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Longtime Barbour County clerk receives national award

PHILIPPI — Monday was a day of celebration as former Barbour County Clerk Macel Auvil was awarded for her long and distinguished career serving the public. On Aug. 1, 1969, Macel Auvil began her career as the Barbour County Clerk. Forty-seven years later she retired. Auvil was unaware ...

Road closures announced in Barbour County

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Office of Emergency Management announced a road closure for Wednesday through Friday. The road closure will run from the Route 76 intersection to the Taylor County line and will include all side roads off Route 119 in the area. The Arden road will also be closed ...

Spreading Cheer

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series begins today and will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — For 20 years, Operation Christmas Child has been brightening the holiday season of not only the youth of Central West Virginia, but also ...

Family shares gifts in memory of loved one

ELKINS — A local family grieving the loss of a beloved 11-year-old girl found a unique way to mark her birthday — by accepting toy donations that will spread holiday cheer to underprivileged children. About 200 new toys have been donated to the local Toys for Tots organization this ...

New business set to open in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — Downtown Buckhannon just got an early Christmas present — The Daily Grind has been purchased and a new business will be opening in January. Members of Buckhannon City Council learned that Stone Tower Brews will be serving the B-U community cold brews and hot coffee, following ...

Hospital volunteer meets ‘wonderful people’

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a weekly series that highlights volunteers in the region who have served for many years or who go above and beyond to help local organizations, churches and nonprofit agencies. To make a suggestion, please call The Inter-Mountain’s newsroom at ...

‘Light Up a Life’ Ceremony

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Accompanied by Elkins Middle School teacher Annette Jordan on piano, the EMS sixth-grade choir performs three festive songs prior to the annual West Virginia Caring 'Light Up A Life' ceremony at Davis Trust Company in Elkins this week. The event ...

County seeks emergency shelter grant

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved the signing of a 911/Office of Emergency Management grant application which would enable the county to provide residents with an emergency pet shelter during emergency situations. The grant, if awarded, would be in the amount of ...

Community orchard created in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — A local resident has planted a seed — in fact, many seeds — that will promote education on planting, growing and harvesting local fruits to the Buckhannon community. Having a FEMA lot directly across from his home, on the corner of Randolph Street and Ritchie Street, Josh ...

Friends First Party offers fun, fellowship

ELKINS — Crafts, food, fellowship and fun were just a few of the things enjoyed by attendees of the 12th annual Friends First Christmas Party this week. Randolph County Technical Center students partnered with the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living to throw the party for ...

Police offer winter driving tips

ELKINS — Before winter officially sets in, the Elkins Police Department is offering safety tips to drivers. Chief Glenn Galloway said before people travel in winter weather conditions, drivers should check the latest weather updates, make sure their vehicle has a good battery and be sure to ...

Spaghetti Fundraiser

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Family members of Mikey Hart prepare spaghetti Friday at the Elkins Fire Department as part of a fundraiser to benefit the 'Mikey Hart Scholarship Fund' which has provided 46 children of firefighters or individuals entering into the fire science field ...

No injuries reported in Barbour bus wreck

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County school bus was involved in a vehicle accident shortly after 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. According to police scanner traffic, the bus was occupied by approximately 20 students when it collided with a tractor trailer on U.S. 250 in front of Philip Barbour High School ...

Triplett makes All-State First Team

WHEELING — An Elkins Tiger and a Philip Barbour Colt have been named to the 2017 Class AA All-State football First Team. The 2017 team’s members were chosen by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Several local players have been honored for their efforts on last season’s ...

Elkins passes controversial tax

ELKINS — Despite pleas from downtown business owners and internal dissension, Elkins City Council voted 7-3 to pass the controversial 1 percent sales tax ordinance on its third and final reading Thursday evening. Public comment speakers asked that the ordinance be tabled, and, for the third ...

Commission opens bids

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission opened bids this week from six area construction companies regarding proposed renovations to the Emerson-Phares Building, which will house the new county 911 center. Architect Jeremy Jones and Construction Administrator Fred Pack, both of Silling ...

Memorial Food Drive continues to grow

BUCKHANNON — Since 2013, donors of the Zach Post Memorial Food Drive have contributed to local food pantries, supplying those in need during the holiday season. Though the food drive has become a positive aspect to Upshur County, it has quite a tragic background. “In 2012, my ...

Resident asks Buckhannon Council for help with trails

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council voted Thursday to submit a proposal to Arch Coal to expand non-motorized public recreation trails. Several volunteers within Upshur County have dedicated hundreds of hours of skilled labor to establish a network of trails for non-motorized, public ...