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Flood restoration work continues on Monongahela National Forest

ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest continues to repair roads and bridges damaged in the June 2016 flood. Visitor access to some areas and roads in the southern part of the forest will be restricted or detoured during this repair work. Areas closed now include: • Trail access to Blue ...

Foundation supports Mountain Music Trail

Through the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, the Dominion Foundation has provided the regional travel initiative, the Mountain Music Trail, one thousand dollars to support this heritage tourism initiative. “The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area’s core counties make up the Mountain Music ...

Wesleyan completes classroom renovations

ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College has completed another round of classroom renovations through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Students and faculty will notice major upgrades in ten classrooms: Administration Building Room 22, Christopher Hall of Science Rooms ...

College introducing ‘Bobcat Connect’ app

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has always taken great pride in providing numerous opportunities for students. This fall, Wesleyan is introducing a new app and online database for students, faculty, and staff. “Bobcat Connect” will provide the campus community an extra tool ...

Survey released to address future of agriculture in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input. The West Virginia ...

Augusta hosting W.Va. Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to Elkins City Park Saturday for the West Virginia Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest. The event is hosted in conjunction with the annual Augusta Festival scheduled ...

Scott coordinating student success at Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS — Angie Scott has been appointed coordinator for student success at Davis & Elkins College. In this position, she leads the college’s retention efforts by providing and coordinating academic and advising services that encourage all students to become engaged in campus ...

Wood signs multi-year contract with D&E

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, Board of Trustees Chair Bill Nuttall announced this week. Nuttall explained that the decision is a key element in maintaining the stability that is vital in small liberal arts ...

Sunset Chase 5K scheduled

ELKINS — The fifth annual Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run will be held in the streets of Elkins at 7 p.m. Sept. 15. This family friendly event starts and ends at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Registration begins at 6 p.m.; the run will start at 7 p.m. at 142 Robert E. Lee Ave Ext. ...

Survey released to address future of agriculture in W.Va.

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s abundant land holds promise for agricultural prosperity for the state and its people. To ensure this valuable industry thrives for years to come, agribusiness owners, retailers and other stakeholders are being asked to give their input. The West Virginia ...

Chamber taps Members of the Month

PHILIPPI —  The Marion County Chamber of Commerce and the Philippi Convention & Visitors Center, both reciprocal members, are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month for August. Tina M. Shaw is the president of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Annette ...

WVWC student travels to Peru

BUCKHANNON— West Virginia Wesleyan College senior Michael Jean-Baptiste’s spring plans included a summer international travel experience in Ecuador to study health care systems in that country. When the paperwork arrangements in Ecuador created a travel blockade, the West Palm Beach, ...

Watercolor exhibit to be in Moorefield

MOOREFIELD — Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield will host an exhibition by Signature Members of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, Aug. 13 through Oct. 26. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 17, and the public is invited to ...

Marshall to direct dining services at D&E

ELKINS — Elkins business owner and longtime hospitality professional Scotty Marshall has been appointed director of Dining Services at Davis & Elkins College. Marshall will assume his new role immediately while still maintaining ownership of his local eatery, Vintage Restaurant & ...

Philippi Public Library will host adult computer literacy classes

PHILIPPI — For August, the Philippi Public Library will host Adult Computer Literacy Classes. The classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. today and Aug. 14. The goal of these classes is to help adults with limited to no experience with computers learn the basics. Courses will ...

Forest Service and partners implement Wild Spotter Program

ELKINS — In partnership with the University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, USDA Forest Service, and other organizations across the United States, Wildlife Forever has launched a nationwide citizen science volunteer program called Wild Spotter. Monongahela ...

Poker Run for Kids planned

MONTROSE — Throughout the year, the Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center encourages all individuals and organizations to take an active role in making our local community a better place for children and families. By ensuring that children are able to find help and heal from abuse, ...

Seminar scheduled in Elkins

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Purchasing Division will be conducting a free seminar for vendors interested in doing business with the state of West Virginia on Aug. 16 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Elkins, West Virginia. The seminar, which is located at the DHHR building at 1027 N. ...