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Anderegg flew 127 missions for the Air Force in the Vietnam War

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. BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon native reflected on 27 years of actively serving in the United States Air ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Help Wanted

Last week, Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment of John Myers, the secretary of the state Dept. of Administration, as the new director of the West Virginia Lottery. This is not a new role for Myers, who served as an interim lottery director earlier this decade and was formerly a lottery ...

Mountain State Forest Festival ATV Race

The Inter-Mountain photo by Logan Comer Riders in multiple age groups compete in the mud Sunday during the Mountain State Forest Festival Motorcycle and ATV Race in Jimtown.

D&E Writers’ Series hosts poetry author Rebecca Gayle Howell

ELKINS — The 20th annual D&E Writers’ Series will host award-winning poetry author Rebecca Gayle Howell Tuesday and Wednesday. The two-day event will include a creative writing workshop and poetry reading, both free and open to the public, on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The ...

WVWC ranked highest in state

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College has been ranked highest in a number of special classifications among West Virginia colleges and universities by Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and the Wall Street Journal. Wesleyan was the only West Virginia school listed among 200 colleges ...

Workman challenges impeachment effort

PARKERSBURG — A justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court Friday challenged the impeachment proceedings against her. Justice Margaret Workman petitioned the Supreme Court to delay and eventually stop the Senate proceedings, saying in the request for a writ of mandamus that the articles of ...

Unveiling ceremony set for restored sign

ELKINS — A ceremony is set for Sept. 29 to officially unveil a newly painted Coca-Cola sign as well as an Elkins Main Street logo on the Clara Belle’s building on Davis Avenue in downtown Elkins. The project was recently completed by Jack Fralin and George Kelly, both of Best Bets Arts of ...

County approves fireman’s parade funding

ELKINS — Randolph County Commissioners have approved a funding request for the 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival Elkins Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Parade. Randolph County Commission President Mike Taylor and Commissioner Mark Scott voted to make a contribution of $1,500 to the ...

Event set Sunday to celebrate sober living

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County’s Opportunity House Inc. will continue to spread its message of hope and recovery during the second annual Hope and Help Assembly. In collaboration with the city of Buckhannon, from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, the annual HAHA event will celebrate and champion ...

Council approves sped-up annexation goals

ELKINS — Elkins City Council voted to approve a five-year strategic plan for the city Thursday that has been altered from the original version presented to the public, including a sped-up timeline for pursuing the annexation of businesses on the Beverly Five-lane. The 19-page proposed ...

Former students sue AB, former assistant coach

PHILIPPI — A trial, which began Monday, is ongoing this week after four former Alderson Broaddus University student athletes filed a civil suit against the school and a former assistant coach. Kristin Burnside, of Doddridge County; Cayla Rhodes, of Fayette County; Emily Sarver, of Cabell ...

Groups meet over Buckhannon parking problems

BUCKHANNON — Discussion continued regarding residential parking around the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College during Thursday’s Buckhannon City Council meeting. Since being approached about residential parking concerns in June, Buckhannon City Council members have been talking about ...

Randolph County Commissioners hire new assistant

ELKINS — Two Randolph County commissioners voted to approve the hiring of a new administrative assistant in the wake of former administrative assistant Donna Haddix’s resignation and lawsuit. Effective Monday, Kathy Weese, of Beverly, will take over the role as Randolph County ...

Owner: Store’s future ‘completely solid’

ELKINS — As the retail company Sears Holdings continues to close Sears and K-Mart storefronts throughout the nation, many customers may sigh in relief as the locally owned Sears Hometown Store is not going anywhere. In a press release issued in August, Sears announced that it would be ...

RISE makes slow but steady progress

CHARLESTON — Since June, the West Virginia National Guard has made progress in getting people who lost their homes during 2016 flooding into houses and trailers, but it acknowledged it remains months from meeting every need. That’s according to Adjutant Gen. James Hoyer, who gave a ...

Upshur BOE hopes to attract teachers

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County Board of Education member has opened the conversation regarding the best approach to take when looking to attract math teachers to the county schools. “I keep seeing the job postings come out for the math teachers at the high school, and I know that there’s ...