Communities

RTC collision repair class receives grant

ELKINS — The collision repair class at Randolph Technical Center has been awarded a $3,000 I-CAR Hertz grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The foundation awards more than $500,000 in school grants that are supported by donations from industry companies and local I-CAR ...

MLK celebration and march slated in downtown Elkins

ELKINS — An event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Sunday in Elkins. The community is invited to participate in the annual march and program commemorating the life and work of the civil rights activist. Anne Kingsolver and Catherine Fagan were instrumental ...

ERCC auxiliary meets for holiday luncheon

ELKINS — The auxiliary to Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center recently met for its Christmas luncheon at the center. Tara Shaver, administrator of ERCC, gave suggestions of equipment that the auxiliary could purchase that would be of help in patient care. The auxiliary voted to ...

Barbour County Arts and Humanities Council Inc. meeting scheduled

The Barbour County Arts & Humanities Council will host a joint meeting with the Mountain Arts District (MAD) at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Philippi Public Library. Mountain Arts District serves as an online host and directory to artists and art venues. Its purpose is to promote the unique ...

Souper Bowl of Caring raising funds, food

PHILIPPI — Heart and Hand House invites churches and other organizations to take part in the 2019 “Souper Bowl of Caring,” a national movement to fight hunger and poverty in communities across our country around the time of the Super Bowl football game. After the holidays, the generous ...

Tumble Time gymnasts compete

ELKINS — Tumble Time Gymnastics LLC , of Elkins, competed in the Frosty Frenzy Invitational Meet in Hagerstown, Maryland, Jan. 5. Platinum level gymnasts Darrah Pennington placed fourth on beam, fourth on floor, second on vault, and fourth all-around; Hazel Jackson took sixth ...

Statewide essay contest announced

CHARLESTON — West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue and representatives from SMART529 gathered at Edgewood Elementary School in Charleston Jan. 10 to announce the 2019 SMART529 When I Grow Up student and teacher essay contest. The annual essay contest gives students around the state the ...

St. Joseph’s receives donation

BUCKHANNON — Mike Ross, St. Joseph’s Foundation board member and president of Mike Ross, Inc. and Ross and Wharton Gas Company, presented a generous donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. His gift toward the Foundation’s end-of-the-year appeal will be used to help fund ...

Meador named to Dean’s List

Destiny Meador, the 2018 Valedictorian of Tucker County High School, is currently pursuing a degree in Plant Sciences as a Traditions Fellow at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She has completed her first semester with a 4.02 GPA, earning her a spot on the ...

Hinkle wins gold ribbon at 4-H Day

Katie Hinkle’s presentation “The FUNdamentals of Responsible Horse Ownership” won her a gold ribbon recently in the 4-H Visual Presentation Competition, senior division. She received her certificate and ribbon at the first annual 4-H day at the West Virginia State Fair. Katie was ...

Area students earn recognition at WVWC

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County area students have earned academic recognition at West Virginia Wesleyan College for their classroom performance during the 2018 fall semester. Students achieving the honor of the President’s List are: Buckhannon residents Shania Clack, Madison Crickard, Lisa ...

Barbour County Arts and Humanities Council Inc. meeting set

The Barbour County Arts & Humanities Council will host a joint meeting with the Mountain Arts District (MAD) at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Philippi Public Library. Mountain Arts District serves as an online host and directory to artists and art venues. Its purpose is to promote the unique ...

‘Community Table’ details announced

ELKINS — More details have been announced about Elkins Main Street’s “The Community Table,” a single, long line of tables that will run along Davis Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street today, and feature a meal sponsored by Beander’s Restaurant and Tavern, and Dominion Energy ...

Midland releases honor roll

Administrators at Midland Elementary School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Fifth grade — Lilyana Anderson, Lillyana Betler, Jasper Bowers, Ayriana Broughton, Ethan ...

Appalachian Ensemble set to perform

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College’s Appalachian Ensemble will perform the Brown Bag Concert at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at The Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, a student performance group led by String ...

Arts Center to host a Volunteer Open House

ELKINS — The Randolph County Community Arts Center will host an informational open house for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or a teacher for The Arts Center from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3. “Volunteers are necessary for us to out our mission of, ‘… enhancing the cultural and ...

St. Joseph’s welcomes first baby of 2019

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomed Kyle Ebry Blackwell at 5:37 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Born to proud parents Kylli Blackwell and Nathan Kee of Buckhannon, West Virginia, Kyle weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was delivered at St. Joseph’s Hospital by ...

Program welcomes breastfeeding counselor

ELKINS — West Virginia Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program welcomed a new breastfeeding counselor at their Elkins office in September 2018. Laura Weeks is a native of Randolph County and resides here with her son, Riley. Her goal is to spread awareness about breastfeeding and ...