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Cortland Challengers Run For IT Team fundraiser is Saturday

THOMAS — The Cortland Challengers Run For IT team will provide free parking and concession items in the Cortland Acres parking lot during the Mountaineer Days fireworks display this Saturday. In addition to free parking, hot dogs, pepperoni rolls, popcorn, soft drinks, water and ...

Corsi Group recognizes employees

ELKINS – The Corsi Group, with a production facility in Elkins, recognizes employees with 10-plus years of service. “The seniority of our Elkins family is remarkable,” says Pat Corsi, chairman and CEO of The Corsi Group. “A great testimony to what people can do if given respect and ...

Interpretive signs installed along walkway at the railyard

ELKINS — Three signs—”The Railroad Builds Elkins,” “Working the Railyard” and “The Darden Mill”—tell the story of how the railroad shaped the community. Funded by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council, the signs are part of Elkins Main Street’s Bicycle ...

Perry named West Virginia Scholar winner

BUCKHANNON — Ripley High School junior Easton Perry is the winner of the 11th annual West Virginia Scholar competition. Perry will receive a four-year full scholarship to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College beginning with the 2019 fall semester. The announcement was made at the annual ...

SURE grant research opportunity providing LaBella valuable insights

BUCKHANNON — While many college students are spending their summer working or attending summer school, Jessica LaBella is one of several West Virginia Wesleyan College students benefiting from a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. The program is funded by the West Virginia Higher ...

55th National Youth Science Camp set

CHARLESTON — For the 55th year, two high-achieving recent high school graduates from each state and other young people from around the world will attend National Youth Science Camp, hosted each summer at Camp Pocahontas in Thornwood. In Pocahontas County, in the heart of the ...

Arts Center set to host special event

ELKINS — The Randolph County Community Arts Center will host an Arts, Antiques & Collectibles show and sale Friday and Saturday. Featuring more than a dozen vendors from the region, the event will include numerous antiques, handcrafted arts, glass, collectible stamps and coins, vintage ...

Fourth-grader’s design helps fight opioid abuse

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hopes a fourth grader’s colorful design will succeed in convincing everyone across West Virginia to think twice before abusing prescription painkillers. The student, Blake Pacitto of Mercer County, recently won the Attorney General’s Kids ...

Legion dining hall named in honor of past commander

ELKINS — American Legion Post 29 renamed its dining hall after Past Commander Dennis Calain Sr. June 16 in a private ceremony with members of Calain’s family, officers of American Legion Post 29 and officers of the Ladies Auxiliary. Dennis Calain had served 40 years between the United ...

Ware to be TVHS Alumni Banquet speaker

MILL CREEK — Lt. Col. Mike Ware, USAF retired, a 1969 graduate of Tygart Valley High School, will be the guest speaker for the Tygarts Valley High School Homecoming 2018 alumni banquet at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Elks Country Club in Elkins. Ware is a native of Huttonsville and obtained ...

Elkins High School announces honor roll

ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Benjamin I. Arbaugh, Dacey A. Arbogast, Kayla J. Auvil, Kirstin R. ...

Humphrey named Elkins Main Street director

ELKINS — Elkins Main Street is excited to announce the official hiring of a new executive director and “Cultivator of Cool,” Madalyn Humphrey. A long-time resident of Elkins and a graduate of Davis & Elkins College, Humphrey mixes the love for her hometown with her passion for ...

ERCC receives special recognition

ELKINS — Images capturing special resident moments at Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center were awarded Honorable Mention from the West Virginia Health Care Association in a recent photo contest. The facility submitted two photographs to the WVHCA contest to show their efforts to get ...

Free events set in Beverly

BEVERLY — The Lemuel Chenoweth Heritage and Arts Association is hosting house tours and a free lecture series called “Fiddle Songs, Civil War Tunes and Early Recordings” on Lemuel Chenoweth Day, Saturday, at the Lemuel Chenoweth House in Beverly. Lemuel Chenoweth Day celebrates the life ...

Amateur radio ‘Field Day’ slated

PARSONS — Members of the Mountain State Transmitters Amateur Radio Club and Tucker County ARES will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise Saturday and Sunday at Camp Kidd, just outside of Parsons. Residents interested in learning more about amateur radio are ...

Randolph County students receive scholarships

Four students from Randolph County recently received scholarships from the Tucker Community Foundation. Natalie Josimovich, Talan Schoonover, Olivia Ferguson and Shaina Morgan were among the area students both currently in college and recent high school graduates to recently receive a ...