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DardenFest benefit returns

The fourth annual DardenFest will be a benefit concert to raise money for ArtsBank, Inc. ArtsBank is a local non-profit that funds educational arts experiences in Randolph County public schools. The concert will feature performances by local favorites Emay, Gracie Metheny, Josh Wanstreet ...

Homeless Count to take place in Randolph

ELKINS — In collaboration with the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, the North Central West virginia Community Action-Randolph County Homeless Shelter will be coordinating a street count of individuals experiencing homelessness beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. until ...

Tygarts Vallley Middle/High School releases honor roll

Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Briella Arbogast, William Avalos, Adam Ayers, Felicity Barb, ...

Planetarium shows set at Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s planetarium will feature three shows in January and February. The 40-seat planetarium is located on the second floor of the Christopher Hall of Science and features a Digitarium Zeta digital projector that is capable of full-dome videos. Each ...

Life-Saving Care

WEBSTER SPRINGS — Webster County Memorial EMS has added an additional 4-wheel-drive vehicle to its fleet that will be able to handle rough weather and terrain. The 2019 Dodge Ram ambulance brings up-to-date, life-saving care to county residents. “The new ambulance ensures our first ...

Sunrise Sanitation set to modify recycling services

THOMAS — Sunrise Sanitation Services, Inc. provides residential, commercial and industrial solid waste removal services in Grant, Mineral, Pendleton, Preston, Randolph and Tucker counties in West Virginia and Garrett County in Maryland as well as select services in Somerset County, ...

Midland Elementary Honor Roll announced

Administrators at Midland Elementary School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of 2019-2020. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Fifth grade — David Arbogast, Greylyn Belcher, Kennedy Calkins, Addison ...

WVWC planning to host annual Bobcat Prospective Athlete Day

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College will host the annual Bobcat Prospective Athlete Day on Saturday. This is an opportunity for student-athletes to learn about Wesleyan. The program includes a presentation about Wesleyan, a break-out session with coaches with each of the school’s ...

Elkins City Hall News

On Monday several city officials, along with other community leaders, will be attending a summit entitled “Opportunity Appalachia,” the focus of which is to provide insight into the W.V. Development Office’s Opportunity Zone initiative, including how municipalities are using the program ...

History Alive! seeking proposals for new characters

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking applications from individuals interested in portraying historical figures for its popular History Alive! program. Portrayals of historically significant people no longer living, from any period of history, are eligible for ...

St. George Dental Clinic welcomes Jackson

PARSONS - St. George Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that West Virginia University School of Dentistry graduate Dr. Ann Jackson will be joining the St. George Dental Clinic team. Jackson, of Union, West Virginia, received her Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia Wesleyan ...

Road to be temporarily closed

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along County Route 17 in Tucker County, also known as Smokey Hollow Road, beginning Monday, Jan. 13, through Thursday, Jan. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for core drilling activities. Motorists are advised to ...

AG office seeking wounded warrior fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Alex X. Mooney is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a position in his Martinsburg district office. “I am pleased to be working with the House of Representatives to help make sure veterans and military personnel living in West Virginia ...

Hospital revises visitation policy during flu outbreak

BUCKHANNON, — St. Joseph’s Hospital has revised its visitation policy to protect patients during the recent increase of flu cases in the region. The hospital asks that anyone with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills or fatigue ...

Volunteer reader orientation offered at library

ELKINS — Read Aloud Randolph County will offer a Volunteer Reader Orientation for anyone interested in becoming a reader in Randolph County Schools. Our readers set aside a half an hour or longer every week to read aloud to a classroom, modeling the joy of reading to the engaged students. ...

Emma Scott Garden Club enjoys Christmas party

ELKINS — Combine flickering candles, sparkling lights, decorated trees in every room, a replica winter village, animated Christmas figurines lining a winding staircase and sumptuous food, and it adds up to a festive Christmas party for members and guests of Emma Scott Garden Club hosted by ...

Tumble Time Gymnastics competes

Platinum level gymnasts Kendall Corley placed first on vault, bars, beam, floor, and all-around. Hazel Jackson placed second on vault, bars, beam, floor, and all-around. Gold level gymnasts Ashlyn Floyd placed third on beam and sixth all-around. Channing Gillum placed third on bars, ...

Wesleyan Greeks total 5,000 hours to service

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s fraternities and sororities compiled over 5,000 hours of community service during the fall semester. The school’s four sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, and Zeta Tau Alpha and five fraternities — Alpha ...

Senate passes Manchin proposals, including Broadband Data Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate has passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Act (the “Broadband DATA Act”) which will help to fix the country’s faulty broadband coverage maps. This bill contains several key provisions that came directly from W.Va. Sen. Joe Manchin’s ...