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The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Trooper First Class J.J. Cornelius, left, utilizes a map held by Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney David E. Godwin to show where a foot pursuit began before leading to an alleged altercation between he and Nathaniel Ray Wegman, 29, of Elkins, that left both men injured in March 2016. Wegman was indicted by a Randolph County grand jury on June 27, 2016, on one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, one felony count of malicious assault upon a governmental representative and one misdemeanor count of fleeing from an officer by any means other than the use of a vehicle.

Trooper testifies in attempted murder trial

ELKINS — A jury heard testimony Wednesday from the alleged victim — a West Virginia state trooper — in the case of a Randolph County man accused of trying to kill him. Nathaniel Ray Wegman, 29, of Elkins, was indicted on one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, one felony ...

Vintage hosting kids’ art contest

ELKINS — Area children are urged to submit a drawing into a contest hosted by Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar to find art for an upcoming kids’ menu. Submissions must be made by Aug. 16, with the winner set to be selected on Aug. 21. The winner will receive $25 in addition to being ...

Barbour agencies scramble to meet deadline

PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council agreed to take part in a last-minute effort to keep from losing out on federal funding Tuesday. Reg Trefethen, of the Barbour County Development Authority and Airport Authority, spoke to Council about a grant received by the Airport Authority in 2009 to ...

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The late Harley Brown, shown with his late wife, Dora Brown, will be honored by the city of Buckhannon at the dedication of the Harley A. Brown Memorial Water Plant at 173 Wood St. at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Buckhannon dedication to honor Brown

BUCKHANNON — The city of Buckhannon will honor a former city official at the dedication of the Harley A. Brown Memorial Water Plant Thursday. Brown was also a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. The dedication will be at 173 Wood St. at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The renovated water plant ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Gabriel J. ‘Gabe’ Devono takes the oath of office as the new superintendent of schools for Randolph County at the beginning of Tuesday’s regular Board of Education meeting, led by Circuit Court Judge David H. Wilmoth, right.

New Randolph County Schools superintendent sworn in

ELKINS — After taking the oath of office Tuesday, the new superintendent of Randolph County Schools wasted no time outlining changes and improvements he’d like to tackle in coming weeks. Superintendent of Schools Gabriel J. “Gabe” Devono said he’s already visited several schools, ...

DHS to offer Bluegrass Festival

ELKINS — The Davis Health System Foundation is preparing to offer its ninth annual Bluegrass Festival benefit at the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium at Davis & Elkins College at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Hillbilly Gypsies and Nothin’ Fancy will both headline the Bluegrass Festival, providing ...

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Randolph man pleads guilty to drug charge

ELKINS — One of two Valley Bend men allegedly found in possession of a large amount of marijuana and cash, as well as firearms, entered into a plea agreement Tuesday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Peter Seigfried Doring, 54, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession with intent ...

Lewis grand jury indicts 47

WESTON — A Lewis County grand jury handed down 47 indictments Monday and Tuesday — one group consisting of 24 individuals along with a second group of 23 people. Those indicted in group one and required to report for bond return hearings at 9 a.m. on July 27 at the Lewis County Judicial ...

Fire damages Homestead structure

EAST DAILEY — Crews responded to a blaze that overtook two structures near a local residence during the weekend. On Saturday evening, officials battled a fire which began in an original Tygart Valley Homestead garage and chicken coop. Tygart Valley Fire Company Chief Bob Elbon noted that ...

Event slated to raise awareness of autism

ELKINS — The West Virginia Autism Supportive Center invites children and adults, as well as their families, to a community event this week. From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, families are invited to attend the first-ever Autism Community Family Picnic at the Autism Supportive Center in Elkins. Erin ...

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Morrisey running for U.S. Senate

HARPERS FERRY — Saying the goal of his candidacy is “to put the message forward as to why I am the conservative candidate in this race,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey kicked of his campaign Monday for the state’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Joe Manchin, ...

Commission gives funds to Safety Fair

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Commission made its annual contribution to the Safety Fair Monday, giving a $500 donation to the sheriff’s department to fund the children’s equipment. The program has received positive reviews for educating children in a fun way about safety ...

Board discusses Philip Barbour High School project

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Board of Education meeting met briefly Monday as board members discussed plans for their future endeavors. Personnel would like to see the completion of the Philip Barbour High School Connector Project that would add 10 more feet of a canopy to the existing ...

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Bobby Maynard and Breakdown will perform at the seventh annual Allegheny Highlands Trail Bluegrass Festival set Saturday in Montrose.

Annual Bluegrass Festival set in Montrose

MONTROSE — Award-winning West Virginia bluegrass musicians will converge on the area later this month to help raise money for the Allegheny Highlands Trail. Johnny Cochran’s Bluegrass Band, Bobby Maynard and Breakdown, and Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys will all take the stage on ...

The Inter-Mountain photos by Beth Henry-Vance
The Rotary Club of Elkins welcomes three new members Monday during the lunch meeting at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA. From left are club President Carl Nichols, new member Vance Jackson, new member Scott Hamby, Rotary member Dick Harvey, new member Steve Herron, Rotary member Dottie Wamsley and Ron LaNeve, past president.

Rotary of Elkins welcomes new members

ELKINS — Three community leaders were welcomed Monday as new members of the Rotary Club of Elkins. Vance Jackson, Davis Health System chief executive officer, was sponsored by Elkins Rotary President Carl Nichols; Scott Hamby, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Elkins, was ...