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McCutcheon joins news staff of I-M

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ELKINS — Eliana “Ellie” McCutcheon is a newly hired staff writer at The Inter-Mountain. She will be covering a variety of topics and issues as a local reporter and photographer, and is eager to meet the public and looking for news tips and story leads. She is an upcoming sophomore at ...

State Official Visits Wood Technology Center

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brooke Hinzman West Virginia Secretary of Commerce C. Edward Gaunch, above right, observes some of the equipment at the West Virginia Wood Technology Center in Elkins during a tour on Tuesday afternoon. After the tour, led by Randolph County Development Authority ...

Smuggling drugs into prison leads to arrest

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ELKINS— A Huntington woman is facing a felony after drugs were allegedly smuggled into Huttonsville Correctional Center. Kristin Elice Corn, 31, is charged with conspiracy. Bond was set for $20,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Mike Dyer. According to the criminal complaint filed by ...

Teachers’ unions promote poll critical of Act

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CHARLESTON — Representatives of the three teacher and school service personnel unions released a poll Monday showing vast opposition to the West Virginia Senate’s Student Success Act. The West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education Association ...

25th Coalton Days Pageant winners are announced

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The Miss Tween/Teen Coalton Pageant took place June 13 at Coalton Elementary School. Six young ladies ages 12-18 vied for the titles: Miss Teen Coalton is Alexyonna Miller, 15. Miss Tween Coalton is Kyra Sauerwein, 12. Other awards were: Best Interview: Alexyonna Miller Miss ...

JAKES DAY is set for Saturday

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BEVERLY — The Tygart Valley Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual JAKES DAY, Saturday at Izaak Walton Clubhouse in Beverly. The clubhouse is located approximately 6 miles straight up Files Creek Road in Beverly, follow the signs Registration for the event will ...

Beverly Book Mobile spreads joy

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BEVERLY — Thanks to a collaborative effort between the community and local educators, young learners in Randolph County will be able to enjoy stimulating learning activities in a unique environment this summer. For the third summer, the Beverly Book Mobile will be traveling around Beverly ...

WAIC’s name is changing after 40 years

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ELKINS— Incorporated in 1979, Women’s Aid in Crisis, Inc. has been providing direct services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, teen dating violence, human trafficking and stalking for 40 years. The organization provides services to victims in Randolph, Tucker, ...

Woman killed in Route 33 accident

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BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County woman died after being ejected from a vehicle during a wreck at the Kesling Mill intersection with Route 33 Sunday. Kendra Neal, 27, of Buckhannon, a passenger in a 1984 Toyota truck driven by her husband, Ryan Neal, 29, of Buckhannon, was pronounced dead at ...

Cancer survivors saluted during Upshur Relay for Life Dinner

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BUCKHANNON — July 6, 2016. That’s the date Robin Oldaker, of Buckhannon, received her cancer diagnosis. She shared her story at Saturday’s Upshur County Relay for Life Survivor Dinner held at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. “I was at a ladies Bible study and my phone was on ...

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 ...