Communities

Independent film coming to Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — The Lascaux Micro-Theater announces the West Virginia premiere of the ‘coming of aging’ feature film, “Farmer of the Year.” The film, by the Ohio University husband and wife team of Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell, stars Emmy-nominated Barry Corbin (Northern ...

Philippi set to host annual Main Street Art Stroll

PHILIPPI — Philippi Main Street will host 25 visual artists, 10 individual and group musical artists, and possibly dance artists at this year’s annual Philippi Art Stroll on Friday, April 26 from 5-8 p.m. in 22 exhibit sites in downtown Philippi. And in the midst of all this, visual ...

Tumble Time gymnasts compete in state meet

Tumble Time Gymnastics LLC competed in the 2019 West Virginia State Gymnastics Meet on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute March 15-17. Platinum level gymnasts Darrah Pennington placed first on vault to become the 2019 WV State vault champion, fourth on floor, fourth ...

Camp Caring set to return for 23rd year

West Virginia Caring is hosting its annual Camp Caring, formerly Camp Nabe, Aug. 3 at Camp Mountaineer on 187 Camp Mountaineer Road, off Route 119 in Morgantown. The non-profit is accepting applications for campers who would like to attend this year’s camp. Since 1996, West Virginia Caring ...

Pringle Tree CEOS Club hosts meeting

Eight members of the Pringle Tree CEOS Club attended the regular monthly meeting April 3 at the home of Rosemary Simons. Members met at noon and Barbara Byrd opened with a prayer and a blessing on the food. A luncheon featuring a variety of finger foods provided by the members was enjoyed ...

Elkins to host two Arbor Day events

National Arbor Day falls this year on Friday, April 26. The public is invited to attend two separate Arbor Day events this year organized by Elkins Tree Board and Emma Scott Garden Club. The first event hosted by Emma Scott Garden Club will happen at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Elkins Middle ...

Communities selected to host Create Your State Tour

PRINCETON — Five West Virginia communities have been selected to host the Create Your State Tour in May. CYS is a multi-media music performance, educational presentation and workshop that inspires and empowers creative community revitalization and development through the arts. The towns ...

Emma Scott Garden Club learns about weather

ELKINS — Exciting news was announced at the April meeting of the ESGC while members and a guest had the opportunity to learn about various aspects of weather from club member, engineer and pilot Ken Hanscom. Hanscom possesses a special interest in Aviation Science and was involved as a ...

Hinkle graduates from WVU

ELKINS — Katie Hinkle of Elkins graduated in December from West Virginia University with degrees in both journalism and philosophy and a minor in English. While a student at WVU, Hinkle was consistently on the Dean’s List or the President’s List. She graduated magna com laude for ...

ABU faculty honored during campus-wide celebration

PHILIPPI — Twenty-four faculty members at Alderson Broaddus University earned a nationally recognized teaching credential co-endorsed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) during a pinning ceremony on April 13. Faculty ...

Klines to perform at The Arts Center Brown Bag Concert

ELKINS — The Klines will perform a free Brown Bag Concert at the Art Center from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The public is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the music. “Carrie and Michael Kline live and breathe Appalachian culture and music. Their voices carry the songs with truth and ...

Learning more about the Barbour courthouse

PHILIPPI — Several members of the public and the sponsoring Barbour County Chamber of Commerce were privileged recently with an intimate look at the historic documents and rarely-seen records in and about the Barbour County courthouse Circuit Clerk Gerald Fogg’s hour-long presentation ...

Elkins High Choir Spring Concert set

ELKINS — The Elkins High School Vocal Ensemble will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. May 1. Choral selections to be performed during the concert are as follows: “The Poet Sings” by Randall Stroope, “May It Be” by Eithne Ni Bhraonain, “Amazing Grace/Pachelbel’s Canon” ...

Funding to modernize housing announced

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $13,523,370 for 30 public housing authorities throughout the state of West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The ...

D&E College schedules Day of Giving

ELKINS — For 24 hours on Tuesday, everyone who cares about Davis & Elkins College will have a chance to come together, if not in person, in the virtual world. The fourth annual Day of Giving, when D&E friends and alumni express their gratitude by playing a part in the College’s ...

DOH to close bridge temporarily

The Division of Highways has announced a temporary bridge closure on Randolph County Route 1, also know as the Gilman Road, for construction of a new structure at the Cravensdale Bridge beginning Tuesday, April 16, and completing on June 14. This will be a 24-hour closure once the bridge is ...

2019 WV Envirothon set to begin at Canaan Valley

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Envirothon, the state’s premiere conservation education competition for high school students, begins next week in Tucker County. The West Virginia Envirothon will be April 17-18 at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. Five-member teams who participate in the ...

Elkins City Hall News

City Council Committee members are settling into their new meeting times and adjusting to new committee dynamics. Next week the Municipal Properties Committee will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to discuss the Elkins Main Street Streetscape plan in general and downtown parking meters in ...