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Friends First Party offers fun, fellowship

ELKINS — Crafts, food, fellowship and fun were just a few of the things enjoyed by attendees of the 12th annual Friends First Christmas Party this week. Randolph County Technical Center students partnered with the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living to throw the party for ...

Police offer winter driving tips

ELKINS — Before winter officially sets in, the Elkins Police Department is offering safety tips to drivers. Chief Glenn Galloway said before people travel in winter weather conditions, drivers should check the latest weather updates, make sure their vehicle has a good battery and be sure to ...

Spaghetti Fundraiser

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Family members of Mikey Hart prepare spaghetti Friday at the Elkins Fire Department as part of a fundraiser to benefit the 'Mikey Hart Scholarship Fund' which has provided 46 children of firefighters or individuals entering into the fire science field ...

No injuries reported in Barbour bus wreck

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County school bus was involved in a vehicle accident shortly after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. According to police scanner traffic, the bus was occupied by approximately 20 students when it collided with a tractor trailer on U.S. 250 in front of Philip Barbour High School ...

Triplett makes All-State First Team

WHEELING — An Elkins Tiger and a Philip Barbour Colt have been named to the 2017 Class AA All-State football First Team. The 2017 team’s members were chosen by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Several local players have been honored for their efforts on last season’s ...

Elkins passes controversial tax

ELKINS — Despite pleas from downtown business owners and internal dissension, Elkins City Council voted 7-3 to pass the controversial 1 percent sales tax ordinance on its third and final reading Thursday evening. Public comment speakers asked that the ordinance be tabled, and, for the third ...

Commission opens bids

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission opened bids this week from six area construction companies regarding proposed renovations to the Emerson-Phares Building, which will house the new county 911 center. Architect Jeremy Jones and Construction Administrator Fred Pack, both of Silling ...

Memorial Food Drive continues to grow

BUCKHANNON — Since 2013, donors of the Zach Post Memorial Food Drive have contributed to local food pantries, supplying those in need during the holiday season. Though the food drive has become a positive aspect to Upshur County, it has quite a tragic background. “In 2012, my ...

Resident asks Buckhannon Council for help with trails

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council voted Thursday to submit a proposal to Arch Coal to expand non-motorized public recreation trails. Several volunteers within Upshur County have dedicated hundreds of hours of skilled labor to establish a network of trails for non-motorized, public ...

Man charged following high-speed pursuit

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase. Jonathan William Streets, 22, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of fleeing with reckless indifference. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a ...

Blasting set at Barbour explosion site

PHILIPPI — A facility that was the site of two explosions earlier this year in which three people were killed will now undergo a clean-up operation this month that will include blasting, the Barbour County Office of Emergency Management announced Wednesday. The deadly explosions, at Midland ...

Final vote on new sales tax will be tonight

ELKINS — Elkins City Council plans to vote on the controversial proposed 1 percent sales tax ordinance tonight on its third and final reading. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the second-floor Council Chambers at City Hall. The ordinance has drawn protest from downtown business owners, ...

Broadband progress tops RCDA discussion

ELKINS — Members of the Randolph County Development Authority discussed the progress of broadband in the area Wednesday. The project, which will benefit several counties in the region, is “going well” according to RCDA Executive Director Robbie Morris. “Now that everything has been ...

Lady Colts advance in tournament

GRAFTON — Philip Barbour jumped out to a 28-11 lead by halftime Wednesday, before powering ahead for a 60-44 win over Clay-Battelle in the opening round of the Sam Board tournament hosted at Grafton High School. The Colts (2-0) are now in the championship round, slated for Friday against ...