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‘Day of Action’ volunteers sought

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ELKINS — The United Way of Randolph County is looking for volunteers from the community as the organization gears up to host a “Day of Action.” According to the organization’s website, United Way’s Day of Action helps to provide opportunities for volunteers, donors and advocates to ...

New pregnancy care center opens in Parsons

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PARSONS — The Central West Virginia Center for Pregnancy Care opened its doors to Tucker County residents at its new location at 341 Second Street in Parsons this month. The center, which serves mothers from the time they become pregnant until their children are 5 years old, is located on ...

Reporter’s Notebook: 2020 in fast forward

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Wednesday is the start of a brand-new year, and if you thought 2019 went fast, expect the first half of 2020 to go even faster. There is a lot going on in a short amount of time, so I’m here to give you the important dates. Jan. 8: The start of the second session of the 84th Legislature. ...

D&E students earn president’s, dean’s list

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has released its president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. The president’s list includes all full-time students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester and the dean’s list includes all full-time students with a ...

Garden club prepares wreaths for hospital

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BUCKHANNON — The Garden Therapy Committee of the Fred Brooks Garden Club met three times to plan and prepare Christmas wreaths for the third-floor residents of WVU St. Joseph’s Hospital. To get the wreaths ready for the residents to finish, the committee members attached some artificial ...

Downtown sound system use to be discussed

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ELKINS — Some local residents have been puzzled by the lack of Christmas music heard in downtown Elkins this holiday season after a new outdoor sound system was installed in October. Members of the Downtown Sound System Committee may meet in the new year to discuss the streaming of ...

New non-profit offering holiday benefit for education

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ELKINS — A new non-profit organization is putting on a fundraising event on New Year’s Eve to benefit local education efforts. The name of the organization is Randolph County United. The goal: to address improvements needed by Randolph County schools and communities. In a special ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On Nov. 22, Alvin K. Knaggs to Alvin K. Knaggs and Susan B. Knaggs, real estate situated on the waters of Chenoweth Creek in Beverly District, $10. On Nov. 25, Willis H. Hertig Jr. and Camilla Booth Hertig to ...

Cadets learn about aviation careers

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BRIDGEPORT — Eight members of the Elkins Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol attended a weekend of learning and fun at the third annual WV Wing Aerospace Education Weekend at the Robert C. Byrd Aerospace Education Center held on Nov. 22-24. Civil Air Patrol members from across the ...

Elkins City Hall News

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It was a quiet week at City Hall with the holiday closure and many employees taking well-deserved time off. This upcoming week is expected to be much the same. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, City Hall will close at noon and remain closed through Wednesday, Jan. 1. Upon reopening Jan. 2, we expect to ...

Man accused of kidnapping baby

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man is being held without bond after he allegedly shot at a vehicle with his stepfather in it and took his 8-month-old grandchild, leading to a Christmas Day police pursuit from Upshur to Harrison County. Craig Allen Stimson, 41, was taken into custody on ...

Local pastor’s calling leading him from Elkins

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ELKINS — Pastor L. Scott Hamby of the First Baptist Church of Elkins has announced he’s leaving Elkins and following God’s path for him. His last official day with the church will be Dec. 31. “God called us here and God is calling us out. It’s certainly earlier than we ...

States are on front lines of election security

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SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the ...

Candidate filing period announced

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HARLESTON – The Secretary of State’s Office has announced the candidate filing period for the 2020 election cycle. It will begin on Monday, Jan. 13, and last until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Candidates can file their Certificate of Announcement in person during the hours listed at ...

Attorney General Morrisey pushes for better tracking of opioids

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a multistate coalition Monday in pushing federal regulators to better track illicit use of opioid painkillers, an effort to capitalize on sweeping reforms achieved by the Attorney General’s prior lawsuit against the U.S. Drug ...

Giving Back

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ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School Teacher Assistant Program has partnered with Elkins Auto in an effort to provide perishable goods to families of students during the holiday season. Matt Lewis, EMS teacher and TAP coordinator, said EMS TAP students, community members and employees of ...

Sen. Manchin celebrates miners’ pension funding

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CHARLESTON — Standing in front of the United Mine Workers of America District 17 headquarters in Charleston Monday, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., held one last celebration for the signing of a spending package that included funding for a union miner pension program. “It’s a great day ...

Secret diocese report on Bransfield released

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WHEELING — Disgraced former bishop Michael Bransfield regularly abused prescription drugs and alcohol, which “likely contributed to his harassing and abusive behavior,” according to a secret report commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church. Also during Bransfield’s 12-year tenure as ...