Communities

Students tapped as Barbour Chamber Scholars

PHILIPPI — Jorey Carpenter and Tristen Furby are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Academic Scholars for 2017. Scholarships worth $500 each were presented to the Philip Barbour seniors during Awards Day at the high school complex by new Chamber of Commerce President Reg Trefethen, ...

Cemetery workshop set for May 27

BEVERLY — Do you know of a family plot or a community cemetery with hard-to-read, leaning or falling gravestones? Ever wanted to know how to properly care for these fading monuments of our past? The Beverly Heritage Center will host a Cemetery Preservation Workshop May 27. Topics will ...

Community dinner set

PHILIPPI — A community dinner, hosted by Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres and Heart and Hand House Inc., will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday at The Market Place in Philippi. The menu will consist of garden salad with homemade French or dill buttermilk dressing, homemade dinner rolls with ...

D&E Commencement Weekend activities set

ELKINS — Amid a flurry of preparations underway for the arrival of family and friends attending the 108th Davis & Elkins College Commencement Weekend, pending weather conditions are forcing the relocation of Saturday’s ceremonies. D&E President Chris A. Wood made the decision ...

D&E promotes faculty members

ELKINS — Six full-time Davis & Elkins College faculty members have received promotions as announced by President Chris A. Wood. Rising in rank are Dr. Carol Carter, Michael Doig, Dr. Katherine Osborne, Dr. Denice Reese, Karen Seel and Dr. Jennifer Tesar. Carter was promoted from ...

Students present awards to officials

BELINGTON — Students nearing the end of the school year usually look forward to end-of-year awards ceremonies. This wasn’t the case on Tuesday in Belington for a group of children from Belington Elementary School. That’s because they had awards of their own to pass out. Student ...

Lemuel Chenoweth Day celebration set

BEVERLY — The Historic Lemuel Chenoweth House will open for a free event on June 17 in celebration of Lemuel Chenoweth Day. The celebration will include a raffle for Civil War antiques, music, guided house tours, a traditional log hewing demonstration, wood oven baked biscuits with local jams ...

D&E College commencement moved indoors

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College commencement ceremonies set for 10 a.m. Saturday will be moved indoors to Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium due to pending weather conditions, officials said. D&E President Chris A. Wood made the decision based on recommendations ...

Ace Hardware plans grand re-opening

ELKINS — America’s most celebrated “helpful place” is celebrating its re-grand opening under the new management of Bruce Slagle. The re-grand opening of Naylor’s Ace Hardware in Elkins will bring the company’s unique blend of personal, knowledgeable and helpful service paired with ...

Manchin applauds veterans bill passage

Washington — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., applauded the unanimous passage of the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces, which passed the Senate Tuesday. The legislation will prioritize the U.S. ...

Schoonover retires from RCHA Board

ELKINS — In January, Commissioner Clif Schoonover retired from the Randolph County Housing Authority Board after nearly 12 years of service. Schoonover started with the RCHA Board in 2004, filling out the remaining two years of a departed commissioner’s term, then served two five-year ...

Wesleyan MFA Program hosts Broadside Writing Contest

BUCKHANNON — HeartWood Literary Magazine & West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Master of Fine Arts Program is seeking to honor the writing practice with an annual broadside series and contest. The winning entry will be printed on a limited-edition letterpress broadside designed by West ...

Project ISAAC celebrates with parents

BUCKHANNON — An after-school program at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School recently hosted a parent night. The program, called Project ISAAC for Increasing Student Achievement, Advancing Communities, is designed to help students with homework and improve their basic skills in reading and ...

Country Store Opry plans 50th anniversary show

PETERSBURG — The Country Store Opry will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Landes Arts Center in Petersburg at 7 p.m. on May 20. The CSO is West Virginia’s third-longest running country music show. Only the Wheeling Jamboree and Sage Brush Roundup in Fairmont are older. This ...

Chamber After Hours event planned

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce has announced the May After Hours Event will be hosted from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Propst Realty location at 700 Randolph Ave., Elkins. Chamber members, guests and anyone interested in becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce ...

Pocahontas County man sentenced

WHEELING — Clifton R. Summerfield, 34, of Marlinton, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 12 months and one day incarceration for failing to update his sex offender registration, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. From February 2016 through November 2016, ...