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West Virginia Grassroots Summit coming up

BUCKHANNON — There is a movement growing in West Virginia. On Sept. 29 and 30, Upshur County Indivisible-Votes will host the West Virginia Grassroots Summit at the Event Center at Brushy Fork in Buckhannon. If you are standing up for yourself, your family or your community, this summit is ...

Brekke installed as Benfield-Vick chaplain at D&E

ELKINS — The Rev. Laura Brekke was officially installed by the Presbytery of West Virginia as the Benfield-Vick Chaplain at Davis & Elkins College. At the service, D&E President Chris A. Wood charged the congregation to both support and challenge her, while recognizing her as a ...

ERCC unveils gift shop

ELKINS — As part of their continual effort to improve service for residents, families and the local community, the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center has launched a new website and opened their newly remodeled Gift Shop to the public. On Thursday, the ERCC Auxiliary opened the ...

Wesleyan taps next president

BUCKHANNON — On Oct. 13, Joel Thierstein, J.D., Ph.D. will be inaugurated as West Virginia Wesleyan College’s 19th president during the College’s Founders Day Convocation at Homecoming. Founders Day Convocation will begin at 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel on the Buckhannon ...

3 EHS students named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists

ELKINS — The National Merit Scholarship Program announced today that three students from Elkins High School have been named semifinalists for 2018. Elkins High School would like to congratulate Mason Clark, Lauren Wilmoth and Peyton Shields on their achievements. These seniors are ...

Alderson Broaddus named to 2018 Best Colleges list

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus was named a first-tier South Regional College, ranking 26th overall, in the 2018 U.S. & World Report Best Colleges guide. The same guide also ranked Alderson Broaddus fourth in the Best Value School category among the same South Regional College group. The ...

Citizens Bank to host free shredding event

ELKINS — Citizens Bank of West Virginia is offering free shredding to area residents during Fall Shred Fest from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at its Elkins location, 211 Third Street. The public is invited to bring up to five boxes of paper and one hard drive to shred free of charge. “It ...

Corridor H Authority supports road bond

ELKINS — The Robert C. Byrd Corridor H Highway Authority has passed a resolution supporting Gov. Jim Justice’s “Roads to Prosperity” road building initiative and encourages eligible voters in West Virginia to vote in favor of the referendum authorizing the sale of road bonds. The ...

Elkins Purple Majesties host meeting

ROANOKE — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted a September meeting Monday at the Stonewall Jackson Stillwaters Restaurant at the Stonewall Jackson Resort with 27 in attendance. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. A tribute in memory of the ...

Local club hosts raffle fundraiser

ELKINS — Bobbie Valentine, president of the Tygart Valley Ladies Shrine Club wishes to thank all of the businesses and everyone who bought tickets and helped in any way to support the children in Shriners Hospitals. Elkins Builders Supply has provided space for yard sales and hot dog ...

City of Buckhannon slated to break ground on new water tank

BUCKHANNON — The city of Buckhannon’s Water Board will break ground Thursday on a new 1.2 million gallon water tank located at the top of Victoria Street Hill, immediately adjacent to an existing 1.0 million gallon tank that will continue to serve the community. The Water Board will ...

Students take part in trip

ELKINS — ArtsBank, in partnership with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, welcomed eighth-grade students from Tygarts Valley Middle/High School for the first part of their “The Arts and The Earth” field trip at Fox Forest in Elkins last week. Thanks to funding from The Clay ...

Emma Scott Garden Club finishes summer with picnic

ELKINS — Members of the Emma Scott Garden Club gathered at the home of Judy and Al Swanson to say goodbye to the summer gardening season with a potluck picnic dinner. Guest speakers, Jeff and Lisa Sickler of Sickler Farm in Moatsville, opened the evening event with a discussion on high ...

Panel discussion on foster care set in Elkins

ELKINS — A free, informative discussion will be offered Thursday on the subject of foster care and adoption. A regional summit panel discussion on foster care and adoption providers will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Phil Gainer Community Center, located at 142 Robert E. Lee Ave. in ...

Local gun club slated to host competition

COALTON — WV Double Tap Gun Club will host a two-gun shooting competition at the Coalton Veterans of Foreign Wars Sept. 23. Instructor Daniel James said there have been many requests for a two-gun competition. “This competition is great tool for anyone wanting to practice defensive ...

Valley Livestock 4-H Club meets

MILL CREEK — Valley Livestock 4-H Club met Sept.7 at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek for its monthly meeting. After a short business meeting, members enjoyed making a “gizmo.” Master Naturalist Sam Muncy and his fiancee came to the meeting and helped members make a box that ...