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Elkins resident named to Dean’s List

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BEREA, KY — Haley Collins, resident of Elkins, has been named to spring 2019 Dean’s List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least 4 total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

Wamsley initiated into honor society

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The following local resident was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society: Katie Wamsley of Buckhannon was initiated at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Local students receive honor

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HARRISONBURG, VA — The Eastern Mennonite University community gathered to celebrate student successes of the 2019 spring semester and special end-of-the-academic-year recognitions and awards. Local students honored are: Bekah Mongold of Mathias received the Award for Exceptional Service ...

ABU announces new degree program

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PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University, in conjunction with Pierpont Community and Technical College, will be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in Fairmont. The bachelor of science in professional leadership is a degree completion program geared toward community and technical ...

Senate to resume education session

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CHARLESTON — Leadership of the West Virginia Senate wants to call the upper chamber back into special session Saturday to start work on the 144-page update to its regular session omnibus bill. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, sent a letter to senators Friday of his intention to ...

Buckhannon Council approves settlement

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council has approved a $15,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed in December 2016 by former employee Gerald Frank Brown. City attorney Tom O’Neill told council in a special meeting Thursday the case was scheduled to go to trial next month until a settlement was ...

Four graduate from Pickens

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PICKENS — Four students said farewell to Pickens School Saturday after they received their high school diplomas and moved their tassels to the left. Hannah Parsons, class valedictorian, told her classmates that their stories are “only just beginning.” “Today, as we close our high ...

Rock Cave couple facing several charges

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BUCKHANNON — A Rock Cave couple who was discovered passed out in a car in the Tractor Supply parking lot while a small child was in the vehicle with them has been arrested on multiple charges. Ciera E. Jones, 25, was arrested for child neglect creating risk of injury, a felony, and ...

Sen. Capito tours opportunity zones

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CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and federal officials were in the state capitol Monday to promote a public-private program meant to spur investment and economic opportunity in struggling regions in West Virginia. Capito was joined by Scott Turner, executive director ...

Beverly lauded by WVU College of Law

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BEVERLY — In only its third year of bestowing the award on a deserving city or town, the West Virginia University LAW Land Use and Planning Clinic recently named Beverly as the 2019 recipient of its Community Achievements in Planning Award. Presented during the Mountain State Land Use ...

Schoonover retires from ERCC board of directors

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ELKINS — From facility moves to multi-million dollar expansion projects, Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center Board Member Gary Schoonover has seen a lot in his 30 years with the organization. ERCC was originally established in 1968 as Elkins Convalescent Hospital (ECH), a division of ...

Baking contest set during Blue and Gray Reunion

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PHILIPPI — Do you think you are the best baker in the area? The annual pie/cupcake baking contest will be held Saturday during the Blue and Gray Reunion in Philippi at the Barbour County Courthouse Gazebo on Main Street. Pie and cupcake check in will start at 10 a.m., and judging will start ...

Local residents make Shepherd University Dean’s List

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Nine hundred and nineteen students were named to the Dean’s List at Shepherd University for the spring semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.4 grade point average for the semester and carry at least 15 hours of coursework or be in a ...

Maid Silvia honored at reception

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ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival welcomed Maid Silvia LXXXIII and her maids of honor to Elkins on Sunday. A reception was held in honor of these three women who will be representing the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival. Maid Silvia LXXXIII Kaitlin Marie Smith and her maids ...

Workman tells U.S. Supreme Court her side of impeachment

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CHARLESTON — Margaret Workman, a justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals impeached last summer by the House of Delegates, gave her side of the story in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court Friday. The nation’s highest court is considering hearing two challenges to an ...