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Music therapy at Cortland connects young and old

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato It’s not often you start an article with a quote from the Greek philosopher Plato, but his sentiments regarding music and its benefits are evident at Cortland Acres when ...

Giovannitti named to D&E board of trustees

ELKINS — Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation President and former Elkins resident Jenn Giovannitti has been appointed to the Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees. “Davis & Elkins College is fortunate to have Jen Giovannitti join our Board of Trustees,” said D&E ...

Elkins High School announces honor roll

Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Bradan M. Andrews, Benjamin J. Auvil, Cobey T. Balint, Evan S. Barnett, Nayo M. ...

Christmas Stroll scheduled in Philippi

PHILIPPI — Scores of people strolled downtown Philippi last year for the inaugural Christmas Stroll. Organizers of this year’s Thursday, Dec. 19, Christmas Stroll are gearing for even more visitors to this special musical event of Philippi’s A Covered Bridge Christmas ...

Parsons native wins medical research award

NORTH BETHESDA, MD — The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health bestowed the second annual Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists (Trailblazer Prize) to Dr. James Kochenderfer, formerly of Parsons, of the National Cancer Institute, at the FNIH Annual Fall Board Dinner. ...

BCT will host a performance master class

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon Community Theatre is excited to announce that Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (best known for his portrayal of Angel Dumott Schunard in “RENT”) is coming to Buckhannon. Heredia is also a highly in-demand master class instructor, and he is offering his ...

Wesleyan nursing graduates score high on national examinations

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College School of Nursing’s passage rate on the West Virginia National Council Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) continues to be among the best in the region. The first-time passage rate for BSN graduates has averaged 94% for the last five ...

Five appointed to AB board of trustees and governors

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University has appointed Stephen M. Fowler, Delegate Chris Phillips, Dr. J. Soren Sofhauser, Dr. F. Joseph Super and Thomas Wilmink to serve on the board of trustees and governors. Trustee Stephen M. Fowler, received a Bachelor of Arts in political science ...

Elkins High School choral concert set

ELKINS — The Elkins High Vocal Ensemble Concert will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Elkins High School Theater. The concert is free and is open to the public. This concert’s theme will be The Wonder of Nature. The 55-member choir will be singing the following selections. “Circle of ...

Wesleyan announces creative arts events schedule

BUCKHANNON — The annual fall choral concert, the 50th Anniversary of Jazz Ensembles, the Indoor Marching Band Concert and the Festival of Lessons and Carols highlight the November and December West Virginia Wesleyan College creative arts events schedule. All events are free and open to the ...

Railroad Museum, WVWC awarded grants from Humanities Council

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. The Humanities Council budgets over $800,000 for grants and programs each year. A variety of ...

Wesleyan celebrating 50 Years of Jazz Weekend

BUCKHANNON — In 1969, West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Professor of Music, Dr. David Milburn, stepped out of the traditional realms of college music programs and initiated the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble. On Nov. 15-16, alumni musicians across five decades will return to the Wesleyan campus ...

Ruby Hornsby to perform at The Arts Center

ELKINS — Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ruby Hornsby will perform an evening concert at The Arts Center on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Born and raised in Morgantown, at age 3 Hornsby began classical training on the violin which continued into college at West ...

State senator, pastor to discuss faith and politics at D&E

ELKINS — West Virginia senator and Presbyterian pastor the Rev. Stephen Baldwin will present a lecture titled “Navigating Faith and Politics” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Halliehurst. Sponsored by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, the event is free and open ...

B-UHS to offer superhero play

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon-Upshur theatre department will be performing the show “Squirrel Girl Goes to College: A Squirrel Girl Play” under the direction of Jeremiah Smallridge. Squirrel Girl is seen as the strongest Marvel superhero, having defeated many Marvel supervillains, such ...

Road to be closed temporarily

The Division of Highways has announced the closure of state Route 38 in Barbour County adjacent Tucker County. The closure began at 7 a.m. Monday and will remain closed today, until completion of the pipe replacement project. Tucker County traffic can take the Shiloh Road across Kasson ...

Sobriety checkpoint planned for Friday

The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Nov. 8 on Route 92, west of Elkins near Crystal Springs, in Randolph County. The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement. Other enforcement activities may be ...

Special Honor

RESTON, Va. — During the 2018–19 school year, along with other accomplished music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Jakob Baker from Philip Barbour High School practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in West Virginia All-State Band. And ...

ERCC employee receives national certification

ELKINS — An Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center employee has received a national certification in her quest to provide the best possible service to residents at the facility. ERCC’s Family Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Hitt recently received her wound care certification from the ...

Elkins City Hall News

As we adjust for the changes in our calendar, the weather and the time, city business continues, and next week at a fairly high volume. Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday with the Finance Committee considering funding requests from two local non-profit organizations, as well as restoration of the ...