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The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Vance Jackson, Davis Health System chief executive officer, speaks Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Emergency Room at Davis Medical Center, which is part of a multi-year campaign. Also shown are Mike Bell, center, director of the Davis Health System Foundation, and Hugh Hitchcock, right, president of the Davis Health System Foundation Board of Directors.

Construction Begins

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ELKINS — Instead of ceremonial groundbreaking shovels, leaders from Davis Medical Center used sledgehammers Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a new state-of-the art emergency room. The new emergency department will be larger, and it is designed to improve patient experiences ...

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Valley Head Homecoming set

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VALLEY HEAD — Folks attending the Valley Head Homecoming this weekend will be treated to not only pancakes, chicken and a parade, but the appearance of three Randolph County authors whose interests are in the history of the county, its people and environs. These authors will be at the ...

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GFWC Junior Woman’s Club President Angie Goff, left, accepts a $2,000 donation from Elkins Wal-Mart Store Manager David Kesling. The funds will be used for the Elkins High School Project Safe Graduation Party, set for Friday.

EHS Project Safe Graduation activities set

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ELKINS — With Elkins High School graduation fast approaching, the GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Elkins has some activities set to help celebrate the occasion. The Junior Woman’s Club would like to have the businesses and residences of Elkins to help “Paint The Town” Orange and ...

BOE passes 2017-18 budget

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ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education members approved the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year during its regular meeting Monday, although the county’s finance director called it balanced but inadequate. The budget was presented by Brad Smith, director of finance for Randolph County ...

Forest Service seeks public input

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PARSONS — The Cheat-Potomac Ranger District of Monongahela National Forest is seeking public input on the proposed Bowden Timber Stand Improvement Project on 373.5 acres in Randolph County, north of Bowden. Public comments will be accepted through June 9. The proposed project will release ...

Lawmakers receive bill from Justice

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WHEELING — West Virginia lawmakers finally received a 2018 budget bill from the office of Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday, the seventh day in the Senate of a special session called for the purpose of setting the budget. On Tuesday, Justice also broadened his call for the special session and ...

Kimberly Johnson, center, who serves as secretary/accountant at Midland Elementary School, is named the Randolph County Service Personnel Employee of the Year. She is shown here with Pam Hewitt, left, superintendent of schools, during Monday’s recognition ceremony, as well as Principal Teena Wallace, second from right, and other nominees and principals.

Randolph school staff members are honored

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ELKINS — Randolph County’s Service Personnel Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year were announced this week during a special recognition ceremony at the board office in Elkins, which included refreshments prior to the regular Board of Education meeting. Pam Hewitt, ...

Manchin: Budget proposal ‘lacks compassion

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PARKERSBURG — It’s clear where U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin stands on the $4.1 trillion budget offered by the Trump Administration. The West Virginia Democrat Tuesday said the 1,200-page proposal was “alarming,” a “slash-and-burn type of approach” to budget making, “lacks compassion” ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
Young Writers contest winners were recognized during the Upshur BOE meeting on Tuesday. Pictured are, front row from left, Sophia Brown and Catalena Kennedy; and second row from left, Carter Glover, Hannah Eshelman, Alexis Lee and Julianna Stark.

Upshur BOE hears from officers

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools’ Prevention Resource Officers offered a report to the Board of Education during the its regular meeting on Tuesday. Cpl. C.J. Day, of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, gave a positive report for Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, saying that ...

Newlon enters plea agreement

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ELKINS — A Montrose man accused of having inappropriate contact with a juvenile female family member entered into a plea agreement in Randolph County Circuit Court. Paul Mason Newlon, 62, entered an Alford plea of no contest to one felony count of second-degree sexual assault, as part of a ...

Randolph County man faces felony drug charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man was arrested after an alleged altercation led to the discovery of drugs. Harold James Kisamore, 28, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on ...

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STORE CLOSED

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ELKINS — Unexpected to customers and many employees, Hibbett Sports in Elkins closed its doors on Monday. Customers visiting the sporting goods store, located in the Plantation Plaza on the Beverly Five-lane, were met with a sign on the door reading, “This locations (sic) is closed. ...

100 Miles in 100 Days to step off

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ELKINS — Davis Medical Center’s popular summer walking program 100 Miles in 100 Days officially steps off Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. Walking is one of the best ways to maintain healthy weight, build muscle and feel great — physically and mentally. In fact, studies ...

BOE votes to close Homestead

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ELKINS — Homestead Elementary School will not reopen, Randolph County Board of Education members decided Monday, in light of a lack of funding for needed electrical upgrades and major repairs. The unanimous decision came following an executive session that lasted nearly two hours. Board ...

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The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its annual charity golf tournament.

Barbour Chamber announces winners

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PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual charity golf tournament at Bel Meadow Country Club. Tournament and prize winners were announced by Chamber President Reg Trefethen, manager of the Barbour County Development Authority. The winners of Flights A and B each ...

Senate wants to set sales tax at 7.25 percent

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WHEELING — Changes made to a tax reform bill by a West Virginia Senate committee Monday would increase the Mountain State’s sales tax to 7.25 percent, setting the stage for a probable conference committee with the House as lawmakers continue to work out a 2018 state budget. Monday marked ...

2017 Farming Heritage Award deadline set

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LEWISBURG — Co-sponsored by the State Fair of West Virginia and West Virginia Farm Bureau, the deadline to submit a nominee for the 2017 Farming Heritage Award is Friday. This award is being offered by the State Fair of West Virginia and the West Virginia Farm Bureau. The award will be ...

Harman VFW planning memorial

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HARMAN — Officials at the Harman VFW are organizing the design and placement of a veteran’s memorial monument that is projected to be built within the next few months. VFW Auxiliary President Audrey Nelson said that the memorial will be a granite stone that will be engraved as a tribute ...