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Superintendent Mr. Woofter has issued a press release stating that schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.

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PB Athletic Boosters

The PB Swim team will be headed to states this Wednesday! They’ll leave the high school around 12:45 and head to Junior, Belington, and then to Philippi. They will head to Morgantown from Philippi. Be sure to be out on the streets to cheer them on!

Barbour County Board of Education and Superintendent Woofter issued this statement today in support of teachers, both in Barbour County and across the state.

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Teachers are gathered on bypass to protest proposed PEIA rate increases.

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PB swim results:
PB boys 200 Medley Relay consisting of Gabe Arevalo, Dylan Carpenter, Brock Freeman, and Noah Ward scored a spot at States!
Dylan placed in hi...s 200 IM as well as his 100 Breaststroke!
Jessica Melvin placed in her 100 Breaststroke!
Girls 200 free relay consisting of Jessica Melvin, Kin Sczeosi, Riley Domingues, and Maddi Carpenter made it to States!
Gabe Arevalo placed in the 50 and 100 freestyle!

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Barbour County Schools

Preschool/Kindergarten registration has been postponed until Friday, February 9, 2018 from 9:00-2:00 at Philip Barbour High School.

BARBOUR OEM/911: All schools in Barbour County will be closed on Wed. Jan. 17, 2018. Snow Pack Day #4 nixle.us/9TJRM

All schools in Barbour County will be closed on Wed. Jan. 17, 2018. Snow Pack Day #4
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Congratulations to Philip Barbour High School for being recognized for its 90% and above graduation rate 👏👏👏

WEST VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR EXEMPLARY GRADUATION RATES CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Nearly seventy West Virginia high schools were recognized for achieving exemplary graduation rates of 90 percent or greater during the 2016-17 school year. Schools were honored by representatives from First La...
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Barbour County Sheriff's Department

As the temperatures start to decline the rain and wet snow are turning to ice. The roadways are incredibly slick and are covered in black ice at the moment. Sta...y indoors if your able. If you must travel on the roads SLOW DOWN and use caution.

And Remember...... STATE LAW is that you must yield the right away, reduce speed, and move over for Emergency Vehicles ...... Lets keep our First Responders safe.

§17C-9-5. Operation of vehicles and streetcars on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.
(a) Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle equipped with at least one flashing lighted lamp of a color authorized by section twenty-six, article fifteen of this chapter, which is visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of such vehicle other than a police vehicle when operated as an authorized emergency vehicle, and when the driver is giving audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle, or bell:
(1) The driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right- of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.
(2) Upon the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle, as above stated, the motorman of every streetcar shall immediately stop such car clear of any intersection and keep it in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.
(b) This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.
Penalty:
§17C-9-6. Misdemeanor to violate provisions of article; penalty.
Any person violating the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $200; upon a second conviction within one year thereafter, shall be fined not more than $300; and upon a third or subsequent conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000.

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Philippi Police Department

Rules and Regulations of Operating an ATV with PERMIT in the City limits of Philippi, WV

1. First and Foremost, all ATV’s must be operated to state code as outl...ined in West Virginia State Code 17F-1-1.

2. To receive a permit the applicant must show good cause. The term good cause shall include but is not limited to snow removal, work use, traveling to trail, traveling to a farm, etc. The term “good cause” shall not include recreational use or general transportation.

3. Acts prohibited by operator:
The operator cannot operate:
• On any interstate highway.
• On any road or highway with a centerline or more than two lanes except for the purpose of crossing the road or highway, if:
- The crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees.
- The vehicle is brought to a complete stop before crossing the shoulder or main traveled part of the high way.
- The operator must yield the right of way.
- Both the headlight and taillight are illuminated during crossing.
• With more passengers than recommended by manufacturer.
• With a passenger under the age of 18 years old, unless the passenger has a minimum of a level two intermediate driver’s license.
• Unless riders under the age of eighteen are wearing an appropriate size DOT or Snell approved helmet.
• Without a manufacturer-installed or equivalent spark arrester, and manufacture installed or equivalent muffler in proper working condition.
• Anytime from sunset to sunrise without an illuminated headlight or lights, and taillights.
• Without the operator being at least 18 years of age and having a valid driver’s license.
• Unless the permit sticker is shown on the left rear of the ATV.

4. An ATV having a permit may be operated on the shoulder, or as far right to the pavement as possible when there is not enough shoulder to safely operate, on any road, street, or highway, for a distance not to exceed ten miles to travel between a residence or lodging and off-road trails, fields and areas of operation including stops for food, fuel, supplies and restroom IF the vehicle is operated at speeds of twenty-five miles an hour or less.
*An ATV cannot be operated in the Main Street business district.

Violations and Penalties
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall, in addition to other penalties which may be imposed by law, be fined not less than fifty dollars and not more that five hundred dollars, and a revocation of permit, with each incident being considered a separate violation.

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Philippi Police Department

You can now purchase your ATV permit for the City of Philippi. You can pick up your application at City Hall or the Police Department. Prior to receiving your p...ermit, you must provide: a valid Drivers License, proof of ownership, and proof of liability insurance. All ATV’s are subject to inspection by the Police Department prior to issuance of permit.

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