Barbour County digs out from under flash-flooding debris

Hello from Barbour County! I guess the main news from the area is the flood damage that we have experienced. Roads were closed and one home was destroyed, displacing the family. Folks in the Mt. Liberty area, who have lived there all their lives, said that they have never seen water over the bridge like it was last week. Then, this week, the Philippi area was under water. The small bridge behind the Philippi car wash was totally destroyed, and many homes in the Nestorville area were hit with flood waters. Prayers go out to all affected.

Mt. Liberty will have its annual community yard sale today from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hotdogs and refreshments will be sold at the Community Building. Mt. Liberty is located on Rt. 250 between Belington and Philippi.

The Heart & Hand in Belington will be having a Hotdog/Bake Sale Monday beginning at 10 a.m.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on July 2 at the Market Place in Philippi. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m., with the class starting at 6 p.m. The cost for a state wide card is $20, and a Barbour County card is $10. Cards are valid for two years. For more information, call Sanitarian Bill Nestor, at the Barbour County Health Department at (304) 457-1670.

In addition to the monthly classes, the Barbour County Health Department has started a weekly Food Service Worker test that will be given every Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. at the health department.

A fireworks display will be at the Barbour County Fairgrounds Friday beginning at dusk. In case of rain, the event will be moved to July 8. Donations will be accepted at the gate for the PB cross country and the FBLA.

Summertime means Vacation Bible School, and there are several in the area. Crim Memorial United Methodist Church will be having VBS July 9-12 from 9 a.m. until around 12:15 p.m. Please call 304-457-1123 or 304-614-5010 to RSVP, as they will be providing a full lunch every day, and this is to ensure that they have enough food and supplies. The church is located near the BC Bank in Philippi.

New Covenant Church in Junior will be having VBS July 9 – 12, from 9:30 am until noon, and Cornerstone Baptist Church in Industrial Park, Belington will be holding VBS July 11-13 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Old Brick Playhouse and World Vision is having an acting camp from July 9-25 at Philip Barbour High School. This workshop is available to children in Barbour County entering sixth- 12th grades. It will be Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This program is free for the students. For more information, call (304) 457-5270.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in the Inter-Mountain, give me a call at 304-614-7782. You can also send email to I love hearing from you!

Until next time: Our flag does not fly because the wind moves past it, it flys from the last breath of each military member who has died serving it.