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CHARLESTON — The coronavirus might be making it harder to do a traditional political campaign, but two candidates in the Democratic Party primary for state Attorney General have their sights set on keeping Republican incumbent Patrick Morrisey from winning a third term. Isaac Sponaugle, ...

WVWC has first virtual commencement

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BUCKHANNON — “Just two months ago, our ‘normal’ included days full of classes and activities, late night studying at the library, thinking about preparations for spring sing, late night, spending time in lab, going to rehearsal, practices and games and even listening to the chapel bells ...

Randolph Sheriff’s Office taking precautions during pandemic

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has taken additional precautions in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sheriff Mark Brady said several new procedures have been put in place in his office to ensure the safety of both employees and citizens. “All the ...

Elkins joins Mon Forest Towns Partnership

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ELKINS — Elkins is officially a member of the Mon Forest Towns Partnership with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. The partnership has been in the works for more than two years and is focused on creating a shared vision for the recreation economy in rural communities in and ...

Wesleyan celebrates academic and leadership excellence

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College recognized several students on April 19 during its annual Awards Ceremony. The event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic departments named their most outstanding students, while others were recognized for their leadership and ...

State tax revenues crater due to coronavirus

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CHARLESTON — The economic effects of the coronavirus have finally caught up with West Virginia, with April tax collections coming in substantially below estimates for the month. According to data collected by the State Auditor’s Office, tax collections for the state’s General Revenue ...

Official optimistic pandemic won’t hurt city finances

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ELKINS — The city treasurer said she was optimistic that the COVID-19 pandemic will not cause Elkins city revenues to crater this fiscal year. Tracy Judy reported on revenues and expenses for the month of April and the final quarter of the current fiscal year during a virtual special-call ...

Upshur County hiring temp workers for ballot process

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Clerk’s office is busy processing absentee ballot applications and has hired four temporary workers to assist with the increased demand. During Thursday’s Upshur County Commission meeting held by teleconference, county clerk Carol Smith told the ...

Elkins City Hall News

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ELKINS — Assuming the statewide rate of positive tests for COVID-19 remains below 3 percent over the weekend, Monday commences Week 2 of the governor’s reopening plan. During Week 2, businesses with 10 or fewer employees may reopen and restaurants may begin to offer outdoor sit-down dining. ...

Justice announces safer-at-home plan

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday that the executive order requiring West Virginians to stay home except for essential work, medical care or going for food and supplies would be replaced Monday with a new safer-at-home plan relaxing some of those requirements. “On Monday, ...

Clerk: Folded absentee ballots are acceptable

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ELKINS — Responding to voter concerns, the Randolph County Clerk said absentee ballots can be folded to fit into return envelopes and the votes will still be counted in the state primary. County Clerk Brenda Wiseman told The Inter-Mountain Thursday that should a voter have trouble fitting ...

Elkins Sears store to remain open

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ELKINS — The Elkins Sears Hometown Store will remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide essential products and services to customers. “We have plans to continue to stay open to provide necessary products to our community-refrigerators, freezers, ranges, washers, dryers-those ...

Elkins City Hall to reopen May 11

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ELKINS — Falling in line with Gov. Jim Justice’s plan to begin reopening businesses in West Virginia, city officials announced Thursday that Elkins City Hall’s doors will reopen to the public on Monday, May 11. This plan relies heavily on the amount of COVID-19 cases documented over the ...

Wesleyan’s nursing program ranked first in W.Va.

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been ranked first in West Virginia and 26th in the nation by RNCareers.org. To help students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings ...

Roy running for Randolph County Sheriff

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ELKINS — Jack D. Roy Jr., a lifelong resident of Randolph County, has filed as a candidate for Randolph County Sheriff. He is a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War era. During this period, he served as an aircrew member aboard various types of military aircraft and was ...