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Barbour BOE discuses state funding cuts

PHILIPPI — Barbour County Board of Education members expressed their concerns Monday about the state government’s proposed budget cuts in education. The members discussed a bill that would eliminate the Regional Educational Service Agencies and how that will impact schools financially. ...

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Elk discussion set at public meeting

ELKINS — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Elkins Operations Center and Master Naturalists of West Virginia are offering a free informational public meeting Thursday concerning the elk released in the state last year. Speaker Keith Krantz will be discussing the status of ...

Commissioner’s measures moving through Senate

WHEELING — Measures suggested by Marshall County Commissioner Robert Miller that would pave the way for county commissions and school districts to pay for highway projects using future revenue from oil and gas development are making their way through the West Virginia Legislature. His idea ...

Silver Alert issued for Pocahontas man

MARLINTON — Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Pocahontas County man who was last seen on Saturday. James E. Baxter, 77, left Marlinton on Saturday heading toward New Holland, Pennsylvania, but has not been seen since, according to information provided by the Pocahontas ...

Senate votes to nix Greyhound Breeders Fund

By For The Inter-Mountain WHEELING — Delegate Erikka Storch said she and legislative colleagues will work to send a bill that would eliminate the West Virginia Greyhound Breeders Fund “to a fiery death” in the House. Senate Bill 437 passed the state Senate Monday by a vote of 19-15 ...

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Local youth enjoy land a fish during the Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Expo at Elkins High School Saturday  afternoon. The two-day event attracted families from all across the region

Hooked on Fishing

ELKINS — Spring is in the air and temperatures are on the rise. This weekend brought warm temperatures to the area just in time for Randolph County’s Hooked On Fishing Not on Drugs Expo, an annual event that was created in 1994 with a mission to deter children and teens away from drugs ...

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Former Delegate Denise Campbell speaks Sunday afternoon in Marlinton during a Pocahontas Indivisible group meeting and rally.

Grassroots group plans for elections

MARLINTON — Close to 50 concerned citizens gathered Sunday afternoon as part of a Pocahontas Indivisible rally and planning meeting for the 2018 election. The grassroots group is open to individuals from any political background, and it met Sunday at the Opera House in Marlinton. ...

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Community members come together for a fundraiser to benefit Homestead Elementary School.

Community efforts benefit Homestead

MILL CREEK — There is gold in the Tygart Valley, but not the kind requiring a pick and axe. It is not an ore acquired by bending and scraping, but more the sort easily mined from its inhabitants when a need arises in the community. “The hearts of the people in this region are solid ...

Officials weigh in on health care bill defeat

PARKERSBURG — Republican leaders underestimated the value people placed on their health plans, a reason why the House of Representatives couldn’t come to a vote on the bill to repair and replace the Affordable Care Act, a Wood County supporter said Friday of the Obama Administration’s ...

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Harman man faces drug charge

ELKINS — A Harman man is facing charges after allegedly being found in possession of a large amount of drugs. Jonathan Allen Mowery, 34, of Harman, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

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‘Da Vinci’s Apprentice’ a Hit

Kylie Proudfoot-Payne, above right, helps to guide second-grade student Estrid Garver-Daniels as she works on a sketch of a hermit crab on Friday afternoon. For 10 days throughout the month of March, Kylie Proudfoot-Payne and Sarah Ferguson worked with students at Third Ward Elementary School ...

Man charged with threatening terroristic acts

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after he allegedly took to Facebook after a family court hearing and made threats toward law enforcement and judges as well as making sympathetic statements about Micah Xavier Johnson, who ambushed and shot Dallas police officers, killing five of ...

Committee tables human rights vote

ELKINS —A proposed city ordinance that would create a human rights commission was the topic of a controversial discussion on Friday during an Elkins City Council Rules and Ordinance Committee meeting. Fourth Ward Councilwoman and Rules and Ordinance Committee Chairperson Nanci ...

Upshur employees getting raise

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission approved the upcoming fiscal year’s budget, which includes a 3-percent pay raise for all county employees. “The lower-paid employees will get a bigger increase than 3-percent because there’s a floor of $1,040,” Commissioner Sam Nolte ...

During a visit to the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, David Morrison, right, speaks with D&E President Chris A. Wood, Director of the Morrison-Novakovic Center Dr. Bryan Wagoner and students Thabo Madzimure and Shirley Fox.

Dedication set for Morrison-Novakovic Center at D&E

ELKINS — The official dedication ceremony for the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy at Davis & Elkins College will take place at noon Thursday as part of Inauguration Week activities for the college’s 15th president, Chris A. Wood. The Center, named for alumnus ...

From left are Mike Bell, Davis Health System Foundation executive director; Megan Broschart, recipient of the National Youth Volunteer of the Year award from Degree of Honor fraternal society; and Jennie Raines, community giving specialist. Broschart was awarded $1,000 to benefit the charity of her choice from the national society, and she selected The Davis House in Elkins.

Members of community service club recognized for charity work

ELKINS — Two local volunteers have earned national awards through Degree of Honor, a fraternal society that focuses on community service and charity work. It’s the first time in the history of the society that both national winners are from the same Degree of Honor community service club, ...

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Single-Vehicle Wreck

Emergency crews responded to a one-vehicle wreck in Norton just after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. The Coalton Volunteer Fire Department, Junior Volunteer Fire Department and Cpl. J.R. Wence of the West Virginia State Police responded after Vernon Lunkenbill pulled into the parking lot of an ...

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Lions Club Visits area School

Students at North Elementary School were visited by members of the Elkins Lions Club and Lord Cooper, a leader dog, on Thursday. After learning about leader dogs and the Lions that afternoon, students in Mrs. Rector’s and Mrs. Fulmer’s fifth-grade classes were given the opportunity to ...

Randolph man facing drug charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly being found in possession of drugs, scales and guns. Darin Joseph Brooks, 29, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...