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Mill Creek hosts special dilapidated structures forum

MILL CREEK — Dilapidated properties in and around the area were the focus of a public meeting this week hosted by the town of Mill Creek. Roughly a dozen community members attended Tuesday’s meeting, which was led by Mill Creek Mayor Larry Serrett and featured Randolph County ...

Upshur County food show draws more than 70 vendors

BUCKHANNON — With the theme “Together We Can Do It! ... It’s the American Way!” hundreds of A.F. Wendling’s Foodservice customers gathered for the company’s annual food show Wednesday afternoon. Hosted at the Event Center at Brushy Fork, the food show featured more than 70 ...

Elkins man facing two felony charges

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a residence and nearby outbuilding. Joshua Lynn Hinchman, 22, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of burglary and one felony count of entry of a building other than a dwelling. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...

Special Recognition

ELKINS — The Randolph County Board of Education celebrated two county employees Tuesday for their exemplary work during the 2017-18 school year. Assistant Superintendent Debbie Schmidlen said all employees who were nominated for service personnel employee and teacher of the year are ...

Upshur BOE set to present public forum

BUCKHANNON — As the Upshur County Board of Education progresses in the search to find a new superintendent, a community forum is scheduled to allow the community to meet the candidates. Current Superintendent Roy Wager is slated to retire at the end of the school year, with his last day ...

Local students place well at SkillsUSA

ELKINS — Four Randolph Technical Center students recently earned college scholarships for their success in a recent SkillsUSA competition. Twelve students from RTC competed in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Competition hosted by Fairmont State ...

Buckhannon Rotary Club celebrates a century of service

BUCKHANNON — Tuesday afternoon was filled with celebration as members and friends of the Buckhannon Rotary Club gathered for the organization’s 100th birthday. Current Rotarians, former Rotary officers and specials guests met to celebrate the occasion at the 88 Lounge Restaurant with ...

Woman faces drug charge

ELKINS — A Marion County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly being found in possession of drugs at Tygart Valley Regional Jail. Cassie Chase Poland, 19, of Fairmont, is charged with one felony count of transporting a controlled substance into a jail. Her bond was set at $50,000 ...

Parsons man waives preliminary hearing

ELKINS — A Parsons man accused of fleeing from officers before further investigation led to the discovery of more than 250 grams of methamphetamine and over $30,000 in cash waived his preliminary hearing in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Dustin Bruce Moran, 31, is charged with one felony ...

Man sentenced in drug operation

ELKINS — Austin Jay Robinson, of Belington, was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months incarceration for his participation in a methamphetamine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Robinson, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute ...

Upshur County woman sentenced

ELKINS — Kimberly A. Warner, of Buckhannon, has admitted to her role in a stolen firearms and methamphetamine operation and was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation for her participation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Warner, also known as “Kimmie,” 27, pleaded ...

Awards dinner honors local ‘stars’

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce honored a number of local “stars” during the annual awards dinner Monday, which this year featured the theme “An Evening with the Stars.” Keynote speaker Mark Bowe, a native of West Virginia and host of the DIY Network’s ...

Theater marquee lit once more

BUCKHANNON — Renovation on the Colonial Theater is making progress as the city of Buckhannon and community members recently celebrated the reinstallation of the restored marquee. Create Buckhannon sold tickets for a chance to “hit the switch” and light up the new addition to the ...

Elkins Rotary gets sneak peek of play

ELKINS — The Old Brick Playhouse offered a sneak peek to the Rotary Club of Elkins for the upcoming show, “Shrek the Musical.” Three students, portraying Princess Fiona at different points in her life, were accompanied by Dr. Scott Green on piano and the group performed a short clip ...

Ramps and Rail Festival draws crowd

ELKINS — The 10th annual Ramps and Rail Festival went off without a hitch with some of the biggest crowds to date and full bellies found throughout Elkins Town Square. Hundreds of people filled the Town Square Saturday to enjoy a variety of ramp-based foods during what has become an ...

Annual spring bazaar planned for this week

ELKINS — Planning and preparations are underway at the First United Methodist Church as the local women’s group assembles its annual spring bazaar. The annual spring and fall bazaar events have been celebrated by the church and prepared by the women’s group for 66 years. The event ...

Elkins High math student to travel to national competition

ELKINS — An Elkins High School senior will be competing in a national math field day competition in June. Mason Clark will be traveling to Pennsylvania State University to take part in the American Regions Mathematic League competition after earning 10th place in the West Virginia State ...

Coalton teacher says volunteers build sense of community

COALTON — A local teacher works to educate her students throughout the day and then continues to serve the youth of her school by acting as leader of the Parent-Teacher Association. Kelly Judy, a pre-school teacher for 16 years at Coalton Elementary School, serves as president of the ...

Pelted with Powder at the Color Run

The Inter-Mountain photo by Logan Comer Midland Elementary School hosted a Color Run/Walk — both a 5K run and a 2K walk — at the Davis & Elkins College athletic fields Saturday. Runners were ‘showered’ with colorful, nontoxic powders to make the event festive for ...