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Fireworks event planned for Labor Day canceled

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ELKINS — The collaborative group that includes the Randolph County Commission, Elkins City Council, the Elkins and Beverly mayors, Elkins Main Street and the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber have decided to cancel the Fireworks that were being planned for Labor Day weekend. “While having ...

Updated info released regarding unsolicited foreign seeds

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) released the following update regarding unsolicited foreign seeds: “The WVDA is working in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) to properly track, as ...

Elkins native’s artwork on display

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WARDENSVILLE — An Elkins native’s artwork is currently on display in an exhibit at Grasshopper Gallery. Kelly McQuain’s art will be featured in the exhibit at the gallery, located at the Lost River Trading Post in Wardensville, through Aug.14. McQuain grew up surrounded by the lush ...

Iapaluccis receive Barbour Chamber’s Directors Award

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Dr. Ted Barry president of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, presented the 2019 Directors Award to Allison and Victor Iapalucci during a recent board meeting of the Barbour County Board of Education. Assisting with the presentation is Jeff Woofter, who is superintendent of schools and ...

Road Closures

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The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Harp Road 925 in Randolph County, also known as the Jacob Harper Cemetery Road, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, for a culvert replacement. This project will occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at milepost 0.02. Special accommodations ...

City, Post 29 at odds over parking issues

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ELKINS — American Legion Post 29 officials and the city of Elkins are moving toward a head-on collision over parking changes on Railroad Avenue. The city moved last fall to eliminate parking along the street for safety issues and to ensure the city is meeting national standards ...

Elkins officials explain reason for decision

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ELKINS — The following is a Friday afternoon press release from Elkins City Hall in its entirety: “The decision to prohibit parallel parking along Railroad Avenue in Elkins was triggered by concerns about increasing traffic volumes and was necessary to comply with federal traffic safety ...

United Way auction moving to online

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ELKINS — Due to overwhelming safety concerns with COVID-19, the United Way of Randolph County will take a different approach with its biggest fundraiser of the year. The Kick-Off Auction is traditionally held on a Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Elkins, but this year’s ...

W.Va. sees deadliest week since April

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Friday ended the week with the most COVID-19 deaths since the middle of April, along with record numbers of new cases and hospitalizations. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, 13 people have died from infections of the novel coronavirus. One ...

Gov. Justice receives support for C.A.R.E.S. Act funding handling

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice again Friday defended his stewardship of more than $1.25 billion meant to help state and local governments with expenses from the coronavirus pandemic. Justice, joined Friday by Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce at his pandemic briefing, praised a report from the ...

Elkins man sentenced on child porn charge

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CLARKSBURG — Jack Carl Rice, of Elkins was sentenced Friday to 57 months incarceration for a child pornography charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Rice, age 62, pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in February 2020. Rice admitted to having images of child ...

City Hall News

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ELKINS — Elkins Common Council meets virtually on Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda is not yet finalized but includes an ordinance revising municipal court fees, the second of three readings of an ordinance issuing bonds to finance the sewer/stormwater separation project, and an ordinance ...

Van Gundy: Philbin a ‘true gentleman’

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ELKINS — People are sometimes disappointed when they meet a celebrity in person. But that wasn’t the case for one Elkins native, who 20 years ago became somewhat of a star himself. And while on that journey, he got to know a pop culture icon who turned out to be not at all ...

Elkins asks state to alter hiring requirements

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ELKINS — The city of Elkins is seeking to submit a Home Rule amended application aimed at making changes to the hiring process for new fire fighters in the Elkins Fire Department. Elkins City Clerk Jessica Sutton explained the changes during a virtual Elkins Rules and Ordinance Committee on ...

State monitoring delays in test results

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CHARLESTON — With more West Virginians being tested for the novel coronavirus, the state’s team of medical professionals and public health experts are concerned about possible lag times between COVID-19 tests and the test results. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, diagnostic ...

Pre-teens adjust to living during COVID-19 pandemic

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Being a kid or a teen has its ups and downs — and that’s even without having to endure a global pandemic. Adjusting to not seeing friends for several months during the COVID-19 quarantine period has been hard for some young people, but others say it’s actually been a stress ...

Nursing home accuses state of not helping with testing

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CHARLESTON — A nursing home in southern West Virginia at the center of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus accused the state Wednesday of not rushing to help test residents and staff. According to the governor’s office, Princeton Health Care Center in Mercer County reported an ...