Local News

Students to compete at national level

ELKINS — Eight students from the Randolph Technical Center are prepared to advance to the national Future Business Leaders of America competition in Baltimore at the end of June, following success at the state level. Former FBLA State President Micah Toney said FBLA helps students in a ...

Barbour event honors leaders of community

PHILIPPI — A Bridgeport businessman who owns 41 McDonald’s franchises shared his tips for success with members and guests attending the recent Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. As the keynote speaker, John Ebert shared lessons he learned in the restaurant business as well ...

W.Va. Railroad Museum volunteer serves in many ways

ELKINS — A local man and familiar face to many in the community has volunteered his time to an area museum since its inception. For the last five years, Ed Griesel has been an integral factor in starting the West Virginia Railroad Museum, located in the former Darden Mill building on ...

Philippi man charged with home’s arson

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County man is facing felony charges after allegedly entering a home and setting it on fire. Jeremy Alan Davis, 41, of Philippi, is charged with one felony count of second-degree arson and one felony count of entry of a building other than dwelling. He is free on a ...

4-H Club Takes Part in Cleanup Projects

Submitted photo Valley Livestock 4-H club members met April 21 at the Becky’s Creek Bridge for the club’s semiannual Adopt-a-Highway and annual Make-It-Shine events. Members picked up 16 bags of garbage from 2 miles of riverbank and more than 2 miles of the roadway. The club has been ...

D&E College’s Baccalaureate set Saturday

ELKINS — Jud Hendrix, founder and executive director of Global Human Project, will serve as speaker for the Davis & Elkins College Baccalaureate Service and Recognition of Graduates. The ceremony, set for 7 p.m. Friday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, will ...

Graduation Saturday

Submitted photos Two local colleges held commencement ceremonies Saturday. Above, Alderson Broaddus University students prepare to collect their diplomas. Below,

Humanities Council announces grant awards

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 12 new grants to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming. The Humanities Council is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and serves West Virginia through ...

Flooding assistance available

ELKINS — Farms and ranches suffering severe damage from flooding April 16 in Randolph County may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program administered by the High Country Farm Service Agency in Elkins. For land to be eligible, the natural disaster must have ...

Three honored for gift of music

ELKINS — Three influential area musicians were honored Friday by a local church group for their contributions to the community. Deborah Super, Gale Poe and Elizabeth “Liz” Marshall-MacVean each received a “Key Woman” award from the Church Women United group for their gifts of music ...

‘Finalists’ speak at public forum

TENNERTON — Community members gathered for an unusual Upshur County Board of Education public forum this week to meet and learn more about some of the “finalists” in the search for a new superintendent of schools. With current Upshur County School Superintendent Roy Wager retiring at ...

B-UMS principal receives statewide recognition

TENNERTON — As Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School principal Renee Warner walked into the school gymnasium Friday morning, students chanted “Warner! Warner! Warner!” Warner was honored Friday as West Virginia’s Middle School Principal of the Year. The award was presented by the West ...

Ex-coal baron takes swipe at ‘China people’ in political ad

CHARLESTON (AP) — An ex-coal executive who’s running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has escalated his barrage on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, taking swipes at “China people” and calling McConnell “Cocaine Mitch” in a new ad. Former Massey ...

Passing the parmesan

COALTON — Spring has had a difficult time this year making an appearance, but one Randolph County community never lets us down during May. Members of Coalton’s St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish will don colorful aprons and have large serving spoons ready to serve Sunday in one of ...

Church hosts spring bazaar

ELKINS — Hundreds of individuals flocked to the First United Methodist Church in Elkins to enjoy scrumptious lunch options and do some shopping, all to benefit missions at the church. In addition to a country store featuring a variety of items, the event featured baked goods and an ...

Dolly Sods acreage purchased

MORGANTOWN — Members and guests of The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia, along with business leaders from throughout the state, gathered Thursday in Morgantown for the Corporate Council for the Environment Annual Dinner. Officials Thursday announced the purchase of 1,143 acres along the ...

Evaluation ordered for murder suspect

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man accused of murdering his father in March will undergo a competency evaluation before the court case progresses. Timothy Allen McWilliams, 65, of Buckhannon, is facing a murder charge for allegedly killing his father, Leo McWilliams. Police reportedly found ...

Three Elkins Police Department officers honored for service

ELKINS — Elkins City Council applauded three of the town’s police officers Thursday evening as they were presented Meritorious Service Awards. Police Chief Glenn Galloway told council members about the outstanding police work done by Cpl. Alex M. Wyshyvanuk, Patrolman Chris G. ...