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John Bielik from Shelbyville, Missouri, presents the art of paper marbeling to spectators at the Leaf Peeper’s Festival in Davis on Saturday.

Leaf Peeper’s Fest draws crowds

DAVIS — The 29th annual Leaf Peeper’s Festival drew in a multitude of people to a variety of events held this weekend. Events took place Friday through Sunday in Davis, Thomas and Canaan Valley, with everything from a fireman’s parade, scenic chair lifts and West Virginia Heritage ...

Volunteer Jane Hoxmeier, right, and Davis & Elkins College women’s lacrosse player Savannah Stanford pose next to a scarecrow inspired by the West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot.

Scarecrows on display in Elkins

ELKINS — For the third straight year, the streets of downtown Elkins are lined with the smiling faces of scarecrows. The third annual Elkins Main Street Scarecrow Festival set up nearly 100 scarecrows Saturday morning, with the help of several individual volunteers and volunteer ...

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Travis Bennett, a former attack helicopter pilot, stands proudly in front of an AH-64 D Apache Longbow attack helicopter.

Former Army attack helicopter pilot recalls service overseas

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. ...

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A total of 93 registered voters participated in early voting on the road bond issue Friday at the Randolph County Courthouse’s Wees Annex, located on the corner of Randolph Avenue and Gay Street in Elkins. Early voting for the road bond will continue from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on  Saturday. The last day for early voting is Oct. 4. Shown above is poll worker Sandra Godwyn.

Early Voting Available

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tom Barr A total of 93 registered voters participated in early voting on the road bond issue Friday at the Randolph County Courthouse’s Wees Annex, located on the corner of Randolph Avenue and Gay Street in Elkins. Early voting for the road bond will continue from ...

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Elkins native and illusionist Joshua Jordan will perform in the Mountain State Forest Festival Comedy/Magic Show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

D&E to host MSFF Comedy/Magic Show

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival Comedy/Magic Show returns to the schedule for the 81st celebration. The Magic of Autumn, featuring Elkins native and illusionist Joshua Jordan, begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. The show is free ...

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Beverly Elementary School was overrun with a large group of 'tourists' last week. Students at the school took part in 'tacky tourists' day, following Elkins High School's Spirit Week schedule leading up to their homecoming celebration this past weekend.

‘Tacky Tourists’ Day

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Beverly Elementary School was overrun with a large group of 'tourists' last week. Students at the school took part in 'tacky tourists' day, following Elkins High School's Spirit Week schedule leading up to their homecoming celebration this past weekend.

Open house set at D&E

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has set dates for Admission Open House sessions throughout the fall semester. The visits give prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the campus, and meet professors and student ambassadors. The fall open house events will take ...

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Weirton resident running against Manchin

WEIRTON — While admitting he probably has only a long shot of getting elected, Jack Newbrough said he still will make sure his concerns, and the concerns of West Virginians, are heard during the 2018 election. “I’m not a politician, but I’m not afraid of these people,” Newbrough, a ...

The Inter-Mountain photos by Tim MacVean
Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Executive Chef James DeCarlo, right, receives assistance from his son, James DeCarlo IV, as he makes ‘Holy Smokes Burgers,’ Saturday afternoon at the 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival Autumn Ales Craft Beer Festival. Also on the Vintage menu were black bean burgers, hummus cups and meatball sliders.

Mountain State Forest Festival Offers Autumn Ales Event

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Executive Chef James DeCarlo, right, receives assistance from his son, James DeCarlo IV, as he makes ‘Holy Smokes Burgers,’ Saturday afternoon at the 2017 Mountain State Forest Festival Autumn Ales Craft Beer ...

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‘Gift of Life’

ELKINS — A surprise celebration earlier this month marked a special anniversary for a local woman who received the gift of life. Carol Mallow, of Crystal Springs, had been diagnosed with non-alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver and was told she needed a liver transplant from a live ...

W.Va. volunteers helping with disaster relief

ELKINS — Dozens of West Virginians have volunteered to help clean up Florida and Texas in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but new disasters this week in Puerto Rico and Mexico have only intensified the need for more volunteers and donations, a local official said. Gary Clay, the ...

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The West Virginia State Council Vietnam Veterans of America will be bringing their West Virginia Mobile Wall, featuring the names of all fallen Vietnam veterans from throughout the state, to the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival Oct. 4 through Oct. 7.

Mobile Vietnam memorial coming to Forest Festival

ELKINS — The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 812 will be providing visitors to Elkins a unique opportunity during the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival. The local chapter is working with the state chapter to bring in the West Virginia Mobile Wall, featuring the names of all ...

Randolph man sentenced to jail

ELKINS — A local man convicted of stealing items from an area garage was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Victor Leon Taylor III, 26, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on one misdemeanor count of fleeing on foot. He was sentenced to an ...

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Gabriella ‘Gabi’ Corley was diagnosed with diabetes on April 15, 2014, at the age of 7. Now 10 years old, the fifth-grader is active in school and is a cheerleader with the Elkins Youth Football and Cheer League. She is shown here with her parents, Craig and Andrea Corley, after a recent practice at Glendale Park.

Raising Awareness

ELKINS — A local family struggling to pay for their daughter’s medication hopes to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes. Gabriella “Gabi” Corley was diagnosed with diabetes on April 15, 2014, at the age of 7. Now a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Jennings Randolph Elementary School in ...

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Members of The Anthem, of Way of Holiness Church in Buckhannon, are scheduled to be the musical guests this Sunday through Wednesday as part of the annual fall revival at Hart Chapel Community Church in Elkins.

Hart Chapel to host revival

ELKINS — Hart Chapel Community Church will host its annual fall revival this week, with four special guest speakers. A local Christian group, The Anthem, of Way of Holiness Church in Buckhannon, is set to perform special music each night of the revival, which will begin at 7 p.m. each ...

Durbin man facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Pocahontas County man is facing felony charges after allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Gilberto Santanarivera, 49, of Durbin, is charged with one felony count of third-offense aggravated DUI and felony count third-offense driving revoked for DUI. He is free on a ...

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Staff of Tincher’s Towing Service, in Elkins, work to free a vehicle from a group of trees after it was involved in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Beverly. The driver of the vehicle was killed in the accident, officials said.

Man killed in single-vehicle wreck

BEVERLY — One man is dead after a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning near Armstrong Flooring in Beverly. At approximately 8:15 a.m., a white Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, driven by David Wayne Cassell, 30, of Cass, was traveling north on U.S. 219 when it went off the roadway, struck ...

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Bob Ashley, legislative director for Gov. Jim Justice, discusses the upcoming ‘Roads to Prosperity’ bond referendum with members of the Randolph County Commission Thursday.

Commission endorses road bond

ELKINS — Following a presentation by officials with Gov. Jim Justice’s office and the Division of Highways, the Randolph County Commission voted unanimously Thursday to endorse the upcoming “Roads to Prosperity” bond referendum. If approved by state voters Oct. 7, the referendum ...

MSFF Autumn Ales event scheduled for Saturday

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival invites the community to come out and enjoy brew tasting at the Autumn Ales Craft Beer Festival this weekend. Melanie Dempsey, MSFF assistant director, said this year’s event is going to feature a number of quality breweries. “It’s really ...