Communities

Local band to perform concert

BUCKHANNON — Crosstown Traffic is slated to perform a free concert during West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Homecoming weekend. The Elkins band will hit the stage at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Chapel Oval. The event is open to the public. Crosstown Traffic is a rock ‘n’ roll band formed ...

EHS Alumni Association plans open house

ELKINS — The Elkins High School Alumni Association has scheduled its annual open house from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the American Legion. The association depends on alumni, local residents and businesses to help support the EHS students. The money is raised by the membership drive and billboards ...

Forest Festival Jurored Art Exhibit reception at The Arts Center Wednesday

ELKINS — This Wednesday, The Arts Center will host a free opening reception for the Mountain State Forest Festival Jurored art exhibit, sponsored by The Arts Center and Seneca Trail Artists Guild. The reception is from 6 to 8 p.m., and features the work of over 40 professional and amateur ...

DMC Women’s Health Day slated

ELKINS — Davis Medical Center’s annual Women’s Health Day will be from 7-10 a.m. Oct. 21 on the DMC campus in Elkins. The event promotes good health for women of all ages through a variety of free screenings, wellness information and discounted blood testing. A discounted multiphasic ...

Randolph County Schools Menu

The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast wrap, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Chicken nuggets, baked beans, oven fries, dinner roll, pears, fresh fruit, garden bar and ...

Committee to meet to select replacement

The Delegate Selection Committee for the 53rd District will meet Thursday to select the replacement for the late State Delegate Tony Lewis. Any Republican in the 53rd District wishing to be considered as his replacement should email a resume to the selection committee Chair Don Smith at ...

Mount Carmel hosts homecoming celebration

BEVERLY — The Mount Carmel Baptist Church congregation recently hosted its annual homecoming and celebrated 90 years of worshipping in their beautiful country church in Beverly. Over those 90 years, the church has been blessed with dedicated pastors and members who are passionate about ...

Tucker teen attends Summit

HORSESHOE — Teen leaders from across the state shared ideas on solving problems faced by their peers while encouraging participation in community-based events during the 78th Teen Leadership-Service Summit at the Horseshoe Leadership Center. In addition to participating in traditional ...

Herb Fall Conference planned

This weekend Jacksons Mill features the annual West Virginia Herb Fall Conference. Many herb growers and sellers, herbalists and mushroom experts, will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in workshop format from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Among the many ...

Payne selected for D&E’s most prestigious award

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Faculty Emeritus Dr. Gloria M. Payne has been selected for the College’s newest and most prestigious honor, the Crystal Mace Award, recognizing her extraordinary commitment and profound impact on Davis & Elkins College students and the community ...

D&E to celebrate homecoming

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College is combining Homecoming and Family Weekend, Friday through Sunday, with scores of events celebrating the college and all it has to offer for alumni, families, friends and the public. Highlighting the activities are Founders’ Day Convocation, alumni and ...

French Creek Elementary receives grant

FRENCH CREEK — Approximately 150 second- through fifth-grade students at French Creek Elementary will benefit from a grant written by recent West Virginia Wesleyan College alumna Molly Broadwater. The Dollar General Literacy Fund Grant Program awarded the small Upshur elementary school $2,000 ...

Philippi Library announces Teen Read Week events

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will host Teen Read Week from Oct. 10 through Oct. 15. Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association (ALA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in ...

Manchin and Capito announce more than $750K in funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced a total of $777,984 in grant funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This funding will be used to make improvements to various outdoor facilities in Tucker, Summers, Wayne, Marshall and Berkeley ...

Groups come together to move West Virginia Forward

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s economy is in transition, and it will take a collaborative effort by business, government and academia to ensure revitalization instead of stagnation, leaders from all three areas said Wednesday in releasing a summary of findings of a study entitled “West ...