Communities

Planning underway for Homestead Community Center

Dr. Ryan Claycomb, West Virginia University professor of English and director of the WVU Humanities Center, and Dr. Travis Stimeling, WVU associate professor of musicology and director of the WVU Bluegrass and Old-Time Bands, met with the Tygart Valley Homestead Association board of ...

Fly Fishing

CLARKSBURG – Dominion Energy hosted the seventh annual Potomac Highlights Wounded Warriors Outreach (PHWWO) Fly-Fishing Event, Aug. 16-19 at Elk Springs Resort in Pocahontas County. This program is in coordination with the PHWWO and funded through a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Energy ...

Philippi Library Bookworms team ‘Runs For It’

PHILIPPI — A team of runners, walkers, and strollers representing the Philippi Public Library will participate in the Tucker Community Foundation Run For It Sept. 29 during the Leaf Peeper’s Festival in Davis. Library Director and Team Captain Judy Buckner Larry invites everyone to ...

Labor Day bell ringing slated

CHARLESTON — Bells will ring across West Virginia, the nation and in some European Nation on Labor Day in honor of the American Rosie the Riveters movement. After 10 years conducting interviews, holding events and creating projects to help all Americans to find and work with living Rosie ...

Beverly Elementary School partners with Wonder & Grow

BEVERLY — This fall, Beverly Elementary fourth-grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a new nature, science and mindfulness program. Once a week beginning in September students will participate in activities that explore water, soils, wildlife and mindfulness practices ...

Sonshine Puppet Ministry takes part in fair

The Sonshine Puppet Ministry recently participated in the Barbour County Fair Parade. Its mission as a puppet team is to reach out into the community and spread the good news of Jesus Christ through puppetry in a creative and unique way. The team has been able to travel statewide and has ...

Wesleyan College tapped for honor

BUCKHANNON — College Raptor, a leading mobile-first college platform that helps families discover colleges based on academic and cultural fit, as well as personalized estimates of actual cost, has included West Virginia Wesleyan College in the list of schools named as Hidden Gems in the ...

Bingo event supports patients

BELINGTON — Barbour Community Health Association (BCHA) continues to increase its community health initiatives throughout the region. BCHA will host its Medley Collection Bingo event Sept. 14 at the Belington Volunteer Fire Department. Proceeds from the fundraising effort will assist ...

Christensen named to D&E faculty

ELKINS — Jeremy Christensen has been appointed instructor of communication at Davis & Elkins College. Starting with the fall semester, he is teaching courses in public speaking, argumentation and interviewing. “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Christensen to the faculty of Davis ...

Philippi Public Library announces closings

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will be closed to the public for maintenance through Friday. During this time, library staff and volunteers will be busy cleaning carpets, making repairs, painting and other maintenance duties. Throughout the month of August, the library has been ...

Local student named to Honor Roll

MARTIN, Tenn.—The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Summer 2018 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, ...

Elkins native promoted to colonel

Timothy W. Vance of Elkins was recently promoted to the rank of colonel in the United States Army. Stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the Army National Guard’s newest “eagle” served as chief of staff for the Deputy Commanding General Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery-ARNG. ...

WCMH partners with Davis Health

WEBSTER SPRINGS — Webster County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) and Davis Health System (DHS) announced that they are expanding their relationship to a clinical affiliation. The expanded relationship builds on the management agreement signed by the two organizations in 2016. Moving forward, ...

Emma Scott Garden Club hosts picnic

ELKINS — Emma Scott Garden Club members and guests gathered Aug. 12 at the home of Judy Guye Swanson and Allen Swanson for the annual picnic meeting. Club member Marian Hanscom gave a presentation on “The Lovable Lichen,” a common fungus which combines with algae for nourishment and ...

Head Start seeking volunteers

North Central West Virginia Community Action Association Head Start/Early Head Start is seeking agency representatives, community individuals and past Head Start/Early Head Start parents to serve on its policy council, health advisory, educations advisory and family and community engagement ...

Garlick named assistant dean of students at D&E

ELKINS — Kate M. Garlick has been appointed assistant dean of students at Davis & Elkins College. She began her new position at the start of the fall semester. “Davis & Elkins is very pleased to welcome Kate Garlick to our Student Life team,” said D&E President Chris A. ...

Ware receives prestigious honor

For years of volunteer commitment and support for the military and Elkins community, Marine Corps League (MCL) member Roger Ware of Elkins received the prestigious Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion Award on Aug. 17 during the Grand Banquet of the MCL National ...

Furby named Miss Barbour County Fair

BELINGTON — Tristen Marra Furby was chosen as the 2018 Miss Barbour County Fair Queen Saturday. The contest was held during the ceremonial opening of the 43rd version of the fair. The competition featured five of the best of Barbour Country’s young ladies. They competed in segments ...