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Elkins joins Mon Forest Towns Partnership

ELKINS — Elkins is officially a member of the Mon Forest Towns Partnership with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. The partnership has been in the works for more than two years and is focused on creating a shared vision for the recreation economy in rural communities in and ...

Wesleyan celebrates academic and leadership excellence

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College recognized several students on April 19 during its annual Awards Ceremony. The event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Academic departments named their most outstanding students, while others were recognized for their leadership and ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Assuming the statewide rate of positive tests for COVID-19 remains below 3 percent over the weekend, Monday commences Week 2 of the governor’s reopening plan. During Week 2, businesses with 10 or fewer employees may reopen and restaurants may begin to offer outdoor sit-down dining. ...

Wesleyan’s nursing program ranked first in W.Va.

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been ranked first in West Virginia and 26th in the nation by RNCareers.org. To help students in their search for a top RN program, the education experts at RNCareers.org publish their annual findings ...

Roy running for Randolph County Sheriff

ELKINS — Jack D. Roy Jr., a lifelong resident of Randolph County, has filed as a candidate for Randolph County Sheriff. He is a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War era. During this period, he served as an aircrew member aboard various types of military aircraft and was ...

Donations needed for statewide food drive

RANDOLPH COUNTY — The Country Roads Food Drive is a statewide food collection and fundraiser to feed families across the Mountain State during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The drive will be from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Donations of food at one of the drop-off sites and/or monetary ...

CORONAVIRUS

ELKINS — With the help of the West Virginia National Guard, Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center administrative nurses tested all 98 residents at the facility as well as 158 staff members for COVID-19. Governor Jim Justice issued an executive order requiring all West Virginia ...

Spring clean safely during the pandemic

CHARLESTON — During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are taking advantage of their time at home by spring cleaning. However, spring cleaning could lead to unwanted poisonings, especially with children constantly in the home. Safety tips for spring cleaning: • Ventilate spaces you are ...

Buckhannon Community Theatre cancels season

BUCKHANNON — The Board of Buckhannon Community Theatre, must announce the cancelation of BCT’s summer 2020 season in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Officials decided during a monthly meeting on April 13 to cancel the performances of “Mamma Mia” and a proposed ...

Davis Health System warns residents of phone scam

ELKINS — Davis Health System is warning residents about a phone scam that uses “caller ID spoofing.” “We are aware of several recent incidents where a local resident has received a call that appears to be coming from Davis Medical Center with the caller claiming to be with Medicare. ...

Wesleyan names Outstanding Seniors

Hannah Jones, Jules Kessler, Madison LaPole, Marcus Larrson, Maggie Lohmann, Brandon Richter and Casey Stallman have been named Outstanding Seniors at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The formal announcement was made on April 19 during the College’s Annual Awards Program. Jones is a business ...

Morrisey promotes safe giving amid COVID pandemic

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urged generous consumers to give during the coronavirus pandemic but to do so safely. “Whether the fight is to recover from the disease itself or to deal with the financial blow of sudden unemployment, so many of our friends ...

WVWC student persevering through pandemic

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College sophomore Sai Sakamoto, an international student from Tokyo, Japan, is dealing with the challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic. “Since mid-February, I have been very worried about my family as the coronavirus was already in ...

Blood drive planned for June 16, 25

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur will be holding a blood drive on Tuesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 25 in the social hall of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Buckhannon. Social distancing and the cancellation of many blood drives has ...

2020 fellowship awards announced

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded nine new fellowships. The $3,000 grants are awarded annually to college faculty and independent scholars for research and writing projects in the humanities. The Humanities Council offers a variety of grants to nonprofit ...

City of Elkins Building Permits

ELKINS — The following building permits have been issued by the City of Elkins: The City of Elkins applied for a building permit at 142 Robert E. Lee Ave Ext. This permit was issued to replace the roof, install a backup generator, an electrical upgrade and a new HVAC system valued at ...

Foundation set to offer assistance

Healthcare workers — doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff — are working around the clock to protect our communities from the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The Davis Health System Foundation is urging support to ensure these frontline heroes have the necessary equipment to care ...

W.Va. Folklife seeking responses to COVID-19

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Folklife Program, a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, is collecting documentation of the various ways West Virginians are creatively responding to the COVID-19 crisis and sharing their experiences through music, stories, writing, craft, art, ...

Monongahela National Forest celebrates 100 years

ELKINS — Tuesday, April 28 marks the 100-year anniversary (#MNF100) of the establishment of Monongahela National Forest. In 1920, following the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911, President Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation designating land purchased for the protection of the Monongahela ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Work continues next week to clear blockage in a sewer line under Randolph Avenue between Park Street and College Street. Drivers may want to consider alternate routes. The Elkins Sanitary Board, the governing body that oversees the city’s sewer system, meets Monday at 4:15 p.m. ...