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Volunteer offers assistance at Randolph County Senior Center

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series that highlights volunteers in the region who help local organizations, churches and nonprofit agencies. To make a suggestion, please call The Inter-Mountain’s newsroom at 304-636-2124. ELKINS — One of the friendly volunteers greeting folks ...

Caboose to Coffeehouse

ELKINS — A 1937 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad caboose that once graced the back campus of Davis & Elkins College has made its way back to its former home. The caboose was most recently stationed on area residents Jim and Pat Schoonover’s lawn before being donated to Sid and Sue ...

Cold snap causing highway headaches

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches, from highway pileups to frozen pipes and a rash of car thefts. And there’s more to come. Bitter temperatures and snow squalls have been blamed for ...

Pets need to be protected from low temps

BUCKHANNON — As temperatures begin to plummet this weekend and remain in single digits at night into much of next week, it’s critical to protect your furry friends from the frigid weather. Accuweather senior meteorologist Tom Kines said this weekend is looking to be bitter cold with ...

WVU official working with local rehabilitation counselors

ELKINS — A West Virginia University official met with local rehabilitation center staff members about how to ensure their clients receive proper care and services. Counselors from West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, along with employees of WorkForce West Virginia, recently ...

Decorating with a Smile

Submitted photo A youngster in the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA after-school program decorates cookies with creative designs Friday afternoon while participating students enjoy their winter break from studies.

People’s Choice Ballots Winner Chosen

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Jennifer McDonald, left, of Bowden, receives a $200 check from The Inter-Mountain Business Office Manager Marcia Myers Friday afternoon. Anyone who completed a People’s Choice ballot selecting their favorite area businesses, restaurants and more was ...

Crews respond to structure fire

ELKINS — Local crews responded to a fire inside a residence in Highland Park Thursday. At 8:52 a.m., the Elkins Fire Department was called to a blaze on Highland Street, where a cooking stove caught fire, according to Chief Tom Meader. “As far as damage, it was minimal, but we had to ...

City issues Suddenlink statement

ELKINS — Elkins Mayor Van T. Broughton issued a statement Thursday announcing the city of Elkins does not intend to pursue litigation regarding the closure of the Suddenlink Communication office in Elkins. The company had announced its intention to close the Elkins location in late October. ...

Two school buildings purchased

VOLGA — Bid after bid, the property of two Barbour County schools have finally been sold. Joe R. Pyle Auctions conducted sales Thursday of Volga-Century Elementary School and Mount Vernon Elementary School. Both schools closed in 2016 after the Barbour County Board of Education voted ...

Elkins man facing felony

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing a felony charge after allegedly attempting to steal more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from a local retail store. Brandon Edward Hepler, 31, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of attempted grand larceny. He is free on a $25,000 cash or ...

Pocahontas woman sentenced in drug case

ELKINS — A Pocahontas County woman accused of being found under the influence of drugs in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail parking lot was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Casey May Grogg, 29, of Arbovale, was sentenced to one year in jail ...

County’s excise tax to increase

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission voted unanimously to increase excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property during a special meeting Wednesday. Currently, the excise tax on privilege of transferring real property in Randolph County, pursuant to 2017 regular session ...

Barbour school buildings slated to be auctioned

BUCKHANNON — Two Barbour County school buildings are up for grabs, and will be auctioned off to the highest bidding contender. Today, Joe R. Pyle Auctions will auction off Volga-Century Elementary School and Mount Vernon Elementary School. Both schools closed in 2016 after the Barbour ...

Pillowcase Project teaches kids about safety

BUCKHANNON — Union Elementary School students received information on how to be prepared should a disaster strike and learned the importance of fire safety. With the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project, the goal is to prepare students to be ready for anything. Jessie Kozel, ...