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Sixth Annual Bowlfest set for Sunday

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ELKINS — From noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, The Arts Center will hold its sixth annual Bowlfest luncheon. Proceeds from Bowlfest benefit The Arts Center and its 1 Park Street Studio pottery location. “Bowlfest gives the community the chance to visit The Arts Center, and to take a piece of ...

Randolph Tucker CAC joins SHINE campaign

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ELKINS — At a time when disclosures of sexual abuse and harassment are becoming mainstream, child sexual abuse still lives in secrecy and shame. In Randolph and Tucker counties alone, about 10 percent of over-18 population adult survivors live as testament both to the damage of child ...

Lottery Director discusses sports betting revenue

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CHARLESTON — March Madness was good for West Virginia’s new sports betting locations, but a lawsuit affecting wagering at casinos in Ohio and Kanawha counties kept it from being better. The West Virginia Lottery Commission met Wednesday for its monthly meeting in Charleston. Commissioners ...

Local residents share organ donation stories

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BUCKHANNON — Mickey Corley, of Elkins, hopes to be a heart transplant recipient. Twenty years removed from his liver transplant surgery, Upshur County resident Joe Malcolm got a second chance at life through one family’s life-giving donation of their son’s liver. Their stories were ...

Body found in Barbour identified

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PHILIPPI — Law enforcement officials have identified the dead body found in Barbour County last week as a wanted sex offender. The body located in the Sand Run area in Barbour County April 18 has been identified as Edward Neil Phillips, 46, of Belington, after a positive identification by ...

Ramps and Rail Festival set for Saturday in Elkins

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ELKINS — For the past decade, area residents and tourists alike have gathered in downtown Elkins to celebrate a local delicacy and sample unique ramp-infused cuisine. This Saturday will be no different than past years, during the 11th annual Ramps and Rail Festival, running from 10 a.m. to ...

Buckhannon woman facing charges

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman was arrested for child neglect creating risk of injury after a deputy responding to another call allegedly found her and her 1-year-old daughter in a home with methamphetamine and marijuana. Yetta Carr, 38, answered the door of the Mt. Nebo residence ...

WVWC meets Endowment Challenge

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s recent WVWC Day effort on April 10, has helped the school reach the $2 million U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Endowment Challenge. The college secured over $450,000 in donations for its scholarship endowment, current scholarships, ...

Poison Center advises against some home health remedies

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CHARLESTON—People seek health advice everywhere from TV shows, YouTube, Internet searches, and celebrities. Despite what these sources say, some of these health trends can be dangerous to the person using them. In addition, having these products inside of the home, place young children at ...

Outstanding Academic Internship Achievement Award recipients named

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted their annual Academic and Leadership Awards Assembly on April 14. During the ceremony, the Student Success Center awarded three women the Outstanding Academic Internship Achievement Award. The accolade was bestowed upon graduating seniors ...

FEMA: W.Va. has improved grant monitoring

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia is doing a better job monitoring disaster grant recipients after changes were made to the state agency monitoring those grants, an official with the Federal Emergency Management Administration Tuesday said. An informational meeting was held with members of the ...

Upshur BOE OKs measure to buy property

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education has its eye on nine acres of property that New Community Church is planning to sell near Buckhannon-Upshur High School. After an executive session to discuss the Route 20 property at a previous meeting, board members again entered an ...

Legislature’s first interim session set for April 30

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature returns to Charleston Tuesday, April 30, for the first of eight interim legislative sessions before the 2020 60-day session. The agenda for April 30 includes four meetings: Commission on Special Investigations; Post Audits Subcommittee; Joint ...

Hope soars through PALS

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BUCKHANNON — A cancer diagnosis for one family led them to new heights and, in the process, to finding PALS who could provide hope and help when it was needed most. Patient Airlift Services Inc., a national 501 (c)(3), arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring ...

Depot director speaks to Rotary

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ELKINS — Anne Beardslee, executive director of the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, made a presentation to the Elkins Rotary Club Monday. Beardslee spoke about several upcoming events, including the 11th annual Ramps and Rail Festival, set for April 27. The festival continues to grow each year ...