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Sea Shanties event coming to Augusta Heritage Center

ELKINS — Insight to the biggest sensation on TikTok is coming to Augusta. “Sea Shanties: Adding Historical Context to the Hottest New TikTok Trend (+ singing along!)” will be presented on Facebook Live and via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The free event comes with support from the West ...

SBA proposes rule to eliminate regulations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration invites public comment on a proposed rule designed to remove regulatory provisions that exclude certain faith-based organizations from seven business loan and disaster assistance programs. These programs include the Intermediary Lending ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital offering COVID-19 Antibody Infusion Center

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital has opened a Monoclonal Anti-Body Infusion Center that can provide relief to some patients with COVID-19. The drug Bamlanivimab, is a neutralizing antibody drug that can help to limit the amount of COVID-19 virus in your body. These antibodies help your ...

Chocolate, books drive membership at library

ELKINS — The Elkins Bookhounds, Friends of the Elkins Randolph County Library, are forging ahead this month with a special, more virtual approach to a membership drive. A Valentine’s themed basket raffle will incentivize memberships this year, replacing one of the groups’ favorite ...

Celebrate national Plan for Vacation Day

ELKINS — It is that time of year — the time to begin planning all of your 2021 vacations, officials said. National Plan for Vacation Day takes place during the last Tuesday in January as a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the entire year. While much of the ...

ERCC recognizes staff’s service

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center held a socially-distanced employee recognition reception where employees were honored for their service to the organization. Those recognized during the celebration included Johnny Bodkin who has worked at ERCC for over half a century, ...

DMC presents LiveWell kit

ELKINS — The first LiveWell makeup kit was presented this month at the Cancer Care Center, a part of Davis Medical Center. LiveWell is a program of the Davis Health Foundation for men and women undergoing cancer treatment. The center’s first recipient is Crystal Chidester, a 41-year-old ...

DHS scholarship deadline slated

ELKINS — The Davis Health System (DHS) Foundation is accepting applications through March 31 for up to five scholarships which will be awarded to 2020 graduating high school seniors. The DHS Foundation and Davis Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarships are tailored to students continuing ...

Barbour Chamber honors two businesses

PHILIPPI — The Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County and Country Blooms Florists and Gifts are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in January. Country Blooms, at 15987 Barbour County Highway in Philippi, is a full-service florist specializing in unique items ...

DHS Foundation receives special gift

ELKINS — The Davis Health System Foundation recently received a special gift from Mike Ross, president of Mike Ross, Inc. and Ross and Wharton Gas Company. Foundation Director Mike Bell said, “Mr. Ross’s donation helped purchase the first specialty, ligature resistance behavioral ...

Chamber taps Business of the Month

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber is pleased to announce the first Spotlight Business of the Month, the Randolph County Development Authority. It’s important to note that to fulfill the Chamber’s mission, our members include businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals ...

SJMH offering free vein screening

WESTON — On Monday, Feb. 1, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, will offer a free vein screening. The screening provides information about the vein health of the patient and whether further service is needed to alleviate any problems. Ferdinand C. Martinez, MD will ...

D&E’s King joins Zoom poetry reading

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Professor of English Dr. Bill King is among writers and artists published in the current issue of About Place Journal who will present their works in a Zoom poetry reading at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. The free event can be accessed at ...

West Virginia Garden Club Scholarships available

The West Virginia Garden Club provides two scholarships to students planning on majoring in some form of environmental concerns. A West Virginia high school senior planning to attend college (in state or out of state) may apply for a $500.00 Eshter Hinchman scholarship. The student must plan ...

Morrisey takes action against Monongalia County contractor

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday he has taken enforcement action against Hawkins Construction of Monongalia County and two other contractors whose alleged conduct violates various facets of West Virginia’s consumer protection ...

Upshur man sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

ELKINS — Jason Benton Barcus, of Ellamore, was sentenced Thursday to 87 months of incarceration for methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Barcus, age 41, pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in July ...

VA informs Sen. Manchin report won’t be delivered

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., received notification that the Department of Veterans Affairs will miss the congressionally mandated deadline to submit a report on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers, leaving veterans and their loved ones without ...