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Senate sets trial dates for impeachment

CHARLESTON — Despite an attempt by House members to propose a deal to let two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals off the hook, all sitting justices will face trial in October and November, as well as a justice who resigned last month. The West Virginia Senate met as a ...

Art Center set to host annual Gala

ELKINS — The Arts Center is offering individuals an evening of music, food and fun this weekend as they host their largest fundraiser of the year. The organization’s 17th annual gala fundraiser will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday. The theme of this year’s gala is “Caribbean Island ...

Beverly Elementary School students take to the polls

BEVERLY —Young leaders at a local elementary school hope to create a positive impact on their classmates, school and community throughout this school year. Ten students at Beverly Elementary School were selected by their peers to lead and represent their Wildcat community. Kara ...

Upshur grand jury hands down indictments

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man accused of six counts of sexual assault in the first degree is one of 41 indictments handed down by an Upshur County grand jury. Joshua Brown, 35, was indicted for six counts of sexual assault in the first degree, 10 counts of sexual abuse in the first degree ...

Probable cause found in child neglect case

ELKINS — Probable cause was ruled to have been met for the arrest of an Elkins man who was allegedly discovered asleep in a hot car containing a small child. Ian Carey McElroy, 32, is charged with one felony count of child neglect with risk of serious injury or death. He is free on a ...

Petition seeks to remove candidate from ballot

PARKERSBURG — An attorney from Clay County is seeking to remove a candidate from the ballot in a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court. In a petition to the state Supreme Court, Wayne King said Evan Jenkins’ law license was voluntarily made inactive from Dec. 2, 2014, until ...

Pitmaster Contest winners announced

PARSONS — The Kingsford Manufacturing Plant of Parsons is reflecting on their successful second annual Pitmaster Contest, which was held during the Tucker County Fair. Competitors enjoyed a sunny day at the fair, with fierce competition, as participation doubled this year with 10 different ...

Suicide Prevention Day event set

PHILIPPI — With suicide being defined as the 10th leading cause of death in the Unites States, a number of organizations and individuals paused Monday in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. Among the many that participated, a public event sponsored by Senior Life Solutions was held at ...

Motions filed in impeachment hearing

CHARLESTON — As members of the West Virginia Senate prepare to meet as a jury during the judicial impeachment pre-trial hearing today, two of three justices of the state Supreme Court of Appeals have filed motions for the acting chief justice to hear. On Friday, lawyers for Chief Justice ...

‘Drug house’ ordinance being revisited

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council has revisited a proposed “drug house” ordinance after concerns were presented during a previous meeting calling. Buckhannon’s drafted “drug house” ordinance is largely based on Martinsburg’s law, and would allow officials to identify certain ...

District governor visits Elkins Rotary

ELKINS — Rotary International District Governor Mike Davidson paid a visit to the Elkins Rotary Club Monday during the group’s weekly meeting. Davidson, 2018-19 district governor for District 7530 and Wheeling Rotarian, spoke to Elkins Rotarians about ways they can better the ...

Drug case going to grand jury

ELKINS — The case against one of two area men allegedly being found in possession of drugs and a firearm will be forwarded to the Randolph County Circuit Court. Probable cause for the arrest of David Louis Deshayes, 36, of Elkins, was ruled to have been met. He is charged with one felony ...

Two Department of Defense employees admit to embezzlement charges

ELKINS — Sgt. First Class Shane Morgan with the West Virginia Army National Guard and Master Sgt. (retired) Russell Morgan have admitted to charges related to the embezzlement and unlawful sale of government property, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Shane Morgan, 35, of ...

Treasure Mountain Festival set this weekend

FRANKLIN — For the 50th year running, homefolk and guests will enjoy the fun, food, toe—tapping music and displays at the annual Treasure Mountain Festival this weekend. Supporting “Our Heritage Preserved,” Franklin folk will open its doors, close its streets and discover a potpourri ...

Elkins Main Street Offers Blues Sounds

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean The Dennis McClung Blues Band entertains the crowd Friday night as part of the Elkins Main Street First Friday event, which welcomed members of the community and newly arrived Davis & Elkins College students to downtown Elkins.

Senate to begin impeachment trial

CHARLESTON — When members of the West Virginia Senate meet this week, it will be the first time the body has met as a jury to remove an elected official from office in 142 years. This time, the senate will make triple history when they consider articles of impeachment against not just one ...

Women’s group set to present political forum

ELKINS — A local women’s group is preparing for a forum next month that will allow for citizens to hear from candidates. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Elkins High School auditorium, the forum will be hosted by the Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club and Randolph County Chapter ...

W.Va. Wesleyan announces unusual new program

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College officials have announced that it will be the first school in the state to offer a varsity esports program. WVWC president Joel Thierstein made the announcement during a press conference last week, where he acknowledged that WVWC students have the ...

Barbo-Vezinat overcame traumas while serving in the Army

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. BUCKHANNON — Surviving assault and coping with the death of her child was not easy for Amanda ...