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Morrisey: Know the return policies for Christmas gifts

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey encouraged consumers to know a company’s return policies so they can make the most out of any post-holiday returns. “After receiving some great Christmas gifts, consumers may opt to return a few items and get something more ...

PBHS named a Jennings Randolph award winner

CHARLESTON — Secretary of State Mac Warner is pleased to announce that 41 West Virginia high schools registered 85 to 100 percent of their eligible senior class to vote during the 2019-2020 school year, qualifying them for the Jennings Randolph Award. Celebrating its 26th year, the Jennings ...

WVDOH ready for Christmas Eve snow

CHARLESTON — A winter storm is expected to blanket most of West Virginia with 3 to 6 inches of snow beginning this afternoon, and continuing through Christmas Day. Road crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) are ready for the challenge, armed with 185 brand-new ...

Morrisey offers advice for last-minute gift card purchases

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urged last-minute shoppers to exercise caution when they buy gift cards for Christmas. Thieves have been known to pilfer gift card racks. They will use handheld scanners to read the card’s magnetic information and any number on ...

D&E online nursing students earn academic honors

ELKINS ­— The Davis & Elkins College Division of Adult and Online Learning has released the president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2020 RN-BSN rotation. Students pursuing their degree must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of graded coursework during the rotation with ...

Randolph County Schools sponsors project

ELKINS — This holiday season Randolph County households with elementary school children will benefit from a literacy and family engagement project called Snuggle up and Read. The project, sponsored by Randolph County Schools, is designed to promote literacy, learning, and family ...

Employee honored by SJMH

Sarah Rolenson, BSN, RN, Population Health Nurse for Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, was recently chosen as the ICARE December Employee of the Month. Her nominator wrote, “Sarah has shown great commitment to SJMH but especially to her patients during the pandemic. Sarah ...

D&E announces Dean’s List, President’s List

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has released the president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. The president’s list includes all full-time students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester and the dean’s list includes all full-time students with a ...

Sands retires from Citizens Bank

ELKINS — Citizens Bank of West Virginia announces Becky Sands, Vice President and Loan Operations Manager, is retiring from her position after 39 years in banking. Sands began employment with Citizens in 2008 as a Loan Accounting System Specialist and was promoted to Loan Operations ...

DMC to open walk-in medical clinic in Davis in 2021

DAVIS — The area’s largest regional healthcare provider announced recently that it will open a walk-in medical care clinic inside the Davis Shop ‘n Save Express in Davis. The clinic is anticipated to open in May 2021. The clinic will operate seven days a week, including weekday ...

WVDOT remembers victims of Silver Bridge tragedy

CHARLESTON — On Tuesday, the West Virginia Department of Transportation is remembering the lives of 46 people who were killed in the December 15, 1967, collapse of the Silver Bridge. The bridge connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Gallipolis, Ohio, and collapsed during rush hour ...

Elkins Middle School announces honor roll

Administrators at Elkins Middle 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: Eighth grade — Isaac Anger, Sara Ankney, Rhyleigh Arbogast, Gianna Backus, Darby Bailey, Ava ...

Mills Group supporting Parsons ‘pocket park’ project

MORGANTOWN — 2020 marks the 15-year anniversary of Mills Group, an award-winning architecture firm with offices in Morgantown and Wheeling. In celebration of its clients and stakeholders, the company offered free conceptual design services to public entities and nonprofits that are ...

Davis Medical Center given award

ELKINS — The West Virginia Hospital Association has awarded Davis Medical Center the Gold, Commitment to Excellence award. The award recognizes DMC for developing and promoting quality improvement activities; improving the health of West Virginians; and raising awareness of nationally ...

WVDNR seeking venison donations

SOUTH CHARLESTON — It’s the season of giving and hunters in West Virginia are encouraged to give back during the holidays by making a donation to the state’s Hunters Helping the Hungry program. The program is administered by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and provides ...

Virtual social media marketing seminar held

ELKINS — In partnership with the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, LMC & Associates recently held a second social media workshop focused on “Creating an Engaging Content Calendar” via Zoom Video Webinars. Twenty attendees listened to the LMC team discuss the steps needed to ...

Drill held for vaccine distribution

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force for Vaccines held a Rehearsal of Concepts drill Friday to finalize operational plans for and to simulate COVID-19 vaccine shipment receipt, handling, and distribution processes to Phase 1 recipients. The drill was held at the ...

Elkins City Hall News

Elkins Common Council, Public Safety Committee and Personnel Committee all meet next week. In addition, the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission meets Tuesday at 4 p.m., and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. In response to high coronavirus infection rates ...

WVWC celebrates December 2020 grads

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) announced it will conduct virtual commencement exercises on Tuesday to celebrate its December 2020 graduates, which is composed of 33 undergraduate and graduate students. “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of our December 2020 ...