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A group of seventh-grade students from Elkins Middle School take part in the Youth Science Discovery Experience Field Trip program recently at the National Youth Science Center near Davis. The weekend getaway included a tour of the Mount Storm power station, a visit to historic coke ovens that were part of coal production, an opportunity to build a robot, hands-on scientific experiments and other activities.

Local students take part in STEM trip

DAVIS — Eleven seventh-grade students from Elkins Middle School had a unique learning experience recently as part of a weekend getaway at the National Youth Science Center near Davis. The Youth Science Discovery Experience Field Trip program is designed to offer science, technology, ...

Woman found competent for trial

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman facing felony arson and drug charges was ruled competent to stand trial Tuesday after being evaluated by an area psychologist. Beth A. Meadows, 52, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of second-degree arson, one felony count of destruction of ...

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Elkins man facing child pornography charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly being found in possession of pornography depicting children. John Anthony Collins, 47, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession of child pornography depicting violence to minors. He is incarcerated ...

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Randolph County man charged with burglary

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a home and stealing nearly $2,500 worth of property. Kodi Lee Tingler, 24, of Valley Bend, is charged with one felony count of burglary and one felony count of grand larceny. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

Bills again not ready for special session

WHEELING — The first day of a reconvened special session of the West Virginia Legislature Monday was anything but special as lawmakers again had no bills to consider when they sat down at their desks to discuss next year’s budget. Both the Senate and the House adjourned until 11 a.m. ...

Randolph man charged with burglary

ELKINS — A Randolph County man was arrested after allegedly kicking in the door to a garage of a nearby residence. Christopher Michael Galford, 30, of Mabie, is charged with one felony count of daytime burglary. He is free on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Chief ...

Belington EMS raising funds for upgrades

BELINGTON — The Belington Emergency Squad is working to purchase new equipment that will ultimately bring better service to the community. Belington EMS Director Derek Hart explained the department hopes that by July 1, the squad will have the means to make the purchase. “What we’re ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
Amanda Johnson, Randolph County extension agent, speaks to the Rotary Club of Elkins on Monday about 4-H offerings.

Elkins Rotary learns about 4-H

ELKINS — On Monday afternoon, the Rotary Club of Elkins heard about an organization that has offered hands-on learning opportunities for area youth for a number of years. Amanda Johnson, a WVU Extension Service Randolph County extension agent, told Rotarians about 4-H camp and how the ...

Man sentenced on drug charge

ELKINS — One of two area residents facing felony charges from an automobile accident that led to the discovery of drugs was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement Monday. William C. Roth IV, 24, of Bethel, Connecticut, was sentenced to six month in jail. That sentence was suspended ...

Community garden plots available at Kump Center

ELKINS — The Kump Education Center is once again offering Community Garden plots that are available for rent. Plots located behind the Kump House are 20 feet by 20 feet. The plots cost $25 each to rent until the end of the gardening season. For applications, contact the Community ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Cindy Karelis
More than 200 various appliances haphazardly placed all across the front parking lot, along the side of the building and behind the Dollar Store and More in Beverly.

‘An Eyesore’

BEVERLY — If local resident Allen Harris had his way, the community of Beverly would practice a little more patience in regard to an unusual problem at the Dollar Store and More at the south end of town. “They are trying to get it cleaned up,” Harris said about the more than 200 ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Bayli Helmick
Mary’s Greenhouse on Ward Avenue in Elkins has more than 300 different plants available this season.

Mary’s has variety of plants

ELKINS — Mary’s Greenhouse and Terra Flora Landscaping offers a variety of flowers, vegetables, shrubbery and trees to brighten up any landscape, at an affordable cost with homegrown quality in mind. The greenhouse has been supplying local community gardeners for the past 43 ...

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Bond modified in Randolph drug case

ELKINS — Bond was modified Friday in the case of an area woman allegedly found, along with a male individual, in a stolen vehicle with firearms, counterfeit money, drugs and drug paraphernalia. Bond was modified for Cassie Chase Poland, 18, of Fairmont, from $100,000 cash-only to $50,000 ...

State budget talks will resume today

WHEELING — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael says a revenue bill to be considered by the Legislature this week is itself not a tax increase, but instead represents a nearly $119 million tax cut next year for West Virginians. The revenue bill is one of four pieces of ...

WOODLEY 2017

Weese tapped as ’17 MSFF Woodly the Elf

ELKINS — Director General Chad Shoemaker, Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips and Citizens Bank of West Virginia have announced Kaleigh Nicole Weese as Woodly the Elf, the official mascot of the Mountain State Forest Festival. Each year, a Randolph County student — from public, ...

Channell is festival’s Mother of Year

MILL CREEK — Despite the struggles of motherhood, one local mother is reminded by her children at the end of every day that she is the greatest mother in their eyes. Hillary Channell of Huttonsville, Tygart Valley Fairs and Festivals’ 2017 Mother of the Year, is the mother of two boys who ...