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Davis Health System Foundation plans community picnic

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ELKINS — A free picnic this Saturday has been designed as a celebration for the community, as the Davis Health System Foundation marks its 10th anniversary. Foundation Director Mike Bell said the picnic will feature music by local artist Seth Maynard; rock painting and other children’s ...

National Honey Bee Day celebration set

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PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Beekeepers Association will celebrate National Honey Bee Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Philippi Garden Market parking lot. BCBA members will have an observation hive on site to view the inner workings of the hive and to see the bees. A few interesting facts ...

Mill Creek man charged with fleeing

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ELKINS — A Mill Creek man is facing a felony charge after allegedly leading police on a chase before crashing into a gate. Franklin Bayard Gibson, 38, is charged with one felony count of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a ...

Burglary case going to grand jury

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ELKINS — A Randolph County magistrate ruled Tuesday there was probable cause for the arrest of a man accused of robbing a home, but not for accusations about him trying to ram the homeowners with his vehicle. Eric Robin Currence, 37, of Mill Creek, had his case bound over to the Randolph ...

Tucker County Senior Center News

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PARSONS — Payments for the Christmas trip to Louisville, Kentucky Nov. 27-30 are still being collected. Some spaces available for this trip. If interested, call the Parsons Center at 304-478-2423. The next payment is due Sept. 6. Myrtle Beach The itineraries are ready for the Myrtle ...

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The West Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Corridor H Monday. The crash involved a van and a truck.

One killed in Corridor H crash

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NORTON — Law enforcement officials confirmed that one person is dead after a crash on Corridor H Monday morning. A wreck involving two vehicles led to the death of one person just after 9 a.m., at the intersection of U.S. 48 East and Route 250 North near Junior, officials with the ...

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Sarah Akers, National FFA President David Townsend and Jaclynn Carroll at the State FFA Convention in July, where he presented them with their First Place AgriScience Fair Plaques.

AgriScience Fair winners recognized

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ELKINS — Two Elkins High School FFA members won top honors in the state level FFA AgriScience Fair competition. Jaclynn Carroll and Sarah Akers each won first place in their respective categories and are going on to compete at the national level. The National FFA AgriScience Fair ...

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Students in Randolph County Schools are set to begin class this Wednesday, and some schools have new principals in place. Laura Hawkins, shown here, is the new principal at Harman School.

New principals take the helm at local schools

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ELKINS — As students and staff in Randolph County Schools prepare for the new school year, which begins Wednesday, some local schools will have new leaders. Six schools have new principals, and three of the people selected to fill the positions are brand new to being principals. One ...

Adaland to kick off 2017 Celebrate Local! Dinners

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ELKINS — Executive Chef Jason Fleck, executive chef at Smoke on the River Restaurant in Elkins, kicks off Adaland Mansion’s 2017 Celebrate Local! Dinner Series at 1 p.m. Sunday. Fleck wowed Adaland diners last year with his specially crafted menu for the dinner series just as he wowed the ...

Students share summer memories

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ELKINS — As local students prepared to head back to school this week, some took the time to share details about how they spent their summer vacations with The Inter-Mountain’s readers. “I went to Idlewild in Pennsylvania, and I went camping and I went to dirtbike races,” said Ashley ...

Power outage affects several local businesses

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ELKINS — Monday’s planned power outage in Elkins affected a number of local businesses, including Darren’s Pizza Shack along Harrison Avenue. Since it took place on a Monday, owner Darren Cox said the impact wasn’t as bad for his business compared to if the outage occurred on a Friday ...

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Elkins man faces felony charge

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ELKINS — An Elkins man was apprehended after allegedly forcing a juvenile to watch pornography before inappropriately touching her. Michael Lynn Biller, 51, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of distribution and display to a minor of obscene matter. He is incarcerated at Tygart ...

Randolph Co. resident arrested on drug charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly being found in possession of an assortment of drugs as well as digital scales. Cody Wayne Rexrode, 31, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He is ...

Barbour Commission discusses funding request

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PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Commission discussed a contribution request Monday made by the Barbour County Development Authority asking for quarterly contributions. Reg Trefethen of the Development Authority approached the Commission asking for a contribution of $4,000 per ...

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Eighty-year-old Jim Good, who has built dulcimers for 44 years, is one of the many vendors displaying their wares at the Augusta Festival in Elkins City Park Saturday.

Annual Augusta Festival draws hundreds

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ELKINS — Hundreds of people took advantage of the unexpectedly pleasant weather Saturday to take in the sights and sounds of the annual Augusta Festival and Craft Fair at Elkins City Park. While strolling through the park on Saturday afternoon, the attendees — many with their dogs in ...

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The Treasure on the Mountain fundraiser takes place each August and offers $250,000 in prizes such as cash, vehicles, vacations, electronics and much more.

Treasure on the Mountain

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SNOWSHOE — This year’s Treasure on the Mountain fundraiser attracted an estimated 2,500 people to Snowshoe Mountain Resort and proved to be a tremendous success for the Snowshoe Foundation, which supports nonprofits throughout the local area. The Snowshoe Foundation, established in ...

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Johnson named executive editor of I-M

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ELKINS — Brad Johnson has been introduced as the new executive editor of The Inter-Mountain, and will begin his duties today. Johnson is taking over for Matthew Burdette, who served as executive editor since 2012. Burdette is leaving The Inter-Mountain for the editor’s position at The ...