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Elkins sewer project forges ahead

ELKINS — Phase II of Elkins’ sewer separation project continues to forge ahead and area residents should see some road improvements within the next couple of weeks, officials said. “The project is going pretty well,” said City of Elkins Operation Manager Bob Pingley. “They’ve ...

Capito laments end of infrastructure talks

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said Thursday that changing goalposts and multiple other talks between the White House and other senators helped bring an end to her infrastructure negotiations with President Joe Biden, while Democrats applauded the President for remaining ...

D&E College to host virtual Girls State

ELKINS — Rhododendron Girls State will present its first-ever virtual session at Davis & Elkins College next week. From Monday through Thursday, the first-ever virtual session will follow traditional programming, while an in-person ceremony will be hosted Friday for inauguration and ...

COVID-19 metrics continue dropping in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — Less than 10 days out from West Virginia’s 158th birthday, the number of COVID-19 active cases and hospitalizations continue to collapse thanks to effective vaccines. Gov. Jim Justice credits the vaccines for not only bringing down the state’s COVID-19 infections but also ...

Knights & Scholars

ELKINS — The Elkins Pilgrim Commandery No. 21 Knights Templar organization recently handed down scholarships to eight area high school students. The “Pilgrim Commandery No. 21 Knights Templar Scholarship Award’’ is available to one senior student from each of the high schools in ...

COMMENCEMENT

HAMBLETON — Seventy seniors graduated Tucker County High School during the 2021 commencement ceremonies at the school. Instead of toting a backpack full of books, the students carried just their diplomas as they bid farewell to their school, teachers and classmates. The ceremony was ...