Communities

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 ...

REACT to offer three short plays Sunday

ELKINS — Have you ever been to a funeral home, in a car on a bridge, or at the circus all on the same day? Well, here’s your chance! The Randolph-Elkins Area Community Theatre is REACTing to the great success of its first reading by performing three 10-minute plays at The Arts Center ...

Elkins native completes doctorate requirements

Elliott Shane Evans of Elkins has completed all requirements for his PhD in Germanic Studies, Germanic linguistics and philology, at Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana. His dissertation is titled, “The Origin, Functions and Histories of Germanic Adjective Endings.” Evans, a 2005 ...

D&E’s GreenWorks! hosting screening

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College student organization GreenWorks! will host a screening of the documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in Eshleman Science Center 400. The event is free and open to the public. Officials said the film explores social and ...

Road slated to be closed temporarily

BEVERLY — The Division of Highways has announced a temporary road closure on Randolph County Route 37/8, also known as the Georgetown Road/Rich Mountain Road in Beverly, on Monday, April 15, with an alternate date of Tuesday, April 16. The hours for this closure are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 ...

ABU professor featured in book

PHILIPPI — An Alderson Broaddus University professor contributed to a recent top-selling book release on the use of DNA analysis for family history research. Dr. James M. Owston, an AB mass communication professor and administrator, participated as one of 14 authors of Advanced Genetic ...

Former political prisoner to speak

BUCKHANNON — Lala Mooney of Charles Town will be the featured guest speaker at the April 22 meeting of the Central West Virginia Republican Women’s Club. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the BiCentennial Inn/88 Restaurant & Lounge in Buckhannon. Mooney was a political prisoner ...

Local businesses to learn how to compete in modern era

CHARLESTON — Big box and online suppliers have changed the shopping landscape, but small businesses don’t have to surrender the field. The West Virginia Small Business Development Center and Main Street West Virginia have joined forces to bring retail expert Marc Willson and the Retail ...

Variety of classes planned for D&E Day of Dance

ELKINS — Local and national artists will come together to share their talents during the D&E Day of Dance from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Myles Center for the Arts Creative Commons. The event is presented by the D&E Division of Creative Arts. Co-organizers Will Roboski and ...

EHS announces honor roll

Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Lucas R. Anger, Alexander R. Arbogast, Emily R. Arbogast, Noah P. Backus, David A. ...

Performances scheduled for Augusta dance

ELKINS — Old-time sounds and an evening of high-energy will come together Friday as The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, hosts the monthly square dance in Myles Center for the Arts Creative Commons. Live music will be ...

Chamber selects Members of the Month

Allegheny Insurance and Kaiser’s Coffee & Candy are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in April. Amber Higgins is a licensed property and casualty agent in the Philippi office of Allegheny Insurance. Joseph Kaiser III is the owner, along with his wife, of ...

D&E sociology students hosting Take Back the Night event

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College sociology students are joining a worldwide effort of taking a stand against sexual violence. As part of their Race, Gender and Social Inequality class, students will host a Take Back the Night event on April 29. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Booth Library ...