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Rotary hears about Solar Holler

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ELKINS —Elkins Rotary Club members heard guest speaker Leah Cunningham give details about the Solar Holler organization Monday. The mission of Solar Holler, based in Huntington, is to relentlessly pursue innovative approaches that make solar the most affordable choice for their neighbors ...

Reported hammer attack leads to arrest

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ELKINS — A Jacksonville man is facing an assault charge after allegedly attacking a man with a hammer on Cravens Run Road on Friday, June 14. Corey Michael Smith, 23, is charged with malicious assault. Bond was set at $25,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon. According to the ...

Elkins couple facing drug charges

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ELKINS — An Elkins man and woman are facing drug charges after police responded to a malicious assault call. Virginia Fortney, 44, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, while Keith Allen Watson, Jr., 32, is facing conspiracy charges. Bond was set at ...

Beverly man charged with DUI

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ELKINS — A Beverly man is facing a DUI charge after falling asleep at the wheel. Matthew Douglas Witsoe, 31, is charged with DUI causing serious bodily injury. Bond was set at $50,000 by Magistrate Mike Dyer. According to the criminal complaint filed by Trooper R.C. Watson of the West ...

Father’s Day Picnic Offered for Veterans

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Submitted photo Chrome Dragons Riding Club of Elkins spent the afternoon with the Veterans at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility on Saturday with a Father’s Day cookout that included cheeseburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, cookies and soft drinks, all of which was ...

House special session on education resumes

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CHARLESTON — Several education reform bills were moved to second reading in the House of Delegates Monday evening after four select committees passed several bills, including a brand-new omnibus bill. The house met Monday to resume the special session on education betterment called by Gov. ...

Trump, Sanders weigh in on W.Va. reform

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CHARLESTON — The president of the United States and a candidate seeking to face him in 2020 both weighed in on the education reform efforts in the West Virginia Legislature. President Donald Trump tweeted a vague expression of support Monday for the state’s schools and Gov. Jim Justice, ...

Crowds Enjoy 25th Coalton Days Celebration

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Joe Blankenship Crowds came out to enjoy fun in the sunshine Saturday as the 25th annual Coalton Days celebration came to its culmination. A parade featuring entries like the wagon, above, which carried Coalton Days pageant winners, including Junior Miss Peyton ...

Justice gets personal in campaign

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BLUEFIELD — Gov. Jim Justice wrapped up two town hall meetings in southern West Virginia on Thursday, taking questions from the public about education reform, economic development and the growing divide between he and Senate Republicans. The town halls were also notable for what people ...

Upshur exhibit offers history

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BUCKHANNON – Step right up to the Upshur County Historical Society’s Summer Exhibit and visit an “Upshur County Scrapbook of Unusual and Interesting People, Places, Events and other Curiosities.” Open Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. through Sept. 29, the exhibit is located in the ...

Roy served in the U.S. Army in both Korea and Japan

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Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — An Elkins native’s Army service in the 1940s took him to Korea and to see the ruins of ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Potpourri

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By Steven Allen Adams For The Inter-Mountain Today the House of Delegates resumes the education special session, breaking into four select committees to consider legislation from its members, the Senate’s Student Success Act and accompanying education savings account bill, and some ...

Recycling Tires

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Submitted photo On June 8, the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority presented a recycling event at the Tygart Valley Sanitation in Dailey. The event was very successful as 4,200 tires were collected.

Club partnering at Cortland Acres

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THOMAS — We are truly blessed in the Mountain State with the splendor of vibrant seasons, and spring time must certainly be the reason we are known as Almost Heaven. “Biologists point out that few other temperate mountain landscapes undergo such seasonal extremes in temperature,” ...

Town Hall meeting is set for Tuesday

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ELKINS — The latest town hall meeting focusing on dilapidated properties is set for Tuesday. The meeting, which will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the Caboose Room of the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, will feature Randolph County Commissioner Mark Scott and Fifth Ward Elkins City Councilwoman ...

Manchin, Capito speak at Girls State

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ELKINS — Both of West Virginia’s senators, Joe Manchin III and Shelley Moore Capito, spoke before attendees of Rhododendron Girls State at Davis & Elkins College on Friday morning. “These girls are dynamite,” Capito said after speaking to the participants first thing Friday ...

Trump looms large as W.Va. GOP leaders squabble

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CHARLESTON (AP) — In a state where President Donald Trump’s name is still gold, Republican leaders are fighting in a public and caustic way over who’s his best friend. On one side, Gov. Jim Justice says he and Trump are “bound at the hip.” On the other, Senate Republican leaders ...

Student looks at America with fresh eyes

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BUCKHANNON — While in the United States for six weeks, The Upshur Cooperative Parish’s latest German exchange student hopes to become more fluent in English and to make an impact through service. Meet Anna-Lena Lump, a 17-year-old student from Burkhardsfelden near Frankfurt, ...

TVRJ employee charged with felony

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ELKINS — A Tygart Valley Regional Jail employee has been charged with a felony count of imposition of sexual acts on an incarcerated person. Timothy James Watson, 21, of Buckhannon, was the subject of an investigation by the TVRJ. He is currently being held at TVRJ on a $50,000 cash or ...