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Woman assaulted with burning Pop Tart box, power tool cord

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 30-year-old man is accused of assaulting a woman with a burning Pop Tart box before wrapping a power tool cord around her neck. Joshua Cox is charged with aggravated assault. Police say the assault happened on Aug. 26 of last year, on Pleasant Cove in the Grahamwood area of Memphis. They […]
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Deputy stops vehicle just before hay bursts into flames

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - A Randolph County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle hauling hay shortly before the hay burst into flames, the agency said. Sunday afternoon, Deputy Wolfe saw a truck and trailer hauling a load of round bale hay that was smoking on Harrison Ave. across from Scottie’s restaurant.
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July 5th Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet in regular session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5th at the Commission’s office in the Courthouse in Marlinton, with the following agenda. At 8:35 a.m. the commissioners will hear public comments. At 8:40 they will receive an annual report from the Saddle...

Man accused of soliciting teen after Elkins fireworks show

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - A man was arrested on suspicion of trying to solicit a teen for sex after a fireworks show in Elkins, authorities said. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said 19-year-old Garrett Zirkle was arrested Saturday by officers during a sting where they say he planned to meet a teen for sex.

Things to do on your weekend trip to Seneca Rocks

SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. (WBOY) — Seneca Rocks Discovery Center has released its July weekend schedule, so now is the time to plan your weekend getaway. In addition to exploring some of the most breathtaking views in the state, the Seneca Rocks area also has a rich history. Here are some of the best activities to try […]
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B-U’s Diamond Dealers 13-U Baseball Team wins Elkins Invitational

ELKINS — The Diamond Dealers 13-and-under Baseball Team, coached by Charles Conaway, Jacob Atkins, Lisa Biller and Pete Sandy, put together an impressive trip to the Diamond Dealers Invitational held at Elkins High School, winning the 13-and-under championship last weekend. The Diamond Dealers coasted to a win in game...

Elkins ready to put the state on notice

Elkins, W.Va – The Elkins boys basketball team had what could be deemed a breakthrough season in 2021-22, its fourth under head coach Amrit Rayfield. The former Davis and Elkins standout led the Tigers to a 20-5 record as just nine points separated the team from an appearance in the Class AAA state tournament. With […]
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Fans pack the track for action-packed weekend at Elkins Raceway

KERANS — Gates opened at 3 p.m. this past Saturday, June 25, at the Elkins Raceway in Kerans, West Virginia as fans came out to the track in droves for an extra special night of gripping dirt-track. The scene at the raceway had a certain of air emotional gravity as the 2022 Elkins Raceway Wall of Legends inductees were in attendance for their ceremony, the fireworks display and the Richard Skidmore Memorial Super Lates Division race. The track opened early to allow fans of all ages to meet the track’s legendary guests of honor and join them for a celebratory dinner with the legends before the official 2022 Elkins Raceway Wall of Legends ceremony got underway. Following the induction ceremony, the youth mini-mod racers hit the track around 6:30 p.m. followed by the bigger cars an hour later around 7:30 p.m.

Dynamite Found in Elkins Hotel Seeing Renovations

According to WDTV, workers called 911 Wednesday when they found dynamite in the Tygart Hotel while working on renovations. External Affairs Specialist with the city Sutton Stokes explained the West Virginia State Police Explosives Response Team was dispatched to the scene. The ERT recovered and disposed the undisclosed amount of...
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Multiple Elkins buildings evacuated following dynamite discovery

ELKINS, W.Va. — Multiple buildings in Elkins were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after contractors renovating the Tygart Hotel discovered dynamite in the building. Police officers and firefighters ordered the evacuation. Authorities also closed Davis Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets. The West Virginia State Police Explosives Response Team responded to...

All-clear given after dynamite found in old Elkins hotel

ELKINS, W.Va. (WBOY) — Old dynamite was safely recovered Wednesday afternoon from a historic hotel in Elkins. The City of Elkins said contractors were conducting renovations on the old Gassaway Hotel, which is being converted into the Tygart Hotel, when they discovered old dynamite and alerted authorities just after 3 p.m. The Elkins Police Department […]

Old dynamite found in Tygart Hotel in Elkins

ELKINS, W.Va (WDTV) - A reporter on the scene says crews have unblocked the roadway. Stokes says Davis Avenue has reopened, and the scene is all clear. Officials said old dynamite was discovered in the Tygart Hotel in Elkins. People are asked to evacuate and avoid the area near Davis...

Brandy Sue Arbogast

Brandy Sue Arbogast, 32, a resident of Monterville, passed from this life Monday, June 27, 2022, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by her family. Brandy was born Wednesday, September 20, 1989, in Elkins, a daughter of Perry Arbogast and Penny Hamrick Parrack. Also left to cherish her memory...

Monterey Town Council’s Close Out Meeting

The Monterey Town Council held it’s close out meeting June 28th. Council approved the town’s fiscal year 2023 budget, with amendments to the general fund budget discussed at last month’s meeting. Those amendments were two corrections on amounts for state funding. Monterey’s general fund budget is $175,661.00....

Franklin “Frank” Lee Rexrode

Franklin “Frank” Lee Rexrode, 77, a life-long resident of Durbin, passed from this life Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center. Frank was born Saturday, August 5, 1944, a son of the late Charlie W. and Joanna Washburn Rexrode. He had never married. Left to...

Local hemp processors innovate with new products, stores

From patent-pending products to new storefronts, hemp purveyors in the region are finding innovative ways to grow the industry. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports. Last week, WMRA aired a story about some of the local cannabis companies that are eagerly awaiting a marijuana retail market. This week, I had the pleasure of visiting a few businesses that are innovating within the hemp market.