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Blue & Gray winners named

PHILIPPI — The Blue & Gray Reunion Committee is happy to announce the winners of the annual window decoration contest. This contest is held annually to provide yet another journey into the history of our region during the Civil War era. The Committee extends its appreciation to all ...

Youth Conservation Day planned

BEVERLY — Plans are in the making for the 10th annual Youth Conservation Day, sponsored by the Mountaineer Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America. This free event was organized to give children from our area a chance to learn different outdoor activities, instead of sitting on the ...

Double Tap Gun Club set to host shooting match

COALTON — West Virginia Double Tap Gun Club will host a Pistol Shooting Match starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Home in Coalton. The match will consist of three divisions: beginner, intermediate and advanced. For more information, call Peggy Young Ross at ...

Davis & Elkins College honored among national Colleges of Distinction

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has been recognized again for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We are truly honored to be named a College of ...

Chamber honors members

PHILIPPI — The Shop ‘n Save Express Stores in Belington and Philippi are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in July. Chris Phillips is the president of the Shop ‘n Stores. Scott Skidmore is the store manager of the Philippi store. The Shop ‘n Save ...

Morrisey, national coalition fight military charity fraud

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office’s participation in “Operation Donate with Honor,” a sweeping nationwide effort to help consumers avoid fundraising solicitations that falsely claim to help veterans and service members. The Attorney ...

Miss Beverly Pageant scheduled for Saturday

BEVERLY — Miss Beverly 2018 will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tygart Valley Christian Academy. Nine girls will compete in four phases of competition: Backstage Interview, Onstage Interview, WOW Wear and Evening Gown for one prestigious crown and nine overall awards. Yasmin Faith ...

STEM Academy at Horseshoe provides hands-on learning

PARSONS — On July 16, a Tucker County school bus pulled into the parking lot at YLA Camp Horseshoe with nearly 40 Tucker County students excited to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM Academy at Horseshoe, a day camp running through today, supported by a ...

Augusta offers new concert series

ELKINS — Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is launching a new concert series – with some performances in an outdoor venue — in celebration of its 45th summer season. Evening concerts will be presented each Tuesday and Thursday, July 24 through Aug. 9, and will ...

Nursing assistant students honored

THOMAS — Family, friends and well-wishers gathered on the patio at Cortland Acres to celebrate the successful completion of another nursing assistant class on July 12. In addition to a certificate of completion, the students received a “Lady of the Lamp” pin to honor the founder of ...

Tips to avoid ticks

CHARLESTON — As of July 16, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) have confirmed haemaphysalis longicornis or longhorned tick’s presence in the following West Virginia counties: Tyler, Taylor, Hardy, Ritchie, Putnam, Lincoln, Monroe, Marion and Mason. While there has not been ...

22 Shooting Match for youth scheduled for July 29

COALTON — West Virginia Double Tap Gun Club will be host a 22 Shooting Match July 29 for youth (males and females) ages 4-16. There will be four age divisions: 4-6, 7-9, 10-13 and 14-16. The shooting match will begin at 10 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Home in Coalton. ...

Davis resident qualifies for CFSP designation

DAVIS — Jordan Lee Fenner, CFSP, of Davis has recently qualified for the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. A number of professions grant special recognition to members upon completion of specified academic and ...

D&E Art Club donates to school

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Art Club is lending support to the Midland Elementary School playground project with a recent donation of a portion of the proceeds from its annual Color Run. Art Club President Cassidy Conner presented a $2,500 check to Midland Physical Education ...

Sign-up for Gypsy Moth Suppression Program underway

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is urging landowners to sign up for the Cooperative State-County-Landowner (CSCL) Gypsy Moth Suppression program to help protect West Virginia’s forests. The sign-up period will run until Aug. 31. “West Virginia’s ...

Open house hosted at Belington Clinic

BELINGTON — The Belington Clinic recently held an open house at 70 N. Sturmer St. in Belington. One of several association agencies, the Belington Clinic offers urgent medical care, men’s and women’s health care, geriatric and pediatric care, on-site labs, well-child exams, sports ...