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WVHCA evaluating visitation restrictions

CHARLESTON — With the emergence of data reflecting a disproportionate impact on our elderly, especially those with existing chronic illnesses, the West Virginia Health Care Association reports nursing homes and assisted living facilities are evaluating new recommendations that would limit ...

Miss Elkins Area competition crowns winners

ELKINS — The fourth annual Miss Elkins Area competition crowned five new winners at the official Miss America local preliminary competition March 7 at the Gandy Dancer Theater in Elkins. The winners are now eligible to advance to the Miss West Virginia and the Miss West Virginia’s ...

Leight awarded Appalachian College Association Faculty Fellowship

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Susan Leight, professor of nursing and director of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s School of Nursing and the MSN and DNP programs, has been awarded a $15,000 Faculty Fellowship from the Appalachian College Association. The Fellowship is in support of Leight’s ...

Church offering Shakespeare course

The Lay Academy of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church will offer a course on Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” plays led by Davis & Elkins College Professor Emeritus Robert McCutcheon for several weeks this spring. Over the years, McCutcheon has led classes at the church in major ...

Walk-in clinic expanding hours

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital’s PromptCare Walk-In Clinic has expanded its hours for patients effective this week. It will now be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The PromptCare Clinic is located in the main hospital’s Emergency Department. The clinic provides ...

WVHC seeking grant applications

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for its upcoming April 1 minigrant deadline. Humanities Council minigrants support projects that request $1,500 or less, including small projects, single events, lectures, small museum ...

Film shot locally to screen in Elkins

The global film “Dancing Joy,” a movie that was partially filmed in Elkins and features three local dance groups, will host its West Virginia premiere at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Science Center, Room 400, at Davis & Elkins College. Everyone is invited to attend this free private ...

WVWC set to offer ‘Immunity on-a-Chip’ lecture

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Rebecca Pompano, assistant professor of chemistry and biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, will present “Immunity on-a-Chip” on Friday at 7 p.m. at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Sponsored by the West Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium ...

Social Justice Week planned at WVWC

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College and the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development (CCE) is hosting the 14th annual Social Justice Week on campus, March 12-21. The week will begin Friday, March 13, with a showing of “Inside/Outside,” a film about women and ...

Friends of Blackwater praises passage of bill

The conservation group Friends of Blackwater recently praised the passage of Senate Bill 517, which creates a State Parks and Recreation Endowment Fund. The bill provides “the opportunity for citizens and residents of the state to invest in the future of its state parks, state forests, ...

Philippi Library celebrates Dr. Seuss

Philippi Public Library will host a special Saturday Story Time from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday featuring stories by writer Theodore Seuss Geisel, known to millions as Dr. Seuss. The Story Time will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday month with cupcakes, stories and a craft. Building with Magnets ...

Randolph-Elkins Health Department offers coronavirus info

ELKINS — There are currently no confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in West Virginia or surrounding states. (There has been a confirmed case in Maryland.) However, this is a rapidly evolving national situation and the Randolph-Elkins Health Department (REHD) is prepared to ...

AB nursing students attend policy summit

PHILIPPI — On Feb. 20, 23 Alderson Broaddus University nursing students, alongside professors Jenna Simmons, Dr. Susan Simmons, and Dr. Denise Campbell, attended the West Virginia Nurses Association (WVNA) Policy Summit in Charleston. The Policy Summit titled “Healthy Nurse, Healthy ...

Davis & Elkins set to host HOBY Leadership Seminar

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will play host to the West Virginia Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar May 21-24. Approximately 200 rising high school juniors and 70 staff members will attend sessions on campus and volunteer throughout the local community. Founded in the ...

West Virginia Humanities Council announces grant opportunities

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. The Humanities Council budgets over $800,000 for grants and programs each year. A variety of grants ...

Senior Corps Volunteers gather

Foster Grandparents from Tucker County and Senior Companions from Barbour, Randolph and Tucker counties gathered Feb. 24 at The Darden House, office of the MOVRC Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program, for the monthly in service meeting. Laura Ward, director of Randolph ...

Professor’s poetry to be published

BUCKHANNON — A retired West Virginia Wesleyan professor has had his poems accepted for publication in a regional anthology. Dr. Mark DeFoe, Professor Emeritus of English, will have four poems in the upcoming issue of The Anthology of Appalachian Writers. The publication, produced by ...

Aurora Celtic to perform at The Arts Center

ELKINS — On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Preston County’s own Aurora Celtic will perform a special concert at The Arts Center. From the hills of West Virginia, Aurora Celtic plays evocative, original and traditional music for guitar, fiddle, Irish flute, whistle, mandolin and tenor banjo ...

Morrisey’s Mobile office sets March stops

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a representative from his office will meet one-on-one with north central West Virginia residents in March to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions. March 18: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Upshur County ...