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Area residents make Dean’s List

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BEREA, Ky. — More than 730 Berea College students were named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least four total credits*, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours. For the spring 2020 term, the ...

Road Closures

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The Division of Highways announced the temporary closure of traffic along County Route 1 in Tucker County, also known as Holly Meadows, beginning Thursday, June 4, through Friday, July 10, for pill wall construction. This will be a 24-hour closure beginning at milepost 1.2 and ending at ...

Barbour County Fair postponed until 2021

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PHILIPPI — Officials announced Monday that the 45th Barbour County Fair will be postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came in the form of a letter posted on the Barbour County Fair Facebook page Monday evening. “The Barbour County Fair Board, in ...

All HCC results in; 118 inmates positive

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ELKINS — All the COVID-19 test results for Huttonsville Correctional Center have been returned, with 118 inmates testing positive for coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday during a press briefing. “We’ve ran to the fire again,” Justice said. “We hope and pray that every one of ...

More than 800 tested Saturday for COVID-19

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ELKINS — More than 800 Randolph County residents were tested, free of charge, for COVID-19 on Saturday at Davis Medical Center and the Mill Creek location of Valley Health Care. During their weekly COVID-19 update conference call Monday, the Randolph County Office of Emergency ...

Local store offering mask-making supplies during pandemic

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CHARLESTON — Throughout the Mountain State, many crafters — both newcomers and experts at sewing — have stepped up to help fill gaps in the state and national supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) by making reusable fabric masks for healthcare personnel and other essential ...

Man facing child pornography charges

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography, some of which depicted children as young as 4, after a months-long investigation by the West Virginia State Police. Donald Eugene Taylor, 41, was arrested for distributing and exhibiting of ...

Elkins man charged with domestic battery

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is behind bars following an alleged domestic altercation. Wilson Dale Armstrong, 39, is being charged with third-offense domestic battery after Elkins Police Officers were dispatched to a Second Street residence. According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph ...

Beverly man facing felony drug charge

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BEVERLY — A Beverly man is in jail after law enforcement allegedly found methamphetamine, Xanax and what is believed to be the drug acid in his home. Vincent Paul Gibson, 33, of Beverly, is being charged with felony possession with the intent to deliver. According to a criminal complaint ...

Officials: Free testing events successful

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ELKINS — On Saturday, the Elkins-Randolph County Health Department (REHD) collected more than 800 COVID-19 tests at two drive-thru locations in Elkins and Mill Creek. The test swabs were transported to LabCorp, a state designated laboratory for analysis. “We expect to begin calling ...

Elkins Municipal Court announces virus precautions

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ELKINS — Elkins Municipal Court announced COVID-19 precautions that are effective immediately at all hearings, city officials said Monday. These precautions, which are based on an order issued by the West Virginia Supreme Court (WVSC), include requiring all parties in the courtroom to wear ...

Justice addresses protests

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CHARLESTON — After a weekend of peaceful protests broke out across the state over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Jim Justice praised those who chose nonviolent activism, but joined federal officials in warning against violence and vandalism. Protests broke out nationwide ...

Reopening: States prep for summer

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Editor’s note: Much of the nation has been shut down over the past two-plus months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the economy is reopening, and businesses of all types are quickly ramping up for what they hope will be a busy summer season that will return them to some sense of ...

Elkins businesses adapting to changes

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ELKINS — Small businesses in Elkins and all over West Virginia have been reopening their doors to the public with certain guidelines in place that prioritize public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Robbie Morris, executive director of the Randolph County Development ...

Republican candidates for governor make pitches

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CHARLESTON — Republican and unaffiliated voters have a decision to make between now and Tuesday, June 9: to keep Gov. Jim Justice as their nominee for the general election in November or to choose from seven other candidates. Right now, Justice’s closest competition appears to be ...

Elkins native earned Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross

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Editor’s note: This article is the first in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2020, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published through Veterans Day. ELKINS — An Elkins native and Vietnam veteran ...