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Annual seminar planned for Wednesday

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ELKINS — Kump Education Center will host its ninth annual Kump Education Research Seminar at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome to this event held in the restored Kump House at 401 S. Randolph Avenue across from Kroger. College students and professional teachers will present their ...

Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats host April luncheon

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ELKINS — Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted their monthly luncheon April 8 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Parsons. Queen Mother BJ McKenzie presided over the meeting. Officials send a big “thank you” to “Parsons Chicks” Duchesses Bonnie Swyter, ...

First Responders Gather at Downtown Fire

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley A fire in an apartment off South Randolph Avenue in Elkins at about 6 p.m. Sunday brought first responders from the Elkins Fire Department, the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department and Randolph County EMS to the scene.

BOE looks at Stop the Bleed

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BUCKHANNON — A person can die from hemorrhaging in just eight to 10 minutes which is why a national campaign called Stop the Bleed was created to train citizens in how to help in an emergency. On Tuesday, Linda Smith, R.N. and trauma program manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital, told the ...

Council hears committee request

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BUCKHANNON — A county resident requested that the City of Buckhannon send regular representatives to the Local Emergency Emergency Planning Committee. The Lewis-Upshur LEPC alternates meetings in Buckhannon and Weston each month and is charged by the federal Emergency Planning and ...

National Guard unveils new Black Hawk helicopters

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WHEELING — For the past 34 years, every mission completed by the aviators at Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment based in Wheeling was done in an older-model, hand-me-down military helicopter — first the Bell UH-1 “Huey” and, starting in 2002, Sikorsky’s UH-60A/L Black ...

Squadron members attend development weekend

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ELKINS — Seven senior members of the Elkins Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol attended the West Virginia Wing Professional Development Academy on April 12-14 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood. Held annually by the West Virginia Wing, these tiered courses are designed to support adult members ...

Randolph County man charged with burglary

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man has been charged with burglary and grand larceny. Franklin J. Biggs, 56, of Monterville, was also charged with driving revoked for DUI third offense. According to a criminal report prepared by Deputy A.M. Channell of the Randolph County Sheriff’s ...

ERCC CNA Class Graduates

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Submitted photo The Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) class graduated on April 10. The graduates received a certificate and an ERCC CNA graduation lapel pin. A reception was held following the graduation ceremony. Kelly Channell, RN, is the CNA class ...

Justice, Thrasher campaigns trade barbs

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CHARLESTON — The political campaigns for Gov. Jim Justice and Woody Thrasher have traded attacks mere days after the former Department of Commerce secretary entered the 2020 Republican primary for governor. The Justice campaign issued a press release Thursday night, titled “Justice ...

City, county working to prevent wrecks

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BUCKHANNON — Both the Upshur County Commission and Buckhannon City Council are asking the West Virginia Department of Highways to study what can be done along Route 33 to help prevent crashes, particularly at Childers Run and Kesling Mill intersections. During Thursday’s Upshur County ...

Upshur County Library fundraiser dinner celebrating 25 years

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TENNERTON — Twenty-five years ago, a dinner marrying the Appalachian delicacy of ramps with raising funds for the local library was cooked up. Dale Hawkins, co-owner of Fish Hawk Acres, can’t remember exactly how it happened but he or then-director Beth Nicholson approached each other ...

Elkins City Hall News

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The city has been working closely with the Division of Highways in recent weeks in an effort to get projects underway. This coming week, DOH employees will be cleaning North Randolph Avenue, Randolph Avenue and Harrison Avenue to assist the city. We appreciate their hard work and the ...

Warner, Mueller Report explain election interference

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CHARLESTON — With Russian election interference a big part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner wants the public to know the signs of misinformation. The Secretary of State’s Office released a PowerPoint presentation ...

Timberline court hearing is continued

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PARSONS — A judge was prepared to hear arguments about entities connected to Timberline Four Seasons Resort possibly going into a receivership on Thursday, but the owners of the company did not have an attorney present and the hearing was continued. The hearing was scheduled to address the ...

Final cost of levy election announced

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ELKINS — Randolph County officials announced Thursday the final cost of the Randolph County Schools levy proposal election in March. County Clerk Brenda Wiseman said the total cost of the election was $45,383.90 during Thursday’s Randolph County Commission meeting. “We originally ...

D&E establishes the Robin Price Award for Staff Excellence

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ELKINS — For 46 years, Robin Galford Price has made Davis & Elkins College her second home, and the students, faculty and staff have been her second family. On Thursday, just months before her retirement, she was honored with the inaugural award that will continue her namesake and ...