Barbour man charged with arson

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PHILIPPI — A Barbour County man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly setting on fire a vehicle and house belonging to a suspect arrested in the death of a member of his family. Gordan Lee Barlow, 44, of Philippi, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree arson. He is ...

Elkins man facing felony drug charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man was apprehended after allegedly attempting to sell marijuana. Kody Lee Souers, 25, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only ...

Charges dismissed in fleeing case

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ELKINS — Charges were dismissed in the case of a Mill Creek man alleged to have led police on a chase before crashing into a gate. Franklin Bayard Gibson, 38, had been charged with one felony count of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference. Randolph County Assistant Prosecuting ...

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Two Davis & Elkins College students received awards from the Mountain State Forest Festival Photography Contest. From left are Lydia Nelson, Queen’s Choice winner; Karlie Richardson, Maid of Honor Sydney Leary’s choice, and MSFF assistant director Samantha Davis.

MSFF Photography Contest winners named

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ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival Photography Contest winners have been released. The MSFF photo contest winners include: Queen’s Choice — Lydia Nelson; Maid Choice No. 1 — Karlie Richardson; Maid Choice No. 2 — Tessa Garver Daniels; Best of Show Adult — John Terry; ...

D&E to host FCA Fields of Faith


ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will host neighboring institutions Alderson Broaddus University and West Virginia Wesleyan College as they join thousands of other organizations on athletic fields across the nation to share their Christian faith with fellow students. The local event ...

VA medical center investigated

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PARKERSBURG — Patient data was intentionally manipulated at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg to artificially reduce reported wait times and the volume of patient visits, the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel said in a press release. A VA investigative report said a ...

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Members of the Fred Brooks Garden Club display the National Garden Club Award for the Frightened Frog Project

Local group wins national award


BUCKHANNON — The National Garden Club has awarded the Fred Brooks Garden Club with the President’s Special Projects Award — Frightened Frog Youth Award for the group’s project on environmental education centering on frogs. The objective of the project was to educate and raise ...

Justice to create task force for road projects

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice on Monday pledged to create a task force to oversee the state’s $1.6 billion in road bond projects and said he would travel to Ritchie County to see why voters there opposed the bond. Justice made the remarks during a press conference Monday morning at the ...

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Dave Whalen, District 7530 governor of Rotary International, speaks Monday to the Rotary Club of Elkins at the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA.

Club hears about district plans

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ELKINS — Members of the Rotary Club of Elkins heard a presentation Monday from their district governor, who outlined his plans for the next several months. Dave Whalen, District 7530 governor of Rotary International, said he is excited to see all the good work Rotary clubs perform in ...

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The Marshall University 'Marching Thunder' band delights the crowd at the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival Grand Feature Parade Saturday afternoon in Elkins.

Forest Festival ends on high note

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ELKINS — The 81st Mountain State Forest Festival came to a close Sunday after a fun-filled weekend of music, parades and competitions. Thousands of people lined the streets of Elkins Saturday afternoon to take in the MSFF Grand Feature Parade under sunny skies. A few hours later the MSFF ...

Local women lobbying for cancer research

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ELKINS — Two local women spoke to members of Congress recently, advocating for increased federal funding and research to help stop cancer. Judy Schoonover Ritchie, of Elkins, and Annette Fetty Santilli, of Barbour County, traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the annual American Cancer ...

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Bruce Lambert is shown here following an interview about his service in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. He worked as an airframe repairman and welder with the 239th Aviation Co.

Army veteran shares experiences during Vietnam War era

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Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series, which features veterans in our area and shares first-hand accounts of their military service. The series is published each Monday through Veterans Day. ELKINS — An Army veteran who served during the ...


Suspect charged following fatal accident in Barbour

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PHILIPPI — Police have arrested a suspect following a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a teenage pedestrian near Philippi. Junior Dale Collins, 36, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and hit and run with death following the accident, which occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday ...