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City of Elkins Building Permits

The following building permits have been issued by the City of Elkins: Sid Gillispie applied for a building permit at 121 Davis St. This permit was issued for house renovations valuing $5,000. Matt Currence applied for a building permit at 119 Wilson St. This permit was issued for new ...

MSFF announces Woodly poster contest

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival and Citizens Bank of West Virginia announce the kick-off of the annual Woodly the Elf poster contest for the 84th autumn celebration. Citizens Bank of West Virginia is the sponsor of the festival’s official mascot. The contest, now in its 43rd ...

Barbour County CEOS looks back at 2019

What is CEOS? It is the Community Educational Outreach Services Clubs. It was established in 1925, and this year it is 95 years old. There are four clubs in Barbour County — Hilltoppers, Silent Grove, Pleasant Creek and Tacy. Barbour County had 13,681 volunteer hours. The clubs work all ...

D&E students win debate division

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Debate Society members Amanda Cummins of Elkins and Jenna Evans of Aylett, Virginia, took home top awards in the Pejaver Debates after winning the novice division in team International Public Debate Association. The two-day event was hosted by Middle ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On Jan. 8, Myles Lumber Company to Stanley E. Booth and Kimberly S. Booth, parcel of land situated on the waters of the Tygart Valley River in Mingo District, $8,250. On Jan. 9, Trustees of the North Elkins Charge of ...

Elkins City Hall News

Expanding our police force is this week’s top theme. Today, the Elkins Police Civil Service Commission is running physical fitness and written testing of candidates to fill three officer vacancies. On Tuesday at 9 a.m. (note time/date change), council’s Finance Committee discusses funding a ...

DMC plans educational heart forum

ELKINS — Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Davis Medical Center is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Locally, over 11% of Randolph County’s population is affected by heart ...

Construction underway at Golden Rule building

BELINGTON — On Dec. 17, Woodlands Development Group started the redevelopment of the former Golden Rule department store in Belington. The $3.1 million project, which will create 10 new apartment units and a new commercial space, will be completed by the end of 2020. Dustin Smith, who ...

AG warns against employment scams

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned job seekers to exercise caution when looking for employment opportunities. January and February can be the busiest time for job seekers. Many seek to capitalize on new hiring budgets, while other consumers may look for a ...

WVWC student publishes research

Timothy Suder, of Fairmont, cited the close faculty-student bond born as his reason for choosing West Virginia Wesleyan College. “I really liked the personal nature of the Wesleyan community and the closeness between the professors and students,” he stated. “I really wanted a ...

Wesleyan College athletes offering Valentine’s Day babysitting services

BUCKHANNON — When West Virginia Wesleyan College students are not competing on the court or on the playing field, they can be found excelling in the classroom or devoting hundreds of hours to community service. On February 14, members from each of the College’s 22 sports teams will offer ...

Elkins Bookhounds recap year’s work

ELKINS — As the new year begins, the Friends of the Library board of directors recently reviewed the group’s activity and successes of the past year. For all of 2019 this non-profit group, also known as the Elkins Bookhounds, donated a little over $10,500 to the Elkins Randolph County ...

Vibrant community survey now open

ELKINS — Do you see possibilities within Elkins and wonder what it would take to make them reality? Is it worth five minutes of your time to complete a survey and help identify where we are? Vibrant Community Partners is conducting a survey about our community, and they want to hear from you. ...

Citizens Bank of WV announces HR and compliance officers

ELKINS — Citizens Bank of West Virginia President and CEO Nathaniel S. Bonnell recently announced the appointment of Melissa Stalnaker as Human Resources Officer and Belinda Clevenger as Compliance Officer. Melissa Stalnaker served as executive secretary to the president and CEO and ...

Traffic delays announced

The Division of Highways has announced traffic delays along U.S. 219 in Randolph County, also known as the Seneca Trail, from Feb. 3 through Feb. 28 for tree trimming. This project will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. beginning at milepost 21.67 on U.S. 250 and ending at ...

Farm-to-Table Legislative Breakfast set

CHARLESTON — State senators and delegates will learn how a Mineral County farmer is benefitting the soil, water and animals on his farm through unique conservation practices during the fifth annual Farm-to-Table Legislative Breakfast in Charleston on Friday morning. Legislators and media ...

Harper seeking office of Randolph magistrate

ELKINS — Tracy Harper filed her certificate of announcement for Randolph County Magistrate Court, Division 1 on the first day of the filing period. Harper, formerly of Beverly, currently resides in Elkins. Harper is a lifelong resident of Randolph County and has, with great excitement ...

Local student named to Dean’s List

CEDARVILLE, OH — Nicole Clark of Mathias was named to the Cedarville University Dean’s List for fall 2019. This recognition requires the student to obtain a 3.5 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Red Hat Happy Hatters kick off year

ELKINS — The Red Hat Happy Hatter’s kicked off 2020 with a soup and sandwich luncheon upstairs at the DelMonte Market in Elkins. Plans were discussed for the upcoming monthly gatherings and members shared New Year resolutions they hope to keep. As usual, the poem “Warning” by ...

D&E receives grant to enhance teacher program

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has been awarded a grant from the West Virginia Department of Education to enhance the teacher preparation program. The funds provide for an initiative to apply the concepts and strategies of co-teaching to the student teaching experience. ...