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Beth King, director of the Augusta Heritage Center, speaks Monday to members of the Rotary Club of Elkins about her agency’s upcoming summer programs for music, dance, folk arts and more. The Rotary Club’s weekly meetings take place at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA.

Rotary learns about Augusta

ELKINS — From Cajun dance and blues guitar to flatfooting basics and yodeling, the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers a wide range of summer and fall courses. Members of the Rotary Club of Elkins heard a presentation this week by Beth King, director of Augusta, ...

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Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, left, presents a Bachelor of Arts degree Saturday to Will Roboski, of Elkins, after the graduate danced across the stage to receive his diploma.

Graduates prepare for next chapter

ELKINS — Saturday was a time of celebration at Davis & Elkins College, as members of the graduating class of 2017 proudly walked — and even danced — across the stage to receive their diplomas. The 108th annual Commencement Ceremony took place in the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, ...

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The Rev. Susan C. McGhee, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley, serves as keynote speaker at Friday’s Baccalaureate Service and Recognition of Graduates at Davis & Elkins College.

Davis & Elkins hosts Baccalaureate Service

ELKINS — Family and friends from near and far attended ceremonies throughout the weekend at Davis & Elkins College, as they joined in honoring the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2017. Prior to commencement ceremonies Saturday morning, the college hosted a special pinning ...

Art of Elkins event is shaping up

ELKINS — More than 30 businesses have signed up to participate in Art of Elkins, a flagship event being unveiled by Elkins Main Street in June. The event, which will take place June 10, will feature more than 75 activities, ranging from demos, crafts and tours to mini-classes, live music and ...

W.Va. website aims for financial transparency

WHEELING — The public soon will be able to track state spending in West Virginia online as the Mountain State seeks to increase financial transparency. Also, the same website also should provide legislators with more accurate and up-to-date financial and revenue estimates pertaining to tax ...

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Philip Barbour High School graduates Alyssa Morgan and Marlee Hoffman pose for photos after receiving their diplomas Saturday.

Philip Barbour High School conducts graduation ceremonies

PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School hosted its 2017 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, honoring graduates as they pass one milestone and prepare for future endeavors. Twelve students graduated summa cum laude, including Lindsay Blake, Ashley Booth, Ashley Davies, Kylee Heims, Cara ...

Students set to earn a nursing degree take part Friday evening in the annual Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony in the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium at Davis & Elkins College.

D&E hosts nurse pinning ceremony

ELKINS — Students set to graduate with a degree in nursing gathered Friday evening in a special pinning ceremony at Davis & Elkins College, kicking off a weekend full of graduation events. D&E also was hosting its Baccalaureate Service Friday night, and its 108th Commencement ...

Citizens prepare to address BOE

DAILEY — Parents and concerned citizens plan to meet Sunday to gather written comments for the Randolph County Board of Education regarding questions about the future of the historic Homestead Elementary School. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Bend Methodist ...

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2017 MSFF Minor Court announced

ELKINS — The royal Minor Court of Queen Silvia LXXXI has been selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Chad Shoemaker and Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips. Representing the 81st royal court will be Crown Bearer Wyatt Holt Chenoweth, Scepter ...

used book sale

Used Book Sale Continues Today

Community member Rose Orais-Nay brouses the collection of nonfiction books at the Elkins Bookhounds Used Book Sale at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. Books available include ‘The Hidden Flower’ by Pearl S. Buck, ‘Beloved’ by Toni Morrison and ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John ...

House passes revenue bill

WHEELING — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of a revenue bill Friday on what was the sixth day of a special legislative session in Charleston called for setting the state’s 2018 budget. Despite a a long agenda of proposed amendments, House Bill 107 was approved with ...

One injured in Tucker County wreck

PARSONS — Crews responded to a two-vehicle crash in Tucker County early Friday morning, which left one individual unresponsive, officials said. First Sgt. K.L. Keplinger, of the West Virginia State Police, confirmed that both drivers were transported from the scene. “Both drivers were ...

Several people who participated in National Bike to Work Day took a pit stop at Elkins City Hall to visit with Mayor Van Broughton on Friday. Pictured, in front, is Hallie Riddle; second row from left, Joey Riddle, Donna Smith, Shane Yeager, Emily Prentice, Kathryn Prentice, Karen Carper and Nicki Hinkle; and in back, Broughton.

National Bike to Work Day Stop

Several people who participated in National Bike to Work Day took a pit stop at Elkins City Hall to visit with Mayor Van Broughton on Friday. Pictured, in front, is Hallie Riddle; second row from left, Joey Riddle, Donna Smith, Shane Yeager, Emily Prentice, Kathryn Prentice, Karen Carper and ...

Ace

Ribbon Cutting

Naylors Ace Hardware, located in the Tygart Valley Mall in Elkins, hosts a ribbon cutting Friday morning as part of the store’s ‘re-grand opening under new management.’ From left are Sales Associate James Pry, Tygart Valley Mall owner Craig Phillips, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton, new store ...

Strawberry

Strawberry Festival

Carnivalgoers traverse the midway Friday at the West Virginia Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon. The Grand Feature Parade is set to step off at 1 p.m. today.

Rabies clinic is today

PARSONS — The Tucker County Animal Shelter will host its seventh annual Rabies Vaccine clinic today. The rabies clinic will be offered at the Parsons Fire Hall from 1-2:30 p.m. and at the Davis Fire Hall from 4-5 p.m. The vaccinations are offered for all dogs and cats in the community, at ...