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Heart and Hand House accepting donations

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PHILIPPI — In 1996, the West Virginia Legislature established the Neighborhood Investment Program to encourage charitable giving to local nonprofit organizations in an effort to increase the capacity of such organizations to serve low-income persons in highly distressed neighborhoods. By ...

State seeks to incentivize college graduation rates

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WHEELING — Educators at institutions of higher learning once told incoming freshmen at their orientation to look to the person standing to the left of them — then to look at the person standing to their right. “Of the three of you, only one is likely to graduate,” the students were ...

Holler graduates from Fort Hays University

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HAYS, KANSAS. — Celestina Adele Holler, of Elkins, graduated from Fort Hays State University, located in Hays, Kansas, in the fall 2016 semester with a Bachelor of Science in justice studies. FHSU does not release the lists of undergraduate and graduate degrees until transcripts have been ...

Bond modified in felony case

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ELKINS — A Belington man accused of stealing a trailer and a side by side utility vehicle had his bond modified in Randolph County Magistrate Court. The bond for Micheal David Nine, 32, was modified from $50,000 cash-only to $25,000 cash or surety by Randolph County Chief Magistrate Rob ...

Applications open for scholarship

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HOGESVILLE — Hodgesville Elementary School recently announced that the application process for a $500 scholarship to assist with expenses related to post graduation schooling is now open to eligible Buckhannon-Upshur High School seniors. To participate in the competition, students must ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean
Artsbank artist Kylie Proudfoot-Payne tells Elkins Rotarians about the organization’s ‘The Arts & the Earth’ program that takes students into the forest to integrate art and science.

ArtsBank officials preview auction at Elkins Rotary Club

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ELKINS — With their annual auction slated for Saturday, members of ArtsBank told Elkins Rotary members about the program during Monday’s Rotary meeting. ArtsBank President Scottie Wiest, as well as Artsbank artist Kylie Proudfoot-Payne and part-time Program Director Jill Scanlon ...

The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Henry-Vance
Newborn Rylee Annalice Cooper is held by her big sister, Maddie. Their mother, Trasonda ‘Toodles’ Noel, is seated at right, and in back are Chris Wilson, emergency medical technician lieutenant with the Randolph County Emergency Medical Services, and grandmother Suzanne Noel, who delivered the baby in a surprise home birth earlier this month

Newborn Blessing

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NORTON — A local grandmother who helped deliver her 14th grandchild in a surprise home birth calls the experience a blessing. Newborn Rylee Annalice Cooper made her grand entrance so quickly that her mother, Trasonda “Toodles” Noel, wasn’t able to make it to the hospital in time. ...

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Tractor-trailer involved in accident

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Emergency officials responded to a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer this afternoon near Valley Bend. The driver's condition is unknown at this time. The Randolph County Sheriff's Department, Randolph County Emergency Medical Services and Tygart Valley Fire Department were ...

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As part of the Peacemaking in Appalachia conference, students from Davis & Elkins College visit the Tree of Life Synagogue in Morgantown. Westminster College student Josh Mascoop, right, reads from the Torah Scroll and is observed by, from left, D&E students Jonathan Gabel, Will Roboski and Abbagayle Peterson and Westminster student Hunter Steinitz.

Students attend conference

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students recently joined with their peers from Appalachian region colleges to share their religious and spiritual values and explore ways to embrace interfaith on their campuses. Initiated by D&E, the Peacemaking in Appalachia: Blueprints for ...

Burglary case to be sent to grand jury

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ELKINS — An area resident accused of breaking into two separate campers along Bell Crouch Road near Huttonsville will have his case bound over to the Randolph County Circuit Court. Bobby Jo Lemasters, 32, of Elkins, is charged with two felony counts of burglary and one felony count of ...

IOOF set to host awards ceremony

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ELKINS — Randolph Lodge No. 116 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Delphia Rebekah Lodge No. 62 will host the annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner March 11 at Orchard Hall to recognize two people from Randolph County for their outstanding volunteer service. The IOOF created the ...

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D&E’s Kittle earns additional certifications

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ELKINS — Amy Kittle, Title IX coordinator at Davis & Elkins College, recently attended the Association of Title IX Administrators professional training conference and earned a higher caliber certification. Through the comprehensive and interactive training, Kittle attained 504 ...

Tyrand fundraiser scheduled

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MILL CREEK — Tyrand Cooperative Ministries Inc. is set to host a Ham and Bean Dinner to raise money for its missions, which benefit Randolph County and beyond. The dinner is scheduled to take place from 1 to 6 p.m. March 18 at Tyrand on Back Road 39 in Mill Creek. The cost for a dinner is ...

Dog obedience school set to begin March 9

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BEVERLY — The Randolph County 4-H Leaders organization is sponsoring dog obedience school again this spring. The first class meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 9, at Camp Pioneer 4-H Camp in Beverly. The school will run from March 9 until April 27, which will be graduation. The first class ...

Upshur County Schools Menu

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The following is this week’s menus for Upshur School’s breakfasts and lunches: Daily lunch choices include fresh fruit and vegetable bar, meat alternate and milk. Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and Buckhannon-Upshur High School offer a salad bar daily. Today: Breakfast — Breakfast ...

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Downtown Business Being Remodeled

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An employee with J.D. Signs Inc., of Fairmont, removes a sign from the Walgreens store, located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Railroad Avenue in Elkins, Friday as part of the remodeling of the store.

City woman charged with armed robbery

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ELKINS — An Elkins woman is behind bars and accused of pulling a gun on a confidential informant who was allegedly attempting to purchase drugs from her. Christina Kay Woods, 55, is charged with one felony count of armed robbery. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a ...