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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 ...

Cortland graduates five CNAs

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THOMAS — As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation, Cortland Acres maintains a pathway to meaningful healthcare careers for community members through its certified nursing assistant (CNA) Training course. Last week, five students were honored in two events; the first to introduce the new ...

ERCC notifies individuals of possible data security incident

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ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center has become aware of a data security incident that may have resulted in unauthorized access to some resident and employee information. At this time, there is no evidence of any attempted or actual misuse of any personal ...

Upshur BOE looks at going to a modified school schedule

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools is now considering a modified schedule for all schools based on discussion at this week’s Upshur County Board of Education special meeting. No decisions were made and the board is not scheduled to meet again until Aug. 11 — three days before ...

Manchin weighs in on H.E.A.L.S. Act

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CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., says he hopes to see some improvements to the new coronavirus relief bill drafted by Republican members of the U.S. Senate, while he also accused W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice of using money from the most recent relief package as a “slush ...

Water Fight: Justice, Salango trade barbs over town water issues

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CHARLESTON — Summer typically brings out the water guns, but Gov. Jim Justice and Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango are having a water fight of their own focused on a small town’s water problem and Justice’s companies’ clean water record. The recent water outage in the ...

Name released in fatal motorcycle wreck

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BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia State Police have released the driver’s name in a fatal motorcycle wreck on Sunday afternoon. Philip Dale Mercer, 61, of Philippi, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital about 2:26 p.m. Sunday following the 12:30 ...

Elkins resuming utilities shutoffs next week

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ELKINS — City of Elkins water and sewer utilities will recommence shutting off service for unpaid bills starting Wednesday, Aug. 5, officials announced today. The city suspended shutoffs in March on the recommendation of the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC). As per PSC rules, ...