The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Kaylee Burdette, a West Virginia Wesleyan College student from Cross Lanes who is involved in the college’s SPACE Club and Physics Club, adjusts special projection equipment Monday that shows an image of the partial solar eclipse. The college’s viewing party attracted hundreds of students and community members

Astronomical Event

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BUCKHANNON — From coast to coast, Monday’s Great American Solar Eclipse prompted the masses to look up and experience a rare astronomical event. Whether viewing the eclipse on television, from their own yard or at a viewing party, residents throughout Upshur County and surrounding ...

Beverly mayor to speak at celebration


MORGANTOWN — Joining Volunteer West Virginia, Service Year Alliance, AmeriCorps program staff and national service members, and local legislators, Beverly Mayor Cindy Karelis will speak at the upcoming celebration of the impact of national service programs in West Virginia. Gathering at the ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Jack Pappas speaks Monday about a regional initiative known as SMART, which stands for Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow. He gave a presentation about the program to the Rotary Club of Elkins at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA.

Elkins Rotary Club hears about SMART initiative

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ELKINS — Members of the Rotary Club of Elkins heard a presentation Monday about a unique program that boosts economic development in the region. Jack Pappas, of Elkins, was a founding board member of an initiative known as SMART, which stands for Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region ...

Library announces maintenance work


PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will be closed to the public for maintenance Thursday  through Saturday. During this time, library staff and volunteers will be busy cleaning carpets, making repairs, painting and other maintenance duties. Throughout the month of August, the library ...

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Dining guests serve themselves at a buffet earlier this summer at Adaland.

Adaland Mansion to host Summer Sunday Buffet


PHILIPPI — Adaland Mansion will host its second Summer Sunday Buffet Dinner of the season Sunday, with seatings from 1-3:30 p.m. Always a favorite meal, the buffet will feature two entrees, various sides, a crisp salad with Lucy Williamson’s secret dressing, homemade bread and rolls, ...

Elkins man faces felony

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly shooting a firearm in the vicinity of other individuals and a dog. Paul David Owens, 51, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of wanton endangerment with a firearm. He is free on a $10,000 cash or surety bond, ...


Mill Creek man arrested on meth charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man allegedly found in possession of an assortment of drugs as well as digital scales waived his preliminary hearing Monday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Cody Wayne Rexrode, 31, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of possession of a ...

Club prepares to select Fall Yards of the Month


ELKINS— For the third consecutive year, the Emma Scott Garden Club is working in partnership with the Mountain State Forest Festival to locate landscapes in the Elkins area that are “dressed” for fall to celebrate the 81st year of this much anticipated event and reflect the theme The ...

Elkins looking at ‘brunch bill’

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council has approved, on the first of two necessary readings, a proposed ordinance that would permit licensed businesses to sell alcohol for on-premises consumption on Sundays beginning at 10 a.m., as opposed to the current 1 p.m. The proposed ordinance, which is ...

John Loyd

Barbour Fair’s Loyd honored


PHILIPPI — John Loyd, of Philippi, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 7, 2016, for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Honored by the West Virginia 4-H Youth Development Program, Loyd was one of 16 people inducted during the ceremony at the National 4-H ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Robert William ‘Buck’ Miller, 94, of Elkins, wears the cap he wore during his service in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and holds a picture from his time serving.

WWII veteran remembers fighting Battle of the Bulge

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Editor’s note: This is the 13th article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

Student experiences cross-cultural learning


HARRISONBURG, Va. — Local student Madalynn Payne, of Mathias, explored 16th century Radical Anabaptism in Austria, Switzerland and Germany with a focus on the crosscurrents of gender and class that shaped the movement. The cross-cultural trip was one of five offered this summer by Eastern ...

Kevin Watson

Resident receives correspondence from Obama

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ELKINS — A Randolph County resident was ecstatic to receive a response letter from former President of the United States Barack Obama earlier this summer. Kevin Watson said he sent a letter to Obama in January, when the president was still in office. Watson sent the letter of appreciation ...

Scarecrow Festival set downtown


ELKINS — Elkins Main Street’s annual Scarecrow Festival will soon fill the streets of downtown Elkins with fall color and fun. Scarecrows will be displayed in downtown Elkins from Sept. 23 until Oct. 29 along Davis Avenue from Fifth Street to the Tygart River, and on Third Street from the ...