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Shuffle of state officials continues

CHARLESTON — Dr. Rahul Gupta, who headed the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health and supervised the Office of Drug Control Policy, is the next high-profile Justice administration official leaving. Gupta will join the non-profit March of Dimes as its senior vice president and chief medical ...

Elkins man accused of stealing new car from lot

ELKINS — A Randolph County man has been charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a local car dealership. Thomas Corey Miller, 27, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash or property bond, or a ...

Beverly man jailed after chase

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly fleeing from police in his vehicle while reaching speeds of nearly 100 mph. Joseph William Howell Jr., 27, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of fleeing officer with reckless indifference. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...

Armstrong expansion breaks ground

BEVERLY — Armstrong Flooring officials and community leaders gathered Monday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming expansion to the Beverly facility. Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito, R-W.Va., said the expansion project holds a special place for her as her father was governor when ...

Pipeline construction to resume

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...

Warner critical of settlements of four lawsuits

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia secretary of state is outraged and frustrated over the out-of-court settlements of four wrongful termination suits filed against him in 2017. Twelve of the 16 employees terminated in January 2017 sued Mac Warner last year and four recently settled with the ...

Elkins Rotary Club talks about ways to impact local youth

ELKINS — On Monday, Elkins Rotary Club members learned about the countless ways Rotary Club can impact young people, including the Rotary’s Youth Exchange program and the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Co-chairs of Rotary’s Youth Exchange, Dennis Shreve and JR Wolfe, ...

Constitution Week Proclaimed

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Members of the John Hart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution surround Elkins Mayor Van Broughton as he signs a proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 17-23 as ‘Constitution Week’ in the city of Elkins. From left are Barbara ...

Lawmakers briefed on sports betting

CHARLESTON — Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia Lottery Commission and attempts to circumvent the will of the Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Finance met Monday ...

Severance tax information provided

CHARLESTON — A coal mining lobbyist group is asking for a lower severance tax rate for coal, while two organizations representing natural gas interests are asking to keep their severance tax rates the same. The Legislature’s joint standing committees on energy and finance heard from ...

Philip Barbour Homecoming Court honored

PHILIPPI — The 2018 Philip Barbour Homecoming Court was honored prior to a home football game over the weekend on George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park. The queen and maid of honor were chosen from a group of five senior princesses with votes from PBHS senior athletes. Anna Ruf was crowned the ...

Caribbean Music at The Art Center Gala

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Chanler Bailey, left, and Keith Moone, both members of the band 'Pannikin,' a steel drum ensemble out of Morgantown, perform for the crowd at Friday night's 17th annual Arts Center gala fundraiser.

Teachers hold Charleston unity rally

CHARLESTON — Hundreds of teachers, school workers, public worker retirees, lawmakers and candidates, and supporters rallied on the front steps of the State Capitol Building Sunday with a simple message for Republican legislators: they plan to remember in November. The Unity Rally drew in ...

Bands from across state to visit MSFF

ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival will be hosting a number of marching bands from across the state for the festival’s Band Show and Grand Feature Parade next month. Jeff Skidmore, MSFF assistant director, said the festival will be hosting 27 bands, adding the Oct. 6 band show ...

Petrice bonded with fellow soldiers in Cambodia

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An area Vietnam War veteran, who was wounded during his service, said his biggest takeaway from ...

Class visits Unknown Soldier’s tomb

ELKINS — Eight students from Elkins Christian Academy recently made an emotional visit to Washington, D.C., as they laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In order to attend the ceremony, principal Melinda Watson explained students had to write an essay regarding the Tomb of the ...

Debate is canceled

A debate between the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia, which had been proposed for Oct. 14 in Wheeling, will not be held. Three leading newspaper companies, including The Intelligencer's parent firm in Wheeling, had proposed the event. Also involved were H-D ...

Sunset Chase Kicks Off

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Runners and walkers, several with their dogs as companions, begin the Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins Saturday evening.

Reporter’s Notebook: Impeachment Saga Continues

We now have dates for the trials on the remaining justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — including a date for one justice who already resigned — but not before the impeachment managers for the House of Delegates confused everyone. The morning of Sept. 11 I was given a ...