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Buckhannon set to host a variety of Halloween events

BUCKHANNON — A variety of spooktacular events will be held throughout Buckhannon over the weekend to celebrate the Halloween holiday. A Haunted Walk Trail will be today at the Binky Poundstone Memorial River Walk. This event is being sponsored by the Stockert Youth Center. Admission for ...

Randolph County Schools Menu

The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Cereal bar and string cheese, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, grape tomatoes and baby carrots, warm ...

PurpleLight West Virginia hosted in Philippi

PHILIPPI — Philippi hosted the seventh annual PurpleLight West Virginia on Sunday at the Gazebo at the Barbour County Courthouse. The event was sponsored by the West Virginia Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. PurpleLight West Virginia is one of many services being held ...

Poison Center offers Halloween safety tips

CHARLESTON — Halloween is a time for fun and treats for princes, princesses and superheroes, but experts at the West Virginia Poison Center warn parents to use caution and to keep safety in mind for their trick-or-treater. Candy When in doubt, throw it out. Inspect Halloween candy before ...

D&E student athletes to host Trunk-or-Treat

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Fellowship of Christian Athletes group will offer a fun and safe Halloween activity for area youth. The second annual trunk-or-treat is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in The McDonnell Center parking lot on the college campus. Cars and trucks ...

West Virginia Wesleyan professor receives honor

BUCKHANNON — Clarksburg native Rae Emrick, assistant professor, director of the School of Exercise Science & Athletic Training and associate athletic director at West Virginia Wesleyan College, was awarded the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Exemplary Teaching ...

Tucker Valley Middle Honor Roll

Administrators at Tucker Valley 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 Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Kimber Auvil, Sarah Chambers, Destiny Eldridge, Owen Knotts, Jacob Lower, ...

Happy Hatter Red Hats host meeting

ELKINS — Autumn and Halloween were the theme for the October Luncheon of the Elkins Happy Hatter Red Hats as they met in Historic Graceland Mansion on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. Queens for the day were Judy Jack and Sharon McQuain. Yellow and lavender autumn mums were ...

Davis & Elkins College hosting British debate tour

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Calliduz Debate Team will host a public debate at 6 p.m. today featuring the British National Debate Tour, sponsored by the Committee for International Discussion and Debate (a part of the National Communication Association) and the English Speaking ...

Buckhannon to celebrate Straight today

BUCKHANNON — The city of Buckhannon will celebrate the life of Ross Straight on what would have been his 66th birthday at 6 p.m. today in Buckhannon’s Jawbone Park, beside the statue of Buckongahelas and Mohonegon that he crafted. A permanent sign in tribute to the artistic genius of ...

Pocahontas libraries to host author events

MARLINTON — Two prominent authors are set to visit libraries in Pocahontas County in coming weeks. Sharon McCrumb is scheduled to be at the Hillsboro Public Library on Saturday, set to discuss her newest work of fiction, “The Unquiet Grave.” Then in November, Carter Taylor Seaton is ...

‘King Lear’ to be presented at West Virginia Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — This Friday, the only Shakespeare troupe in West Virginia, The Rustic Mechanicals, will perform at 8 p.m. in Loar Auditorium at West Virginia Wesleyan College as a part of their Forget & Forgive Tour of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Admission is by donation, ...

Cub Scout Pack 66 seeking memebers

ELKINS — Cub Scout Pack 66 is hosting a recruitment night today and Nov. 2. Boys in first- through fifth-grade are welcome to join us at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Thursdays at 7 p.m. when school is in session. Mt. Carmel Church is located next to Camp Pioneer 4-H Camp at the intersection of ...

Davis & Elkins presenting ‘OKLAHOMA!’

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts will take the audience back to the turn of the century in four performances of the classic American musical “OKLAHOMA!” Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals, the performance will take place ...

Esterhuizen joins theatre faculty at D&E

ELKINS — Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, an actor and teacher, has been appointed assistant professor in theatre at Davis & Elkins College. In her new post, Esterhuizen instructs courses in acting, directing and design, and is directing D&E’s Division of Creative Arts stage productions ...

Philippi plans Christmas celebration meeting

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Christmas Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers of the Philippi City Hall. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to become part of the work going into this year’s Christmas celebration throughout Philippi. At the Oct. 12 meeting, progress ...

Garden Clubs host district meeting

ELKINS — Members of four Tygart Valley District garden clubs recently met in Elkins to plan 2018 events and report on 2017 activities. The Emma Scott Garden Club recently hosted the meeting at the Railyard Restaurant and welcomed nearly 40 members and officers from the Fred Brooks ...

Faith and Politics Forum set

BUCKHANNON — Today the Religious Life Council at West Virginia Wesleyan College will hold a Faith and Politics Forum at 7 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. This political yet non-partisan event will feature keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers, director for Annual Conference relations from ...

Philippi Public Library benefits from Run For It

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library was well represented at the Tucker Community Foundation’s Run For It race in Davis on Sept. 23, during the Leaf Peeper’s Festival. The library’s team of 31 registered runners and walkers proudly wore the team T-shirts picturing the Philippi ...