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Out-Of-State Money Floods West Virginia Senate Primary as Special Interests Seek to Buy Election

By Lon Anderson Moorefield Examiner   Anyone who thinks elections in the U.S. can’t be bought needs to take a closer look at campaign contributions and expenditures in last May’s West Virginia Senate primary elections. If they weren’t bought, it was not for a lack trying. Independent expenditures made mostly by so-called “Super PACs”

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As New Council Takes Reins, Kesner Resigns

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Citing “changing family obligations” that preclude him from spending the time necessary to represent the citizens of Wardensville, Councilman Luke Kesner submitted his resignation from the Wardensville Town Council. The Wardensville Council met on Monday, July 9. In accepting his resignation, Mayor Betsy Orndoff-Sayers said she hoped Kesner

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One Killed In Traffic Accident

At 7:17am Tuesday, July 10, Hardy County 911 received a call of a motorcycle versus pickup truck accident, with one person injured badly at the intersection of Route 55 and Dover-Fort Run Rd. Units from Moorefield Fire Company, Moorefield Police Department, and Hardy County Sheriff's Office responded. Fraley Ambulance Service also

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Commissioners Table Vote on Ambulance Levy

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Citing the absence of Commissioner Harold Michael for health reasons, the Hardy County Commission tabled a vote on including an emergency ambulance levy on the November ballot. The commission met on Tuesday, July 3. The levy being considered would raise $1.2 million per year for the Hardy County

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Sponaugle Sues Governor Justice

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Delegate Isaac Sponaugle (D-55) has sued Governor Jim Justice in Circuit Court in Kanawha County requesting the court order Justice, through a writ of mandamus, to reside at the Governor’s Mansion in Charleston. Sponaugle represents all of Hardy and part of Pendleton counties. “The Justice administration is a

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Eastern and AP220 Works With Pilgrim’s Pride to Train Workforce

Front row (l to r): Haile Wolday, John Belt, David Smarick, AP220 Consortium Director, Chuck Terrell, President of Eastern  Second row: Michael Hockensmith, Luke Myers, Jeremy Kraus, Henry Cook, Industrial Maintenance Technology Instructor, Corey Cook, Marshall Hottle By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Pilgrim’s Pride had a problem. The company needed trained industrial maintenance

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Gigliotti Indicted on Eight Felony Counts

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Matthew P. Gigliotti was indicted on a total of eight felony counts after Hardy County Sheriff’s Deputies found him living under an assumed name and having violated parole in Wisconsin. Gigliotti, 40, of Moorefield was one of seven defendants arraigned in Hardy County Circuit Court on Tuesday,

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Commission Contemplates Ambulance Levy

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner The Hardy County Commission has proposed asking voters in November to approve an increase in their real estate and personal property taxes to fund ambulance service for the county. The commissioners discussed the levy at the June 4 meeting, but took no formal action. To provide taxpayers with

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Eastern Panhandle Residents Can Report Stream Blockages

Residents in Eastern Panhandle counties affected by this weekend's significant flooding are encouraged to call 1-866-UC-FLOOD (823-5663) to report stream blockages to the West Virginia Conservation Agency. The WVCA's Emergency Watershed Protection program is used during a state or federal emergency declaration in response to a sudden disaster. In cases of extreme

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Heavy Rains Challenge DOH Spring Schedules

Photo by Sharon Wilson Rocks and trees came down on South Fork Road in mid-May after heavy rains. DOH crews removed the debris.   By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner Clearing rock slides, downed trees and repairing road washouts are not on the Hardy County Division of Highways spring schedule, but that’s what the workers

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Williams Sentences Felons

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. Carter Williams on

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