Communities

Wreaths Across America Day celebrated

ELKINS — National Wreaths Across America Day was celebrated at the Little Arlington Cemetery Dec. 16. The event was hosted by the H.W. Daniels American Legion Post 29 in Elkins. Members of the Elkins Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol supported the event by selling wreaths on ...

Scholarship fund announced

BUCKHANNON — Brooke County residents Lynn and John L. Davis have established a scholarship at Lynn’s undergraduate alma mater for the benefit of students graduating from any West Virginia high school or homeschooling program who choose to further their education at Oral Roberts University ...

Magic of the holidays

Christmas is almost here. Our preparations are almost complete, family and friends will soon be traveling to the homes of loved ones, children are anticipating the magic of Christmas Eve, and people of faith are contemplating the audaciousness and radicalness of the incarnation … when God ...

Extension Service to sponsor Ag Dinner Meetings

BELINGTON — The WVU Barbour County Extension Service, in conjunction with the Tygart Valley Conservation District, will sponsor the annual Ag Dinner Meetings this winter. The first meeting will be 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Belington Fire Hall, where Clint Iams will present the topic of ...

D&E students help seniors build healthy lifestyles

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College alumna Madalyn Humphrey is determined to connect local senior citizens with services they need to live healthier lifestyles. As an AmeriCorps Vista community health worker, Humphrey’s relying on students from her alma mater to help make that ...

HAS students attend STEM event

ELKINS — Highland Adventist School eighth-graders recently attended the STEM Day at Pierpont Community and Technical College. Four students and teacher Stacy Blanzy traveled to Fairmont for the program. Student activities focused on both robotics and health science. A respiratory ...

Philippi Library receives support from Chamber

PHILIPPI — One hundred-forty-eight women attended Ladies Night Out at the Junior Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 20, along with 30 vendors. The evening fundraising effort was the first for the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed 21 sponsors. The Ladies Night Out committee ...

Tucker County Senior News

PARSONS — The Tucker County Senior Center has a range of announcements for upcoming events. Out West Trip There may be a couple of openings for the Senior Center’s “Out West” trip Aug. 21-31. Anyone who would like to be added to the list or who wants more details can call ...

Local student supports holiday gift program

ELKINS — This time of year is a time of giving, caring and loving. One local girl took the meaning of giving to heart and amazed everyone around her by getting involved in the Operation Christmas Child program. The program helps spread the gospel and share Christ and love with others. ...

Pianist set to perform at Brown Bag

ELKINS — Singer and pianist Raymond Godwin is set to play the Brown Bag Concert at noon this Wednesday at The Arts Center. Godwin, a Randolph County native, is a 1974 graduate of Tygarts Valley High School and a 1978 graduate of Davis & Elkins College with Bachelor of Arts degree in ...

Stadelman named development director for the Tucker Community Foundation

PARSONS —Kelly Stadelman has been named development director for the Tucker Community Foundation. Stadelman joins the Foundation after working at Stadelman Consulting, a marketing, public relations and market research firm with offices in Thomas and South Charleston. Previously Stadelman ...

Purple Majesties host Christmas dinner

ELKINS— The Elkins Purple Majesties hosted its annual Christmas dinner at the Elks Club Dec. 11. The Red Hatters enjoyed a delicious traditional Christmas meal surrounded by festive holiday decorations. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting and along ...

Free honey-tasting event set for today

ELKINS— The Randolph County Agriculture Association is pleased to announce the appointment of officers for the upcoming year, and a free public honey-tasting event today Ben McKean, president, Tim Bender, vice president, Sam Galston, treasurer, and Pam Byrne, secretary, are the officers. ...

Santa makes appearance at Chamber party

PHILIPPI — Santa Claus made an early appearance at the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Christmas party recently to the delight of a room full of children. Chamber President Reg Trefethen served as the master of ceremonies, and Past President Ron Phillips led an enthusiastic verse of ...

W.Va. Poison Center available during holidays

CHARLESTON — What would you do if your toddler gets up early in the morning and gets into cleaning supplies? What if you take too much medicine in the middle of the night? Some people say they would check the internet for poison information as they do not want to “bother” the West ...

Summit Church offering Christmas show

ELKINS — For their Christmas Candlelight service this year, Summit Church is presenting “An Old Fashioned Christmas.” “This year we’ve really scaled the production level back,” Associate Pastor Jeremiah Wentz said. “We’re doing less media, flashy lights and loud guitars. ...

Old Brick Playhouse announces camp

ELKINS — Leaders with The Old Brick Playhouse Company are thrilled to announce the 28th season of Camp Kids Playhouse, a summer acting day camp that is perfect for creatives of every age. “Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and Shenanigans in the Forest” promises not only to delight ...

Members of the Month announced

PHILIPPI — Anglin’s Ford Trading Post and the Barbour County Development Authority are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in December. The Anglin’s Ford Trading Post opened in November 2016 with 17 vendors who were invited to sell their products in store-front ...

West Virginia sees savings at the gas pump

CHARLESTON — Gas prices dropped again this week in West Virginia, this time by nearly 3 cents to $2.489 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Gas prices have dropped in every state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region this week, and compared to one month ago, ...