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Covered Bridge Christmas committee announces dates

Community volunteers who want to share their enthusiasm for celebrating the Christmas season in Philippi have been meeting throughout the summer months to plan the 2019 A Covered Bridge Christmas, a month-long celebration of this special secular and sacred holiday. After its early August ...

Reporter’s Notebook: The Quiet Countdown

January 2020 might be when the actual candidate filings start, but I feel we’re all waiting on Sept. 2, 2019. That’s when my sources say U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is expected to announce whether he plans to run again for governor. Manchin could still decide not to, but I do feel like this is ...

Tysor receives Civil Air Patrol appointment

ELKINS — Captain Deborah Tysor, a member of the Elkins Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, has recently been appointed as Public Affairs Officer of the West Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol. Tysor replaces Lt. Col. Jeffrey Schrock, who has been appointed as Public Affairs Officer of ...

Becoming Americans

ELKINS — On Friday 10 new Americans were given their citizenship and with that, the freedom to pursue a life of happiness. U.S. District Judges Thomas S. Kleeh and Michael John Aloi presided over the naturalization ceremony and welcomed the new U.S. citizens. “Ladies and gentleman, ...

Justice talks economic opportunities

HUNTINGTON — Gov. Jim Justice told mayors, city managers and council members from around the state Thursday that despite some good economic signs for the state, there was still much to be done. Justice addressed attendees of the West Virginia Municipal League’s 50th annual Conference at ...

Upshur officers arrest man for ‘bogus’ call

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man confessed to making a false 911 call that prompted the activation of the Upshur County SWAT team Wednesday on the Tallmansville Road. Danny Dalenberg, 63, was arrested for false reporting of an emergency incident, a misdemeanor, by Chief Deputy Mike Kelley ...

The Inter-Mountain earns General Excellence honors

MORGANTOWN — The Inter-Mountain was awarded General Excellence honors in both the Advertising and Editorial competitions during the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspapers Contest, held last weekend at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. The Inter-Mountain earned first ...

Upshur man enters guilty plea

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man who was set to go trial more than two years after his arrest for third-degree sexual assault and displaying obscene matter to a juvenile reached a plea agreement in Upshur County Circuit Court Thursday. Joshua Wayne DeJesus, 29, was first indicted in the ...

Back to School

ELKINS —In preparation for the first day of the school year, Thursday, Aug. 15, Randy Long, director of transportation for Randolph County Schools, said bus drivers are busy getting their buses ready to transport students. Long said it is a priority of the staff to make sure that the ...

Arrest expected in Upshur investigation

BUCKHANNON — The investigation is ongoing and an arrest is anticipated from a call that prompted the Upshur County SWAT team to be activated and numerous law enforcement officers to respond on the Tallmansville Road Wednesday afternoon. A release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s ...

AEDs purchased for five Randolph County schools

ELKINS — Grant funding has allowed Randolph County Schools to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for five schools in the county to be on site in case of medical emergencies. Victoria Howes, RCS Health Program specialist and school nurse, offered a report to the Randolph ...

Lawmakers disagree on gun control

CHARLESTON — Two West Virginia lawmakers are calling for “red flags” to limit certain people from being able to purchase firearms after last weekend’s mass shootings in Ohio and Texas while a group of Republican delegates pledged to defend Second Amendment rights. “Having sworn an ...

Elkins man arrested after allegedly fleeing officers

ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing drug charges after allegedly attempting to flee from officers both in a vehicle and on foot. Billy Lee Isenhart, 34, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and fleeing with reckless indifference. Randolph County Magistrate ...

Local man facing drug charges

ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing drug charges. Shawn David Wilson, 34, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Bond was set at $30,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Michael Dyer. According to the criminal complaint, prepared by Patrolman R.A. ...

Fire damages South Elkins home

ELKINS — Fire damaged a home in South Elkins Wednesday morning, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. The cause of the blaze at the house at 1314 South Davis Avenue remains uncertain. The family living in the home escaped without injury, and a dog and cat that were trapped on ...

Suspect IDed in shooting of trooper

MARLINTON — A Pocahontas County man has been identified as the suspect who was shot and killed after allegedly shooting a West Virginia state trooper Monday. William Biggs, 43, of Marlinton, was identified by law enforcement officials as the suspect. Trooper First Class Josh M. ...

Officers search wooded area for hours in Upshur County

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County SWAT team was briefly activated Wednesday afternoon after a caller to Upshur County E-911 Center indicated there had been shots fired and a man had made threats to law enforcement, according to radio traffic. Officials did not announce if there were shots ...

Trooper recovering from gunshot

MARLINTON — A West Virginia State Police trooper from the Elkins Detachment is recovering after being shot during a shoot out in which the suspect was killed Monday evening. Media reports indicate that Trooper First Class Josh M. Tallman underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the ...

Gov. Justice announces airport project

BRIDGEPORT — Governor Jim Justice flew into the North Central West Virginia Airport Tuesday bringing a large announcement and commitment of funding to get the project started. The project will include a new terminal located directly off I-279, an additional 50 acres with direct taxi way ...