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Flash flood warning in effect

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 5:30 p.m. for northwestern Randolph and Upshur counties. Some locations that will experience flooding include Rock Cave, Holly River State, Womelsdorf (Coalton), Alexander, Eden, Helvetia, Pickens, Cleveland, Alton, Hacker ...

City will not appoint interim police chief

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ELKINS — Elkins officials have decided against appointing an interim chief of police. Earlier this week, both the city’s public safety committee and the personnel committee met separately and, after discussing the situation in two separate executive sessions, decided not to appoint an ...

Teachers’ union set to sue over education law

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CHARLESTON — Not content to let the new education reform law stand, the West Virginia Education Association announced Wednesday it would file suit to block the law in court. According to a press release Wednesday, the WVEA sent Attorney General Patrick Morrisey notice of its intent to sue ...

Woofstock slated for Saturday

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Humane Society Animal Shelter is hosting the fifth annual Woofstock event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Due to flooding at the Elkins City Park, the Woofstock event has been moved to the Elkins Town Square at the Railyard Depot, officials said. Planned ...

4-H campers prepare special farm-to-table VIP dinner

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BEVERLY — Campers at Camp Pioneer were preparing food Wednesday for a special dinner. Kids in the Farm Fresh Eats class at the 4-H summer camp this week were busily working on a couple of dishes for the annual VIP dinner, set for Wednesday evening. The dinner was planned to be a ...

4848 Festival starts today

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SNOWSHOE — The 4848 Festival will begin today at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Officials said the 4848 Festival is an alternative to the campout festival. This inaugural festival is offering festival lovers an “evolved summer experience” featuring plenty of amenities and music. 4848 ...

Police reportedly find safe filled with drugs

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ELKINS — A Huttonsville man has been charged with a felony after allegedly keeping a safe filled with methamphetamine, marijuana and firearms. Casey Warren Lang, 28, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $100,000 cash only by ...

Randolph man facing two felony charges

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man has been charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession of stolen property, both felonies. Bond for Jonathan Wesly Larkin, 33, of Mabie, was set at $50,000 cash by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon. According to the criminal complaint, on July 8, ...

Freedom Bank and Barb’s Restaurant receive honor

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PHILIPPI — Freedom Bank and Barb’s Restaurant are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for July. Tiffany Mitchell is the executive assistant to the president and CEO of Freedom Bank. Barbara Weaver is the owner of Barb’s Restaurant in Belington. Freedom ...

Local student honored at annual SkillsUSA event

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A career and technical student from the local area won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky June 26-27. Autumn Yoakum, from Ellamore and a student at Fred W. Eberle Tech Center in Buckhannon, was awarded a ...

Milkweed Planting

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ELKINS — Abby Devlin, an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Fish and Wildlife Field Office, organized a community milkweed planting June 29 at Glendale and Riverbend Parks in Elkins. Milkweed is a host plant for monarch butterflies, and this specific plant is needed all along Monarch ...

Insurance agent earns designation

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ELKINS — Jeffrey D Stalnaker, President/Agent of Pioneer Insurance Agency, Inc of Elkins recently was awarded the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS ...

Governor candidate set to return to Randolph County

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Stephen Smith, candidate for governor 2020 is making a return trip to Randolph County July 16 as part of his WV Can’t Wait 55 County tour. The Randolph County Can’t Wait team will be hosting Smith at a pie auction/50/50 raffle and potluck lunch at the Elkins City Park small pavilion ...

State Superintendent responds to lawsuit

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CHARLESTON — In federal court filings last week, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine and Assistant Superintendent Jan Barth disputed claims that the school officials pressured an educational testing company to drop a lobbyist to due hostile tweets. Paine and Barth filed a ...

Buckhannon event center sees growth

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BUCKHANNON — The Event Center at Brushy Fork has hosted meetings, wedding receptions, proms and even a pop culture convention over the last year. It’s growing usage has allowed the center to cover its expenses for the second year in a row, according to Upshur County Convention and ...

Septuagenarian keeping riverbank clean

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ELKINS — Along the riverbank on Tygart Avenue lives a woman who is passionate about the upkeep of her community, and is willing to get her hands dirty to clean up the area. Reba Mills, 78, has been renovating landscapes as long as she has lived in Elkins, she said. “I just cannot ...

Doctor frustrated by repeat break-ins on Barron Avenue

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ELKINS — An Elkins woman feels “defeated” after robbers have stolen thousands of dollars worth of her property including, quite literally, her kitchen sink. Dr. Patricia Murphy is an ENT and drug addiction doctor whose Barron Avenue home has been ransacked multiple times over the ...