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Manchin, Capito announce more than $300K in grants

CHARLESTON — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $306,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development across West Virginia. “It is great to see the EDA supporting ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Council’s Finance Committee kicks off the week with a meeting Monday at 10 a.m. Items on the agenda include consideration of next year’s police cruiser fleet contract; a presentation by Woodlands Development Group & Community Lenders on a proposed bridge-loan program for ...

Funding announced for virus response

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,739,288 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the coronavirus response across West Virginia through the Coronavirus ...

Barbour Chamber announces changes in event dates

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce has just announced changes in the status of several of its planned events. Mike Cvechko, chairman of the Elections Committee stated that the anticipated Meet the Candidates Night at Philip Barbour High School, originally planned for April ...

SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses

ATLANTA — The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to West Virginia small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted ...

WVDA aiding farmers impacted by COVID-19

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is working with local producers and farmers impacted by COVID-19 mitigation efforts by facilitating communication between producers and potential buyers. Business development and marketing staff have received calls from multiple ...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. MountainHeart Community Services Inc. encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making every community a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources that they need ...

Federal and state officials launch task force

CHARLESTON — United States Attorney Mike Stuart for the Southern District of West Virginia, United States Attorney Bill Powell for the Northern District of West Virginia and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced the formation of the West Virginia Coronavirus Fraud ...

United Way, Manchin support MASKS 4 WV

ELKINS — United Way of Randolph County, in cooperation with the office of Sen. Joe Manchin, announce support for MASKS 4 WV initiative - a statewide call to sew. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). We are asking volunteers who have the ...

MNF temporarily shutting down all developed recreation sites

ELKINS — In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health safety of its employees, visitors and volunteers, Monongahela National Forest has temporarily shut down all developed recreation sites and mandated a group-size limitation of 10 ...

City’s annual audit completed

ELKINS — At the most recent Elkins City Council meeting, Elkins Treasurer Tracy Judy reported that the city’s annual audit resulted in an unmodified opinion. State law requires West Virginia cities to undergo annual audits and publish the results. This audit, of the fiscal year that ...

WVL-PAC endorses Nestor

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL-PAC) announced the endorsement of William “Ty” Nestor for election in the 2020 primary election to the West Virginia House of Delegates. Nestor has stated his commitment to support pro-life legislation if ...

Woodforest National Bank announces changes

ELKINS — Woodforest National Bank, located in the Elkins Wal-Mart, announces precautions being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Woodforest National Bank has served the Elkins and surrounding communities for the past 13 years,” said Carrie Allender, branch manager. “Like all other ...

D&E students’ work selected for symposium

ELKINS — The work of six Davis & Elkins College students was selected for inclusion in the inaugural Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University. In response to COVID-19, the symposium has shifted to an online format and will also ...

City of Elkins Building Permits

The following building permits have been issued by the City of Elkins: Mark Harless applied for a building permit at 102 Fifteenth St. This permit was issued to install stone around the foundation and is valued at $6,000. Rosetta Thompson applied for a building permit at 211 1/2 Whiteman Ave. ...

ERCC employees receive bonus

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center officials have gifted all 145 employees at the facility with a $100 “stimulus package” bonus and is helping fund child care for employees to show their thanks for staff members adjusting to tightened changes and continuing to provide ...

YHS offers telehealth services

ELKINS — You may be hearing a lot about telehealth lately. The doctor, case manager, therapist or counselor for you or your child may be suggesting services through telehealth during this time of COVID-19 and the need to keep physical distance from others. But what really is telehealth and ...

Morrisey: don’t hoard potential coronavirus drug

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in consultation with the state’s Board of Pharmacy, urges individuals to not hoard prescription drugs that may prove helpful in the fight against coronavirus. The Board of Pharmacy, itself in coordination with the state’s ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

aThe following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On March 13, Michael W. Lewis and Bradley J. Reger to Dorsey O. Swisher and Beverly J. Swisher, parcel of land situated in Beverly District, $10,000. On March 16, Joseph Schmidlen to Joseph Schmidlen and Debra L. ...

DHS tightens safety measures amid COVID-19 concerns

ELKINS — Keeping pace with other hospitals nationwide, Davis Health System (DHS) is again tightening hospital safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect its workers and patients. “Our priority is slowing the spread of this virus and doing everything possible to ...