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DOH submits road requests to state

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CHARLESTON — With a four-day deadline from Gov. Jim Justice, district engineers and county supervisors with the Division of highways submitted more than 3,200 pages ranking secondary roads and requesting additional support and equipment. The Department of Transportation released the lists ...

Upshur, Lewis to install surveillance cameras at schools

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County’s Micrologic Inc. was the low bidder for the joint project between Upshur County Schools and Lewis County Schools to add surveillance cameras to schools in both counties. In October 2018, the Upshur County Commission – which applied for the grant on behalf ...

Beverly to amend water board ordinance

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BEVERLY — Concerns regarding the town of Beverly’s water and sewer board will soon be resolved following advice from legal counsel. Following a recent opinion rendered by the town of Beverly’s attorney, Beverly Town Council requested a second opinion on their water and sewer ordinances, ...

Bills await governor signature or veto

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has until midnight tonight to sign or veto bills passed by the West Virginia Legislature, otherwise those bills become law automatically. The 2019 legislative session started Jan. 9 and ended March 9. During the 60-day session, the legislature passed 294 bills. ...

D&E presenting mystery-comedy ‘Murdered to Death’

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ELKINS — A whodunit with a comedic twist is set to open as the Davis & Elkins College Theatre Department performs its spring mainstage show, “Murdered to Death” by Peter Gordon. Evening shows, as well as a Sunday matinee, will all take place in Halliehurst on the College ...

Tygarts Valley High/Middle announces honor roll

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Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Kendall Armstrong, Peyton Bolyard, Kayla Ferguson, Gracelyn Gooding, ...

2019 Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup underway

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ELKINS — Volunteers across the state are rallying to improve their local parks, public spaces, waterways, hiking trails, sidewalks and streets by participating in the Department of Environmental Protection’s WV Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup, which takes place in April. AmeriCorps VISTA ...

D&E Division of Business students learn about government careers

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students studying business, marketing and accounting recently learned of career opportunities in the state and federal government. West Virginia State Auditor John B. “JB” McCuskey, along with staff members, told the students that multiple openings ...

Ensemble brings Tuvan throat singing to Marlinton

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The Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton welcomes Alash Ensemble to its stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan ...

Hanshaw set to address Barbour Chamber banquet

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PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Hon. Roger Hanshaw, 58th Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, will deliver the featured address at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet at Alderson Broaddus University on Tuesday, April 23. The banquet ...

Alderson Broaddus student aims to empower women through research

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PHILIPPI — One Alderson Broaddus University junior satisfied her curiosity for research by interning through the WV-INBRE program, a federally funded opportunity available to students enrolled at WV-INBRE partner institutions interested in biomedical research with an emphasis on chronic ...

School costs up, student enrollment down

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CHARLESTON — As state policy experts, teachers, parents, lawmakers and students continue to meet for regional roundtable groups in preparation of the May special session on education, numbers show an increase in education spending despite students leaving the system. According to a report ...

Buckhannon passes $4.5 million budget

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council has passed a $4,524,908 2019-2020 budget that includes merit-based wage increases for city employees that would not go into effect until December 2019. Director of finance and administration Amby Jenkins said at Thursday’s city council meeting that the ...

Local residents remember business leader Sam Price

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ELKINS — Local residents are sharing fond memories of a noted Elkins businessman. Sam Price, 91, the longtime owner and operator of The Printcrafter’s in Elkins, passed away Saturday morning. A World War II veteran of the Navy, Price lived a life devoted to family, printing ...

Upshur man charged with domestic battery

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BUCKHANNON — A man who allegedly put his girlfriend in a choke hold last week has been arrested for domestic battery third offense, a felony. On Monday, March 18, John Squires, 27, of French Creek, allegedly put the victim in a choke hold, taking her to the ground and causing a red mark ...