Mika Valentine, 3, of Cumberland prepares to race at Riverside BMX at the Mason Sports Complex in South Cumberland on Saturday. Valentine was one of 156 racers attempting to qualify for the Maryland state championships. Russell Keller said Saturday’s turnout was the largest he’s seen in his eight years as track director. At left, Nathan Hartlove, 13, carries the American flag during the parade lap after the national anthem was played. It was Hartlove’s birthday.
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Board of education justifies new high school
Following the announcement of a $6.2 million shortfall in the proposed budget for the new Allegany High School, members of the Allegany County Board of Education recently took the opportunity to communicate what they feel are the strongest aspects of the new school project.
Bond bills presented to Senate committee
With a month left in the General Assembly session, a balanced budget is ready to be submitted next week, Sen. George Edwards said Saturday.
Three area men among new West Virginia state troopers
Three area men were among the members of the 63rd Cadet Class of the West Virginia State Police that graduated Friday in a ceremony held at the West Virginia State University in Institute.
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Big turnout for local meeting on proposed hunting regulations
Sixty people attended a meeting at Mountain Ridge High School on Thursday evening to let the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service know what they thought about new hunting regulations being proposed for the next two years.
West Virginia highway crews planning ‘pothole blitz’ to address road damage
Crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways are planning a multimillion-dollar effort to fix pothole damage across the state.
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State Senate Committee OKs marijuana decriminalization
The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Friday approved a measure relegating marijuana possession to a civil offense.
Canal Quarters program recipient of historic preservation award
Canal Quarters, which preserves and provides public use of historic lockkeepers’ houses along the 184.5-mile Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, received the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation in a Capitol Hill ceremony.
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