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Blue & Gray Reunion seeking volunteers for 2018

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PHILIPPI — More volunteers are always needed and welcome in order to provide a successful Blue & Gray Reunion event each year in Philippi. New volunteers are invited to join with the veteran committee members when they meet at 7 p.m. today in Council Chambers of the Philippi City ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
Moesha Moncrieffe, a second-year student at Davis & Elkins College, straps herself into a seat in a fire engine Tuesday. Each year, the safety, first aid and CPR class from the college visits the Elkins Fire Department to learn about the ins and outs of how a fire department runs and about the equipment used by fire officials in various rescue scenarios.

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
1713: Victoria Krystyrak, a senior at Davis & Elkins College, lifts an extraction tool used by fire officials Tuesday. Each year, students enrolled in the safety, first aid and CPR class from the college visits the Elkins Fire Department to learn about the ins and outs of how a fire department runs and about the equipment used by fire officials in various rescue scenarios.

Safety Training Can Be Fun

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Moesha Moncrieffe, a second-year student at Davis & Elkins College, straps herself into a seat in a fire engine Tuesday. Each year, the safety, first aid and CPR class from the college visits the Elkins Fire Department to learn about the ins and ...

The Arts Center to host production of ‘King Lear’ on Saturday

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ELKINS — For the third year in a row, the Vintage Theatre Company’s Rustic Mechanicals will perform a play by William Shakespeare at The Arts Center. This year’s production of “King Lear” continues the collaboration between the two organizations, and promises to be their best show ...

Manchin: DEA needs strong leader

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., suggested the nation’s next Drug Enforcement Agency “drug czar” should have a medical background, know someone who has been addicted and be from outside the Washington, D.C., beltway, during a teleconference with reporters Tuesday ...

New U.S. Attorney Powell planning to tackle drug issues

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WHEELING — Now that William Powell has taken the oath of office as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, he is prepared to take on drug-related obstacles facing the state. “I represent all of the district. I will be working regularly in Martinsburg, Clarksburg, ...

Wanton endangerment case going to grand jury

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man charged with allegedly pointing a gun at several juveniles waived his preliminary hearing in Randolph County Magistrate Court. Charles Rusty Stanley, 34, of Valley Head, is charged with one felony count of wanton endangerment involving a firearm. He remains ...

Two Elkins residents facing methamphetamine charges

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ELKINS — Two area residents were arrested after being located with methamphetamine in their possession. Elizabeth Ashley Woody, 28, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and Stephen Wayne Nichols, 24, of Elkins, is charged ...

Elkins-Randolph County Library hosting special week

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ELKINS — Leaders with the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library will be spend this week celebrating the local Friends of the Library group as part of the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library group provides ...

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The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office presents the 2017 ‘Our Legacy, Our Future’ historic preservation awards Sunday at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling. Phyllis Baxter of Elkins received the Betty Woods ‘Snookie’ Nutting Award for exemplary service to historic preservation. Baxter, left, is pictured with Nutting and Randall Reid-Smith, commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. The award is named in Nutting's honor for her longtime commitment to historic preservation in Wheeling.

Baxter Wins Statewide Award

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Photo by Drew Parker The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office presents the 2017 ‘Our Legacy, Our Future’ historic preservation awards Sunday at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling. Phyllis Baxter of Elkins received the Betty Woods ‘Snookie’ Nutting Award for ...

Local officials to visit White House

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ELKINS — Elected officials from across the state will descend Thursday on Washington, D.C., to become more acclimated with federal office holders. A range of county commissioners, including Randolph County Commission President Mike Taylor and Commissioner Mark Scott, will be among those in ...

Pipeline projects move forward

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ELKINS — Two major natural gas pipeline projects on the East Coast have been granted approval. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted approval for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines. The recently announced approvals mean the pipeline developers will ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Randolph County Superintendent of Schools Gabriel J. ‘Gabe’ Devono speaks Monday to the Rotary Club of Elkins at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA, outlining a range of goals and updates for the schools.

