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Donnie Coberly, right, of Glenmore, pitches horseshoes recently at Elkins City Park with Burton Hare Sr., of Gilman. The Elkins Horseshoe Club welcomes new members, and it meets twice a week during the summer and into late September.

‘Ringer’

ELKINS — Just about every Tuesday and Thursday evening, a group of guys can be found pitching horseshoes at Elkins City Park, sharing good-natured teasing as they tally up their points. The Elkins Horseshoe Club is looking for new members, with no experience necessary, said Alan Yeager, ...

W.Va. historic structures bill has a future

WHEELING — A tax credit for rehabilitating historic structures that didn’t pass during the West Virginia Legislature’s recent special session may not be history, after all, as local lawmakers plan to reintroduce the measure next year. Language giving developers greater incentives to ...

Free yoga classes offered in Parsons

PARSONS — Mill Race Park is offering free yoga classes to all community members, promoting a healthy lifestyle for the people of Parsons. At 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, excluding the week of the Fourth of July, the free classes will take place. Each lesson offers the basic ...

Elkins native currently serving with the U.S. Air Force in Japan

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which will feature veterans in our area and share first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will publish each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Lydia Rhodes
The Wooden Hanger’s new owner, Heather Harris, displays purses and handbags offered in her store. Purse brands include Dooney and Bourke, Coach, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley, Michael Kors, Spartina 449 and more.

Wooden Hanger offering more choices

ELKINS — The Wooden Hanger second-hand clothing store on the Beverly Five-lane is under new ownership. Heather Harris and her husband, Kevin, took over the business from Diane Brown in February. The Wooden Hanger has been in Elkins for five years and Harris said she was a store customer ...

A group of concerned citizens met this week to bring attention to abandoned, dilapidated structures, like this home on South Davis Avenue in Elkins.

Citizens share frustrations about abandoned structures

ELKINS — Concerned citizens gathered this week to air their frustrations about unsafe, dilapidated structures both in the city of Elkins and in Randolph County. From having rats and piles of trash to used needles and human waste, abandoned and/or dilapidated structures can pose a serious ...

Heavy rain forecast for weekend

ELKINS — Emergency officials urge people to be cautious of high waters as heavy rains are in the forecast this morning. The National Weather Service stressed the possibility of Tropical Depression Cindy leading to flooding which could be significant in areas around the state, including ...

Emily Grace Chewning is awarded the ‘Duck’ Grimm Scholarship from the Elkins High School Alumni Association. Front row from left are Deloris Wilfong, Chewning and Jennifer Moats; and back row from left, Norma Fitzwater, Doris Williams, Nick Chewning and Richard Hyson.

Alumni Association awards scholarship

ELKINS — The Elkins High School Alumni Association recently awarded a “Duck” Grimm $500 scholarship to graduate Emily Grace Chewning. Officials said they want to express their best wishes and congratulations on her success. Each year the alumni association awards a scholarship for $500 ...

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Local Lions Club Celebrates 66th Birthday

The Elkins Lions Club gathered last week to celebrate the club’s 66th birthday, as well as Lions Club International’s 100th anniversary. Dozens of club members and resident turned out for the celebration at Elkins Middle School, including several past and current district governors. Above, ...

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Local girls attend annual event in Wheeling

WHEELING — West Virginia Rhododendron Girl’s State took place June 11-17 at Wheeling Jesuit College in Wheeling. Girls attending from Elkins High School are: Katelyn Zirkle, daughter of Matthew and Crystal Zirkle, sponsored by Mike Ross. Lauren Wilmoth, daughter of Kristina and David ...

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Mark Lanham, coordinator of special collections at Davis & Elkins College, shows Native American pottery Thursday to representatives of the Huntington Museum of Art, which will borrow about 60 artifacts for a temporary exhibit next year.

Sharing History

ELKINS — With about 250 pieces of Native American pottery to choose from Thursday, museum representatives from Huntington had a tough time choosing just a few to borrow from The Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College. Ultimately about 60 pieces of original pottery, baskets and other ...

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Trump taps W.Va. native for position

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Clerk has been appointed to the national commission studying federal elections. County Clerk Mark Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of the appointment by President Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Rhodes, one of only ...

God and Freedom Rally set for Saturday in Beverly

BEVERLY — The third annual God and Freedom Rally is scheduled to kick off Saturday morning at the Beverly Fire Hall, raising funding for Appalachian Wounded Warriors. “The purpose of this rally is to show support of the freedoms we have in this nation, to show support to God and to ...

Independent redistricting panel supported

PARKERSBURG — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that would prevent states from drawing election districts based on politics. The court agreed to hear the appeal of a decision by a three-judge panel in Wisconsin that struck down a legislative district map drawn by Republicans who took ...

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VBS director Michelle Rhodes gathers with children attending Job Church of God’s ‘Outta This World’-themed Vacation Bible School, which culminates today.

Job Church of God offers VBS

JOB — The Job Church of God outside of Harman is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School event this week for all children. The nightly sessions began Monday evening and will conclude today. VBS runs from 6 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m. each evening. Any child from or around the ...

One injured in Harman accident

HARMAN — An accident in Harman sent one person to the hospital on Thursday afternoon. Chief Deputy B.T. Sharp, of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, said that at approximately 12:51 p.m., a tractor-trailer — operated by Proudfoot Trucking out of Philippi — was traveling west on ...

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Beverly man facing felony drug charge

ELKINS — A Beverly man was arrested this week on drug charges. Scott Jackson Hamrick, 37, of Beverly, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver. He is currently incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $75,000 cash or surety bond set by Randolph County ...