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Arbor Day event planned Friday

ELKINS —National Arbor Day falls every year on the last Friday of April. This year, the Elkins Tree Board will host an event at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kump Education Center. Members of the Elkins Tree Board, Emma Scott Garden Club, West Virginia University Master Gardener Volunteers, ...

Civil War program set today

VALLEY HEAD — The Mingo District Historical Society and the Randolph County Historical Society are sponsoring a program at the Valley Head Public Library. The program, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. today, will feature Don Teter portraying Confederate topographer Jedidiah Hotchkiss. ...

Sheriff’s office issues scam alert

ELKINS — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has been made award of individual(s) contacting residents of Randolph County soliciting funds for a sheriff’s office calendar. The sheriff’s office is not participating in a calendar, and hasn’t for the past couple of years, according to ...

Scholarship Fund 5K coming Saturday

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Student Nurses Association will host its annual Michael Webb Scholarship Fund 5K this weekend on the Allegheny Highlands Trail in Elkins. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Highland Park trailhead and the run starts at 10 a.m. The ...

Arts Center to host poetry event Friday

ELKINS — The Arts Center will conclude its celebration of National Poetry Month this Friday at 7:00 PM with an evening of poetry and music featuring radio personality Colleen Anderson. Anderson is a writer, songwriter and graphic designer in Charleston. Her writing has appeared in ...

D&E College forms woman’s club

ELKINS — When the female co-eds of Davis & Elkins College were searching for a sisterhood that would provide them with powerful connections to service and philanthropy, they found their answer in the local community. The Woman’s Club of Elkins has been part of the General ...

New Little Free Library starts in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number 60,000 around the world in 80 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library at Kelley Tierney State Farm located at 115 E. Main St. will join the ...

Construction begins on new center

ELKINS — Construction began Tuesday on the new Randolph County 911/OEM facility, officials said. The building was previously constructed for a communications center for NOAA. The structure is to be remodeled and converted to the new Office of Emergency Management offices and 911 Center for ...

Snowshoe donates $35,000 toward restoration project

SNOWSHOE — Snowshoe Mountain has made a $35,000 donation to help rehabilitate land around Sharp’s Knob. The site was a strip mine many decades ago with little or no reclamation to the land at the time. The area was mined for coal prior to becoming part of the Monongahela National ...

Horseshoe Youth Conservation Corp seeking applicants

ELKINS — The Monongahela National Forest, MobilizeGreen and Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association will host a residential Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer at Horseshoe Leadership Center in Tucker County. Two three-week residential sessions will be held at ...

Road Closures

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Randolph County Route 39/1, Shavers Run Road, April 26-May 1 for paving, weather permitting. The work zone will end at county Route 39/2, Mud Run intersection. Road closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Emergency vehicles ...

Nursing assistants take part in ceremony

THOMAS — Nearly 75 family, friends and well-wishers gathered at Cortland Acres recently to witness the inaugural class of Certified Nursing Assistant students receiving their “Lady of the Lamp” pin, marking successful completion of the 10-week program. The pinning signifies more ...

Opry performance set in Elkins

ELKINS — The Country Store Opry will open the Spring season with a classic country music show at the Elkins High School auditorium on Friday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The CSO is the third-longest-running country music show in West Virginia. The Wheeling Jamboree is first and the Sage ...

DOH announces local traffic delays

BEVERLY — The Division of Highways has announced traffic delays on Randolph County Route 21, Georgetown Road from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. Delays for paving will occur at milepost 0.5 and milepost 2.5 from intersection of county Route 37/8 Rich Mountain Road, when traveling from ...

Senior center plans local van service

DAVIS — Mt. Top Center has announced a van is available so that residents of Davis and Thomas can join folks at the center for lunch, fun and fellowship. Any day that a Tucker County senior resident would like a ride to the Mt. Top Center, he or she is encouraged to call the Parsons office ...

D&E plans Earth Day events

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will celebrate Earth Day with several events presented by the student organization GreenWorks! and the outdoor recreation management program. Activities scheduled Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of Eshleman Science Center are free ...

Church celebrates Hamby’s ordination

ELKINS — First Baptist Church of Elkins celebrated the ordination of the Rev. L. Scott Hamby to the gospel ministry on March 25. Over the last year, the church Deacon Board and the Union Association Ordination Council of the West Virginia Baptist Convention unanimously recommended Hamby ...

New taskforce tackles food insecurity

PHILIPPI — Hunger affects all 55 counties and more than 275,000 residents in West Virginia, including seniors. Four organizations — Alderson Broaddus University, Sodexo, The Campus Kitchens Project and AARP Foundation — formed a taskforce to address food insecurity within West ...

Hodgesville School scholarship available

HODGESVILLE — All alumnus of Hodgesville Elementary School are encouraged to participate in a scholarship competition to win $500 to assist with expenses related to further education. To participate in the competition, applicants must meet the following criteria: • Attended ...

Local musician to take part in event

PHILIPPI — The familiar keyboard music of popular local musician Rick Kennedy will provide a background to this year’s annual banquet of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, which will be honoring McDonald’s executive John Ebert. The public is invited to meet Ebert at 6 p.m. May 3 ...