113 Church Street | P.O. Box 459
Philippi, WV 26416
Phone: (304) 457-2222
Fax: (304) 457-2235
Music By Dr. Chuck Will Perform Live At Barbour Chamber Banquet

  Popular local entertainer, “Music by Dr. Chuck” will return to the Annual Banquet Meeting of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce at Alderson Broaddus University on Friday, May 12, where the featured speaker will be West Virginia’s Secretary of Commerce W. Wood “Woodie” Thrasher.  
  A Punch Bowl Reception starting at 6:00 p.m. will give attendees an opportunity to meet Mr. Thrasher. Live music starts at 6:00 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. Registration information is available at the Chamber Office at (304) 457-1958.
  A retired Professor of Music from Alderson-Broaddus College, Dr. Charles Ervin is a graduate of Uhrichsville, Ohio public schools, Mount Union College, and West Virginia University where he earned a Ph. D. on a National Merit Scholarship. He is a graduate of the U. S. Navy School of Music and was once the principal woodwind of the U. S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet where he was assigned to the Com Six Fleet Band stationed in the Mediterranean.
Dr. Ervin’s saxophone and vocals are backed by a Yamaha Tyros Digital Keyboard and 400 watts of Roland KC 550 speakers. He plays music from the ‘40’s to the ‘90’s and specializes in Latin, country, swing, big band, smooth jazz, and rock and roll.
Annual Philippi Art Stroll Held
by MARIJA ILIC

  On Friday, April 28, Philippi Main Street presented its seventh annual Art Stroll event in downtown Philippi. Philippi Main Street Director Tammy Stemple deemed the event a success, as several hundred people came to town to check the artwork and to listen to music. It is estimated that about 100 artists showcased their work. Besides individual and professional artists, photographers, and musicians, students from all Barbour County schools and Alderson Broaddus University also displayed their best pieces.
  Several years ago, Karen Larry approached Philippi Main Street with the idea of the Art Stroll, and ever since it has turned into one of the main events of the year in town. In addition to Karen Larry, the members of the committee this year were Tammy Stemple, Connie Mundy, and Susie Cvechko. Tammy Stemple wanted to express her appreciation to all the artists, businesses, volunteers, and organizations who help to make the Art Stroll a success each year.
  Philippi Main Street organizations has several events planned for the upcoming months, including the Citywide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 13; Chili Cook-Off on June 3 (in collaboration with Blue and Gray Reunion), and several movies on the Courthouse Square during the summer months.
  For more information about any of these events, call 304-457-3700 or check out the Philippi Main Street page on Facebook.
Busy Weekend For The Barbour County Emergency Responders
by MARIJA ILIC

  On Friday, April 28, 2017, around 6 p.m., Barbour County emergency responders conducted a water rescue at Moats Falls, known locally as “Party Rock”. A female in her early 20s fell off of a rock at Moats Falls onto another rock below in the middle of the river. She had obvious shoulder and leg injuries. Emergency responders worked on both rope and boat rescue for approximately two hours. The female was flown by HealthNet to Ruby Memorial Hospital and was considered to be in critical condition. Responders at the scene were fire departments from Philippi, Belington, Junior, and Grafton, Barbour County EMS, the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, and West Virginia State Police.
  The Philippi Volunteer Fire Department, Barbour County EMS, and Philippi Police Department also responded to the scene of the single vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 119/250 North and Walnut Street, on Saturday, April 29th, around 4 p.m. According to witnesses, the occupants of the vehicle, a male and a female, ran away from the accident in the direction of North Philippi. As press time, there has been no additional information, and Philippi Police Department is still searching for the two persons who fled the scene.
  On Sunday, April 30, around 11 a.m., the Philippi Volunteer Fire Department, WV State Police, Barbour County EMS, and Barbour County Sherriff’s Department responded to the scene of another single vehicle accident on Route 92 near Haller Hill. One male occupant was transported by the ambulance to the United Hospital Center.
Annual City Wide Yard Sale is Postponed Until May 13

  Because of the weather forecast for this weekend, Philippi Main Street will be postponing its annual city wide yard until May 13. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. If anyone who has registered for spaces or wanted to be included in the flyer from their home and cannot participate on the May 13 date, contact the Main Street office and your registration fee will be returned.
  Participants that still want a courthouse space or want to be included in the flyer for a yard sale from their home for the May 13 date can still reserve spaces until this Friday, May 5. There is a fee for each 10x10 space which provides your name on the yard sale flyer which is handed out to customers. A fee will be charged for those people that are having yard sales at their homes and want to be included on the Philippi Main Street flyer.
Registration forms can be picked up at Philippi City Hall or call the Main Street office with your reservation as soon as possible.
Reservations for spaces and names for the flyer will be taken until May 5. Businesses are asked to set up sidewalk sales on that day as well.
  Anyone interested in participating or if you have any questions about the event, contact the Main Street office at 304-457-3700 ext. 226.
Applications Available For Barbour County Fair Queen

  Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Barbour County Fair Queen pageant. The deadline for applications to be submitted is June 9, 2017.
  You can download an application from the website www.barbourcountyfair.com or you can contact Lorelle Kisamore at 304-457-5383 or wvrn004@msn.com.
  All girls who are between the ages of 16 and 21 and reside in Barbour County are eligible to apply.
WV State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint

  The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County, in or near the city limits of Philippi.
  This checkpoint will be located on US Rt. 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply.
  The checkpoint will run from Friday, May 5, 2017, beginning at 7 p.m., and continue until Saturday, 1 a.m. on May 6, 2017.
  The bat mobile will be utilized at this checkpoint.
  All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
Alderson Broaddus University Extends Contracts For Dr. Tim Barry And Dennis Stark

  The Alderson Broaddus University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer Interim President Dr. James (Tim) Barry and Interim CFO Dennis Stark contract extensions through June of 2019. Both have graciously accepted those extensions.
  In December of 2015, Dr. Barry and Mr. Stark joined Alderson Broaddus with initial contracts running through December of 2016. Barry and Stark were extended to June of 2017 from the initial term.
  “I wish to [express appreciation to] Dr. Barry and Mr. Stark for their superior work to date and continued commitment to the future success of ABU,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ron Burbick (’67). “I encourage others associated with ABU to [express their gratitude to] these two individuals for the personal sacrifices they are making to serve Alderson Broaddus University.”
  The Chairman also wishes to express gratitude the Registry of College and University Presidents.
  “[We appreciate] the Registry of College and University Presidents for identifying these individuals as candidates for these interim positions. They could not have made better recommendations.”
  The extension of Dr. Barry and Mr. Stark are steps to continue moving Alderson Broaddus University forward, always forward.
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