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The Arts Center to host Holiday Artists Market

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ELKINS — The Arts Center once again rings in the holidays with its Great Hall filled with original art works, Christmas ornaments, crafts, and hundreds of other gifts for sale at its sixteenth annual Holiday Artists Market on Dec. 6 and 7. The Arts Center will be filled with pottery, ...

Chamber taps Member of the Month

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Dave’s Plumbing and Heating, doing business as DPH, and The Taylor Michael Insurance Agency, a Horace Mann Co., are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in November. Max Chevalier is the owner of DPH. Taylor Michael Smith is the owner of the Horace Mann Insurance ...

Randolph County Democratic Women meet

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Democratic Women held the November meeting at Vintage in Elkins. Special guests included Delegate Bill Hartman and Cathy Kunkel, candidate for the House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District. Kunkel spoke to the group about her platform which ...

New River Gorge Creative Residency expands; Thomas artist awarded

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Since 2015 the New River Gorge Creative Residency has afforded writers and artists the unique opportunity to live and work at Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals in Fayetteville. In past years a singular resident has been chosen but this winter, three creatives have been awarded the ...

Revenue secretary: Budget cuts not definite

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CHARLESTON — The administration has yet to decide on mid-year budget cuts despite drops in coal and natural gas severance tax revenue, lawmakers were told Monday. Executive branch agencies have been working on contingency plans since September should a 4.6 percent mid-year budget cut of as ...

Resident pleads for county noise ordinance

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BUCKHANNON — Loud music from neighbors is keeping one Upshur County property owner from a serene scene at her home along the Middle Fork River. Sandra Lancaster told the Upshur County Commission Thursday that she did not want to make her problem public but felt she had to do something to ...

Woman charged with embezzling $16K from Upshur Special Olympics

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BUCKHANNON — The former director of Upshur County Special Olympics has been charged with embezzling more than $16,000 from the organization. Charliena Jane Helmick Gilmore, 43, of Buckhannon, is facing a felony embezzlement charge. A $50,000 cash or surety bond was set by Upshur County ...

EMS principal charged with misdemeanor battery

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ELKINS — The principal of Elkins Middle School has been charged with misdemeanor battery after an alleged altercation with a former teacher. Eric Lucas, 52, of Elkins, is free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond set by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon. According to the criminal ...

Philanthropy WV recognizes top philanthropists

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PARKERSBURG — For the 13th year, Philanthropy West Virginia presented the Mountain State’s most prestigious philanthropy awards, The West Virginia Spirit of Philanthropy Award this week. The awards were presented at Philanthropy West Virginia’s 26th Annual Members Meeting & ...

Millions in college grant dollars available for students

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is aiming for at least 70 percent of high school seniors to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by April 15, 2020. Without completing this application, West Virginia’s students are potentially missing out on ...

ERCC veteran residents see presentation

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ELKINS — Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary member Tammy Cook provided a presentation on POW/MIA Recognition Day to veteran residents at Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center. Cook said, “We stand behind those who served and we want to do all that we can to account for those ...

Kisamore joins Barbour Community Health Association

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PHILIPPI — Barbour Community Health Association recently announced that a local Barbour County woman with 38 years of nursing experience will fill the role as nurse manager at Myers Clinic. Lorelle Kisamore, of Philippi, is excited to be back in her hometown and to be part of the Myers ...

Riggins joins faculty at Davis & Elkins College

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ELKINS — Danielle Riggins has been appointed instructor of education at Davis & Elkins College. Beginning with the current semester, she teaches introductory and upper level courses to prepare future educators and serves an adviser to Kappa Delta Pi international honor society in ...

Tenney to perform at Brown Bag

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ELKINS — At noon Wednesday, singer, songwriter, and musician Pete Tenney will perform the Brown Bag Concert at The Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. Tenney is a singer/songwriter from West Virginia, a multi-instrumentalist who grew up playing old time and Celtic music. ...

Micrologic announces activation of second tower in Randolph

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BUCKHANNON — In 2017, the Central West Virginia Development Association was granted $3 million by USDA Rural Development for a project called ‘The Community Connect Grant.’ The goal of this grant is to bring broadband to rural, underserved parts of Upshur, Randolph and Barbour Counties. ...

Trail Railing Installed in Elkins

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Haley Gordon New railing for the path that will lead cyclists from the Allegheny Highlands Trail into downtown Elkins has been added to the bike path. Above, West Virginia Department of Highways employees clean up supplies after completing the railing for the ...