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Important seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginian voters in Tuesday’s midterm general election will decide who gets seats up for grabs in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the Legislature and the state Supreme Court. There also are two ballot issues. Here is a summary of those races: U.S. SENATE Democrat ...

White spent much of World War II on ships and in the air

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Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — A local United States Army veteran spent much of his time in the service on ships or in the air ...

Reporter’s Notebook: The Final Countdown

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Tuesday is the big day. If you haven't voted early, Tuesday is Election Day. I really need you to vote, because my poor mailbox just can't handle the load of mailers. In one day, my wife and I received over 12 pieces of campaign mail for most congressional, statewide, legislative and even ...

Flapper Outfit

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Joe Blankenship Lucille Barb, 90, dressed in her mother’s wedding dress, which is more than 90 years old, for the Halloween celebration at the Randolph County Senior Center in Elkins. Barb said she was dressed in ‘true flapper style.’

Elkins High teacher receives state honor

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ELKINS — Penni Harris, an Elkins High School teacher, received the 2018 WV Make it Shine Environmental Teacher of the Year Award for Intermediate Grades on Oct. 29. One teacher per grade school grade levels (elementary, intermediate and secondary) was selected from across the state, making ...

Detroit man admits to drug charge

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ELKINS — Dontez Rayshawn Hudson, of Detroit, Michigan, has admitted to a heroin distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Hudson, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. Hudson admitted to distributing heroin in Randolph ...

Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit

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Submitted photo Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and an elf were on hand for a Christmas Open House at the Davis Medical Center’s Gift Garden in Elkins on Friday and Saturday.

Halloween Event Moves Inside, Still Draws Crowd

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Submitted photo Rain showers on Oct. 26 couldn’t stop the Youth Health Service Home Ties Strengthening Families Center’s fourth annual Trunk or Treat free event. Officials and volunteers moved the event indoors at YHS and more than 100 children turned out to participate. The event gives ...

MFA program awarded Humanities Council grant

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BUCKHANNON — The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at West Virginia Wesleyan College has been awarded its seventh major grant by the West Virginia Humanities Council. The grant, in the amount of $4,162, is to pay for the honoraria and travel for nationally-renowned writers to share their ...

Scout Camp for Sale

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ELKINS — An area camp that has been called home by thousands of Boy Scouts is up for sale. According to an Oct. 24 post from Jacob Jackson on the Camp Mahonegan Staff and Alumni Facebook page, the camp, which sits near the border of Randolph and Upshur counties, has been listed for sale ...

Trump makes final push for W.Va. candidates

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HUNTINGTON — It’s the final countdown for Republican candidates for Congress, and President Donald Trump made one final plea to West Virginia’s voters to send him candidates he can work with. Trump flew into Huntington Tri-State Airport Friday afternoon in his third visit to the ...

County to help fund Christmas parade

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved a funding request by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce for their annual holiday parade. Commissioners approved a $3,000 donation, to be taken out of the hotel/motel tax budget line, for the event. “The ...

PSC takes action against Timberline Utilities

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CHARLESTON — After receiving numerous and increasing complaints that included customers being required to boil water before using it; not having a licensed operator working for the utility; inconsistent billing of customers and affiliates; the utility’s phone being disconnected; payroll ...

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School releases honor roll

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Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School has released its honor rolls. First Quarter 3.5 – 3.9 Honor Roll: Sixth grade: Alyssa Abel, Michael Arbogast, Colin Bailey, Logan Barnett, Taylor Baxa, Christina Bender, Chloe Blonn, Elijah Boggs, Hannah Boyles, Easton Brewster, Avery Brown, Aaron ...

Covered Bridge Christmas to feature new activities

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PHILIPPI — “This year’s community celebration of Christmas is shaping up to be even bigger than last year’s premier celebration,” said Philippi Mayor Phil Bowers. Returning for a second year will be two phases of the decorating of the town of Philippi. The first is the residential ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

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The following property transfers were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse: Stacy Dawn Marteney and Sturl Robert Waybright III to Gregory B. Harris and Grace A. Harris, 3.17 acres in Dry Fork District, $2,250. Davis Trust Company, by Paula S. Morgan, CTFA, Vice President — Trust ...

Manchin, Morrisey debate

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MORGANTOWN — With just five days before the general election, the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate finally had their only face-to-face debate on the issues of the day. The West Virginia Broadcaster’s Association sponsored a debate Thursday night between U.S. Sen. ...

Early voting totals high in Randolph

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ELKINS — With the 2018 mid-term election set for early next week, a spike in early voting has already been seen in Randolph County. Randolph County Clerk Brenda Wiseman said, with three days left in early voting, there has already been more than 300 more votes cast early than were in the ...

New EPD officer sworn in

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ELKINS — A new Elkins Police Department officer was sworn in during Thursday’s Elkins City Council meeting. Chief Glenn Galloway introduced Dustin George to city officials, and George was then sworn in by City Clerk Jessica Sutton. George is a 2013 graduate of Tygarts Valley High ...