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WVWC alumna up for teacher of year honors

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BUCKHANNON — Erin Anderson ’99, a fifth grade teacher at Tennerton Elementary School, has been named as one of five finalists for the 2021 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. The Upshur County Teacher of the Year is finishing her 20th year of teaching. She has been a leader throughout ...

Distracted

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It appears some villains in the insect world may owe the COVID-19 virus a debt of gratitude. The coronavirus has distracted public attention from them — and siphoned off public health resources. Mosquito control is a task normally undertaken by about half the public health departments in ...

Randolph making changes to dog and cat ordinance

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission approved on first reading changes to the county’s dog ordinance — including regulating pet cats — during their most recent meeting. Commissioner Mark Scott said there “were some revisions that we need to make to the dog and cat ordinance to ...

Election officials announce funding plans

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CHARLESTON — With the Nov. 3 general election 105 days away, state election officials announced plans for federal coronavirus relief funds to prepare, though the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State said more details need to be released on mail-in absentee voting. West Virginia ...

Seller’s market: Despite pandemic, home sales numbers steady

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The pandemic changed the way people shop for houses, and in some cases, gave owners second thoughts about putting their property on the market. But it didn’t do much to slow down buyers. “Buyers were still in the market to purchase homes and were more than ...

Fourth grader helps fight opioid abuse

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CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a fourth grader’s winning design will help accomplish its plea to “Stop Opioid Abuse.” Taylor Wright of Lashmeet/Matoaka Elementary School in Mercer County recently won the Attorney General’s Kids Kick Opioids contest. Now her ...

D&E goes smoke and tobacco free

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ELKINS — Beginning July 1, the Davis & Elkins College joined 2,065 colleges and universities nationwide to implement a smoke-free and tobacco-free environment in order to provide a healthier atmosphere for students, faculty and staff. The policy covers all College-owned properties, ...

Lewis County sheriff asking for information

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WESTON — The following individuals have been the subject of criminal investigations stemming from illicit drug activity within Lewis County. The vast majority of information concerning the accused came by way of concerned citizens. Several of the investigations have been pending since ...

PAVING THE WAY

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CHARLESTON — U.S. 35 through Putnam and Mason counties and Corridor H through the Potomac Highlands might be on opposite sides of the state, but the completion of both roads can connect the state to the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest, an effort U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has ...

Health official: Masks key to lower numbers

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ELKINS — The Randolph Elkins Health Department is continuing its work fighting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but officials said further assistance is needed from residents to make sure guidelines are being followed. “We need to be more careful,” Bonnie Woodrum, the infectious ...

Blast from the Past event canceled by classic car club

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BUCKHANNON — The Blast from the Past is the latest event to have the brakes put on it due to COVID-19. Although the West Virginia Classic Wheels Car Club had hoped to have a one-day event this month, it is now canceled, according to Mayor Robbie Skinner at Thursday’s Buckhannon City ...

State officials continuing to monitor case statistics

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice, state’s health officials and the West Virginia National Guard continue to watch as coronavirus cases increase in the state and as outbreaks pop up at nursing homes and churches. “We’re going to continue to watch and we’re going to continue to stay ...

Salango, union groups criticize Justice

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CHARLESTON — Ben Salango, a Kanawha County commissioner and the Democratic Party candidate for governor, joined union leaders in calling for Gov. Jim Justice to use more federal funding to ensure schools are safe to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re calling upon Jim ...

WVWC Greek grads set for next chapter in lives

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BUCKHANNON — Success after graduation is a very important benchmark for colleges and universities across the country. For the past two years, over 95% of West Virginia Wesleyan College graduates have either entered graduate or professional school or found employment. That statistic ...

D&E nursing program adds partnership

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College RN-BSN graduates have a new opportunity to further their studies on multiple graduate levels. D&E and Carlow University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have recently formed an academic partnership offering eligible students a smooth transition into ...

Elkins High School student finalist for Scholar Program

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Abigail Lynnlee Hannan of Elkins High School has been named one of the 15 top rising seniors in West Virginia and named a finalist in this year’s West Virginia Scholar Program. Hannan is the only finalist from Randolph County in the contest, which is sponsored by West Virginia Metro ...

road closures

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The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along State Route 72 in Tucker County, also known as Dry Fork Road, beginning through Thursday, July 23 for paving. This closure will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning at milepost 10.5 and ending at milepost 5. ...

Fighting Cancer

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TENNERTON — “Life doesn’t always turn out how we imagine it to be,” cancer survivor Shanda Hoover said at the 23rd annual Upshur County Relay for Life. “If you are like me, sometimes you think you are invincible and your health will be fine until you reach the age of 80 or ...