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Gold Wing Bike Rally Continues

Mike ‘Mountainman’ Lamborme from Circleville hand-paints a mural on a bike Friday afternoon at the Gold Wing Bike Rally in the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins. Lamborme and his wife of 42 years, Shirley, have been part of the traveling motorcycle circuit for 30 years. Shirley ...

Elkins rider burning up the track

ELKINS — After racing for 12 years and gaining lots of practice, one local rider is finding himself on the podium at the AMSOIL GNCC races. Kenny Hawkins, an Elkins native, started his racing career in 2005 with the Paul Koontz series and raced a few GNCC events here and there. The ...

Attorney George R. Triplett was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

Triplett earns lifetime achievement award; reflects on career

ELKINS — From tiny acorns do mighty oaks grow. That well-weathered English proverb is a fitting aphorism that describes one of the area’s most accomplished and well-respected citizens. From humble beginnings in his native Pocahontas County, George R. Triplett has blazed a defined and ...

Members of Half-Baked perform ‘I’m Crazy ’Bout My Baby’ Friday evening at Davis & Elkins College during Blues and Swing Week’s Student Showcase.

Augusta’s Blues and Swing Week wraps up

ELKINS — A student showcase full of talented musicians and singers from all over the United States and other countries attracted a standing-room only crowd Friday as part of the Augusta Heritage Center’s Blues and Swing Week. Augusta’s popular weekly sessions, which take place each ...

First United Methodist welcomes new pastor

ELKINS — First United Methodist Church has a new pastor, Brian Seders, as Dallas Forren, who served four years as pastor of the church, has retired. Seders originally is from Weirton. He served more than 20 years as pastor in Clarksburg before taking the position at United Methodist. ...

The Inter-Mountain photos by Beth Henry-Vance
Thursday’s kickoff event for the West Virginia Rally of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association West Virginia District attracts riders, motorcycle enthusiasts and community members to the Elkins Town Square. The group’s rally will continue through this weekend.

Golden Wing Rally

ELKINS — Dancing, singing, ice cream and entertainment were part of Thursday’s kickoff for a motorcycle rally that is new to Elkins. The West Virginia Rally of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association West Virginia District will continue through this weekend, attracting hundreds of people ...

County OKs jail renovations

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission voted Thursday to re-line and repair gutters at the county jail to continue the facility’s improvement project. Sheriff Mark T. Brady previously explained much of the damage to the facility was sustained because of issues that prevent the gutters ...

Upshur Commission hears from residents about recreation facility

BUCKHANNON — Residents expressed interest in creating a community gym or other indoor recreation area in Buckhannon during the Upshur County Commission meeting Thursday. Commissioners Terry B. Cutright, Samuel R. Nolte and Troy A. Brady III heard from life-long Buckhannon resident Mitch ...

Belington acquires city map from 1907

BELINGTON — Belington City Council announced Thursday the acquisition of the most accurate known original map of the city, which will be adopted as the official city map. The original map, drawn in January of 1907 by Ray Teter, was given to the city by a Belington citizen at an estates ...

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Elkins man charged with fleeing

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly fleeing from police on a dirt bike. Zeb Andrew Young, 22, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only ...

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Upshur County Commissioners Terry B. Cutright, Samuel R. Nolte and Troy A. Brady III present Lowe’s staff and volunteers with a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ for their efforts.

Upshur park sees improvements

BUCKHANNON — Improvements and renovations were recently made to the Upshur County Recreational Park to benefit the community. Lowe’s in Buckhannon donated items to the park in honor of their “Give Back Time” program. The Upshur County Commissioners hosted a ceremony to present ...

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W.Va. clerk attends meeting of elections panel

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Clerk Wednesday was on the national stage at the inaugural meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Washington, D.C. County Clerk Mark Rhodes spoke about his experience with an incorrect registration and how he was elected by ...

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Elkins man faces charges after high-speed chase

ELKINS — A Randolph County man — also wanted in Maryland on a felony warrant — is behind bars after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit Tuesday night. Joshua Dewayne Simmons, 24, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of fleeing in a vehicle and one felony count of ...

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Elkins man charged with sexual abuse

ELKINS — A Randolph County man was apprehended Wednesday morning after a six-month investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. Travis Vernon Mallow, 31, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Angelea Goodwin
Ralph Currence paints a farm landscape featuring a barn which will feature an American flag for Elkins Make It Shine.

Make It Shine

ELKINS — Elkins Make It Shine continues to help improve the city’s appearance by adding more paintings to the Third Ward turn wall. Ralph Currence, a volunteer for Elkins Make It Shine, has been working on a farm landscape painting on the wall. The painting will feature an American ...