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‘Virtual Preview Days’ announced for WVWC

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s (WVWC) Office of Admissions announced two “Black and Orange Virtual Preview Days,” Feb. 27 and March 20, providing accepted and prospective students an opportunity to learn more about Wesleyan, their majors, match with a current student and ...

Mayor inks proclamation

On Jan. 25, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton proclaimed January 2021 as Stalking Awareness Month and Human Trafficking Awareness Day. He signed these alongside Phyllis Skidmore, executive director, and staff for Centers Against Violence, JJ Johnson, Youth Health Service, Gillian Adams, Family ...

AB address highlights students, faculty and staff

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University President Dr. James “Tim” Barry presented his triannual State of the University address virtually to faculty, staff, and administrators on Jan. 21. The virtual format allowed the president to update the campus community while adhering to COVID-19 ...

EFD: Install carbon monoxide alarms, test monthly

ELKINS — The Elkins Fire Department is reminding area residents of the importance of installing carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in the home and testing them once a month. CO alarms provide an early warning of the presence of deadly CO gas, and monthly tests are vital to ensure they are working ...

Mooney announces health care grant for Randolph

MILL CREEK — Congressman Alex X. Mooney, R-Second District, announced a $1,436,276 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Valley Health Care in Randolph County. “I’m glad this HHS grant has been awarded to Valley Health Care to help provide services to care for ...

BCHA opens Philippi Wellness Center

PHILIPPI — Barbour Community Health Association is proud to announce that a new wellness facility, Philippi Wellness Center, has opened in Philippi. The wellness center is in the rear of the Barbour Chiropractic Center building, located at 206 South Main Street in Philippi and has some of ...

Moore proposes legislation for greater oversight

CHARLESTON — State Treasurer Riley Moore said his office is proposing legislative measures that would increase oversight, transparency and accountability over taxpayer funds used by the state Economic Development Authority. The announcement follows the release of a legislative audit which ...

PSC encourages online payment options

CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission has some advice for utility customers whose bills may have been delivered past the due date: Speak up. Customers from many areas in the state have reported delays in receiving their monthly utility bills, which triggers the assessment of late ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomes new provider

St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomes Jessica Mongold, FNP-C to its group of Primary Care providers. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from West Virginia Wesleyan College and her RN and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fairmont State University. She has been with WVU ...

Capito, colleagues reintroduce immigration bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and several other colleagues to reintroduce legislation to help businesses comply with immigration laws by certifying the legal status of their workforce. The Accountability Through ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Next week, both the Elkins Sanitary Board and council’s Finance Committee hold special meetings. Council, its Municipal Properties Committee, and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission meet as regularly scheduled. Early in-person voting for the 2021 city election begins ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: Thomas S. Chipps to Rodney A. Vandevender and Roberta L. Vandevender, 11.7 acres, New Interest District, $83,200. Vickie L. Butcher, Mary I. Morris, Kenneth R. Dewitt, Larry A. Dewitt and Lesia D. Gibson ...

Small Business Administration to provide one-year program extension

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration published an interim final rule effective Jan. 13 allowing 8(a) Program participants to elect a one-year program extension in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program due to the challenges of COVID-19. Eligible 8(a) firms must meet ...

Highlands Trail Foundation welcomes directors and AmeriCorp

During the January meeting of the Highlands Trail Foundation two new members, Sam England and Steven Leyh, were elected to serve on its Board of Directors and AmeriCorp Jessica Black was introduced. England is well known for his extensive work with West Virginia State Parks spanning a ...

Morrisey joins bipartisan effort to protect homeowners

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently joined a coalition of 33 attorneys general in taking a stand to protect homeowners from unlawful fees. The bipartisan coalition opposes a proposed class action settlement that would permit a mortgage servicer to profit ...

Master Gardeners class slated

The WVU Extension Virtual Master Gardener class will begin on Feb. 18 and will run every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. until June 10. Registration closes today. Over the course of the 17-week online training program, you will receive 51 hours of instruction in a variety of topics, including ...

D&E students awarded Honors Program Scholarships

ELKINS — A driving passion for pursuing their vocations yielded scholarships for two Davis & Elkins College students. Makayla Haddix and Madison Michels were each presented with $1,000 academic awards based on their participation in the College’s Honors Program. A private luncheon ...

Capito, Manchin announce $1.6 million for vaccination costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,648,653 from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) ...

Hunters harvest 106,861 deer during seasons

SOUTH CHARLESTON — According to preliminary data collected by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, hunters in the Mountain State harvested 106,861 white-tailed deer during the 2020-2021 fall and winter seasons. The harvest was 7.5 percent higher than the 2019 harvest of 99,437 ...