×

Local News

High court candidates discuss access

WHEELING — Candidates for the Division 1 seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals believe the state’s court system needs to move quicker and be more affordable and accessible to the public. Eight of the 10 candidates seeking election to an unexpired two-year term on the court ...

City of Elkins begins leaf pick-ups

ELKINS — Leaf pick up began Monday in the city of Elkins. There is no set daily schedule for a particular ward or area; workers go to where the heaviest concentrations of leaves are in the interests of efficiency. If you are concerned about letting the leaves sit on your grass for too ...

ArtSpring opens new art space in Tucker

THOMAS — ArtSpring has been continuously promoting Tucker County arts and now has opened its own art space at Cottrill’s Opera House in Thomas. Currently, the new ArtSpring art space is hosting its first Invitational Exhibit featuring artwork by 17 local and regional artists, including ...

Coalton Honor Roll released

Administrators at Coalton Elementary 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: Third grade — Carter Alfred, Ashton Currence, Coraline Elmore, Izak Elmore, Brooklynn ...

Raising Funds at the United Way Auction

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Many people in the area gave back to their local communities by taking part in the Randolph County United Way Auction on Saturday. Randolph County United Way Board of Directors President Kathy Leombruno, right, displays an item up for auction as ...

Candidates vie for high court seats

CHARLESTON — To some observers, the current state of West Virginia’s highest court looks turbulent. Two justices have resigned. Four justices have been impeached, three of which are awaiting trial in the state Senate. Two justices have been indicted by the federal government, with one ...

Resident speaks about lack of rural services

ELKINS — A Mingo woman shared concerns she has regarding residents in the rural areas of Randolph County. During the public comment portion of the Randolph County Commission meeting last week, Sally Adkins said she is alarmed by the lack of services to the Mingo area. “I am here as a ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Wheels of Government Turn On

The nice thing about the hiatus of the impeachment trials of Chief Justice Margaret Workman, former justice Robin Davis and convicted Justice Allen Loughry is that I can finally focus on other issues. For example, the PEIA Task Force formed last March to solve the riddle of ...

D&E introduces 2018 homecoming court

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College seniors Miss D&E Kelsie Roby and Mr. Senator Chris Berman were crowned during a Homecoming ceremony between the women’s and men’s soccer games Saturday at Nuttall Field. The remainder of the Homecoming Court, as selected by the student body, also ...

Better Health Brunch and Learn for Women is Saturday

ELKINS — Davis Medical Center has gathered specialists together for an event specific to the women in our area. In addition to free screenings and education, Women’s Health Day 2018 will offer women the opportunity to share a meal while learning about current health topics. Women of all ...

College hosting Health and Justice Symposium

ELKINS — Raising awareness of the intersection of health and justice or injustice is the focus of a panel discussion and public forum presented by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy at Davis & Elkins College. The Health and Justice Symposium will take place from ...

Davis Medical Center warns of phone scam

ELKINS — Davis Health System is warning residents about a phone scam that uses caller ID spoofing. “We are aware of two recent incidents where a local resident has received a call that appears to be coming from Davis Medical Center with the caller offering to sign people up for a Davis ...

Pageant Winners Honored

Submitted photo Six young girls took home crowns during the Oct. 10 Miss Autumn on the Dry Fork Pageant, which took place at Harman High School. From left are Holliana Huffman, Junior Miss; Izaelia Huffman, Wee Miss; Kendra Lambert, Miss Autumn on the Dry Fork; Kinley Ware, Tiny Miss; Mya ...

Families Program Continuing

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents/Caregivers & Youth 10-14 will continue Tuesday at Elkins Middle School. All EMS sixth graders and their parents/caregivers are invited to join in. The program is completely free of charge, which ...

Community Project

ELKINS — Officials broke ground Friday morning on a project that officials say will benefit the community for years to come. After only a year of fundraising efforts, a $139,000 project will come to life as ground was broken for an amphitheater to be built in Elkins Town Square. The ...

City issues statement announcing support

ELKINS — The city of Elkins issued a press release Friday about supporting an effort to make the West Virginia Home Rule Program a permanent program. Currently, the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program is set to terminate on July 1. Elkins City Council voted Thursday to urge the state ...

Chief details drug arrests

ELKINS — Elkins Police Department Chief of Police Glenn Galloway cited six recent drug-related arrests while giving a report during this week’s Elkins City Council meeting. All of the arrests resulted in charges related to a controlled substance, including methamphetamine, heroin and ...

Candidates share platforms at forum

ELKINS — Topics including job creation, the opioid crisis, abortion and PEIA funding were addressed Thursday as four candidates for state office took part in a public forum at Elkins High School. Republican Mike House and Democrats Bill Hartman and Cody Thompson took part as candidates in ...

Sponaugle responds to Justice filing

CHARLESTON — Attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice have filed a response to a petition filed by Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, asking the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to require the governor to abide by the state Constitution by residing in Charleston. When Sponaugle read the ...