Rotary Club hears from top Randolph schools official

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ELKINS — Members of the Rotary Club of Elkins heard Monday about a range of plans from the Randolph County Schools superintendent, who began serving in his position this summer. Gabriel J. “Gabe” Devono said he enjoys getting out into the public as much as possible, and he and his staff ...

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EHS student goes behind the lens

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ELKINS — An area youth has combined his talent with one of his passions to begin taking photographs for The Inter-Mountain. Fifteen-year-old Logan Comer, of Elkins, got behind the lens for the newspaper earlier this summer as a freelance photographer and hit the ground running. He said ...

Hearing waived in DOH stolen truck incident

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ELKINS — One of three individuals arrested in connection with a Division of Highways truck being stolen and set on fire waived his preliminary hearing in Randolph County Circuit Court. Stanley Roy Watson Jr., 31, of Elkins is charged with one felony count of breaking and entering and one ...

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Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County members are proud to announce the recent success of the Fall Book Sale. LVUC uses the money raised through the sale to help provide free one-on-one tutoring to adults 16 and older who read at or below a fourth-grade reading level. Citizens of Upshur County are great supporters of the LVUC mission and its goal to lower the illiteracy rate in the county. LVUC members will announce the Spring Sale dates in the near future.

Literacy Volunteers Book Sale a Success

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Submitted photo Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County members are proud to announce the recent success of the Fall Book Sale. LVUC uses the money raised through the sale to help provide free one-on-one tutoring to adults 16 and older who read at or below a fourth-grade reading level. Citizens ...

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Surrisi to lead dining services at D&E

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ELKINS — Lorenzo “Larry” Surrisi has been appointed director of dining services at Davis & Elkins College. A culinarian and food service manager, Surrisi will oversee all aspects of the Benedum Dining Room, Cadillac Daddy Cafe and catering. Surrisi accepted the offer to come to ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns
Elkins Mayor Van Broughton signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 15-21, 2017, as National Friends of Libraries Week in the city. Friends of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library raise money to help the library have the ability and means to be great. The group works to provide equipment, books, DVDs, special events, support for children’s summer reading and much more. Pictured from left in the front row are Laura Hill, Broughton and Virginia Cassells; in the back row are Linda Rudy, Naomi Cassells, Heidi Jeffries, Stephanie Murphy and Linda Daniels.

National Friends of Libraries Week Proclaimed

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Binns Elkins Mayor Van Broughton signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 15-21, 2017, as National Friends of Libraries Week in the city. Friends of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library raise money to help the library have the ability and means to be great. ...

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From left, first row seated, are Caitlyn Wendling, Haylee Rice, Johanna Smith and Desiree Smith; and second row standing, are Lauren Black, Mihala Phillips, Marissa Workman, Tamyra Nottingham and Kendra Mills.

St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomes volunteers

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital welcomed students from the Buckhannon-Upshur High School to the hospital as its newest class of Junior Volunteers. Sponsored by the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, the students will be working throughout the hospital as part of the Junior Volunteer ...

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A new 3-million-gallon reservoir tank has been constructed on the road leading up to the city of Elkins’ new water plant. Officials say the new reservoir tank should last from 60 to 100 years.

$37M water plant nearly finished

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ELKINS — The city of Elkins’ new water plant is expected to go online and begin producing water in December, and city officials hope residents understand the improvements and services their increased water bill rates will be financing. “We’re proud of what we’ve been able to ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Del and Laronia Cohrs retired to Pocahontas County in 1998. The couple met while serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Meade, Maryland, in the 1960s.

Military couple met in service, continued family traditions

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MINNEHAHA SPRINGS — For a Pocahontas County couple who met in the 1960s while serving in the U.S. Army, military service was a longtime family tradition. Both Del and Laronia Cohrs enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from high school, following the footsteps of their fathers, uncles ...