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Survey: Voters concerned with economy, jobs

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series focusing on the results of a state voters’ poll. CHARLESTON — In an AARP WV poll, West Virginia voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over the economy, the opioid crisis, health care and personal finance ...

Free Spooktacular event set for Friday at the Arts Center

ELKINS — Ghosts, goblins and pets alike will come together for a spooky night of fun. The Arts Center in Elkins will host the “Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, with the Randolph County Humane Society. The event will feature games, stories, popcorn, treats and a ...

Arts Center hosts ‘Hamlet’ performance

ELKINS— The Randolph Community Arts Center welcomed the Rustic Mechanicals traveling troupe Saturday night with their performance of “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare. The performance was met by a decent size audience which was matched with stormy weather which fit the scene and tone of ...

TVM/HS announces students making Honor Roll

Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Malachi Ammerman, Brayden Arbogast, Kendall Armstrong, Janie ...

2018 NASA Fellowship winners at WVWC announced

The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium has awarded NASA Fellowships to 11 West Virginia Wesleyan College’s physics students. The announcement was made by Dr. Joseph Wiest, professor of physics. The student recipients are paid a stipend to work on a research project. “Winners are ...

Happy Hatter Red Hats host October luncheon

ELKINS — The Happy Hatter Red Hats recently hosted its October luncheon at CJ Maggie’s. Deloris Wilfong was Queen for the Day. A new Member, G’na Stephens, was welcomed by the member of Happy Hatters. Four ladies, Faye Simmons, Barbara McQuain, Barbara Arbogast and Shirley Rowan, ...

Alumni Association donates to EHS

ELKINS — The Elkins High School Alumni Association recently made donations to the academics, sports, music and arts programs at Elkins High School. Donations are made possible from the support of those who join and get memberships in the association. In addition to these donations, the ...

Moving Quickly

ELKINS — Like the folks who will soon be utilizing it, the Elkins Rail-Trail Connector project is moving along rapidly. The bridge for the trail, stretching over U.S. 219, was placed by work crews from J.F. Allen Co., in Buckhannon, during the overnight and early morning hours ...

Hearing set on conduct charges against Loughry

CHARLESTON — The Judicial Hearing Board has agreed with the motions filed Monday asking for a stay to be lifted and for an expedited hearing regarding judicial conduct charges against Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge ...

Manchin attacks potential settlement

CHARLESTON — Surrounded by first responders and caregivers, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Tuesday raised alarm bells about a potential settlement between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey — his Republican opponent for re-election — and a major distributor of opioid ...

Students, adults helped by Randolph reading program

ELKINS — Over the summer, teachers and staff from Randolph County Schools offered a special reading program for young learners and adults alike. The campaign, known as the Mobile Feed and Read Program, invited youngsters and their parents to enjoy a good book and healthy snack over the ...

Hoping for Lucky Numbers

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean With potential Mega Millions lottery winnings estimated at $1.6 billion, area residents Kelly Harner, center, and Sheena Elmore, right, line up to purchase a lottery ticket from Par Mar No. 84 cashier Stephanie Walter Tuesday afternoon in Elkins.

Woman killed in log accident

DURBIN — A Durbin woman lost her life Monday after a truck overturned and she was struck by the load of logs it was carrying, officials said. Lyndsee Lee Lambert, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene after a 1999 International truck, being operated by Jeffrey E. Myers, of Rupert, ...

Barbour Co. grand jury indicts 25

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County grand jury returned 25 indictments this week, on charges including child abuse, delivery of a controlled substance and escape. Greg G. Lawrence II, 29, of Belington, was indicted on five felony counts of child abuse resulting in injury and one felony count of ...

Elkins High School announces Honor Roll

Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Twelfth grade — Alisha D. Arbogast, Caitlynn R. Arnott, Nicholas A. Baines, Morgan G. Barnett, ...

Candidates suggest focus on family courts

WHEELING — As the opioid addiction crisis continues in West Virginia, family courts in the state are dealing with the fallout. Candidates for the Division 2 seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals discussed Sunday the need for an increased focus on children and family courts ...

WVWC’s Webb honored with Exemplary Teaching Award

BUCKHANNON — During Founders Day Convocation at West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Homecoming celebration, Dr. Joanna Webb, associate professor of chemistry, was presented with the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award. The award recognizes ...

Youngsters Eager to Learn

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Melodee Price, of Mountain Heart, left, talks to youngsters in the Midland Elementary School Head Start program about the Elkins Make It Shine program and picking up trash in the community as part of Head Start Awareness Month.

Trump Jr. speaks at Morrisey rally

MARTINSBURG — With just two weeks left until the Nov. 6 general election, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey enlisted Donald Trump Jr.’s help to make his down-the-homestretch pitch to Eastern Panhandle voters. A crowd of roughly 300 ...

Welcome Center establishing a brand for Randolph County

ELKINS — Elkins Rotarians received a presentation Monday about efforts being made to market Elkins and Randolph County as a travel destination. Taira Landavere, who was named earlier this year as the director of marketing for the Elkins-Randolph County Tourism CVB, a position that serves as ...