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Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Elkins City Hall was closed Monday, in observance of Memorial Day, a day to remember American veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms throughout this nation’s history. There are no council or committee meetings scheduled during this week. Trash normally ...

Memories of Mothers – ‘Recuerdos de Mamas’

The celebration of Mother’s Day holds very much significance for people all over the world. With Mother’s Day having come and gone quite recently, there are many remembrances that come to mind about both my own mother as well as my mother-in-law. Josefina Salmon Salas and Frances ...

Dome placed at Myles Center rotunda

ELKINS — With extreme precision, the 6,000-pound steel dome was hoisted to the top of the steel structure that forms the new rotunda entrance at Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The $6.7 million renovation project, generously funded by Trustee Emerita ...

Disposable masks available for the public, businesses

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission placed an order for 3,000 disposable surgical masks utilizing the COVID-19 Block Grant Funds from the Governor’s Office. The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department, located at 15 North Locust Street in Buckhannon, will serve as the distribution ...

Morrisey updates public on COVID-19 testing of federal prison transfers

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and local Preston County officials received confirmation Wednesday evening from the deputy director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons that no prisoner testing positive for COVID-19 will be transported to FCI Hazelton in Preston ...

Rotarians to hold ‘Drive-By Salute’

In honor of Hospital Week and as a thank you to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur will hold a “Drive-By Salute” on Tuesday. They will drive by or gather in the parking lot of the hospital at 11:15 am. Anyone who would like to join them in thanking ...

Bleach and disinfectants must be used safely

CHARLESTON — Compared to the same time period as last year, the number of poisoning exposures in West Virginia from bleach products and disinfectants has doubled. Of note is that the majority of cases this year involve teens and adults. Children typically make up the majority of poisonings ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — The reopening of Elkins City Hall, previously scheduled for Monday, May 11, has been postponed. Although the city has now procured the protective equipment needed for employees under the governor’s reopening guidelines, officials are monitoring the reopening decisions of the state ...

PBHS student wins statewide Young Writers Contest

Emma Whetzel from Philip Barbour High School won first place in the ninth and 10th grade division of the CWVWP Young Writers Contest that is held statewide each year. The following is her winning essay: I Am Still Here On the day of the funeral, the skies wept for my loss. I ...

Elkins event organizers urged to apply for permits early

ELKINS — With what is usually the summer events season fast approaching, Elkins officials are urging event organizers to carefully consider the viability of their planned events under social-distancing requirements and other CDC recommendations for reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread, a City ...

MSFF Jester, Trumpeteer tryouts are postponed

ELKINS — Royal Jester and Trumpeteer tryouts for the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival have been postponed until 2021. Due to COVID-19, the Mountain State Forest Festival Association Board of Directors made the decision to eliminate the festival’s royal court members and all related ...

Food drive raises $52K and 48K pounds of food

ELKINS — The Country Roads Statewide Food Drive raised $52,355 and garnered 48,000 pounds of food to feed families across the Mountain State. The drive, held Tuesday at 18 collection sites across West Virginia, was prompted by the emergence of the novel coronavirus. Thirteen of the ...

Snowshoe Foundation commits $30K to local food pantries

SNOWSHOE — The Snowshoe Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children, families, and community organizations in Pocahontas, Randolph, Webster and surrounding counties, has made an announcement in response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. In lieu of their annual ...

Chamber offering virtual Q&A with Studer

ELKINS — Do you have business, leadership, or community questions? One of the best ways to grow as a leader is to ask questions of other leaders. Join the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce for a special Q&A session with Quint Studer. Since day one of the crisis, Studer has ...

Humanities Council announces awards

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 19 new grants to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming. The Humanities Council is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and serves West Virginia through ...

College refunds may be put back into 529 plans

CHARLESTON— West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue urges anyone who paid for spring semester college expenses using savings from a SMART529 account to reinvest school refunds issued in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Those who don’t may be subject to federal and state taxes if the ...

AB ranked among best returns on investment

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University was ranked as one of the top private, non-profit, four-year universities in West Virginia for return on investment after 10-years out from graduation, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The ...

Wesleyan alum researching Lyme disease

BUCKHANNON — Wesleyan alumnus Dr. Philip Adams will continue his Lyme disease research passion as an Independent Research Scholar at the National Institute of Health (NIH). The three-year appointment will provide him with the opportunity to develop a mentored, independent research ...

‘Take 5 to Give 5’ statewide giving day scheduled

CHARLESTON — Philanthropy West Virginia has announced its members are stepping up to meet the urgent needs of nonprofits throughout the state for the short-term and long-term during the COVID-19 pandemic with Take 5 to Give 5 matching fund campaign. The 24-hour day campaign encourages all ...