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Scholarship fund hosts tournament

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BELINGTON — The Mikey Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund hosted its inaugural cornhole tournament and chicken barbecue June 29 at the Belington Volunteer Fire Department. Thirty-nine people competed in the blind-draw tournament, with first-place winner Dennis Cottrill, second-place winners ...

23rd annual Camp Caring scheduled, applications available

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West Virginia Caring is holding its annual Camp Caring, formerly Camp Nabe, on Aug. 3 at Camp Mountaineer on 187 Camp Mountaineer Road, off Route 119 in Morgantown. The non-profit is accepting applications for campers who would like to attend this year’s camp. Since 1996, West Virginia ...

Rose graduates Navy training

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U.S. Navy Sailor David N. Rose graduated at Recruit Training Command, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois on July 3. Rose is the son of Mary Rose of Mabie and the late Charles A. Rose. He is a 2016 graduated of Elkins High School and an Troop 88 Eagle Scout.

Miss Tygart Valley named Miss West Virginia 2019

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A new town and a new crown were celebrated recently as the Miss West Virginia competition marked 75 years and its relocation to Martinsburg. Toriane Graal, of Morgantown, was named Miss West Virginia 2019 in front of a packed room in the pageant’s new venue at the Airborne Event ...

Garrett Regional Medical Center receives recognition

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OAKLAND, Md. — Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) received four out of five stars for its quality of care from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the national Medicare health care program and works with states to administer Medicaid. ...

Cadet takes command of Elkins Civil Air Patrol Cadets

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ELKINS — Cadet Second Lieutenant Tyler Chewning of Elkins, assumed command of Civil Air Patrol’s 33rd Composite Squadron at the unit’s Change of Command Ceremony held at the Elkins-Randolph County Regional Airport on June 19. Maj. Kathleen Dawson, 33rd Composite Squadron Commander, ...

Perdue to seek seventh term

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CHARLESTON — Settling rumors of retirement, Treasurer John Perdue announced Monday his campaign for an unprecedented seventh term as West Virginia’s chief financial officer. Perdue, joined on the steps of the Capitol Monday by family, friends and supporters, said he still loves West ...

City looks at insurance coverage

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BUCKHANNON — How much should City of Buckhannon employees hired on or after Oct. 1 be required to contribute for family insurance coverage? During a discussion of the draft ordinance at Tuesday’s regular meeting, Buckhannon City Council decided to reconvene the city’s insurance ...

Nurse offers skin safety tips to Elkins Rotarians

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ELKINS — Elkins Rotary Club learned about keeping skin safe not only in summer but throughout the year during its Monday meeting. Deborah Tysor, a registered nurse as well as an oncology certified nurse from the Davis Cancer Care Center, offered health information and safety tips to the ...

Elkins man facing felony charges

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ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing felony charges after allegedly fleeing from officers. Matthew Dale Channell, 31, is charged with fleeing with reckless indifference and attempting to commit unlawful assault of a police officer. Bond was set at $50,000 cash-only by Magistrate Mike ...

Submitted photo Visitors learn more about Cajun cooking during a previous Augusta Summer session. This year’s Cajun & Creole and Classic Country Week will run through July 11.

Augusta offering evening mini-courses

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ELKINS — As the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College begins its summer session, an assortment of evening mini-courses joins the lineup of traditional music, dance and craft offerings. Classes in all levels meet Monday through Thursday each week through July 25. “We ...

Davis Medical Center joins national initiative

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ELKINS — During a mass casualty event, bystanders are always the first on the scene. Davis Medical Center (DMC), the Randolph County EMS, and the Canaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department are part of a national campaign called Stop the Bleed, which educates bystanders with the simple steps ...

Parsons to celebrate kickoff of ‘Blueprint Community’

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PARSONS — Earlier this year, the city of Parsons was selected as one of six new Blueprint Communities in West Virginia. This program assists with building strong local leadership, strengthening partnerships, and laying the foundation for community development by working with the community to ...

Holiday Weekend Filled with Fun, Fireworks

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The Inter-Mountain photos by Brad Johnson and Amanda Hayes Rockabilly band Ryan Cain and the Ables rock the Rotary Ampitheater in the town square in Elkins during holiday festivities Saturday, above. At left, Buckhannon’s Fourth of July Celebration was held in conjunction with Festival ...

Archbishop discusses church turmoil

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WHEELING — Former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop Michael Bransfield has left the church in West Virginia in turmoil. Since his retirement last September, the faithful in West Virginia, which Bransfield led for 13 years, have learned the following: ∫ that accusations of sexual ...

Q&A with Archbishop William Lori

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Editor’s note: Fallout from the 13-year tenure of former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop Michael Bransfield continues, as an investigative report leaked last month details excessive spending by the bishop and sexual harassment of priests and seminarians. Archbishop ...

Flooding Prompts Closure of Portion of Road

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Workers install a ‘Road Closed to Thru Traffic’ sign in front of a flooded portion of South Randolph Avenue in Elkins just before midnight Sunday evening. Rainfall caused flooding in several areas around town.

Reporter’s Notebook: These United States

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The creation of what would become the United States of America was not an easy thing to agree upon. There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence by Aug. 2, 1776, (the motion for independence was adopted by the 2nd Continental Congress on July 2, 1776, but the actual declaration ...