Communities

Repaving project set at Stuart Recreation

ELKINS — The entrance road to Stuart Recreation Area (Forest Road 391) on Monongahela National Forest near Elkins is due to be re-paved as soon as June 10. The work could take place anytime between June 10 and June 27. The project is expected to be completed within a few days, weather ...

‘Laps for Tap’ set for June 1

BUCKHANNON — “Laps for Tap” became a labor of love for friends, co-workers, and classmates (B-UHS Class of 1976) of Tappan Williams Squires following her valiant battle with cancer. The legacy Squires left is one of passion for Buckhannon Upshur sports, swimming, and service to her ...

Is digital media impacting children’s mental health?

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of four articles brought to you by Youth Health Service to highlight the importance of caring for every child’s mental health. In today’s technology age, parents often question how much access to digital media for their child is helpful and ...

Manchin launches 11th ‘Commonsense Connections’ week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is pleased to announce that his office will launch its 11th “Commonsense Connections” Week beginning Monday, May 20 and ending Friday, May 24. Representatives from Manchin’s office will make stops across the state, visiting all 55 counties ...

Upshur County Right to Life hosts annual walk

A mixed crowd of over 100 adults and children from Lewis and Upshur counties attended Upshur County Right to Life’s 36th annual Mothers Day Rally and Walk for Life May 4 at Jawbone Park, where President Maureen Hull gave the welcome. She thanked those who attended for coming out and ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways recently announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 50, also known as Pickens — Fairview Road, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday for the unloading of box culverts. This delay will begin at milepost 10.0 between County Route 46/6, Old Helvetia ...

Highland Adventist School goes camping

ELKINS — Students and staff from Highland Adventist School recently backpacked into the Otter Creek Wilderness area for a weekend camping trip. The group practiced wilderness camping skills such as fire building, putting up tents, hiking and campfire cookery. “Our students and staff ...

Chamber’s charity golf tournament scheduled at Bel Meadow

Golfers and area businesses are invited to participate in the annual charity golf tournament of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce at the Bel Meadow Golf Club Friday. All proceeds go to providing scholarships for students at Philip Barbour High School. This year’s tournament will ...

MNF closes area for helicopter logging operation

ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest is closing an area in the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District to all public entry during helicopter timber sale operations in the Hogback Mountain planning area. The closure began May 8 and could last several months. This closure is necessary to ensure public ...

Ludle wins volunteer appreciation award

National Director Gary Meade presented Mountaineer Chapter member Mike Ludle with the 2018 Judge John W. Tobin Chapter Volunteer Appreciation Award during the Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA monthly membership meeting. This award is given yearly to a dedicated member who shows up for all ...

Elkins City Hall News

The Rules and Ordinances Committee met this past Thursday to discuss food trucks in Elkins. The current City Code contains no provisions directly related to this up and coming industry and, in fact, some perceived restrictions. Learning from the ordinances of other municipalities around the ...

AB celebrates 148th commencement

PHILIPPI — World-renowned human rights activist Richard E. Lapchick led the list of honorary degree recipients when Alderson Broaddus University sent nearly 160 graduates into the world on Saturday, May 4 as commencement ceremonies took place. Of those graduating, 159 earned undergraduate ...

Elkins Bookhounds announce book sale

ELKINS — A semi-annual used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library is scheduled for May 15-18 in the basement of the Elkins-Randolph County Library. This year’s sale offers hundreds of gently-read books in all categories. There will be a wide variety of fiction: mystery, ...

MSFF Queen’s Quilt Challenge now underway

ELKINS — Elkins Sewing Center, in cooperation with the Mountain State Forest Festival, is pleased to announce that kits are available for the 2019 Queen’s Quilt Challenge. This annual block challenge results in the creation of a quilt which is given to Queen Sylvia during the Closing ...

ArtSpring Festival scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

Now in its ninth year, ArtSpring Festival is Tucker County’s annual celebration of the arts. ArtSpring features a silent auction, three days of live music, a handmade art market, gallery openings and receptions, theatre productions, artist demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, ...

Horse and Carriage Parade set at WVSF

BUCKHANNON — On Saturday, it can’t be said that Buckhannon will be “a one-horse town.” In fact, one might say hundreds of horses! The city will welcome horsemen from nine U.S. States as the 78th annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival get underway. The highlight of the first day ...

Brad Hunt named Strawberry Festival parade marshal

BUCKHANNON — Brad Hunt from Ripley has been named the Parade Marshal for the 2019 West Virginia Strawberry Festival. Hunt was a four-year starter for WVU as a defensive tackle from 83-87. In 1983, he was the team’s rookie of the year and played in the Hall of Fame Bowl. In 1984 he ...

FBC Historical Museum set to open for season

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Historical Museum will open its doors to visitors Friday for the 2019 season. The museum is located in the former Philippi Railroad Depot on the town side of the Philippi Covered Bridge. The museum will be open for the summer from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fridays ...

Tire collection events announced for May

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) is hosting several tire collection events in the month of May. Among the remaining events in May are: • Barbour County: May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ...