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    Flags to be at half-staff this weekend in honor of former West Virginia delegate

    By Joey Rather,


    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Gov. Jim Justice has ordered that all U.S. and West Virginia flags at select locations across the state be flown at half-staff this weekend in honor of former Mayor of Elkins and West Virginia Delegate Joe Martin, who passed away this past February.

    According to a release from the governor’s office, Gov. Justice has ordered flags at the Capitol Complex in Charleston as well as at state-owned facilities in Randolph and Pocahontas Counties will be displayed at half-staff from midnight to sunset on Saturday, June 15.

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    The display is to commemorate the “distinguished life and service” of Martin, who was elected Mayor of Elkins in 1977 before also serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates for 22 years as a representative of Randolph and Pocahontas Counties.

    Martin was later appointed as the Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety—now known as the Department of Homeland Security—by then-Gov. Bob Wise.

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