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Davis & Elkins College championed as a College of Distinction

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has again earned national recognition as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction. Selection for the honor was based on the College’s integrity of its individualized and engaging education with a primary focus on student success and ...

Elkins City Hall News

As you may have seen or heard, Mayor Van Broughton returned to work this past week and in doing so assumed all his duties and responsibilities, including his weekly outdoor office. Weather permitting, you can find the mayor in front of City Hall from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday talking with ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On July 11, Jonathan Schafler and Shawn-Ann Schafler to Adam W. Wratchford and Kayla E. Lambert, parcel of real estate situated in Beverly District. On July 12, Clyde L. Bell, Jr., and Carolyn Bell to Jessie M. Fox, ...

RTC does clinical rotation at Cortland Acres

THOMAS — A sea of eager students in white uniforms and stiff white caps invade the halls of Cortland Acres once a week as part of their “clinical” rotation and training at Randolph Technical Center in Elkins. The current students represent Randolph, Tucker, Preston and Upshur counties ...

Church offering 12th annual yard sale

ELKINS — St. Brendan Catholic Church is offering its 12th annual Yard Sale and Bistro today, Friday and Saturday. The Parish Hall and classrooms are packed full of furniture, collectibles, tools, toys, kitchen ware, pictures and frames, holiday decorations, floral arrangements and ...

New Rotary club forming in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — A new Rotary Club is now being formed in Buckhannon and prospective members are invited to join. This is in response to Rotary International’s decision to revoke the existing club’s charter, allegedly due to the current board’s refusal to follow directives issued by ...

Davis Family Marketplace vendor event set

ELKINS — In the Davis Medical Center Visitor’s Lobby, the public will be able to shop the Davis Family Marketplace from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 14 and bid on silent auction items donated by the vendors. Vendors will include Books by Teresa Stalnaker; Honey Hollow — honey, lip balm, soap ...

Mayor presents check to The Arts Center

ELKINS — Elkins Mayor Van Broughton presented The Arts Center’s Executive Director Kurt Barkley with a check from the city of Elkins for $5,000. “We really appreciate all the things you do for the children of Randolph County, and all the work you do for the arts,” said ...

Hicks-Buckles appointed as general manager

Hyatt Regency Greenwich is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherry Hicks-Buckles as general manager. In this role, Hicks-Buckles will oversee all operations of the 373-room hotel in the quaint costal community of Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Hicks-Buckles is a 1993 graduate of ...

Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day planned

CHARLESTON — The 30th annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the state Department of Transportation will host the day-long celebration of ...

Class completes National Guard program

The Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy is pleased to announce Class 1-19 as the 52nd class to complete this West Virginia National Guard Program. Commencement exercises were held Friday, June 14 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. A total of 155 graduates from 35 counties across the State of West ...

God’s Closet plans ‘Free Shop Day’

ELKINS — God’s Closet will hold it’s back to school “Free Shop Day” from 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday at the Elkins Seventh-day Adventist Church (home of Highland Adventist School) at 777 Kennedy St. in Elkins. Anyone is welcome to come “shop” at God’s Closet to receive free clothes ...

2019 Plein Air artist winners announced

PHILIPPI — After an early spring Art Stroll that broke 10-year attendance records, Main Street of Philippi is happy to announce the winner of this year’s Plein Air Project. Taking top honors from among the four entries was Philippi artist Sarah Ferguson. Ferguson has painted for most of ...

Students honored at AB white coat ceremony

PHILIPPI — Thirty-four members of the physician assistant studies class of 2020 were honored during the official white coat and pinning convocation at Alderson Broaddus University on July 26. “This ceremony is so important to the families and students because it symbolizes ...

Doors open at new licensed firearms dealer in Philippi

PHILIPPI — Angel’s Arsenal celebrated its Grand Opening on July 26. The new store is a federally-licensed firearms dealer located in historic downtown Philippi behind the Barbour County courthouse. Angel’s Arsenal is owned and operated by Angel and Christian Stull, who have 22 years ...

Clothes Closet accepting donations on limited basis

BUCKHANNON — The Clothes Closet, a part of the Upshur Parish House located at 47 Sedgwick Street in Buckhannon, announces that it is currently accepting donations only on a limited basis. This notice is shared at the present time due to the upcoming community-wide yard sale on Aug. 2 and 3. ...

Traffic pattern to change

ELKINS — The traffic pattern at the intersection of Gorman Avenue and Martin Street will transition to a four-way stop, according to a press release Monday from the city of Elkins. Motorists are asked to use caution when approaching this intersection. It is projected that the ...

Mountain Stage Concert concludes Augusta Summer Program

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and Mountain Stage with Larry Groce are again teaming to present a stellar performance to conclude Augusta’s summer season. The annual Augusta Festival Concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 in Myles Center for ...

Ribbon cut for new center

TUCKER COUNTY — The Land of Canaan Homeowners Association held a ribbon cutting on Friday, June 28 of the new Stalnaker — Richardson Recreation Center. Bruce Stalnaker and Herb Richardson, whom the building is named after, were both board members who passed away while in office ...

Buckhannon resident earns Dean’s List honors

CIRCLEVILLE, OH — Jennifer Stout of Buckhannon has been named to the Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University Adult & Graduate Studies Program for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in at ...