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Local community leaders share New Year’s resolutions

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ELKINS — For many, the New Year is an opportunity to make lifestyle changes and set new goals, approaching the upcoming months as a fresh new start. A group of local community leaders were willing to share their New Year’s resolutions for 2020. Rosemary Thomas, vice president for ...

Court tosses permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline station

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A permit needed to build a natural gas compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia was thrown out Tuesday by a federal court that found the state failed to adequately consider the potential health effects on a historic African American community. The ...

Wesleyan’s Society of Physics honored

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Society of Physics has earned the designation of Notable Chapter for the 2018-2019 academic year by the American Institute of Physics. “Your combined efforts supported the physics department, helped student development, and strengthened ...

Two arrested after traffic stop on felony drug charges

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BUCKHANNON — A traffic stop led to a pair of felony drug arrests for methamphetamine last week. Tyler Walter Groves, 24, of Buckhannon, was arrested for conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a felony, and Tiara Humphrey, 26, of Crawford, was arrested for ...

Ross donates to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation

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BUCKHANNO — Mike Ross, St. Joseph’s Foundation board member and President of Mike Ross, Inc. and Ross and Wharton Gas Company, recently presented a generous donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. His gift toward the Foundation’s “Every Heartbeat Matters” campaign will ...

ERCC auxiliary meets for luncheon

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The auxiliary to Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center recently met for its Christmas luncheon at the center. Tara Shaver, administrator of ERCC, had suggested equipment that the auxiliary could purchase that would be of help in patient care. The auxiliary voted to purchase a Wound Vac at ...

Questions raised over tax phase-out

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CHARLESTON — An effort to phase out the business and inventory tax on machinery and equipment faced questioning Monday by the leader of the Democratic minority in the West Virginia Senate. Members of the Joint Standing Committee on Finance received a draft resolution Monday morning during ...

Commission looking at splash pad

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ELKINS — Randolph County Commission officials have identified their vision and goals for the new year. Commissioners said they have been in the process of creating a five-year strategic plan they hope to adopt early this year. “One of the biggest issues is looking at a five-year plan ...

Girl Scouts representative speaks about benefits of program

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ELKINS — Candace Nelson, director of marketing for the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond, presented to the Elkins Rotary Club on Monday at the group’s first weekly meeting of 2020. Nelson, who has worked with the Black Diamond region for about a month now, spoke about the importance of Girl ...

Valley Head man facing felony

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ELKINS — A Valley Bend man is facing a felony charge after a temporary protective order was filed against him. Kodi Lee Tingler, 26, is charged with strangulation. Tingler’s bond was set at $25,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Mike Dyer. According to the criminal complaint filed ...

Elkins man charged after traffic stop

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing a felony charge after a routine traffic stop. Devin William McCauley, 30, is charged with driving revoked for DUI, third offense. His bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Mike Dyer. According to the criminal complaint ...

Tumble Time Gymnastics competes

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Platinum level gymnasts Kendall Corley placed first on vault, bars, beam, floor, and all-around. Hazel Jackson placed second on vault, bars, beam, floor, and all-around. Gold level gymnasts Ashlyn Floyd placed third on beam and sixth all-around. Channing Gillum placed third on bars, ...

Wesleyan Greeks total 5,000 hours to service

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s fraternities and sororities compiled over 5,000 hours of community service during the fall semester. The school’s four sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, and Zeta Tau Alpha and five fraternities — Alpha ...

Senate passes Manchin proposals, including Broadband Data Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate has passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Act (the “Broadband DATA Act”) which will help to fix the country’s faulty broadband coverage maps. This bill contains several key provisions that came directly from W.Va. Sen. Joe Manchin’s ...

Leaders give sneak peek at legislative priorities

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CHARLESTON — Top legislative leaders told members of the media what they plan to focus on for the 2020 legislative session starting next week. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, spoke at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual ...

Clerk to address Town Hall meeting

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ELKINS — Elkins City Clerk Jessica Sutton will speak at the first Town Hall meeting of the year, set for Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Caboose Room of the Elkins Depot Welcome Center. Sutton is slated to speak at the upcoming meeting to give a presentation on the ...

Buckhannon mayor gives State of the City address

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BUCKHANNON — The mayor of Buckhannon gave his annual State of the City address taking a look back at 2019 while announcing focus for 2020. David McCauley’s seven-page address given at the outset of the first Buckhannon City Council meeting of the year announced the continuation of ...

Leaders talk development, budget, tax issues

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CHARLESTON — Going into the 2020 legislative session starting next week, members of the West Virginia Legislature and the top official at the Department of Commerce told media that work continues on improving economic development in the state. Members of the state’s news outlets ...