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Elkins library honors staff members

ELKINS — The Elkins Bookhounds, a Friends of the Library organization, honored employees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library at a dinner Tuesday. The event took place during National Library Week 2018. “Our library has undergone a lot of changes during the past nine ...

Elkins Mountain School art on display

ELKINS — William Shakespeare’s poetic language inspired the drawings and projects displayed for April’s Poetry Month celebration at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. During a cross-curricular unit in English class that combined history, art and Shakespeare, Elkins ...

Tucker Valley Elementary releases its latest honor roll

HAMBLETON — Administrators at Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Sixth grade — Gabe Bennett, Laney Burns and Ethan ...

Foundation awards grant to Barbour Health Department

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Health Department has received a 2018 grant from the Barbour County Community Foundation. The grant to the Health Department will enable the local agency to install a security camera system that will place cameras on each of the exterior corners of the ...

Bowlfest set at Arts Center

ELKINS — From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, The Arts Center will present its fifth annual Bowlfest luncheon. Proceeds from Bowlfest benefit The Arts Center and its 1 Park Street Studio pottery location. “Bowlfest gives the community the chance to visit The Arts Center, and to take a piece ...

Campaign underway for heritage designation

ELKINS — Legislation designating an 18-county region in the highlands of West Virginia and western Maryland as a National Heritage Area is now making its way through Congress, and the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, based in Elkins, has launched a campaign to show strong ...

College to present dramatic play

ELKINS — Themes of women’s rights, love and betrayal resonate in the classic drama thriller “Hedda Gabler,” by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, to be presented by the Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts in the Boiler House Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. today ...

Library to offer free ancestry class

PHILIPPI — From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the Philippi Public Library will offer a free “Tracing Your Family Tree,” class for beginner adults and teens to learn the basics of how to search their family history using Ancestry.com Library Edition. This program and two children’s ...

Center hosts monthly Outpost

PARSONS — The Tucker County Senior Citizens hosted its monthly Outpost April 3 at the Parsons Center. Evelyn Moore welcomed everyone. Everyone recited the Lord’s Prayer, gave the Pledge of Allegiance, and then sang “God Bless America.” Those having an April birthday were recognized. ...

Two local Arbor Day events planned this month

ELKINS — Two annual Arbor Day celebrations are possible in every state, and local groups are planning two local upcoming events. West Virginia State Arbor Day falls in the second week of April. This year’s local event will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, with a ceremony at Jennings Randolph ...

Leonhardt to speak at annual Lincoln Dinner

ELKINS — Kent Leonhardt will be the keynote speaker at the Randolph County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday at the Elks Country Club. The social hour will be at 4 p.m., with the dinner at 5 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling 304-636-1019. Leonhardt is the West Virginia ...

Augusta center to present spring dance

ELKINS — An evening of high-energy family fun is in store as the Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, hosts the monthly square dance on Friday in the Creative Commons in Myles Center for the Arts. Live old-time music will ...

Accounting students receive CPA exam guides

ELKINS — Four Davis & Elkins College students now have a better chance of passing their Certified Public Accountant Review exams as the college has partnered with two CPA review agencies. Plans are also in the works to incorporate CPA preparation work into upper level courses at ...

Auxiliary accepting applications for scholarships

BUCKHANNON — St .Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for scholarships for Upshur County students for the fall academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are planning on pursuing a career in a medical field. Qualifications for recipients include: ...

D&E’s Falletta achieves LPC designation in W.Va.

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Director of Counseling and Wellness Services Margaret Emanuel Falletta has achieved the designation of licensed professional counselor from the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling. Obtaining a LPC in West Virginia requires individuals to ...

Barbour candidates gather for event

PHILIPPI — Fifteen candidates whose names will appear on the primary ballot in Barbour County were on hand recently to meet the public during the Barbour Chamber of Commerce Candidates Night courtesy of Philip Barbour High School. Chamber President Reg Trefethen presided while Past ...

Family program coming to Elkins

ELKINS — The Randolph County Partners in Prevention Team is pleased to announce their Randolph County Family Connections Program. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the Phil Gainer Community Center. During the two-hour program, parents will be given the opportunity to ...

AAA launches initiative to reduce deadly distracted driving

PITTSBURGH, PA — Each day, about 10 people are killed in distracted driving crashes — contributing to the 37,000 people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins, ...