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Rotary’s Group Study Exchange members share experiences

November 5, 2010 Amanda Pitzer and Taryn Moser shared experiences of their April trip to Puerto Rico during a recent meeting of the Elkins Rotary Club. more »»

HCC becomes one of area’s largest employers

November 5, 2010 Since its creation by an act of the West Virginian Legislature in 1937 to relieve overcrowding in the West Virginia Penitentiary System, Huttonsville Correctional Center has become one of the area’... more »»

Go-kart race track opens

November 5, 2010 More than a month ago, a one-eighth mile oval strip of asphalt appeared about two or three miles east of Elkins beside U.S. 33. more »»

Rotary Club sponsoring concert to help end Polio

October 30, 2010 In its continuing efforts to help Rotary International’s campaign against the deadly polio virus, the Rotary Club of Elkins is sponsoring a “PolioPlus Concert” at the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on... more »»

Phares tells Rotary of levy’s importance

October 23, 2010 Dr. James Phares, superintendent of Randolph County Schools, addressed Elkins Rotary Club members at their weekly luncheon on Monday regarding the importance of passing the school levy. more »»

Disaster drill illuminates emergency preparations’ strength and weaknesses

October 23, 2010 Last week, an emergency mitigation team assembled at the Davis Memorial Hospital to run a “table top exercise” involving a simulated explosion of the heating/power system at the Huttonsville... more »»

What the politicians aren’t talking about but people are

October 16, 2010 “I’ll repeal the portions of Obamacare that are not beneficial to the citizens of the Mountain State; I’ll cut government spending and take dead aim at the cap and trade bill. more »»

Motorists making deadly bets

October 8, 2010 This is the big weekend in Forest Festival City and space and time are at a premium for everyone so I’ll keep it short this week. more »»

New music hall serves up great menu of entertainment

October 2, 2010 Sue and I ventured up to Lost Creek and attended Johnny Cochran and The Trail Blazer’s show last Saturday at the newly opened Orange Blossom Trail Music Hall. It was well worth the trip. more »»

Interesting stories coming from the $2 bill campaign

September 25, 2010 By Wayne Sheets, Contributing Business Writer The last count I made showed a total of 42 Elkins and Randolph County merchants participating in the “It’s $2 Good” advertising and “shop locally”... more »»

Boy Scouts seeking ways to rebuild its ranks

September 17, 2010 Recently I had the opportunity to witness Boy Scout Troop 66’s Court of Honor during which those conducting the ceremony presented merit badges earned during the summer to several of... more »»

September is National Preparedness Month

September 11, 2010 In the past year alone, West Virginia has experienced four federally declared disasters prompting nearly 4,200 households to seek disaster assistance. more »»

Randolph Relay for Life announces fundraising totals

September 4, 2010 Last week I noted in this column that Randolph County Relay for Life raised a total of $110,722.73 during its 2010 fundraising efforts. more »»

Randolph Countians are generous people

August 28, 2010 Randolph Countians are, for the most part, no different from anyone else who lives in the western foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. more »»

Chilren’s safety while waiting for school bus is major concern

August 21, 2010 Now that school is back in session, let me share what to me is a very serious concern. more »»

‘Twos Day Twos’ another chance to be MAD about Elkins

July 31, 2010 (Editor’s note: General Manager Don Smith is substituting for business columnist Wayne Sheets this wee. more »»

New gift shop opens on Randolph Avenue

July 31, 2010 Camden Creek Primitives-N-More quietly opened for business on July 13. more »»

Pleasing everyone is impossible but trying is worth the effort

July 23, 2010 Anyone who does anything in hopes of improving their community or tries to help keep its citizens informed cannot help but “put some folks out” as the old timers used to sa... more »»

July 4th weekend a great success

July 17, 2010 Last week I touched on the unpleasant things that happened during the July 4th weekend celebrations. Today there are mostly good things to talk about. more »»

What pleasure, satisfaction does vandalism bring?

July 10, 2010 It is more enjoyable to write about pleasant things and to bring good news to one’s readers. There are times, however, when it becomes necessary to address unpleasant things as wel. more »»



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