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Farmers impacted by drought conditions can apply for assistance

CHARLESTON — West Virginia livestock farmers impacted by recent drought conditions may be eligible to apply for cost-share funding to help them purchase water tanks and fittings needed to provide their animals with water. Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency last week because of ...

Morrisey urges college students to safeguard data in applying for financial aid

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges college-bound students to not overlook the word “free” as they prepare to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a necessary part of qualifying for financial assistance. The Attorney General reminds ...

Crites is the first woman to receive National Leadership Award

The National Hardwood Lumber Association is now recognizing women in leadership within the industry and gave its first ever “Women in Leadership” award to a West Virginia businesswoman. Patricia Crites, co-founder of Allegheny Wood Products Inc. received, posthumously, this honor at the ...

Local leaders receive awards

ELKINS — Ed Griesel was presented a Resolution by the Elkins-Randolph Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for his service on the Board from 2007-2019. “Using his quite humble style, Ed has been a leader pushing for a progressive, vibrant downtown Elkins. The Chamber appreciates ...

Elkins announces leaf pick up notice

ELKINS — Leaf pick up will begin Monday, Oct. 14. There is no set daily schedule for a ward or area; the city will go to where the heaviest concentrations of leaves are in the interests of efficiency. However, the city is implementing a new system of picking up bagged leaves within 48 ...

Golfers raise funds for agriculture education

MOOREFIELD — Dozens of golfers gathered Sept. 19 at Valley View Golf Club in Moorefield for West Virginia Farm Bureau’s 17th annual Friends of Agriculture Golf Scramble. Proceeds from the golfers’ registration directly benefited the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, which focuses ...

Public input sought on Master Plan Update

WESTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is revisiting the Stonewall Jackson Lake master plan and is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the management of the lake, resulting from public input. The master plan update, which was last updated during 1982, will ...

McClung set to Perform at October Brown Bag Concert

ELKINS — On Wednesday, Oct. 16 at noon, musician Jay McClung will perform during the Brown Bag Concert at The Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. McClung is a singer/songwriter from Belington. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings and experiences, he weaves a local ...

Wesleyan students awarded NASA Fellowships

BUCKHANNON — The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium awarded NASA Fellowships to 11 West Virginia Wesleyan College’s physics majors. The announcement was made by Dr. Joseph Wiest, professor of physics. “Winners are selected based on their academic record and their commitment to a ...

Randolph County 4-H history being collected

BEVERLY — For more than a century, 4-H camps across the country have offered experiences for young people that encourage them to learn by doing and to become leaders in their communities. Randolph County 4-H Camps hold a prominent place in the history of 4-H. In 1915, the first ...

Squadron members receive aerospace awards

ELKINS — Twelve members of the Elkins Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol received the Aerospace Education Excellence award at the Elkins-Randolph County Regional Airport on Sept. 25. West Virginia Wing Aerospace Education Officer Maj. Margaret Dilley presented members with their ...

State of AB University Report moved to Oct. 18

PHILIPPI — President Dr. Tim Barry’s annual report on the State of Alderson Broaddus University has been moved to Friday, Oct. 18, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Taj Moe Hal in Philippi. The public is invited. Reservations are not required, but the sponsoring Chamber of Commerce would prefer ...

D&E debater wins top honors

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College student Thaddaus Breckenridge took top speaker honors Sept. 28-29 at the Queen City Invitational hosted by Belmont Abbey College. Five members of the Debate Society also placed in the competition. Breckenridge, a junior from Beckley, serves as president ...

Wesleyan receives grant

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College announces the award of a $15,000 grant from the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon in support of the continuation of the W.Va. Recovers collaborative. W.Va. Recovers is a collective group of Wesleyan faculty, regional service providers, and ...

Local groups hosting Socktober drive

ELKINS — October is Domestic Violence awareness month and local groups are giving back. Youth Health Service, AmeriCorps VISTA and the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will be taking donations of new or slightly used/clean socks for women. Donations will benefit Centers Against Violence ...

Local man graduates Marine boot camp

Private Easton Birchfield, 18, of Elkins, graduated Sept. 20 from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Birchfield successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of the 83 recruits in ...

DOH announces road closure

The Division of Highways has announces the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 50, also known as Fairview Road, today through Monday, Oct. 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with the exception of the weekend, for paving. This closure will begin at milepost 10.21 and end at ...