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Bond in felony case is modified

ELKINS — An Elkins resident who is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing items from a local retailer and being found in possession of drugs had his bond modified in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Bond for Joshua Derek Raines, 33, of Mill Creek, was modified from $10,000 cash or ...

Elkins man charged with grand larceny

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars and accused of stealing a vehicle from an area residence. Edwin Mack Taylor, 49, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph County ...

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Alderson Broaddus University announces new field of study

PHILIPPI — With the aim of appealing to current and prospective students, Alderson Broaddus University announced a new undergraduate major Thursday that will provide students with skills to land a job in the natural resource field. AB University announced natural resource management as the ...

Freshman Key Club member Tatum Wamsley, left, and sophomore Key Club President Alana Rennix encourage students to donate funds to the Penny War at Tygarts Valley High School.

Tygarts Valley students raise funds

MILL CREEK — Students at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School are battling it out in their first Penny War. The Penny War is a fundraising event created by the Key Club at TVHS. As part of the fundraiser, each class has its own penny jar, where students put in as many pennies as they ...

RESA bill advances in committee

WHEELING — School districts in West Virginia would get an extra year to form cooperative agreements for services presently provided by the state’s eight regional service education agencies under legislation now on its way to the House Finance Committee. House Education Committee members ...

Elkins woman is facing felony theft charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a variety of items from an area retailer. Chrystal L. Cutright, 30, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of third-offense shoplifting. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $10,000 ...

This week, Randolph County EMS launched a new facility located in Harman to better serve the public.

Randolph County EMS opens Station 3 facility in Harman

HARMAN — In an effort to increase the level of service to the public, the Randolph County Emergency Squad has expanded the agency by opening a new facility in Harman. Director of EMS Kurt Gainer said he believes the people in Harman and surrounding areas will find that the Randolph County ...

Probable cause found in attack case

ELKINS — Probable cause was ruled to have been met Wednesday in the case of a Huttonsville Correctional Center inmate accused of attacking a correctional officer at the facility. The case against Willis James Wilson, 30, who is charged with one felony count of unlawful assault on an ...

Philippi City Council approves budget

PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council unanimously approved a nearly $1 million budget for the next fiscal year this week. In the new budget, estimated tax revenues in the general fund are up from last year’s $943,989 to $951,939 in the coming fiscal year. The coal severance tax budgeted ...

Students from Christi Phillips’ first-grade class at George Ward Elementary School perform skits about letters during Tuesday night’s Randolph County Board of Education meeting in Mill Creek. Kindergarten students from Chasity Sharp’s class also performed.

Federal funds have large impact on county’s financial situation

MILL CREEK — Randolph County Board of Education members heard Tuesday that $235,000 in funding has yet to be received this year from the federal government — leading to strain on an already tight budget. Brad Smith, director of finance for Randolph County Schools, explained the federal ...

One killed in Tucker County fire

PARSONS — One person is dead after a fire overtook a home in Tucker County late Monday evening. Angie Tompkins with the Tucker County Office of Emergency Management/911 said officials received a call at 11:39 p.m. on Monday about a structure fire in the Parsons area. Chief Kevin White of ...

Lady Tigers open season at Petersburg

PETERSBURG — The Lady Tigers opened the season on the road Tuesday, losing both ends of a doubleheader with Petersburg in girls varsity softball action. EHS fell in the first game, 5-4, and dropped the second contest 11-3. “We played really, really well for our first game,” EHS coach ...

Philippi Council eyes pay

PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council approved a revision to personnel policy Tuesday. The revision addresses city employees who work holidays, specifically those employees who because of their duties cannot take holidays off. These include the police department, water treatment plant employees ...

Charges dismissed in strangulation case

ELKINS — Charges were dismissed against a Randolph County man accused of strangling a woman after the alleged victim requested the charges be dropped and refused to testify against him. Dwayne N. Hannah, 66, of Elkins, was charged with one felony count of strangulation. The charge was ...

Upshur County man accused of bringing drugs into regional jail

ELKINS — An Upshur County man is facing a felony charge after he was transported to an area jail and was allegedly found in possession of controlled substances. Terry Lee Duke, 30, of Buckhannon, is charged with one felony count of transporting a controlled substance onto the grounds of ...

Justice, lawmakers spar over budget

CHARLESTON — Actions taken by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Tuesday in regard to lighting the emergency lantern on the top of the Capitol dome for the duration of the budget crisis has rubbed the Republican leadership the wrong way. The light has traditionally been used in times of ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
Local youth Grant enjoys a free ice cream on Monday evening at Dairy Queen in Elkins as part of a nationwide promotion offered by the popular ice cream hotspot

Enjoying a cool treat

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Local youth Grant enjoys a free ice cream on Monday evening at Dairy Queen in Elkins as part of a nationwide promotion offered by the popular ice cream hotspot.

Man sentenced in child neglect case

ELKINS — A Randolph County man who admitted to breaking his infant son’s ribs and failing to seek medical treatment right away was sentenced Monday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Phillip Robert Taylor, 32, of Mill Creek, was sentenced to six months in jail. That sentence was suspended ...

Elkins stops yard-waste pick-up service

ELKINS — A city of Elkins yard-waste disposal service that residents have been able to take advantage of for several years will not be offered in 2017. Operations Manager Bob Pingley said, “We do understand that this is a popular service and that people do like it, but with tight budgets ...

Randolph County man charged with sexual abuse

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars and accused of inappropriately touching a co-worker. Matthew Wayne Kelley, 43, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of first-degree sexual abuse. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond, set by ...