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No. 5: Justice praises Corridor H construction

Local News

Oct. 22, 2019 PARSONS — Gov. Jim Justice visited Tucker County Monday afternoon to celebrate progress made on the ongoing Corridor H highway construction project. “Corridor H brings us jobs, it brings us opportunity, it brings us exposure, it brings us so much it’s unbelievable,” ...

No. 6: Trooper recovers from gunshot wound

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Aug. 14, 2019 ELKINS — Bystanders gathered at the intersection of Randolph Avenue and Harrison Avenue in Elkins Tuesday afternoon to show support for a West Virginia state trooper who was returning home from the hospital after being shot. Trooper First Class Josh M. Tallman, of the Elkins ...

No. 7: Manchin announces Heritage Area designation

Local News

Feb. 21, 2019 ELKINS — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., visited Elkins Wednesday to announce that the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area will be designated as a National Heritage Area. “This was truly a bipartisan bill, which doesn’t happen much,” Manchin said of legislation passed by the ...

No. 8: Randolph County levy fails a third time

Local News

March 11, 2019 ELKINS — Randolph County voted against the proposed school levy by an almost two to one margin in a special election Saturday. A total of 3,726 votes were cast against the levy, or 66.19 percent of the vote total, while 1,903 votes were cast in favor of the measure, or ...

No. 9: Battle brewing over Robert E. Lee Ave.

Local News

May 3, 2019 ELKINS — An Elkins City Council member proposed changing the name of Robert E. Lee Avenue during Thursday’s meeting, putting into the public record a proposal that had already been greeted online by controversy and anger earlier in the day. “I’m here to talk about a ...

No. 10: City, county address dilapidated properties issues

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May 21, 2019 ELKINS — The city of Elkins has torn down the dilapidated property on Orchard Street that prompted an elderly resident to criticize city officials earlier this year. The house, at 108 Orchard Street, had caught fire twice in recent years. The city, which now owns the property, ...

Man killed in Barbour accident

Local News

PHILIPPI — A man died after a one-vehicle accident in Barbour County on New Year’s Eve. The accident happened at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday on Route 250 South, near the Barbour County Fairgrounds, according to the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle rolled during the accident ...

Cadets fired for Nazi salute photo

Local News

CHARLESTON — All of the cadets of Basic Training Class No. 18 with the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation who participated in a Nazi salute in a class photo have been fired along with three staff members after Gov. Jim Justice accepted an investigative report released ...

EPD renovations almost complete

Local News

ELKINS — The first phase of renovations to the Elkins Police Department’s facilities at City Hall is nearing completion. “We are almost complete with phase one of the project, which is the backside of the department. They gutted that whole area and removed two of the old jail cells ...

New downtown business offers ‘coworking space’

Local News

ELKINS — A new business offering “coworking space” offers an escape from cabin fever for those who normally work independently or from home. Coworking is an alternative to working at home or at a formal office with a long-term lease, utilities, and housekeeping. The area provided by ...

Two arrested after traffic stop

Local News

BUCKHANNON — A traffic stop led to a pair of felony drug arrests for methamphetamine. 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 possession ...

Man arrested after alleged ‘drug party’

Local News

ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing a felony charge after officers responded to an alleged “drug party.” George Bennett Meek II, 62, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. His cash bond was set for $30,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben ...

Elkins man accused of injuring baby

Local News

ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing a felony charge after allegedly injuring a five-week old baby. David Christian Humphrey, 20, is charged with child abuse resulting in injury. His bond was set at $25,000 cash by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Rob Elbon. According to the criminal ...

Two charged in alleged vehicle theft

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ELKINS — Two Randolph County residents are facing felony charges after an alleged theft. Ryan Neil Coberly, 28, and John Paul Henderson III, 32, are each charged with receiving or transferring stolen goods or property. Both bonds were set at $25,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Rob ...

Woman charged with transporting drugs into prison

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ELKINS— A Clarksburg woman is facing a felony charge in Randolph County after allegedly bringing drugs into Huttonsville Correctional Center. Katrina Patrice Barker, 28, is charged with transporting a controlled substance into a state correctional facility. Her bond was set for $25,000 ...

D&E’s Delta Alpha Pi inducts members

Communities

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students were recently inducted into the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi international honor society. The local chapter, formed in 2015, is the 101st in 32 states that recognizes students with disabilities for their academic ...

Mooney working over holiday break on district issues

Local News

CHARLESTON — While many took the rest of the week off after Christmas, 2nd District Rep. Alex Mooney was in his downtown Charleston office at 8 a.m. Friday preparing for meetings with constituents. It’s one of his favorite things to do. “I love meeting people. That part of the job is ...