recognized as the 2020 Marine Corps League Department of West Virginia Marine of the Year on Sept. 12 during the MCL Department Fall Quarterly Conference in Parkersburg. The Department ...

Positive tests still up statewide

CHARLESTON — The number of infections caused by the novel coronavirus continues its upward climb in West Virginia, but some indicators show the virus might be slowing down. Gov. Jim Justice and state officials gave a COVID-19 briefing Monday at the State Capitol Building. “This is a ...

Cortland Foundation names photography contest winners

THOMAS — Every autumn, tens of local and semi-local photographers wait to be notified that one of their entries to the Cortland Foundation photography contest have been selected to adorn the walls in Cortland Acres. Now in its fifth year, 64 photographers participated and submitted a total ...

Manchin, Capito announce $824K funding for school safety measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced $824,774 from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) for safety measures in Grant, ...

Wesleyan reveals Founders Day speaker

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College recently announced that Jason Fiegel (’00), founder and president of Buoyant Technologies Inc. will deliver the 2020 Founders Day keynote address. The 130th Founders Day celebration of the college will be virtual at 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at ...

Parents upset about student quarantines

ELKINS — Parents are complaining about some students being quarantined after a Randolph County Schools bus driver tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, the Randolph-Elkins Health Department confirmed that two RCS employees had tested positive, resulting in several students being ...

City to discuss cable renewal issue

BUCKHANNON — The mayor of Buckhannon has called for a cable board meeting later this month to look at the city’s franchise renewal with Suddenlink. Robbie Skinner chairs the city’s cable board by default due to his position as mayor. The meeting, set for Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in city ...

Yokum served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom

ELKINS — People join the military for many different reasons. Some are seeking a career or to obtain money for college. But Beverly resident John Yokum joined the Army Reserves for one reason and one reason only — to serve his country. Yokum, who graduated from Elkins High School in ...

New officer briefs flood committee

CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but lawmakers received a briefing Friday from the office working to fight other kinds of emergencies and disasters, such as flooding. The Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding met Friday in the House of ...

DAR promotes Constitution Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance. “There are two documents of paramount importance ...

Augusta, Kennedy Center, Tamarack present online concert

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will present an online concert in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The presentation is part of “Arts Across America,” a concert ...

New transitional care nurse roles filled at BCHA

BARBOUR COUNTY — Barbour Community Health Association is proud to announce Dannielle Summerfield, LPN and Margie Burner, RN to serve in their new roles of transitional care nurse at Philippi’s Myers Clinic and the Belington Medical Clinic. Burner will fill the role as transitional care ...

Clean Energy

BUCKHANNON — Electric car owners will find four available charging ports under the new solar-powered canopy located at West Virginia Wesleyan between the Welcome Center and the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. The canopy was dedicated Thursday with college officials ...

State ramps up aggressive testing efforts

CHARLESTON — To encourage more West Virginia residents to get tested for the novel coronavirus and reduce positivity rates in counties, Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday multiple testing opportunities in gold, orange and red counties. “Any county that is in orange, red or gold, we really ...