Business

Big Timber receives SBA loan

ELKINS - Matt Kwasniewski knows beer. He also knows business.Kwasniewski is an alumnus of West Virginia University's College of Business & Economics, graduating in 2008 with a degree in finance.The global financial crisis made it difficult for a new graduate to obtain a position in ...

Schuler appointed to position

ELKINS - The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of Carol M. Schuler as vice president for State Fund programs. Schuler is presently vice president for development at Davis & Elkins College.In making the announcement, CIC President ...

Class will teach sign language

ELKINS - Local students have organized a class to offer sign language instruction to emergency responders and law enforcement personnel in the region.Randolph Technical Center's Future Business Leaders of America will host the free class from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the school.Club ...

Moser facing additional charges

ELKINS - Additional charges have been filed against an Elkins man who was arrested late last week for allegedly fleeing from police.In addition to one felony count of fleeing from an officer, Sean Michael Moser, 26, has been additionally charged with two felony counts of receiving or ...

Probation sentence handed down in Randolph DUI case

ELKINS - A Randolph County man who was convicted of DUI and driving on a revoked license was sentenced to probation Tuesday in Randolph County Circuit Court.Jeremy Lynn Huffman, 34, of Elkins, was sentenced to one to three years in a state penitentiary for the DUI charge and six months in ...

Eugene Herron retires

After 35 years at West Virginia Split Rail, Leonard "Eugene" Herron is retiring.WVSR has many second-generation employees, but Herron has shared a legacy of working there with several members of his family, including five sons, Brian, Chad, James, Joe, and Scott; and three brothers, Boyd, ...

DMC’s Shine earns certification

ELKINS - Davis Medical Center Infection Preventionist Misti Shine, RN, CIC, recently received certification in Infection Control from the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc. This achievement demonstrates her mastery of infection prevention and control knowledge in a healthcare ...

Foundation supports Boy Scout project

Thanks to the Snowshoe Foundation, Scouts and Scouters who will use Boy Scout Camp Mahonegon located near Ellamore will now have a newly restored footbridge to give them safe travel across the Middle Fork River.Originally built in the 1950s, the footbridge, the only access to the Ranger's Cabin ...

Dealing with sudden retirement a challenge

What if you are laid off or forced into retirement before 65, or even before 60? If that happens to you, what do you do in response now that the next phase of your life is starting sooner than you planned?As a first step, gauge where you stand financially. It could be that the full-time job you ...

Railroad honored with state award

CHARLESTON - The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad was honored by the state this week with a major tourism industry award.This year's Stars of the Industry and Gold Star award recipients were recognized Tuesday during the 2015 Governor's Conference on Tourism: Real. Wild, Wonderful ...

Khan receives statewide recognition

ELKINS - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined with Democratic leaders from throughout West Virginia in honoring Dr. Farukh A. Khan as one of West Virginia's Outstanding Democrats of the Year.This outstanding Democrat was selected by local county leaders for hard work and dedication to the Democratic ...

New agent is welcomed at local agency

Lanny Propst, broker for Propst Realty, has announced a new agent - Letitia Propst. She joins fellow Realtors Molly Propst, Dawn Hardesty and John Lynch.Letitia "Tish" Propst, a native of Randolph County, graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University with a bachelor degree in sports ...

Planning for retirement when single is key

How does retirement planning differ for single people? At a glance, there would seem to be no difference in the retirement saving effort of an individual versus the retirement saving effort of a couple: start early, save consistently, and use vehicles that allow tax-advantaged growth and ...

Fenner attends special seminar

SPRINSFIELD, Mo. - Jordan Fenner of Hinkle Funeral Home recently completed 51 hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive training at Fountain National Academy's September series of seminars by attending the Embalming Skills Seminar and the Soft Tissue Injuries, Waxing and Airbrush ...

Parrack Nationwide celebrates 40 years

Parrack Nationwide celebrating 40 yearsJon and Twilda Parrack started the Parrack Nationwide Insurance Agency in Elkins in September 1975, and are now celebrating 40 years in business.Jon Parrack was working for the Department of Defense at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. They ...

ANNIVERSARY

Jon and Twilda Parrack started the Parrack Nationwide Insurance Agency in Elkins in September 1975, and are now celebrating 40 years in business.Jon Parrack was working for the Department of Defense at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. They had always wanted to move back to their ...

Performance Chevrolet to celebrate its grand opening

Performance Chevrolet will be hosting grand opening festivities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at its new dealership on Beverly Pike.Kicking off the grand opening celebration will be John Rossbach, bluegrass recording artist, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Randolph County Chamber of ...

MVB buys 2 new bank branches

FAIRMONT- MVB Bank says it has completed the acquisition of two Susquehanna Bank branches in Berkeley County.Fairmont-based MVB said Monday that the branches in Martinsburg and Inwood were converted to MVB branding over the weekend.MVB says in a news release that the deal will increase its ...

Mouser recognized for 46 years with DTC

The Board of Directors and management of Davis Trust Company is pleased to recognize the dedicated service of Donna Mouser who has worked for more than 46 years at the bank.Mouser started with Davis Trust Company in June 1969. At the present time she is the longest-serving active employee. Her ...