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Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats host August luncheon

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats enjoyed a delightful afternoon luncheon on the front porch at Lambert’s Winery in Weston Aug. 12. Queen Mother B.J. McKenzie presided over the meeting. A huge thank you to Duchesses Linda Peterson and Patsy Roberts for planning the ...

Melton joins Health Clinic

On July 15, the Rural Health Clinic at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital welcomed Karen Melton as the newest addition to their medical staff. Karen is a Family Nurse Practitioner and received a Master’s of Science Degree from King College in Bristol, Tennessee. Melton has a background in ...

Optometry services coming to SGMC

PARSONS — St. George Medical Clinic is pleased to announce it will be offering accessible eye care for folks in rural Tucker County and surrounding counties. Coming on board to assist with the clinic’s optometry services is husband and wife duo, Dr. Sheena Hunt and Dr. Andrew ...

Morrisey warns college students of identity theft dangers

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges college students to use caution as another school year begins and sensitive information is shared. College is the first time many young adults are in charge of their own personal affairs, which makes them susceptible to ...

Upshur Schools provide meals to students at no cost

BUCKHANNON — Students in Upshur County will once again have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost through a program called the Community Eligibility Provision. The CEP was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to ...

Prescribed burning planned for Cheat Summit Fort

ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest fire officials plan to burn wood debris piles in the next few weeks on about two acres at Cheat Summit Fort, the location of a Civil War Union encampment 6.5 miles northwest of Bartow. Later this fall they will conduct a prescribed burn on about nine acres ...

Depot gets certificate of excellence

ELKINS — The Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB, a hub for community and visitor information in Randolph County, was presented a Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor for the 2019 year. This marks the fourth year in a row for the Center to receive this award. The 2019 ...

Warner appointed co-chair of national committee

CHARLESTON — The National Association of Secretaries of State has announced that West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner and Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar have been appointed National Co-Chairs of the NASS Elections Committee by NASS President and Iowa Secretary of State ...

PSC says free 811 call could save your life

CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission of West Virginia urges everyone to “Call Before You Dig.” By law, you are required to call West Virginia 811 at least 48 hours before you break ground on any job that involves digging. That law applies to individuals tackling home projects as ...

Welcome Center honors Volunteer of the Year

The Elkins Depot Welcome Center, Inc. hosted its annual volunteer appreciation dinner and award ceremony on June 12. The Depot Welcome Center holds this event every year to honor their volunteer team who is integral to the success of the Welcome Center and to recognize the achievements of one ...

New Rotary club meets with district governor

BUCKHANNON — Members of the new Rotary Club forming in Buckhannon met with Shari Messinger, the district governor for the state on Aug. 9. Messinger was installed into office on June 20 and became the first governor of District 7545, a unification of Districts 7530 and 7550 on July 1. ...

Elkins City Hall News

City Hall will be abuzz with council activity next week. Starting things off Monday morning at 10 a.m. is the Public Safety Committee whose members will be talking with the Director of Woodlands Development Group regarding their Memorandum of Understanding focused on dilapidated housing. This ...

Randolph County Marriages

The following marriages were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse: Joshua Lee Helmick, 18, of Elkins, to Jalyssa Samone Reams, 19, of Elkins on July 13. Alexander Nicholas Johnson, 18, of Kerens, to Abigail Haley Shamer, 17, of Kerens on July 13. Rickey Adrian White, 66, of Elkins, to ...

Property Transfers

RANDOLPH COUNTY The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On July 27, James P. Newhouse and Thelma L. Newhouse to Betty J. Hammonds, real estate situated in Leadsville District. On July 31, Gary J. Louk and Jennifer L. Louk to Clyde L. Bell Jr. and ...

19 Randolph students attend Boys State

ELKINS — Nineteen Randolph County students attended the 82nd annual American Legion Mountaineer Boys State at Jackson’s Mill. Cole Arbogast, a Tygarts Valley High School student, is the son of Chad and Beth Arbogast of Beverly. He is sponsored by the Tygarts Valley Lions Club. He ...

ERCC names new assistant administrator

ELKINS — Debra “Debbie” Dean has joined Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center as the new assistant administrator, bringing over two decades of management experience to the facility. Dean will oversee four departments - Activities, Dietary, Environmental Services, and Maintenance. She ...

Agent named to real estate 10 Best list

The American Institute of Real Estate Professionals has recognized the exceptional performance of local real estate agent Christopher Pudder as a 2019 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Real Estate Professionals is a third-party rating ...

Elks to begin convention today in Charleston

The Mid-Year Convention of the West Virginia Elks Association begins today in Charleston. Featured guest for the two-day convention is Robert L. Duitsman, newly elected National President of the Order of Elks. Duitsman was installed at the group’s national convention in St. Louis, Missouri ...