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Man faces charges for threatening DHHR employee

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BUCKHANNON — A man who threatened to shoot a West Virginia Department of Human Resources employee was arrested Monday by the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Richard Warren Mealey, 48, of Buckhannon, called the Child Protective Services Centralized Child Abuse ...

Justice coal companies hit back

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CHARLESTON — The coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice have been subject to a federal lawsuit, but the Justice companies are hitting back. According to a press release from Justice’s Bluestone Energy Group, the governor’s coal operations are seeking a declaratory judgement in federal ...

Barbour County Chamber honors businesses, residents

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PHILIPPI — Janet Preston, assistant director of Woodlands Community Lenders, accepted the President’s Award from Barbour County Chamber of Commerce out-going President Reg Trefethen during the chamber’s recent annual banquet at Alderson Broaddus University. The award, in the shape ...

Almost Heaven BBQ Bash set

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An idea in January 2015 to raise funds for Rotary International’s program to eradicate polio worldwide launched the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash when a handful of local Rotarians took the plunge to host a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) BBQ competition. Organizers fretted over securing the ...

D&E’s Daniels-Smith named Outstanding Accounting Educator

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Assistant Professor of Accounting Lisa Daniels-Smith has been honored by the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants as the Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year. She received the award at the organization’s annual Committee Day ...

City tears down fire-damaged house

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ELKINS — The city of Elkins has torn down the dilapidated property on Orchard Street that prompted an elderly resident to criticize city officials earlier this year. The house, at 108 Orchard Street, had caught fire twice in recent years. The city, which now owns the property, paid to ...

Work ongoing on education reform session

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CHARLESTON — Much focus has been on what Gov. Jim Justice and Republican lawmakers are planning for the resumption of the education betterment special session likely next month, but Democratic lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate have ideas of their own. Monday’s resumption of ...

Two pedestrians struck by vehicles in Buckhannon

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BUCKHANNON — One woman was flown by Health Net to Ruby Memorial Hospital after being backed over by a vehicle and a man was treated at the scene in two separate pedestrian versus vehicle accidents outside Cook’s Store Monday. Brenda McCullough, 74, was lying on the ground under a silver ...

Upshur man facing multiple charges

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BUCKHANNON — A man who allegedly abused his wife and then shot into the vehicle of a person who tried to intervene remains in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $175,000 bond. Phillip O. Pulliam II, 30, of Copen, allegedly dragged his wife around by the throat across the yard at a ...

Rotary learns more about drug abuse in the community

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ELKINS — On Monday, the Elkins Rotary Club learned more about drug abuse in the community. Randolph County Family Resource Director Rebecca Vance, a representative of the Randolph County Substance Abuse Coalition, explained more about the coalition during a presentation to Rotarians. ...

Little sworn in to replace Hollen in W.Va. House

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CHARLESTON — Chuck Little, an investigator with experience looking into public corruption and fraud, will get his chance to keep government accountable from the inside as the 9th District’s latest representative in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Little, a Republican from ...

Tucker, Herndon take photography honors

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BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club proudly announces the winners in the 2019 West Virginia Strawberry Festival Photography Contest. The Bill and Marty Kelly Best of Show winner was Alan Tucker of Buckhannon with his stunning photo titled “New River Gorge,” a rare selection ...

New scholarship established at D&E

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ELKINS — Students entering Davis & Elkins College have a new scholarship opportunity with the endowed Kevin Grant Nestor Memorial Scholarship. Established by Elkins residents and D&E alumni Joyce and Rob Nestor in loving memory of their son, the scholarship is open to students of ...