Top Forest Festival Eats: City Park Edition

After spending three years ranking the foods of the carnival I decided it was time to broaden my horizons and visit the food stands of the city park. The park’s food alley was full of friendly people and...

Kump Education Center Summer Splash Fest

Kump Education Center presents Summer Splash Fest with three Magic of Science shows Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:30 to 4:00.  Between shows Giant Bubble, Minds in Motion, Slip & Slide, and Wetland...

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...