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Alumni Association plans open house

The Elkins High School Alumni Association has scheduled its annual open house from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the American Legion. The association depends on alumni, local residents and businesses to help support the EHS students. The money is raised by the membership drive and the billboards at ...

Local residents earn scholarships

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Local residents have been awarded privately funded scholarships from the Shepherd University Foundation. The Foundation provided close to $2 million in student, faculty and program support for 2018-2019. Scholarship recipients include: Kasey Renea Corley of Elkins, Tri-State ...

Helvetia Library receives $2,000 donation

HELVETIA — The Helvetia Public Library opened as an “outpost” library in 1984 for the residents of Middle Fork District in Randolph County. Built to blend in with the rustic aesthetics of the little Swiss village, the library is located in the “Historic Square” which also houses ...

Murder Mystery set at Opera House

MARLINTON — The Pocahontas Opera House will present “Who Killed Preacher Brown?,” an interactive murder mystery dinner theater on October 26, 27 and 28 at 6:00 pm at the Opera House in Marlinton. Tickets can be purchased by calling 304-799-6645 or online at www.pocahontasoperahouse.org.

Randolph County teens attend summit

ST. GEORGE — Teens from West Virginia and Ohio convened two leadership summits at YLA Camp Horseshoe on June 17-23 and June 24-30. Their purpose is to strengthen their skills of individual and group civic leadership. “These summits prepare teens for more responsible involvement in ...

Businesses participate in disaster workshop

BUCKHANNON — Businesses in Upshur County participated in a lunch and learn workshop on Sept. 27 as part of National Preparedness Month. The workshop focused on what businesses can do to protect themselves as well as how they can help the wider community effort during large-scale ...

Wesleyan Music Department to present performances

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Department of Music will present a number of number of performances in October, November and December. The fall line-up features the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, the Concert Chorale, Flute Ensemble, and Marching Band. All performances except the ...

MSFF Parade Chairs

DELPHIA REBEKAH LODGE: Randolph Avenue across from Tomblyn Funeral Home. To rent chairs, call 304-636-8449. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 603: Papa John’s on Davis Avenue and the Huntington Bank ATM lot on Randolph Avenue. Contact Ray LaMora at 304-636-0364 for the chairs at Papa John’s and ...

Tucker EMT class underway

Tucker County has a new class of students who are investing their time and talent in seeking to join an elite group of highly-skilled emergency medical technicians. The class, taught by Lynda Gray and Tom Klus with guest presenters, began Sept. 4, and students will finish their 155-hour ...

Taylor to deliver Founders Day address

BUCKHANNON — One of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s most successful Thomas H. Albinson School of Business alumni, John Taylor will deliver the Founders Day address at West Virginia Wesleyan College on Friday at 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. The title of his address will be “Back to the ...

WVWC presents ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

BUCKHANNON — The Departments of Theatre and Dance and Music at West Virginia Wesleyan College will be presenting the hit Broadway musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” as part of its Fall 2018 season. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 7 p.m. Saturday. Free matinee ...

Armstrong Flooring to participate in Manufacturing Day

LANCASTER, Pa. — Armstrong Flooring will participate in this year’s Manufacturing Day by hosting students and business leaders for plant tours and activities in several locations across the U.S. Sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Day is officially ...

Meetings slated to help grow state’s agriculture economy

CHARLESTON — Partners who seek to grow the state’s agriculture economy are encouraging residents to attend community meetings in their area in October to help develop strategies over five years that could shape the future of agriculture in West Virginia. Based on survey results from ...

Capito announces $3.2 million for fire departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced $3,258,095 for several fire departments in West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management ...

Cortland Foundation unveils exhibit

THOMAS — The Cortland Foundation hosted the second annual photography and wood craft auction on Sept. 27. The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of 14 new photographic prints for the Blackwater Short-term Rehab wing. An additional, ten smaller images were unveiled and will be ...

Movie showing to feature Q&A with filmmaker

BUCKHANNON — On Thursday at 6 p.m.. the WE LEAD Poverty Reduction Issue Team will be showing the film, “US & THEM” in Hyma Auditorium on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Krista Loughton, filmmaker of “US & THEM,” brings forth the lives of four chronically ...

Valley Livestock 4-H Club meets

MILL CREEK — Valley Livestock 4-H Club met Sept. 16 and learned the basics of shooting an air pistol. Assistant Leader and certified shooting sports instructor Brenda L. Swecker taught members of the club the right way to load and fire an air pistol. The members also learned about gun ...

MSFF Parade Chairs

DELPHIA REBEKAH LODGE: Randolph Avenue across from Tomblyn Funeral Home. To rent chairs, call 304-636-8449. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 603: Papa John’s on Davis Avenue and the Huntington Bank ATM lot on Randolph Avenue. Contact Ray LaMora at 304-636-0364 for the chairs at Papa John’s and ...

Barbour candidates meet the public

PHILIPPI — Many of the candidates whose names appear on the ballot in the November election in Barbour County were on hand to meet with the public during the recent Candidates Night at Philip Barbour High School. The event was sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber ...

CVB receives Governor’s Award

ELKINS — Elkins-Randolph County Tourism Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded the 2018 Governor’s Award for Regional Cooperation at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Morgantown. The award was in recognition of the partnership between the Potomac Highlands Regional Tourism ...