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United Way Shows Off Quilt

United Way officials and volunteers show off the handmade quilt that will be auctioned off during next Friday’s United Way auction at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins. From left are United Way Executive Director JoBeth Johnston, United Way Campaign Chair Kathy Leombruno, Diana ...

Boil water advisory issued

The Norton Harding Jimtown PSD has issued a boil water advisory for the Norton, Jimtown area. The advisory will be in effect  until further notice.

MLK March set for Sunday

ELKINS — The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March and Celebration will go on as planned; however, the venue has changed. Officials with the event said the march will still begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Arts Center on Randolph Avenue in Elkins, but will proceed to the third floor of the ...

BOE to vote again on school closure

ELKINS — Randolph County Board of Education leaders have scheduled another vote regarding the proposed closure of Valley Head Elementary School, based on a “legal technicality” and a recommendation from state legal counsel. West Virginia Board of Education leaders requested Wednesday ...

Officials hear about transit program

BUCKHANNON — Several local organizations made presentations before the Upshur County Commission Thursday. Country Roads Transit officials presented a report on the past year. Laura Ward spoke on behalf of the transit, informing Commissioners the transit has been helping the public for ...

Man charged with fleeing from police

BUCKHANNON — A Harrison County man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to flee from police during a traffic stop. Lucas Matthew Mayle, 32, of Shinnston, is charged with one felony count of fleeing from an officer with reckless indifference, one felony count of being a prohibited ...

Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker, left, along with other elected officials, listen as Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, third from right, offers an opinion Thursday during a County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia regional meeting at Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar in Elkins.

Regional jail costs hot topic for county commissioners

ELKINS — The increase in regional jail bills was a hot topic during a regional meeting of the County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia Thursday. “Around the state, I will say that regional jail bills are really taking their toll on county budgets,” CCAWV Executive Director ...

Buckhannon Water Board receives award

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Water Board accepted the Area-Wide Optimization Program Award given to them by the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday. Buckhannon received the AWOPS award through the 2011-2015 years for the excellence of its water quality and for not receiving any ...

Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick is on hand this week at the Huttonsville State Farm to check out West Virginia’s first mobile processing unit, which will allow growers to process their own poultry, rabbits and fish and potentially boost that portion of the state’s agricultural production.

New processing unit comes to Huttonsville

HUTTONSVILLE — A state-of-the-art processing unit that will serve farmers throughout West Virginia was delivered this week to its new home in Huttonsville. The mobile unit purchased by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will allow growers to process their own poultry, rabbits and ...

Bond modified in gun incident

ELKINS — A Randolph County man accused of pointing a gun at a family — including their 8-year-old daughter — had his bond modified Wednesday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. William Fitzgerald Gibson, 53, of Valley Head, had his bond modified from $50,000 cash-only to $50,000 cash ...

City man is charged with conspiracy

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge for allegedly using stolen checks to buy more than $100 worth of food from an area pizza restaurant. Tyler Scott Gillespie, 25, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of conspiracy to commit a felony. He is currently free on a ...

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin receives a round of applause Wednesday during his farewell address to the 83rd West Virginia Legislature at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston. Behind Tomblin, Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead, both officially confirmed to their positions earlier in the day, applaud the governor.

Tomblin gives farewell speech

CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivered his farewell address to the West Virginia Legislature in the House Chamber at the State Capitol Complex Wednesday after serving six years as governor and a total of 42 years in public service in the Mountain State. See below for the speech as ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Lindsay Hawken
Fancy Paws LLC, a pet boutique in downtown Elkins, has three cats available for adoption through an off-site program with the Randolph County Humane Society. Two of the cats, Hugh and Olive, are shown with store mascot Rico, as well as, from left, Humane Society program manager Carrie Shupp, Fancy Paws employee Emily Richards and Chelsea Langevin, secretary of the Humane Society’s board of directors

Pet adoption program helps cats find the ‘purr-fect’ home

ELKINS — A one-year celebration is coming up Saturday for a Randolph County Humane Society program that allows local businesses to serve as off-site locations for cat adoptions. Fancy Paws LLC, a pet boutique and grooming business in downtown Elkins, was the first business to take ...

Two charged with burglary

ELKINS — A pair of Elkins residents are behind bars after allegedly breaking into a Central Towers storage room. Danielle Marie Satterfield, 28, is charged with one felony count of burglary. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph ...

Proposed fire fee discussed in Philippi

PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council discussed the possible creation of a new fire fee ordinance Tuesday. The topic was brought to Council’s attention by the Philippi Volunteer Fire Department last week. The proposal is for City Council to impose a fire fee on the residents inside Philippi ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Baylie Helmick
Buckhannon-Upshur High School students, from left, Jenna Marple, Johnny O’Hara, Sidney Maxwell, Alexandra Edwards and Sean Crites speak before the Buckhannon Rotary Club Tuesday

Helping Hands students speak to Rotary

BUCKHANNON —The Buckhannon Rotary Club welcomed students from Upshur Helping Hands Tuesday. The Helping Hands organization was founded in 2003, with support from the Upshur County Cooperative Parish. It was created as a non-denominational ecumenical group that includes experienced ...

Elkins man pleads guilty to larceny

ELKINS — An Elkins man accused of breaking into a residence and stealing clothes was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement Tuesday in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Cody Mitchell Cooper, 24, was sentenced to one year in jail, suspended for two years of unsupervised ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Kristi Groves
Owners Mark and Liz Cross watch their daughter Mia Cross cut the ribbon at the America’s Mattress Buckhannon location’s grand opening on Tuesday.

America’s Mattress cuts ribbon

BUCKHANNON — A new business wants to make sure the city of Buckhannon has a restful night’s sleep. Tuesday’s grand opening for America’s Mattress Buckhannon location marked an expansion of the Elkins America’s Mattress store that has served the public for almost 20 ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
A group of teenagers walk through downtown Elkins Monday. Elkins Main Street President Mike Bell spoke with the Rotary Club of Elkins about the upcoming The Arts of Elkins event during the group’s meeting Monday

Rotary plans health-screening event

ELKINS — The Rotary Club of Elkins met Monday and made plans for their Bi-Annual Blood and Health Screening, and heard details about an upcoming event, The Art of Elkins by Main Street. The Rotary Club has worked alongside Davis Medical Center in providing discounted blood and ...

Water outage in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON - On Monday January 9, 2017 the Buckhannon Water Department became aware of a possible main waterline break in the Buckhannon Crossroads area. In order to make the necessary repairs in a timely fashion before the situation becomes any worse, the City's Water Department will need to ...