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Students set to earn a nursing degree take part Friday evening in the annual Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony in the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium at Davis & Elkins College.

D&E hosts nurse pinning ceremony

ELKINS — Students set to graduate with a degree in nursing gathered Friday evening in a special pinning ceremony at Davis & Elkins College, kicking off a weekend full of graduation events. D&E also was hosting its Baccalaureate Service Friday night, and its 108th Commencement ...

Citizens prepare to address BOE

DAILEY — Parents and concerned citizens plan to meet Sunday to gather written comments for the Randolph County Board of Education regarding questions about the future of the historic Homestead Elementary School. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Bend Methodist ...

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2017 MSFF Minor Court announced

ELKINS — The royal Minor Court of Queen Silvia LXXXI has been selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Chad Shoemaker and Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips. Representing the 81st royal court will be Crown Bearer Wyatt Holt Chenoweth, Scepter ...

used book sale

Used Book Sale Continues Today

Community member Rose Orais-Nay brouses the collection of nonfiction books at the Elkins Bookhounds Used Book Sale at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. Books available include ‘The Hidden Flower’ by Pearl S. Buck, ‘Beloved’ by Toni Morrison and ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John ...

House passes revenue bill

WHEELING — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of a revenue bill Friday on what was the sixth day of a special legislative session in Charleston called for setting the state’s 2018 budget. Despite a a long agenda of proposed amendments, House Bill 107 was approved with ...

One injured in Tucker County wreck

PARSONS — Crews responded to a two-vehicle crash in Tucker County early Friday morning, which left one individual unresponsive, officials said. First Sgt. K.L. Keplinger, of the West Virginia State Police, confirmed that both drivers were transported from the scene. “Both drivers were ...

Several people who participated in National Bike to Work Day took a pit stop at Elkins City Hall to visit with Mayor Van Broughton on Friday. Pictured, in front, is Hallie Riddle; second row from left, Joey Riddle, Donna Smith, Shane Yeager, Emily Prentice, Kathryn Prentice, Karen Carper and Nicki Hinkle; and in back, Broughton.

National Bike to Work Day Stop

Several people who participated in National Bike to Work Day took a pit stop at Elkins City Hall to visit with Mayor Van Broughton on Friday. Pictured, in front, is Hallie Riddle; second row from left, Joey Riddle, Donna Smith, Shane Yeager, Emily Prentice, Kathryn Prentice, Karen Carper and ...

Ace

Ribbon Cutting

Naylors Ace Hardware, located in the Tygart Valley Mall in Elkins, hosts a ribbon cutting Friday morning as part of the store’s ‘re-grand opening under new management.’ From left are Sales Associate James Pry, Tygart Valley Mall owner Craig Phillips, Elkins Mayor Van Broughton, new store ...

Strawberry

Strawberry Festival

Carnivalgoers traverse the midway Friday at the West Virginia Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon. The Grand Feature Parade is set to step off at 1 p.m. today.

Rabies clinic is today

PARSONS — The Tucker County Animal Shelter will host its seventh annual Rabies Vaccine clinic today. The rabies clinic will be offered at the Parsons Fire Hall from 1-2:30 p.m. and at the Davis Fire Hall from 4-5 p.m. The vaccinations are offered for all dogs and cats in the community, at ...

Kenny Ryan, left, presents Jim Cost with a special plaque from the Tygart Valley Muzzleloaders Association, making Cost ‘president for life’ of the club he helped create.

Local muzzleloaders group reaching out to new members

BEVERLY — A local group brings the history of the American frontier to life through the tradition of muzzeloader shooting, and more members are welcome to experience the sport firsthand. Safety and family fun are the main priorities of the Tygart Valley Muzzleloaders Association, said ...

Marys

Hands-On Lesson

The owner of Mary’s Greenhouse, Larry Gouer, explains the horticulture behind the growing of both greenhouse and landscaping flowers, shrubs and herbs to the Elkins Mountain School’s Horticulture and Design Club. The Emma Scott Garden Club sponsored the event, helping the students to ...

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Veronica Staron expresses excitement as she accepts the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Tuckineer award during the TCCC’s 39th annual awards banquet on Thursday.

Staron named 2017 Tuckineer

CANAAN VALLEY — Members of the Tucker County Chamber of Commerce gathered at Canaan Valley Resort Thursday evening to recognize individuals in the community. Starting in 1979, the Tucker County Chamber has recognized one individual each year who goes above and beyond to be named as a ...

Elkins adjusts B&O tax structure

ELKINS — Elkins City Council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance Thursday to adjust the city’s business and occupation tax structure in several categories. Ordinance No. 236 had received several public comments against it in recent weeks, as local business owners said ...

House rewrites revenue bill

WHEELING — The West Virginia House Finance Committee rewrote and advanced its own version of a state revenue bill Thursday, eliminating a sales tax increase and an income tax reduction passed by the Senate. Also gone in the House version is a tiered system for assessing severance taxes on ...

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This year’s Randolph County Relay For Life Survivors Breakfast takes place Saturday at a new location, Graceland Inn & Restaurant, which also served as an event sponsor.

Relay For Life slated next month

ELKINS — There’s still time for teams and individuals to join fundraising efforts in the annual Relay For Life event, which is coming up next month in Elkins. The 2017 Randolph County Relay For Life event is scheduled for June 10 in the Elkins Town Square, and 19 teams are signed up so ...

Belington looks at park vandalism

BELINGTON — Belington City Council met Thursday to hear citizens concerns about the vandalization of the city park. Park Board members Curvena and David Smith told Council that since the weather has warmed up the city park has been scattered with litter and picnic tables have been flipped ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Coalton Mayor Jim Rossi makes a funding request for the 23rd annual Coalton Days festival, June 13-17, during Thursday’s Randolph County Commission meeting.

Commission OKs Coalton Days funds

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved a funding request from the mayor of Coalton for the 23rd annual Coalton Days festival. Officials honored a request for $5,000, to be taken from the hotel/motel tax budget line, from Coalton Mayor Jim Rossi to assist in the ...