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Summer concert series planned in downtown Elkins

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission voted unanimously at its regular meeting Thursday to help fund a host of events planned this summer in downtown Elkins. Our Town Inc. made a presentation at the meeting to announce it has booked an entire concert series for the summer at the Rotary ...

Department of Education settles lawsuit brought by lobbyist

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CHARLESTON — A lawsuit brought by a lobbyist against a former state schools superintendent and a current Department of Education official was dismissed Wednesday after a settlement between the parties was reached. According to a document filed Wednesday with the U.S. District Court for ...

Barbour man charged with soliciting a minor

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PHILIPPI — A Barbour County man is behind bars and accused of soliciting a 14-year-old girl. On Tuesday, April 14, West Virginia State Police arrested Chad McLean 50, of Belington, who is facing felony counts of soliciting a minor and displaying obscene matter to a minor. He is being held ...

Lion’s Club co-hosting fundraiser

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ELKINS — In a normal year, the Tygart Valley Lion’s Club sponsors many community events and co-hosts the annual Rifle Rally fundraiser to sponsor its programming and scholarships. This year, things have had to be done differently. “Every year, we partner up with the Rich Mountain ...

Hospital adds Hematology Clinic

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WESTON — For 22 years, nurse Marcie Stump made a difference in the lives of the patients at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) in Weston. Her love of her patients and of medicine culminated in her graduation as a nurse practitioner in the fall of 2020. She then began ...

ERCC receives old-fashioned organ

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ELKINS — The halls throughout Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center will now be filled with the melodic sounds of an antique organ thanks to a recent donation. The 1850 oak pump organ is the newest addition of the facility’s musical ensemble and will be played for the residents as ...

Bowden Fish Hatchery

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BOWDEN — Officials are hoping that, if all goes well, the extensive expansion project at the Bowden National Fish Hatchery will be completed sometime in November. The project, which broke ground in 2020, had been in the planning stages for quite some time, and is expected to come in at a ...

Pause of one-shot vaccine not affecting W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — Health officials in West Virginia stressed Wednesday the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts are largely unaffected by the pause in the use of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Dr. Clay Marsh, the state coronavirus czar, said the number of Johnson and Johnson ...

Justice stands by bill despite NCAA threat

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice stood by statements made over the weekend that he would not veto a bill aimed at transgender student-athletes wishing to play women’s sports even as the NCAA made clear it would avoid states that discriminate. Speaking Wednesday during his COVID-19 virtual ...

City of Elkins showing support for pair of charitable causes

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ELKINS — Newly elected City of Elkins Mayor Jerry Marco signed his first two proclamations Wednesday at City Hall. Marco, who took over as mayor on April 1, showed his support for National Child Abuse Prevention Month early in the morning on Tuesday, then in the afternoon signed his ...

Lions Club welcomes District Governor

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ELKINS — The Elkins Lions Club welcomed District Governor John Mason at the Steer Steakhouse Monday. The District Governor started his speech by sharing the international theme for the year, “United in Kindness and Diversity,” and the District Governor’s theme: “In A World ...

Spring Rail Trail clean up planned

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ELKINS — A spring clean up event is planned on the Allegheny Highlands Trail April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Highlands Trail Foundation, the Springtime Rail Trail Clean Up will help make the trail more enjoyable for running, walking and biking this spring and summer. “The ...

Temporary road closures announced

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ST. GEORGE — The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Tucker County Route 11/2, also known as Relief Hill Road, near St. George. The closure will occur at milepost 0.02, approximately 2.5 miles north of West Virginia Route 72. The roadway will be closed ...

Marco to ink first proclamation

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ELKINS — The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and City of Elkins Mayor Jerry Marco will sign a proclamation in support of the cause today at City Hall. It will be the newly elected mayor’s first proclamation since taking office on April 1 and covers a subject that is near ...

W.Va. pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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CHARLESTON — Use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine will be paused in West Virginia until a federal review takes place, Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement Tuesday ...

Elkins collects 78 tons during Spring Cleanup

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ELKINS — Spring Cleanup is wrapping up as City of Elkins Street Department crews put the finishing touches on the project that began on April 5 and ends on Friday. “We are still working on the cleanup this week and we’re going to finish it up on Friday,” said Elkins Operations Manager ...

Unemployment rate below 6 percent for first time since pandemic

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped down below 6 percent for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. According to WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s unemployment rate for March was 5.9 percent. West Virginia’s ...

McKinley leads forum on protecting pipeline jobs

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CHARLESTON — While President Joe Biden is pitching a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package to Congress, First District Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., reminded people one of Biden’s first acts as president was canceling an infrastructure project with possible repercussions for ...

Ribbon cut at Philippi Wellness Center

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PHILIPPI — Barbour Community Health Association team and community leaders joined together for the grand opening of Philippi Wellness Center. The 900-square-foot facility, located in the rear of the Barbour Chiropractic Center building, provides basic wellness and preventative services ...