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Barbour Chamber honors two businesses

PHILIPPI — The Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County and Country Blooms Florists and Gifts are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in January. Country Blooms, at 15987 Barbour County Highway in Philippi, is a full-service florist specializing in unique items ...

DHS Foundation receives special gift

ELKINS — The Davis Health System Foundation recently received a special gift from Mike Ross, president of Mike Ross, Inc. and Ross and Wharton Gas Company. Foundation Director Mike Bell said, “Mr. Ross’s donation helped purchase the first specialty, ligature resistance behavioral ...

Chamber taps Business of the Month

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber is pleased to announce the first Spotlight Business of the Month, the Randolph County Development Authority. It’s important to note that to fulfill the Chamber’s mission, our members include businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals ...

SJMH offering free vein screening

WESTON — On Monday, Feb. 1, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, will offer a free vein screening. The screening provides information about the vein health of the patient and whether further service is needed to alleviate any problems. Ferdinand C. Martinez, MD will ...

D&E’s King joins Zoom poetry reading

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Professor of English Dr. Bill King is among writers and artists published in the current issue of About Place Journal who will present their works in a Zoom poetry reading at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. The free event can be accessed at ...

West Virginia Garden Club Scholarships available

The West Virginia Garden Club provides two scholarships to students planning on majoring in some form of environmental concerns. A West Virginia high school senior planning to attend college (in state or out of state) may apply for a $500.00 Eshter Hinchman scholarship. The student must plan ...

Morrisey takes action against Monongalia County contractor

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday he has taken enforcement action against Hawkins Construction of Monongalia County and two other contractors whose alleged conduct violates various facets of West Virginia’s consumer protection ...

Upshur man sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

ELKINS — Jason Benton Barcus, of Ellamore, was sentenced Thursday to 87 months of incarceration for methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Barcus, age 41, pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in July ...

VA informs Sen. Manchin report won’t be delivered

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., received notification that the Department of Veterans Affairs will miss the congressionally mandated deadline to submit a report on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers, leaving veterans and their loved ones without ...

WVWC confirms one positive COVID-19 case

BUCKHANNON — The following statement was made Wednesday by John Bohman, director of Safety and Security at West Virginia Wesleyan College: “A member of the West Virginia Wesleyan College community has tested positive for COVID-19. The College is following all safety and public health ...

Grant helps D&E student finish research

ELKINS — A NetVUE Vocation Across the Academy Grant is helping Davis & Elkins College students conduct research that explores a topic related to their future vocation. Alexis Serback of Belington was the first D&E student to complete the research seminar as part of the Honors ...

Mountain State Maple Days set

The West Virginia Maple Syrup Producer’s Association is thrilled to announce the 2021 Mountain State Maple Days will be taking place on two separate days: Saturday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, March 20, across the state. This event celebrates West Virginia’s growing maple syrup industry by ...

Morrisey warns of stimulus check scams

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers to beware of potential scams as they await their stimulus checks. The federal government is set to send stimulus checks to each household in coming days or weeks as part of a larger COVID-19 relief package. While ...

WVU Parkersburg announces President’s and Dean’s scholars

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the Fall 2020 semester. President’s Scholars Students on the President’s List maintained a 4.0 grade point average while earning 12 or more hours of college ...

Capito discusses certifying Electoral College

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Monday issued the below statement on the vote to certify the results of the Electoral College, which is scheduled Wednesday: “Americans went to the polls to carry out the most important task in our representative ...

DNR announces lottery for wild boar hunting

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Hunters in West Virginia will soon be able to enter a lottery to hunt on designated private lands owned by Natural Resource Partners during the upcoming firearms season for wild boar, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) announced on Monday. Only 200 ...

Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art Grants available

CHARLESTON — Applications are now being accepted for the FY21 Rural Youth Engagement through Public Art Grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA). Approximately $65,000 in grants will be ...