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Blue-green algae affecting area livestock farmers

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With extreme heat that hailed the end of July in West Virginia coupled with the heavy runoff from rains put many of the state’s waterways at risk to a waterborne toxin that could impact livestock and other animals around the farm. “Kansas State University veterinary toxicologist Steve ...

Salvation Army sets out to ‘Rescue Christmas’

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GRAFTON — For the first time in 130 years, The Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for ...

Turtles attend Emma Scott Garden Club September meeting

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ELKINS — Dr. Joe Super and several of his turtle friends presented a talk to the Emma Scott Garden Club at its Sept. 14 meeting. “Bucky,” “Bert” and “Eugene” were among the native turtles on display during the informative presentation. Super has observed Eastern box turtles, ...

Datebook

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Two-Vehicle Collision

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley A pair of cars including a classic Mustang, right, collided while drivinig up Tunnel Mountain Friday afternoon on Route 33. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Elkins Fire Department and Randolph County Emergency Squad were on hand to assist at ...

Elkins to allow residential trick or treating

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council has voted unanimously to allow residential trick or treating on Halloween night — but also released recommendations urging residents to participate safely in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Council members discussed the issue during Thursday’s Elkins ...

Legal Action

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COVID-19 already has killed some businesses in West Virginia. Forced to close when state restrictions designed to keep the disease from spreading were put in place, they simply could not stand months of paying fixed costs without earning any revenue. Even federal assistance, helping keep some ...

Court rules on animal cruelty case

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Magistrate Court ruled in favor of the Upshur County Commission and Barbour County Commission Friday in an animal cruelty case that has cost nearly $35,000 to house animals first seized in April. Denise Clark, 59, of Buckhannon, was arrested on 53 counts of ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month proclaimed

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BUCKHANNON — Although the COVID-19 pandemic has most of the attention, the speaker at Thursday’s Upshur County Commission meeting wanted to make sure that another disease gets attention that can potentially save lives. “In a normal, non-COVID year, the Upshur County CEOS ...

EMS Donates to Book Mobile

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Submitted photo Elkins Middle School recently provided the Beverly Book Mobile with books. Each year, two sixth-grade students receive books in remembrance of Katie Bolgar. Due to COVID-19, Elkins Middle could not have the awards ceremony this year. Katie was a sixth-grader at Elkins Middle ...

Barbour County jury finds woman guilty of second-degree murder

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PHILIPPI — A Barbour County woman has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of her husband. The verdict was returned against Carli Reed, 24, of Moatsville, Thursday afternoon by a Barbour County Circuit Court jury which had deliberated throughout the day. According to ...

Elkins tree board presents plaque

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ELKINS — The Elkins Tree Board recently presented the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission a commemorative tree and plaque in gratitude for EPRC staff’s efforts in keeping Glendale Park open this past spring. “For many area residents, walking at Glendale Park was one of the few ...

Justice announces state park renovations

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BLACKWATER FALLS — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Steve McDaniel, and West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby all came to Tucker County Thursday afternoon to make an announcement regarding upgrades to Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan ...

Mill Creek man charged with felonies

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ELKINS — A Mill Creek man is facing felony charges after being accused of breaking into a home on Chenoweth Creek Road on Sept. 10. James Richard Norman Jr., 41, is charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny. He is currently being held in the Tygarts Valley Regional Jail on ...

Youth Environmental Conference will be conducted Oct. 6-7

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The 45th annual West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Youth Environmental Conference will be Oct. 6-7. This year’s theme is “Careers in Conservation.” Due to COVID-19, the conference will be held virtually this year through the Facebook and YouTube channel and a live ...

Virtual Autumn on the Dryfork Pageant slated

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Virtual Autumn on the Dryfork Pageant will take place Oct. 5. There will be two divisions for school age children in first through12th grade with categories of sportswear and formal wear. One division for ages newborn to 5, not yet in grade school, with a category of whatever clothing you ...

Homeless man arrested in shooting incident

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ELKINS — A homeless man is facing a felony charge after being accused of shooting a firearm at another man in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Motel late Tuesday afternoon. William Schmuff III, 54, is charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm and is currently being held in ...