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Local student named to Dean’s List

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CEDARVILLE, OH — Nicole Clark of Mathias was named to the Cedarville University Dean’s List for fall 2019. This recognition requires the student to obtain a 3.5 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Red Hat Happy Hatters kick off year

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ELKINS — The Red Hat Happy Hatter’s kicked off 2020 with a soup and sandwich luncheon upstairs at the DelMonte Market in Elkins. Plans were discussed for the upcoming monthly gatherings and members shared New Year resolutions they hope to keep. As usual, the poem “Warning” by ...

D&E receives grant to enhance teacher program

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has been awarded a grant from the West Virginia Department of Education to enhance the teacher preparation program. The funds provide for an initiative to apply the concepts and strategies of co-teaching to the student teaching experience. ...

BCHA announces walk-in flu clinics

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BELINGTON — Belington Medical Clinic in Belington and Myers Clinic in Philippi will hold walk-in flu clinics Feb. 7 offering flu shots for the community. The flu clinics will take place concurrently from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at both Barbour Community Health Association ...

Barbour judge presiding over $6M suit

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PHILIPPI — Attorneys representing multiple insurance companies from across the country were in Barbour County Circuit Court Tuesday morning as Judge Shawn D. Nines considered oral arguments in a civil lawsuit. In a $6 million damage suit, Highmark West Virginia, Inc., a nonprofit corporation ...

Justice calls for counties in Va. to secede

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CHARLESTON — The invitation Tuesday by Gov. Jim Justice and the Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr. for Virginia counties to leave the Commonwealth and join the Mountain State is one of two other invitations by West Virginia lawmakers. Justice and Falwell, the president of Liberty University at ...

Five file to run for two District 43 seats

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CHARLESTON — Five candidates have filed to run for the two District 43 House of Delegates seats representing Randolph and Pocahontas counties. According to information from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, numerous candidates filed to run for state and national offices in ...

Chamber of Commerce director details upcoming projects

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ELKINS — Lisa Wood, executive director for the Elkins Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, presented to Rotary on Monday about the Chamber’s upcoming plans for 2020. “If you don’t know it, the mission of the Elkins Randolph County Chamber is to advocate, educate and network to enhance ...

Falwell Jr. supports ‘Vexit’

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MARTINSBURG — Amid conversations by state leadership about the fluidity of the Virginia and West Virginia border, the president of Liberty University shared his support of nearby Virginia counties ceding to the mountain state during a press conference with Gov. Jim Justice Tuesday ...

Youth Ballet Company to perform

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BUCKHANNON —The comic story ballet “Coppelia” — or “The Girl with the Enamel Eyes” — is coming to Buckhannon. The Augusta Youth Ballet Company (AYBC), located at The Dance Factory on West Main Street, is taking the stage to present the ballet at the Virginia Thomas Law Center ...

Aloi joins Pallottine Foundation

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BUCKHANNON — The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon recently hired a new employee as Health Program Officer. Susan Aloi will focus on implementing and managing the grant initiatives for the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon. “West Virginia has serious problems. We also have many ...

WISEWOMAN events planned

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BELINGTON — Barbour Community Health Association will be hosting two events to provide women information on a program that will permit qualifying women with various health benefits. The informational events on WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) ...

Mon Forest seeking project proposals

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ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest is seeking project proposals for funding from Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Project proposals should be submitted by March 23. Proposals should make additional investments in, and create employment ...

Barbour Chamber of Commerce selects Members of the Month

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Mace’s Pharmacies and Country Blooms are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for January. Rich Mace is a pharmacist and the owner of Mace’s Pharmacies in Belington and Philippi. Casey Hall is the co-owner of Country Blooms Florist and Gift Shop in ...

Emergency Experts

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ELKINS — The Elkins Fire Department responded to a total of 605 calls in 2019, officials said. “We average anywhere from 600-700 calls a year, so it ran about average,” EFD Chief Tom Meader said. What was not routine about the year was the number of difficulties the department ...

Two file to run for Upshur County sheriff

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BUCKHANNON — Two Upshur County veteran law enforcement officers have filed as Republicans to run for sheriff in the May 12 primary. Chief deputy Mike Kelley filed Saturday morning on the last day of in-person candidate filing at the Upshur County Clerk’s office. Kelley has served as ...

Randolph County Coalition offering substance abuse forum

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ELKINS — A Randolph County-based nonprofit organization is working to combat the issue of substance abuse in our area. Initially formed in December 2018, the Randolph County Substance Abuse Coalition is working to make the county safer in addition to helping those struggling with addiction ...

Concerns raised over bill to change legal advertising requirements

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CHARLESTON — An effort to shift away from legal advertisements in newspapers to a centralized state website hit a snag Monday after lawmakers raised numerous questions. The House Judiciary Committee voted Monday to put House Bill 4025 in a subcommittee to work out issues with the ...

Man arrested in high school break-in

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ELKINS — One person has been arrested in a breaking and entering incident at Tygarts Valley High School, and “more arrests and charges are forthcoming,” officials said. Alan “A.J.” Taylor, 22, of Mill Creek, has been charged with grand larceny and entry of a building other than a ...