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Road Closure

Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Randolph County Route 21/6, Schmidlen Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for paving, weather permitting. The one-half mile closure will occur at milepost 0.00, the intersection of county Route 21, Georgetown Road, and extend to ...

Stockert Youth & Community Center offering new after-school program

BUCKHANNON — This fall, Stockert Youth & Community Center’s afterschool club members will have the opportunity to participate in a new nature, garden and outdoors club. The club will meet every week, with garden, forestry, water, soils, and wildlife-themed activities. Kids will be asked ...

Assistant U.S. Attorney honored at ATF Awards

ELKINS — Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner is the recipient of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director’s Honor Award, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Warner, who has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of West ...

Cortland Acres earns coveted CMS Five-Star Rating

THOMAS — Cortland Acres was recently awarded a five-star overall quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, incorporating data reported through June 30. A division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the coveted five-star CMS award is given to ...

Smith retires from Grant County Bank

TUCKER COUNTY — Wayne Smith has announced his retirement from Grant County Bank. Born and raised in Tucker County, Smith spent his early years growing up on a dairy farm, rising early to milk cows before going to school. He loved being outdoors, going fishing and swimming in the ...

Fall Quilt Retreat scheduled

ST. GEORGE — Fall is coming and it is time to make plans to attend Camp Horseshoe’s Fall Quilt Retreat Sept. 11-15 near St. George in Tucker County. \It will be the perfect place to spend quality time with your sewing machine and quilting friends both new and old. Come enjoy ...

Dominion Energy Wounded Warriors Outreach event set

CLARKSBURG — Dominion Energy is hosting the 7th annual Potomac Highlights Wounded Warriors Outreach (PHWWO) Fly-Fishing Event, Thursday through Sunday, at Elk Springs Resort in Pocahontas County. This program is in coordination with the PHWWO and funded through a $10,000 grant from the ...

Beekeeper conference set

The West Virginia Beekeepers Association will host its annual fall conference, Meant to Bee, Aug. 24-25 at the High Tech Center in the Robert H Mollohan Building in Fairmont. Guest speakers are Dr. Samuel Ramsey and Dr. Parry Kietzman. Fort more information about prices, hotel pricing and ...

Elkins Purple Majesties host meeting

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its monthly meeting Aug. 13 at the Alpine Lodge and Restaurant. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses were Susan Channel, Evelyn Warner and Candace Crawford. August birthdays were ...

Randolph FRN selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist finalist

ELKINS — Randolph County Family Resource Network needs residents’ help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help improve the community. Starting today, U.S. residents who are 18 and older that have a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at ...

Wine and Brew Fest set in Beverly

BEVERLY — Summer may be winding down, but the fun isn’t over yet. From 3-8 p.m. Saturday, the Beverly Heritage Center will be hosting the Brew and Wine Fest. The event will feature local win and craft beer tastings, great food and bands will highlight the summer sendoff. “It’s a ...

Sharp Family works at helping youth

POCAHONTAS COUNTY — The drug epidemic has caused a huge crisis throughout West Virginia. Pocahontas County has seen a large spike in the number of children placed in foster care due in part to this epidemic. Foster care families may have short notice to prepare for these children. Think ...

EHS FFA assists in special program

ELKINS — Among the official sessions, workshops and Career Development Events, the Elkins High School FFA took part in a very special program at the State FFA Convention this summer. More than 3,000 back packs were filled for kids in need. Often children who get meals through schools are ...

Augusta Heritage Center to host Mountain Stage

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will again host Mountain Stage live for the Augusta Festival concert as a grand finale to the summer session. A blend of country, bluegrass, old-time and honky tonk will share the stage in Myles Center for the Arts ...

Master Gardener Program accepting applications for 2018

ELKINS — West Virginia University Extension in Tucker and Randolph counties will now be accepting applications for the 2018 West Virginia Master Gardener Program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners with the information and ...