Communities

Elkins Library offering new health program

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library is offering a new program for adults, “Healthy Inside and Out” to start in August. The program will begin with an orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. A combination of interactive classroom and support ...

31st annual golf tournament planned

WV Caring will host its 31st annual Dr. D.R. Davis Golf Classic Sept. 8 at Preston County Country Club to benefit patient care for those with advanced life-limiting illnesses. Golfers are also wanted to play, have fun and make a difference in the lives of their neighbors and friends who are ...

Annual Youth Conservation Day planned

BEVERLY — Plans are in the making for the 11th annual Youth Conservation Day sponsored by the Mountaineer Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America. This free event was organized to give children from our area, a chance to learn different outdoor activities, instead of sitting on the couch ...

Open Fiddle & Banjo Contest welcomes participants

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will welcome musicians and spectators from across the region to the West Virginia Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest on Saturday. The traditional event will be hosted as part of the Augusta Festival in Elkins City Park. ...

Morrisey, Broad Coalition secure $600M Equifax settlement

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a more than $600 million multistate settlement with Equifax following a data breach that put more than 730,000 West Virginians at risk for identity theft and financial fraud. The settlement gives affected West Virginians access to ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced a temporary bridge closure on Randolph County Route 21, also known as the East Dailey Road, beginning Monday, July 29, through July 1. This 24-hour closure is for the replacement of the East Dailey Bridge beginning at milepost 1.50 and ending at ...

Elkins City Hall News

As in life, not all things went according to plan this week at City Hall. The Special Economic Growth and Development Committee meeting was canceled; however, the next regular meeting is just two weeks out. On that same Thursday, the second regular monthly meeting of the Common Council ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On July 2, Kevin M. Moore and Susan S. Moore to Samuel Dominick Pareso and Lisa Marie Pareso, parcel of land situated in Dry Fork District. On July 5, Harold Ogden and Nancy Mae Ogden to Allen Kay Smith, parcel of ...

Learning Experience

MURFREESBORO, TENN. — Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Ravyn Weirich of the Elkins Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol recently graduated from the 2019 Engineering Technologies (E-Tech) Academy held at Middle Tennessee State University from June 23-29 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The program, ...

AmeriCorps makes the difference

Kump Education Center benefits greatly from the help of intelligent, energetic, and enthusiastic AmeriCorps members. Over the last ten years AmeriCorps members have worked on many projects including mentoring at-risk students, restoring antique windows, planting trees in the wetland, and ...

Augusta Bluegrass and Vocal Week slated

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will wrap up its summer session on a high note with Bluegrass and Vocal Week, July 21 - 26. Throughout the week, the Davis & Elkins College campus will be filled with dances, jam sessions, concerts, exhibits and ...

Community Yard Sale set Saturday

ELKINS — Bargains will fill the sidewalks of downtown Elkins Saturday during the annual Downtown Yard Sale sponsored by Elkins Main Street. Downtown businesses and property owners will place tables with sale items on the sidewalks in front of their buildings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A number ...

Free Kids Dental Day scheduled

Wilson Martino Dental, TLC Dental and The Smile Defenders are providing a free dental day for kids on Wednesday, Aug. 14 As part of the event, the dental teams will be providing free dental care for all area children ages 12 and under. The free dental care includes: routine hygiene exam and ...

Tele-Diabetes program launched at Broaddus

PHILIPPI — Broaddus Hospital is confronting one of the state’s most burdensome chronic health challenges, diabetes, by providing access to remote medical consultations to people in the county. “People with diabetes are at greater risk for long-term health problems associated with ...

56th Ox Roast planned for July 25 at Camp Pioneer

BEVERLY — The Randolph County Parks & Recreation Board and Camp Pioneer presents its 56th annual Ox Roast on Thursday, July 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Camp Pioneer in Beverly. The Ox Roast is a benefit fundraiser for Camp Pioneer that serves as an annual homecoming for 4-Hers, ...

Upshur Relay invites community to Party Gras

BUCKHANNON — It’s time to get jazzed up for Upshur County Relay for Life happening this Saturday in Jawbone Park from 5-11 p.m. The 22nd annual event with the theme of Party Gras brings together Relay for Life teams to culminate the past year of fundraising in the big event as we ...

Local author publishes 10th book in series

BARBOUR COUNTY — West Virginia author Carol Ervin has published the 10th book in her Mountain Women Series, “The Promise of Mondays.” The popular series brings to life the struggles, triumphs, friendships and loves of three intertwined families in Winkler, a small West Virginia town in ...

Community yard sale planned

BELINGTON — The Friends of Audra Foundation is hosting a community yard sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the pavilion on the grounds of Audra State Park. Superintendent Jon Teets said, “Our annual fundraising yard sale helps the community get involved in improvements that ...