Communities

Barbour youth finalist in volunteer award

CHARLESTON — Quinn Raffo, 15, of Craigsville and Chloe Orecchio, 11, of Weirton have been named West Virginia’s top two youth volunteers of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As state ...

Elkins-Randolph County Tourism, CVB reveals new brand

ELKINS — Elkins-Randolph County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau has revealed Randolph County as “Authentic By Nature” for its newly developed tourism brand aimed at boosting visitor numbers to the area. “We’re creating a new vision and direction for Randolph County and ...

Five architecture scholarship winners named

The West Virginia Foundation for Architecture and The West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects — AIA West Virginia — has announced the winners of AIA WV 2019 Scholarship winners for 2019. AIA West Virginia Scholarship program, which benefits West Virginia native ...

PMH providing physical therapy in Green Bank

GREEN BANK — Pocahontas Memorial Hospital is very proud to now offer physical therapy services in Green Bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. After months of planning and work, the first patient walked through the doors of the BFD VFD Green Bank Station to the new outlying home ...

Mon Health promotes women’s heart health

Staff from Mon Health System sported red Friday to bring awareness to women’s heart health. Friday was Wear Red Day promoted by the American Heart Association in hopes to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in women. “In West Virginia, the rate of heart disease among women is ...

DMC plans healthy educational event

ELKINS — February is American Heart Month — an important month for all Americans, and especially West Virginians, where 165,000 people have coronary heart disease. Davis Medical Center wants to help you take charge of your health by offering a free healthy heart educational forum from 5-7 ...

Girl Scout Troop to host annual yard sale

Girl Scout Troop 34091 will host its fourth annual community yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the Davis Fire Hall, Route 32 is Davis. There will be multiple vendors, yard sales and a Girl Scout cookie booth. A kids’ corner and concessions stand will be available. Proceeds will ...

Fish and Wildlife Service to host Great Backyard Bird Count

Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for the 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count. Those participating will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Glendale Park in Elkins. No experience is necessary; experienced birders will be ...

Randolph County Schools Menu

The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Tac-go wraps, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Cook’s choice, fresh fruit, garden bar and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pop Tart, whole wheat ...

Mining Symposium recognizes companies

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Coal Association convened its 46th annual West Virginia Mining Symposium this week and celebrated the safety and reclamation achievements of mining industry operations across the state. “West Virginia’s coal industry continues to show its resilience and ...

D&E student art show opens

ELKINS — Artwork created by more than 40 Davis & Elkins College students will grace the Randolph County Community Arts Center throughout February. The annual D&E Student Art Show will open with a public reception from 5-7 p.m. today. The 60-plus piece exhibit consists of ...

Wesleyan named ‘Hidden Gem in the Southeast’

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has been recognized by an online service as one of the top schools in the southeast. OnlineSchoolsCenter.com recently release their list of Hidden Gems of the Southeast. This list introduces potential students to some of the best colleges and ...

Local student mamed to UA President’s List

TUSCALOOSA, AL — Tanner Caleb Carr of Moorefield was named to The University of Alabama President’s List for fall 2018. A total of 12,332 students enrolled during the 2018 fall term at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List ...

Mon Health employees rally to support food banks

When Mon Health employees learned that the recent government shutdown impacted community food banks, they rallied. Last week, Mon Health Medical Center, Mon EMS, The Village at Heritage Point and Mon Health Equipment and Supplies staff gathered non-perishable food items for donation to Pantry ...

2019 Endangered Species Youth Art Contest set

ELKINS — Raise awareness with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office and AFHA AmeriCorps Program by participating in the 14th annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest. Endangered Species Day is a national celebration to recognize endangered species and their ...

Morrisey urges consumers to safeguard tax information

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey used this week’s opening of tax season to urge consumers to protect personal information and exercise caution when preparing and filing their return. Sensitive information like Social Security numbers, financial information, ...

Reception set at The Arts Center

ELKINS — On Friday from 5-7 p.m., the Randolph County Community Arts Center will host an Opening Reception for the 2019 D&E Student Art Exhibit and a solo exhibit of works by local artist Alice-Gervais. This year’s Davis & Elkins College Student Exhibit will consist of works by ...