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Students assist with stiltgrass pull

BUCKHANNON — Members of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at West Virginia Wesleyan College recently assisted Kathy Gregg, professor emerita of biology and curator of the Buckhannon’s Nature Park and Learning Trail, in carrying out a Japanese stiltgrass pull. Organized by the fraternity’s ...

New veterinarian welcomed to area

ELKINS — Allegheny Veterinary Service in Elkins welcomes Dr. Jessica Harvey. Harvey is originally from Buckhannon. She grew up raising beef cattle and was an avid member of 4H and FFA. Harvey completed her undergraduate studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College and her veterinary ...

Pumpkin Drop set for Oct. 28

WESTON — Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital is again providing the framework for the third annual Weston Pumpkin Drop to be held during the Oct. 28 Halloween Celebration at the Robert Bland Middle School Field. The Weston Fire Department will provide the aerial truck from which the ...

Show to feature W.Va. cuisine

Entertainer Taylor Hicks tastes his way across West Virginia, in search of the state’s most iconic foods, during the West Virginia episode of “State Plate” to be shown at noon Oct. 1 on INSP. First, he rolls in before dawn to roll out some tasty pepperoni rolls. Next, Taylor visits a ...

I-79 Interchange to be rebuilt at exit 99

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Transportation, with approval from Gov. Jim Justice, has awarded the contract to rebuild the southbound interchange of Exit 99 (Weston/Buckhannon) on I-79 in Lewis County. This project is part of Justice’s Roads to Prosperity program and is ...

Antero V.P. to address chamber

PHILIPPI — Al Schopp, the chief administrative officer, regional vice president and treasurer of Antero Resources, will meet with members of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and their guests Oct. 4 at the Medallion Restaurant in Philippi. The public is invited. Non-binding ...

MSFF features comic magician Lee Terbosic

ELKINS — Nationally touring magician, comedian, actor and daredevil Lee Terbosic will bring his show to the Mountain State Forest Festival Magic of Autumn at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Hosted by Davis & Elkins College Senator Entertainment, the performance will take place in Myles Center ...

Elkins woman to meet congressional leaders

ELKINS — Nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district will unite in Washington, D.C. today as part of the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Leadership Summit and Lobby Day. Advocates will ...

Trick-or-Treat events planned in Weston

WESTON — Plans are underway for the Halloween holiday weekend in Weston. Oct. 27-28 will begin with a Safety Fair and Halloween Party coordinated by Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in collaboration with the Rotary Club on Oct. 27. It will be held at the Weston Fire Department on ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Randolph County Route 33/7, Darby Road-Weese Street Extension in Elkins, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, for paving. The seven-tenths mile closure will begin at milepost 1.06, the dead end section, and end at milepost 0.37, near the ...

Sunset Chase Fun Run draws crowd

ELKINS — Adorned in bright colors and glowing accessories, nearly 95 runners and walkers of all ages gathered Sept. 15 for the Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run. Now in its fifth year, this community wide event, hosted by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, not only generated friendly ...

Forest Service seeks public comment

WASHINGTON, DC – Recently the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service published Advance Notices announcing its plan to revise two parts of the agency’s locatable mineral regulations. The Forest Service seeks public comment on its work to improve outdated and inefficient ...

EHS to host craft show, yard sale

Elkins High School will host the annual Student Council Craft Show and joint National Honor Society Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Elkins High School gymnasium and cafeteria Every year for several years, EHS Student Council has hosted many local crafters from all over the ...

Project Life Change set to begin fall session at D&E

ELKINS — Helping people create better, healthier lifestyles is the goal the Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department as they prepare to begin the fall session of Project Life Change. Participants can sign up for the free program, supported with a grant from the Snowshoe ...

Students honored at ceremony

THOMAS — A small group of 50 family, friends and well-wishers gathered at Cortland Acres to witness the pinning ceremony of the third Certified Nursing Assistant class graduating this year. Marking the completion of yet another successful CNA class, each student received a certificate ...

Hammons Family returns to Opera House

MARLINTON — After getting your fill of wild food at Marlinton’s Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Road-kill Cook-off, the Pocahontas County Opera House invites you to come be a part of the Hammons Musical Heritage Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The Hammons Family carried on ...

September is Suicide Prevention month

Suicide claims more than 120 lives per day in the U.S. Of those, 90 percent lived with a mood disorder, depression, bipolar, anxiety or PTSD. There are ways to recognize a person who is thinking about suicide, and there are ways you can respond to help. Recognize the signs: intense sadness, ...

Hospital celebrates surgical technologist week

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is recognizing its Surgical Technologists during National Surgical Technologist Week this week. This week has been designated by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) to celebrate and honor the profession. It began by a resolution adopted ...