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Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — New councilors and a new mayor settle into their roles this week. Council’s Finance Committee meets Monday, the Elkins Tree Board meets Tuesday, and the Rules & Ordinances Committee meets Thursday. Meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Darden House (next to city hall), the ...

Beverly Heritage Center hosting ‘hidden spaces’ tour

The Beverly Heritage Center will host special tours of Beverly’s “hidden spaces” and historic preservation projects at 1 p,m, on April 10 and April 24. Visitors will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the inside of Beverly’s Civil War amputation site, the 1841 Randolph County ...

Program helps D&E sophomore

ELKINS — Aliyah Plum always thought she wanted to become a doctor. Now, the Davis & Elkins College sophomore is positive she wants to continue her education in medicine after completing the Green Coat Program provided by the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) at Davis ...

Elkins mayor lifts state of emergency

ELKINS — In an order effective April 1, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton is lifting the citywide state of emergency he declared last spring in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Broughton’s March 17, 2020, citywide emergency declaration did not impose any restrictions on the public and ...

12th annual Jesus Walk set for Friday in Philippi

PHILIPPI — The 12th annual Jesus Walk is slated for Friday evening in Philippi. The gathering of walkers at the Blue and Gray Park near the Philippi Covered Bridge is to kick off at approximately 5:30 p.m., and the walk is slated to start at 6 p.m. “This event started over a decade ...

Beautification

ELKINS — On Monday afternoon, Master Gardeners of Randolph/Tucker/Upshur counties had their monthly meeting at Elkins City Park. Demonstration and participation of “Seed Blocking” occurred, then members edged, weeded and mulched to beautify the south beds of the Art Center. The ...

Schroeder joins Davis & Elkins College nursing faculty

ELKINS — Dr. Cheryl Schroeder has been appointed assistant professor of nursing at Davis & Elkins College. Schroeder joined the faculty at the start of the spring 2021 semester, instructing courses in success strategies, medical surgical nursing and disruptions in mental health. A ...

D&E programs rank in 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College earned three top spots in the 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings. The College’s social sciences programs came in at No. 3 in West Virginia while the natural sciences and environmental studies programs were ranked No. 4 in the state. “Our programs in the ...

West Virginia Poison Center warns of dangers of Delta-8-THC

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Poison Center is warning citizens in West Virginia about the dangers of Delta-8-THC. This drug is being sold as fruit-flavored gummies and vaping solutions in shops selling CBD and vaping supplies and at gas stations and convenience stores. Delta-8-THC gummies ...

Acord appointed as WVWC chaplain

BUCKHANNON —The President of West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) and the Resident Bishop of the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church announced that Reverend Jonathan Acord will be appointed to serve as Wesleyan’s Director of Religious and Spiritual Life (Campus ...

WVDNR set to offer Hunter Education Class

The West Virginia Natural Resources Police will hold a Hunter Education Class in Randolph County at the WV DNR Elkins Operation Center on March 30, March 31 and April 1 from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. each evening. Students must attend all hours and all evenings of the 10-plus hour course and pass a ...

Americorps staff meets in Elkins

ELKINS — On March 16, Mid Ohio Valley Regional Council, AmeriCorps Seniors Staff for the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, met at the Darden House in Elkins for a Staff Development Meeting. Taking part were Tammy Raines, program coordinator for FGP/SCP, Becky Edwards, ...

Upshur County Public Library set to host annual Ramp Dinner

Come to the Upshur County Public Library’s 26th Annual Ramp Dinner, an Appalachian Extravaganza, from 5-7 p.m. on April 23, brought to you by the Upshur County Public Library in partnership with Fish Hawk Acres. Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres will be preparing the meal. This year is a ...

Garden Club learns about seed starting

ELKINS — Sara Phares, master gardener and member of the Emma Scott Garden Club, presented the program during the regular March meeting “Seed Starting Made Easy.” The objective of her presentation was to demonstrate simple and fun tricks to start flower and vegetable plants at home ...

Spring Cleanup dates announced

ELKINS — The City of Elkins Operations Department will be offering Spring Cleanup April 5-16. Street Department crews will visit each ward to collect certain categories of bulk refuse items at no charge. This service is for residences only, not businesses. No more than one level pickup-truck ...

Poison Center celebrates National Poison Prevention Week

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Poison Center joins poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 21 through 27. This year also marks Mr. Yuk’s 50th birthday. This year’s West Virginia Poison Center’s Poison ...

Kump Education Center offering tutoring

ELKINS — Kump Education Center is offering free individual tutoring for students who have fallen behind in their academic progress during the COVID-19 shutdown. After-school tutoring is also available in the Randolph County Schools, and the public school program is more accessible for ...

Investigators request public information on several arson fires

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Forestry’s Special Operations Unit is investigating several arson fires around the state and is asking members of the public to help solve the crimes. Forestry investigators are seeking information about the following arson fires: Grant ...