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Write-in hopeful mounts late campaign

ELKINS — An unofficial write-in candidate for the Elkins Municipal election said he is trying to send a message by mounting a last-minute campaign for a Third Ward seat, although he acknowledged this week that he is aware votes for him will not count. Clark Martin, a marketing professional ...

Forgery case going to grand jury

By Tim MacVean Senior Staff Writer ELKINS — A Randolph County man facing numerous felony charges waived his preliminary hearing in two separate cases Tuesday. Joshua Norman Williams, 29, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of forgery, one felony count of uttering and one felony ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Lydia Rhodes
Taking part in the Harman School National Honor Society induction ceremony were, from left, Jonnie Ann Lane-Skidmore, Clifton Ours, Rebecca Bennett, Emily Cooper, Cheyeanne Swiger, Collette Knotts, Zachary Roy and Kaylee Dudley

Students inducted into National Honor Society

HARMAN — Four students at Harman High School have been inducted into the National Honor Society. Kaylee Dudley, Collete Knotts, Zachary Roy and Cheyeanne Swiger are the junior class inductees for the 2017 academic year. “My fellow inductees and I are honored to be recognized for ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Lindsay Hawken
A tractor-trailer, owned by Maple Leaf Trucking out of Slaty Fork, comes to a stop on its side after a tire on the vehicle blew out. The driver was transported to David Medical Center for observation, but suffered no serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Truck flips after tire blow-out

VALLEY BEND — The driver of a tractor-trailer sustained only minor injuries after his truck flipped on its side and lost the load it was carrying. “The driver was transported to the hospital for observation but other than that I don’t think he was hurt bad,” Tygart Valley Fire ...

WVU students to study Elkins

ELKINS — West Virginia University Landscape Architecture students will visit downtown Elkins on Wednesday, to create possible design proposals that could benefit the area. The design students chose the Railroad Avenue corridor to be the location of a class project, after a request for ...

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Tax credit increase could spur redevelopment

CHARLESTON — Some lawmakers want to encourage companies to renovate West Virginia’s historic buildings by offering a higher tax credit on rehabilitating them comparable to those in surrounding states. House Bill 2545, introduced Monday in the state Legislature, aims to even the playing ...

State seeks to incentivize college graduation rates

WHEELING — Educators at institutions of higher learning once told incoming freshmen at their orientation to look to the person standing to the left of them — then to look at the person standing to their right. “Of the three of you, only one is likely to graduate,” the students were ...

Bond modified in felony case

ELKINS — A Belington man accused of stealing a trailer and a side by side utility vehicle had his bond modified in Randolph County Magistrate Court. The bond for Micheal David Nine, 32, was modified from $50,000 cash-only to $25,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Chief Magistrate Rob ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Artsbank artist Kylie Proudfoot-Payne tells Elkins Rotarians about the organization’s ‘The Arts & the Earth’ program that takes students into the forest to integrate art and science.

ArtsBank officials preview auction at Elkins Rotary Club

ELKINS — With their annual auction slated for Saturday, members of ArtsBank told Elkins Rotary members about the program during Monday’s Rotary meeting. ArtsBank President Scottie Wiest, as well as Artsbank artist Kylie Proudfoot-Payne and part-time Program Director Jill Scanlon ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Newborn Rylee Annalice Cooper is held by her big sister, Maddie. Their mother, Trasonda ‘Toodles’ Noel, is seated at right, and in back are Chris Wilson, emergency medical technician lieutenant with the Randolph County Emergency Medical Services, and grandmother Suzanne Noel, who delivered the baby in a surprise home birth earlier this month

Newborn Blessing

NORTON — A local grandmother who helped deliver her 14th grandchild in a surprise home birth calls the experience a blessing. Newborn Rylee Annalice Cooper made her grand entrance so quickly that her mother, Trasonda “Toodles” Noel, wasn’t able to make it to the hospital in time. ...

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Tractor-trailer involved in accident

Emergency officials responded to a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer this afternoon near Valley Bend. The driver's condition is unknown at this time. The Randolph County Sheriff's Department, Randolph County Emergency Medical Services and Tygart Valley Fire Department were ...

Burglary case to be sent to grand jury

ELKINS — An area resident accused of breaking into two separate campers along Bell Crouch Road near Huttonsville will have his case bound over to the Randolph County Circuit Court. Bobby Jo Lemasters, 32, of Elkins, is charged with two felony counts of burglary and one felony count of ...

IOOF set to host awards ceremony

ELKINS — Randolph Lodge No. 116 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62 will host the annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner March 11 at Orchard Hall to recognize two people from Randolph County for their outstanding volunteer service. The IOOF created the ...

Tyrand fundraiser scheduled

MILL CREEK — Tyrand Cooperative Ministries Inc. is set to host a Ham and Bean Dinner to raise money for its missions, which benefit Randolph County and beyond. The dinner is scheduled to take place from 1 to 6 p.m. March 18 at Tyrand on Back Road 39 in Mill Creek. The cost for a dinner is ...

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Downtown Business Being Remodeled

An employee with J.D. Signs Inc., of Fairmont, removes a sign from the Walgreens store, located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Railroad Avenue in Elkins, Friday as part of the remodeling of the store.

City woman charged with armed robbery

ELKINS — An Elkins woman is behind bars and accused of pulling a gun on a confidential informant who was allegedly attempting to purchase drugs from her. Christina Kay Woods, 55, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a ...

Alleged victim gives testimony in burglary case

ELKINS — A judge heard testimony from the alleged victim in a case whose former romantic partner is accused of physically assaulting and threatening to kill her. Randy Gerald Bennett, 31, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of nighttime burglary. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

Woman charged with phone harrassment

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing misdemeanor charges after allegedly harassing an individual via telephone, admitting to burning down his storage unit and reportedly being found in possession of controlled substances. Beth A. Meadows, 51, of Elkins, is charged with one misdemeanor ...