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Interesting stories coming from the $2 bill campaign

September 25, 2010 By Wayne Sheets, Contributing Business Writer The last count I made showed a total of 42 Elkins and Randolph County merchants participating in the “It’s $2 Good” advertising and “shop locally”... more »»

Boy Scouts seeking ways to rebuild its ranks

September 17, 2010 Recently I had the opportunity to witness Boy Scout Troop 66’s Court of Honor during which those conducting the ceremony presented merit badges earned during the summer to several of... more »»

September is National Preparedness Month

September 11, 2010 In the past year alone, West Virginia has experienced four federally declared disasters prompting nearly 4,200 households to seek disaster assistance. more »»

Randolph Relay for Life announces fundraising totals

September 4, 2010 Last week I noted in this column that Randolph County Relay for Life raised a total of $110,722.73 during its 2010 fundraising efforts. more »»

Randolph Countians are generous people

August 28, 2010 Randolph Countians are, for the most part, no different from anyone else who lives in the western foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. more »»

Chilren’s safety while waiting for school bus is major concern

August 21, 2010 Now that school is back in session, let me share what to me is a very serious concern. more »»

‘Twos Day Twos’ another chance to be MAD about Elkins

July 31, 2010 (Editor’s note: General Manager Don Smith is substituting for business columnist Wayne Sheets this wee. more »»

New gift shop opens on Randolph Avenue

July 31, 2010 Camden Creek Primitives-N-More quietly opened for business on July 13. more »»

Pleasing everyone is impossible but trying is worth the effort

July 23, 2010 Anyone who does anything in hopes of improving their community or tries to help keep its citizens informed cannot help but “put some folks out” as the old timers used to sa... more »»

July 4th weekend a great success

July 17, 2010 Last week I touched on the unpleasant things that happened during the July 4th weekend celebrations. Today there are mostly good things to talk about. more »»

What pleasure, satisfaction does vandalism bring?

July 10, 2010 It is more enjoyable to write about pleasant things and to bring good news to one’s readers. There are times, however, when it becomes necessary to address unpleasant things as wel. more »»

And now here’s the rest of the Cub Scout Day story

July 3, 2010 Week before last I had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time at the Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp Mahonegon. more »»

Griesel’s departure from group a blow to economic planning

June 26, 2010 It’s been nearly four weeks now since Ed Griesel, president of the Downtown Merchants’ Association, gave notice that he would no longer chair the organization’s meetings... more »»

Publisher Don Smith’s comments said to be inspirational

June 19, 2010 I want to thank Don Smith, our publisher, for filling in for me last week. I hope his comments will inspire everyone to get “MAD about Elkin. more »»

Guest columnist is ‘MAD about Elkins’

June 12, 2010 (Editor’s note: General Manager Don Smith is substituting for business columnist Wayne Sheets this week.) “The little things make a differenc. more »»

Wesleyan College intern inventorying downtown businesses, residential spaces

June 5, 2010 If you see a young man meandering along the streets of Elkins gazing up at the upper stores of buildings and perhaps taking photographs of what he’s looking at, don’t be alarmed. more »»

Statistics indicate economic recovery may be under way

May 29, 2010 Week before last I brought you some information published by West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics regarding the depths of the recession we’ve been in since the... more »»

Gino’s joins Randolph Relay for Life fundraising

May 22, 2010 While it may seem that the Randolph County Relay for Life fundraising activities are alive only in the spring, nothing could be farther from fact. It is alive all year round. more »»

College of Economics releases latest statistics

May 15, 2010 We are all painfully aware of the stagnation that our economy has been in since late 2007 and, according to the forecasts of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, while the... more »»



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