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D&E students’ work selected for symposium

ELKINS — The work of six Davis & Elkins College students was selected for inclusion in the inaugural Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University. In response to COVID-19, the symposium has shifted to an online format and will also ...

City of Elkins Building Permits

The following building permits have been issued by the City of Elkins: Mark Harless applied for a building permit at 102 Fifteenth St. This permit was issued to install stone around the foundation and is valued at $6,000. Rosetta Thompson applied for a building permit at 211 1/2 Whiteman Ave. ...

ERCC employees receive bonus

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center officials have gifted all 145 employees at the facility with a $100 “stimulus package” bonus and is helping fund child care for employees to show their thanks for staff members adjusting to tightened changes and continuing to provide ...

YHS offers telehealth services

ELKINS — You may be hearing a lot about telehealth lately. The doctor, case manager, therapist or counselor for you or your child may be suggesting services through telehealth during this time of COVID-19 and the need to keep physical distance from others. But what really is telehealth and ...

Morrisey: don’t hoard potential coronavirus drug

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in consultation with the state’s Board of Pharmacy, urges individuals to not hoard prescription drugs that may prove helpful in the fight against coronavirus. The Board of Pharmacy, itself in coordination with the state’s ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

aThe following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On March 13, Michael W. Lewis and Bradley J. Reger to Dorsey O. Swisher and Beverly J. Swisher, parcel of land situated in Beverly District, $10,000. On March 16, Joseph Schmidlen to Joseph Schmidlen and Debra L. ...

DHS tightens safety measures amid COVID-19 concerns

ELKINS — Keeping pace with other hospitals nationwide, Davis Health System (DHS) is again tightening hospital safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect its workers and patients. “Our priority is slowing the spread of this virus and doing everything possible to ...

Almost Heaven BBQ Bash canceled

As a result of the current Covid-19 situation, the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2020 event and reschedule for June 18-19, 2021. “Our decision was based on several factors including; a) continuing updates and directives from the CDC, the ...

Pierpont postpones spring 2020 graduation

FAIRMONT — As the nation continues to battle the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic by adhering to social distancing rules, Pierpont Community & Technical College is complying with the recommendations of limiting meetings and gatherings to no more than 10 persons and by offering the ...

ERCC creates a ‘window’ for loved ones to connect

ELKINS — With visitation suspended as a precautionary measure at the facility, Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center (ERCC) has created a “window” for loved ones to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the importance of visitation, ERCC Administrator Tara Shaver and ...

Two Wesleyan alumni named Teachers of the Year

BUCKHANNON — Two West Virginia Wesleyan College alumni have recently been named Teachers of the Year. James “Jimmy” Ball ’91, a 26-year Charles County, Maryland educator, was selected North Point High School and Charles County School of the Year. He is one of 24 finalists eligible ...

Barbour County assessor releases information

In response to the COVID-10 virus, the Barbour County Assessor’s office will be putting the following precautions in place as of March 23. Only essential personnel will be permitted in the assessor’s office, except by appointment. Most business can be handled by phone. in the rare event ...

Treasurer’s Office encourages use of online services

CHARLESTON — With the most recent federal and state guidance to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office is encouraging people to use online resources or call for help with services over the next few weeks. At this time, all locations of ...

Local funeral home changing procedures

BUCKHANNON — Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home and Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel issued the following press release Monday: “In response to the COVID-19 virus, the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home and Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel families have worked together closely over the ...

Hospital changing visitation rules

WESTON — Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital released the following announcement Monday: “Out of an abundance of caution for our community and Mon Health colleagues to mitigate spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will no longer be allowing visitors into Mon Health hospitals, offices, ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways would has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 37, Valley Bend Truss, today with Wednesday as a make-up day depending on weather conditions. This closure for bridge repairs will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at milepost ...

Cancellations & Postponements

IWLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA’s March membership meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING: Literacy Volunteers of Randolph County’s tutor training scheduled for today through Thursday at the Wood Training - Development Office in Elkins ...

Lions Club members learn more about CLIMB program

ELKINS — Beth Cooper and Bob Sponaugle were guest speakers at a recent Lions Club meeting. They reported on the CLIMB (Connecting Loving Inspiring Mentoring Building Hope) program for Randolph County youth. The CLIMB program provides mentors to meet with students during school and ...