Communities

Volunteers needed for Upshur book sale

Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County will be hosting its semi-annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 8 a.m. until noon Nov. 17 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall, and need help with the set-up and sale beginning at noon Nov. 13. If you are interested in ...

Buckhannon-Upshur High School class receives $20K grant

Digital Buccaneers, a Business CTE Simulated Workplace class at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, instructed by Sarah Wamsley, received a $20,000 Program Modernization Grant for new high-powered coding and design computers. Last school year, students of the Digital Buccaneers Simulated ...

Local pastor receives Legion of Honor award

The Rev. Kevin Gainer, pastor of The Refuge Church in Gilman, recently received the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award for his long-term service to people in need in the area and country. Elkins Marine Corps League Commandant Roger Ware bestowed the award on behalf of the ...

Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program to begin

Needy youngsters in Randolph and surrounding counties may have a cheerier Christmas this year through new toys contributed through the annual United States Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program under way. The annual collection, spearheaded locally by Elkins’ ...

Rehearsals for Christmas choir concert begin Nov. 4

Rehearsals begin Sunday, Nov. 4, for the Community Choir which will perform at the Barbour County Community Christmas Concert. The concert, planned in conjunction with the Covered Bridge Christmas activities sponsored by the city of Philippi, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Philippi ...

Armstrong set to donate flooring to storm recovery

LANCASTER, Pa. – Armstrong Flooring has pledged to donate 400,000 square feet of flooring to support rebuilding efforts that are taking place in the U.S. for Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael and other natural disasters. The company will contribute flooring through its partnership with ...

DHS to celebrate Pastoral Care Week

ELKINS — Pastoral Care Week is celebrated Oct. 21-27, and Davis Health System (DHS) is recognizing those who provide spiritual support to patients and all members of the community. DMC chaplains will offer special “Blessing of the Hands” services to employees and volunteers at ...

National Friends of the Library Week events set

ELKINS — The week of Oct. 21 through Oct. 27 is recognized as a time to draw attention to, and show appreciation for, Friends of the Library groups all across the country. Friends of the Library groups are citizens who join together to promote, support and expand the services of their ...

EHS to crown homecoming queen and king

ELKINS — The Elkins High School student body has voted on the 2018 Homecoming Representatives. This year Elkins High School student body has opted to have male representatives, as well as female. 2018 will be the first year in Elkins High School history that the Tigers will crown both a ...

Archaeological dig planned at Graceland site

ELKINS – History is represented all around us, even in the places not normally visible. Staff members of The Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College are hoping to uncover some additional pieces of history with an archaeological dig and demonstration at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 21 near ...

Seventh annual 5K Turkey Trot set

BELINGTON — Belington Wellness Center, a division of Barbour Community Health Association, recently announced the seventh annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 3. Planned at Belington Wellness Center, 70 N. Sturmer St. in Belington, this 5K run/walk will take place on a mostly flat course. The ...

Lincoln vs. Elkins named Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office will feature the Lincoln vs. Elkins gridiron matchup as an Opioid Abuse Prevention Game of the Week. Throughout each week, the initiative engages with student athletes, coaches, school officials and ...

Alderson Broaddus to host Boo Crew

PHILIPPI — Children of all ages are invited to Alderson Broaddus University to participate in Boo Crew, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, starting in the AB Campus Center. Activities will include candy giveaways, ghost stories, crafts, and games. Hayrides will be provided. All of the ...

Davis & Elkins College Theatre Society hosting murder mystery

ELKINS — What goes on behind the scenes among a certain group of carnival performers turns out to be deadly. Solving the whodunit mystery presented by the Davis & Elkins College Alpha Psi Omega theatre honor society nets prizes and promises a fun and entertaining challenge. “Casualty ...

Scouts to collect donations

ELKINS — Many folks around the Elkins area came home this week to find Scouting for Food bags attached to their door knobs. Local Cuby Scouts and Boy Scouts canvassed the area hanging the bags in hopes of gathering much-needed cans of food and other nonperishable food items for area food ...

The Arts Center to host Hamlet performance

ELKINS — For the fourth year in a row, the Vintage Theatre Company’s Rustic Mechanicals will perform a play by William Shakespeare at The Arts Center. This year’s production of Hamlet continues the collaboration between the two organizations, and promises to be a performance that will ...