Communities

Perry named West Virginia Scholar winner

BUCKHANNON — Ripley High School junior Easton Perry is the winner of the 11th annual West Virginia Scholar competition. Perry will receive a four-year full scholarship to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College beginning with the 2019 fall semester. The announcement was made at the annual ...

SURE grant research opportunity providing LaBella valuable insights

BUCKHANNON — While many college students are spending their summer working or attending summer school, Jessica LaBella is one of several West Virginia Wesleyan College students benefiting from a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. The program is funded by the West Virginia Higher ...

55th National Youth Science Camp set

CHARLESTON — For the 55th year, two high-achieving recent high school graduates from each state and other young people from around the world will attend National Youth Science Camp, hosted each summer at Camp Pocahontas in Thornwood. In Pocahontas County, in the heart of the ...

Arts Center set to host special event

ELKINS — The Randolph County Community Arts Center will host an Arts, Antiques & Collectibles show and sale Friday and Saturday. Featuring more than a dozen vendors from the region, the event will include numerous antiques, handcrafted arts, glass, collectible stamps and coins, vintage ...

Fourth-grader’s design helps fight opioid abuse

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a fourth grader’s colorful design will succeed in convincing everyone across West Virginia to think twice before abusing prescription painkillers. The student, Blake Pacitto of Mercer County, recently won the Attorney General’s Kids ...

Legion dining hall named in honor of past commander

ELKINS — American Legion Post 29 renamed its dining hall after Past Commander Dennis Calain Sr. June 16 in a private ceremony with members of Calain’s family, officers of American Legion Post 29 and officers of the Ladies Auxiliary. Dennis Calain had served 40 years between the United ...

Ware to be TVHS Alumni Banquet speaker

MILL CREEK — Lt. Col. Mike Ware, USAF retired, a 1969 graduate of Tygart Valley High School, will be the guest speaker for the Tygarts Valley High School Homecoming 2018 alumni banquet at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Elks Country Club in Elkins. Ware is a native of Huttonsville and obtained ...

Elkins High School announces honor roll

ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Benjamin I. Arbaugh, Dacey A. Arbogast, Kayla J. Auvil, Kirstin R. ...

Humphrey named Elkins Main Street director

ELKINS — Elkins Main Street is excited to announce the official hiring of a new executive director and “Cultivator of Cool,” Madalyn Humphrey. A long-time resident of Elkins and a graduate of Davis & Elkins College, Humphrey mixes the love for her hometown with her passion for ...

ERCC receives special recognition

ELKINS — Images capturing special resident moments at Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center were awarded Honorable Mention from the West Virginia Health Care Association in a recent photo contest. The facility submitted two photographs to the WVHCA contest to show their efforts to get ...

Free events set in Beverly

BEVERLY — The Lemuel Chenoweth Heritage and Arts Association is hosting house tours and a free lecture series called “Fiddle Songs, Civil War Tunes and Early Recordings” on Lemuel Chenoweth Day, Saturday, at the Lemuel Chenoweth House in Beverly. Lemuel Chenoweth Day celebrates the life ...

Amateur radio ‘Field Day’ slated

PARSONS — Members of the Mountain State Transmitters Amateur Radio Club and Tucker County ARES will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday at Camp Kidd, just outside of Parsons. Residents interested in learning more about amateur radio are ...

Randolph County students receive scholarships

Four students from Randolph County recently received scholarships from the Tucker Community Foundation. Natalie Josimovich, Talan Schoonover, Olivia Ferguson and Shaina Morgan were among the area students both currently in college and recent high school graduates to recently receive a ...

Free Kids Day at Adaland barn offered

PHILIPPI — Kids and adults alike will watch demonstrations and learn about heritage skills during Saturday’s Kids Day at the Barn at Adaland Mansion. This special day designed to introduce guests to variety of heritage skills is set from 1 to 3 p.m. at Adaland’s barn. Weaving and ...

Theatre wins award

ELKINS — The Gandy Dancer Theatre has been awarded for the fifth time in a row the “TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.” For the past three years, the theater remained No. 1 on TripAdvisor for things to do in Elkins, officials report. G’na Stephens, the C.E.O. for the Gandy ...

Club hosts annual plant sale

TENNERTON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club hosted its annual plant sale open to the public at the regular meeting May 21 at Tennerton United Methodist Church. After a short business meeting, club member Libby Randall was the auctioneer for the evening. She took bids on a wide variety of ...