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Suddenlink equipment damaged

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ELKINS — Approximately 5,700 Suddenlink Communications customers were without cable and internet Monday after equipment was found damaged, according to the Randolph County Sheriff Department. Sheriff Mark Brady said deputies were called to a location on Rich Mountain around 5 p.m. Monday. ...

Outside counsel hired to handle potential challenge

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PARKERSBURG — An outside counsel was hired to represent the West Virginia Secretary of State in the event of a challenge to Don Blankenship’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate in November. Blankenship lost the Republican primary for the Senate in May, then 12 days later accepted the ...

Randolph grand jury indicts 58 individuals

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ELKINS — A Randolph County grand jury returned 63 indictments involving 58 individuals this week. The indictments were released Tuesday afternoon and include: Brenda Lee Louk, 42, of Elkins, was indicted on one count of grand larceny, a felony, and one count of possession of a stolen ...

Justice calls for special session

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and leadership of the West Virginia Legislature called Monday for a special session to determine whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against Justice Allen Loughry and possibly other justices of the state Supreme Court of Appeals. This call comes ...

Residents express parking concerns

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BUCKHANNON — Some Buckhannon residents are expressing their concerns regarding parking near West Virginia Wesleyan College. In April, two residents of College Avenue, Tim Reese and Mike McCauley, approached the city’s Consolidated Public Works Board (CPWB) stating community members have ...

Legion dining hall named in honor of past commander

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ELKINS — American Legion Post 29 renamed its dining hall after Past Commander Dennis Calain Sr. June 16 in a private ceremony with members of Calain’s family, officers of American Legion Post 29 and officers of the Ladies Auxiliary. Dennis Calain had served 40 years between the United ...

Plant renamed in honor of Ludlow

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BUCKHANNON — One of Buckhannon’s longest-tenured employees has been honored publicly as the city facility where he works was renamed the Sam Ludlow Sewer Plant. The city welcomed friends, family, current and former staff members to a rededication ceremony June 21 to recognize ...

Ware to be TVHS Alumni Banquet speaker

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MILL CREEK — Lt. Col. Mike Ware, USAF retired, a 1969 graduate of Tygart Valley High School, will be the guest speaker for the Tygarts Valley High School Homecoming 2018 alumni banquet at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Elks Country Club in Elkins. Ware is a native of Huttonsville and obtained ...

Career summit works to teach young adults work skills

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ELKINS — A program designed to help young adults gain skills to prepare for their future recently invited high school students and recent graduates to a summit. The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services hosted a Career Exploration Summit at Davis & Elkins College in an ...

Elkins High School announces honor roll

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ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Benjamin I. Arbaugh, Dacey A. Arbogast, Kayla J. Auvil, Kirstin R. ...

Local couple trains wild horses

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PHILIPPI — An area couple who shares a passion for horses were set to compete against each other in a very unusual training competition over the weekend. Mike and Tiffany Hurst, of Philippi, love of horses lead them to taking part in the Extreme Mustang Makeover. This program challenges ...

Legislature evaluates impeaching judge

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PARKERSBURG — Impeachment preparations over the controversy at the West Virginia Supreme Court involving suspended Justice Allen Loughry have begun. The Joint Judiciary Committee was instructed to evaluate the possibility of impeachment proceedings in a letter Friday from Senate President ...

Town Hall meeting set to sign letter

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ELKINS — A special Town Hall meeting will be held Tuesday to present a letter for signing which will be sent to Elkins City Hall to demand action on the town’s dilapidated properties issue. At last week’s Town Hall meeting, local attorney Ty Nestor volunteered to draft a “blanket ...

Hartman still using many of the skills he learned in the service

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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. The series will be published each Monday through Veterans Day. ELKINS — Elkins native Bill Hartman spent ...

Man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

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PHILIPPI — A Grafton man is facing felony charges and accused of taking a woman into the woods, holding her at gun point and forcing her to have sex. Randall Lewis Utt, 54, is charged with one felony count of kidnapping, one felony count of sexual assault in the first degree and one felony ...

Probable cause found in pair of drug arrests

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ELKINS — Preliminary hearings were held for two area residents allegedly involved in a a traffic stop that netted police nearly 60 grams of methamphetamine and upwards of $2,000. Shanna Marie Arman, 38, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a ...