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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteers planning events

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PHILIPPI — Volunteers will host the eighth annual PurpleLight Vigil of Hope Oct. 21 at the Barbour County Courthouse Gazebo. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. The service will honor all those fighting pancreatic cancer and those who have lost the ...

Patella encourages Rotarians to ‘drive the bus’

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ELKINS — Elkins Rotarians heard Monday from a Davis & Elkins College head coach about how he is working with his athletes. Nick Patella, an Elkins native and the Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball head coach, is working to change the culture of his team and players using ...

Loughry takes the stand in federal trial

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CHARLESTON — While other state and federal employees were out enjoying Columbus Day, Justice Allen Loughry took the stand to defend himself against a 22-count federal indictment. Loughry, the former chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, told jurors Monday that he ...

County Commission backing memorial lighting project

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission has contributed to a project aiming to replace the lights at the All Veterans Memorial in Elkins. Jeff Woods, chairman of the All Veterans Memorial Council, made a funding request to the commission and was granted $700, to be taken from the ...

Markers installed at Heavner Cemetery

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BUCKHANNON — Two prominent figures from the 1800’s, George R. Latham and Daniel D. T. Farnsworth, recently received additional recognition through the West Virginia Highway Historical Marker Program. On Sept. 14, city of Buckhannon Streets & Parks Department personnel hoisted the ...

Teen Read Week activities at the Philippi Public Library

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PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library has a full schedule of activities planned for Teen Read Week which will be held from today through Friday from 6-7 p.m. Teen Read Wee is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American ...

Garden club, MSFF announce yards of the month

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ELKINS — The Mountain State Forest Festival, along with the Emma Scott Garden Club, announce the winners of the Fall Yards of the Month. The front entry of the home of Pat Nestor and Susie Nestor Wagoner on 1420 Cole Ave. is decorated with baskets of mums, trunks, pumpkins and fall ...

Beverly Heritage Center to host Lantern Tours

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BEVERLY — Truth is often stranger than fiction. In a town like Beverly with more than 200 years of history, eerie but true stories have found their way down through the generations and remain with us today. The Beverly Heritage Center invites the public to learn some of these tales during ...

82nd Festival comes to a close

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ELKINS — The 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival came to an end Sunday during an emotional official closing ceremony. Dozens gathered at Jennings Randolph Federal Building Sunday afternoon to bid farewell to the festival. Queen Silvia LXXXII Alia Danae Figueroa said the past week’s ...

Secret recording played in Loughry trial

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CHARLESTON — The director of administrative services for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals testified about a recording she made of a meeting with a justice on trial on a 22-count federal indictment. Kim Ellis was the last witness to testify Friday on the third day of the trial of ...

Library event spotlights ‘WVU murders’ podcast

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ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County public library presented an Author Fair Friday featuring 15 writers in a variety of genres presenting their work, along with a presentation by the authors, producer and investigative journalists of the “Mared and Karen: WVU COED Murders” podcast. The ...

Ware dreamed of flying as a boy growing up in Huttonsville

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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. COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — A Randolph County native retired from the Air Force after a 21-year career in which ...

Sawyer Brown Rocks the MSFF Country Music Show

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Guitarist Shayne Hill takes a solo while lead singer Mark Miller dances during during the Mountain State Forest Festival Grand Ole Opry County Music Show at the Myles Center for the Arts/Harper-McNeely Auditorium Saturday night.

Reporter’s Notebook Wheels of justice go round and round

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I'll be spending the month of October going from trial to trial it seems. Almost every day there is a new motion, response, or lawsuit. This week I went from covering the impeachment trial of Justice Beth Walker of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, to covering the federal trial of ...

Crowning Moment

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ELKINS — Queen Silvia LXXXII of the Mountain State Forest Festival was crowned on a beautiful autumn afternoon in Elkins Friday. Alia Danae Figueroa of Buckhannon received her royal crown from West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner on the Outdoor Amphitheater of Davis & Elkins ...

Manchin backs Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine declared Friday she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, all but ensuring that a deeply riven Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nation’s highest court despite allegations that he sexually ...

Randolph Commission supports TV Little League

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ELKINS — Randolph County Commissioners have unanimously approved a funding request from Tygart Valley Little League. Commissioners approved a $1,500 contribution, to be taken from the courthouse contractual budget line, to league officials, who explained there were structural issues to ...