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Intrawest announces ownership agreement

SNOWSHOE — Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc., the North American mountain resort and adventure company that owns Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Pocahontas County, has announced new ownership as part of a $1.5 billion agreement. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired ...

Personnel hearings begin in Randolph

ELKINS — Weighing the needs of students while managing an ever-shrinking budget — that is the monumental task facing Randolph County Board of Education members as they begin considering staff reductions. Monday began a three-part session of personnel hearings, as board members received ...

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Woman faces felony charges

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is behind bars and accused of stealing items from the Elkins Wal-Mart on two separate occasions. Kristin Michelle Gillette, 28, of Elkins, is charged with two felony counts of third-offense shoplifting. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail ...

Barbour Board learns about WVU Extension Service

PHILIPPI — Barbour County Board of Education members learned Monday about the programs and services the WVU Extension Service offers to local children and families. WVU Extension Agent Hannah Fincham said the programs include 4-H, while the services include information about agriculture, ...

Magistrate denies bond modification

ELKINS — A request for a bond modification was denied in the case of a Randolph County woman who failed to appear for a hearing in Randolph County Circuit Court. Robin Lee Short, 36, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of failure to appear. She remains incarcerated at Tygart Valley ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Fran Kordek, a local quilter who is spearheading renewed efforts to document quilts, speaks Monday to the Rotary Club of Elkins at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA.

Rotary hears about quilt project

ELKINS — Rotary Club of Elkins members heard Monday about an upcoming two-day documentation session aimed at preserving the details of quilts and the special people who made them. Fran Kordek is a local quilter who is spearheading renewed volunteer efforts to document quilts throughout ...

Photo by Sydney Pringle for the Tucker County Animal Shelter
Princess, a Plott Mix from the Tucker County Animal Shelter, may be entered into the Tournament of Tails competition.

Dog raises funds for animal shelter

PARSONS — The Tucker County Animal Shelter’s competing dog Brutus made it to the Eager Eight in the Tournament of Tails competition, earning $300 to go toward the construction of a new outdoor play area for the shelters’ dogs. Out of 32 dogs from various shelters around the country, ...

Justice calls budget deal close

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Jim Justice said Saturday night that he was near a deal with the Senate Republican leadership to limit budget cuts and overhaul taxes, but lawmakers later passed a spending plan that closes a projected deficit simply with deeper ...

Batman to make appearance at Chamber dinner

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce will host an awards dinner to celebrate “Super Heroes in Business” at the Phil Gainer Community Center. The dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, with social hour set to begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner slated for 6:30 p.m. The ...

Bond modified in Randolph County solicitation case

ELKINS — A judge modified the bond of a Randolph County accused of kissing a juvenile while she was sleeping and sending her suggestive messages. Bond for Daniel Ryan Spencer, 30, Elkins, was originally set at $75,000 cash surety or property on one felony count of soliciting a minor via ...

Governor visits Wheeling

PARKERSBURG — The governor announced late Saturday night a possible deal with the Senate on a budget plan that would lead West Virginia on a “pathway to prosperity.” “Right now I’m one happy camper,” Gov. Jim Justice said during a 10 p.m. press conference. Saturday was the end ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Student representatives from Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School’s Project ISAAC after-school program donate Easter baskets Thursday to St. Joseph’s Hospital. In front, from left, are Carolyn Blend, Project ISAAC site coordinator; students Robert Vaught and Breanna Perry; parent Thelma Gordon; Debbie Shapiro, Project ISAAC volunteer; and Skip Gjolberg, administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital. In the back, from left, are parent Mike King; and St. Joseph’s employees Candy Lewis, Janet Phillips and Misti Elmore

Program makes Easter donation

BUCKHANNON — An after-school program at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School is helping make Easter a little brighter for patients at a local hospital. Students, parents and teachers from the Project ISAAC program donated toys, coloring books and other items for Easter baskets. ...