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Capito headlines dinner

BUCKHANNON — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., outlined what she considered successes by President Donald Trump since he has been elected in her address Sunday at the Upshur County Republican Executive Committee Lincoln Day Dinner. “I’m proud to support the president,” Capito said. ...

Car Flips on Top in Accident

The Inter-Mountain photo by Destiny Judy A car landed on its top in an accident on Middle Mountain near Harman at about 11 a.m. Saturday. First responders at the scene included the Harman Volunteer Fire Department and the Whitmer Volunteer Fire Department. No further information was available ...

Elkins Main Street to honor businesses

ELKINS — An area individual and local business leaders are slated to receive awards this week for their contributions to the community. Elkins Main Street will host its annual “Heritage and Horizon Awards” reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Graceland Inn on the campus of Davis & ...

Scottish Rite Masons Host Benefit Breakfast

Submitted photo The Tygart Valley Scottish Rite Masons hosted their annual spring benefit pancake breakfast at Applebees in Elkins on Saturday. The students and staff from the West Virginia Children’s Home were part of the large crowd that supported this event. The Children’s Home is one ...

Justices differ on three strikes law

By Steven Allen Adams For The Inter-Mountain CHARLESTON — A recent decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court tracks with legislation meant to reduce punishment for non-violent felonies, but a justice believes the court re-wrote state law. The Supreme Court ruled in a 4-1 decision on ...

MSFF trumpeteer auditions scheduled

ELKINS — Auditions for the Royal Trumpeteers of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival will be on Wednesday, April 24, at the Elkins First United Methodist Church. There will be a mandatory parent/participant meeting beginning at 6 p.m., with auditions immediately following the parent ...

Brotherhood of Service

BUCKHANNON — Two area fire departments are showing the cooperative brotherhood of the fire service. Elkins Fire Department chief Thomas Meader recently asked the Buckhannon Fire Department for a loaner pumper due to the department being down two pumpers. In a letter read aloud at ...

Commission educates on open meetings laws

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Ethics Commission is working with city and county governments to ensure elected officials understand the importance of transparency and accountability. The commission met Thursday morning for its monthly meeting in downtown Charleston. Staff have scheduled ...

State Auditor presents program to Randolph BOE

ELKINS — The West Virginia State Auditor offered a presentation to the Randolph County Board of Education this week that focused on transparency. John B. “JB” McCuskey, state auditor, explained that it is the duty of his office to provide transparency to the public. “Our office’s ...

Former municipal judge and two-time Lions president killed in wreck

BUCKHANNON — Two members of the Buckhannon community, including a long-time assistant city attorney and former municipal judge, were killed Thursday night after the driver pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer on Route 33 East at Childers Run crossing. The driver, Harry Matthew ...

2019 Woodly the Elf announced

BEVERLY— Mountain State Forest Festival officials announced Thursday that Tygart Valley Christian Academy student Kendal Ray is the winner of the 2019 Woodly the Elf poster contest. Ray, who will portray Woodly the Elf in this year’s Forest Festival, was honored at the school Thursday ...

Military training area may expand into Randolph, Upshur

ELKINS — The government is considering expanding a military training area to include airspace over Elkins and Buckhannon. Cindy Hart, the Randolph County Office of Emergency Management director, brought information about the proposed changes to Thursday’s Randolph County Commission ...

Buckhannon takes look at annexation

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon will offer certain property owners near the Event Center at Brushy Fork the opportunity to be annexed into the city and not have to pay for the proposed sewer line extension. In particular, the sewer line extension is needed for a planned development ...

Woodlands Development Group, DHS break ground for senior housing

ELKINS — Officials from the Woodlands Development Group and Davis Health System took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Grace Davis Residences senior housing development Thursday morning. The amenities offered at the new facility, located across Gorman Avenue from Davis Medical ...

Property owners dubious about annexation benefits

ELKINS — Elkins city officials met Wednesday with residential property owners along the North Randolph Avenue route the city is seeking to annex. The city wants to annex the property before Corridor H brings new economic development to the area, but at Wednesday’s meeting several property ...

State awaits flood dollars

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is awaiting more than $106 million to help limit the damage from the next big flood, but the state is having issues spending the federal funding it has now. In a statement released Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., expressed frustration over delays in ...

SUBA raises $25,000 toward a new veterans monument

ROCK CAVE — The last of the bricks in the Veterans Memorial Wall were removed Wednesday and demolition of the wall will soon happen to make way for six granite monuments that will be a lasting memorial to the veterans’ service. In just under a year, SUBA raised $25,300 for a new ...

Six arrested in Elkins on drug charges

ELKINS — Six people were arrested on drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant on a local apartment. Rangley Tristen Kessler, 52, of Elkins, Lucretia Lynn Edenfield, 37, of Elkins, Daniel Thomas Gray, 33, of Elkins, Clayton Dale Kimble, 31, of Elkins, Joshua Glen Black, ...

Fight leads to felony charge

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested after an early morning fight that ended with the victim suffering a broken nose and being transported to the hospital. Steven Dewayne Arbogast, 38, was arrested for malicious or unlawful assault, a felony. On Tuesday, April 2, Cpl. Joshua Wilson ...