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Kerens man pleads guilty in shooting death of woman

PARSONS — A Randolph County man has pleaded guilty in the 2017 shooting death of Nakeia Moore. Jason White, 39, of Kerens, was set to stand trial this month but instead entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder Monday in Tucker County Circuit Court. No date for sentencing has been ...

City of Buckhannon cracking down on trash, tall grass

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon has become more aggressive at tackling vacant property issues in the city limits. Now it is looking at ways to enforce problems such as excess trash or tall grass at an even faster rate. Since January, code enforcement zoning officer Vincent Smith ...

State cases showing signs of decrease

CHARLESTON — West Virginia is starting to track with other states that are seeing decreases in coronavirus positive cases, though outbreaks in nursing homes have sent death rates in the state upward. The number of positive cases over the last 14 days between July 27 and Sunday was ...

State to implement Trump’s unemployment order

CHARLESTON — State officials said Monday they supported President Donald Trump’s executive order extending coronavirus unemployment supplements and would be willing to foot part of the bill in the short term. Gov. Jim Justice and Scott Adkins, acting director of WorkForce West Virginia, ...

Man arrested after two-hour standoff with police

BUCKHANNON — A man who allegedly held a knife to his own head leading to a two-hour standoff with law enforcement that ended peacefully is facing charges. The incident began about 6:45 p.m. Saturday when a man later identified as Mark Frazier, 47, of New Martinsville, flagged Sgt. Tom ...

Michigan man charged in alleged credit card scam

BUCKHANNON — One of three men involved in an alleged fraudulent credit card scam that began at the Elkins Walmart and continued at the Buckhannon Walmart and Weston Walmart was arrested by the Weston detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Dezmond Malik Williams, 18, of Flint, ...

Man facing clandestine drug lab charge

ELKINS — A Parsons man is under arrest for allegedly possessing items for a methamphetamine lab and fentanyl. Jeffrey Barb, 66, of 107 Long Street, Parsons, is being charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and possession of fentanyl, both felony charges. ...

Barbour Ministerial Association honored

PHILIPPI — Chamber President Dr. Tim Barry recently presented the 2019 Barbour Chamber of Commerce President’s Award to the Rev. Jon Villers, President of the Barbour County Ministerial Association. The award, in the form of a bronze eagle in flight, recognizes the association as a ...

News of Record

Tucker County The following deeds were recorded in the county clerk’s office: John G. Nicholas and Margaret L. Nicholas to Daniel P. Keegan, Trustee, Lisa Bellil, Trustee, The Transmogrifier Trust and The Transmogrifier Trust, Lot 22 Woods End, Dry Fortk District, $260,000. Martin L. ...

Dale served on Navy amphibious assault ships during World War II

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2020, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published through Veterans Day. HUTTONSVILLE — Hurricane Isaias wreaking havoc on ...

Federal bill looks to phase out of greyhound racing

CHARLESTON — Opponents of greyhound racing are taking their fight national with a new bill in Congress to phase out the sport that would have negative effects on two of West Virginia’s casinos. U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., introduced House Resolution 7826 on July 29. The bill, ...

Randolph man sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

ELKINS — Joseph William Howell, Jr., of Beverly, was sentenced to 120 months incarceration for methamphetamine and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Howell, age 28, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of ...

Randolph County woman sentenced

ELKINS — Julie Ann Cutright, of Elkins, was recently sentenced to five years of probation for running a drug house, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Cutright, age 34, pled guilty to one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises in May 2019. Cutright admitted to ...

Elkins officials want details on city manager costs, tenure

ELKINS — Members of Elkins City Council questioned the cost of creating a city manager Thursday and asked what the tenure of the position would be if the city changes the style of government the municipality employs while updating the city charter. Council members heard a presentation ...

RCDA accepts 11th St. property from Elkins

ELKINS — The Randolph County Development Authority accepted the transfer of a property on 11th Street from the City of Elkins during the August RCDA meeting this week. The 0.71 acre lot is on the corner of Baron Avenue and is located where the old City of Elkins Street Department garage ...