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Elkins woman admits to drug distribution

ELKINS — Sydney Marie Calain, of Elkins, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Calain, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine. Calain admitted to distributing methamphetamine in June 2017 in Randolph ...

Spirit of Christmas

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series begins today and will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students are extending their resources, their time and their devotion to the community to make the holiday season ...

City, DOH look at intersection traffic

ELKINS — Officials with the city of Elkins and the West Virginia Division of Highways discussed concerns regarding traffic patterns at a busy city intersection Monday. West Virginia DOH District 8 District Engineer Jamie Rossi and Traffic Engineer John Monk were present during Monday’s ...

Task Force finalizes PEIA report

CHARLESTON — What was supposed to be the final meeting of the task force that has spent the last 10 months looking at ways to stabilize the state’s health insurance program for public employees and retirees will continue. The Public Employees Insurance Agency Task Force, made up of ...

Kiess shares his Mountaineer experiences with Rotarians

ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club on Monday welcomed Elkins’ own Trevor Kiess, West Virginia University’s 65th Mountaineer mascot. Kiess talked to the membership about his experiences as the WVU student who wears the buckskin and carries the musket this year. “It’s a big role,” ...

Getting Crafty for Christmas

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Norma Daniels, of Huttonsville, puts some finishing touches on a burlap snowman Christmas decoration at the annual Randolph County Senior Center Bazaar. Daniels said she has been creating burlap decorations of Christmas trees for several years but this ...

PEIA Task Force still seeking solutions

CHARLESTON — Today’s meeting could be among the last for a task force studying improvements to West Virginia’s health insurance program for public employees and retirees, but a teacher’s union is concerned the state isn’t preparing for the future. The Public Employees Insurance ...

Foundation urges residents to ‘give local’

TUCKER COUNTY — This holiday season, a local foundation is enhancing the spirit of giving by offering individuals the opportunity to “Give Local.” The Tucker Community Foundation is urging community members to “give where they live” by visiting www.TuckerFoundation.net/give-local. ...

Interim Speaker Hanshaw brings youth to house

CHARLESTON — The interim speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates will hold the position for the next two years after a ceremonial vote takes place in January. Delegate Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, was selected by Republican House members during a caucus on Dec. 2. The entire caucus was ...

Two arrested in ‘shots fired’ investigation

ELKINS — Both an Elkins resident and juvenile were taken into police custody after officers responded to an alleged “shots fired” call. Shannon Jean Owens, 37, is charged with one felony count of child neglect creating risk of serious injury and one felony count of conspiracy. She is ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Appointments and Commissions

It looks like with several appointments last week that Gov. Justice has mostly a full deck to play with now. Anyone who has been reading my work knows the topic of having a secretary for the state Department of Commerce has been a focus of mine. In a state with an abysmal, but improving ...

Santa, Wuzzy host party for Christmas

BELINGTON — Santa Claus and Wuzzy the Elf were a huge hit at the recent Barbour County Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas party. The costumed Wuzzy entertained the festive crowd at Belington’s Laurel Mountain Inn with his guitar and made individually-crafted balloon animals on demand, ...

AB’s Sigma Delta Nu helps Adaland

PHILIPPI — The brothers of Sigma Delta Nu, Alderson Broaddus University social and service fraternity, recently joined other volunteers at Adaland Mansion in transforming the stately 1870 mansion into a Christmas wonderland to delight visitors to the 2018 Christmas at Adaland ...

WVWC alumni appointed

BUCKHANNON — Five West Virginia Wesleyan College alumni have been appointed to key leadership positions across the nation and in Canada. Former member of the Board of Trustees Randall Crawford has been named chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at AltaGas in ...

Helping Kids at Christmas

ELKINS — Each year, the Tygart Valley Scottish Rite organization makes donations to organizations that help children and youth-related activities. On Friday, the group made a $1,300 donation to the West Virginia Children’s Home to help purchase Christmas gifts for the youthful ...

Report backs the need for natural gas hub

CHARLESTON — A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of a centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report, released this week, takes a look at West Virginia, Pennsylvania and ...

Elkins City Clerk is reappointed, given raise

ELKINS — Elkins City Clerk Jessica Sutton was reappointed and given a pay raise at this week’s Elkins City Council meeting. City Code stipulates that, on the first regular meeting in December, council appoint a city clerk for a term of two years. At Thursday’s meeting, the nine city ...

Elkins woman charged with sexual assault

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is behind bars after allegedly admitting to having a sexual relationship with a juvenile. Corenia Dawn Summerfield, 43, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of third-degree sexual assault. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a ...