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Randolph County Fair pageant set

BEVERLY — The 2017 Randolph County Fair will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday with the Miss and Miss Teen Randolph County Fair pageant. Twelve young ladies will vie for the right to represent the Randolph County Fair for the next year as Miss Randolph County Fair queen and Miss Teen Randolph ...

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Several areas of campus were freshened up last week, thanks to the efforts of the D&E Athletic Department. Director of Athletics Jamie Joss led the charge of the community engagement project that included painting, power washing, hedge trimming and other details to get the athletic facilities ready for the new academic year. Working at Gates Memorial Tower are, from left, head men’s soccer coach Frank Olszewski, head volleyball coach Kylie Heyne, head men’s and women’s swimming coach Nicole Rose, head acrobatics and tumbling coach Shelby Armstrong, head baseball coach Mason Heyne and head men’s lacrosse coach Matt Justice. Joss said the project is the first of several others the department has planned for the semester. It also served as a kick-off for student-athletes’ participation in a city of Elkins cleanup set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

D&E College welcomes the return of students

ELKINS — Sycamore Street may see a little more activity this weekend as Davis & Elkins College students make their way to campus for the start of the fall semester. New students arrive Saturday and upperclassmen return Sunday. Various events — both new and traditional — are ...

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Aaron Tippin set to perform at Barbour County Fair

Aaron Tippin will take the stage at the Barbour County Fair at 9 p.m. on Sept.1. Tippin began his career 25 years ago — a huge career accomplishment, especially in the music business. Tippin admits that he looks at his career longevity with a little bit of amazement. “I think about ...

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Home Free will take the stage at the Barbour County Fair on Aug. 31

Home Free will perform at the Barbour Fair

Home Free will perform at the Barbour County Fair at 8 p.m. on Aug. 31. Home Free is an American a cappella group of five vocalists, Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance. Starting as a show group, they tour around 200 shows a year across the United States. ...

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Hollyn to bring unique sound to the stage

Hollyn will perform at the Barbour County Fair at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. Holly Marie Miller, known by her stage name Hollyn, is a singer and songwriter of Christian music. Hollyn sings a mixture of pop, R&B, and Christian music. She was a contestant on ”American Idol” during ...

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The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats gather for a photo during the group’s August meeting at Blackwater Falls Lodge Smokehouse Restaurant.

Purple Majesties host August meeting

DAVIS — Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its August meeting Aug. 14 at Blackwater Falls Lodge Smokehouse Restaurant in Davis with 47 in attendance. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the meeting were the Parsons ...

DMC forms Patient Advisory Council

ELKINS — Healthcare is moving toward patient- and family-centered care and Davis Medical Center believes it is important for healthcare providers to listen and act on what the patient and their family members have to say about their care, its delivery and its design. “We’re forming a ...

Climbing park slated to open

DAVIS — Tucker Boulder Park is scheduled to open Aug. 25 after a four-year effort to create a free climbing venue for residents and visitors. The public is invited to stop by anytime between 1-5 p.m. to enjoy opening day festivities. The 1 p.m. ribbon cutting will be followed with climbing ...

Morrisey warns students of scams

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges college students to be wary of fake employment and internship ads when looking to earn extra money or build up work experience. Many college students seek employment to offset college costs while internships afford an ...

National Honey Bee Day celebration set

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Beekeepers Association will celebrate National Honey Bee Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Philippi Garden Market parking lot. BCBA members will have an observation hive on site to view the inner workings of the hive and to see the bees. A few interesting facts ...

Tucker County Senior Center News

PARSONS — Payments for the Christmas trip to Louisville, Kentucky Nov. 27-30 are still being collected. Some spaces available for this trip. If interested, call the Parsons Center at 304-478-2423. The next payment is due Sept. 6. Myrtle Beach The itineraries are ready for the Myrtle ...

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Sarah Akers, National FFA President David Townsend and Jaclynn Carroll at the State FFA Convention in July, where he presented them with their First Place AgriScience Fair Plaques.

AgriScience Fair winners recognized

ELKINS — Two Elkins High School FFA members won top honors in the state level FFA AgriScience Fair competition. Jaclynn Carroll and Sarah Akers each won first place in their respective categories and are going on to compete at the national level. The National FFA AgriScience Fair ...

Adaland to kick off 2017 Celebrate Local! Dinners

ELKINS — Executive Chef Jason Fleck, executive chef at Smoke on the River Restaurant in Elkins, kicks off Adaland Mansion’s 2017 Celebrate Local! Dinner Series at 1 p.m. Sunday. Fleck wowed Adaland diners last year with his specially crafted menu for the dinner series just as he wowed the ...

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The Treasure on the Mountain fundraiser takes place each August and offers $250,000 in prizes such as cash, vehicles, vacations, electronics and much more.

Treasure on the Mountain

SNOWSHOE — This year’s Treasure on the Mountain fundraiser attracted an estimated 2,500 people to Snowshoe Mountain Resort and proved to be a tremendous success for the Snowshoe Foundation, which supports nonprofits throughout the local area. The Snowshoe Foundation, established in ...

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Emily Yates, 15, from East Hardy High School, serves as an honorary commissioner of agriculture during the West Virginia State Fair. Yates and five other students were selected as part of the contest.

Students serve as honorary commissioners

CHARLESTON — Six students, ranging in age from 9 to 16, are serving as honorary commissioners of agriculture during the State Fair of West Virginia, taking place through Aug. 19. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture sponsored the contest with the theme “Local Food: Why It ...

Community dinner to support mission project

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. Monday at The Market Place in Philippi. The menu will be summer greens with tomatoes and cucumbers with vinaigrette dressing, focaccia bread, roasted ...

Upshur County Schools Menu

BUCKHANNON — The following is this week’s menus for Upshur County Schools breakfasts and lunches: Daily lunch choices included: fresh fruit and vegetable bar, meat alternate and milk. Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and Buckhannon-Upshur High School offer a salad bar daily. Today: ...

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Happy Hatter Red Hat Luncheon a Hit

The Happy Hatter Red Hat luncheon took place at the Steer Steakhouse in Elkins this week. Irma Fredricks and Barbara Whritenour hosted the event. There are now five Barbaras in the group. The group celebrated birthday girl Linda Reckert with son and kazoo playing. The Warning was read, and a ...

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Attendance was down for the Barbour County Relay For Life on a rainy day Aug. 2, but the celebration continued.

Music & Laughter

PHILIPPI — The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Barbour County Relay For Life event or its survivors on Aug. 2. The fairgrounds in Belington were alive with music and laughter. Attendance was down, but the party went on. Team honors for the night included: Freedom Bank won ...