Creating Christmas at the Community Center

This past weekend the Phil Gainer Community Center welcomed thirty vendors from all over West Virginia that sell a variety of arts, crafts, specialty food and much more. After the Christmas Bazaar took place,...

Result of Fifth Ward Recount Announced

Meeting as the Elkins Municipal Election Canvassing Board on Monday night, Elkins Common Council recounted Fifth Ward ballots cast on or before the city election held March 7. Entering the recount, Dave...

Why are some ballots “provisional”?

By: Sutton Stokes As we reported here, vote totals in the 2017 Elkins Municipal Election changed slightly on Monday as a result of the Elkins council’s canvass of the election.This was because one of the...

Meet the Elkins City Council Candidates

Here at Elkinite we fundamentally believe that civic engagement is a hallmark of strong community. To that end we feel strongly that access to information about local elections is key to encouraging everyone...

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

So many times in this world people are looking out for #1. They are concerned with how well they are doing, often at the expense of others. The idea that for you or your business to be doing well means that...

Downtown Mural Continues to Shine

Drive down Third Street in Elkins and you’ll see it, big and bright and full of optimism, sitting on the side of the old Talbott Glass Building. The sunny mural has greeted downtown Elkins visitors for...

West Virginia, My Home

When I first moved to West Virginia, I didn’t understand the strange sense of pride the people here seemed to hold for their state. I came from the West, where everything is spread further apart, and people...

Five Questions: The Holistic Housewife

Editor's Note: This brand new series seeks to focus on new businesses and organizations in the community by providing a platform for them to share with audiences why they do what they do and what makes...