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POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Taking part in the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the All Veterans Monument in Elkins Friday evening are, from left, Rhett Dusenbury, representing Congressman Alex Mooney; R-Second District, Delegate Bill Hartman, D- 43rd District; and Donald ...

Post 29 celebrates 100 years

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ELKINS — H.W. Daniels Post 29 of the American Legion in Elkins celebrated its 100th birthday with a special dinner Saturday. Post 29 was one of the 5,400 posts founded at the start of the American Legion in 1919. Guest speaker Department Commander Barbara Burdette of the American ...

WVU hosts climate change conference

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia needs to come to terms with the fact that its coal economy is nearly over, a professor said Saturday at a climate change conference in Morgantown. The shift to renewable energy and natural gas is a signal that state and local governments need to focus on what they ...

Steffan saw the world while serving 20 years in the Navy

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ELKINS — Area native Mike Steffan served in the United States Navy for more than 20 years. His selfless career of service, which was inspired by his beloved grandfather, included experiences both in and outside of the United States. Steffan earned his highest rank of first class petty ...

MSFF Highland Dance Competition

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Young performers participate in the 2019 Mountain State Forest Festival Highland Dance Competition Saturday at the outdoor amphitheatre on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Junior Golf

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Submitted photo The Elks John Ballentyne Memorial Junior Golf Association had another successful summer session this year at the Elks golf course in Elkins. The attendance was 40 youth between the ages of 6-18. The children receive free lessons, a golf shirt with the Elks logo, a new golf ...

Numbers show declining interest in greyhound racing

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CHARLESTON — The number of in-person wagers at West Virginia’s two greyhound racing casinos has steadily gone down over the last five years as well as tax revenue, causing the president of the West Virginia Senate to again look at eliminating what some call a $15 million subsidy to the ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Potpourri

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The September legislative interim meetings start this morning, as does the resumption of the special session. You thought that was over? Nope. The special session for “education betterment,” called by Gov. Jim Justice the day after the 2019 legislative session ended on March 9 after he ...

City of Elkins passes new street vendors ordinance

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council unanimously passed an ordinance during Thursday’s Elkins City Council meeting that will allow for street vendors within city limits. According to City of Elkins Ordinance 264, street vendors – any person except itinerant vendors, who engages in or ...

O’Connor named Officer of the Year

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BUCKHANNON — The third Jim Farrell Officer of the Year Award was presented Thursday to a member of the Buckhannon Police Department who makes an impact through his job and volunteer efforts. Cpl. Marshall O’Connor said he enjoys trying to help the community and pursued law enforcement ...

MSFF Highland Dance competition is today

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ELKINS — Today the public is invited to enjoy a traditional Highland Dance competition on the campus of Davis & Elkins College as part of the Mountain State Forest Festival’s annual festivities. Katy Dillon, event organizer, said this year’s Highland Dance Competition has the ...

Carmichael wants to end greyhound fund

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CHARLESTON — After coming close to eliminating a $15 million fund for greyhound racing in 2017, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said it’s time for the legislature to give it another try. Speaking by phone, Carmichael said he would bring another bill during the 2020 ...

Ross family donates $1 million to WVU medical programs

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MORGANTOWN — Mike and JoAnn Ross and their family have donated $1 million in support of the WVU Medicine Children’s “Grow Children’s” Capital Campaign and the Brick Health Outreach Fund in the WVU School of Medicine. A native of Coalton and 2013 inductee into the West Virginia ...

Elkins City Hall News

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The City of Elkins Strategic Plan begins with a vision statement for 2023 laying out several goals, including the exploration of “…internal organizational changes, in order to provide financial savings and effective services.” Everything included in the plan is meant to drive the City ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On Sept. 4, James Mark Vitek to Tierra Pennington, Tessla Kuhn and Tony Pennington, land situated approximately 0.2 miles south of the Town of Whitmer on the west side of County Route 29 east of Gandy Creek in Dry Fork ...

Manchin: Corridor H may receive $13.2M

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Thursday that $13.2 million may be appropriated by the federal government toward the completion of the Corridor H highway. “It’s something long overdue,” Manchin told The Inter-Mountain Thursday. “We don’t have that much ...

NEW POLICE CHIEF

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ELKINS — A four-year member of the Elkins Police Department was sworn in Thursday as the city’s new chief of police, and offered a word of warning to local drug dealers. Travis Bennett was appointed chief during Thursday’s Elkins City Council meeting. All nine council members present ...

Fourth man identified in VA hospital deaths

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PARKERSBURG — An 84-year-old man is the latest to be identified as dying under suspicious circumstances at the veterans hospital in Clarksburg. Army veteran Archie Dail Edgell, who lived most of his life in Doddridge County, died March 26, 2018, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, ...