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Belington man facing drug charge

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ELKINS — A Barbour County man is behind bars after allegedly selling controlled substances to a confidential informant. Christopher Don Bibey, 34, of Belington, is charged with one felony count of distribution of a counterfeit substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on ...

Mountain Stage at Davis & Elkins College

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Old-time multi-instrumentalist Joe Newberry, above, thrills the crowd Saturday night after teaching a variety of classes during the 45th annual Augusta Festival on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. West Virginia-based honky-tonk quintet Blue ...

Gospel on the Dry Fork set

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The Dry Fork Recreation Center will host its inaugural Gospel on the Dry Fork event beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday on the center’s grounds off Route 32 in Harman. Individuals and groups of singers and musicians from many local churches will participate in the song fest. “We want to have ...

Trump slated to visit W.Va.

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PARKERSBURG — The president of the United States has slated his third campaign rally in West Virginia. The Trump campaign Friday said the next Make America Great Again rally featuring President Donald Trump will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center. It’s the ...

Arbogast to speak at chamber event

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ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce’s is excited to announce that Doug Arbogast, rural tourism specialist for the West Virginia University Extension Office, will be the keynote speaker during the August Chamber meeting. This event is sponsored by 1863 Appalachian ...

MSFF announces Royal Trumpeteers

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ELKINS — Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Rich Nida and Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips have announced the appointments of Austin McGraw Elliott, Benjamin “Ben” Scott Haddix, Tyler Edward Hamrick, Natalia “Nattie” Darlene Stewart and Juanita Kathleen ...

Scarecrow Festival material pickup set Wednesday

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ELKINS — Elkins Main Street Design Committee members are gearing up for the fourth annual Scarecrow Festival in downtown Elkins with material pickup slated for this coming week. Materials, including a frame, head, and straw to fill arms, feet and neck, will be available from 12 to 1 p.m. ...

Temporary justice sworn in

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PARKERSBURG — A temporary justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court was sworn in Friday while another judge disagreed in part with the order assigning him. Judge Paul T. Farrell of the Sixth Circuit in Cabell County was sworn in by Justice Robin Davis in a morning ceremony at the Supreme ...

Sharp Family works at helping youth

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POCAHONTAS COUNTY — The drug epidemic has caused a huge crisis throughout West Virginia. Pocahontas County has seen a large spike in the number of children placed in foster care due in part to this epidemic. Foster care families may have short notice to prepare for these children. Think ...

EHS FFA assists in special program

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ELKINS — Among the official sessions, workshops and Career Development Events, the Elkins High School FFA took part in a very special program at the State FFA Convention this summer. More than 3,000 back packs were filled for kids in need. Often children who get meals through schools are ...

New Citizens

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ELKINS — An emotional Friday afternoon ceremony was filled with tears of joy as 27 men and women from 16 different countries became United States citizens at the Jennings Randolph Federal Center. Friends and family of Friday’s naturalized citizens joined together to celebrate as U.S. ...

Dump truck involved in wreck

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ELKINS — One person was transported for medical treatment Thursday afternoon following a three-vehicle wreck involving a dump truck at a construction site in Beverly. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy B.T. Sharp, the investigating officer, said at approximately 12:40 p.m. ...

Blankenship files with Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON — Don Blankenship, the former Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate primary, filed paperwork with the state’s highest court to get on the November ballot as a Constitution Party member. Blankenship’s attorney, Robert Bastress of Morgantown, filed a writ of mandamus with the ...

Commission tables request

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BUCKHANNON — After being approached by a local non-profit organization, the Upshur County Commission has decided to table a request for funds until speaking with the Lewis County Commission. Animal Outreach Project Vice President Samantha Atchinson requested funds from the commission after ...

Forest Festival Royal Scouts announced

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ELKINS — Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Rich Nida and Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips have announced the appointments of LaCora “Noel” Becker, Emily Rose Wanless, Benjamin “Ben” Francis Carbaugh and Garrett Aaron Swecker as Royal Scouts for the 82nd ...

Acting chief justice appointed

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is preparing for impeachment by appointing a circuit judge to act as chief justice, and the newest justice has acquired legal counsel. In a press release Thursday evening, Chief Justice Margaret Workman announced the appointment of ...

Augusta Heritage Center to host Mountain Stage

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ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will again host Mountain Stage live for the Augusta Festival concert as a grand finale to the summer session. A blend of country, bluegrass, old-time and honky tonk will share the stage in Myles Center for the Arts ...