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Randolph County man admits to making a destructive device

ELKINS — Robert C. Ard, of Elkins, West Virginia, has admitted to charges involving two homemade explosive devices found in his home, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Ard, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of making an unlawful firearm. Ard admitted to making a firearm that is a ...

Treasure on the Mountain

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Joseph Arbogast, assistant principal at Tygarts Valley Middle-High School, and Tom Wamsley, teacher at TVHS, both in orange shirts, sell raffle tickets Saturday during Treasure on the Mountain, an annual fundraising event at Snowshoe Mountain.

EMS employee’s life-saving efforts lauded

ELKINS — A Randolph County EMS employee received recognition for her life-saving efforts from the Randolph County Commission. Heather Brown, who serves as a paramedic for Randolph County EMS, was presented the honor after commission officials received a letter from Grey Darden’s ...

Buckhannon firefighters honored

BUCKHANNON — Several members of the Buckhannon Fire Department were recognized for their dedication and time of service Thursday. During the Buckhannon City Council meeting, John Brugnoli and Tanner Smith – former probationary firefighters – were officially pinned as firefighters/EMTs ...

30-year veteran Navy pilot had several close calls in the air

ELKINS — A 30-year Navy veteran performed hundreds of flights throughout his career as a military pilot, including flying during the Vietnam War. Edward John Thaubald III, 86, retired as a captain in the United States Navy in 1985 after three decades of service to the country. Thaubald ...

State Supreme Court facing changes

CHARLESTON — If you had asked experts this time last year whether by now the state would be down two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals due to federal charges, and the entire court under an impeachment investigation, the answer would be one of surprise. “I’ve been in ...

Chewning enters guilty plea

ELKINS — A man accused of having inappropriate relationships with several of his students while serving as a Randolph Technical Center teacher entered a plea in Randolph County Circuit Court. Albert Robert Chewning, 38, of Elkins, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with two felony ...

To Strike or Not to Strike

After watching the video for last week’s Public Employee Insurance Agency Taskforce subcommittee for public outreach, I reasonably believe rumors of a fall teachers’ strike are true. The fall teachers’ strike is probably one of the worst-kept secrets in Charleston. I can’t tell you ...

Swingin’ at the Jazz Walk

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean The Isaac Viars Experiment, with Viars on trombone, Thom Keating on drums, Jon Di Giulian on guitar and Connor Nevin on bass, perform at Beander’s Friday as part of Elkins Main Street’s Jazz Walk.

City Honors Strickland

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Elkins City Councilwoman Marly Hazen congratulates noted outdoorsman Ronnie ‘Cuz’ Strickland after presenting him an official token of esteem from the city Saturday during his visit to Roy’s RV Supercenter.

Augusta offers Bluegrass and Vocal Week

ELKINS — The sounds of Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs and a diverse array of vocal traditions from around the world will echo throughout the Davis & Elkins College campus as Augusta Heritage Center wraps up its 45th summer season with Bluegrass and Vocal Week through Friday. ...

National Kid’s Day

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Playing in the sand at Saturday’s 15th annual National Kids Day event at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins are, from left, Mason Barrows, 3, Eva Acosta, 2, Mario Acosta, 7, and Jonathan Slayton, 5. The event was hosted by Randolph County ...

Living History

FRENCH CREEK — History came to life at the West Virginia Wildlife Center Friday as re-enactors and interpreters demonstrated life skills during the Pre-Colonial days through the Civil War era. The wildlife center’s third annual Rendezvous/Living History Encampment started on Friday — ...

County gives to Armstrong expansion

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission allocated $100,000 to the Randolph County Development Authority for an upcoming Armstrong Flooring expansion project. The contribution, taken from rollover funds from fiscal year 2017-18 which ended June 30, was made to the “Armstrong Expansion ...

Residents upset by parking woes

BUCKHANNON — Though Buckhannon City Council tabled an ordinance regarding residential parking around West Virginia Wesleyan College, some community members think the parking issues stem from the college’s student permit fees and limited parking space. In April, Dr. Tim Reese approached ...

Vehicle goes over embankment

NORTON — No one was injured Friday morning after a single vehicle went over an embankment. First responders received a call regarding a Chevrolet Trax, driven by Thomas Ree, 32, of Norton, that was found resting against trees along Coalton-Pumpkintown Road near Norton at approximately 9:50 ...

Truck driver killed in wreck

FRANKLIN — A Virginia man lost his life after a single-vehicle accident on Allegheny Mountain in Pendleton County. Omar Hadi Fenjan Al Khuzaie, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, was killed when he crashed the tractor trailer he was operating. “On July 28, the Franklin detachment of the West ...

‘Cuz’ Strickland at Roy’s RV today

ELKINS — Nationally recognized outdoorsman and Mossy Oak representative Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland will be on hand to meet fans during a free BBQ event today at Roy’s RV Supercenter. “I even put on social media that if people come out I’ll personally serve them some food,” ...

Justice visits Corridor H construction

KERENS — Gov. Jim Justice visited the Kerens construction sight of Corridor H Thursday morning and said he believes the project to be the most important in the state. “I’ve said this over and over and over, there is no road project within our state that has the economic impact or is ...

Governor tours Armstrong plant

BEVERLY — After a walk to a construction site on Corridor H and a visit with local county commissioners, Gov. Jim Justice took a tour of the Armstrong Flooring plant in Beverly Thursday. Justice trekked through the hardwood facility, which produces flooring from oak, hickory and maple, and ...