Communities

Harman graduate receives D&E scholarship

ELKINS — Harman High School graduate Kyle Clements received a Regional Highlands Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College during the school’s Commencement Ceremony. The award, totaling $76,000 over four years, was presented by D&E Enrollment Adviser Megan Walters. The ...

Area students earn academic recognition at West Virginia Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — Area students have earned academic recognition at West Virginia Wesleyan College for the classroom performance during the 2019 spring semester. Students who were named to the President’s List are: Brandon Ayers, John Antolini, Shania Clack, Madison Crickard, Lisa Fidler, ...

Entertainment set for BBQ Bash

The 2019 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash will be June 7-8 at Stonewall Resort. Visitors can enjoy delicious BBQ while enjoying their favorite domestic or West Virginia craft beer or sample wines from several wineries. Entertainment will be offered both days, including: Friday • 4-6 p.m. — ...

Young, Miller to lead Augusta Heritage Center

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will take on new leadership with the appointment of Executive Director Ko Ch’ Ta “Seth” Young, a D&E alumnus, and Artistic Director Emily Miller. Both began their new positions June 3 in preparation of the ...

Tygarts Valley Conservation District local work group meeting set

PHILIPPI — The Tygarts Valley Conservation District in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service will convene a local work group meeting to discuss conservation programs for 2019-2020 and provide guidance for the Focused Conservation Approach and the Environmental Quality ...

Local residents initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. — The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society: Katie Wamsley of Buckhannon was initiated at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Local student graduates from Berea College

BEREA, KY — Sydney Depp of Beverly graduated with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and natural resources degree at 2 p.m. May 5 at the Commencement Service at Berea College.

Elkins City Hall News

The Elkins Planning Commission, under the guidance of the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Clinic, is honing in on the completion of an update to the city’s 60-plus year old zoning ordinance. The updated code will reflect the dynamics of the city as it is today while also ...

Road Closure

Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Junction Road in Randolph County and Carr’s Camp Road in Tucker County beginning on Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily for paving. The closure will begin at milepost 1.07 on Randolph County Route ...

W.Va. exhibits set at The Arts Center

ELKINS — As part of a month-long celebration of all things West Virginia, The Arts Center will present three exhibits opening today. All three exhibits will run at the same time, and have a common theme, a celebration of the state of West Virginia, culminating in a reception on West ...

ChalleNGe Academy graduates announced

The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy recently announced Class 2-18 as the 51st class to complete this West Virginia National Guard Program. Commencement exercises took place Dec. 14 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. A total of 173 graduates from 33 counties across the State of West Virginia successfully ...

AB teams sweep chamber golf tourney

Two teams from Alderson Broaddus University swept the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament at Bel Meadow Golf Club, barely finishing in time to avoid a major thunder and lightning storm. All proceeds were dedicated to student activities at Philip Barbour High ...

Parsons named a Blueprint Community

BRIDGEPORT — The town of Parsons was among six West Virginia communities officially welcomed as FHLBank Pittsburgh Blueprint Communities at a ceremony Wednesday in Bridgeport. Blueprint Communities is a place-based revitalization initiative created by FHLBank Pittsburgh and administered in ...

Woman in Leadership Conference set

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Women In Leadership Conference, sponsored by Performance Chevrolet, on Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Graceland Inn on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. WV Living Magazine is also providing ...

Master Gardener volunteers maintain garden

ELKINS — This spring a group of WVU Extension Master Gardener volunteers took on the maintenance of the garden that appears at the South Entrance to Elkins on the four lane near Glenmore Loop. Master Gardeners also maintain the Seneca Mall Garden and help with other public gardens in ...

Caring for a child with mental health needs

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of four articles brought to you by Youth Health Service to highlight the importance of caring for every child’s mental health. As a parent, you want the best for your child; you want your child to be happy, healthy, achieving well in school, ...

Mother’s Day raffle winner announced

BUCKHANNON — Angi Hinchman is the winner of the Mother’s Day raffle hosted by Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County. The winning ticket was sold by Nancy Spangler. Officials offered a thank you to everyone who sold and purchased tickets or donated items for the raffle. Tickets are sill ...

Elkins resident named to Dean’s List

BEREA, KY — Haley Collins, resident of Elkins, has been named to spring 2019 Dean’s List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least 4 total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.