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Upshur library is set to host events

BUCKHANNON – Throughout the summer months, the Upshur County Public Library will be hosting activities as the annual Summer Reading Program begins soon. With this year’s theme being “Reach New Heights, Read!”, children ages 4-12 years old will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety ...

Albaugh has assisted other military veterans for decades

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published each Monday through Veterans Day. BUCKHANNON — For Mary Albaugh, joining the ...

Auvil Honored by Board of Education

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns On behalf of Randolph County Schools, Superintendent Gabe Devono presents board president Donna Auvil with a plaque recognizing her years of service as a member of the Randolph County Board of Education.

Car Show Offered at Courthouse

The Inter-Mountain photos by Tony Baisi Local automobile enthusiasts gathered around the Barbour County Courthouse square Sunday to enjoy displays at the annual Blue & Gray Car Show. Makes and models from a span of several decades were brought to town by collectors from around the region.

Kids Follow Baby Bear Trail Tale

The Inter-Mountain photo by Bayli Helmick Angela Johnson, librarian assistant at Five Rivers Public Library, helps Connor Corley color a fox mask on the Baby Bear Trail Tale at the Blackwater Falls Nature Center Saturday. Children up to age 5 were able to walk along the trail at the lodge to ...

Jail drug case going to grand jury

ELKINS — Probable cause was ruled to have been met for the arrest of an area woman alleged to have drugs and fireworks on her possession in an area jail. Emily Ann Swecker, 27, of Bowden, is charged with five felony counts of possession of a controlled substance or dangerous material inside ...

Probable cause found for possession charge

ELKINS — Probable cause for the arrest of a Marion County woman who was allegedly found in possession of drugs at Tygart Valley Regional Jail was ruled to have been met in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Cassie Chase Poland, 19, of Fairmont, is charged with one felony count of ...

Upshur man facing charges

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man was arrested for multiple charges after police received an active domestic call Thursday. Joshua Phillip Wingfield, 34, was arrested for several charges, including possession of a controlled substance, when police were called to the Hinkle Drive Apartments ...

Kentucky man charged with DUI

ELKINS — A Kentucky man was apprehended in West Virginia after allegedly being found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Chad Austin Howard, 27, of Pilgrim, Kentucky, is charged with one felony count of DUI, third offense. He is free on a $10,000 cash or surety bond, set by ...

Performance art addresses concerns

BUCKHANNON — Through an outdoor environmental art performance, participants expressed their dismay or distress about environmental hazards affecting them individually. Hosted by West Virginia Poor People’s Campaign, Elkins Dance Jam and Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance, the event ...

Ground broken for Innovation Center

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Development Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon as downtown Buckhannon prepares to welcome its newest addition to the corner of Main and Spring streets. Local officials rallied in support of the new facility – unofficially referred ...

Justice Loughry suspended

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was suspended from the bench Friday over allegations that he repeatedly lied and used his public office for personal gain. In an order from the high court, Loughry was suspended without pay and barred from hearing any civil ...

Commission provides funding to two events

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission made monetary contributions to assist two upcoming area events during their bi-monthly meeting. Commissioners unanimously approved $5,000 contributions to both the annual Coalton Days Celebration and Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce ...

Baby Bear Trail Tale set for today

DAVIS — Allegheny Highlands Parents as Teachers and other local organizations are preparing for the Baby Bear Trail Tale at the Blackwater Falls Nature Center today. The event, modeled after the annual Allegheny Highlands PAT Roll & Read, follows the same structure, with the exception ...

Elkins hires architect for renovation work

ELKINS — Elkins City Council voted Thursday to hire a local architect to provide design services for renovation projects at Elkins City Hall and the Phil Gainer Community Center. The city is planning to renovate the Elkins Police Department at City Hall, rehabilitate the masonry facade ...

County OKs employee stipends

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved Thursday to pay stipends to seven county employees for extra work they did during the administration of the county fire fee. Commissioners approved $8,000 in stipends to go to five employees in the Sheriff’s Office, one employee ...

Elkins Lightning 12U earns Silver Runner-up in tourney

MORGANTOWN — Elkins Lightning 12U competed in the Diamond Duel Tournament hosted by Tournament Time Sports in Morgantown this past weekend and finished as the Silver Runner-up. In four games of play Elkins gave up 15 hits and struck out 20 on the mound. At the plate Elkins had 38 hits ...