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Tucker County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Tucker County Clerk’s office: On July 8, Milton James Price III to Thomas G. Roncevich and Sally J. Crawford, 25.76 acres in Black Fork District, $285,000. On July 9, Richard D. Gump and Audrey Gump to Mr Enterprises LLC, part of lot 10 in Parsons ...

Elkins High School Memories

The Inter-Mountain’s 150-page hardback book memorializing the 125th anniversary of Elkins High School is on sale at The Inter-Mountain office at 520 Railroad Ave. in Elkins. The cost is $24.99, including tax. For more information, call 304-636-2121.

Elkins City Hall News

This past week was certainly a busy one, full of committee and council meetings. Upcoming, the focus turns to a few of the many boards and commissions authorized by the city who hold regular monthly meetings. These city authorities, boards and commissions operate as quasi-governmental bodies ...

D&E students arriving on campus

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College is set to embark on a new academic year as students make their way to campus this weekend. New students check in today and returning students arrive on Sunday, while some student groups have already moved in for early preparations. Resident assistants ...

Miss, Miss Teen Randolph County Fair pageants set

CAMP PIONEER — The 2019 Miss and Miss Teen Randolph County Fair pageant will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Fourteen contestants from Randolph, Barbour, Pendleton, Tucker and Upshur counties will be vying for the titles of 2019 Miss Randolph County Fair and ...

TVLL wins donation program

ELKINS — Tygart Valley Little League took advantage of Allegheny Insurance Services Inc.’s match donation program, “Keep the Change,” once again. This long-time program begins with a bottle water donation from Allegheny Insurance to local non-profit organizations who then sell the ...

Forest Service accepting grant applications

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region is announcing the annual request for applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) grant program. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to encourage collaborative, science-based restoration of ...

WVU researcher studies whooping cough

MORGANTOWN — Scientists and bacteria are locked in an arms race. Over time, bacteria can evolve to resist today’s powerful vaccines. Bordetella pertussis—which causes pertussis, or whooping cough—is no different. Although the current vaccines that protect against it are highly ...

Morrisey warns students of scams

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminds college students to avoid phony employment and internship ads when looking to jump-start postgraduate career goals or earn extra money. College students use internships to build up work experience, while employment helps ...

First United Methodist Women plan event

ELKINS — United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church, Elkins, are extending an invitation to women throughout the community to attend a day-long retreat from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church’s location on 315 Kerens Ave. This year’s theme is “Food for ...

St. Joseph’s podiatrist to see patients in Thomas

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital recently announced that foot and ankle specialist, Addison Michael, DPM, will now be seeing patients on the campus of Cortland Acres in Thomas. Michael’s expertise is in fore foot, rear foot and ankle reconstruction surgery, wound care and diabetic ...

Hart awarded memorial scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Belington resident and student Kelsey Hart has received an ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Award for college during the 2019- 2020 academic year. Her father died in the line of duty while serving the Belington Fire Department. Michael A. “Mikey” Hart, a third generation ...

Attorney General announces settlement

CHARLESTON —West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey helped reach a multistate settlement shutting down a for-profit company that allegedly misled consumers about its support for military service members. Hearts 2 Heroes Inc., doing business as Active Duty Support Services Inc., made ...

Manchin sends FCC chairman speed test results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., this week sent eight letters to Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), with results from speed tests across West Virginia to highlight incorrect broadband coverage maps of West Virginia and support the need for ...

Kids Day Event set for Saturday in Elkins

ELKINS — The Randolph County America’s Promise Coalition and Family Resource Network will be hosting the 16th Annual National Kids Day Event on Saturday at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins. The Randolph County event will play host to an array of free activities designed for the ...

Tucker County Fair Schedule of Events

Monday, Aug. 19 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Open Exhibits begin 4-8 p.m.: Animal Check-In at the Barn 8 p.m.: Exhibitors Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 20 Exhibit judging takes place in the morning 4 p.m.: Concessions open 5-9 p.m.: Inflatables 5 p.m.: Children’s Pedal Pull in the ring 5:30 ...

WVDEP opens annual photo contest

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is now taking submissions for the 17th Annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower 2020 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar contest. The deadline for entries is Sept. 1. The following rules for the contest ...

Philippi Main Street partners with banks

PHILIPPI — Once again, Philippi’s three banks have partnered with Philippi Main Street to provide exhibit space for entrants into the 2019 Plein Air Project, part of this year’s spring Art Stroll. The banks set up a display area in their lobbies for the Plein Air paintings giving ...

PSC warns consumers about utility scams

CHARLESTON – The Public Service Commission of West Virginia cautions utility customers to be alert to a new round of utility scams. This warning comes as several predatory incidents have been reported throughout the state. Recently, a caller told a customer that their electric service ...

Agency accepting Emergency Conservation Program applications

ELKINS — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Mark “Tony” Shaver announced that Randolph and Tucker counties are accepting applications in the Dry Fork districts of both counties for the Emergency Conservation Program to address damages from flash ...