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ERCC receives accreditation

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center (ERCC) was recently accredited by the Better Business Bureau — receiving an A+ rating — for its excellence in delivering complete compassionate care. This rating is based on information the Better Business Bureau obtains about the ...

AG Morrisey leads 10-state coalition filing against new rule

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a 10-state coalition in filing comments on a move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to replace what he feels is an oil and natural gas rule. The new rule appropriately recognizes that the Obama-era EPA acted outside ...

West Virginia Wesleyan College WE LEAD team leading Luggage Drive

BUCKHANNON —West Virginia Wesleyan College’s WE LEAD Poverty Reduction Team is conducting a Luggage Drive Dec. 2-10. The group is asking for donations of luggage including duffle bags, suitcases, totes, and backpacks as well as necessities such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, ...

2019 Grant Season is underway

The Tucker Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2019 grant season. This year more than $65,000 will be awarded in grant funding to organizations, volunteer groups and folks working to create positive change in their communities in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, ...

Students raise funds for homeless shelter

ELKINS — Sofia Triplett, Alyssa Severino and Tyler Chewning, members of the Elkins High School Student Government Association, presented Paula Mullenex, a shelter worker with the Randolph County Homeless Shelter, a check for $1985.50 Nov. 25. These funds were raised during the Oct. 19 ...

Leight named 2019 American Academy of Nursing Fellow

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Susan Leight, professor and director of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s School of Nursing and director of the College’s MSN and DNP programs, has been named one of the American Academy of Nursing’s 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders in its 2019 class of Academy ...

Wesleyan Student Senate selected

BUCKHANNON — Gavin Wilson, a junior English literature and history major from Webster Springs, is the next Student Senate President at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Wilson, who will also begin working towards the five-year Master of Business Administration program in January, is a ...

Birthday

The family and friends of Julia Anne Varner invite you to celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Elkins Senior Center, Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue in Elkins. Light refreshments will be served, and music will be provided.

Cookies with Santa event set at Youth Health Service

ELKINS — Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s making a stop at Youth Health Service Saturday, Dec. 7. The sixth annual free Cookies with Santa event will be offered from 2-4 p.m. at YHS, located at 971 Harrison Ave. in Elkins. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to take photos ...

ECA Christmas Craft Show and Bazaar set

Elkins Christian Academy will host its eighth Christmas Craft Show and Bazaar from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the school gymnasium. Call 304-591-4554 if you have any questions or need directions. This event is being hosted by ECA to benefit ...

Free Christmas Concert set at The Arts Center

ELKINS — As a “thank you” to the community for its support over the past year, The Arts Center announced a free Christmas concert scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. “The Arts Center has been very fortunate this year to have received so much support from the community and area ...

Walker certified as a specialist in equine practice

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tracy R. Walker DVM, of Elkins, has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners specializing in Equine Practice. Walker mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate ...

Woofter discusses state of Barbour schools

PHILIPPI — Barbour County Superintendent of Schools Jeff Woofter reported on the state of Barbour County schools during the Nov. 19 meeting of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce at the Medallion Restaurant. Community leaders included representatives of the Barbour County Commission, ...

Light up a Life tree lightings set for Dec. 3-4

The holiday season is upon us and it is a very special opportunity to celebrate life. WV Caring’s annual “Light up A Life” event begins now and continues through the end of December. You can remember loved ones who have passed away or honor those living and those who are suffering ...

D&E College hosting Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular

ELKINS — The Sweetback Sisters are returning to Elkins, and this time they’re bringing their Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular to West Virginia for the very first time. The event, hosted by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and designed to be entertaining ...

Craft bazaar and vendor show set

The Tygart Valley Homestead Association will host a day of holiday shopping and festivities from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Homestead School Community and Events Center. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop by from 10 a.m. - noon. Vendors and crafters include ...

Small Business Saturday set

ELKINS — Elkins Main Street and the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber are encouraging the Elkins-Randolph County community to shop small on Saturday, Nov. 30 for the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact ...

Hemphill joins Cortland staff

THOMAS — Dr. A. Franklin Hemphill, M.D., CWSP joins the medical staff at Cortland Acres as a long-term care / post-acute care wound specialist. Completing his residency in general and plastic surgery and board certified in wound care by the American Board of Wound Management. Wound ...

TVE/MS announces honor roll

Administrators at Tucker Valley Elementary/Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Principal’s Honor Roll are: Fifth grade — Lillian Boyles, Marley Bright, Alyissia Carr, ...

Buckhannon artist wins state award

BUCKHANNON — Local artist Suzan Morgan was awarded a $500 Merit Award at the West Virginia Juried Exhibition in Charleston on Nov. 17 by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Her piece, titled “Who will be Next?” is a recreation of Vincent Van Gough’s “Starry Night” ...