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Rep. McKinley responds to Bloomberg’s plans

PARKERSBURG — A former New York City mayor’s pledge to spend $500 million on the Beyond Carbon initiative would be better spent on research into cleaner-burning fuels, a West Virginia congressman said. Michael Bloomberg Friday said he’ll spend the half billion dollars on the Beyond ...

Highland Dancers heading to national competition in Las Vegas

ELKINS — Four local dancers will be competing in Las Vegas at a national Highland Dancing championship in July. On May 4, six West Virginia Highland Dancers competed in their regional competition in Savannah, Georgia. After preparing intensively year-round for this event, the girls ...

House Dems call for end of session

CHARLESTON — Citing the repeat of mistakes made during the regular session and the growing feud between Gov. Jim Justice and Republicans in the Senate, Democrats in the House of Delegates called Tuesday for an end to the special session on education betterment. House Minority Leader Tim ...

Buckhannon moves forward with changes

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council will move ahead with the rest of the insurance changes following a vote at a recent meeting in a move that will lead to the city saving $150,000 in insurance premiums. The city already voted to go with a semi self-funded insurance pool and eliminate ...

Perdue speaks at Girls State

ELKINS — West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue stressed the importance of education to Rhododendron Girls State participants on Tuesday on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. Elected to the position in 1996, Perdue is currently serving his sixth term in office, making him the ...

Upshur deputy one of top DUI enforcers in West Virginia

BUCKHANNON — He’s one of the top 52 DUI enforcers in the state and he spends his shifts patrolling Upshur County roadways. Upshur County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Gordon was recently recognized at the Governor’s Highway Safety Program Highway 2 Enforcement Conference held in May. ...

Buckhannon man arrested after chase

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man wanted on a federal probation violation initially fled from law enforcement Sunday both in a vehicle and on foot before he was apprehended. Brandon Michael Beeson, 32, was the driver of a black 1999 Doge Dakota which Senior Trooper P.J. Robinette with the ...

War of words between Justice, Senate continues

CHARLESTON — The relationship between Gov. Jim Justice and Republican leaders in the West Virginia Senate continues to sour after a new round of barbs were exchanged Monday. Justice, during a press conference, addressed comments made by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Craig Blair, ...

Learning Experience

BUCKHANNON — A contingent of people with a variety of physical limitations feel Buckhannon has already done a lot to make the city more accessible, but those who attended the Walk a Mile in My Shoes exercise Monday saw there are is still a need for improvement. Christina Romine is blind ...

DNR kills bear near site of mauling

TENNERTON — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources killed a black bear Friday night that came within about 900 yards of the residence where an Upshur County woman was mauled recently. The bear appeared to be an adult size bear that matched the description of the bear in the ...

Justice, officials speak out on Bloomberg

CHARLESTON — An effort by the former mayor of New York City to pour half a billion dollars into ending coal and natural gas-fired power generation in the U.S. is not sitting well with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and leaders of the state’s energy industry. Justice held a press ...

Former W.Va. House of Delegates Representative talks at Girls State

ELKINS — Participants in the 77th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State learned some history Monday about voting rights. Michael L. Queen, deputy chief of staff and director of communications for the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, spoke before ...

Ordinance meeting set in Coalton

COALTON — The next Randolph County Commission public meeting to present a proposed unsafe properties ordinance will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Coalton Volunteer Fire Department. The Randolph County Commission will present and listen to public input on a proposed ordinance to address ...

Discovering Downtown

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Hinzman Simone Schafler, above, makes her mark at the street graffiti event by Counter Culture Concepts during Elkins Main Street’s Discover Downtown event Saturday.

Delegates take issue to response

CHARLESTON — In the now-year-old saga in the impeachment of several judges of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the House of Delegates filed a response to a justice’s brief before the nation’s highest court. Attorneys for the House filed a response to a brief filed with the ...

Luminaries to visit D&E for Girls State

ELKINS — Some of West Virginia’s leading political figures will come to Davis & Elkins College this week to speak to the participants in the 77th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State. Among those to appear before the 350 rising high school seniors making ...

Brubaker passed up college life to enlist in the Air Force

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. RED CREEK — Like many teenagers, Ronald Brubaker dreamed about attending college. However, after ...