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RAD ride raises funds for CAV

Organizers said local motorcyclists had a great day at the RAD (Riders Against Domestic violence) ride that took place on May 23. Officials said there was a great turnout for the event, and announced that $1,200 was raised for Centers Against Violence, formally known as Women’s Aid in ...

ERCCC announces Roamin’ Randolph

ELKINS — This month, the Elkins Randolph County Chamber of Commerce’s Network Committee recognized the need to provide some type of event or series of events during this challenging time for both the residents and businesses of Randolph County. They recognized that people are looking ...

W.Va. construction industry trying to work through the coronavirus

CHARLESTON — Planning is key in the construction industry — but there wasn’t a blueprint for handling the impact of the coronavirus. On March 24, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued the statewide Stay-at-Home order. Justice deemed construction as one of the select ...

Grant will help D&E enhance honors program

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has been awarded a NetVUE Vocation across the Academy Grant to help strengthen and expand its four-year Honors Program. The initial $24,817 award will fund the program for three years beginning this July, and an additional $24,817 will be awarded in 2021 ...

D&E College Veterans Memorial joining place of prominence

ELKINS — As the renovation continues at Myles Center for the Arts and Myles Plaza on the campus of Davis & Elkins College, the stone Vietnam Veterans Memorial will soon have a new place of prominence. An icon on the campus for decades, the memorial honors D&E alumni who gave their ...

D&E announces top three honors for class of 2020

ELKINS — Three members of the Davis & Elkins College Class of 2020 were surprised by a phone call from President Chris A. Wood congratulating them on their academic rankings. With the tabulation of final grades, Wood was ready to announce the Class’s valedictorian, salutatorian and ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Elkins City Hall was closed Monday, in observance of Memorial Day, a day to remember American veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms throughout this nation’s history. There are no council or committee meetings scheduled during this week. Trash normally ...

Memories of Mothers – ‘Recuerdos de Mamas’

The celebration of Mother’s Day holds very much significance for people all over the world. With Mother’s Day having come and gone quite recently, there are many remembrances that come to mind about both my own mother as well as my mother-in-law. Josefina Salmon Salas and Frances ...

Dome placed at Myles Center rotunda

ELKINS — With extreme precision, the 6,000-pound steel dome was hoisted to the top of the steel structure that forms the new rotunda entrance at Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The $6.7 million renovation project, generously funded by Trustee Emerita ...

Disposable masks available for the public, businesses

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission placed an order for 3,000 disposable surgical masks utilizing the COVID-19 Block Grant Funds from the Governor’s Office. The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department, located at 15 North Locust Street in Buckhannon, will serve as the distribution ...

Morrisey updates public on COVID-19 testing of federal prison transfers

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and local Preston County officials received confirmation Wednesday evening from the deputy director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons that no prisoner testing positive for COVID-19 will be transported to FCI Hazelton in Preston ...

Rotarians to hold ‘Drive-By Salute’

In honor of Hospital Week and as a thank you to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur will hold a “Drive-By Salute” on Tuesday. They will drive by or gather in the parking lot of the hospital at 11:15 am. Anyone who would like to join them in thanking ...

Bleach and disinfectants must be used safely

CHARLESTON — Compared to the same time period as last year, the number of poisoning exposures in West Virginia from bleach products and disinfectants has doubled. Of note is that the majority of cases this year involve teens and adults. Children typically make up the majority of poisonings ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — The reopening of Elkins City Hall, previously scheduled for Monday, May 11, has been postponed. Although the city has now procured the protective equipment needed for employees under the governor’s reopening guidelines, officials are monitoring the reopening decisions of the state ...

PBHS student wins statewide Young Writers Contest

Emma Whetzel from Philip Barbour High School won first place in the ninth and 10th grade division of the CWVWP Young Writers Contest that is held statewide each year. The following is her winning essay: I Am Still Here On the day of the funeral, the skies wept for my loss. I ...

Elkins event organizers urged to apply for permits early

ELKINS — With what is usually the summer events season fast approaching, Elkins officials are urging event organizers to carefully consider the viability of their planned events under social-distancing requirements and other CDC recommendations for reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread, a City ...

MSFF Jester, Trumpeteer tryouts are postponed

ELKINS — Royal Jester and Trumpeteer tryouts for the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival have been postponed until 2021. Due to COVID-19, the Mountain State Forest Festival Association Board of Directors made the decision to eliminate the festival’s royal court members and all related ...

Food drive raises $52K and 48K pounds of food

ELKINS — The Country Roads Statewide Food Drive raised $52,355 and garnered 48,000 pounds of food to feed families across the Mountain State. The drive, held Tuesday at 18 collection sites across West Virginia, was prompted by the emergence of the novel coronavirus. Thirteen of the ...

Snowshoe Foundation commits $30K to local food pantries

SNOWSHOE — The Snowshoe Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children, families, and community organizations in Pocahontas, Randolph, Webster and surrounding counties, has made an announcement in response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. In lieu of their annual ...