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Thrasher calls on Senate to reject nominee

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CHARLESTON — As the West Virginia Senate gears up to approve Gov. Jim Justice’s appointments and wrap up its portion of the special session called seven months ago, one of Justice’s primary challengers is calling on senators to give a thumbs down to the new head of roads. Engineer and ...

Residents ask for help in fighting drug activity

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon resident concerned about possible illegal drug activity in North Buckhannon appealed to Buckhannon City Council recently for help. Faye Huddleston said, “I think you are all aware that we have a severe drug problem here, but we need to get something going and ...

Blackwater Falls to host Astronomy Weekend

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DAVIS — Blackwater Falls State Park and the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society have teamed up to offer a fun and educational Astronomy Weekend. Both amateur and professional astronomers are welcome to attend the gathering at Blackwater Falls and partake in lectures from different guest ...

From pigeons to vultures, Upshur County takes on more nuisance birds

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BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission voted Thursday to spend up to $5,542 over the next year to battle invading vultures in the Victoria Hill neighborhood. This comes after the county installed pigeon spike strips on the Upshur County Courthouse and paid for cleaning of the dome to ...

Elkins man accused of fleeing on motorcycle

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ELKINS — An Elkins man was arrested after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed pursuit, reaching speeds of 110 mph on a motorcycle. Steven James Phares, 31, is charged with fleeing with reckless indifference, a felony. Bond was set at $25,000 cash by Randolph County Magistrate Rob ...

Man charged with assaulting an officer

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BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man who allegedly fought with officers while he was intoxicated was arrested for several offenses over the weekend. Billy Scott Heater, 28, of Buckhannon, was arrested for battery on a police officer, two counts, assault on a police officer, assault on ...

Monarch conservation topic of ESGC meeting

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ELKINS — The Emma Scott Garden Club welcomed wildlife diversity biologist Sue Olcott to its September meeting for a presentation on conservation of the Monarch butterfly. Olcott has worked for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and other groups to develop conservation ...

Road Closure

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The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along County Route 1 in Tucker County, also known as Holly Meadows Road, beginning Wednesday through Sept. 24, excluding the weekend, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for paving. This closure will begin at milepost 6.40 and end at ...

MAD installs more youth art at Glendale Park

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ELKINS — Four Randolph County students have works of art selected for display in the Glendale Park in Elkins during the Randolph County Community Art Center’s 2019 Student Art Show. The “Art in the Park Project” continues to expand to include two Elkins city parks. The “Art in ...

EMay to perform at Brown Bag Concert

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ELKINS — At noon Wednesday, singer, songwriter and artist EMay will play this month’s Brown Bag Concert at The Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. EMay is a performing and recording artist who writes and collaborates and covers the greats. Her latest release, Let Out ...

DOH announces road closure

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The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 31/1, also known as Job Drive, beginning Wednesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, for a box culvert installation. The delay will occur at the intersection of CR 31/1 Job Drive ...

Opthalmology clinic scheduling patients

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital is now scheduling patients for cataract surgery. Allison Bardes, MD; Lingo Lai, MD; Thomas Mauger, MD; and Lee A. Wiley, MD, from the WVU Eye Institute will be performing the surgeries. The cataract surgery will be done at St. Joseph’s ...

Having Fun at the Children’s Festival

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Amanda Hayes Members of the Stockert Youth Center Drill Team perform Saturday at the annual Upshur County Children’s Festival hosted by Stockert Youth and Community Center. The event included kid-friendly activities and guest performances. The City of ...

Education scorecard shows some improvement

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CHARLESTON — The second year of the West Virginia Department of Education’s Balanced Scorecard gives teachers, administrators, parents and the public an opportunity to track progress in English, math and many other categories. While high schools were able to improve on some of ...

Polesnak served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam era

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Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS — Elkins resident Tom Polesnak served a total of 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a ...

Former bishop’s home sold for $1.2M

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WHEELING — The Wheeling diocesan home of former Catholic bishop Michael J. Bransfield has been sold for $1.2 million, and the proceeds will be placed into a special fund to assist victims of sexual abuse in West Virginia. The Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of ...

Golf is man’s longevity secret

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THOMAS — Many folks look forward to enjoying advanced age by kicking back, taking life easy and viewing the world from their front porch. Not George Hubbard. An avid golfer for more than 57 years, Hubbard still manages to get out on the course at Holly Meadows several times a month, thanks to ...

Closing dates announced for recreation sites

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ELKINS — Monongahela National Forest announces 2019 closing dates for developed campground and picnic areas across the Forest. Recreation site information (including services, fees and opening/closing dates) may be downloaded at ...