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Celebrate national Plan for Vacation Day

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ELKINS — It is that time of year — the time to begin planning all of your 2021 vacations, officials said. National Plan for Vacation Day takes place during the last Tuesday in January as a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year. While much of the ...

INAUGURATION

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national ...

Shelter in place advisory lifted

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ELKINS -- A shelter in place advisory has been lifted for South Elkins, where a police SWAT team operation took place Thursday evening. The Elkins Police Department released the following at 10:51 p.m. Thursday: Chief Travis Bennett said, “The shelter-in-place advisory for South Elkins has ...

State BOE gives counties time to comply with directive

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CHARLESTON — With some counties continuing to offer remote learning despite a mandate for in-person learning, the West Virginia Board of Education decided Wednesday to wait until next week before taking action against those counties. “They are not going to do it that way. It’s not going ...

Annual Fasnacht celebration canceled

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HELVETIA — A tradition that has been celebrated annually in the town of Helvetia for the past 150 years has suffered the same fate that many other festivals and gatherings across the country have during the past 12 months. Fasnacht, which has been referred to as the Mardi Gras of Randolph ...

Davis appointed to fill open Upshur County magistrate slot

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BUCKHANNON — Retirement didn’t last long for Upshur County’s newest magistrate. Mark Davis, who recently retired as a captain from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, was named Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by Mike Coffman. Coffman, who was elected to his fourth term ...

Pa. teen arrested in Upshur

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BUCKHANNON — A Pennsylvania teen has been arrested for bringing marijuana into Upshur County from Pennsylvania. Shaliek Rashaud Cox, 18, of Washington, Pa., was arrested for transporting marijuana over state line, possession with intent to deliver and possession of firearm on school ...

Woman charged with DUI with bodily injury

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is behind bars after she allegedly almost crashed into a West Virginia State Trooper and struck another vehicle while driving intoxicated with a child in her vehicle. Maria M. Romo is being charged with a felony count of DUI with bodily injury. According to a ...

Man facing burglary charge

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ELKINS — A local man is behind bars and accused of breaking into a cabin and ransacking it on Possum Hollow Road early last year. Zachary W. Sutton, 36, is being charged with a felony county of burglary. According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court by ...

ERCC recognizes staff’s service

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ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center held a socially-distanced employee recognition reception where employees were honored for their service to the organization. Those recognized during the celebration included Johnny Bodkin who has worked at ERCC for over half a century, ...

County considers iPads for health dept. workers

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission will consider the purchase of iPad tablets for the Elkins-Randolph County Health Department during its regular meeting on Thursday. The meeting will take place at the James Cain Randolph County Courthouse Annex, which was closed for a week until ...

Vaccination clinic set for Thursday

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ELKINS — A mass vaccination clinic will be offered to those 65 and older at the Phil Gainer Community Center Thursday, officials reported. Randolph and five other area counties will receive just 65 doses each this week and they will be available by appointment only. The vaccinations will be ...

Tenney tapped to be president of Upshur Commission

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Commissioners elected Kristie Tenney to be their president for 2021 at the first meeting of the year. Tenney, who is beginning her third year of a six-year term, said she appreciated the opportunity to lead the commission in 2021. “I love to be able to serve ...

Officials concerned about delivery of COVID-19 vaccines slowing

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues to lead the nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, but state officials said Tuesday that the number of new vaccine doses from the federal government is slowing down. Gov. Jim Justice, speaking Tuesday during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol, ...

Justice comments on first day of in-person school in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday the first day of in-person school was going smoothly. Tuesday marked the first day of in-person public and private school for Pre-K, elementary and middle schools, as well as high schools as long as their county was not red on the Department of ...

Veterans advocate, cabinet secretary Dennis Davis dies

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday the death of Dennis Davis, a military veteran and retired teacher who spent the last four years as the cabinet secretary of the Department of Veterans Assistance. Davis, 79, served as Veterans Assistance secretary under Justice since his ...

DMC presents LiveWell kit

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ELKINS — The first LiveWell makeup kit was presented this month at the Cancer Care Center, a part of Davis Medical Center. LiveWell is a program of the Davis Health Foundation for men and women undergoing cancer treatment. The center’s first recipient is Crystal Chidester, a 41-year-old ...

DHS scholarship deadline slated

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ELKINS — The Davis Health System (DHS) Foundation is accepting applications through March 31 for up to five scholarships which will be awarded to 2020 graduating high school seniors. The DHS Foundation and Davis Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarships are tailored to students continuing ...

Barbour Chamber honors two businesses

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PHILIPPI — The Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County and Country Blooms Florists and Gifts are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in January. Country Blooms, at 15987 Barbour County Highway in Philippi, is a full-service florist specializing in unique items ...