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Elkins Middle School names students to first-semester honor roll

ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first semester grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Lilyana S. Anderson, Samuel W. Arbogast, Summer W. Arbogast, Lukas S. ...

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When it’s downright cold outside and you’ve fallen behind on paying your utilities, are you protected from shut-off by the utility company during the winter months? Electric and gas utilities are not permitted to shut off a customer for non-payment between November and the end of ...

Local student named to College of St. Scholastica to Dean’s List

DULUTH, Minn. — Keturah Frye of Buckhannon was named to the fall 2019 Dean’s List at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. Dean’s List members have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale. The College of St. Scholastica would like to commend Frye for ...

Elkins High School students honored

Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Bradan M. Andrews, Cobey T. Balint, Evan S. Barnett, Nayo M. Barroso, Hannah F. ...

This week in the W.Va. House of Delegates

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its first bills of the 2020 regular session this past week, with a bill protecting the sanctity of life for vulnerable newborn babies among the first to pass. Delegates on Monday passed House Bill 4007, the Born-Alive Abortion ...

Campbell to seek W.Va. Senate seat

ELKINS — Elkins resident Denise Campbell has announced she will be seeking a West Virginia Senate District 11 seat, representing those living in Randolph, Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Upshur and Webster counties as well as part of Grant County. On Sunday, a campaign kick-off for ...

D&E plans convocation, march to honor MLK

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a convocation, march and reflection Monday. All activities are free and open to the public. The convocation begins at 3:30 p.m. in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium with featured speaker ...

Elkins City Hall News

he City of Elkins, by various means, has created or participates in over 15 boards and commissions. Each plays a unique and important role in city government by helping to inform city policies and guide operations. While all operate autonomously from city council, some have a more close-knit ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On Dec. 6, Linda S. Sanders and Barbara R. Shocke to Summerfield Asset Management LLC., parcel of land situated in Kerendale Addition to the City of Elkins, $45,000. On Dec. 13, Shawn Haas to Jontasia D. Sitton and ...

Cortland recognizes staff for years of service

THOMAS — Cortland Acres celebrated their annual Years of Service awards last week at The Bright Morning Inn in Davis. A total of thirteen staff members were honored for years of service ranging from five to twenty years. The annual event is a chance to thank staff for their dedication and ...

Tucker County students honored in youth contest

The Recycling Coalition of West Virginia has announced the five statewide, age-category winners in its annual West Virginia Recycles Youth Contest. Hundreds of entries in the five age groups were submitted from across the state. The winning entries in the Coloring Contest were both from the ...

Barbour County Historical Museum shares money

PHILIPPI — Ed Larry, Barbour County Historical Museum volunteer, recently distributed proceeds from the funds collected during 2019 from visiting the Philippi Mummies housed in the museum. The proceeds provide funds to the Philippi Public Library and support the George Byrer ...

Senior Legal Aid offering help

When it’s downright cold outside and you’ve fallen behind on paying your utilities, are you protected from shut-off by the utility company during the winter months? Electric and gas utilities are not permitted to shut off a customer for non-payment between November and the end of ...

Tygart Valley Alumni Scholarship fundraiser set

MILL CREEK — The Tygarts Valley Alumni Association in conjunction with Harvey Taylor, auctioneer, and the TVHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes, band and Key Club are currently accepting donations for their scholarship and student programs fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 1 from 6 - 9 p.m. at ...

Jones directing career services at D&E

ELKINS — Christopher Jones has been appointed director of career services at Davis & Elkins College, a position he began at the start of the spring 2020 semester. As director of career services, Jones is responsible for providing career counseling to current students and recent ...

Group Effort

ELKINS — After learning how difficult it is to prevent children who have had cleft palate surgery from putting their hands to their mouth, a group of ladies from the Elkins Woman’s Club decided to do something about it. Elkins Sewing Center owner Sue Pifer graciously provided an area ...

WVU Potomac State announces President’s, Dean’s Lists

West Virginia University’s Potomac State College President Jennifer Orlikoff announces 153 students who earned a place on the President’s list for fall 2019. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point average while maintaining a full-time ...

CVB receives state certification

ELKINS — During its first year of operation, the Elkins-Randolph County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. worked diligently to create an organization that epitomizes the role a CVB should play in the economic growth and tourism expansion within Randolph County. The ...