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Jim and Sharon Pingley

Jim and Sharon Pingley of Snowshoe celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Oct. 5. Mr. Pingley is the son of the late Dorsey and Viola Pingley Mrs. Pingley is the daughter of the late Freda Loane. Together the couple have six children, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, ...

Jim and Martha Blosser

Jim and Martha “Roy” Blosser were married Sept. 23, 1961. They reside in Kerens. Jim was a gas station owner, contractor business owner and used car salesman in the are through the years. Martha worked at Southern States Co-op for many years, from which she retired. Martha is now an ...

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elbon

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elbon, will be observing their 60th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 21, 2021. Joe and Carol were married in 1961, just before Joe was drafted into the Army, where he was stationed at the Fort Eustis Army base, in Newport News, Virginia. Joseph worked as a mechanic at ...

David and Peggy Thompson

David and Peggy Thompson celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 2, 2021. They were married Aug. 2, 1996, in Winchester, Virginia. They currently reside in Elkins and attend Summit Church.

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Ocie L. Thompson

Ocie L. Thompson of Sully will celebrate her 90th birthday on Dec. 9. Thompson was born Dec, 9, 1931, in Osceola. She is the daughter of the late Ira and Betty Vandevender. She married the late Bruce Thompson on May 25, 1975 in Red House, Maryland. She is the mother of 11 children, Bill, ...

Rachel Reed

Rachel Reed, of Whitmer, will turn 80 years old on Nov. 11. Rachel was born in Elkins on Nov. 11, 1941, to the late Ernest and Evelyn (White) Kirkpatrick. She is married to Robert H. Reed. Rachel has two daughters, Robin Coberly and husband, Donnie, and Roxanna Cooper and husband, Terry. ...

McCRARY

Jarred and Courtney McCrary of Montrose, announce the birth of a daughter born at 2:07 p.m. on April 24, 2021, in Davis Medical Center. The infant weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and has been named Jarrelyn Dawn McCrary. Siblings include Brentley James McCrary. The mother is the former Courtney ...

98th Birthday

Lorraine Moran of Elkins celebrated her 98th birthday surrounded by family at the Massanutten Resort in Massanutten, Virginia. The birthday celebration began with dinner at Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and continued at the Massanutten Resort with a rainbow ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Angelea Roberta Kay Bernadette Ruby Goodwin and Matthew James Maynard

Linda and John R. Goodwin Jr., formerly of Parkersburg, West Virginia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Angelea Roberta Kay Bernadette Ruby Goodwin, to Matthew James Maynard, son of Ralphene and James “Ken” Maynard, of Elkins, West Virginia. Angelea is a 2019 ...

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 ...

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Rev. John Unger II and Marti Steiner

Marti Steiner and Rev. John Unger II were united in marriage Oct. 4, 2021 at Mt Zion Episcopal Church in Hedgesville, West Virginia. Dr. Ed Grove was the officiant. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Gilbert Steiner and Patricia Steiner of Dunn, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Elkins High ...

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 ...

Reunions | VIEW ALL

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 ...

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Holiday Joy

ELKINS — We welcome the Christmas season with open arms and anticipation that some special moments have arrived. How fortunate we are that we live in an area where people actually devote days and weeks toward filling our lives with attractive displays of color and delight that provide ...

Randolph Superintendent’s Corner

November is here! We’ve set back our clocks and have watched the leaves turn a beautiful fall color. We are also beginning to feel the temperatures drop and have observed students wearing their coats and warmer clothes to school. We had an exciting professional development ...

Fall into Winter

The warm late October weather we became accustomed to has finally disappeared and we are awakening to colder winds as winter is edging to the starting gate. It is time to watch for a sunny day so one more autumn walk can be taken and allow us to contemplate what lies ahead of us and what we ...

Storytelling After Dark

Cooler mornings and evenings are coming our way as October makes its bid to be our favorite month. With autumn forest colors reaching peak, it is one of our most beautiful times of the year, but little children will remind us as they search in attics for costume apparel that Halloween is on its ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

Church extends thanks for assistance in living quarters construction

The congregation of the Heaston United Methodist Church of Hodgesville, WV along with their Pastor Gary Evans would like to thank a few of the people, businesses, and organizations for their help assisting our church in constructing living quarters for the 180 Center Inc., Turning lives ...

Finding peace and healing in times of unrest and distress

These are undoubtedly times of tremendous trials. The pandemic has not only brought about great loss but also has caused our lives to be even more complicated. We cannot go to see our elderly loved ones or receive visitors like we used to do. As a pastor, I have been limited in visiting ...

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 ...