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The period for filing to run for public office ended Saturday, Jan. 25, at midnight, and the slate of candidates are set for the 2020 election. Locally, nine fewer people filed for public office than the last presidential primary election in 2016, but the West Virginia Secretary of State reportsContinue Reading

A Hardy County couple has been arrested and charged in connection to a suspicious fire at a Petersburg storage facility last month. Hunter Todd Largent and Marci Lyn Largent surrendered to authorities on Jan. 5. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office (WVSFMO) said the pair were each charged with second-degree arson,Continue Reading

Updated 1/26/2020 at 2:30 p.m. Local candidates who have officially filed for office: Hardy County CommissionerTyler Bradfield (R)Steve Schetrom (R)Greg Greenwalt (D) Hardy County AssessorJim Wratchford (D) Hardy Prosecuting AttorneyLucas See (D) Hardy County SheriffSteven Dawson (R)Alicia Sanders (D) Hardy County Magistrate (D1) Non PartisanCraig Hose Hardy County Magistrate (D2)Continue Reading

Delegate Isaac Sponaugle announced that he is a candidate for Attorney General of West Virginia.  “I’ve worked hard during my legislative career fighting for all West Virginians,” Sponaugle said. “I’ve sponsored and supported bills that have become law, which benefit the working people of this state. Likewise, I have foughtContinue Reading

Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) introduced H.R. 4896, Advancing Infrastructure Development in Appalachia Act or the AID in Appalachia Act. Senator Shelley Moore Capito introduced the companion Senate bill S. 2271 on July 25, 2019. “Finishing the final stretch of Corridor H is a top priority and I am optimisticContinue Reading

Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation on Wednesday, Oct. 9, officially rescinding the recent statewide ban on all types of outdoor burning. This action comes after the state received sufficient rainfall over the past several days to warrant ending the outdoor burning ban. Standard fall burning season laws and regulationsContinue Reading

Unofficial Results U.S. Senate Patrick Morrisey — 2,460 Joe Manchin, III — 1,870 U.S. House of Representatives Alex Mooney — 2,855 Talley Sergent — 1,418 State Senate Dave Sypolt — 2,755 Stephanie Zucker — 1,613 House of Delegates (Including Pendleton County) Jon Hof — 2,292 (+726) = 3,018 Isaac SponaugleContinue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Richard Hulver seemed destined for a career in military history. His father, Terry Hulver, was a high school history teacher and his grandfather, Allen Barb was a tank commander in the Korean War. “I’ve always had a deep interest in history, particularly military history,”Continue Reading

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Jonathan L. Dove, 36, of Wardensville will spend two years in prison and five years on probation after his release. He pleaded guilty to two counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm in March and was sentenced by Hardy County Circuit Judge C. CarterContinue Reading

By Lon Anderson Moorefield Examiner Fortitude Ranch, a survivalist community in Lost River, recently came to the attention of local residents when it held an open house in April and promoted itself with videos on Facebook. Concerned citizens then contacted the Hardy County Planning Commission which added the ranch toContinue Reading

2018 Primary Results for Hardy County All precincts reporting Family Court Judge Jeff Roth – 663 Jeff Weatherholt – 812 William Judy – 609 John Ours – 317 Jonie Nelson – 283 Board of Education Steve Smith – 471 Melvin Shook – 1,173 Lisa Whetzel – 836 Doug Hines –Continue Reading