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Caribbean Music at The Art Center Gala

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Chanler Bailey, left, and Keith Moone, both members of the band 'Pannikin,' a steel drum ensemble out of Morgantown, perform for the crowd at Friday night's 17th annual Arts Center gala fundraiser.

Teachers hold Charleston unity rally

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CHARLESTON — Hundreds of teachers, school workers, public worker retirees, lawmakers and candidates, and supporters rallied on the front steps of the State Capitol Building Sunday with a simple message for Republican legislators: they plan to remember in November. The Unity Rally drew in ...

Bands from across state to visit MSFF

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ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival will be hosting a number of marching bands from across the state for the festival’s Band Show and Grand Feature Parade next month. Jeff Skidmore, MSFF assistant director, said the festival will be hosting 27 bands, adding the Oct. 6 band show ...

Petrice bonded with fellow soldiers in Cambodia

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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 — An area Vietnam War veteran, who was wounded during his service, said his biggest takeaway from ...

Class visits Unknown Soldier’s tomb

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ELKINS — Eight students from Elkins Christian Academy recently made an emotional visit to Washington, D.C., as they laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In order to attend the ceremony, principal Melinda Watson explained students had to write an essay regarding the Tomb of the ...

Debate is canceled

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A debate between the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia, which had been proposed for Oct. 14 in Wheeling, will not be held. Three leading newspaper companies, including The Intelligencer's parent firm in Wheeling, had proposed the event. Also involved were H-D ...

Sunset Chase Kicks Off

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Runners and walkers, several with their dogs as companions, begin the Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins Saturday evening.

Reporter’s Notebook: Impeachment Saga Continues

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We now have dates for the trials on the remaining justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — including a date for one justice who already resigned — but not before the impeachment managers for the House of Delegates confused everyone. The morning of Sept. 11 I was given a ...

Elkins man jailed, faces felony charge

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ELKINS — A Randolph County man is facing an additional charge after allegedly failing to appear during a scheduled court hearing. Tommy John Watson, 38, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of failure to appear. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash-only ...

Coston marks 49 years of being a Rotarian

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BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon Rotary Club members heard about the life of fellow club member Herb Coston, who has been a Rotarian for over 40 years. In keeping with the club’s “get to know you” series, Coston introduced himself to fellow club members during the club’s weekly meeting. ...

Lions seeking students to travel

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Each year the Lions Clubs of West Virginia provide the opportunity for several students to travel abroad. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Five travel grants of $1,400 will be awarded to students in grades 10-12 or a recent graduate, toward a four- to six-week cultural exchange to France, ...

Kiwanis Club to focus on youth

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Upshur County Kiwanis Club recently began meetings in support of Upshur County youth. It’s been since 2005 since Upshur County had a Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis at the international, state and local levels is focused on programs for the betterment of our youth. The Upshur County Kiwanis Club ...

W.Va. Poison Center offers tips to parents

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Gone are the days of just telling your kids not to smoke cigarettes. Nicotine, an addictive drug, can now be delivered in forms other than traditional cigarettes or chewing tobacco. New delivery methods include vaping, JUULing, and Heatsticks. How does this change how parents talk about ...

Upshur combats bus driver shortage

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BUCKHANNON — In an effort to recruit and retain substitute bus drivers, the Upshur County Board of Education approved on Friday the creation of two full-time itinerant bus operator positions. Superintendent Dr. Sara Stankus and assistant superintendent Dr. Deb Harrison advised they recently ...

Another suit filed to keep Jenkins off ballot

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CHARLESTON — In less than a week, another lawsuit was filed to disqualify U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins from the election for state Supreme Court with a week left before ballots need to be finalized. Part of the suit also seeks to have the temporary appointments of Jenkins and former House Speaker ...

Leaf Peeper’s Festival set in Tucker

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DAVIS — Local businesses and nonprofit organizations are preparing for the 30th annual Leaf Peeper’s Festival, which is slated for Sept. 28-30. Presented by the Tucker County Alpine Festival, the small festival provides the perfect opportunity to see the fall foliage at its peak, while ...

Sunset Chase kicks off today in Elkins

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ELKINS — As the sun sets today in downtown Elkins, runners will be gearing up to take part in a 5K event that has become a local tradition. The fifth annual Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce “Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run” will kick off at 7 p.m. at the Phil Gainer Community ...

Nursing assistant students gain insight and experience

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THOMAS — Seven dedicated Nursing Assistant students have spent the past five weeks learning the skills necessary to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Upon successful completion of the training program next week, each student will take the West Virginia State Certification Exam ...