Communities

Program to bring cultural, artistic events to D&E

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will host Mosaic Interactive, an international music collaboration, for a series of cultural and artistic events March 10-16. Presented by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy and D&E Appalachian Ensemble, the free public ...

Dominion donates to Tucker health fair

Dominion Energy recently made a $3,000 donation to the annual Tucker County Regional Health Fair to help it continue to bring health screenings to rural West Virginia. “We are thankful to have Dominion Energy as a supporter for all 14 years of this health fair,” said Bill Hennessey, ...

College forms partnership to provide mental health services

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has partnered with the national mobile health and telehealth provider iSelectMD to offer a unique service. As a result, the College’s Counseling and Wellness Center can offer tele-psychiatry appointments to students every week on campus. D&E Vice ...

D&E hosting reception to recognize Upward Bound efforts

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will celebrate the success of its Upward Bound TRIO programs with a reception from 2:30 - 4 p.m. today in the Upward Bound Trio programs offices on the third floor of Booth Library. Members of the D&E and local community will have the opportunity to ...

Students donate to America Heart Association

ELKINS — On Feb. 21, six students of Elkins High School teacher Penni Harris collectively donated more than $100 to the ongoing non-profit fundraiser to delay the start of their Algebra I Honors class. Elkins High School students participated in the annual penny drive to raise money for ...

Tennant joins Davis & Elkins College enrollment team

ELKINS — Derek Tennant has been appointed enrollment adviser at Davis & Elkins College. In this capacity, he will assist prospective students and their families in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., in learning more about a liberal arts education at D&E. A native of ...

Study: Students can distinguish ‘real’ from ‘fake’

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students demonstrate a proficiency in differentiating between “real” and “fake” science-related Internet and social media content, according to a small independent study conducted by two D&E biology professors. The results also indicate that ...

Local student named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA — Walter King of Elkins achieved the distinction of the Dean’s List for the fall 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.

Old Brick to offer Camp Kids Playhouse

As we brace for the last bit of chilling weather, thoughts move us forward towards West Virginia’s enchanting springtime. One thing inspires us to look forward — and the idea of summer thrills. The Old Brick Playhouse, an Educational Arts Center in downtown Elkins, now in their 28th ...

Dragon Workshop at the Library to begin Friday

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will hold an interactive workshop for young writers in a three-part series of events starting Friday at 6 p.m., that ends in a Skype Session with author Cressida Cowell. The sessions are open to students in grades 2-12 and are ...

Camp Pioneer announces new executive director

BEVERLY — Effective June 1, 2018, Randolph County Parks and Recreation Board announced Sarah Cunningham as the new executive director of Camp Pioneer. A pastor’s daughter from Elkins, Cunningham has spent years volunteering at their Christian School, New Era Christian Academy, as well ...

Wesleyan creates new scholarship program

BUCKHANNON — Members of the West Virginia Wesleyan College class of 1969 have launched the Latin American International Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor and memory of Daniel Stein, who was a victim of the tragic Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder in October. Stein, ...

Harman school levy meeting rescheduled

HARMAN — The Randolph County Schools proposed levy informational meeting at the Harman Volunteer Fire Department has been rescheduled. The meeting will be at 7 pm on March 4. It had been set for Feb. 25, but that date conflicted with activities at the school.

DOH announces road closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Randolph County Route 20/4, also known as Oustroski Road, beginning today and ending at 5 p.m. March 1. This 24-hour a day closure is for a slide repair at milepost 0.70, east of the intersection with Upshur County Route 28/1, ...

Library hosts Chocolate Friendzy

The Friends of the Library, also known as the Bookhounds, held their second annual Chocolate Friendzy at the library on Feb. 12. The event served a dual purpose: a reward to all the members for their efforts over the past year to help support the Elkins Randolph County Public Library, ...

Mooney sets March mobile office hours

Throughout the Second District, members of Congressman Alex Mooney’s staff will be making stops in each county to meet with constituents who may be having problems with a federal agency. Officials ask that constituents bring copies of documentation related to their issues. “Helping my ...

Kindergarten registration begins

Randolph County Schools is beginning the kindergarten registration process for the 2019-2020 school year. Kindergarten application days are scheduled at each elementary school throughout the county. Children who will be 5 years old on or before June 30 and who are not currently enrolled in ...

Public invited to USDA Forest Service Eastern Region meeting

ELKINS — The Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1-5 p.m. March 14 and from 8 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Forest Service Eastern Regional Office, 626 E. Wisconsin Ave. People interested in recreation fees in the Eastern Region are ...