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Library opens Local History Room

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ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library held a Grand Opening Open House on Thursday evening for its new Local History and Genealogy Room. The room’s collections, local artifacts, area maps and new research tools were gathered and displayed for patrons to perform research and ...

First Moore Scholarship goes to Flynn

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ELKINS — Austen Moore, an Elkins native and 2009 graduate of Elkins High School, was a wonderful young man who loved life. He enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He loved being around his family and his friends more than anything and would go above and beyond for anyone in need. He ...

Justice company, feds come to agreement

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CHARLESTON — One of the companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice is coming to the rescue of another company that faced an ultimatum Thursday to explain how it planned to pay a massive contempt penalty. According to an order filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West ...

Timber sale in Upshur County receives no bids

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BUCKHANNON — No companies were ready to yell timber on a sale of 927 marked trees at the Upshur County Youth Camp. It’s the second time in a month a project the Upshur County Commission advertised for bids and did not receive any. Previously, no bids were received on the former ...

Dr. Chua retiring after 49 years working in Elkins

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ELKINS — A longtime local surgeon is retiring after nearly half a century of service in the Elkins area. Dr. Domingo T. Chua, MD FACS, has practiced locally for 49 years. “I’m one of eight children, and my father got sick during the war,” Chua said. “He passed away. We were ...

Groups look at future of Upshur County Schools

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BUCKHANNON — What is the picture of an ideal Upshur County Schools system? What aspects of this picture are already in place? Where do we need to grow in order to attain this system? How do we make this happen? These are questions that attendees at an Upshur NEXT forum addressed in ...

Elkins woman charged with felony child neglect

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ELKINS — An Elkins woman was arrested after her toddler was discovered walking alone in the street at night. Kateria Chardonnay Brown, 24, has been charged with felony child neglect. According to the police report, prepared by Senior Patrolman C.G. Boatwright of the Elkins Police ...

Elkins City Hall News

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As reported yesterday in The Inter-Mountain and across social media, Marly Hazen has resigned her position as Fourth Ward Councilor. A full press release will be issued by the city later this month. However, inquiries have already been received by the city as to how and when the seat will be ...

Road Closure

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The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced the temporary road closure of Tucker County Route 26/2, also known as Granville Road, for paving. Paving will begin Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily beginning at milepost 0.00 and end at milepost ...

Hazen stepping down from Elkins council

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ELKINS — An Elkins City Council representative announced her resignation Thursday night, urging the residents in her ward to “keep building.” Marly Hazen, who represents Fourth Ward, said she will step down at the end of June, in order to move to Morgantown and be with her fiance. ...

County presents proposal on unsafe buildings

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HARMAN — In an effort to improve the county, the Randolph County Commission is introducing a proposed “Unsafe Buildings and Lands Ordinance” to the public. The ordinance is being presented in a series of four public meetings across the county. The first was offered at the Harman Fire ...

Sanders named new Buckhannon city recorder

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BUCKHANNON — He’s a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, moved away to pursue employment opportunities, founded a company that has produced pageants for the Miss Universe Organization and returned to his home county last year. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing your new city ...

Upshur woman facing felony charge

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman who admitted to having consumed LSD over the weekend called emergency responders Monday because she believed aliens were coming after her, and then she attempted to flee in a deputy’s cruiser, officials said. Christina Lynn Raschella, 33, was arrested for ...

Rhododendron Girls State set to open at D&E

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ELKINS — The 77th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State will bring 350 rising high school seniors to the Davis & Elkins College campus, June 9-14. The young women selected to participate in West Virginia’s premier leadership academy will dedicate the week to ...

Upshur SWA awards $1,200 to schools

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All nine Upshur County Schools, with over 3,700 students, participated in a “Bounty” recycling contest as conducted by the Upshur County Solid Waste Authority in the 2018—19 school year. A total of 84,680 pounds (42.34 tons) of paper, plastics or metal cans were collected and ...

Strawberry Festival quilt show winners announced

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BUCKHANNON — The Quilters at Heart Guild and the Upshur County CEOS wish to thank everyone who participated in and visited the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Quilt Show. Over 600 people enjoyed the colorful array of 89 entries which were judged by Amy Pabst. The winners are as ...

Remembering D-Day

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ELKINS — Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-day, the June 6, 1944 landings of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, the largest seaborne invasion in history. Several local residents were among the soldiers who fought on the beaches of Normandy that day. Lieutenant ...

Motion to dismiss in Justice case considered

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CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County judge is still considering a motion by attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice to dismiss a case asking the court to force him to live in Charleston, but granted a motion Wednesday to halt discovery of documents and evidence. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King ...