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...

Interview + Review: The Placid Green

New Writer In Town There is a new author in town writing under the penname of Joseph Lane. The author Joseph Lane Shipp, is a native of Randolph County, who moved away to work in the Washington, D.C. area....

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...

Soon As I Could: Call Me Crazy

I feel great about living in Elkins and West Virginia—most of the time. Sometimes, though, it can feel like there is a conspiracy to get us to doubt ourselves—to make us feel like we must be crazy for...

D&E Brings Sounds of Railroading to Life

Fiddles replicating shrieking steam whistles and grinding steel wheels. Banjos supplying the rhythm of a train underway. Guitars emulating the driving force of iron horses thundering through ravines. Together...

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...

A Poem: _26 of 30_

_26 of 30_ Mountain of mud. Moraine of clay. Pythium-- Armillaria Honey: the color of cream. Honey, meaning white like cream- bones that need rest. Tevilah: It remained on him. Mud the...

Forest Festival Kicks Off Craft Beer Event

Nestled along the Bluestone River in Mercer County, West Virginia, is a tiny town called Bramwell. The population is small, but in the 1880s, it held more millionaires per capita than any other town in...

Sunset Chase 5K & Chamber Challenge

Adorned in bright colors and glowing accessories, nearly 200 runners and walkers of all ages gathered Saturday evening, August 29, for the Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run.  Now in its second year, this community...