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Senate to begin impeachment trial

CHARLESTON — When members of the West Virginia Senate meet this week, it will be the first time the body has met as a jury to remove an elected official from office in 142 years. This time, the senate will make triple history when they consider articles of impeachment against not just one ...

Women’s group set to present political forum

ELKINS — A local women’s group is preparing for a forum next month that will allow for citizens to hear from candidates. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Elkins High School auditorium, the forum will be hosted by the Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club and Randolph County Chapter ...

W.Va. Wesleyan announces unusual new program

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College officials have announced that it will be the first school in the state to offer a varsity esports program. WVWC president Joel Thierstein made the announcement during a press conference last week, where he acknowledged that WVWC students have the ...

Barbo-Vezinat overcame traumas while serving in the Army

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. BUCKHANNON — Surviving assault and coping with the death of her child was not easy for Amanda ...

Chief Presents Award to Officer

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Elkins Police Chief Glenn Galloway presents a Dedicated Service Award to Sgt. M.J. Sigley, who is leaving the department after years of service. The award was presented during last week’s Elkins City Council meeting.

Reporter’s Notebook: Rock the Vote

Election Day is only a few months away, and while there will be much focus on the candidates and races, far little attention will be paid to making sure you’re registered to vote. That’s why September is National Voter Registration Month. Just for a disclaimer, I’m a former assistant ...

‘Decorating Diva’ set to offer sewing demonstration

ELKINS — Elkins Sewing Center is delighted to present sewing professional Pam Damour from Champlain, New York. She is known as “the Decorating Diva” and is continuously morphing and changing the way we sew. Her innovations in the sewing room help you to create in a more efficient and ...

Justice designates ‘fifth season’

SUMMERSVILLE — Gov. Jim Justice traveled to Summersville Friday to designate a “fifth season” in the Mountain State. “Today is an exciting day” said Justice. “For years, we’ve talked about our four beautiful seasons, and I think we’ve been missing a major one — Gauley ...

Randolph farm a finalist for award

CHARLESTON — A Tygart Valley farm specializing in grass-fed Black Angus steers is competing to be named the 2018 West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year. Every year, one farm in the state receives the Conservation Farm of the Year honor after winning at the county, district and area ...

Screening to be offered Sept. 21

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Weston, will provide a special, low cost prostate screening on Sept. 21 for local men. There is a special low cost of $10 for the PSA blood test and no cost for an examination by urologist Dr. Thomas ...

D&E to host 9/11 ceremony

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Student Veterans Association (SVA) will host a 9/11 commemorative ceremony beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the flag pole behind Liberal Arts Hall. D&E Vice President for Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement Dr. Rosemary Thomas will ...

Belington VFD’s Fall Bash draws big crowd

BELINGTON — The weather was cool, and the prizes were hot at the Barbour County Fairgrounds on Saturday for the 20th Annual Belington Volunteer Fire Department's Fall Bash. From guns to cash prizes, primitives, a WVU package, tools and much more, the prizes only seem to get better as ...

EHS Band Marches Through Town

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean The Elkins High School marching band marches through downtown prior to Friday evening’s football game with Lewis County.

Downtown Corn Hole Tournament

The Inter-Mountain photos by Tim MacVean Area residents gathered during Friday night's Elkins Main Street First Friday event to participate in a corn hole tournament, one of many activities which welcomed local residents as well as Davis & Elkins College students back to the community.

State leaders push for confirmation

CHARLESTON — Leaders in the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates are calling on the state’s senators in Washington, D.C., to quickly confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. The press conference, held Friday morning in the Senate President’s ...

Buckhannon hears parking concerns

BUCKHANNON — Pressure has been increased on Buckhannon City Council to take action concerning parking complaints from several community members who live near West Virginia Wesleyan College’s campus. At the end of June, council was addressed by residents, who stated parking in front of ...

Visitor’s Bureau offers report

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission received an annual report for the new fiscal year from an area visitors center this week. G’na Stephens, Randolph County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau board secretary, read a letter from the organization’s board of directors president ...