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DNR stocking trophy tiger trout

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Gov. Justice announced that in April and May, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will stock 25,000 tiger trout in lakes and streams throughout West Virginia. The tiger trout will be stocked with other trout species at a rate of 10% in scheduled ...

King selected for scholarship to D&E

ELKINS — Cyrena King of Morgantown, has been awarded a $5,000 per year scholarship for a total of $20,000 over four years to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in December. King, a student at Morgantown High School, was selected from ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Council’s regular meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, April 20. Meeting this week are council’s Public Safety Committee, Personnel Committee, and Rules & Ordinances Committee. On Monday at 10 a.m., the Public Safety Committee will hear reports from city public safety ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: Stephen J. Shiflett to Delmos Graham, 0.41 acres, Beverly District, no monetary consideration. Joseph C. Gabbert and Dianne L. Gabbert to Allison Nickel, property, New Interest District, $210,000. Elec ...

The Arts Center celebrates National Poetry Month online

ELKINS — April is National Poetry Month, and The Arts Center will celebrate this year by offering the public free, online readings by local poets Dr. Bill King and Doug Van Gundy. These readings will be available on The Arts Center’s Facebook page and web site throughout the month of ...

Garden Program to take applications

North Central Community Action will be taking applications via mail, fax or email for the 2021 Garden Program beginning on Monday. The Garden Program was designed to help families supplement their food supply by providing seeds, plants and education on gardening. Participants will receive a ...

D&E plans in-person ceremonies

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College announced plans for an in-person commencement with COVID restrictions in place. Set for Saturday, May 8 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, the ceremonies will take place in three separate sessions divided by academic programs. In ...

Conservation District shares apple tree tips

With so many choices out there, which apple tree should I get? This time of the year all the retailers are offering young apple trees for sale. They do this because so many of us take this time of year to buy and plant new trees. In the past I have not had the success I should have had ...

Volunteers, instructors needed at The Arts Center

ELKINS — On Sunday, from 1-3 p.m., The Arts Center will host an informational open house for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or instructor for The Arts Center. “Volunteers are necessary for us to carry out our mission of enhancing the cultural and economic life of our region by ...

Agency finalizes critical habitat for endangered fish

Nearly half of candy darter populations documented since 1932 have disappeared. With the looming threat of losing one of North America’s most vivid freshwater fish, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected the species as endangered in November 2018. The agency has now completed the next ...

COVID-19 patients provided special gift

After experiencing the heartbreaking loss of their father, a Buckhannon family has provided the valuable gift of communication to COVID-19 patients at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston and Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown. Their donation of iPads and Android ...

Mooney announces $70K investment in Buckhannon

WASHINGTON — Congressman Alex Mooney, R-W.Va. — Second District, announced a $70,000 investment from the U.S. Economic Development Authority (EDA) awarded to the Region 7 Planning & Development Council in Buckhannon. This investment supports the establishment of an economic ...

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 ...