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Manchin talks infrastructure, P.R.O. Act

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke with West Virginia press Wednesday as details of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan came into focus and two days after Manchin came out in favor of a bill meant to help grow labor unions. Manchin held a virtual press conference ...

Elkins looks at uses for federal funds

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council is developing a strategy plan about how to use the millions of dollars it is set to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. The plan, which was signed last month, will send $677 million to West Virginia’s municipal governments. The City of Elkins is set to ...

Webster hospital joining DHS

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WEBSTER SPRINGS — Webster County Memorial Hospital is becoming part of the Davis Health System network. The Webster County Commission, the Webster County Building Commission, and the hospital have agreed to transition the operations of WCMH into the DHS network. Under the arrangement, a ...

Justice sets COVID-19 vaccine goal to remove mask mandates

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CHARLESTON — To help encourage reluctant West Virginians to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Jim Justice set a vaccine goal Wednesday for the state, with elimination of indoor mask mandates as the prize. “We’ve still got a ways to go,” Justice said during his Wednesday ...

Nine Tumble Time gymnasts win state titles

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ELKINS — Tumble Time Gymnastics of Elkins competed in the West Virginia State Gymnastics Meet in Beckley April 9-11. The team brought home nine state champions — Halle Reesman bronze level floor champion, Emma Hammonds bronze level vault champion, Aria Waddell silver level bar ...

DMC’s Banfield featured in Washington Post piece

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ELKINS — A new study shows that nearly half of women with urinary tract infections are prescribed the wrong antibiotics. Dr. Anne Banfield, FACOG, was interviewed by the Lily (a publication of the Washington Post) about the study which was published in the Infection Control & Hospital ...

Datebook

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Decades of Service

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ELKINS — After more than 40 years of volunteer and paid service at the Elkins Fire Department, Chief Tom Meader announced his retirement during Tuesday’s special call Elkins City Council meeting. “It’s just time,” Meader told The Inter-Mountain on Tuesday. “I’m going to ...

Recycling Center returns to normal

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ELKINS — Any problems that the Randolph County Recycling Center was enduring during the rough months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been resolved. During the first couple months of 2021, cardboard and other materials began to pile up at the center, due in most part to problems arising from ...

Earth Day celebration slated Thursday in Elkins City Park

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ELKINS — Several local groups will be coming together for an Earth Day celebration Thursday at the Elkins City Park. “We have about 14 groups that are helping out with the Earth Day celebration,” Jane Birdsong, one of the organizers for the event, told the Randolph County Commission at ...

Davis Medical welcomes nurse practitioner

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ELKINS — Emmylou McDaniel, PMHNP-BC, who has worked in healthcare for the last 16 years, comes to Laurel Place Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, with a wealth of experience in the field of Mental Health. McDaniel, who has an MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health from St. Louis University, did ...

Sturm selected for scholarship

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ELKINS — Victoria Sturm of Clarksburg, has been awarded a $10,000 per year scholarship for a total of $40,000 over four years to Davis & Elkins College after participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day in March. Sturm, a student at Robert C. Byrd High School, was ...

Datebook

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Birds of Prey

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ELKINS — Bird enthusiasts from around the area were treated to a special presentation by Jo Santiago Saturday afternoon at the Alliance Church parking lot. Santiago, who works for the U.S. Forest Service International Programs, has helped rescue hundreds of different kinds of birds during ...

Vaccination clinics to come to end

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ELKINS — Local health officials announced Monday the COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics that have been held weekly at the Phil Gainer Community Center would be coming to an end as the number of confirmed cases in Randolph County has increased from 11 last week to 15 currently. The regional ...

Justice cleans up executive orders

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CHARLESTON — After 12 months of dozens of executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he would issue a new executive order canceling outdated executive orders and providing clarity as the pandemic continues. “It can be confusing for the public ...