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Communities

State of University report draws crowd

PHILIPPI — Several members of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, university personnel, and community leaders attended the annual State of the University Report presented recently by ABU President Dr. Tim Barry at Taj Moe Hal in Philippi. The lunch crowd included Barbour County ...

Friends of the Library Week underway

ELKINS — This is National Friends of the Library Week. Friends of the Library are non-profit groups organized to support and assist their local libraries through various fundraising and volunteer activities. If you would like to join the Elkins Bookhounds in this mission, stop by the ...

Purple Majesties Red Hats host luncheon

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats met Oct. 14 at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Parsons. Queen Mother BJ McKenzie presided over the meeting. The event was hosted by Phyllis Carr and “The Parsons Chicks.” Officials said the fall/Halloween decorations were ...

D&E welcomes Hoppenthaler for Writers’ Series

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will host two-term Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for the Eastern Region of North Carolina and award-winning poet John Hoppenthaler for the 21st annual D&E Writers’ Series. Events planned for Wednesday and Thursday, a writer’s workshop, ...

Free dinner offered Friday

BUCKHANNON — On Friday at 5 p.m., the WE LEAD Poverty Reduction team at West Virginia Wesleyan College will be hosting a free community dinner at the Upshur County Parish House. The Poverty Reduction team, as well as student volunteers from Wesleyan, will be making spaghetti with a side ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On Oct. 5, Jenifer Clay and Michael Clay to Brittany R. Hicks and Nathan C. Druckenmiller, real estate situated in Elkins Corporation District, $111,000. On Oct. 8, Darren R. Blankenship to Carroll Kidd and Rhonda ...

Elkins City Hall News

The pace at City Hall has risen recently, or at least feels that way, due to multiple large projects and the ongoing work of committees, and all for the good of the city. Next week the Recycling Committee expects to discuss a potential tire recycling program as well as receive an update on ...

Cortland’s Grafton and Swisher receives top honors from WVAPA

THOMAS — Cortland Acres’ Activity Director, Marie Grafton and Activity Assistant, Mary Swisher received top honors at the annual West Virginia Activity Professionals Association (WVAPA) conference last month. Nominated by Cortland Activity staff member, Cindy Helmick, Grafton earned ...

Food Bank distribution is today

BRUSHY FORK — The Mountaineer Food Bank, recipient of a grant that will provide for the distribution of over 65,000 pounds of food to Upshur County families, is partnering with the Upshur County Board of Education for another distribution at The Event Center on Brushy Fork from 11 a.m. to 1 ...

John Hart Chapter DAR hosts meeting

ELKINS — John Hart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and guests met Oct. 8 at the Kump House to celebrate the 112th anniversary of the chapter which was chartered Oct. 1, 1907. Heather Biola, a John Hart Chapter member and granddaughter of charter member Edna Scott Kump, ...

Fath of DHS speaks to Elkins Woman’s Club

ELKINS — Tracy Fath, vice president of Marketing and Development at Davis Health System, was the guest speaker at the October Elkins Woman’s Club Meeting. Fath brings more than 20 years experience in marketing, market research, advertising, communications and planning. Fath ...

Pitsenbarger appointed to fill 11th District vacancy

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has selected John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger to fill the vacancy in the Eleventh Senatorial District. He replaces Sen. Greg Boso, R-Nicholas, who resigned Sept. 26. Pitsenbarger is the owner and operator of Pitsenbarger Farms in Nicholas County and has been a ...

Center honors healthcare professionals

BUCKHANNON — The Center for Women’s Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored several healthcare professionals for the valuable role that they play in women’s healthcare. Honored were Physician Assistant Katherine Keely Burnside; Certified Nurse Midwives: Sarah Hicks, Amanda ...

Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program underway

ELKINS — Needy youngsters in Randolph and surrounding counties may have a cheerier Christmas this year through new toys contributed through the annual United States Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program underway. The annual collection, spearheaded locally by ...

Vintage Theatre Company to perform

ELKINS — For the fifth year in a row, the Vintage Theatre Company’s Rustic Mechanicals will perform a play by William Shakespeare at The Arts Center. This year, the troupe brings their tour of “Julius Caesar.” As one stop on their 2019, “The Abuse of Greatness Tour,” the Rustic ...

Elkins Kiwanis donates to Harman School

HARMAN — Elkins Kiwanis members Mark Armentrout and Rachel Varner presented second-grade Harman School student Hallie Teter and Principal Laura Hawkins a $3,000 check to help with repairs for the elementary playground that was damaged during the recent flood. The Elkins Kiwanis attended ...

Lung injury associated with vaping

The Randolph-Elkins Health Department wants to alert the public to the dangers of possible lung injury associated with E-Cigarettes and Vaping. As of Oct. 3, West Virginia has reported five lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products with no deaths so far in West ...

WV Caring offers volunteer training

PARSONS — West Virginia Caring will host a volunteer training education from 7 - 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Parsons Senior Center in Parsons. Learn about the opportunities to make a difference in our community. This free training session will explain the different areas where you can ...