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Community Care launches telehealth care service

BUCKHANNON — Local health care provider Community Care of West Virginia has launched telehealth care services in an effort to expand availability of quality health care and to limit exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Community Care of WV has invested in telehealth technology to ...

Cortland Acres gets creative to keep residents and families close

THOMAS — In an effort to allow residents face-to-face time with their families while adhering to the no visitation guidelines involving resident safety and social distancing, Cortland has instituted the “Patio Chat.” Taking advantage of accessible outside patio areas, families can ...

Cancellations & Postponements

IWLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA’s March membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING: Literacy Volunteers of Randolph County’s tutor training scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at the Wood Training — Development Office in ...

Cancellations & Postponements

ELKINS LODGE NO. 108: Elkins Lodge No. 108 AF & AM has suspended all meetings, and this will be in effect until April 30. For more information, call Justin Thompson at 304-704-6367. CAKEWALK AND AUCTION: The fundraiser for Shane Maxwell scheduled for today at George Ward Elementary School ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the county clerk’s office: On March 2, Richard E Holland to Jeffrey C. Kiess and Sharon I. Kiess, parcel of land situated in the City of Elkins, $130,000. On March 2, Holland Enterprises Limited Liability Company to Jeffrey C. Kiess and Sharon I. ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — In response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mayor Van Broughton declared a citywide state of emergency last Tuesday, following similar declarations by the president and the governor of West Virginia. The Randolph County Commission declared a countywide state of ...

D&E students instruct digital citizenship at EMS

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College pre-service teachers gained classroom experience and helped Elkins Middle School students learn more about digital citizenship in connection with social media. Over a two-day period in February, 22 D&E students instructed courses for all sixth-, ...

Randolph County assessor releases information

ELKINS — Randolph County Assessor Phyllis K. Yokum released the following information this week regarding the field review or real estate within the Valley Bend District, Beverly District, Beverly Corporation and Elkins Corporation. “Appraisers for tax purposes from the Randolph County ...

Cancellations & Postponements

CANCELLATIONS FISH FRY: Knights of Columbus Council 603’s annual fish fry scheduled for Friday, March 27 and April 3 at St. Brendan Catholic Church has been canceled. SOURDOUGH BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Sourdough buckwheat and pancake breakfast scheduled for Saturday at the Beverly ...

Cortland Acres welcomes new Certified Nursing Assistant graduates

THOMAS — At Cortland Acres, Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNA as they are more commonly known, are very special people and are the front line of care for the residents. They act as personal assistants, best friends and confidants as they provide the necessary care for daily living. ...

W.Va. Senior Centers share meal, services update

WV Press Association CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Directors of Senior and Community Services, providers of senior services, are monitoring the ever-changing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and its effect on the state’s senior population. In the days and months ahead, the WVDSCS will ...

Yard of the Month winners honored

ELKINS — Yard of the Month winners from 2019 were presented with award certificates and gift cards to Mary’s Greenhouse at the March meeting of Emma Scott Garden Club. Honorees included: Jeff and Debbie Welschonce, Sance and Becky Canfield, Otterbein United Methodist Church, Mary Lou ...

Returns, interest high for unclaimed property

CHARLESTON — State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division has returned $13.2 million to state residents this fiscal year, a number soon to be boosted by recent claim applications. Following a $1.8 million check presentation to a Bluefield-area man on Feb. 28, claims filed on ...

Temporary traffic delay set to begin

ELKINS — The Division of Highways has announced the temporary delay of traffic along Randolph County U.S. 33, also known as Randolph Avenue in Elkins, beginning Tuesday through Friday. The delay will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from the Davis Sixth Street intersection to the Kerens ...

Alderson Broaddus University begins 150th anniversary celebrations

PHILIPPI — On March 3, Dr. James “Tim” Barry, president of Alderson Broaddus University, kicked-off a year-long celebration of AB’s 150th anniversary. During the press conference, students, faculty and staff gathered in Burbick Hall to celebrate the University’s 150th ...

Independent pharmacies launching their own Medicare-D plan

MORGANTOWN - Who better to design a patient-centered, pharmacy-friendly pharmacy benefit plan than a pharmacist? That’s the premise behind a new Medicare-D plan making its debut this fall thanks to a group of independent pharmacists who got sick of being pushed around by the largest ...

RCS educators attend Math4Life Conference

Teachers and administrators from Randolph County Schools attended a hands-on workshop March 10 at the Days In Conference Center in Flatwoods. The session was hosted by Dr. Jo Boaler and designed to assist educators with understanding and promoting mathematical mindsets and incorporating ...

SBA to provide up to $2M in Disaster Assistance Loans

WASHINGTON — SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement in response to the President’s address to the nation: “The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Monday sees the regular meeting of the Elkins Sanitary Board at 3:15 p.m. The sanitary board oversees the city’s wastewater (i.e., sewage) collection system and treatment plant. At this week’s meeting, the board will hear an update on the upcoming Phase II Sewer Project and ...

Generation Randolph announces events

ELKINS — Generation Randolph, an affiliate of Generation West Virginia, invites young people ages 18 to 40 who live, work, or study in or near Randolph County to consider joining their board. They also invite the public to attend their 2020 events, including St. Patrick’s Day Brunch on ...