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Temporary road closures announced

ST. GEORGE — The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Tucker County Route 11/2, also known as Relief Hill Road, near St. George. The closure will occur at milepost 0.02, approximately 2.5 miles north of West Virginia Route 72. The roadway will be closed ...

Ribbon cut at Philippi Wellness Center

PHILIPPI — Barbour Community Health Association team and community leaders joined together for the grand opening of Philippi Wellness Center. The 900-square-foot facility, located in the rear of the Barbour Chiropractic Center building, provides basic wellness and preventative services ...

Local residents awarded Tamarack Foundation Artist Fellowships

Tamarack Foundation for the Arts proudly announces six awards in its Emerging Artist Fellowship program for 2021. New fellows include Emily Prentice of Randolph County, Suzan Ann Morgan of Upshur County, Brandy Jefferys of Cabell County, Kelsie Tyson of Greenbrier County, Nichole Westfall and ...

Simmons receives scholarship to Berea College

BEREA, Ky. — Austin Simmons of Elkins has been admitted to Berea College for the Fall 2021 term. As an enrolled student at Berea College, Simmons has been awarded a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which completely covers the cost of tuition after other forms of grant and scholarship aid are ...

Several groups team up for Earth Day celebration

ELKINS — Everyone needs a healthy Earth for our own well-being, survival and happiness. The first Earth Day was founded in 1970 to raise awareness of the growing problems of air, water and soil pollution in our country. The April 22 event is now celebrated in over 193 countries across ...

Almost Heaven Rib Fest Coming to Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — It is time to get outdoors and have some fun so mark calendars for the inaugural Almost Heaven Rib Fest on Saturday, May 1, in downtown Buckhannon. This new event will be held on the grounds of the BiCentennial Inn at 90 East Main Street featuring two BBQ Rib contests with some ...

ERCC employees receive hero pay

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center continues to show how much their employees are appreciated by providing another bonus to their staff members. The Board of Directors at ERCC approved Hero Pay bonuses for all staff, said Tara Shaver, administrator. The most recent bonuses ...

DNR stocking trophy tiger trout

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Gov. Justice announced that in April and May, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will stock 25,000 tiger trout in lakes and streams throughout West Virginia. The tiger trout will be stocked with other trout species at a rate of 10% in scheduled ...

King selected for scholarship to D&E

ELKINS — Cyrena King of Morgantown, has been awarded a $5,000 per year scholarship for a total of $20,000 over four years to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in December. King, a student at Morgantown High School, was selected from ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Council’s regular meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, April 20. Meeting this week are council’s Public Safety Committee, Personnel Committee, and Rules & Ordinances Committee. On Monday at 10 a.m., the Public Safety Committee will hear reports from city public safety ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: Stephen J. Shiflett to Delmos Graham, 0.41 acres, Beverly District, no monetary consideration. Joseph C. Gabbert and Dianne L. Gabbert to Allison Nickel, property, New Interest District, $210,000. Elec ...

The Arts Center celebrates National Poetry Month online

ELKINS — April is National Poetry Month, and The Arts Center will celebrate this year by offering the public free, online readings by local poets Dr. Bill King and Doug Van Gundy. These readings will be available on The Arts Center’s Facebook page and web site throughout the month of ...

Garden Program to take applications

North Central Community Action will be taking applications via mail, fax or email for the 2021 Garden Program beginning on Monday. The Garden Program was designed to help families supplement their food supply by providing seeds, plants and education on gardening. Participants will receive a ...

D&E plans in-person ceremonies

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College announced plans for an in-person commencement with COVID restrictions in place. Set for Saturday, May 8 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, the ceremonies will take place in three separate sessions divided by academic programs. In ...

Conservation District shares apple tree tips

With so many choices out there, which apple tree should I get? This time of the year all the retailers are offering young apple trees for sale. They do this because so many of us take this time of year to buy and plant new trees. In the past I have not had the success I should have had ...

Volunteers, instructors needed at The Arts Center

ELKINS — On Sunday, from 1-3 p.m., The Arts Center will host an informational open house for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or instructor for The Arts Center. “Volunteers are necessary for us to carry out our mission of enhancing the cultural and economic life of our region by ...

Agency finalizes critical habitat for endangered fish

Nearly half of candy darter populations documented since 1932 have disappeared. With the looming threat of losing one of North America’s most vivid freshwater fish, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected the species as endangered in November 2018. The agency has now completed the next ...

COVID-19 patients provided special gift

After experiencing the heartbreaking loss of their father, a Buckhannon family has provided the valuable gift of communication to COVID-19 patients at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston and Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown. Their donation of iPads and Android ...

Mooney announces $70K investment in Buckhannon

WASHINGTON — Congressman Alex Mooney, R-W.Va. — Second District, announced a $70,000 investment from the U.S. Economic Development Authority (EDA) awarded to the Region 7 Planning & Development Council in Buckhannon. This investment supports the establishment of an economic ...