Communities

WVWC meets Endowment Challenge

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s recent WVWC Day effort on April 10, has helped the school reach the $2 million U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Endowment Challenge. The college secured over $450,000 in donations for its scholarship endowment, current scholarships, ...

Poison Center advises against some home health remedies

CHARLESTON—People seek health advice everywhere from TV shows, YouTube, Internet searches, and celebrities. Despite what these sources say, some of these health trends can be dangerous to the person using them. In addition, having these products inside of the home, place young children at ...

Outstanding Academic Internship Achievement Award recipients named

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted their annual Academic and Leadership Awards Assembly on April 14. During the ceremony, the Student Success Center awarded three women the Outstanding Academic Internship Achievement Award. The accolade was bestowed upon graduating seniors ...

New Era Christian Academy students compete at ACE Student Convention

ELKINS — Every year students ages 13 and older look forward to attending Regional Student Convention for Accelerated Christian Education Schools. At this convention students from West Virginia and Virginia come together at Appalachian Bible College north of Beckley to compete in academics, ...

Club looking for Strawberry Yard of the Month

BUCKHANNON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club Yard of the Month committee members will be starting to look in city neighborhoods for the best strawberry-themed decorated yard. One yard in the city limits will be selected by May 10 as the Strawberry Yard of the Month, so show your Strawberry ...

Thorne joins clinic staff

St. George Dental Clinic welcomes Dr. Timothy Thorne, DDS to its dental team effective April 24. A graduate of Moorefield High School in 1981, Thorne graduated from the WVU School of Dentistry in 1988. He completed one year of General Practice Residency in 1988-1989 at Offut AFB in ...

Youth Health partners with Elkins Fordland

ELKINS — Youth Health Service is partnering with Elkins Fordland to help raise money for new substance use curriculum for youth. A Drive 4 UR Community fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, during the Ramps and Rail Festival at the Elkins Train Depot. Drive ...

Fred Brooks Garden Club hosts meeting

The Fred Brooks Garden Club held regular monthly meetings in March and April at the Tennerton United Methodist Church. The March meeting was a covered-dish dinner with members bringing a covered dish and the club providing chicken for all. The speaker for the evening was club member ...

Annual seminar planned for Wednesday

ELKINS — Kump Education Center will host its ninth annual Kump Education Research Seminar at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome to this event held in the restored Kump House at 401 S. Randolph Avenue across from Kroger. College students and professional teachers will present their ...

Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats host April luncheon

ELKINS — Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted their monthly luncheon April 8 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Parsons. Queen Mother BJ McKenzie presided over the meeting. Officials send a big “thank you” to “Parsons Chicks” Duchesses Bonnie Swyter, ...

Elkins City Hall News

The city has been working closely with the Division of Highways in recent weeks in an effort to get projects underway. This coming week, DOH employees will be cleaning North Randolph Avenue, Randolph Avenue and Harrison Avenue to assist the city. We appreciate their hard work and the ...

Cortland honors volunteers at annual banquet

THOMAS — The Friends of Cortland volunteers held their annual Volunteer Banquet at the Cortland Acres’ Cafe on Thursday, April 11, as part of National Healthcare Volunteer Week. The invitation only event was extremely well attended and provided an opportunity to recognize the many ...

St. Joseph’s set to celebrate National Donate Life Month

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is pleased to join the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) to raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea donation, and to inspire everyone during Donate Life Month to be a hero. Officials will offer a Donation Awareness event on ...

Fernow Experimental Forest celebrates 85 years

ELKINS — Northern Research Station scientists invite you to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Fernow Experimental Forest by joining a tour of research sites at 1 p.m. May 4. Participants will drive their own cars to each of the sites. Please meet at the equipment ...

Misti D. Shine joining St. George Medical Clinic staff

Misti D. Shine is a family nurse practitioner, board certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a lifelong resident of Tucker County joining St. George Medical Clinic and will be providing care to our community and its people. She started her career in 1999 as a ...

Historic Buffalo Soldiers unit to appear in parade

BUCKHANNON — Amid all the drill teams and equestrian units scheduled for this year’s WV Strawberry Festival Horse & Carriage Parade, one unit, the Buffalo Soldiers, offers an interesting and historic background. The Buffalo Soldiers Mounted Unit of Maryland will make it’s first ...

Foundation announces opportunity

BUCKHANNON — The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon is pleased to announce the dates for its 2019 - 2020 grant cycle. The foundation, formed in 2015, serves healthcare related needs of the communities in Barbour, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster counties through its annual grant award ...

Museum grand opening slated

ELKINS — The West Virginia Railroad Museum will be holding a Grand Opening event from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the second floor of the Darden Mill in Elkins. There is an admission charge. The opening will mark the start of the season and regular hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ...