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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 ...

50 YEARS

Mary and Arthur “Bud” Tusing of Montrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Teter Creek Lake Pavilion with family and friends. They were married July 31, 1970 at Oakland, Maryland. They have one son, Douglas and wife Jeannie, one grandson, Glenn ...

50 YEARS

Gary “Doc” Rexrode and Trudy Wilfong Rexrode of Gilman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 11. The couple are lifelong residents of the Elkins area. Mr. Rexrode is a well-known barber who owns Rexrode’s Barber shop in downtown Elkins. Mrs. Rexrode is the former ...

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lambert

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lambert celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 17. The high school sweethearts were married on June 17, 1995, at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Junior, by the late Rev. Burl G. Moats Sr. They are the parents of two children, a son, Jacob, and a daughter, ...

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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 ...

RIDENOUR

Micah J. Ridenour and Melody K. Ridenour announce the birth of a daughter, born at 2:19 p.m. May 29, 2020, in Davis Medical Center. The infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Avaya Maria Lynn Ridenour. Siblings include Ethan J. Ruediger, Olivia N. Ruediger, Hope A.M. Ridenour and ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

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

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 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Hank Stevens

Harley Nicole Phillips and Hank Wesley Stevens were married July 20 during an outside ceremony on the grounds of Twin Tails Event Farm in Oakland, Maryland, with officiant, Dakota Pritt. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Valerie Phillips of Elkins. The bridegroom is the son of Deanna ...

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 ...

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

There is real value of internships to a community. Many students around the world opt for internships before they formally begin working full-time. Internships are often managed with studies or during breaks between semesters or terms. Internships can be paid or unpaid depending on the ...

Building a Vibrant Community – Are you plugged in?

ELKINS — It’s a great time to call Elkins-Randolph County home. When I first moved to Elkins in 2015, I was impressed by the countless individuals and organizations with a shared vision for a vibrant, livable community. Sure, it’s easy enough to sit back and complain about what’s ...

Building a Vibrant Community – Are you ready to join us?

ELKINS — Do you want a Vibrant Community in Elkins and Randolph County? It’s our number one focus at the Chamber. We want our current businesses to flourish, and we seek new businesses to discover all that Randolph County has to offer! We want visitors to experience the beauty and ...

Building a Vibrant Community – Early Brain Development

Transforming Elkins into a place where we all want to live, work, play, and stay is a very lofty goal. By creating the Vibrant Task Forces, we’ve broken it down into smaller chunks that can be tackled more easily by many people. Our task force is focusing on Early Childhood Brain ...

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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 ...

Treasure Hunting

Julie Andrews sang “A few of my favorite things” in The Sound of Music. What are some of your favorite things? This answer will vary widely among us all, but whatever it is will capture our focus, time and resources. Some of our favorite things will even capture our heart. Jesus cautioned ...