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Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Merle and Nancy Webley

Merle and Nancy Webley of Elkins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, as well as Nancy’s 80th birthday, with a reception hosted by their family from 1-4pm on Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Family Life Center at the Elkins Church of the Nazarene in Gilman. The couple were married on ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joe Harman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joe Harman of Elkins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17. They were united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1962 in Elkins at the Crystal Springs Community Church by the late Rev. Kenneth Corley. Mr. Harman is the son of the late Dickson and Icie Harman. He ...

Couple celebrates 47th anniversary

Dwain and Louise (Baker) Leach will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15. The couple were married Aug. 15, 1975, at the First Baptist Church in Grafton by the Rev. Harry T. Rowe. Dwain Leach is employed by Brown-Forman as a log buyer. Louise Leach is retired from the ...

Jim and Sharon Pingley

Jim and Sharon Pingley of Snowshoe celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Oct. 5. Mr. Pingley is the son of the late Dorsey and Viola Pingley Mrs. Pingley is the daughter of the late Freda Loane. Together the couple have six children, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, ...

Births/Birthdays | VIEW ALL

Lorraine Moran

Mrs. Lorraine Moran of Elkins celebrated her 99th birthday with family and friends at Claytor Lake, Dublin, Virginia. The theme of her 99th birthday was “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and the red and white gingham decorations, special cookies, signs and posters held true to that ...

BIrthday

The family of Thelma Isner Gainer would like for all to celebrate her birthday with them by sending her a birthday card at P.O. Box 1, Elkins, W.Va. She will be celebrating a private birthday with her family. Gainer, of Elkins, will celebrate her 95th birthday at the end of October. She was ...

TURNER

Johnathan and Emily Turner announce the birth of their daughter born on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 9:14 p.m. The infant weighed 7 pounds 19 inches long and has been named Stella Anne Turner. She joins her brother, Easton Cameron Turner. Paternal grandparents are Tim and Melissa Turner of Bowden, ...

HEDRICK

Jason and Lindsay Hedrick of Morgantown announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Faye Hedrick, born June 8, 2022 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces. Her grandparents are Daniel and Terry Thornhill of Elkins and Rick and Debbie Hedrick of Montrose.

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Angelea Roberta Kay Bernadette Ruby Goodwin and Matthew James Maynard

Linda and John R. Goodwin Jr., formerly of Parkersburg, West Virginia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Angelea Roberta Kay Bernadette Ruby Goodwin, to Matthew James Maynard, son of Ralphene and James “Ken” Maynard, of Elkins, West Virginia. Angelea is a 2019 ...

Kristen Marie Sayre and Matthew David Hewitt

Arthur and Patty Sayre of Buckhannon announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Marie Sayre, to Matthew David Hewitt, son of Dave and Pam Hewitt of Elkins. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, a 2012 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a ...

Hannah Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban

Hannah Faith Daniels of Beverly and Samuel Robert Urban of Elkins announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Lori Daniels of Beverly and the granddaughter of Wilson and Rebecca Kenney of Elkins and the late John and Carol Daniels. She is ...

Christina Hedrick and Patrick Mallow

Christina Hedrick and Patrick Mallow of Elkins announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary and Joann Hedrick of Elkins. She is a 2001 graduate of Elkins High School and is employed with Randolph County Board of Education as a teachers ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Victoria Kyle and Alexander ‘Alex’ Cheuvront

Timothy and Stephanie White of Elkins are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their youngest daughter Victoria Kyle to Alexander “Alex” Cheuvront, the son of Stephen and Jenean Cheuvront of Vienna. The bride elect is a 2014 graduate of Elkins High School, a 2018 ...

Rev. John Unger II and Marti Steiner

Marti Steiner and Rev. John Unger II were united in marriage Oct. 4, 2021 at Mt Zion Episcopal Church in Hedgesville, West Virginia. Dr. Ed Grove was the officiant. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Gilbert Steiner and Patricia Steiner of Dunn, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Elkins High ...

Hanna Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban

Hannah Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban were joined in holy matrimony Aug 1, 2020 in an outside ceremony at Black Bear Resort in Davis, overlooking the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge. Pastor, Bobby Benavides officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Lori Daniels of ...

Carly Payne and Donald Wolford Jr.

Kathryn Vance of Petersburg announces the engagement and forthcoming wedding of her granddaughter, Carly Payne, to Donald Wolford Jr., son of Donald and Pamela Wolford of Bluefield. The bride-elect is a student of Eastern Community and Technical College and is studying applied science. ...

Reunions | VIEW ALL

22nd Auvil Family Reunion held

The descendants of Charles and Charlotte Righman Auvil gathered at the New Beginnings Church on Sept. 11 to celebrate the 22nd Auvil Reunion. Family and friends provided a variety of delicious food for the meal, and the family offers special thanks to everyone who brought food and those who ...

EHS Class of 1971 celebrates 51st reunion

ELKINS — On July 22, members of the Elkins High School Class of 1971 gathered at Stuart Park Recreational area to celebrate the 51st class reunion. More than 60 classmates and friends gathered at the “big pavilion” for a picnic feast catered by Smoke on the Water. The beautiful sunny ...

EHS class of 1972 hosts reunion

The Elkins High School class of 1972 held their 50th year reunion on June 17-18 with 34 classmates and 19 guests participating in the weekend activities. On Friday evening, an informal gathering was held at Jimbo’s Place in Elkins. On Saturday, graduates and guests spent the day at the ...

Columns | VIEW ALL

Helvetia Fair

HELVETIA — Randolph County can boast of many long-standing events, but as residents dig deep into their memories, one that certainly takes a prize is the annual Helvetia Fair that found its origin in 1917. More than 100 years later, that community remains steadfast in support of this event ...

Autumn Adventures

As we move closer to autumn and our social climate takes on another COVID surge, our upcoming vacation choices appear diminished or complicated at best. A new option is available to us, and being amidst colorful mountain forests and pleasant cool breezes, it is a choice to be considered. This ...

LOCAL ADVENTURE

ELKINS — Rainy days try to dampen our spirits and do limit opportunities for outdoor activities. Both young and old seek remedies which will not only keep everyone dry, but fill them with new experiences. Learning more about olden times and how their ancestors spent their days might just be ...

Tasty Treats

From time to time, I am told about a unique place to visit where interesting items can be found and purchased. This is not unlike the recent trek I made to Marion County, where a 10-minute drive from I-79’s South Fairmont Exit landed me at the very quaint, but bountiful, Creekside Country ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

Church extends thanks for assistance in living quarters construction

The congregation of the Heaston United Methodist Church of Hodgesville, WV along with their Pastor Gary Evans would like to thank a few of the people, businesses, and organizations for their help assisting our church in constructing living quarters for the 180 Center Inc., Turning lives ...

Finding peace and healing in times of unrest and distress

These are undoubtedly times of tremendous trials. The pandemic has not only brought about great loss but also has caused our lives to be even more complicated. We cannot go to see our elderly loved ones or receive visitors like we used to do. As a pastor, I have been limited in visiting ...

Are you ready for Christmas?

“Are you ready for Christmas?” the waitress asked my friend Jean and me as we were seated at Duke’s Restaurant in Elkins. I thought to myself, “Now, that’s a loaded question!” Christmastime is filled with a litany of expectations, even in these pandemic times. If that question ...

D&E president, choir participating in worship

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, the College Concert Choir and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement: Foundation and Church Relations Tina Vial will share their faith at the 11 a.m. Feb. 16 service at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. The ...