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D&E encourages graduates to apply for scholarships

ELKINS — The COVID-19 global pandemic has seemingly slowed West Virginians in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Davis & Elkins College emphasizes the importance of completing the form that opens the gate for students to receive financial aid for college and ...

Williams named to D&E English faculty

ELKINS — Sebastian Williams has been appointed to the English faculty at Davis & Elkins College. As instructor of English, he is teaching courses in College Writing and Writing for the Community. Williams comes to D&E from Purdue University, where he instructed various courses in ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Election day is Tuesday. The Finance Committee meets Monday, and Council meets Thursday. The regularly scheduled meeting of council’s Economic Growth and Development Committee is canceled. On Monday at 10 a.m., the Finance Committee meets in special session to work on the fiscal ...

Kindergarten registration set to start in Randolph

Randolph County Schools is beginning the kindergarten registration process for the 2021–2022 school year. Kindergarten Application Days are scheduled at each elementary school throughout the county. Children who will be 5 years old on or before June 30, 2021 and who are not currently ...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new facility

BELINGTON — Mountain Living Community, Mountain Hospice and Pray Construction Company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the newly constructed Mountain Living Community Assisted Care. Employees, board members, Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Pray Construction personnel and ...

Engstrom joins D&E College faculty

ELKINS — Ronda Engstrom has been appointed instructor of criminology at Davis & Elkins College. Joining the faculty at the start of the spring semester, she teaches courses in Juvenile Delinquency and Justice and Theoretical Criminology. Engstrom has more than 20 years of experience ...

WVDOH makes progress removing frozen trees

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Division of Highways crews from all across the state are making progress in reopening hundreds of roads closed because of last week’s ice storms. A series of winter storms from Feb. 10 through Feb. 15 left ice-coated trees on roadways and power lines all over ...

Butler joins Broaddus Family Care

PHILIPPI — Broaddus Hospital of Philippi is growing to meet the demand for family medicine and inpatient care in Barbour County. Dr. Garrett Butler will work as a full-time family practitioner at Broaddus Family Care (BFC), and will serve as hospitalist, providing medical care to ...

WVWC students help administer vaccine

BUCKHANNON — With Upshur County residents still awaiting a COVID-19 vaccine, West Virginia Wesleyan’s School of Nursing — both faculty and students — have taken to the frontlines to help meet a local need for the Buckhannon-Upshur community and turn the tide on a global health ...

Chamber taps Business of the Month

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber is pleased to announce its Spotlight Business of the Month for February 2021, the Woodlands Development & Lending Group. Woodlands has been a member of the Chamber since 2011. Woodlands Development Group was started in 1995 to address the ...

‘Virtual Preview Days’ announced for WVWC

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s (WVWC) Office of Admissions announced two “Black and Orange Virtual Preview Days,” Feb. 27 and March 20, providing accepted and prospective students an opportunity to learn more about Wesleyan, their majors, match with a current student and ...

Mayor inks proclamation

On Jan. 25, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton proclaimed January 2021 as Stalking Awareness Month and Human Trafficking Awareness Day. He signed these alongside Phyllis Skidmore, executive director, and staff for Centers Against Violence, JJ Johnson, Youth Health Service, Gillian Adams, Family ...

AB address highlights students, faculty and staff

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University President Dr. James “Tim” Barry presented his triannual State of the University address virtually to faculty, staff, and administrators on Jan. 21. The virtual format allowed the president to update the campus community while adhering to COVID-19 ...

EFD: Install carbon monoxide alarms, test monthly

ELKINS — The Elkins Fire Department is reminding area residents of the importance of installing carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in the home and testing them once a month. CO alarms provide an early warning of the presence of deadly CO gas, and monthly tests are vital to ensure they are working ...

Mooney announces health care grant for Randolph

MILL CREEK — Congressman Alex X. Mooney, R-Second District, announced a $1,436,276 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Valley Health Care in Randolph County. “I’m glad this HHS grant has been awarded to Valley Health Care to help provide services to care for ...

BCHA opens Philippi Wellness Center

PHILIPPI — Barbour Community Health Association is proud to announce that a new wellness facility, Philippi Wellness Center, has opened in Philippi. The wellness center is in the rear of the Barbour Chiropractic Center building, located at 206 South Main Street in Philippi and has some of ...

Moore proposes legislation for greater oversight

CHARLESTON — State Treasurer Riley Moore said his office is proposing legislative measures that would increase oversight, transparency and accountability over taxpayer funds used by the state Economic Development Authority. The announcement follows the release of a legislative audit which ...