Communities

Endangered Species Day art contest set

ELKINS — Raise awareness with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office and AFHA AmeriCorps Program by participating in the 12th annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest. Endangered Species Day is a national celebration to recognize endangered species and ...

Great Backyard Bird Count set in Elkins

ELKINS — Join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps program for the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20. Each year tens of thousands of people submit checklists reporting many millions of birds. Your information provides ...

Elks Club Presents Check

The Buckhannon Elks Lodge No. 1736 presents checks in the amount of $625 each to the local Parish House, Upshur County Youth Camp and Special Olympics. The lodge does this each year to help meet the needs of these organizations and to help support the local youth and community. From left are ...

Members celebrate dedication

QUIET DELL — The long-awaited dedication of the latest addition to the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum at Quiet Dell in Harrison County was celebrated Jan. 21 on the campus of the historic Quiet Dell Grade School. President Charles Piercy of Kingmont, originally of ...

Potomac State announces Dean’s List

KEYSER — Potomac State College Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff, announces 87 students who earned a place on the President’s List for fall 2016. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point average while maintaining a full-time student ...

NWTF will host a Hunting Heritage Fund Banquet

MILL CREEK — The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation will host its NWTF Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet March 25 at the Gandy Dancer Conference Center, where doors will open at 5 p.m. with appetizers and dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.. This banquet is where you ...

Members of the month honored

PHILIPPI —  The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month have been announced for January. Kevin Lyons is a Barbour County native and graduate of Philip Barbour High School. He completed a bachelor’s degree in recreational leadership from Alderson-Broaddus College. He ...

First-ever DardenFest announced

ELKINS — Need to get out of the house on a cold winter’s night? Join in for an evening of music and fun at the Darden Mill! The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area in cooperation with ArtsBank, Inc. is hosting a benefit concert with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., and music will begin at 7 p.m. ...

D&E archeologist is researching collection

ELKINS — Ever look at a piece of history and wondered about its past? Richard “Richie” Rosencrance has turned that curiosity into a career, and now he’s examining artifacts from The Darby Collection housed in The Stirrup Gallery on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The ...

Barbour man convicted of distribution charges

ELKINS — Jeffrey Everson, 28, of Philippi, had pleaded guilty to methamphetamine distribution, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. Everson pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He faces up to 20 ...

Dr. Gloria Payne receives award

ELKINS — Dr. Gloria M. Payne, Davis & Elkins College’s longest-serving educator, has been awarded James S. McDonnell Foundation Professor of Business and Economics Emerita status in recognition of her 71 years of distinguished service to the college. Payne’s teaching ...

DMC set to participate in new health initiative

ELKINS — Davis Medical Center has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as one of 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. ...

Elkins woman pleads guilty to illegal possession of firearm

ELKINS — Alexis McDonald, 19, of Elkins, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced recently. McDonald, who had previously been convicted of a felony offense in Pennsylvania, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. She ...

Youth Health receives grant

ELKINS — Youth Health Service Inc. recently received a grant award from the Snowshoe Foundation to help support its ongoing Closer to Home initiative in Pocahontas County. Funding from this award will help children access counseling, psychiatric and psychological services in their own ...

First Community Dinner announced

PHILIPPI — The first Community Dinner of 2017, hosted by Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres and Heart and Hand House Inc., has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, at The Market Place in Philippi. The menu will consist of winter salad with pomegranate seeds and blood orange vinaigrette, ...

D&E to present ‘The Ugly Duckling’

ELKINS — The classic children’s tale “The Ugly Duckling” is set for the stage in puppet form at the Boiler House Theatre on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The adaptation by student Jacob Currence will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and ...

Seniors Get Crafty

Parsons seniors enjoy making snowmen from coffee creamer containers. From left are Lorraine Hinkle, Sandy Mason, Ida Workman, Virginia Popio, Nellie Workman, Mary Grado and Don Nestor.

Tucker County Senior News

PARSONS — Tucker County Senior news: Paper products bingo: Paper Products Bingo will take place at the Mt. Top Center Thursday and at the Parsons Center Friday. Birthday celebration: The Parsons Center will celebrate with those having January birthdays Thursday. Cake will be provided by ...

Upshur County Commission releases hours of operation

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission would like to provide notice to all Upshur County residents of the hours of operation for the addressing & mapping, building permit and floodplain offices, located at 38 W Main St., Room 303, Buckhannon. The office is only staffed by one ...

Commission accepting submissions

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission is accepting Upshur County landscape photography submissions to be displayed in the Administrative Annex at 91 W. Main St.  Eligible photographers must be residents of Upshur County and in grades six to twelve. Electronic submissions including the ...