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This week, Randolph County EMS launched a new facility located in Harman to better serve the public.

Randolph County EMS opens Station 3 facility in Harman

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HARMAN — In an effort to increase the level of service to the public, the Randolph County Emergency Squad has expanded the agency by opening a new facility in Harman. Director of EMS Kurt Gainer said he believes the people in Harman and surrounding areas will find that the Randolph County ...

Probable cause found in attack case

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ELKINS — Probable cause was ruled to have been met Wednesday in the case of a Huttonsville Correctional Center inmate accused of attacking a correctional officer at the facility. The case against Willis James Wilson, 30, who is charged with one felony count of unlawful assault on an ...

Philippi City Council approves budget

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PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council unanimously approved a nearly $1 million budget for the next fiscal year this week. In the new budget, estimated tax revenues in the general fund are up from last year’s $943,989 to $951,939 in the coming fiscal year. The coal severance tax budgeted ...

Students from Christi Phillips’ first-grade class at George Ward Elementary School perform skits about letters during Tuesday night’s Randolph County Board of Education meeting in Mill Creek. Kindergarten students from Chasity Sharp’s class also performed.

Federal funds have large impact on county’s financial situation

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MILL CREEK — Randolph County Board of Education members heard Tuesday that $235,000 in funding has yet to be received this year from the federal government — leading to strain on an already tight budget. Brad Smith, director of finance for Randolph County Schools, explained the federal ...

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TV star to perform at HOFNOD

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ELKINS — Randolph County Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs will welcome special guest Neal James, co-star from the Animal Planet network hit show, “Call of the Wildman,” during the 2017 expo set for this Saturday and Sunday in Elkins. James co-starred on the reality TV show alongside Ernie ...

One killed in Tucker County fire

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PARSONS — One person is dead after a fire overtook a home in Tucker County late Monday evening. Angie Tompkins with the Tucker County Office of Emergency Management/911 said officials received a call at 11:39 p.m. on Monday about a structure fire in the Parsons area. Chief Kevin White of ...

Lady Tigers open season at Petersburg

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PETERSBURG — The Lady Tigers opened the season on the road Tuesday, losing both ends of a doubleheader with Petersburg in girls varsity softball action. EHS fell in the first game, 5-4, and dropped the second contest 11-3. “We played really, really well for our first game,” EHS coach ...

TOPPS Awards

TOPS Recognized

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A reception for new members will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the Otterbien United Methodist Church basement. The reception is sponsored by Elkins TOPS 0235, recently recognized by National TOPS President Barbara Cady for celebrating 35 years of more than 1,820 weekly meetings and assisting area ...

Philippi Council eyes pay

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PHILIPPI — Philippi City Council approved a revision to personnel policy Tuesday. The revision addresses city employees who work holidays, specifically those employees who because of their duties cannot take holidays off. These include the police department, water treatment plant employees ...

Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County will host its semi-annual book sale from noon until 3 p.m. April 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21 and from 8 a.m. until noon April 22 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall, Franklin Street entrance.

Literacy Volunteers will host a book sale

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BUCKHANNON — Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County will host its semi-annual book sale from noon until 3 p.m. April 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21 and from 8 a.m. until noon April 22 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Social Hall, Franklin Street entrance. There will be a wide variety of ...

Charges dismissed in strangulation case

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ELKINS — Charges were dismissed against a Randolph County man accused of strangling a woman after the alleged victim requested the charges be dropped and refused to testify against him. Dwayne N. Hannah, 66, of Elkins, was charged with one felony count of strangulation. The charge was ...

Upshur County man accused of bringing drugs into regional jail

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ELKINS — An Upshur County man is facing a felony charge after he was transported to an area jail and was allegedly found in possession of controlled substances. Terry Lee Duke, 30, of Buckhannon, is charged with one felony count of transporting a controlled substance onto the grounds of ...

DMC adds orthopedic care

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BUCKHANNON — Davis Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new orthopedic clinic at Buckhannon Medical Care on 11 N. Locust St., Buckhannon. Dr. Walter Boardwine, orthopedic surgeon, and Carrie R. Arbogast, physician assistant are seeing patients on Fridays at the clinic. ...

Justice, lawmakers spar over budget

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CHARLESTON — Actions taken by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Tuesday in regard to lighting the emergency lantern on the top of the Capitol dome for the duration of the budget crisis has rubbed the Republican leadership the wrong way. The light has traditionally been used in times of ...

Datebook

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

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Local youth Grant enjoys a free ice cream on Monday evening at Dairy Queen in Elkins as part of a nationwide promotion offered by the popular ice cream hotspot

Enjoying a cool treat

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Local youth Grant enjoys a free ice cream on Monday evening at Dairy Queen in Elkins as part of a nationwide promotion offered by the popular ice cream hotspot.

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Jim Cost and Dixie Gutmann, residents of Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center, receive the honor of being crowned Valentine King and Queen at the facility’s 2017 Valentin’s Day Ball.

ERCC crowns king and queen

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ELKINS — Jim Cost and Dixie Gutmann, residents of Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center, received the honor of being crowned Valentine King and Queen at the facility’s 2017 Valentin’s Day Ball. “We are starting a new tradition at ERCC,” said Patricia Summerfield, administrator ...

Man sentenced in child neglect case

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man who admitted to breaking his infant son’s ribs and failing to seek medical treatment right away was sentenced Monday in Randolph County Circuit Court. Phillip Robert Taylor, 32, of Mill Creek, was sentenced to six months in jail. That sentence was suspended ...

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Yokum receives full college scholarship

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County resident Noah Yokum was recently awarded a full college scholarship by the EQT Foundation. The scholarship was part of the EQT Students of Excellence Program which awards scholarships on the basis of academic merit, community service and extra-curricular ...