Barbour County students will head back to school Tuesday

Hello from Barbour County!

School will begin for students on Tuesday. Please be on the lookout for those big yellow buses, and give yourself extra time. They are carrying precious cargo, and everyone needs to arrive safely at their destination. I wish everyone a good school year.

Construction crews are in Philippi, making improvements to the sidewalks. Please give them space to work, and be patient. Everything will look very nice when it is finished.

Today there will be a Safety Fair at the Barbour County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be games, educational sessions, give-aways and demonstrations.

On Monday, there will be a Back To School Tailgate Party at the Barbour County Health Department from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will have snacks, games, and prizes, as well as back to school information, school supplies, and books.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Medallion Restaurant in Philippi. This is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family members. For more information, call Deanna at (304) 457-2684.

The Barbour County Fair will take place Aug. 25 – Sept. 1. The Fair will be “Jam Packed With Family Fun” this year. Entertainment includes Morgan Wallen, Denny Strickland, Mark Chesnutt, and more. There are five contestants this year for Miss Barbour County, and the coronation kicks off the week of fun, beginning on Saturday, Aug. 25. Opening ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a car show from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday is the grand feature parade, at 7 p.m. Tuesday is Senior Day. The exhibits will be open, and that evening the midway opens for the week. On Wednesday, the Demolition Derby is the highlight of the night, followed by the ATV races on Thursday and Friday. The Barbour County Fair 2018 wraps up on Saturday, with Nashville artist Dillon Carmichael. Advance tickets are available for $10, and can be purchased at Mace’s Pharmacy, all Freedom Bank locations, Premier Bank, BC Bank and the fair office. Tickets at the gate will be $12.

The Belington Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual Fall Bash on Sept. 8, beginning at noon at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. Guest speaker will be Tim Smith, from hit TV show, “Moonshiners”. See your favorite Belington fireman for tickets

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 me an email to I love hearing from you!

Until next time: “Do what is right, not what is easy.”