Community Pride: How I Bring Tourists to Town

Growing up in Elkins, I can still remember the desolate Railyard with the boarded up and dilapidated train depot. It always seemed sad to me that such a great part of our town’s history was sitting there in...

Fairness Elkins Seeks Community Feedback

For the entirety of 2015, Fairness Elkins has been working to pass legislation through the Elkins City Council that would make it illegal to fire someone or deny them housing based upon their sexual...

Beauty Beyond the Leaves

Busting through fallen leaves early a few brisk mornings ago had me thinking. Born and raised in West Virginia I’ve heard the jokes, stereotypes, and assumptions that seem to cling to the native roots here....

Junk Drums and Levy Funds

Seven years ago I started teaching choir and general music at Elkins Middle School. My yearly budget for all materials for the 600+ students I taught was $150. Considering choir music costs $3-$5 per sheet it...

Generation Randolph First Friday!

Are you a student looking for professional opportunities? Or new to the area and trying to find ways to get involved with the community?  Maybe you’ve lived here all your life but are looking to connect...

On the Road: Elkinite in Wheeling

For those of you who have been following along since the birth of Elkinite.com you know about our big sister--Weelunk.com, a site dedicated to "... making Wheeling a great place to live and work." Because of...

Elkins Rail Trail Connector Public Workshop

In working toward Elkins’ long-term goals to increase bicycle and foot traffic and connect the Allegheny Highlands Trail to downtown Elkins, the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of...

Elkinite’s First Month In Review

It's hard to believe that the fall is almost upon us. It's also hard to believe that Elkinite is part way through its second month in existence. It's at this change of seasons that we look back at our first...

Leading The Change: Generation Randolph

The opportunities in Randolph County are not often the focus of discussion among us.  Frequently we serve as our own worst enemies when it comes to valuing what the area has to offer, especially when...

This is Elkinite

Elkinite is more than a website. It is a platform that uses story to build a stronger and more positive Elkins and Randolph County. We want to use the Internet to think locally. In thinking locally, we are...