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Statewide campaigns raise cash for campaigns

CHARLESTON — In the next to last reporting period before the January 2020 candidate filing period, precandidates for Board of Public Works offices are working to get financial support for their potential races. Campaign finance reports for the 3rd quarter of 2019 were due Oct. 7 by ...

Randolph Relay for Life may change venue

ELKINS — The 25th anniversary celebration of the Randolph County Relay for Life may take place in a new venue for the event. Judy Schoonover Ritchie recently gathered members of the community and past Relay for Life participants to discuss plans for the upcoming 25th anniversary ...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Local residents take part in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Riverbend Park in Elkins Saturday afternoon. Dozens took part in the event despite the unseasonably cool and wet weather, raising awareness about Alzheimer’s ...

Commissioner announces candidacy

CHARLESTON — Ben Salango, an attorney and a Kanawha County commissioner, took to a podium Thursday before dozens of supporters to announce his candidacy in the Democartic primary for governor of West Virginia. Salango, joined by his wife and Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Tera Salango and ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Can’t we all just get along?

I’m going to take a break from the political races and talk about an issue that concerns me greatly: the division in our country. Nationally, an example of this divide can be found in the response to daytime talk show host Ellen Degeneres sitting next to former President George W. Bush at a ...

Dailey woman facing charges

ELKINS — A Dailey woman is facing multiple drug-related felony charges. Whitney Jade Edmond, 27, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a schedule I or II controlled substance and conspiracy. Her bond was set for $30,000 cash, property or surety by Randolph County Magistrate ...

D&E to present ‘Frankenstein’

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts Stage and Screen program will soon kick off its 2019-2020 season with an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s seminal horror novel “Frankenstein.” Written by Barbara Fields, “Playing With Fire: After Frankenstein” will be ...

Lasting Impact

BUCKHANNON — Through his business classes and the campus radio station, the late Thomas H. Albinson made the most of his undergraduate experience at West Virginia Wesleyan College and now he has made sure to leave a lasting impact on students for many years to come. West Virginia ...

State assumes control of Tucker landfill

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) voted unanimously Thursday to supersede in whole the authority of the Tucker County Solid Waste Authority. The SWMB assumes management of the Tucker County landfill until control of the troubled operation can be ...

West Virginia disputes claims on RISE issues

CHARLESTON — State officials handling the $149 million flood recovery program for those still rebuilding from the 2016 floods said statements by a construction company owner alleging that Thompson Construction Group and its subcontractor are overspending and skirting state law are ...

Author writes about life of abused Buckhannon girl

BUCKHANNON — When Gwyn Thorn starts talking about her granddaughter’s story, she gets a little emotional. Thorn wrote a book, “Love Blue — Amanda’s Story,” to share not about the devastating abuse that Amanda endured but how her life changed her adopted family’s life and ...

Police searching for man wanted on felony charges

ELKINS — Police are searching for a man in the Randolph County area who is wanted on several felony charges from multiple counties. Richard Scott Connally, 31, of Elkins, was last seen in the Elkins area on Sept. 29 when “he fled from officers into the woods,” according to a West ...

PAC supporting Morrisey connected to indictment

CHARLESTON — A $15,000 donation made to a political action committee that backed Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s campaign for U.S. Senate is at the center of a controversy involving President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and an impeachment inquiry. According to ...

City officials discuss creating new position

ELKINS — City officials discussed the potential change to a city manager form of government at Thursday’s Elkins City Council Rules and Ordinances Committee meeting. City Clerk Jessica Sutton said adopting a different form of government would require a change in the city’s charter and ...

Mentoring program to be introduced in schools

ELKINS — A group of local individuals has joined together to offer an opportunity for students in Randolph County to improve their grades, self-esteem and become leaders. A memorandum of understanding between Randolph County Schools and CLIMB Inc. was recently approved by the board of ...

Judge takes strong stance against running from, fighting with police

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man must hold signs on two separate days outside the courthouse telling people to not run from the police or fight with the police for each year of his probation following sentencing in Upshur County Circuit Court. Michael Gregory, 54, previously plead guilty ...

Elkins man facing firearm charge

ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing a felony charge after a firearm was allegedly found on his person. Robert Jimmy Wolford, 31, is charged for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. His bond was set for $15,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben ...

Road Closed

A fire has blocked traffic for an indefinite period of time at the base of Snowshoe Mountain. Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route. No further details are available at this time.

EPD adds new vehicles to fleet

ELKINS — The Elkins Police Department recently introduced six new tools for officers to use to patrol the town. Four Dodge Durangos and two Norco bicycles have been added to the Elkins Police Department’s fleet of vehicles. A statement released by the City of Elkins emphasized that ...