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Elkins veteran Roger Ware stands Friday near the grave of his friend, Lance Cpl. Dennis Baxter, at Little Arlington Cemetery in Cravensdale. The Elkins friends served in the same location in Vietnam for two short months before Baxter was killed.

Ware shares memory of fallen comrade

ELKINS — Each year around Memorial Day, the gravestones of veterans at Little Arlington Cemetery in Cravensdale get spruced up with American flags and a little extra attention. For Elkins veteran Roger Ware, one grave stands out — it belongs to his buddy Dennis Baxter, a 19-year-old ...

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MSFF Maids of Honor are announced

ELKINS — Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Chad Shoemaker has announced the appointments of Sydney Nicole Leary and Sydney Paige Mullenax as maids of honor to Queen Silvia LXXXI. Leary and Mullenax are bestowed with the highest Randolph County honors in the Forest ...

Memorial Day events on tap

ELKINS — Memorial Day is the annual holiday of acknowledgment and gratitude to persons killed while serving in the armed forces, and several events are planned locally. In Beverly, a Cemetery Preservation Workshop is planned for 10 a.m. today at the Beverly Heritage Center. Topics will ...

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Overturned Vehicle Stalls Traffic

One man was cited and only minor injuries were sustained after a wreck took place about 2 p.m. Friday along U.S. 219 in Gilman. A 2002 Chevrolet K3500, driven by Dennis Arbogast, was traveling north and pulling a log splitter that came off the hitch, said investigating officer Senior Deputy ...

Clingman’s Dome taken in the Great Smoky Mountains by BUCC President Gary McCoy.

Camera club captures statewide attention

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club continues to grow dramatically in size, influenced by the talent and leadership of President Gary McCoy and former President Al Tucker. A club that began with only a handful of members out of the small town now boasts 65 members from ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
A Livingston Avenue residence sustained severe damage after a fire during the early morning hours Thursday.

No one injured in Elkins fire

ELKINS — Nobody was injured early Thursday morning when a fire overtook a residence in South Elkins. Fire crews were called to a Livingston Avenue residence at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning to battle a blaze in the rear of the residence, Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meader ...

Community vows to save Homestead

DAILEY — While a lack of funding for major electrical repairs prompted county leaders to vote this week to close the historic Homestead Elementary School in Dailey, community members are not giving up just yet. “This electrical issue has been known all along, and to use it now to ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Chief Deputy B.M. Carpenter, of the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, speaks with officers on scene in Barbour County following an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery.

Owner killed in explosion

PHILIPPI — After further investigation of an explosion in Barbour County on Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that one of the two individuals killed was the owner of the gas company. An explosion at Midland Resource Recovery Inc., a gas company located on ...

Community center launches website

ELKINS — To provide easy access to information about exciting events offered at the Phil Gainer Community Center, a website was officially launched Thursday. Facility manager Chris Lee said, “The website is designed to be very user-friendly. We want people in the community to know ...

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Mill Creek woman faces multiple charges

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing numerous felony charges after allegedly being found in possession of a large amount of drugs. Lisa Marie Lloyd, 37, of Mill Creek, is charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and two felony ...

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Probable cause found in Collins case

ELKINS — Probable cause was found for the arrest of a Randolph County man facing charges after allegedly being found in possession of pornography depicting children. John Anthony Collins, 47, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession of child pornography depicting ...

The Inter-Mountain photos by Tim MacVean
Law enforcement officials with the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police and Philippi Police Department converse after an explosion at Midland Resource Recovery, a gas company located along Barbour County Highway in Moatsville, which took the lives of two people and forced another to be taken by helicopter to a hospital in Morgantown Wednesday afternoon.

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PHILIPPI — Two people are dead after an explosion at a Barbour County gas company on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials responded to an incident that investigating officer Chief Deputy B.M. Carpenter, of the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, referred to as a “very big ...

Legislature adjourns until June 5

WHEELING — Members of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates haven’t agreed on much in recent days, but Wednesday they concurred in adjourning their special session until June 5. The action came on a day that saw the Senate pass the House’s tax reform bill with a number of ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Interim Elkins Police Chief J.C. Raffety, from right, and Patrolman Christopher Boatwright speak to Elkins Middle School students about law enforcement jobs and even demonstrate proper handcuff usage during Wednesday’s career fair at the Phil Gainer Community Center.

Career fair reaches middle school students

ELKINS — Students at Elkins Middle School were able to explore potential occupations and speak with more than 40 area professionals Wednesday as part of a career fair designed just for them. The career fair allowed students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades to meet with representatives ...

Walking program slated to begin

ELKINS — Many people around the area are gearing up to take part in a community program that is designed to increase activity. The program, 100 Miles in 100 Days, challenges people in the community to get out and become active by committing 20 minutes every day to walk at least one ...

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Local man charged following alleged attack

ELKINS — A Randolph County man was arrested after allegedly attacking another man in downtown Elkins. Jacob Brandon Ray, 32, is charged with one felony count of malicious wounding. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County ...