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Development Authority Discuss Projects

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate Tucker County Development Authority Executive Director, Steve Leyh, presented board members with an update on his current activity for the county. Leyh started with providing the record low unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for the month of September. This is a significant drop from the 4.1 percent in August. […]
TUCKER COUNTY, WV

TC Planning Commission Updating Comprehensive Plan

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate The Tucker County Planning Commission is moving forward with updating the existing Comprehensive Plan. The original document was approved by the Tucker County Commission in December of 2012 with a revision approved in August of 2014. At that time the Planning Commission members were Ben Herrick as President, Keith […]
TUCKER COUNTY, WV

This Week in West Virginia History

Contact: Michael Keller keller@wvhumanities.org 304-346-8500 November 23, 2022   Charleston WV – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Nov. 30, 1796: Brooke County was established under an act of the General Assembly of Virginia. The county was formed […]
VIRGINIA STATE

LIPSCOMB SELECTED AS CHRISTMAS PARADE GRAND MARSHAL

Parsons, West Virginia – Mayor  Dorothy  Judy  announced that   the  Grand Marshal for the 2022 Christmas Parade will be Rebecca “Lynn” Lipscomb.   It is  no  surprise  that  Lipscomb’s  favorite  holiday  is  Christmas.    She starts decorating the outside  and  inside  of her  home  for Christmas  in  late  October.    She has  hosted many  […]
PARSONS, WV

Clarification

In a recent correction Mr. Estep’s first name should have been spelled Connard.  We apologize for the misspelling of his name.

Turner’s Tidbits

This photo was taken in 1957, it shows the depot at Porterwood. I wonder what happened to that building. The sign on the left of the tracks gives distance to Shaffers Fork Road and Pheasant (3-MILES). Ideas, comments, suggestions, anything to share contact Tim Turner (304) 478-3389.

Mills Group Establishes Elkins Location

MORGANTOWN – On Friday, December 2 at Noon, the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber is hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate Mills Group’s grand opening of their new office located at 102 Third Street in Elkins, WV. Enjoy light refreshments and a tour of the new office space. The downtown location is a reflection of the firm’s […]
ELKINS, WV

Leyh Seeks Grant for Agriculture Food Businesses

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate Tucker County Development Authority Executive Director, Steve Leyh, presented board members with grant information from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) regional food business center. Leyh said, “Frostburg State University, Md., along with Potomac State College is working on a grant application called the Northern Appalachian Food Business […]
TUCKER COUNTY, WV

Weaner Among West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Participants

Charleston—The West Virginia Folklife Program, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, announces its 2022-2023 cohort of apprenticeship participants in the third round of the West Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program. Seven apprenticeship pairs from across the Mountain State will study and practice traditions including soul food cooking, fiddle repair, and mushroom foraging. The Folklife […]
CHARLESTON, WV

TUCKER COUNTY LADY MT. LIONS SET FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON

By Chris George TuckerCountySports.Com   HAMBLETON – As the temperatures continue to drop outside, the sounds of basketballs bouncing off the hardwood floors across the state of West Virginia can be heard inside.  The 2022-23 Tucker County Lady Mountain Lions are currently getting their preseason work in before they start on what many think could […]
TUCKER COUNTY, WV

AREA SCHEDULE

Thursday December 1st Tucker County Boys’ Basketball – Scrimm. @ Buckhannon 6:30pm Tucker Valley Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball vs Kasson @ Home 5pm Monday December 5th Tucker Valley Boys’ Basketball @ Tygarts Valley 6pm Davis-Thomas Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball vs Harman @ Home 6pm Tuesday December 6th Tucker County Girls’ Basketball @ Pendleton County 6:15pm […]
TUCKER COUNTY, WV

JAMES MONROE AND WILLIAMSTOWN ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP

By Dave Helmick TuckerCountySports.Com   James Monroe and Williamstown will play for the Class “A” Football Championship on Saturday December 3rd in Wheeling.  #1 James Monroe beat #5 Wheeling Central 27-7 to secure the spot in the championship.  #2 Williamstown defeated #11 Doddridge County by the score of 53-21 to punch their ticket to the […]
WILLIAMSTOWN, WV

Morrisey Fights to Keep Title 42 in Place

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey asked the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to permit a group of states led by Arizona and Louisiana to intervene in Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas, a case in which a judge terminated the Title 42 policy. This policy is one of the last remaining tools at […]
ARIZONA STATE

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. May you have a joyful time with family this year. Author unknown for this Thanksgiving poem that my wife memorized from grade school. I heard Mr. Turkey say, Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! Soon t’will be Thanksgiving Day, Gobble! Gobble!  Gobble!  People say it is great fun, but I think that I […]

WVDOH awards 21 construction contracts

CHARLESTON, WV – Two bridge replacement projects were among 21 construction projects awarded by the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, and Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.   The contracts were awarded from a bid letting held Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.   Rock Forge Bridge Company was awarded at contract for $2,999,002.55 to […]
WEST VIRGINIA STATE

Budget Updates for City of Parsons

By: Jennifer Britt The Parsons Advocate City Administrator Agnes “Aggie” Arnold presented the City of Parsons’ Council with the general fund revenue and budget control reports for the month of October. The report was prepared by acting Treasurer Jason Myers. According to the revenue control report the original budget was for $711,449 plus an approved […]
PARSONS, WV

$5 MILLION FROM BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW FOR BROADBAND EXPANSION ACROSS WEST VIRGINIA

Washington, DC –U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to the West Virginia Department of Economic Development for broadband expansion across West Virginia. This funding was made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment […]
WEST VIRGINIA STATE

DHHR Announces Major Rate Increase for WV Ambulance Services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services announced a 10% increase in ambulance ground transportation rates which will provide more than 200 West Virginia ambulance providers with $11.8 million in additional reimbursements per fiscal year. “We have so much gratitude for West Virginia’s ambulance and emergency medical […]
WEST VIRGINIA STATE

WV bear firearms season now open

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The next segment of West Virginia’s firearms season for black bears opened Nov. 21 in 36 counties and parts of six other counties. The season runs concurrently with the buck firearms and antlerless deer seasons through Dec. 4. Only bear hunting without dogs is permitted during the season. Hunters are reminded to purchase their bear […]
WEST VIRGINIA STATE

Eastern awards first CDL scholarship; applications open for spring

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has recognized its first scholarship winner, Steven Beard of Mineral County. Beard is part of the current class of trainees in the CDL program, which has nine students enrolled. Another eight students completed CDL training earlier […]
MINERAL COUNTY, WV