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Almost Heaven BBQ Bash canceled

As a result of the current Covid-19 situation, the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2020 event and reschedule for June 18-19, 2021. “Our decision was based on several factors including; a) continuing updates and directives from the CDC, the ...

Pierpont postpones spring 2020 graduation

FAIRMONT — As the nation continues to battle the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic by adhering to social distancing rules, Pierpont Community & Technical College is complying with the recommendations of limiting meetings and gatherings to no more than 10 persons and by offering the ...

ERCC creates a ‘window’ for loved ones to connect

ELKINS — With visitation suspended as a precautionary measure at the facility, Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center (ERCC) has created a “window” for loved ones to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing the importance of visitation, ERCC Administrator Tara Shaver and ...

Two Wesleyan alumni named Teachers of the Year

BUCKHANNON — Two West Virginia Wesleyan College alumni have recently been named Teachers of the Year. James “Jimmy” Ball ’91, a 26-year Charles County, Maryland educator, was selected North Point High School and Charles County School of the Year. He is one of 24 finalists eligible ...

Barbour County assessor releases information

In response to the COVID-10 virus, the Barbour County Assessor’s office will be putting the following precautions in place as of March 23. Only essential personnel will be permitted in the assessor’s office, except by appointment. Most business can be handled by phone. in the rare event ...

Treasurer’s Office encourages use of online services

CHARLESTON — With the most recent federal and state guidance to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office is encouraging people to use online resources or call for help with services over the next few weeks. At this time, all locations of ...

Local funeral home changing procedures

BUCKHANNON — Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home and Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel issued the following press release Monday: “In response to the COVID-19 virus, the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home and Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel families have worked together closely over the ...

Hospital changing visitation rules

WESTON — Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital released the following announcement Monday: “Out of an abundance of caution for our community and Mon Health colleagues to mitigate spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will no longer be allowing visitors into Mon Health hospitals, offices, ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways would has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 37, Valley Bend Truss, today with Wednesday as a make-up day depending on weather conditions. This closure for bridge repairs will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at milepost ...

Cancellations & Postponements

IWLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA’s March membership meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING: Literacy Volunteers of Randolph County’s tutor training scheduled for today through Thursday at the Wood Training - Development Office in Elkins ...

Lions Club members learn more about CLIMB program

ELKINS — Beth Cooper and Bob Sponaugle were guest speakers at a recent Lions Club meeting. They reported on the CLIMB (Connecting Loving Inspiring Mentoring Building Hope) program for Randolph County youth. The CLIMB program provides mentors to meet with students during school and ...

Community Care launches telehealth care service

BUCKHANNON — Local health care provider Community Care of West Virginia has launched telehealth care services in an effort to expand availability of quality health care and to limit exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Community Care of WV has invested in telehealth technology to ...

Cortland Acres gets creative to keep residents and families close

THOMAS — In an effort to allow residents face-to-face time with their families while adhering to the no visitation guidelines involving resident safety and social distancing, Cortland has instituted the “Patio Chat.” Taking advantage of accessible outside patio areas, families can ...

Cancellations & Postponements

IWLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA’s March membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING: Literacy Volunteers of Randolph County’s tutor training scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at the Wood Training — Development Office in ...

Cancellations & Postponements

ELKINS LODGE NO. 108: Elkins Lodge No. 108 AF & AM has suspended all meetings, and this will be in effect until April 30. For more information, call Justin Thompson at 304-704-6367. CAKEWALK AND AUCTION: The fundraiser for Shane Maxwell scheduled for today at George Ward Elementary School ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the county clerk’s office: On March 2, Richard E Holland to Jeffrey C. Kiess and Sharon I. Kiess, parcel of land situated in the City of Elkins, $130,000. On March 2, Holland Enterprises Limited Liability Company to Jeffrey C. Kiess and Sharon I. ...

Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — In response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mayor Van Broughton declared a citywide state of emergency last Tuesday, following similar declarations by the president and the governor of West Virginia. The Randolph County Commission declared a countywide state of ...

D&E students instruct digital citizenship at EMS

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College pre-service teachers gained classroom experience and helped Elkins Middle School students learn more about digital citizenship in connection with social media. Over a two-day period in February, 22 D&E students instructed courses for all sixth-, ...