×

Communities

FirstEnergy supports D&E scoreboard project

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College student-athletes are excited to see a new electronic scoreboard at Harpertown Field, thanks to support from the FirstEnergy Foundation. The College recently received a second $5,000 grant to assist with the project. The new scoreboard will be utilized ...

Cortland Foundation’s Happy Trails project seeks donations, volunteers

THOMAS — The Cortland Foundation will celebrate GivingTuesday with goals for 100 total donations and 100 volunteer hours dedicated to the Happy Trails project. The Cortland Foundation will join millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement on Dec. 1. ...

A Covered Bridge Christmas Tree Project has begun

Trees on the Courthouse Square in downtown Philippi have begun to sprout festive decorations as community individuals, groups, and organizations decorate the trees. A few trees are still available for parties interested in adding Christmas joy to the community. Anyone interested in ...

D&E students inducted into honor society

ELKINS — New members of the Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society were recently inducted during a ceremony at Davis & Elkins College. The honor society recognizes students with disabilities for their academic achievements. “Our students work very hard ...

West Virginia provides hunting opportunities

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Many hunters in West Virginia got their start when they were kids and the state Division of Natural Resources is encouraging adult hunters to continue introducing their children and families to the sport this fall. “The whole idea behind youth hunting seasons is to ...

Cortland photography winners profiled

THOMAS — Over the next eight weeks, the Cortland Foundation will unveil the winners of the 2020 Photography Competition through the photographers’ own words. This first segment will highlight photographers from Davis, Buckhannon and Tornado. As with so many things this year, COVID-19 ...

Wesleyan kicks off giving season

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has announced a new effort to maximize GivingTuesday, the global day of giving — Dec. 1, to raise money to support Wesleyan student scholarships. On average, a Wesleyan student receives $10,000 a semester in financial aid from the college. To ...

French Creek Elementary staff member tests positive

BUCKHANNON — The following press statement from Upshur County Superintendent of Schools Sara Stankus was released Friday evening: “Families, Students, Staff of Upshur County Schools: “Upshur County Schools and the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department received confirmation that a ...

Orchids awards on display at garden club meeting

ELKINS — The Emma Scott Garden Club’s November meeting began with Larry Gouer, local greenhouse and landscaping business owner, being awarded as an honorary lifetime member of the club. Gouer has owned and operated Mary’s Greenhouse for 47 years and has provided personal service to ...

PSC warns of utility scam calls

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Public Service Commission is warning customers about a rash of calls currently being made in which imposters claim to represent Appalachian Electric Power Company and threaten to shut off the customer’s power within an hour due to unpaid bills unless an ...

Concurrent bear hunting season opens

SOUTH CHARLESTON — A concurrent bear hunting season without dogs will open alongside West Virginia’s buck firearms season in 51 counties today. “Counties that will be open for bear hunting during the buck gun season have been opened to slow bear population growth and provide additional ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: Randolph Investments to John H. Brown and Barbara M. Brown, property, Dry Fork District, $350,000. Thomas Mann and Carolyn S. Mann to Robert E. Cowgill and Sherrie G. Cowgill, property, Valley Bend District, ...

WV Caring Hospice Light up a Life begins

The holiday season is upon us and it is a very special to celebrate those in our life. Even though this year has been very challenging, WV Caring have its Light up a Life celebration in a socially distanced way. Instead of the trees and tree lighting ceremonies, “your tree will become our ...

AB’s Rex Pyles Arena and Memorial Coliseum reopens

PHILIPPI — After closing for several months due to a structural repair and upgrade project, Alderson Broaddus University’s Memorial Coliseum reopened for campus use on Nov. 4. Constructed in 1969, the Memorial Coliseum is home to the Rex E. Pyles Arena and the adjacent domed pool. The ...

Glass/yard waste drop-off site closed

The glass/yard waste drop-off site near Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road is closed until further notice. The site is currently at capacity for both glass and yard waste. An announcement when the site reopens. Learn more about recycling in Elkins at ...

‘Home town boys’ return to Philippi Main Street

Two of Philippi’s “home town boys” returned to Main Street last week when Adrian Larry, co-owner and artist of Morgantown’s Bixby Studios, delivered Bixby’s creation of Lurch, the fictional character in the 1960s TV series “The Adams Family.” Larry, a 1987 graduate of Philip ...

D&E freshmen receive Burky Scholarships

ELKINS — Two Davis & Elkins College freshmen, Emily Marple and Katelyn Leary, both of Randolph County, have additional financial assurance as the 2020 recipients of the William H. Burky Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was created in memory of William H. Burky, son of the late ...

AB enters partnership

PHILIPPI — The West Virginia Department of Education and Alderson Broaddus University signed a joint memorandum of understanding to expand educational opportunities for students completing the surgical technology program. The new offering is provided through WVDE’s Advanced Career Education ...

ERCC Occupational Therapist receives certification

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center occupational therapist and rehab clinical manager Lindsay Zirkle recently obtained her certification in lymphedema treatment becoming the only certified lymphedema therapist in the area. Lymphedema is the accumulation of fluid caused by ...

WVSU Extension Service to host conservation planning workshop today

INSTITUTE — West Virginia State University Extension Service is partnering with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for a free virtual workshop on conservation planning today, at 6 p.m. The Zoom-based event will discuss preparing a comprehensive farm management and production ...