Communities

Historical Society meeting to feature speaker

BEVERLY — The annual general membership meeting of the Randolph County Historical Society is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Beverly Heritage Center, located at 4 Court St. in Beverly. The featured speaker for the evening will be Don Teter, portraying George Washington’s survey ...

VFW slated to host veterans dinner, speaker

ELKINS — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3647 will host its Veterans Day Dinner this Saturday. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. at the Post Home in Elkins. The evening’s speaker is scheduled to be Dr. Renaud Stauber, who retired from the Navy as a ...

Manchin recommends students for service academy nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has announced that he will nominate 40 West Virginia students from 22 counties to the U.S. Service Academies, including two local students. The U.S. Service Academies include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the ...

Two students chosen for internship

ELKINS — A partnership between the Davis & Elkins College Division of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society has expanded for the second time this year. The growth in the partnership will see two D&E accounting ...

Barbour County man sentenced on drug, gun charges

ELKINS — Dylan Lee Hamrick, 24, of Belington, was sentenced to 108 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine and possessing an altered firearm, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced. Hamrick was found in possession of methamphetamine and a shotgun with a shortened ...

Randolph County man indicted for failure to update sex offender registry

CLARKSBURG — A Mill Creek man was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of failing to update his sex offender registry, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced. Daniel Lee Vance, 22, was indicted on one count of failure to update sex offender registration. Vance is ...

Randolph County Senior Center Activities

The following are next week’s activities at the Randolph County Senior Center: Monday: Games, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tai Chi class, 10 a.m.; Arthritis Foundation exercise class, 11 a.m.; lunch served at the Elkins Manor, Harman and Mill Creek sites, 11:30 a.m., and at the center, 11:45 a.m.; ice ...

Heart and Hand House Inc. offering NIP tax credits

PHILIPPI — Heart and Hand House Inc. is pleased to be able to offer Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) tax credits for eligible donations made to its Home Repair and Construction Program between now and March 15. Businesses and individuals who contribute to NIP-approved organizations ...

Toys for Tots prepares for holiday giving

ELKINS — Needy youngsters in Randolph and surrounding counties may have a cheerier Christmas this year through new toys from the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program, which is underway again this year. The annual collection, spearheaded locally by ...

Monongahela National Forest plans fall prescribed fires

ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest fire managers plan to use prescribed fire to improve wildlife habitat and restore oak/hickory forests in two areas of Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties this fall. Prescribed fire is one of the tools forest managers use to keep forests healthy by killing ...

City responds to reported scams

ELKINS — City of Elkins officials have heard several concerns from local residents about receiving phone calls attempting to solicit information or sell products from the City Hall phone number, 304-636-1414. City officials would like to caution residents that these calls are not coming ...

Man graduates Air Force basic training

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William E. Sabota III has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air ...

Community dinner to benefit agency

PHILIPPI — A Community Dinner hosted by Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres and Heart and Hand House Inc. is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Market Place, 107 S. Main St. in Philippi. Proceeds from the dinner help support the work of Heart and Hand House in Barbour County. The ...

Barbour Chamber announces honorees

PHILIPPI — William D. Johnson, CPA, and Bryan Brothers Memorials are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in November. Johnson was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and raised in Philippi. Following graduation from Philip Barbour High School he operated heavy ...

WVWC Honors Program announces speaker

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan College Honors Program will feature the Fall 2017 Honors Athenaeum speaker Dr. Terri Blake of Morgantown this week. Blake will be presenting her talk, titled “Changing Role of Animal Studies in Drug Development,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hyma ...

Wesleyan to present ‘Everybody’

BUCKHANNON — The Department of Theatre and Dance at West Virginia Wesleyan College will perform “Everybody” at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. Wesleyan is one of four ...

Museum set to close for season

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Historical Museum will close its doors for the 2017 season after the Nov.17-19 weekend. The museum has been opened Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from the spring through the summer months. It welcomes guests from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from ...

Volunteers clean up gardens

BUCKHANNON — The garden space at the Opportunity House in Buckhannon has been cleaned up thanks to local volunteers. AmeriCorps VISTA members Rachel Strawder and Akiko Endo, from Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County and Randolph County respectively, worked to clean up the garden space ...

Community Care of WV receives accreditation

BUCKHANNON — Community Care of West Virginia’s Green Bank, Marlinton and Hillsboro locations have received a Level 3 accreditation — the highest possible — from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for providing exceptional service and high quality care. Community Care of West ...