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B-U Chamber event planned

BUCKHANNON — With the theme “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow,” education and the arts will be the main topics during the 52nd Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. Tammy Reger, executive director for the Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce, said the annual dinner hosts ...

Volunteer offers companionship

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 — A local Mountain Hospice volunteer is ...

Annual Event Features Easter Bunny

The Inter-Mountain photos by Tim MacVean The Easter Bunny and helpers take part in Elkins Main Street’s first event of the season, bringing fun for kids at the annual pancake breakfast at C.J. Maggie’s.

Treatment facility to open this July

SUGAR GROVE — Pendleton County could expect about 200 “well-paying” jobs when The Highlands at Sugar Grove treatment facility opens in the former Navy base. The ancillary impact on local business and services is also “anticipated to be extremely positive,” as the owners already ...

Bond modified in forgery case

ELKINS — In exchange for a waiver of his preliminary hearing, bond was reduced for a Morgantown man accused of cashing falsified checks at Randolph County banks. Bond for Paul Andrew Shaver, 24, was modified from $20,000 cash or surety to $10,000 cash or surety. Shaver is charged with two ...

Democratic Women’s Club Hosts Forum

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance Candidates take part in Thursday’s forum that was sponsored by the Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club at the Elkins Inn and Suites. From left are Laura Finch, D-Pocahontas, who is running for the 11th District State Senate; William ...

Buckhannon police join task force

BUCKHANNON — The city of Buckhannon authorized a memorandum of understanding for the Buckhannon Police Department to join a task force with the West Virginia State Police and law enforcement agencies in Lewis and Braxton counties. “Over the past several years, the city of Buckhannon ...

City ready to celebrate first day of spring

BUCKHANNON — To celebrate the first day of spring — Tuesday — the city of Buckhannon and friends will host an event with celebrity groundhog and guest of honor French Creek Freddie. In an effort to celebrate community unity, organizations throughout the county will partake in the ...

Elkins enforcing parking rules

ELKINS — The Elkins Police Department is working to raise awareness about guidelines for parking, both residentially and in downtown. Elkins Police Chief Glenn Galloway said the main goal of parking enforcement is to keep downtown parking running efficiently and safely. However, parking ...

Randolph County Commission hears funding requests

ELKINS — With the 2018 fiscal year budgeting process underway, two area organizations made presentations to the Randolph County Commission in hopes of receiving funding assistance. Both the Randolph-Tucker Child Advocacy Center and Randolph County Humane Society spoke to commissioners ...

How Sweet It Is

CASS — Making maple syrup has been a longstanding family tradition for a Pocahontas County man — one he’s proud to continue at a sugar camp near Cass. Joshua Shinaberry’s grandparents and great-grandparents made maple syrup and hosted all-day pancake dinners for close to 30 years ...

Center may host after-school program

ELKINS — The director of the Phil Gainer Community Center told Elkins City Council Thursday that officials are working to create an after-school program for middle-school students at the center. “I’d like to see us put an emphasis on youth programs in the community,” Chris Lee said ...

Courthouse roof project moves forward

ELKINS — Randolph County Commission members unanimously approved a bid this week for the first of two phases of a project that will replace the original County Courthouse roof. The sole bid received by the commission for the project, which was put out to bid roughly one month ago, was in ...

Fire department receives funds

BUCKHANNON — The Washington District Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded funding from the West Virginia Division of Forestry, which will go toward better equipping its firefighters and maintaining the safety of its community. Through the approved Volunteer Fire Assistance grant, the ...

Buckhannon gets business update

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council members received an update on the progress of Stone Tower Brews Thursday evening. The owners announced in December 2017 that the new business will occupy the location of the old The Daily Grind site, and will offer specialty coffee beverages and craft ...

Speaker discusses Mountain State’s drug problem at D&E

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students as well as members of the community heard about the opioid epidemic in West Virginia from a guest speaker Thursday. During a presentation, Dr. Chris White, professor of history at Marshall University and an author, elaborated on data regarding ...

Upshur commission accepting scholarship applications

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission is now accepting applications for the James W. Curry Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. In honor of Curry, who valued education, the scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to a student who plans to further their education ...