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Painting classes offered

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PARSONS — Celebrating the Season with West Virginia artist Sarah Ferguson, hosted by Parsons Revitalization Organization On TRAC, is open to third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students. Three free, festive workshop sessions will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3, from 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 ...

Mountain Hospice float wins honors

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BELINGTON — Mountain Hospice gains top honors with its float during the Mountain State Forest Festival. This year’s theme, “The Majestic Roads Lead to Royalty,” showcased husband and wife team Marvin and Sharon Brown. This husband and wife team, both volunteers at Mountain Hospice, ...

Volunteers needed for Upshur book sale

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Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County will be hosting its semi-annual book sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 8 a.m. until noon Nov. 17 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall, and need help with the set-up and sale beginning at noon Nov. 13. If you are interested in ...

Super Speaker

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MILL CREEK — An area super hero made a stop at Tygarts Valley Middle-High School Monday afternoon. “Batman,” portrayed by John Buckland as part of the Heroes-4-Higher program, talked to students about being heroes fighting against drugs, bullying, suicide and school violence. The ...

Walker set to become chief justice

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CHARLESTON — The only justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to face an impeachment trial will be the new chief justice starting next year. Justice Beth Walker will take over as chief justice of the state’s highest court starting Jan. 1, 2019. She was chosen by her fellow ...

Wood appointed as Chamber’s executive director

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ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa B. Messinger Wood as its new executive director, effective Nov. 7. A native of Huntington, Wood holds a bachelor of arts in general business from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a ...

Candidates file on first day for municipal election

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ELKINS — Monday served as the first day for candidate filing for the Elkins municipal election, with the mayor’s position as well as a seat in each of the five city council wards to be on the ballot. Elkins Mayor Van Broughton was the first person to file Monday morning, seeking his ...

Randolph grand jury hands down 34 indictments

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man accused of having inappropriate contact with two children in his care was among individuals named in 34 indictments handed down Monday by a Randolph County grand jury. Antoine Stevens Johnson, 42, of Elkins, was indicted on two felony counts of sexual abuse in ...

Buckhannon-Upshur High School class receives $20K grant

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Digital Buccaneers, a Business CTE Simulated Workplace class at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, instructed by Sarah Wamsley, received a $20,000 Program Modernization Grant for new high-powered coding and design computers. Last school year, students of the Digital Buccaneers Simulated ...

Local pastor receives Legion of Honor award

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The Rev. Kevin Gainer, pastor of The Refuge Church in Gilman, recently received the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award for his long-term service to people in need in the area and country. Elkins Marine Corps League Commandant Roger Ware bestowed the award on behalf of the ...

Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program to begin

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Needy youngsters in Randolph and surrounding counties may have a cheerier Christmas this year through new toys contributed through the annual United States Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program under way. The annual collection, spearheaded locally by Elkins’ ...

Rehearsals for Christmas choir concert begin Nov. 4

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Rehearsals begin Sunday, Nov. 4, for the Community Choir which will perform at the Barbour County Community Christmas Concert. The concert, planned in conjunction with the Covered Bridge Christmas activities sponsored by the city of Philippi, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Philippi ...

Armstrong set to donate flooring to storm recovery

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Armstrong Flooring has pledged to donate 400,000 square feet of flooring to support rebuilding efforts that are taking place in the U.S. for Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael and other natural disasters. The company will contribute flooring through its partnership with ...

Pa. shooting victim was WVWC grad

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PITTSBURGH — One of those killed in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh Saturday was a West Virginia Wesleyan College graduate. Daniel Stein, 71, was a 1969 graduate of WVWC. He and seven other men and three women were killed inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill ...

Effort to remove high court justice thrown into limbo

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CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is suspended without pay, impeached, and now convicted. But he is still a justice on the state’s highest court, with a picture hanging outside the chambers, an office costing $363,000 in renovations and ...

Sharing Stories of the Season

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Youngsters visiting the ‘Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular’ Friday night at The Arts Center in Elkins listen intently as volunteer Lynne Serba, dressed as a witch, reads spooky stories. For more photos from the event, turn to page A6.

Voters to decide budget oversight

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CHARLESTON — Voters concerned with the level of spending by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will get their say thanks to a constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Amendment 2 will give the West Virginia Legislature oversight of the judicial branch’s budget. West ...

Arlington Cemetery organist performed at 35,000 funerals

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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. DAVIS — An army veteran and former organist at Fort Myer Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery, who ...