Quilt Documentation Project

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Volunteers examine a quilt Friday as part of the West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, which was sponsored by the Log Cabin Quilters Guild. Jane Larke, left, of Morgantown, is shown here with Dana Rexroad, of Bruceton Mills. The quilt they are documenting ...

Davis & Elkins College senior Emily Coffman, center, is congratulated by Dr. Barbara Sims and Dr. Brent Saindon on receiving the Barbara F. Sims Award for Year-Long Excellence in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. The award was presented to Coffman for her excellence in debate for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Coffman receives top debate award


ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College junior Emily Coffman received the Barbara F. Sims Award for Year-Long Excellence in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. The award is one of two top honors of excellence presented to individuals by the Collegiate Forensics Association, a regional speech and debate ...

School funding source might return

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ELKINS — There may be a chance of good financial news for Randolph County Schools, as some national leaders seek to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools Act. Brad Smith, director of finance for Randolph County Schools, explained this week the SRS money traditionally has been a major funding ...


Raising a Flag For Organ Donation


Marlana Pennington, a resident of Junior whose husband is an organ donation recipient, spoke to the crowd on Thursday at Davis Medical Center. On Thursday, DMC celebrated the gift of life through organ donation at a flag-raising ceremony. Pennington said, ‘Sharing moments like our ...

County man is charged with abuse

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly striking a juvenile while employed at the West Virginia Children’s Home. Glenn Andrew Kyle, 33, of Huttonsville, is charged with one felony count of child abuse causing injury. He is free on a $25,000 cash or surety ...

Leadership academy applications on tap


BUCKHANNON – The Tom Dunn Energy Leadership Academy application deadline is approaching. West Virginia high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in attending the three-day educational camp must submit an application by May 15. This year’s Academy will take place July 11-13, ...

Pursuit leads to arrest in Upshur

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BUCKHANNON — A Jane Lew man was arrested Thursday after deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Liggett Addition Road, which led to a pursuit through multiple counties. The vehicle failed to yield to the officer’s emergency lights and ...

Pocahontas County woman sentenced in car-theft case

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ELKINS — A Pocahontas County woman accused of attempting to break into a home and later stealing a truck was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Gwendolyn Bostick Kline, 36, of Marlinton, was sentenced to credit for time served — five months ...

CAC Hosts Annual Dinner

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The Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center presents the sixth annual Champions for Children fundraiser and awards dinner Friday night at Orchard Hall in Elkins. From left are Executive Director Margot Kubichek and staff members Elizabeth King, Tiffany Higham and Patrick O’Brien. See ...

The Antler Room staff includes, from left, Dave Brogan, Tabitha Brogan, Desiree Johnson and Amy Berg.

The Antler Room offers art and food

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FRANKLIN — Owner Amy Berg describes her newly opened art cafe, The Antler Room, as “cozy eclectic.” Through her old-fashioned glass front door, stretches a long, narrow room whose natural wooden walls are lined floor to ceiling, chock-a-block with bric-a-brac, antiques and art work — ...

Upshur County School Menu


BUCKHANNON — The following is next week’s menus for Upshur school’s breakfasts and lunches: BUMS and BUHS offer a salad bar daily. Monday: Breakfast — French toast sticks, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Fish nuggets, green beans, creamy coleslaw, fresh ...

Library celebrates Money Smart Week


PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will celebrate Money Smart Week Monday through Friday by providing information to the public. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and ...

Choral Ensembles set to perform at WVWC


BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College choral ensembles will present a musical program, “A Little Night Music,” at 4 p.m. Sunday in Wesley Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. The choral ensembles are made up of Wesleyan Singers, Concert Chorale and Concentus ...

Mountain Arts District President Josie Cuda makes a presentation to the Randolph County Commission Thursday afternoon.

County Commission allocates funds for Mountain Arts District

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved a funding request for the Mountain Arts District Thursday during their bi-monthly meeting. Mountain Arts District President Josie Cuda and board member Pat Schoonover made the presentation, giving a background on what the ...

Members of the Emma Scott Garden Club accept several awards from the West Virginia Garden Club Inc. The annual state convention recently took place at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. From left are Julia Cassells, B.J. McKenzie, Judy Guye Swanson, Becky Amorese, Virginia Cassells and Rachel Pingley.

Garden club wins statewide awards


ELKINS — The Emma Scott Garden Club came back home to Elkins from the 87th Annual West Virginia Garden Club Convention with several awards for projects the club had initiated throughout the 2016 season. Emma Scott Garden Club President B.J. McKenzie, accepted the awards from West Virginia ...

Randolph BOE approves calendar

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ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education members approved the 2017-18 school calendar during their regular meeting this week, selecting the draft that received the most votes by school employees. The calendar based on Draft 2 will have students begin class Aug. 16, and the last day for ...


Shoemaker joins Davis Medical Center


ELKINS — Davis Medical Center welcomes Christie Shoemaker, PA-C to the caregiving team of DMC Family Medicine. Shoemaker is NCCPA Board Certified and received a Bachelor of Science in medical science and physician assistant studies from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi in 1996. She ...

Mercedes Nicole Isenhart

Beverly woman is charged with fraud

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ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing a debit card and using it multiple times without permission. Mercedes Nicole Isenhart, 21, of Beverly, is charged with 25 felony counts of fraud in connection with access devices. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

Ryan Zirk, left, and Casey Mills, not pictured, are recognized Thursday by Buckhannon Mayor David McCauley, right, for the artwork the pair completed on the bay doors of the Buckhannon Fire Department. The two will be honored on April 27.

Buckhannon City Council discusses outdoor recreation

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BUCKHANNON — Outdoor recreation was a main topic of discussion on Thursday during the Buckhannon City Council meeting. Colin Reger said he has high hopes of restoring one of the city’s great landmarks as he and his business partner, Matt Gower, work to restore Riverbend Park. In ...