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Woman arrested after juvenile overdose

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman who allegedly knew drugs were given to a juvenile who overdosed in her home was one of the 10 people arrested Thursday in a drug round-up. Robin Norris, 58, of Buckhannon had two juveniles who were non-family members and one juvenile who was a family ...

Buckhannon man charged with felony robbery

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man is being held on a $150,000 bond after allegedly struggling with his long-time girlfriend over an antique coin collection she had in her possession and cutting her hand in the process. Clarence B. Collins Jr., 51, of Buckhannon, was arrested for first-degree ...

Davis & Elkins Holds Nurse’s Pinning Ceremony

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The Inter-Mountain photos by Brooke Hinzman Graduates of the 2019 Davis & Elkins School of Nursing recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge by candlelight, vowing to ‘practice [the] profession faithfully’ during the Nurse’s Pinning Ceremony Friday afternoon.

Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson A fishing simulation was part of Saturday’s Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs event at the Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins.

GOP strives to keep control of state Senate

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CHARLESTON — The first in what is expected to be several Republican candidates announced his intention to run for the West Virginia Senate this week. Eric Nelson, a Republican representing the 35th District in the House of Delegates, announced his 2020 candidacy Tuesday for the Senate’s ...

Buckhannon Water Plant says E. coli levels not a concern

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BUCKHANNON — Although E. coli levels are monitored and the bacteria exists in the Buckhannon River Watershed like other watersheds, the City of Buckhannon’s water treatment processes do their job to make the water safe, officials said. The issue of E. coli came up at a recent City of ...

Mountain State Forest Festival assistant directors announced

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ELKINS — The assistant directors of the 2019 Mountain State Forest Festival have been announced. Jon Morgan will begin his seventh year as an assistant director for the 83rd Festival. He works for the USDA, Forest Service and is the Deputy District Ranger on the Cheat-Potomac Ranger ...

Elkins City Hall News

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The Rules and Ordinances Committee met this past Thursday to discuss food trucks in Elkins. The current City Code contains no provisions directly related to this up and coming industry and, in fact, some perceived restrictions. Learning from the ordinances of other municipalities around the ...

Midland parents express concern to BOE

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ELKINS — Dozens of students, parents, staff and supporters from Midland Elementary School filled the Randolph County Schools board room this week when individuals presented concerns to Randolph County Board of Education members. During a past board meeting, Midland parents had offered ...

10 arrested in task force drug sweep

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BUCKHANNON — Ten people were arrested Thursday without incident and five people are still wanted in conjunction with a Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Unit task force investigation initiated earlier this year. Officers seized 53 heroin stamps, 62 grams of methamphetamine, 100 dosage ...

HOFNOD slated at new home Saturday

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ELKINS — Phil Gainer Community Center officials are hoping to reel in new visitors as the annual Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs event moves to a new “fishing hole” this weekend. This year’s event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Phil Gainer Community ...

Cary, governor’s chief adviser, leaves EQT board

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CHARLESTON — A senior adviser to Gov. Jim Justice will not be returning to the board of one of the largest natural gas companies in the country, a position that raised concerns about conflicts of interest. According to a press release, Bray Cary is one of three directors for EQT Corp who ...

Health department to host epidemic response practice

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ELKINS — The Randolph-Elkins Health Department is set to host a tabletop meeting next week in order for emergency services officials to practice enacting plans of response for a pan flu epidemic. Pandemic influenza refers to new, highly contagious strains of the influenza virus for which ...

B-UMS student captures first place in annual essay contest

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BUCKHANNON — How does county government make the lives of students in the community better? It’s a question that was posed to eighth-grade students at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School as part of the annual County Commissioners Association of West Virginia essay contest. Eighth-grader ...

AB celebrates 148th commencement

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PHILIPPI — World-renowned human rights activist Richard E. Lapchick led the list of honorary degree recipients when Alderson Broaddus University sent nearly 160 graduates into the world on Saturday, May 4 as commencement ceremonies took place. Of those graduating, 159 earned undergraduate ...

Elkins Bookhounds announce book sale

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ELKINS — A semi-annual used book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library is scheduled for May 15-18 in the basement of the Elkins-Randolph County Library. This year’s sale offers hundreds of gently-read books in all categories. There will be a wide variety of fiction: mystery, ...

MSFF Queen’s Quilt Challenge now underway

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ELKINS — Elkins Sewing Center, in cooperation with the Mountain State Forest Festival, is pleased to announce that kits are available for the 2019 Queen’s Quilt Challenge. This annual block challenge results in the creation of a quilt which is given to Queen Sylvia during the Closing ...