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Commission, local business settle tax issue

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission entered into a memorandum of understanding Thursday with a local business that has been overpaying its county taxes since 2010. When Elkins Fordland moved from Harrison Avenue to the Beverly Five-lane nearly 10 years ago, the county neglected to ...

Carmichael defends Student Success Act

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CHARLESTON — The president of the West Virginia Senate went to the press Thursday to defend a second attempt to introduce a massive education reform bill and get it passed in one day. President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, held a press conference in the Governor’s Cabinet and ...

Randolph Relay For Life slated for Saturday

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ELKINS — Cancer survivors will be honored Saturday at the 2019 Randolph County Relay For Life in Elkins Town Square. Scheduled to run from noon to midnight Saturday, the Relay For Life event will serve as a fundraiser to support the fight against cancer. Michael Alkire, community manager ...

Police searching for missing Barbour teens

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PHILIPPI — One of three missing Barbour County teens has been found, but police are still asking for information about the whereabouts of the other two boys. The three boys — Kyle Christopher Steven Burke, Isiah David Burke and Tyler Wayne Kirkpatrick - had been missing since May 14, ...

Barbour man enters plea

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CLARKSBURG — A Barbour County man has pleaded guilty to two charges of negligent homicide relating to a seven-vehicle crash in Harrison County. Police said Dexter William Skidmore, 28, of Junior, drove a Braddock Construction Co. water truck into stopped traffic at the U.S. 50/W.Va. 98 ...

W.Va. exhibits set at The Arts Center

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ELKINS — As part of a month-long celebration of all things West Virginia, The Arts Center will present three exhibits opening today. All three exhibits will run at the same time, and have a common theme, a celebration of the state of West Virginia, culminating in a reception on West ...

ChalleNGe Academy graduates announced

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The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy recently announced Class 2-18 as the 51st class to complete this West Virginia National Guard Program. Commencement exercises took place Dec. 14 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. A total of 173 graduates from 33 counties across the State of West Virginia successfully ...

AB teams sweep chamber golf tourney

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Two teams from Alderson Broaddus University swept the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament at Bel Meadow Golf Club, barely finishing in time to avoid a major thunder and lightning storm. All proceeds were dedicated to student activities at Philip Barbour High ...

Parsons named a Blueprint Community

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BRIDGEPORT — The town of Parsons was among six West Virginia communities officially welcomed as FHLBank Pittsburgh Blueprint Communities at a ceremony Wednesday in Bridgeport. Blueprint Communities is a place-based revitalization initiative created by FHLBank Pittsburgh and administered in ...

Woman in Leadership Conference set

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ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Women In Leadership Conference, sponsored by Performance Chevrolet, on Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Graceland Inn on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. WV Living Magazine is also providing ...

Harman School graduates seven

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HARMAN — Harman School’s class of 2019 celebrated with friends and family Wednesday evening during a ceremony that highlighted their successes. Nick Putnam, class salutatorian, told his fellow graduates they are not only classmates but also family. “My fellow seniors, we have ...

Delegate files response in Justice case

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CHARLESTON — In the next chapter in the ongoing saga over where Gov. Jim Justice should live, the delegate who filed the case laid out his reasons why the case should be heard. Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, filed a response to a motion to dismiss the case against Justice in a ...

Reward being offered in Osiris Shriners incident

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BELINGTON — A $2,000 reward is being offered for information regarding theft and vandalism of items owned by the Osiris Shriners Klowns. Several items were stolen or vandalized after a break-in where the items were being stored in a barn on the Durrett Farm in Barbour County located on ...

Upshur Board of Education approves $36.6 million budget

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education approved a $36.6 million general fund budget Tuesday for the 2019-2020 school year that includes pay raises for teachers — if the measure passes the West Virginia Legislature. Director of finance George Carver said Tuesday, “We are ...

Barbour grand jury indicts 31

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PHILIPPI — A Grafton man accused of taking a woman into the woods, holding her at gun point and forcing her to have sex, is one of 31 individuals indicted by a Barbour County grand jury. Randall Lewis Utt, 55, of Grafton, was indicted on one felony count of kidnapping, three felony counts ...

Diocese to update list

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CHARLESTON — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston should publicly announce updates of its lists of priests who are credibly accused of abuse, according to the attorney general of West Virginia. The diocese added nine priests to the list, first reported on Saturday by the Catholic Committee of ...

Master Gardener volunteers maintain garden

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ELKINS — This spring a group of WVU Extension Master Gardener volunteers took on the maintenance of the garden that appears at the South Entrance to Elkins on the four lane near Glenmore Loop. Master Gardeners also maintain the Seneca Mall Garden and help with other public gardens in ...

Caring for a child with mental health needs

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of four articles brought to you by Youth Health Service to highlight the importance of caring for every child’s mental health. As a parent, you want the best for your child; you want your child to be happy, healthy, achieving well in school, ...

Mother’s Day raffle winner announced

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BUCKHANNON — Angi Hinchman is the winner of the Mother’s Day raffle hosted by Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County. The winning ticket was sold by Nancy Spangler. Officials offered a thank you to everyone who sold and purchased tickets or donated items for the raffle. Tickets are sill ...