Communities

Wine and Brew Fest set in Beverly

BEVERLY — Summer may be winding down, but the fun isn’t over yet. From 3-8 p.m. Saturday, the Beverly Heritage Center will be hosting the Brew and Wine Fest. The event will feature local win and craft beer tastings, great food and bands will highlight the summer sendoff. “It’s a ...

Sharp Family works at helping youth

POCAHONTAS COUNTY — The drug epidemic has caused a huge crisis throughout West Virginia. Pocahontas County has seen a large spike in the number of children placed in foster care due in part to this epidemic. Foster care families may have short notice to prepare for these children. Think ...

EHS FFA assists in special program

ELKINS — Among the official sessions, workshops and Career Development Events, the Elkins High School FFA took part in a very special program at the State FFA Convention this summer. More than 3,000 back packs were filled for kids in need. Often children who get meals through schools are ...

Augusta Heritage Center to host Mountain Stage

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will again host Mountain Stage live for the Augusta Festival concert as a grand finale to the summer session. A blend of country, bluegrass, old-time and honky tonk will share the stage in Myles Center for the Arts ...

Master Gardener Program accepting applications for 2018

ELKINS — West Virginia University Extension in Tucker and Randolph counties will now be accepting applications for the 2018 West Virginia Master Gardener Program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with the information and ...

Flood restoration work continues on Monongahela National Forest

ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest continues to repair roads and bridges damaged in the June 2016 flood. Visitor access to some areas and roads in the southern part of the forest will be restricted or detoured during this repair work. Areas closed now include: • Trail access to Blue ...

Foundation supports Mountain Music Trail

Through the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, the Dominion Foundation has provided the regional travel initiative, the Mountain Music Trail, one thousand dollars to support this heritage tourism initiative. “The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area’s core counties make up the Mountain Music ...

Wesleyan completes classroom renovations

ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College has completed another round of classroom renovations through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Students and faculty will notice major upgrades in ten classrooms: Administration Building Room 22, Christopher Hall of Science Rooms ...

College introducing ‘Bobcat Connect’ app

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has always taken great pride in providing numerous opportunities for students. This fall, Wesleyan is introducing a new app and online database for students, faculty, and staff. “Bobcat Connect” will provide the campus community an extra tool ...

Survey released to address future of agriculture in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input. The West Virginia ...

Augusta hosting W.Va. Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to Elkins City Park Saturday for the West Virginia Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest. The event is hosted in conjunction with the annual Augusta Festival scheduled ...

Scott coordinating student success at Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS — Angie Scott has been appointed coordinator for student success at Davis & Elkins College. In this position, she leads the college’s retention efforts by providing and coordinating academic and advising services that encourage all students to become engaged in campus ...

Wood signs multi-year contract with D&E

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, Board of Trustees Chair Bill Nuttall announced this week. Nuttall explained that the decision is a key element in maintaining the stability that is vital in small liberal arts ...

Sunset Chase 5K scheduled

ELKINS — The fifth annual Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run will be held in the streets of Elkins at 7 p.m. Sept. 15. This family friendly event starts and ends at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Registration begins at 6 p.m.; the run will start at 7 p.m. at 142 Robert E. Lee Ave Ext. ...

Survey released to address future of agriculture in W.Va.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input. The West Virginia ...

Chamber taps Members of the Month

PHILIPPI —  The Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Philippi Convention & Visitors Center, both reciprocal members, are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for August. Tina M. Shaw is the president of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Annette ...

WVWC student travels to Peru

BUCKHANNON— West Virginia Wesleyan College senior Michael Jean-Baptiste’s spring plans included a summer international travel experience in Ecuador to study health care systems in that country. When the paperwork arrangements in Ecuador created a travel blockade, the West Palm Beach, ...