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CVB receives state certification

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ELKINS — During its first year of operation, the Elkins-Randolph County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. worked diligently to create an organization that epitomizes the role a CVB should play in the economic growth and tourism expansion within Randolph County. The ...

Ray garners scholarship to D&E College

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ELKINS — Mercedes Ray of Clarksburg has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day on the College campus. Ray, a student at Liberty High School, was selected from a group of the 46 highest achieving high ...

Local residents named to Shepherd’s Dean List

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Nine hundred and twenty-eight students were named to the Dean’s List at Shepherd University for the fall 2020 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.4 grade point average for the semester and carry at least 15 hours of coursework or be ...

Student earns academic honor

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MARIETTA, OHIO — Marietta College’s Kasey Neville of Belington has been named to the fall 2019 Dean’s High Honors List. Neville, a graduate of Philip Barbour High School, is majoring in special education/elementary dual degree and is a member of the class of 2022. Any full-time ...

WWII vet celebrates100th birthday

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ELKINS — To the tune of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow,” an area World War II veteran was greeted by family and friends to celebrate his 100th birthday. Lloyd “Dabney” Kisner, originally from the town of Fank in Pocahontas County, celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday. His family ...

Carmichael responds to debate over Fairness Act

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CHARLESTON — Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said Tuesday that statements by advocates and opponents of an effort to protect West Virginia’s LGBTQ and transgender community have misrepresented his position. “Lately, I have been disappointed by both the advocates and the ...

Parish House requests blankets, quilts

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BUCKHANNON — A warm blanket, quilt or sleeping bag can help keep the winter chill off of people in need in Upshur County. The Upshur Parish House is asking for donations of new or clean, gently used items to offer to its neighbors. “We used to have a local organization that provided ...

Elkins Middle School principal’s charge headed to bench trial

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ELKINS — A misdemeanor battery charge against the Elkins Middle School principal will go to a bench trial, it was decided this week. Eric Lucas, 52, is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after an alleged altercation with former EMS math teacher Dana Losh at Elkins Fordland on Nov. 11. ...

Man facing drug charge after allegedly fleeing police

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ELKINS — An allegedly homeless man is facing a felony charge after allegedly fleeing from officers on a bike trail. David Wayne Crites, 52, is charged with possession with intent to deliver. His bond was set at $50,000 cash or property by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben ...

3 charged with child neglect

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ELKINS — Three are facing felony charges after parole officers allegedly observed a child in close proximity to dangerous items. Preston Lane Burrows, 30, of Montrose, Blake Hunter Carver, 32, of Elkins and Misty Jane Pritt, 32, of Fairmont, are each charged with child neglect. The bonds ...

Two charged with child concealment

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ELKINS — Two Mabie residents are facing felony charges for allegedly fleeing through the woods with a child after an emergency custody order was issued in Randolph County Circuit Court. Bryant Michael Cummings, 30, and Summer Cheyenne Martin, 25, are each charged with child concealment. ...

New Year’s baby is welcomed

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WESTON — Dr. Robert Harris delivered the Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital New Year’s Baby at 6:20 a.m. on Jan. 4, at the Weston healthcare facility. The little girl, Ameliyia Grace, is the first child of Logan Shannon and Emily Sinclair, of Buckhannon. She weighed in at six ...

Woman arrested after incident at park

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ELKINS — An Ohio woman is facing a felony charge in Randolph County after an incident near Elkins City Park. Tajia Jean Watson, 29, is charged with possession with intent to deliver. Watson’s cash bond was set at $50,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben Shepler. According to the ...

Four file to run for Randolph sheriff

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ELKINS — Candidates lined up in the Randolph County Clerk’s office Monday morning on the first day of the filing period to run for office in the 2020 election. As of f4 p.m. Monday, a total of 13 candidates had filed to be on the ballot, including four candidates so far for Randolph ...

Buckhannon mayor files for re-election

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BUCKHANNON — The mayor of Buckhannon has filed for re-election. David McCauley, of 10 Meade St., was the only filing for mayor as of 3 p.m. Monday — the official first day of candidate filings across the state. McCauley, who previously served as city attorney for about 30 years, was ...

Funding to help shrink state deficit

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CHARLESTON — An infusion of funding from the State Treasurer’s Office into the West Virginia general revenue fund helped reduce the deficit for the first half of fiscal year 2020, officials said on Monday. Gov. Jim Justice and State Treasurer John Perdue made a joint announcement Monday ...

Generation W.Va. looking to keep young people in state

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ELKINS — Brittany Hicks, regional manager of Generation West Virginia, presented to Rotarians on Monday about the organization’s goal to retain population in West Virginia. “Our mission is to attract, retain and advance young people in West Virginia,” said Hicks. “The reason we do ...

Statewide candidates file

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CHARLESTON - More than 90 candidates filed paperwork to run for statewide and legislative offices on the first day of the candidate filing period Monday. The candidate filing period to be placed on the ballots for the Tuesday, May 12 Democratic and Republican primaries and the Tuesday, Nov. 3 ...

CommUnity Table event canceled

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ELKINS — The annual CommUnity Table event, organized by Beander’s Bar and Tavern and Elkins Main Street, has been canceled due to projected rain. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 7, but an unexpected snow storm caused dangerous driving conditions. Organizers agreed to ...