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The following locations are testing for COVID-19 in Hampshire County. In order to get tested you need a referral from your doctor, and meet state and CDC guidelines in order to be tested. People need to contact their primary care physicians about testing not inundate the hospital with phone …

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KEYSER — In response to the coronavirus pandemic Highland Arts Unlimited is rescheduling Seldom Scene, the final show of the season until 2021.

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ROMNEY — The disciplinary hearing for Hampshire High School Principal DiAnna Liller began last Thursday, and while the board ran out of time to make its decision, the results from the investigation report showed evidence of harassment, retaliation and insubordination.

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‘Drive-through’ graduation idea offered to board

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ROMNEY — Like most other businesses on Romney’s Main Street right now, Gina’s Soft Cloths Shop seems still and quiet if you take a peek through their window.

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CAPON BRIDGE — Chlorination will be used to disinfect wastewater in Capon Bridge’s planned sewer system upgrade, the Town Council decided in a special meeting called Monday, March 30.

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Retiree donates PPEs and lays out a challenge

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CHARLESTON — WorkForce West Virginia is asking employees who believe they are eligible for programs under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to remain patient as the agency awaits guidelines for distributing benefits.

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While brands like Lysol and Clorox are flying off the shelves here in Hampshire County, what many folks don’t understand is that keeping your home or place of business is a little more involved than simply a wipe-and-go.

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ROMNEY — The school board meeting last Thursday lurched forward as technical difficulties with the Facebook live stream, the Zoom program and audio issues presented digital hurdles every step of the way. 

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“Encouraged” – what does that mean? Webster's 1828 dictionary defines it as: emboldened; inspirited; animated; incited.

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To borrow a couple of phrases from Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini circa 1961, translated best as “the sweet life” and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin from 20 years ago, who crooned about “the crazy life” …

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The prison officer’s wife has a husband who is considered essential personnel. This is the case when there is a COVID-19 outbreak, but this has also been true whether there are snowstorms, riot situations or flooding.

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

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Can Hampshire County’s signature wild bloom open up by Sunday?

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Everson Shanholtz shows how kids entertain themselves during sheltering at home. o

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CHARLESTON — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said last week.

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The Hampshire County Health Department and Hampshire County Office of Emergency Management has confirmed 2 positive case of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hampshire County. Due to privacy, additional information regarding the persons, area of residence, and travel history will not be…

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This afternoon the Mineral County Health Department confirmed a 3rd case of COVID-19 in Mineral County. The resident is employed in Allegany County, Md. and a joint investigation with the Allegany County Health Department is ongoing.

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While Valley Health has provided instructions on how to make your own facemasks with and without elastic, the CDC has added their instructions on how to make masks using materials that you may have laying around the house: bandanas and t-shirts.

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The new fashion trend this spring is personal protective equipment, especially facemasks. Have you started wearing a mask with style?

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 42 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the total positive case count 324. 

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COVID-19 Daily UpdateThe West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 45 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the total positive case count 282. As of April 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., 7,686 res…

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today confirmed 20 new cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been officially reported to the state, making the total positive case count 237. 

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The Allegany County Health Department reports that a 3rd Allegany County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is a female in her 20's who has not traveled out of the region. She is self-isolating and has not required hospitalization. 

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The Mineral County Health Department has confirmed a 2nd case of COVID-19. Health department administrator A.Jay Root told the News-Tribune today that health officials are currently working on tracing any people the patients have come in contact with over the past few weeks. 

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 While the focus for the past few weeks has been on obtaining personal protective equipment from the state for first responders and healthcare workers, needs have shifted yet again in the ever-changing battle against COVID-19 in Hampshire County.