Communities

Local residents earn degree from Western Governors University

SALT LAKE CITY — The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Florida); 65th (Seattle, Washington); and 66th (Las Vegas, Nevada) commencement ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the ...

REAP Program announces more than $85,000 in grants

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2019 Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Litter Control Matching Grants. The 31 recipients were approved for $85,117.72 in grant funding. Funding for the ...

Humanities Council seeks grant proposals

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals for its upcoming Sept. 1 grant deadline. Four grant categories will be offered to nonprofit organizations that support public humanities programming for West Virginia audiences. A description of each category follows: ...

Cacapon Institute awards 13 communities with ‘tree kits’

GREAT CACAPON — Cacapon Institute, through our Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree, has awarded 13 organizations with tree planting kits to organize community-based volunteer tree planting projects in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in fall 2018. Thanks to funding from the U.S. EPA, ...

Homestead Association set to host WVU professors

DAILEY — The Tygart Valley Homestead Association is hosting West Virginia University’s musicology professor Dr. Travis Stimeling and Dr. Ryan Claycomb, professor of English, at the Homestead Community Center, formerly Homestead School in Dailey, at 2 p.m. Monday. The purpose of ...

17 Randolph students attend Boys State

American Legion Post 29, along with additional community donors, sponsored 17 young men to attend the 81st American Legion Mountaineer Boys State the week of June 10-16. The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State is a one-week course in the operations of government and political process. ...

VFW Post 5583 installs officers

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Roaring Creek Post 5583, Coalton, recently conducted the installation of officers at the Post Home in Coalton. Charles T. Petrice, commander of Post 5583, conducted the installation of officers. The officers are: President Lucy Petrice, Senior Vice ...

History the focus of Beverly Heritage Days

BEVERLY — Don’t be surprised if you happen to see early settlers, Yankees, Confederates, Allies, Axis, wives and civilians from throughout the centuries on the streets of Beverly this July. No, you haven’t entered a time machine, but Beverly Heritage Days: Centuries of History does ...

Senators announce $5M in funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that West Virginia has been awarded $5,016,100 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal ...

Juried Photography Exhibit to open

ELKINS —On Friday, The Arts Center will host a free opening reception for a juried photography exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. This exhibit features the work of over 20 professional and amateur photographers. The exhibit includes works by local photographers as well as from throughout ...

Roads closed for pipeline construction

ELKINS — The USDA Forest Service has issued a closure order for WB XPress pipeline construction in Pendleton and Randolph counties. In order to protect public safety during construction activities, the order prohibits going into or being upon Monongahela National Forest lands within 200 feet ...

Tyrand presents scholarship

MILL CREEK — Tyrand Cooperative Ministries Inc. selected Alana Mae Rennix as a recipient of a scholarship from the Edwin Bryon and Elva Mary Humphreys Memorial Scholarship Trust that is held at the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia. Edwin Humphreys’ desire in creating the ...

Manchin, Capito announce nearly $12 million for Head Start programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced $11,864,272 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Head ...

BCHA announces board members

PHILIPPI—Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board of Directors to serve three-year terms are Tonya Cooper and Amanda Sisson. “BCHA is pleased to welcome these community leaders to the Board. Their ...

Food permit classes offered in Philippi

PHILIPPI — In preparation for the Barbour County Fair, the Barbour County Health Department staff will be offering Food Service Workers Permit Classes Aug. 1-2 at The Market Place, 107 S. Main St. in Philippi. Registration on both evenings will begin at 5:15 p.m. All those persons whose ...

Wesleyan and Community Care of West Virginia announce health center agreement

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan will partner with Community Care of West Virginia (CCWV) to provide a school-based health clinic at the College beginning July 1. The clinic will be located in Wesleyan’s Barnhart Health Center, which is adjacent to the John D. Rockefeller IV Physical ...