Communities

Local students selected for Sheperd University’s dean’s list

SHEPHERDSTOWN — One thousand and four students were named to the dean’s list at Shepherd University for the fall semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must maintain a 3.4 grade point average for the semester and carry at least 15 hours of coursework or be in a ...

Quilting group plans ‘luvie’ workshop

ELKINS — A Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild meeting and “luvie” workshop are scheduled for Feb. 1 at St. Brendan Catholic Church, Route 250 south in Elkins. An all-day workshop to make lap-sized quilts, called “luvies,” will begin at 9 a.m. This is a community-outreach project for ...

Main Street to host Community Branding Workshop

ELKINS — Elkins Main Street will host a Community Branding Workshop Jan. 23-25 at the West Virginia Wood Technology Center in Elkins. A marketing consultant provided by Main Street West Virginia will lead sessions with various groups, as well as the public, to collect input from all sectors ...

Red Hats host January meeting

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats group hosted its January meeting Monday at The Steer Restaurant in Elkins. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick hosted the meeting. January birthdays were announced and members serenaded birthday majesties Texie Mallow, Wanda Price ...

Benefit dinner coming up next month

SNOWSHOE — The Snowshoe Foundation has announced it will host its annual Winter Gala benefit dinner on Feb. 23, offering live entertainment, incredible food, auction items and more. The Snowshoe Foundation, established in 2003, supports local communities of Randolph, Pocahontas and ...

The Sweetback Sisters to perform at D&E

ELKINS — The Sweetback Sisters will bring their unique brand of Americana music to Davis & Elkins College for a live performance in Robbins Memorial Chapel on Jan. 20. Presented by the Augusta Heritage Center and the Appalachian Music and Dance Club, the concert will feature songs from ...

Tygarts Valley High/Middle School announces honor roll

MILL CREEK — Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Sixth grade — Abigail Arbogast, Clark Bailey, Emma Bell, ...

Wesleyan honors students

BUCKHANNON — Area students from Barbour, Grant, Hardy, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur counties were named to the president’s academic recognition list and dean’s list at West Virginia Wesleyan College for the 2017 fall semester. The president’s list acknowledges ...

Blue & Gray Reunion seeks volunteers

PHILIPPI — The Blue & Gray Reunion Committee will meet in its regular monthly planning session at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in Council Chambers of Philippi City Hall. “We are already underway in our planning for the 29th annual Blue & Gray Reunion set for May 31 through June 3 throughout ...

Elkins to update zoning ordinance

ELKINS — On Thursday, the residents of Elkins are invited to attend an open house regarding updates to the current zoning ordinance, which has not been significantly amended since its initial adoption in the 1950s. The West Virginia College of Law Land Use and Sustainable Development ...

Morris named to SEDC Board of Directors

ATLANTA – The Southern Economic Development Council the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, is pleased to announce Robert Morris, executive director of the Randolph County Development Authority and West Virginia Wood Technology Center in Elkins, as ...

D&E College introduces new major

ELKINS — As careers in the health and wellness fields continue to expand, Davis & Elkins College is offering a new course of study to prepare students to follow their passion in the future job market. Beginning in fall 2018, the college will offer a major in community and corporate ...

Old Brick to present after-school program

ELKINS — What better way to conquer cabin fever than taking a magical journey to the desert at The Old Brick Playhouse in Elkins, where participants can take a break from subzero weather with visions of flying carpets and magic lamps. Now in its 16th year, Acting Up Literally, an acting ...

Tucker County CVB launches new website

DAVIS — The Tucker County Convention & Visitors Bureau recently launched a new website at CanaanValley.org. “It has been five years since the website received its last facelift,” Tucker County CVB Marketing Manager Brian Sarfino said in a news release. “The primary intent of the ...

Alderson Broaddus University names students to president’s list

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University announced that 19 students were named to the president’s list after the fall semester. To qualify for the president’s list, a student must appear on the dean’s list for five semesters earning a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students achieving the ...

MLK celebration and march set in Elkins

ELKINS — An event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place Jan. 14 in Elkins. The community is invited to participate in the annual march and program commemorating the life and work of the famous civil rights activist. “The Elkins Cultural Awareness and ...

New Year’s Baby

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomed Martin Joe Riffle at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, becoming the hospital’s first baby born in 2018. Born to proud parents Jewell Lou Riffle and Martin Dwayne Riffle of Volga, Martin weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. He was ...

Pastor inducted into Legion of Honor

ELKINS — Mark Epperson, pastor of Alliance Church near Gilman, was inducted into the Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor during the church’s Veterans Appreciation Banquet. Epperson’s long-term contributions and unselfish dedication in supporting military and civic activities ...

Davis & Elkins releases dean’s, president’s lists

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has released its president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. The president’s list includes all full-time students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester and the dean’s list includes all full-time students with a ...