Communities

BC Community Christmas Concert set

PHILIPPI — Barbour County continues to celebrate the holiday season with the second annual Barbour County Community Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at Philippi Baptist Church across from the Barbour County Courthouse Square. Event coordinator Judson Bracey says that the final ...

TCC performances planned

“Christmas — A Season of Peace, Hope, Love and Joy!” will be brought to you in song by the Tucker Community Chorus in a series of two concerts. The first of two concerts will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Davis. The second concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. ...

Begg named Public Health Nurse of the Year

Karen Begg, RN, was name as Public Health Nurse of the Year at the West Virginia Public Health Association Conference in September at Glade Springs. Begg has been employed as nursing director at the Randolph-Elkins Health Department for more than 10 years. She also serves as assistant ...

YouthBuild North Central Mentor Group luncheon set

ELKINS — YouthBuild North Central has recently begun a mentor group comprised of alumni who have completed its program. As part of an effort to encourage more former students to get involved with the mentor group, there will be an open invitation for alumni to attend a free luncheon Dec. ...

GBEMS robotics team named state champions

On Saturday, the Green Bank Elementary Middle School’s robotics team took first place in the West Virginia First Lego League Tournament and will representing all of West Virginia (and be one of the teams representing the United States) at the World Championship Festival next ...

D&E Division of Creative Arts showcasing works

ELKINS — Students in the Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts have let their energies flow creating various works throughout the semester. In celebration, the division will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Friday throughout the lower level of Myles Center for the ...

Health Department reminds residents to get flu vaccine

The Randolph Elkins Health Department would like to remind everyone to get their flu shot. This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you have not gotten your influenza vaccine yet, it is not too late. The flu vaccine has many benefits and is the best way to resist the flu and its ...

Wesleyan bands to perform at Arts Center

ELKINS — “I started on alto saxophone at age eleven,” says Kyle Andrews, who will conduct two West Virginia Wesleyan College student bands in concert at the Randolph County Community Arts Center (RCCAC) at 7 p.m. Saturday. “I switched to drums about a year later, taught myself by ...

Artists at Work set to celebrate anniversary

ELKINS — During the summer of 1993, Elkins noticed something new in an empty store front on Davis Avenue: the lights were on, the facade was freshly painted, framed art was on the walls and the sign on the glass announced “Artists at Work.” Two and a half decades later, on Saturday, ...

Task Force announces new officers

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Law Enforcement Task Force, established in November of 1999, is entering its 20th year of voluntary service and, following its recent annual meeting, has announced officers for the new year. Since its founding, the Task Force has depended on government grants, ...

Morrisey offers tips for worry-free holiday travel

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds consumers to be cautious when making holiday travel plans or purchasing a vacation for someone on their list. Consumers should get reviews from reputable travel websites and/or family and friends to avoid falling prey to ...

Annual Lessons and Carols event set

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir and Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church will share the Christmas message with the annual presentation of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Thursday at DMPC. This year’s program, “Canticles in Candlelight” by Joseph M. Martin, conveys ...

Square dance planned Friday

ELKINS — An evening of high-energy family fun is in store as the Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, presents the last monthly square dance of 2018 on Friday in the Creative Commons of Myles Center for the Arts. Live ...

McKinnie named Outstanding 4-H’er

Taylor McKinnie, a member of the Teen Leader 4-H Club, was chosen as Randolph County’s 2018 Outstanding 4-H’er along with Johanna Riggleman. McKinnie, 16, is a junior at Elkins High School and has been in 4-H for nine years having held every office, except treasurer, as a member of ...

Local businesses honored by magazine

ELKINS — WV Living has recognized several Elkins-area favorites in the magazine’s annual “Best of West Virginia” list. Big Timber Brewing Company won the “best brewery” category for the first time. In addition to statewide categories, the 2018 list also includes regional winners. ...