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The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Gov. Jim Justice speaks to area residents and elected officials about the upcoming ‘Road to Prosperity’ bond referendum – slated for a Nov. 7 special election – Monday afternoon at the West Virginia Wood Technology Institute in Elkins. Tom Smith, secretary of transportation for the West Virginia Division of Transportation, is pictured at left.

‘Roads to Prosperity’

ELKINS — More than 50 area residents and elected officials gathered Monday for a town hall meeting where Gov. Jim Justice spoke regarding the upcoming “Roads to Prosperity” bond referendum. If approved by state voters Oct. 7, the referendum would give the West Virginia Legislature ...

MSFF ATV Race slated

JIMTOWN — Racers and spectators are gearing up for the Mountain State Forest Festival Motorcycle and ATV Race this weekend. Jeff Skidmore, MSFF assistant director, and Brandon Sturdivant, a local individual helping to see the event come to fruition, agree that this year’s event will be ...

Herrick

Rotary Club hears about paragliding

ELKINS — Members of the Rotary Club of Elkins heard a presentation Monday about a growing tourist attraction in Tucker County. While there are very few people in the state who become certified paraglider pilots, it is a growing sport that is attracting more and more interest, said Tucker ...

Tiger runners find success on course

ELKINS — The Elkins High cross country team traversed their home course at the Davis & Elkins Athletic Fields Saturday morning, hosting the annual Forest Festival Invitational. Leading the charge for the Tigers was senior Mason Clark, who would lead the race early on and bring home a ...

Upshur grand jury hands down 25 indictments

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man charged with sexual assault was one of 25 indictments returned by an Upshur County grand jury Monday. Joshua Wayne Dejesus, 27, of Buckhannon, was indicted on two felony counts of third-degree sexual assault and one felony count of displaying obscene matter ...

Justice to discuss road bond in Elkins

ELKINS — Gov. Jim Justice will be making a stop today in Elkins to discuss the upcoming “Roads to Prosperity” bond referendum that will be voted on during an Oct. 7 special election. Justice will be taking part in a town hall meeting at 2:30 p.m. today at the West Virginia Wood ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Attendees of the 16th annual Arts Center Gala plate food during Friday’s event. German-style menu options included roast pork with brown gravy, spiced cabbage, beef rouladen-style stew, creamy mushrooms, hot German potato salad, and sausages and sauerkraut, as well as a variety of salads and side dishes.

Arts Center event draws big crowd

ELKINS — The 16th annual Arts Center Gala took on a German theme as visitors packed the Great Hall Friday night. The evening’s theme was “Oktoberfest” and featured themed decorations, live music, a buffet-style German-inspired meal and a Juried Gala Art Exhibit. “I am very ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Vietnam veteran Charles Ranew, originally from Georgia, enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1968. He and his wife moved to West Virginia about 13 years ago, and he serves as the commander of the American Legion Post 29 in Elkins.

2-time Purple Heart recipient recalls his service in Vietnam

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. To suggest an Unsung Hero, call 304-636-2121, ext. ...

McCarthy

Polar Express tickets drawing to benefit NIE

ELKINS — Local residents have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win four tickets for a magical ride this holiday season, with all proceeds benefiting a great cause. The Inter-Mountain is selling chances to win four tickets on the beloved holiday excursion train, the Polar Express. The ...

Red Cross asking for volunteers

ELKINS — A local American Red Cross official is making a plea for both donations and volunteers as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida. Gary Clay, a longtime local resident who is starting his third year as the chairman of the board of directors for the American Red Cross — West Virginia ...

Residents can share concerns at town hall meeting

ELKINS — A town hall meeting will be offered later this month to allow members of the community to share their concerns with elected officials. The meeting, which will take place at 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library, will feature Randolph County Commissioner ...

Justice to be in Elkins Monday

ELKINS — Gov. Jim Justice will be making a stop in Elkins Monday to discuss the upcoming “Roads to Prosperity” bond referendum that will be voted on during an Oct. 7 special election. Justice will be taking part in a town hall meeting at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the West Virginia Wood ...

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Elkins woman enters plea in drug case

ELKINS — An Elkins resident, allegedly a fugitive from justice out of Pennsylvania, who was allegedly found with methamphetamine at her residence entered into a plea agreement Friday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Sharon Lynn Austin, 45, of Elkins, pleaded guilty to one felony count ...