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St. Joseph’s Hospital accepting homemade masks

BUCKHANNON — The CDC has issued new recommendations on the use of cloth face coverings allowing St. Joseph’s Hospital to accept donations of homemade masks. These masks will be used by certain hospital staff who have limited contact with the general patient population. These staff ...

Virtual ramp celebration announced

ELKINS — Home cooks, local restaurants and organizations are invited to participate in a Ramp Recipe Challenge hosted by the Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB. The contest is part of the Welcome Center’s “Virtual Ramp Celebration,” which includes a ramp-themed giveaway. Anne Beardslee, ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — The regular council meeting of April 16 has been postponed until Tuesday, April 21. Elkins Common Council — like every other city and county governing body in West Virginia—is required by state code to meet on the third Tuesday of April to finalize its annual budget process, so ...

D&E Debate Society wins championship

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins Debate Society won first place in debate sweepstakes, an award based upon the team’s overall performance, at the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensics Association (WVIFA) tournament held Feb. 29-March 1 at Fairmont State University’s campus. The team ...

MountainHeart Community Services ready to celebrate Week of the Young Child

MountainHeart Community Services Inc. is looking forward to celebrating the Week of the Young Child during the week of April 11-17. The Week of the Young Child highlights the importance of families, early childhood professionals and communities working together to support every child’s ...

Wesleyan alum to conduct cutting-edge research

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Zachery Lonergan, a 2014 summa cum laude biology graduate from West Virginia Wesleyan College, will soon begin cutting-edge research at the California Institute of Technology. The Elkins native will receive his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at the end of this month ...

Wireless broadband now available at Tucker County Industrial Park

DAVIS — The Tucker County Development Authority announced the installation of reliable, high-speed wireless internet service to the Tucker County Industrial Park along Route 48 east of Davis. The project was made possible through a collaboration between the Tucker County Development ...

Wireless broadband now available at Tucker County Industrial Park

DAVIS — The Tucker County Development Authority announced the installation of reliable, high-speed wireless internet service to the Tucker County Industrial Park along Route 48 east of Davis. The project was made possible through a collaboration between the Tucker County Development ...

WVACo shares contact information for officials in all 55 counties

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s fifty-five county governments continue to offer their services during this ongoing pandemic as it affects the state. “In doing our part in promoting safe and healthy communities, most if not all courthouses have now closed their doors to the public in order ...

W.Va. Alzheimer’s Association offers advice

CHARLESTON — The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter offers three pieces of advice to help you stay in touch with a friend or family member in an care home during the coronavirus crisis. “In many ways, staying connected with friends and family members in 2020 is easier than ...

Managing chronic disease critical during pandemic

ELKINS — “A major concern right now is keeping our chronic disease patients in touch with their providers. Everyday health problems don’t go away during a pandemic,” said Davis Health System Chief Medical Officer Catherine Chua, D.O., When the WV DHHR ordered hospitals to suspend ...

Wesleyan service scholar creates cards for hospitalized kids

BUCKHANNON — A 2018 West Virginia Metro News Scholar finalist is already making an impact at Wesleyan and in the local community. Flemington’s Courtney Gray, a freshman psychology and religious studies major, recently started a new project on West Virginia Wesleyan’s campus: Cards for ...

Barbour Chamber golf tournament postponed

PHILIPPI — Joe Kaiser, chairman of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Golf Committee, announced that the annual golf tournament scheduled for the Barbour Country Club on May 2 has been postponed due to the current pandemic. The annual golf tournament, he said, will be re-scheduled, ...

Projections show positive signs in pandemic

CHARLESTON — Health officials said the state is seeing positive signs that efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus are working, but counties with the most cases are now under stricter stay home and social distancing regulations. Gov. Jim Justice and state officials held their daily ...

Tucker Community Foundation initiates Disaster Recovery Fund

The Tucker Community Foundation has opened its Disaster Recovery Fund in response to needs created by the Covid-19 pandemic in the communities we serve. The Foundation allocated $20,000 from its grant fund to initiate the effort. “The Board of Directors contributed $20,000 toward the fund ...

ERCC supports businesses, employees

ELKINS — Recognizing the challenges created for both their employees and local businesses by the COVID-19 pandemic, Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center (ERCC) has implemented a creative program to show appreciation for the work of their employees while supporting local businesses. ERCC ...

Temporary Traffic Delay Planned

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary delay of traffic along County Route 32/16 and HA 904 in Tucker County, also known as Timberline Road and Windwood, beginning today through Monday, April 13, excluding the weekend, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for patching. The traveling public ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital prepared for COVID-19 response

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital has been working diligently over the past several weeks to prepare its response plan for the COVID-19 emergency. “We have activated our Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), which is a system designed for hospitals in the United States to provide ...

AB professor co-authors research

PHILIPPI — Climate change is altering freshwater provisioning throughout central Appalachia, posing considerable challenges for water resource management and water security, an Alderson Broaddus (AB) University professor’s research has found. “Twenty-first Century Streamflow and ...

WCDE 89.9FM Elkins Air1 broadcasting Holy Week services

In lieu of the traditional in-person Holy Week services, WCDE 89.9FM Elkins Air1 and the Randolph County Coalition of Christian Churches have partnered to broadcast Holy Week services. The approximate 20-minute services will start at noon each day beginning Monday, April 6 and continue through ...