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Augusta Heritage Center to receive grant

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support their world-renowned traditional arts programming. This project is designed to highlight Appalachia’s cultural exports to the world, including ...

Manchin seeks to protect military retirees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday introduced the bipartisan TRICARE Retiree Protection Act to ensure that America’s military retirees will not lose their healthcare as a result of new policy changes that took effect on January 1st, 2021. Senator Steve Daines ...

Capito approves $3B in funds to combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Montana), the leaders of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, on Wednesday approved $3 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Funds (DRF) to combat COVID-19. The ...

$133M in loans approved in Mountain State

CLARKSBURG — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) West Virginia District Office is announcing the launch of its 2021 free Emerging Leaders executive-training program for area small businesses. “Small business owners have faced many challenges this past year, the 2021 Emerging ...

SJMH offering free vein screening

WESTON — On Monday, Feb. 15, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH), in Weston, will offer a free vein screening. The screening provides information about the vein health of the patient and whether further service is needed to alleviate any problems. Ferdinand C. Martinez, MD ...

Morrisey leads six-state letter to President Biden

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a six-state coalition writing that state attorneys general will be vigilant in watching for and opposing federal overreach, especially when such action puts jobs and civil liberties at risk. The letter, sent Wednesday, ...

WIC, WVWC team up for virtual learning

ELKINS — Virtual learning with the click of a button — as senior college students struggle to complete their educations virtually, find preceptorships, and get exposed to real-world scenarios and experiences, WIC found a way to help. The Randolph-Elkins WIC Program has had a ...

W.Va. Navigator program set to help residents

CHARLESTON — People have a new opportunity to enroll in health insurance for 2021 on HealthCare.gov, but only for a limited time. This new COVID-19 open enrollment period starts on Feb. 15 and ends on May 15. With job losses continuing to mount amid the COVID-19 resurgence, and millions of ...

Mon Health System providing new therapies for COVID-19 patients

MORGANTOWN — Mon Health System is dedicated to making a difference in the health of the communities they serve. This has been exemplified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The System offers on-site COVID-19 testing at each of their hospitals and is now taking the next step in the pandemic ...

Rotary Club welcomes new members

BUCKHANNON — The Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur recently welcomed two new members — Lisa Cain and Dr. Sara Stankus. Cain has served as a financial advisor for over 19 years and has been with Edward Jones since 2012. She has been recognized as one of the firm’s top female ...

Wagoner edits third International Book

ELKINS — A third book edited by Davis & Elkins College Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy Dr. Bryan Wagoner is set to be released in 2022 as the 15th volume of the “International Yearbook for Tillich Research.” Wagoner, who returned from sabbatical in the fall ...

PSC allows use of funds to assist APCo/WPCo customers

CHARLESTON — The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has authorized Appalachian Power Company and Wheeling Power Company to use approximately $13 million of the remaining Fresh Start Funds to provide assistance with paying electric bills for residential customers suffering from severe ...

DOE head pledges to invest in states that lost energy jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Governor Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). During the hearing, Granholm committed to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., ...

Bear Rocks, Allegheny Front Preserve recognized

ELKINS — The National Natural Landmark Program (NNL) has named the Bear Rocks and Allegheny Front Preserve as a National Natural Landmark during the Program’s public meeting, held on Sept. 17, 2020. The Preserves, which total 1,204 acres, are owned by The Nature Conservancy in West ...

ERCC received donation for Christmas

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center residents had a merrier Christmas thanks to a donation by an Upshur County Christian men’s group. For the past five years, the organization made up of men from various churches throughout Upshur County raised funds to help needy ...

Williams named to Davis & Elkins College English faculty

ELKINS — Sebastian Williams has been appointed to the English faculty at Davis & Elkins College. As instructor of English, he is teaching courses in College Writing and Writing for the Community. Williams comes to D&E from Purdue University, where he instructed various courses in ...

Interagency cooperation helps WVDOH go cleaner and greener

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Highways now has six new “clean” diesel dump trucks, thanks to a cooperative effort between the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT). The collaboration ...

Augusta offering free online music classes for high school students

ELKINS — The musical expertise of a New York-based jazz band the Huntertones is close-at-hand for high school students participating in a unique program through the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. With funding from individual contributions made by friends of Augusta, ...

Morrisey offers security tips with technology gifts

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers to watch for identity theft, particularly after children receive digital devices for the holidays Many children may have received new electronics as holiday gifts. These gadgets provide broad access to the ...