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State Parks, patrons and prizes

March 1, 2014 March does not have to roar very much as it makes its calendar appearance. This winter has been a long, loud series of cold spells, blowing snow and icy roads that will not be forgotten. more »»

Using a passion for dance to teach

February 22, 2014 ELKINS — For Davis & Elkins College adjunct professor of dance Laurie Goux, dancing is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Goux, who was born in Harvey, Il. more »»

Local quilters create gifts of love

February 15, 2014 ELKINS — Each year, members of the Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild of Elkins gather before Valentine’s Day to share their love — by creating homemade quilts they call “luvies” to donate to others in ne. more »»

‘As the wheel turns’

February 8, 2014 ELKINS — An Elkins resident throws herself into her hobby — literally. Carrie Shupp has been throwing pots, plates, vases, cups and a plethora of other pottery for more than 10 years. more »»


February 1, 2014 DAVIS — A program at Timberline Resort allows people of all ages and physical capabilities to enjoy racing on the ski slopes. more »»

Flying high for 70 years

January 18, 2014 ELKINS — Four longtime Elkins residents share a passion for constructing and flying model aircrafts that dates back 70 year. more »»

Under a spreading chestnut tree...

January 11, 2014 “Under a spreading chestnut tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. more »»

21-tree salute

December 28, 2013 BARBOUR COUNTY — During the Christmas season folks scramble to buy gifts, send cards, attend parties, bake goodies and decorate their homes. more »»


December 20, 2013 Every family has Christmas traditions they share, and it is always fun to learn how families many miles from here celebrate holidays. more »»

A passion for woodturning

December 14, 2013 ELKINS — A local woodturner said he crafts his wonderful creations because it is his passion — not his job. more »»

Christmas is different ‘across the pond’

December 6, 2013 ELKINS — Christmas is not just an American tradition — there are often fun ways people around the globe gather in celebration of the holiday. Most December calendars list Dec. more »»

Weaving the colors of nature

November 30, 2013 BELINGTON — Growing up with a mother and grandmother always working on projects such as sewing, knitting and crocheting inspired artist Wendy Clark’s love of textiles. more »»


November 23, 2013 ELKINS — Flowing through the air, like dancing musical notes on the wind, a soft jingling of a bell can be heard far and wide. more »»


November 16, 2013 ELKINS - A new artist’s work is being offered at Artists At Work in Elkins. While the items he is creating are not a new concept, his work is not only creative, but very innovative. more »»

‘Grandma’s Boys’

November 9, 2013 ELKINS — Elkins resident Cecie Siler Higgins said when her grandparents, Henry and Mae Metheny, started their family, they were not rich in dollars and cents. more »»


November 2, 2013 ELKINS — For more than a century, the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA has served as a cornerstone in central West Virginia. more »»


September 28, 2013 The sun burned through the thick fog on a recent Saturday morning as the Cheat Mountain Salamander Train rolled down the tracks, through the deciduous forest and into the red spruce as it headed to... more »»


August 31, 2013 Even though the official West Virginia Sesquicentennial celebration has passed, one exhibit, still on display at the Culture Center in Charleston, will remain as a tribute to the milestone and West... more »»

First-day jitters

August 24, 2013 Four-year-old Olivia Gardner, the daughter of Cory and Tisha Gardner, began her lifelong journey of learning in kindergarten class Wednesday at Third Ward Elementary School in Elkins. more »»

Live United

August 17, 2013 Thousands of dollars of donated merchandise will be available for bid at the LIVE UNITED Kick-off Auction, which begins 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins. more »»



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