Communities

Camp Pioneer announces new executive director

BEVERLY — Effective June 1, 2018, Randolph County Parks and Recreation Board announced Sarah Cunningham as the new executive director of Camp Pioneer. A pastor’s daughter from Elkins, Cunningham has spent years volunteering at their Christian School, New Era Christian Academy, as well ...

Wesleyan creates new scholarship program

BUCKHANNON — Members of the West Virginia Wesleyan College class of 1969 have launched the Latin American International Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor and memory of Daniel Stein, who was a victim of the tragic Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder in October. Stein, ...

Harman school levy meeting rescheduled

HARMAN — The Randolph County Schools proposed levy informational meeting at the Harman Volunteer Fire Department has been rescheduled. The meeting will be at 7 pm on March 4. It had been set for Feb. 25, but that date conflicted with activities at the school.

DOH announces road closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Randolph County Route 20/4, also known as Oustroski Road, beginning today and ending at 5 p.m. March 1. This 24-hour a day closure is for a slide repair at milepost 0.70, east of the intersection with Upshur County Route 28/1, ...

Library hosts Chocolate Friendzy

The Friends of the Library, also known as the Bookhounds, held their second annual Chocolate Friendzy at the library on Feb. 12. The event served a dual purpose: a reward to all the members for their efforts over the past year to help support the Elkins Randolph County Public Library, ...

Mooney sets March mobile office hours

Throughout the Second District, members of Congressman Alex Mooney’s staff will be making stops in each county to meet with constituents who may be having problems with a federal agency. Officials ask that constituents bring copies of documentation related to their issues. “Helping my ...

Kindergarten registration begins

Randolph County Schools is beginning the kindergarten registration process for the 2019-2020 school year. Kindergarten application days are scheduled at each elementary school throughout the county. Children who will be 5 years old on or before June 30 and who are not currently enrolled in ...

Public invited to USDA Forest Service Eastern Region meeting

ELKINS — The Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1-5 p.m. March 14 and from 8 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Forest Service Eastern Regional Office, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave. People interested in recreation fees in the Eastern Region are ...

Dropout prevention program honored

ELKINS — The Option Pathway dropout prevention program at the Randolph Technical Center was recently honored as an Exemplary Program. Of 81 Option Pathway programs in West Virginia, only six were selected for this award. In addition to this honor, the Randolph Technical Center Option ...

Randolph County Schools Levy website launched

Randolph County voters looking for information about the Randolph County Schools Levy can consult a new website launched by the Say Yes for Children Committee last Friday. Currently, voters in 43 of 55 West Virginia counties have approved school levies, and the Say Yes for Children Committee ...

WVWC creates scholarship program

BUCKHANNON — Members of the West Virginia Wesleyan College class of 1969 have launched the Latin American International Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor and memory of Daniel Stein, who was a victim of the tragic Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder in October. Stein, ...

Exhibit slated at WVWC

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan College Sleeth Art Gallery will host an art exhibit by Kris Grey/Justin Credible Thursday through March 21. The opening reception will occur from 4:30 - 6 p.m. Thursday and a lecture at 6 p.m. Grey is a New York City based gender-queer artist whose ...

Purple Majesties Red Hats host February luncheon

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted their February luncheon Feb. 11 at Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant in Elkins. Queen Mother BJ McKenzie presided over the meeting. Susan Channel and Candy Crawford were the duchesses for the February event. After a short business ...

1863 to host Elkins Main Street fundraiser

ELKINS — A fundraiser for Elkins Main Street featuring dinner and alive music experience is set for Thursday. The Chef’s Table at 1863 event brings together the sweet sounds and tastes of Appalachia. The elevated casual dining experience, featuring 1863 Appalachian Bistro Chef Sara ...

Flood repair work opportunities now available

ELKINS — The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division is accepting bids on a flood recovery project in Greenbrier County on Monongahela National Forest. The project is funded by the Federal Highways Administration through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, and will help to ...

Zachary Samples graduates from Air Force basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Zachary W. Samples graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, ...

Co-founder of project to end human trafficking speaking at D&E

ELKINS — Human trafficking takes many forms, affecting people internationally, domestically, and even in rural communities such as West Virginia. Dr. Mary Burke, co-founder of the Project to End Human Trafficking, will present a free public lecture, “What You Should Know About Human ...