113 Church Street | P.O. Box 459
Philippi, WV 26416
Phone: (304) 457-2222
Fax: (304) 457-2235
FieldTurf Begins Laying Turf At BCBank Park

  The new state-of-the-art athletic field has begun to be laid at BCBank Park. Crews delivered the turf on Father’s Day, and have started the process of laying the turf on site this Monday morning.  
  It will take approximately two weeks for the turf to be laid and seamed together. The eight-lane track will be started soon after turf completion. The Promise Foundation continues to meet their deadlines in insuring the facility is ready for the start of the fall football season.  
  About FieldTurf
  FieldTurf made its debut in the sport surfacing industry in 1988 with the introduction of a synthetic grass system for tennis courts and a synthetic grass surface used to minimize wear and tear around golf practice tees. The company then began developing synthetic turf surfaces for other sports installations including soccer, lacrosse, football, and baseball. FieldTurf focuses on perfecting a sports field system with a sand and rubber infill, to provide superior athlete safety, high performance and extreme durability.
  FieldTurf has spent the Spring working on three projects in North Central West Virginia: BCBank Park, Mountaineer Field, and Bridgeport High School.  
  About the Promise Foundation
  The Promise Foundation of Barbour County was created and designed to not only oversee the development of a new athletic complex located adjacent to Philip Barbour High School, but also to manage its use. The new complex will be open to the public for walking, and local youth organizations will also utilize the facility. The Promise Foundation is a 501(c3) non-profit organization recognized by the State of West Virginia.
BCBank Opens Loan Office In Buckhannon

  BCBank has embarked on a new adventure in Upshur County this week, as a BCBank Loan Office opened in Buckhannon on Monday, June 20.
  A ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception was held at the Loan Office location in Buckhannon. The bank is excited to mark this significant event in the bank’s history and looks forward to the possibilities Buckhannon and Upshur County markets will open up for the growing chain of banks.
  The bank promises many opportunities to serve current and future customers by being an active and committed partner in the community, which BCBank has shown at home in Barbour County with the commitment to the BCBank Park athletic and community facility under construction at Philip Barbour High School.
  As with all of its branches, the new BCBank Loan Office will be staffed with familiar faces from Buckhannon and surrounding areas.
  “We understand the importance of local, community banking,” says Ryan Curry, Interim President/CEO. By opening the Buckhannon location, BCBank hopes to help the community make decisions for the community.
  The Loan Office will also feature a full-service ATM within the next 30-60 days.
For more information, call BCBank at (304) 460-7008 or visit the Loan Office at 4 Northridge Drive, Suite 106, in Buckhannon, WV. Lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Barbour County Beekeepers Association Meeting Location Changes

  The Barbour County Beekeepers Association will hold its monthly meeting this week, on Thursday evening, June 23, at 7 p.m. Please note that the meeting location has changed. The meeting will be held at the Barbour County Fairgrounds in the metal arched building.
Rt. 57 Accident

  On Friday, June 17, a single vehicle accident occurred at the bottom of Rt. 57 hill, just west of Indian Fork Road.
  Philippi Volunteer Fire Department was alerted at 6:49 a.m. and arriving on the scene found a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee resting on the guard rail.
  Two persons in the vehicle were transported to Broaddus Hospital by Barbour County Emergency Squad with injuries not considered to be serious.
  West Virginia State Police investigated the accident.
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Free Fireworks Display Scheduled At Barbour Fairgrounds For July 1st

  A free display of fireworks is scheduled to begin at dusk on Friday, July 1, at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. No cash collections will be solicited at the gate this year, although contributions will otherwise be welcome. As they have for many years, the annual fireworks display is sponsored by the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, Barbour County Commission, and the Barbour County Fair Association. The cost for purchasing and igniting the fireworks is underwritten by the Barbour County Commission and members of the Chamber of Commerce. Further details concerning program and/or food vendors is unavailable at this time. Donations for fireworks may be mailed to the Chamber Office, 101 College Hill Drive, Box 2124, Philippi, West Virginia  26416.
Newspaper Offices To Close For July 4 Holiday

  The offices of The Barbour Democrat will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of Independence Day. The newspaper will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, at 8 a.m.
  Please note: the newspaper will publish on Thursday, July 7, instead of Wednesday during this week. The deadline for all news and advertisements for the July 7th edition will be Tuesday, July 5, at 5 p.m. The newspaper will be published on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
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