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Cortland Acres earns coveted CMS Five-Star Rating

THOMAS — Cortland Acres was recently awarded a five-star overall quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, incorporating data reported through June 30. A division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the coveted five-star CMS award is given to ...

Smith retires from Grant County Bank

TUCKER COUNTY — Wayne Smith has announced his retirement from Grant County Bank. Born and raised in Tucker County, Smith spent his early years growing up on a dairy farm, rising early to milk cows before going to school. He loved being outdoors, going fishing and swimming in the ...

Fall Quilt Retreat scheduled

ST. GEORGE — Fall is coming and it is time to make plans to attend Camp Horseshoe’s Fall Quilt Retreat Sept. 11-15 near St. George in Tucker County. \It will be the perfect place to spend quality time with your sewing machine and quilting friends both new and old. Come enjoy ...

Dominion Energy Wounded Warriors Outreach event set

CLARKSBURG — Dominion Energy is hosting the 7th annual Potomac Highlights Wounded Warriors Outreach (PHWWO) Fly-Fishing Event, Thursday through Sunday, at Elk Springs Resort in Pocahontas County. This program is in coordination with the PHWWO and funded through a $10,000 grant from the ...

Beekeeper conference set

The West Virginia Beekeepers Association will host its annual fall conference, Meant to Bee, Aug. 24-25 at the High Tech Center in the Robert H Mollohan Building in Fairmont. Guest speakers are Dr. Samuel Ramsey and Dr. Parry Kietzman. Fort more information about prices, hotel pricing and ...

Elkins Purple Majesties host meeting

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its monthly meeting Aug. 13 at the Alpine Lodge and Restaurant. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses were Susan Channel, Evelyn Warner and Candace Crawford. August birthdays were ...

Randolph FRN selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist finalist

ELKINS — Randolph County Family Resource Network needs residents’ help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help improve the community. Starting today, U.S. residents who are 18 and older that have a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at ...

Wine and Brew Fest set in Beverly

BEVERLY — Summer may be winding down, but the fun isn’t over yet. From 3-8 p.m. Saturday, the Beverly Heritage Center will be hosting the Brew and Wine Fest. The event will feature local win and craft beer tastings, great food and bands will highlight the summer sendoff. “It’s a ...

Sharp Family works at helping youth

POCAHONTAS COUNTY — The drug epidemic has caused a huge crisis throughout West Virginia. Pocahontas County has seen a large spike in the number of children placed in foster care due in part to this epidemic. Foster care families may have short notice to prepare for these children. Think ...

EHS FFA assists in special program

ELKINS — Among the official sessions, workshops and Career Development Events, the Elkins High School FFA took part in a very special program at the State FFA Convention this summer. More than 3,000 back packs were filled for kids in need. Often children who get meals through schools are ...

Augusta Heritage Center to host Mountain Stage

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will again host Mountain Stage live for the Augusta Festival concert as a grand finale to the summer session. A blend of country, bluegrass, old-time and honky tonk will share the stage in Myles Center for the Arts ...

Master Gardener Program accepting applications for 2018

ELKINS — West Virginia University Extension in Tucker and Randolph counties will now be accepting applications for the 2018 West Virginia Master Gardener Program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with the information and ...

Flood restoration work continues on Monongahela National Forest

ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest continues to repair roads and bridges damaged in the June 2016 flood. Visitor access to some areas and roads in the southern part of the forest will be restricted or detoured during this repair work. Areas closed now include: • Trail access to Blue ...

Foundation supports Mountain Music Trail

Through the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, the Dominion Foundation has provided the regional travel initiative, the Mountain Music Trail, one thousand dollars to support this heritage tourism initiative. “The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area’s core counties make up the Mountain Music ...

Wesleyan completes classroom renovations

ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College has completed another round of classroom renovations through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Students and faculty will notice major upgrades in ten classrooms: Administration Building Room 22, Christopher Hall of Science Rooms ...