Communities

McKinnie named Outstanding 4-H’er

Taylor McKinnie, a member of the Teen Leader 4-H Club, was chosen as Randolph County’s 2018 Outstanding 4-H’er along with Johanna Riggleman. McKinnie, 16, is a junior at Elkins High School and has been in 4-H for nine years having held every office, except treasurer, as a member of ...

Local businesses honored by magazine

ELKINS — WV Living has recognized several Elkins-area favorites in the magazine’s annual “Best of West Virginia” list. Big Timber Brewing Company won the “best brewery” category for the first time. In addition to statewide categories, the 2018 list also includes regional winners. ...

Fred Brooks Garden Club creates special holiday decorations

BUCKHANNON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club held its’ regular monthly meeting Nov. 26 at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. This was a working meeting as club members assembled pine swags to donate to the city and county for Christmas decorations. The swags will go to the Post ...

Writers exchange accepting submissions

NEW YORK — Each year, Poets & Writers invites poets and fiction writers from a selected state to apply for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. This year, that state is West Virginia. To be eligible, writers must be residents of West Virginia (currently and for at least the past ...

Wesleyan to begin $2M library renovation

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has announced plans to begin a $2 million renovation of the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library this spring. The master plan is a culmination of careful study, design, interviews, and statistical analysis to evolve the critical function of the ...

D&E clubs hosting Jazz and Java event

ELKINS — An evening of music, dance and sweets is planned as the Davis & Elkins College student organizations Appalachian Music and Dance Club and Black Student Union host Jazz and Java from 7-9 p.m. Friday. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Timms ...

Davis Trust gives to D&E’s Highlands Scholar Program

ELKINS — Davis Trust Co. is continuing its commitment to help local students obtain a high quality liberal arts education by supporting the nationally recognized Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholar Program. The bank recently presented a $12,500 check to fully fund a one-year ...

Mobile agriculture education science lab to visit JRES

ELKINS — The West Virginia Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab will visit Jennings Randolph Elementary School during the week of Dec. 10-14. The 40-foot lab is a fully self-contained unit equipped with multiple research stations. A retired or certified teacher guides ...

Adaland set to host Christmas open house event

PHILIPPI — With the lovingly restored 1870 house filled with Christmas trees, mantel and door decorations, holiday vignettes in nooks and crannies, and red velvet bows and green garland everywhere the eye can see, Adaland Mansion’s annual Open House is ready to welcome its guests. The ...

Barbour magistrate sworn in

PHILIPPI — On Wednesday Nov. 14, Ben Propst stood before Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats to take his oath as Barbour County’s newest Magistrate. Witnesses in the courtroom included many of the counties elected officials, including the current magistrates from Barbour and Taylor ...

Residential decorating contest open to Philippi residents

PHILIPPI —“We invite everyone who resides within the Philippi City limits, including areas around Broaddus Hospital, the Dairy King which includes Anglin Run, the Alderson Broaddus baseball field and Tygart Glen, to join in lighting up Philippi with outdoor Christmas decorations,” says ...

DUI checkpoint slated

ELKINS — The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7 on state Route 92, west of Elkins near Crystal Springs in Randolph County. The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement. Other enforcement activities ...

D&E participating on Giving Tuesday

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College joins a global movement as participants of Giving today. Nov. 27 kicks off the charitable season, and celebrates giving and philanthropy. Since 2013, alumni and members of the College and area community have made gifts in appreciation of all the ...