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Crowds Enjoy 25th Coalton Days Celebration

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joe Blankenship Crowds came out to enjoy fun in the sunshine Saturday as the 25th annual Coalton Days celebration came to its culmination. A parade featuring entries like the wagon, above, which carried Coalton Days pageant winners, including Junior Miss Peyton ...

Justice gets personal in campaign

BLUEFIELD — Gov. Jim Justice wrapped up two town hall meetings in southern West Virginia on Thursday, taking questions from the public about education reform, economic development and the growing divide between he and Senate Republicans. The town halls were also notable for what people ...

Upshur exhibit offers history

BUCKHANNON – Step right up to the Upshur County Historical Society’s Summer Exhibit and visit an “Upshur County Scrapbook of Unusual and Interesting People, Places, Events and other Curiosities.” Open Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. through Sept. 29, the exhibit is located in the ...

Roy served in the U.S. Army in both Korea and Japan

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An Elkins native’s Army service in the 1940s took him to Korea and to see the ruins of ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Potpourri

By Steven Allen Adams For The Inter-Mountain Today the House of Delegates resumes the education special session, breaking into four select committees to consider legislation from its members, the Senate’s Student Success Act and accompanying education savings account bill, and some ...

Recycling Tires

Submitted photo On June 8, the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority presented a recycling event at the Tygart Valley Sanitation in Dailey. The event was very successful as 4,200 tires were collected.

Club partnering at Cortland Acres

THOMAS — We are truly blessed in the Mountain State with the splendor of vibrant seasons, and spring time must certainly be the reason we are known as Almost Heaven. “Biologists point out that few other temperate mountain landscapes undergo such seasonal extremes in temperature,” ...

Town Hall meeting is set for Tuesday

ELKINS — The latest town hall meeting focusing on dilapidated properties is set for Tuesday. The meeting, which will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the Caboose Room of the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, will feature Randolph County Commissioner Mark Scott and Fifth Ward Elkins City Councilwoman ...

Manchin, Capito speak at Girls State

ELKINS — Both of West Virginia’s senators, Joe Manchin III and Shelley Moore Capito, spoke before attendees of Rhododendron Girls State at Davis & Elkins College on Friday morning. “These girls are dynamite,” Capito said after speaking to the participants first thing Friday ...

Trump looms large as W.Va. GOP leaders squabble

CHARLESTON (AP) — In a state where President Donald Trump’s name is still gold, Republican leaders are fighting in a public and caustic way over who’s his best friend. On one side, Gov. Jim Justice says he and Trump are “bound at the hip.” On the other, Senate Republican leaders ...

Student looks at America with fresh eyes

BUCKHANNON — While in the United States for six weeks, The Upshur Cooperative Parish’s latest German exchange student hopes to become more fluent in English and to make an impact through service. Meet Anna-Lena Lump, a 17-year-old student from Burkhardsfelden near Frankfurt, ...

Royal court jesters selected for 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival

ELKINS — The 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival has announced the selection of royal court jesters Hazel Lauren Jackson, Layla Denise Fletcher, Madison Grace Bender and Kendall Rayann Corley to the court of Maid Silvia LXXXIII. The four Randolph County students, having earned the ...

TVRJ employee charged with felony

ELKINS — A Tygart Valley Regional Jail employee has been charged with a felony count of imposition of sexual acts on an incarcerated person. Timothy James Watson, 21, of Buckhannon, was the subject of an investigation by the TVRJ. He is currently being held at TVRJ on a $50,000 cash or ...

Broadband expansion project moving along

ELKINS — Broadband internet expansion began to lay its foundation in East Dailey this week. During the most recent Randolph County Development Authority meeting, progress on the current broadband expansion project was discussed. The project would bring broadband internet access to outlying ...

25th Coalton Days culminates on Saturday

COALTON — Coalton Days is celebrating its 25th year this week, with events culminating in an all-day celebration Saturday. Mayor Jim Rossi spoke about the annual event during the most recent Randolph County Commission meeting. “You know, the annual Coalton Days celebration is an ...

Upshur BOE awards bid for Hodgesville improvements

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education awarded the low bidder, Huffman Corporation, the Hodgesville Elementary project at Tuesday’s meeting. In December, Upshur County Schools received a needs grant of $2,208,389 from the School Building Authority to construct a new pre-K ...

W.Va. governor’s companies faced with tax issues

BEAVER (AP) — A real estate company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family has avoided a tax sale in Virginia by paying more than $400,000, while a county attorney in Kentucky says he’s planning to sue the family’s coal company for unpaid taxes. Floyd County Attorney Keith ...

A Show of Love

ELKINS — The 350 rising high school seniors taking part in the 77th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State participated in a parade Wednesday morning on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. This annual parade showcases leadership, patriotism and ...

Coalton residents learn about ordinance

COALTON — About 50 residents attended the Randolph County Commission’s second town hall meeting Wednesday night to learn about a proposed unsafe buildings and lands ordinance. “What you have before you is actually the fifth ordinance that we have looked at as a commission,” ...