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‘Because of Winn Dixie’

Julia Biola visits with a 10-week-old beagle puppy named Emerald from the Randolph County Animal Shelter. She was just spayed this week, and will be available for adoption next week. Biola is also holding up a copy of the book ‘Because of Winn Dixie.’ Randolph County Read Aloud is inviting ...

Mullens & Mullens PLLC was established in July of 2003 by Hunter Mullens and Kate Mullens (formerly McGuire) with offices in Grafton and Philippi.

Members of the Month set

PHILIPPI — Mullens & Mullens PLLC was established in July of 2003 by Hunter Mullens and Kate Mullens (formerly McGuire) with offices in Grafton and Philippi. In 2005, the firm consolidated its offices and moved to its current location, 9 N. Main St. in Philippi, and in 2013, Mullens & ...

Events scheduled in Tucker County

ELKINS — Gerald Allen Freeman, 42, of Moatsville, was convicted for methamphetamine distribution, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced. Freeman admitted Friday to distributing methamphetamine on Jan. 19, 2016 in Barbour County. Freeman pled guilty to one count ...

Bob Cowgill, logistics coordinator for the Elkins area Operations Christmas Child Volunteer Team, right, presents First Baptist Church in Buckhannon an award for its service as a drop-off location.

Buckhannon church recognized for service

The First Baptist Church in Buckhannon was recognized by the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Project for its service for five years as an official drop-off location for gift-filled shoe boxes that are delivered to children in crisis situations all over the world. Presenting the ...

Courtesy Patrol may get the ax

Hard choices will be needed to balance West Virginia’s budget for the coming year. Some legislators already have made one: They want to eliminate the Courtesy Patrol program. It provides regular patrols of a few highways, primarily interstates, by personnel equipped to help motorists whose ...

Hatters

Happy Hatters enjoy Valentine’s tea

ELKINS — Celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Red Hat Tea, the Happy Hatters met at the Randolph County Senior Center for lunch. Ladies in their purple attire and beautiful red hats celebrated member birthdays with kazoos and songs. Queens for the day, Sharon McQuain and Barbara McQuain, ...

Micah ag contest

Micah Allen accepts agriculture certificate from commissioner

MILL CREEK — Micah Allen, an eighth grade student at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School, won first place in a middle school statewide essay competition sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. He visited the Capitol in Charleston Feb. 22 to receive the award from West ...

D&E recognizes 24 fall and winter graduates

ELKINS — Twenty-four Davis & Elkins College students were recognized during a reception for fall and winter graduates. Students received certificates presented by Dr. Sharmi Roy, interim vice president for academic affairs. Students recognized were: Mohammed Abdulfattah, Bachelor of ...

Starry Mountain Singers set to perform

ELKINS — The Starry Mountain Singers, an eight-member vocal ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the Great Hall of Halliehurst at Davis & Elkins College. The group presents a wide range of traditional music from around the United States and abroad. The concert is open to the ...

deja vu Lauren

‘American Idol’ contestants set to perform

ELKINS — Two “American Idol” contestants will take the stage for the Deja vu Music Festival as Davis & Elkins College again teams up with Randolph County businesses to present a concert benefiting the Elkins/Randolph County YMCA. Lauren Alaina, runner-up of the 10th season, will ...

Members of the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association prepare to tour the newly renovated Upper Barracks CCC Museum Addition.

CCC Museum hosts February meeting

QUIET DELL — The February meeting of the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association took place Feb. 19 in Quiet Dell, Harrison County, at the CCC Museum. Vice President Reggie Rogers of Chub Run conducted the meeting and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. ...

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The Arts Center’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. This year’s celebration features a New Orleans-style buffet of southern dishes, dancing and live entertainment, including        Hybrid Soul Project.

Annual Mardi Gras Celebration slated

ELKINS — The Arts Center’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. This year’s celebration features a New Orleans-style buffet of southern dishes, dancing and live entertainment. “We love offering a Mardi Gras celebration every year, and this one is ...

Winter fair slated in Barbour County

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Community Educational Outreach Service’s Winter Fair is gearing up for another year of fun and entertainment. The Winter Fair will be March 3-4 at the Belington Fire Department in Belington. The excitement will start at 8 a.m. and go on until 6 p.m. each day. ...

WVWC receives grant

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Joanna Webb, assistant professor of chemistry, and the School of Science at West Virginia Wesleyan College were awarded a SURE Grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Division of Science and Research. This three-year grant totals $120,000 and will pay ...

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Philippi’s downtown businesses will once again host the Main Street Art Stroll when they open their doors as exhibit sites for about 200 strollers who visit downtown Philippi for this celebration of the arts. The work of Belington potter Kate Harward is just a sampling of the art exhibited at last year’s Art Stroll.

Art stroll announced for April 28

PHILIPPI — Plans are underway for the April 28 Art Stroll, an annual project of Philippi Main Street. “We’re trying a weekend night this year in hopes more people will join us for this celebration of regional visual artists and musicians,” said Main Street Director Tammy ...

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For the third year in a row, The Custard Stand was named one of the 101 Unique Places to Dine by the West Virginia Division of Tourism for 2017.

The Custard Stand receives recognition

ELKINS — For the third year in a row, The Custard Stand was named one of the 101 Unique Places to Dine by the West Virginia Division of Tourism for 2017. “We are honored to get this news and keep the spotlight on our hometown,” said Dee Cowger, owner of Custard Stand Food Products ...

Community dinner announced for Thursday

PHILIPPI — A community dinner, hosted by Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres and Heart and Hand House Inc., is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Market Place in Philippi. The menu will include hearty greens salad with creamy herb vinaigrette, chicken pot pie with mashed ...

Heart and Hand House accepting donations

PHILIPPI — In 1996, the West Virginia Legislature established the Neighborhood Investment Program to encourage charitable giving to local nonprofit organizations in an effort to increase the capacity of such organizations to serve low-income persons in highly distressed neighborhoods. By ...

Holler graduates from Fort Hays University

HAYS, KANSAS. — Celestina Adele Holler, of Elkins, graduated from Fort Hays State University, located in Hays, Kansas, in the fall 2016 semester with a Bachelor of Science in justice studies. FHSU does not release the lists of undergraduate and graduate degrees until transcripts have been ...