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Hardy man sentenced for firearms charge

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ELKINS — Joshua A. Parker, of Baker, was sentenced to 27 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Parker, 30, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in November 2018. Parker, having been convicted of four previous ...

Grant man admits to meth distribution

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MARTINSBURG — Robert Lee Pauley, Jr., of Mount Storm, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Pauley, 40, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Pauley admitted to working with others to distribute more than ...

Performance planned at banquet

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PHILIPPI — The familiar keyboard music of popular local musician Rick Kennedy will provide a pleasing background to this year’s annual banquet of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. The banquet honors House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and employees of Chamber members who have provided ...

Rich Mountain Battlefield presents symposium

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BEVERLY — “Looming Civil War” is the title of an upcoming Symposium presented by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation. Speakers will examine a variety of regionally-focused events and personalities of the war, including who was recruited to fight in 1861, the attitudes and opinions ...

Tucker Valley Elementary/Middle release honor roll

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Administrators at Tucker Valley Elementary/Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Fifth grade — John Parker Ledden, Joanna Leary, Sam Marks and Taylor ...

WE LEAD Invisible Illness team to host Suicide Prevention Walk

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BUCKHANNON — The Wesleyan Engaging Leaders through Education, Awareness, and Development (WE LEAD) Invisible Illness team will host a Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday. There is a participation fee. Registration and check-in for the walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Cebe Ross Field, located ...

DOH schedules road closure

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The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Tucker County Route 72, also known as Dryfork, for slide repair. The repair work will continue through April 11. This is a 24-hour closure for the duration of the project which begins at milepost 12.20 and ends at ...

ECA slated to offer open house April 13

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Elkins Christian Academy will offer an Open House on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The public is invited to stop in and tour the school, meet the teachers and review the curriculum. ECA offers small classes; a Beka curriculum; eight teachers, as well as the administrator and ...

Camp Horseshoe Quilt Retreat set

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ST. GEORGE — Spring is here and it is time to make plans to attend Camp Horseshoe’s Spring Quilt Retreat near St. George in Tucker County May 14-18. It will be the perfect place to spend quality time with your sewing machine and quilting friends both new and old. Come enjoy Horseshoe’s ...

Century of Service

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ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club has been honored for its 100 years of service to the local community. On Monday, officials announced that Rotary International President Barry Rassin presented the Elkins Rotary Club with a 100-year service plaque during a ceremony Saturday. Six other clubs ...

Buckhannon looks at river float excursions

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BUCKHANNON — Floating the Buckhannon River may get easier now that the Consolidated Public Works Board has agreed to have the city develop an agreement with a business owner for a mobile location at the river walk. Alan Stephens who owns Day Trippin Adventures, LLC and recently bought ...

WVU focusing on weather climate change

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CHARLESTON — While Congress debates the Green New Deal, scientists and researchers at West Virginia University are looking at trees and soil to determine the effects of climate change and how West Virginia can weather the changes. The program was part of WVU’s Academic Media Day Monday at ...

Meal program serves 50 seniors daily in Mill Creek area

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ELKINS — With funding assistance from the Randolph County United Way, one program in the Mill Creek area is able to assist seniors on a daily basis. The Senior Center Home Delivery Meal Program serves approximately 50 individuals in Mill Creek and the surrounding areas ...

Detroit man sentenced for heroin distribution

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ELKINS — Dontez Rayshawn Hudson, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration for a heroin distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Hudson, 34, pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin in October 2018. Hudson ...

Hardy man sentenced in heroin operation

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ELKINS — Brandon David Fout, of Oil Fields was sentenced to five years probation for his role in a heroin distribution ring, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Fout, age 23, pled guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of a drug crime in July 2016. Fout traveled ...

Performance set at Chamber banquet

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PHILIPPI — The internationally-acclaimed West Virginians will present their popular West Virginia Set during the Annual Banquet Meeting of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce on April 23 in the Blue & Gold Room of Heiner Hall on the Alderson Broaddus University campus. A punch ...

MNF opens Williams River Road, campsites

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ELKINS — Williams River Road (Forest Road 86) on the Gauley Ranger District in Monongahela National Forest is open to motor vehicle use from Tea Creek Campground to Three Forks Bridge. All campsites along the river are also open, except for No. 7 that is still in need of repairs. The road ...

Mountaineer Chapter accepting applications

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The Mountaineer Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America once again is offering four scholarships to deserving students in the local area. Applications can be found on the club’s website, iwla.org/mountaineer or at the guidance office at your school. Each year, the chapter awards $1,000 ...

Upshur County Schools Menu

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The following is this week’s menus for Upshur County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Today: Breakfast — Sausage gravy and biscuit, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; lunch — Pork barbecue on whole wheat bun, oven fries, coleslaw, fresh fruits/vegetables, meat ...

Fregonara speaks to 4-H club

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MILL CREEK — Valley Livestock 4-H club members met March 7 at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek for the monthly meeting. Members held a business meeting and discussed the possibility of going to the zoo this summer. As a special treat Jim Fregonara, of the West Virginia Division ...