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Rachel Pingley and Vallie Goots are two of the longest-standing members of the Emma Scott Garden Club. Goots was recognized for her dedication to the club and received a Life Membership to the West Virginia Garden Club. Pingley also has a lifetime membership.

Emma Scott Garden Club finishes summer with picnic

ELKINS — Members of the Emma Scott Garden Club gathered at the home of Judy and Al Swanson to say goodbye to the summer gardening season with a potluck picnic dinner. Guest speakers, Jeff and Lisa Sickler of Sickler Farm in Moatsville, opened the evening event with a discussion on high ...

Panel discussion on foster care set in Elkins

ELKINS — A free, informative discussion will be offered Thursday on the subject of foster care and adoption. A regional summit panel discussion on foster care and adoption providers will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Phil Gainer Community Center, located at 142 Robert E. Lee Ave. in ...

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The WV Double Tap Gun Club is set to host a two-gun shooting competition on Sept. 23 at the Coalton VFW.

Local gun club slated to host competition

COALTON — WV Double Tap Gun Club will host a two-gun shooting competition at the Coalton Veterans of Foreign Wars Sept. 23. Instructor Daniel James said there have been many requests for a two-gun competition. “This competition is great tool for anyone wanting to practice defensive ...

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From left are, back row, Sam Muncy and Sharon Reeves Cottrill; front row, Adrianna Anderson, Amber Sanders and Emma Proudfoot.

Valley Livestock 4-H Club meets

MILL CREEK — Valley Livestock 4-H Club met Sept.7 at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek for its monthly meeting. After a short business meeting, members enjoyed making a “gizmo.” Master Naturalist Sam Muncy and his fiancee came to the meeting and helped members make a box that ...

Elkins employee embezzlement case will go before a grand jury

ELKINS — A judge ruled that probable cause for the arrest of a former city of Elkins employee charged with allegedly embezzling money for more than a year during her employment had been met. Sierria Staten, 31, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of embezzlement. She is currently ...

Music in the Mountains Festival set

MARLINTON — Local musicians, artisans, community members and visitors will come together to experience and celebrate mountain music, craft and dance in the making with the Music in the Mountains Old-Time Festival this week. Friday night features Mountain Music Trail musicians kicking off ...

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A cook-out picnic, above, is held at the Elkins-Randolph County airport recently and was attended by many members of the local airport community

Airport hosts cook-out picnic

ELKINS — The local airport community got together for a cook-out picnic at the Elkins-Randolph County airport recently. Pilots, families and friends of the airport had a great time sharing flying stories and only slightly exaggerated descriptions of marvelous feats of airmanship in both ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital to unveil computer system

BUCKHANNON — Beginning Oct. 1, St. Joseph’s Hospital will achieve an even higher standard of care coordination through electronic health records with the implementation of the new EPIC electronic medical record system. This new system will also give the patients of St. Joseph’s ...

Gospel Brunch set at Halliehurst

ELKINS — An afternoon of interfaith fellowship, live entertainment, special speakers and traditional Louisiana-style fare will come together at the “Southern Gospel Brunch: Creating a Culture of Peace.” The event, organized by Adjunct Instructor Laurie Goux, Catering Assistant Lisa ...

National Pathfinder Day is Wednesday

FT. BENNING, GA. — National Pathfinder Day honors Sept. 13, 1943. In the ghostly darkness, a small secret unit of paratroopers would jump into Italy on a near suicidal mission to help save the Allied invasion from being pushed back into the sea. These select men would become known as ...

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The entire chapter of the Elkins High School FFA worked hard the highest honors in the state, but four members made sure it happened: Sarah Akers, president, Dacie Pennington, reporter; Jaclynn Carroll, secretary, and Logan Rowan, sentinel.

Earning Emblems

ELKINS — The Elkins High School FFA chapter received the highest honors that can be bestowed on a West Virginia chapter. The Superior Chapter and Gold Star Emblem Awards. The Gold Emblem award is given to only the most active chapters across the state and those chosen will compete in the ...

Newspapers the first draft of history

The old idea that “newspapers are the first draft of history” makes written accounts of current events more significant than young reporters may realize. As we seek information about the historic Kump House and the family that lived there, we must rely on the archive of old newspapers ...

Submitted photos  Third Ward Elementary School welcomed COSI on Wheels. a traveling educational exhibit.

COSI on Wheels visits Third Ward

ELKINS — Third Ward Elementary School welcomed COSI on Wheels Sept. 6. This traveling exhibit and hands-on program from the Center of Science and Industry museum in Columbus, Ohio educated and entertained students during the full-day event. “This year’s theme was Astounding ...

Inaugural Hope and Help Assembly set

BUCKHANNON — Beginning at noon Saturday, the city of Buckhannon will partner with Opportunity House and Matt Kerner to present the inaugural Hope And Help Assembly bringing people together from all over our state and region — including those in recovery from substance addiction and their ...

School of Nursing NCLEX pass rate at 98 percent for 3-year average

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s School of Nursing announced that the West Virginia State NCLEX pass rate for the last three years is 98 percent with a passage rate of 94 percent in 2017. In 2015 and 2016, the passage rate was 100 percent. “I think the pass rate is ...

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WVWC Faculty Lecture Series to kick off

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College will kick off its new Faculty Lecture Series on Monday with “The Heartbreak Game: What Makes a Classic Country Song Classic?” presented by Eric Waggoner, associate professor of English. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Culpepper ...