Communities

New chaplain to be installed at D&E

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will celebrate with the Presbytery of West Virginia the installation of the College’s new Benfield-Vick Chaplain the Rev. Laura Brekke in a public service at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Robbins Memorial Chapel. The ceremony comes after the 1992 General Assembly ...

Student screenings planned

ELKINS — Speech, language, vision and screenings are administered each year to all students entering Randolph County Schools for the first time from other states or counties, to all students entering kindergarten who did not participate in the pre-enrollment screening process and to all ...

Beverly mayor to speak at celebration

MORGANTOWN — Joining Volunteer West Virginia, Service Year Alliance, AmeriCorps program staff and national service members, and local legislators, Beverly Mayor Cindy Karelis will speak at the upcoming celebration of the impact of national service programs in West Virginia. Gathering at the ...

Library announces maintenance work

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will be closed to the public for maintenance Thursday  through Saturday. During this time, library staff and volunteers will be busy cleaning carpets, making repairs, painting and other maintenance duties. Throughout the month of August, the library ...

Swon Brothers, with The Railers and Caroline Glaser, to perform at WVWC

BUCKHANNON — The Swon Brothers, with opening acts The Railers and Caroline Glaser, will take the stage at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 9 in the John D. Rockefeller IV Physical Education Building at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The Swon Brothers are an ...

Adaland Mansion to host Summer Sunday Buffet

PHILIPPI — Adaland Mansion will host its second Summer Sunday Buffet Dinner of the season Sunday, with seatings from 1-3:30 p.m. Always a favorite meal, the buffet will feature two entrees, various sides, a crisp salad with Lucy Williamson’s secret dressing, homemade bread and rolls, ...

Grand Marshall tapped for Barbour County Fair Grand Feature Parade

A lifelong resident of Barbour, Rose Frey has enjoyed the rewards of country living, and this year will serve as the Barbour County Fair Grand Feature Parade’s Grand Marshall. The Grand Feature Parade will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 28. “It is an honor to represent the Barbour County ...

Club prepares to select Fall Yards of the Month

ELKINS— For the third consecutive year, the Emma Scott Garden Club is working in partnership with the Mountain State Forest Festival to locate landscapes in the Elkins area that are “dressed” for fall to celebrate the 81st year of this much anticipated event and reflect the theme The ...

Barbour Fair’s Loyd honored

PHILIPPI — John Loyd, of Philippi, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 7, 2016, for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Honored by the West Virginia 4-H Youth Development Program, Loyd was one of 16 people inducted during the ceremony at the National 4-H ...

Student experiences cross-cultural learning

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Local student Madalynn Payne, of Mathias, explored 16th century Radical Anabaptism in Austria, Switzerland and Germany with a focus on the crosscurrents of gender and class that shaped the movement. The cross-cultural trip was one of five offered this summer by Eastern ...

Scarecrow Festival set downtown

ELKINS — Elkins Main Street’s annual Scarecrow Festival will soon fill the streets of downtown Elkins with fall color and fun. Scarecrows will be displayed in downtown Elkins from Sept. 23 until Oct. 29 along Davis Avenue from Fifth Street to the Tygart River, and on Third Street from the ...

Manchin rep to be in Elkins today

ELKINS — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced a representative from his office will take part in Manchin Mobile Monday today. Residents are encouraged to speak to the representative beginning at 10 a.m. today at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA in Elkins. “My state representatives ...

Gas line work slated Tuesday in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — Mountaineer Gas will working Tuesday in the vicinity of the Buckhannon McDonald’s installing a new gas line along Route 20 from the College Avenue intersection to the East Victoria Street intersection. The time frame for Mountaineer Gas to finish installing the new gas line and ...

D&E College’s Stover receives grant

ELKINS — Does intermittent fasting help to burn more calories or does it slow the metabolic rate? That’s a question a Davis & Elkins College professor and two biology students hope to answer through a two-year study funded by a $25,961 grant from the West Virginia IDeA Network of ...

Students set to return to Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — More than 400 new and transfer students are set to arrive on West Virginia Wesleyan College’s campus today for orientation activities. Students will arrive on campus today for check-in beginning at 8 a.m. for Orientation. The College will also be hosting its BOOT During ...

Elkins teens serve in flood relief effort

ELKINS — Most teenagers spend their lazy days of summer watching TV or just hanging out at the mall with their friends. However, a group of teenagers from Elkins decided they wanted to spend their time helping the less fortunate and spreading the message of Jesus Christ. In late June ...

Runaway June to close out Barbour County Fair

Runaway June will be the final performers at the Barbour County Fair on Sept. 2. The band will bring their unique sound to the stage at 9 p.m. There’s a sound that hasn’t been heard on country radio in quite some time — the sound of organic, three-part female harmonies, ringing strings ...