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Fall Bazaar set to kick off Thursday

ELKINS — The annual First United Methodist Church Women’s Fall Bazaar will offer a luncheon, country store and more this week. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, a luncheon will be open to the public and feature potato soup, vegetable soup, hot dogs, pepperoni rolls, pulled pork ...

Rotary praised for generosity

ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club received praise from a district official during Monday’s meeting. District 7530 Rotary Foundation Chair Dave Raese said the Elkins club was “one of eight clubs in the district to match or surpass their goals” last year. He said Elkins finished ...

Lewis County grand jury indicts 22

WESTON — A Lewis County grand jury met Monday and returned 22 indictments, including several drug charges. • Michael Matthew Pumphrey, 39, of Camden, was indicted on three felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana. • Andrew Ervin Potter II, 48, of Camden, was ...

Randolph County Voting Results

Randolph County 27 of 27 precincts and early voting reporting. U.S. Senator Republican Patrick Morrisey: 4,011 Democrat Joe Manchin: 4,444 Libertarian Rusty Hollen: 407 U.S. House of Represenatives, 2nd Congressional District Republican Alex X. Mooney: 4,459 Democrat Talley Sergent: ...

Manchin tour roars into Elkins

ELKINS — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., visited Elkins on a motorcycle Sunday afternoon, part of a campaign trip through West Virginia in the final days before Tuesday’s election. “We’ve done so many different things over the years but never a motorcycle ride in the middle of November,” ...

Young people express views on current events

CHARLESTON — Leading up to Tuesday’s general election, high school junior and seniors — some of whom are voting for the first time — have a variety of views on subjects on the minds of voters this election cycle. 100 Days in Appalachia — a media collaboration of the West Virginia ...

Important seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginian voters in Tuesday’s midterm general election will decide who gets seats up for grabs in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the Legislature and the state Supreme Court. There also are two ballot issues. Here is a summary of those races: U.S. SENATE Democrat ...

Reporter’s Notebook: The Final Countdown

Tuesday is the big day. If you haven't voted early, Tuesday is Election Day. I really need you to vote, because my poor mailbox just can't handle the load of mailers. In one day, my wife and I received over 12 pieces of campaign mail for most congressional, statewide, legislative and even ...

Flapper Outfit

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joe Blankenship Lucille Barb, 90, dressed in her mother’s wedding dress, which is more than 90 years old, for the Halloween celebration at the Randolph County Senior Center in Elkins. Barb said she was dressed in ‘true flapper style.’

Elkins High teacher receives state honor

ELKINS — Penni Harris, an Elkins High School teacher, received the 2018 WV Make it Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year Award for Intermediate Grades on Oct. 29. One teacher per grade school grade levels (elementary, intermediate and secondary) was selected from across the state, making ...

Detroit man admits to drug charge

ELKINS — Dontez Rayshawn Hudson, of Detroit, Michigan, has admitted to a heroin distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Hudson, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. Hudson admitted to distributing heroin in Randolph ...

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit

Submitted photo Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and an elf were on hand for a Christmas Open House at the Davis Medical Center’s Gift Garden in Elkins on Friday and Saturday.

Halloween Event Moves Inside, Still Draws Crowd

Submitted photo Rain showers on Oct. 26 couldn’t stop the Youth Health Service Home Ties Strengthening Families Center’s fourth annual Trunk or Treat free event. Officials and volunteers moved the event indoors at YHS and more than 100 children turned out to participate. The event gives ...

MFA program awarded Humanities Council grant

BUCKHANNON — The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at West Virginia Wesleyan College has been awarded its seventh major grant by the West Virginia Humanities Council. The grant, in the amount of $4,162, is to pay for the honoraria and travel for nationally-renowned writers to share their ...

Scout Camp for Sale

ELKINS — An area camp that has been called home by thousands of Boy Scouts is up for sale. According to an Oct. 24 post from Jacob Jackson on the Camp Mahonegan Staff and Alumni Facebook page, the camp, which sits near the border of Randolph and Upshur counties, has been listed for sale ...

Trump makes final push for W.Va. candidates

HUNTINGTON — It’s the final countdown for Republican candidates for Congress, and President Donald Trump made one final plea to West Virginia’s voters to send him candidates he can work with. Trump flew into Huntington Tri-State Airport Friday afternoon in his third visit to the ...

County to help fund Christmas parade

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved a funding request by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce for their annual holiday parade. Commissioners approved a $3,000 donation, to be taken out of the hotel/motel tax budget line, for the event. “The ...

PSC takes action against Timberline Utilities

CHARLESTON — After receiving numerous and increasing complaints that included customers being required to boil water before using it; not having a licensed operator working for the utility; inconsistent billing of customers and affiliates; the utility’s phone being disconnected; payroll ...

Manchin, Morrisey debate

MORGANTOWN — With just five days before the general election, the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate finally had their only face-to-face debate on the issues of the day. The West Virginia Broadcaster’s Association sponsored a debate Thursday night between U.S. Sen. ...