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Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lambert

Tiffanie Toler and Donald Lambert were joined in marriage at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Beverly on Oct. 17, 2020. Pastor Mark James officiated. The bride is the daughter of Rachel Kelley and Keith Toler and granddaughter of Donnie and Virgie Reed. She is a graduate of Elkins High School ...

James and Deana Henry

James and Deana Henry of Montrose celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary June 14. They were married in Elkins by the Rev. Kenneth Corley at the Crystal Springs Community Church. They have two children Andrea Tenney and husband, William, and Marlon E. Henry. They also have three ...

Chip and Vera Lewis

Chip and Vera Lewis of Elkins celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on July 19, 2020. They were united in marriage on July 19, 1980 by the Rev. Skip Andrews. Mr. Lewis is the son of the late Guy and Jeanie Lewis of Elkins and the stepson of Dory Liggett. He is a 1974 graduate of Elkins ...

50 YEARS

Carol and Barry Band lived one hour away from each other in New Jersey. They both came to Davis & Elkins College where they met for the first time at a get acquainted dance at the college. They went together for four years, graduated in June and were married in August. They were married ...

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Birth Announcements

LANHAM Olivia Marie Lanham of Elkins announces the birth of a son, born at 6:53 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, measured 20 1/2 inches and has been named Maverick Grant Lanham. Grandparents are Charles and Christine ...

Loraine Moran

Loraine Moran of Elkins celebrated the week of he 97th birthday on the shores of Lake Anna with “Survivor”-themed decoration, games and cakes. Mrs. Moran was born July 10, 1923, Upshur County to William and Lavinia Poling. On June 13, 1943, in Rockville, Illinois, she married John H. ...

BAVA

Dr. Andrew “Jake” and Natalie Bava of Pinch announce the birth of a son, born at 4:34 a.m. Feb. 7, 2020, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 0.2 ounces, measured 19.5 inches and has been named Nash Michael Bava. Siblings include Henley and Ella ...

CHENOWETH

Robert Clee Chenoweth and Misty Dawn Chenoweth of Elkins announce the birth of twins; a girl and a boy, on April 17, 2020, in Davis Memorial Hospital. The twin girl was born at 10:35 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds. 10 ounces has been named Riley Ann Chenoweth. The twin boy was born at 10:40 p.m. He ...

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Kristen Marie Sayre and Matthew David Hewitt

Arthur and Patty Sayre of Buckhannon announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Marie Sayre, to Matthew David Hewitt, son of Dave and Pam Hewitt of Elkins. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, a 2012 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a ...

Hannah Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban

Hannah Faith Daniels of Beverly and Samuel Robert Urban of Elkins announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Lori Daniels of Beverly and the granddaughter of Wilson and Rebecca Kenney of Elkins and the late John and Carol Daniels. She is ...

Christina Hedrick and Patrick Mallow

Christina Hedrick and Patrick Mallow of Elkins announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary and Joann Hedrick of Elkins. She is a 2001 graduate of Elkins High School and is employed with Randolph County Board of Education as a teachers ...

Brianna Berenson and Bryan Corder

Brianna Berenson and Bryan Corder of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of William and Dulcinda Berenson of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh earning a Bachelor of Science ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Hanna Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban

Hannah Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban were joined in holy matrimony Aug 1, 2020 in an outside ceremony at Black Bear Resort in Davis, overlooking the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge. Pastor, Bobby Benavides officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Lori Daniels of ...

Carly Payne and Donald Wolford Jr.

Kathryn Vance of Petersburg announces the engagement and forthcoming wedding of her granddaughter, Carly Payne, to Donald Wolford Jr., son of Donald and Pamela Wolford of Bluefield. The bride-elect is a student of Eastern Community and Technical College and is studying applied science. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Saverko

Kelly Gregory and Joshua Saverko were united in marriage Aug. 3, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marietta, Ohio. Pastor Chad Mugrage was the officiant. The bride is the daughter of Kyle and Brenda Gregory of Marietta, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Neil and Jeanette Gregory ...

Mr. And Mrs. Zackery Robert Watson

Emily Nicole Pingley and Zackery Robert Watson were married Sept. 28 in Valley Head. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Claudia Pingley of Huttonsville. She is the granddaughter of Kessler and Karma Pingley of Huttonsville and Frederick and Angelita Peterson of Buckhannon. The ...

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EHS Class of 1957 holds 62nd reunion

The Elkins High School Class of 1957 recently celebrated their 62nd graduation anniversary. The fun filled weekend in Elkins was enjoyed by 46 classmates and guests. Activities began with a Friday night buffet dinner at the home of classmates Dale and Pauline Newlon. Dinner was followed by ...

Haymond Clan reunion held

The 2019 family reunion of the descendants of the Haymond Clan was held Sept. 1. Many were missing from the day. As usual, good food was enjoyed by those who came out. Prizes this year were tote bags with the family name and year printed on them. Those receiving these momentos were: Hazel ...

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Building a Vibrant Community – Social Distancing

Social distancing is the new norm – keeping a safe physical distance from anyone else. Some areas provide a better opportunity to maintain a physical distance than others. Consider Washington, D.C. — there are 11,570 people per square mile. As much as D.C. people try, it is impossible ...

Building a Vibrant Community – It’s About Mindset

During the past few weeks, I’ve spent lot of time thinking about how we might be able to positively move our county and communities forward – making them more vibrant and livable. How can we as a populace make this area more inviting while encouraging growth that will benefit all our ...

Building a Vibrant Community – Oh! This Place That We Know!

The following is a variation of Dr. Suess’s “Oh! The Places You’ll Go.” 2021 offers our community the opportunity to move forward and embrace a new vision for Elkins and Randolph County that is vibrant and full of promise. Oh! This place that we know… Congratulations! Today is ...

Congress needs to look at voting changes

On Nov. 3 and during the weeks leading up to it, 155,507,248 ballots were cast in the presidential election. And each and every one of them was voted honestly and counted accurately. Some politicians want us to believe that. As a fairy tale, “Cinderella” pales in comparison. One thing ...

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Are you ready for Christmas?

“Are you ready for Christmas?” the waitress asked my friend Jean and me as we were seated at Duke’s Restaurant in Elkins. I thought to myself, “Now, that’s a loaded question!” Christmastime is filled with a litany of expectations, even in these pandemic times. If that question ...

D&E president, choir participating in worship

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, the College Concert Choir and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement: Foundation and Church Relations Tina Vial will share their faith at the 11 a.m. Feb. 16 service at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. The ...

Neighbors helping neighbors

The Upshur Cooperative Parish House and Crosslines always welcome new partnerships. We are rooted in the concept of “neighbors helping neighbors.” Located at 68 College Ave., Buckhannon, we offer a variety of programs that assist those in need. Neighbors visiting the Parish House often ...

Gratefulness warms our hearts

Here is the word of the month. As we approach Thanksgiving we all begin to think about gathering together with family or friends. Our hearts are warmed by thoughts of gratitude for our relationships, the material blessings we have, and the events of life over the last year. We really are ...