Communities

Recycling Center receives $50K grant

BUCKHANNON — With the #BuckhannonRecycles campaign underway, the city received timely news that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will fund part of the purchase price of a new recycling hook lift truck. Pick-up around town and at the two drop-off centers will get a ...

Second-grader at Buckhannon Academy State Fire Marshall Contest winner

Nearly 150 West Virginia schoolchildren submitted artwork for the State Fire Marshal’s third annual Fire Safety Poster Contest, with a dozen of the students winning spots in a 2019 wall calendar that will be distributed statewide. Sponsored by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the ...

Free Lunch and Learn discussion set

BUCKHANNON — The St. Joseph’s Hospital Diabetes Care Coordination Team (CCT) will host a free “Lunch and Learn” on Thursday at noon in Salvati Hall at the hospital. The CCT is a team of healthcare professionals who work with patients and their physicians to provide better care in ...

Volunteers needed for book sale

BUCKHANNON — Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County needs your help. LVUC will be hosting its semi-annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 8 a.m. until noon Nov. 17 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall and needs help with the set-up and sale beginning at 9 a.m. ...

The Arts Center to host Holiday Artists Market

ELKINS — The Arts Center will ring in the holidays with original art works, Christmas ornaments, crafts, and hundreds of other gifts for sale at its 15th annual Holiday Artists Market. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, The Arts Center will be filled with pottery, handmade ...

Efforts underway to revive EACT

ELKINS — Preparations are under way to revive the Elkins Area Community Theatre in downtown Elkins to provide opportunities for adult theatre artists to share their creativity with the community. The organization has been defunct for 20 years and was once a thriving and bountiful part of ...

D&E receives accreditation for online program

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has received initial accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in nursing (RN-BSN), delivered via distance education, from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Board of Commissioners. The six-year initial ...

Two groups from Wesleyan to perform in Elkins

ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Jazz Ensemble and Afro-Cuban Ensemble will perform back-to-back shows on Dec. 8 at The Arts Center. The WVWC Jazz Ensemble, now in its fifth decade, is dedicated to studying and performing historically significant works in the American Jazz and ...

Coalton Awareness Day is Saturday

COALTON — Coalton Fire Department Community Awareness Day is set for Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Officials will go over everything with participating families from planning exit drills to CPR demonstrations. The event will also feature kid activities and fire station/truck tours. Snacks ...

Pilgrim’s Plant honors employees

MOOREFIELD — Robert Braithwaite has been honored as the May 2018 Team Member of the Month for the Pilgrim’s Moorefield fresh plant. Braithwaite works in the live hang department on day shift and has worked for the company since April 2014. “Robert has outstanding attendance,” said ...

Couple to recount experiences in the Peace Corps

ELKINS — A couple who has spent their career in the Peace Corps and nonprofit sector will share their experiences during a public lecture from 6-8 p.m. today in Eshleman Science Center 400 on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The event, presented by the D&E Outdoor Recreation ...

WVWC to present ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ performance

West Virginia Wesleyan College Department of Theatre & Dance production “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” is set to open today in Kresge Hall in the Martin Religious Center on Wesleyan’s campus. This show is guaranteed to give its viewers much to talk about after the show- not ...

Garden clubs hold district meeting in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — Members of four Tygart Valley District garden clubs recently met in Buckhannon to plan 2019 events and report on 2018 activities. The Fred Brooks Garden Club recently hosted the meeting at the First United Methodist Church and welcomed over 30 members and officers from the ...

Veterans Day Parade planned for Saturday

ELKINS — Each year around Veterans Day, community groups host a variety of dinners and events designed to honor all veterans who served their country and thank them for their service. The fifth annual Veterans Day Parade will take place in downtown Elkins at noon Saturday. All veterans are ...