Communities

Elkins Purple Majesties host meeting

CANAAN VALLEY — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats’ June meeting was Monday at Canaan Valley Lodge Restaurant. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses were Carolyn Lewis, Charlotte Thomas, Geri Rosencrance and Linda Peterson July birthdays ...

WVDA gets grant for school program

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture announced it has received a $68,518 Farm-to-School grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The WVDA was one of 73 projects awarded funds by the USDA. The purpose of the grant is to provide support to local farmers by ...

Brown unveils ‘Augie’s War’ at book signing

CLARKSBURG —John H. Brown, author of Augie’s War, his first novel, recently welcomed friends and family to the book signing at Wonder Bar and Steakhouse, Clarksburg. Brown gave a sincere “thank you,” to his helpers, especially to his wife, Debbie, in the creation of Augie’s War ...

Masonic Temple’s centennial event slated

WESTON — On Sunday, July 22nd, and the following Saturday, July 28, from 2-4 p.m., Weston’s Masonic Temple at 346 Main Avenue will have an “open house” celebration of the building’s 100th anniversary. The general public is invited to enjoy an extensive tour of the Temple led by ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Randolph County Route 64, Conley Run Road from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 12, for slide repair. The closure will occur 0.1 mile from intersection of U.S. 219 south. The traveling public is advised to use an alternate route ...

EHS Alumni Association selects officers

ELKINS — The purpose of the Elkins High School Alumni Association is to support the students at Elkins High School in academics, sports, music and arts. This year donations have been made to the After Prom Party, baseball field in honor of Coach Simms, Old Brick Playhouse Apprentice ...

RCHS schedules Woofstock event

ELKINS — Each year the Randolph County Humane Society holds the event as a way to give back to the community through a day of family fun focused on how animals enrich our lives. On Saturday at Elkins City Park, RCHS will kick off the event with a 9 a.m. visit by West Virginia University ...

Railyard Restaurant and Rail & Trail Store honored

PHILIPPI — The Railyard Restaurant and the Rail & Trail Store, both located at the railroad depot area of Elkins, are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in June. Valerie Braden is a partner in the Railyard Restaurant. Serena Marson is the manager of the ...

55th annual Ox Roast set at Camp Pioneer

BEVERLY — The Randolph County Parks & Recreation Board and Camp Pioneer presents its 55th annual Ox Roast from 4 to 7 p.m. July 26 at Camp Pioneer, Beverly. The Ox Roast is a benefit fundraiser for Camp Pioneer that serves as an annual homecoming for 4-Hers, parents, leaders and ...

VBS set at First Baptist Church

ELKINS — First Baptist Church of Elkins announces plans for their annual Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 9-13. Children ages 4 through sixth grade (grade just completed) will meet in the sanctuary of the church to get started each evening. Children will visit ports along the ...

Welcome Center honors volunteers

ELKINS — On June 18, the Board of Directors and staff of the Elkins Depot Welcome Center took the evening to enjoy the company of and honor the people that volunteer at the center. This once-a-year event is to show appreciation for the countless hours of professional service these ...

Personal property assessments information provided

ELKINS — The following message is from the Randolph County Assessor’s office: Personal property assessments can be reported to the Assessor’s office beginning July 1. Assessment sheets are mailed on July 11 this year in Randolph County. We try to mail the sheets around the same time ...

Hogwarts’ Appalachian Academy begins at library

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will be transforming every Friday evening in July from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., into Hogwarts’ Appalachian Academy, a local training facility for Muggles from West Virginia. The program will instruct and inform participants about a different ...

Public invited to open house at Belington Clinic

BELINGTON — The public is invited to an open house at the Belington Medical Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. July 13. The open house is one of several “After Hours” opportunities sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce The Belington Medical Clinic is one of the medical facilities ...

Mountaineer visits Cortland Acres

THOMAS — Cortland Acres played host to the 65th Mountaineer Mascot, Trevor Kiess, last week. A native of Tucker County, Kiess spent his time at Cortland greeting residents throughout the 94-bed facility. The visit was the unofficial kickoff to the annual Thomas Mountaineer Days. “The ...

Local student named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, Ga. — Walter King of Elkins made the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester. One of the nation’s leading research ...