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Justice, Sandy address controversial photo

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CHARLESTON — The governor and the cabinet secretary for the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Friday addressed the fallout from a controversial photo showing graduates of the state’s Corrections Academy giving a Nazi salute. A class photo showing Basic Training Class No. 18 ...

Buckhannon council tables resolution

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BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon City Council tabled a resolution from the Upshur County Commission to accept $15,000 for the Buckhannon Fire Department until wording is revised. The issue arose over a line in the agreement which states the county commission would allocate $15,000 to the City of ...

Elkins City Council OKs stipend; hears presentation

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council voted Thursday to approve a holiday stipend for employees. Around this time last year, Council voted to eliminate the annual stipend, explaining that the “step and grade” Compensation Plan was to replace the lump payout. This year Tracy Judy, city ...

Elkins Community Christmas Bazaar scheduled for today

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ELKINS — The fourth annual Elkins Community Christmas Bazaar at the Phil Gainer Community Center begins at 10 a.m. today. “We are so excited to welcome in the holiday season this Saturday with what has become a popular annual event here at the Center,” said Chris Lee, facility manager ...

Elkins City Hall News

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This past Thursday, a presentation was made at the City Council meeting showcasing the status of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan and how Sales Tax revenue has been used to support the plan. This same presentation will be made at two other community organization events in the upcoming weeks and be ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following deeds were recorded in the county clerk’s office: Nov. 18 Robert Lynn Woods and Teresa Marie Woods to Elizabeth C. Arbogast, certain tract or parcel of land situate in the City of Elkins, $109,000.00. Nov. 19 Jack I. Cromer and Betty A. Cromer to Jack I. Cromer, Betty A. ...

Caputo hearing continued

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CHARLESTON — In a new wrinkle in the criminal case involving the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Delegates, a hearing was continued Thursday while a magistrate considers a motion for legislative immunity. House Minority Whip Mike Caputo, D-Marion, who announced his campaign for the ...

Upshur Co. OKs expansion of PSD

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission has approved an order proposing the expansion of the territory of Tennerton Public Service District. There will now be a public hearing scheduled for Jan. 9, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the Upshur County Circuit Courtroom. The public hearing comes after ...

Photo of correctional officers causes controversy, outrage

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CHARLESTON — A photo showing a graduating class of correctional officers giving a Nazi salute is resulting in suspensions and possible firings after news of the photo came out Thursday. Gov. Jim Justice issued a statement Thursday after multiple media outlets reported a memo issued ...

Mountain Arts District requests funding

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission listened to funding requests from the Mountain Arts District on Thursday. Pat Schoonover and Frank Cuda spoke on behalf of the Mountain Arts District. “Our mission is to promote arts as an economic driver,” said Schoonover. “What our ...

Buckhannon Police make arrest in explosive material case

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BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Police Department has made an arrest after explosive materials were found in a North Florida residence last week. Eric R. Rowan, 25, was arrested for illegal possession of destructive devices/explosives, a felony. On Monday, Nov. 25, Rowan allegedly possessed ...

Multiple Elkins residents facing charges

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ELKINS — As a result of several recent arrests by the police officers, four Elkins residents are facing felony charges. Shaundra Shailee Thompson, 29, and Melissa Ann Slayton, 35, are each charged with possession with intent to delivered a controlled substance, conspiracy and child neglect ...

Old-fashioned Christmas cheer comes alive in Beverly

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BEVERLY — The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Beverly where Saturday more than 30 organizations, businesses and museums are teaming up to celebrate Beverly’s Old Fashioned Christmas. The one-day celebration features food, shopping, live musical performances, free holiday ...

Woman’s Club makes donations to WVU Children’s Hospital

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ELKINS — In August of 2018 incoming Woman’s Club State President Pamela McCoy announced that her President’s Special Project would be the support of children’s hospitals across the state. In conjunction with this the Woman’s Club of Elkins has to date contributed more than $3,500 ...

A Covered Bridge Christmas Committee to raffle large basket

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PHILIPPI — Philippi’s A Covered Bridge Christmas Committee will be raffling a large Christmas basket stuffed full of nearly 30 different individual items. Christmas decorations, dolls, household items, kitchen items, Christmas sweets and much more await the lucky winner of the basket. The ...

Elkins has received $1.37M from tax

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ELKINS — The city of Elkins has received more than $1.37 million from the new 1% sales tax since it went into effect last year, officials said. City Treasurer Tracy Judy said five payments of the sales tax revenue have been received so far, totaling $1,371,380.72. The total includes three ...

Leonhardt testifies on Capitol Hill

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt Wednesday testified about a disease affecting parts of the state’s deer population before a committee of the U.S. Senate. Leonhardt was among three experts before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public ...

Kump Education Center opens new Learning Lab

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ELKINS — On Nov. 20, The Kump Education Center celebrated a new Altice Learning Lab. Altice, also known as SuddenLink, has given over $5,000 worth of technology, signs and free internet to Kump Education Center for tutoring Alternative Learning and Home Bound students. Now, the Kump ...