Communities

Scholarship pageant set at Gandy Dancer

ELKINS — The Miss Elkins Area/Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for 10 a.m to 5 p.m. March 4 at the Gandy Dancer Theater in Elkins. The deadline to enter your contestant contract, picture, resume and platform statement is Feb. 18. The teen contestants need to be 13-17 (not a ...

Emma Scott Garden Club hosts meeting

ELKINS— Members of the Emma Scott Garden Club gathered for the first time in the New Year to enjoy their annual Jack Frost Luncheon and organize the club’s 2017 event calendar. The group met at Graceland Inn, and among the pleasantries of comradery, a tasty lunch prepared by ...

Attorney General alerts consumers to new scam

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a scam alert warning consumers to not answer the question, “Can you hear me now?” Answering that one question can subject consumers to the latest scam. Media reports indicate the scam is circulating throughout the ...

Par Mar marks successful campaign

MARIETTA, OHIO— Par Mar Stores had another successful “Giving Back” campaign this past holiday season thanks to dedicated team members and customers. Par Mar Stores raised more than $38,000 for Wednesday Wish Days. “Our locations raise money all year long for children in our ...

Chinese New Year Decoration

The students of Mrs. Cosner’s Pre-K class at Home Ties Child Care Center spent the week learning about the Chinese New Year. They enjoyed learning about the culture through stories and crafts and even built their own dragons to end the week with a Chinese New Year parade and celebration! To ...

Senior Center to host local legislators

PARSONS — Meet your Legislators: There will be a community meeting offering residents a chance to meet with their legislators Wednesday. The meeting will be from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Mt. Top Senior Center and from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Parsons Senior Center. All of the legislators have ...

Matt Scott earns travel industry certification

ELKINS — The American Bus Association recently recognized Matt Scott, group sales and marketing manager at the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad, for successfully completing the course requirements to earn his Certified Travel Industry Specialist designation. Scott earned his ...

Recycling Coalition honors youth

PARSONS — The Recycling Coalition of West Virginia has announced five statewide winners for the West Virginia Recycles Youth Contest. Winning entries in the Coloring Contest identified the recyclable and compostable items on a coloring sheet. Vivian Crossland, of Davis in Tucker County, won ...

Dr. Eric Castater named to Davis & Elkins College faculty

ELKINS — Dr. Eric Castater has been appointed assistant professor of political science at Davis & Elkins College. He officially joined the faculty at the start of the spring semester teaching courses in American government and politics, comparative politics, inequality in wealthy ...

Grant announced to help D&E students enhance spiritual growth

ELKINS — Developing leadership skills and furthering the spiritual development of the community top the agenda for the Davis & Elkins College Chapel Leadership Team, a group of students who plan and present a weekly worship service on campus. A recent $25,000 1001 New Worshipping ...

Cynthia Karelis receives award

BEVERLY — The Beverly Woman’s Club has awarded Cynthia Karelis the 2016 Community Award. Every year the club presents an award to an individual or group who has contributed to Beverly by working to promote and/or help Beverly in some way. Karelis is a resident of Beverly. She has a ...

Adult Spelling Bee announced

BUCKHANNON — What’s that buzz? It is B-Z Bee on the move. He is looking to see who’s ready to be a part of the Upshur Arts Alliance second annual Adult Spelling Bee. This family-friendly fundraising event is a light-hearted evening involving members of our community in a competitive ...

Morrisey hopes story will inspire

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a third-grader’s heart wrenching story will succeed in convincing every parent and resident across the state to think twice before abusing prescription painkillers. The student, Jacey Rose Chalmers of Martinsburg, won the ...

Hawkins receives recognition

ELKINS — Laura Hawkins was recognized as the winner of the Carrie Higginbotham Award at the Alpha Delta Kappa State Convention at Glade Springs Resort. Hawkins received $1,000 to be used to further her education. This award is presented every two years a  West Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa ...

Beth Zirkle awarded Miss Congeniality

ELKINS — Tucker County Fair Queen Beth Zirkle recently competed with 77 other young ladies as part of the 2017 West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant. Zirkle was honored as the 2017 pageant’s Miss Congeniality. This is the third year in a row for Zirkle to ...

Local resident set to participate in year-round mission to Antarctica

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Sailors assigned to Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 deployed to Antarctica in mid-January to support the U.S. Antarctic Program, the nation’s research program on the southernmost continent, which is managed by the National Science Foundation. NCHB 1 deployed to NSF’s ...

Tucker County Senior News

PARSONS — The list for a trip to Washington, Pa., to the Meadowlands Casino and shopping at the Tanger Outlets is filling up quickly. If you are at all interested in this trip, contact the Parsons Center and have your name and phone number placed on the list. This trip will be April 24. ...

Endangered Species Day art contest set

ELKINS — Raise awareness with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office and AFHA AmeriCorps Program by participating in the 12th annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest. Endangered Species Day is a national celebration to recognize endangered species and ...

Great Backyard Bird Count set in Elkins

ELKINS — Join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps program for the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 17-20. Each year tens of thousands of people submit checklists reporting many millions of birds. Your information provides ...

Elks Club Presents Check

The Buckhannon Elks Lodge No. 1736 presents checks in the amount of $625 each to the local Parish House, Upshur County Youth Camp and Special Olympics. The lodge does this each year to help meet the needs of these organizations and to help support the local youth and community. From left are ...