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Legacy Honored

ELKINS —The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was honored by students at Davis & Elkins College on what would have been the activist’s 89th birthday. ON Monday evening, members of the public gathered with students, faculty and staff to celebrate the life of the minister and ...

City signs deal with pipeline company

BUCKHANNON — Before signing the water system improvement project agreement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, the Buckhannon Water Board heard concerns from two residents. Inside the lengthy agreement, installations, requirements, responsibilities and other details were ...

Club members learn more about Rotary Foundation

ELKINS — Members of the Elkins Rotary Club learned about the importance of The Rotary Foundation during their Monday meeting. Elkins Rotary Club board member Pat Schoonover said The Rotary Foundation allows Rotary groups across the country to assist in projects globally. “This is not ...

Community Celebration

ELKINS — About 75 people of all ages gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The 20th annual celebration included a march through Elkins, dancing, songs and messages of light, hope and the power of unconditional love. The march began at the ...

Isner: Session begins with ‘weird mood’

CHARLESTON — Though only days into the 2018 session, the West Virginia Legislature got the ball rolling last week with representatives from across the state proposing bills and making motions, including a particularly strange one. Delegate Phil Isner, D-Randolph, said the first week in ...

Town hall forum is set for Tuesday

ELKINS — The latest in a series of town hall meetings will be offered this week to discuss distressed properties and allow members of the community to share their concerns with elected officials. The meeting, which will take place at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Caboose Room of the Elkins Depot ...

Volunteer a quiet force at library

Editor’s note: This article is part of a weekly series that highlights volunteers in the region who help local organizations, churches and nonprofit agencies. To make a suggestion, please call The Inter-Mountain’s newsroom at 304-636-2124. ELKINS — For more than two decades, one name ...

Terroristic acts case heading to grand jury

ELKINS — A Randolph County man accused of making threats regarding a magistrate waived his preliminary hearing in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Robert Alan Wolf, 47, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of threats of terroristic acts. He remains incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

Red Hat Happy Hatters Gather for January Meeting

Submitted photo The Red Hat Happy Hatters group meets for lunch Thursday at the Steer Steakhouse in Elkins. They took Red Hat vows, played games and enjoyed the afternoon of friendship.

Elkins High School announces honor roll

ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Ninth grade — Benjamin I. Arbaugh, Dacey Arbogast, Bethany K. Bennett, Evelyn Bennett, Addison ...

Members of the Month honored

PHILIPPI — The Blue & Gray Reunion and Barbour County Historical Museum are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in January. One of West Virginia’s premier commemorative Civil War events, the 29th Blue & Gray Reunion is scheduled from May 31 to June ...

Harman School announces honor roll

HARMAN — Administrators at Harman School have announced the students who made the honor roll for the first semester grading period. Those students earning the distinction for the principal’s list are: Third grade — Fayth Mullennex and Miriam Spencer. Fourth grade — Isabella ...

Coalton honor roll released

COALTON — Coalton Elementary School has announced the students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Third grade — Summer Bradley, Keisha Caynor, Lincoln Daetwyler, Olivia DeWeese, Kadence Elmore, Phillip ...

Grant applications are being accepted

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund is accepting applications for small and large grants. Up to $1.2 million may be awarded, including $100,000 reserved for small grants. The OHCF’s land-protection projects can include important wildlife habitats, working ...

ER work continues at DMC

ELKINS — Progress is continuing on the construction of Davis Medical Center’s new emergency department, which is expected to be completed later this year. To enhance patient experience, an expansion project and renovations began in May 2017 at DMC, and work is expected to be completed ...

Three rescued in Otter Creek

OTTER CREEK — Three lost individuals were found Friday in the Otter Creek Wilderness Area after being reported missing the day before. Elkins Fire Department Chief Tom Meader said the three people entered the wilderness area on the Tucker County side but got lost after daylight ...

Buckhannon seeking new fire chief

BUCKHANNON — The city of Buckhannon announced the town’s fire chief would be resigning effective immediately, and now city council is working to fill the position. During a Buckhannon City Council’s special session this week, Mayor David Mccauley and council members accepted the ...

Elkins police investigate Good Shepherd break-in

ELKINS — The Elkins City Police are investigating an alleged break-in at Good Shepherd Ministries, located on First Street, where a woman is believed to have stayed overnight Thursday, ransacking the facility and leaving behind a pile of her own clothes, a knife and other items. Officials ...