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Two-Vehicle Collision

The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley A pair of cars including a classic Mustang, right, collided while drivinig up Tunnel Mountain Friday afternoon on Route 33. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Elkins Fire Department and Randolph County Emergency Squad were on hand to assist at ...

Elkins to allow residential trick or treating

ELKINS — Elkins City Council has voted unanimously to allow residential trick or treating on Halloween night — but also released recommendations urging residents to participate safely in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Council members discussed the issue during Thursday’s Elkins ...

Court rules on animal cruelty case

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Magistrate Court ruled in favor of the Upshur County Commission and Barbour County Commission Friday in an animal cruelty case that has cost nearly $35,000 to house animals first seized in April. Denise Clark, 59, of Buckhannon, was arrested on 53 counts of ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month proclaimed

BUCKHANNON — Although the COVID-19 pandemic has most of the attention, the speaker at Thursday’s Upshur County Commission meeting wanted to make sure that another disease gets attention that can potentially save lives. “In a normal, non-COVID year, the Upshur County CEOS ...

EMS Donates to Book Mobile

Submitted photo Elkins Middle School recently provided the Beverly Book Mobile with books. Each year, two sixth-grade students receive books in remembrance of Katie Bolgar. Due to COVID-19, Elkins Middle could not have the awards ceremony this year. Katie was a sixth-grader at Elkins Middle ...

Barbour County jury finds woman guilty of second-degree murder

PHILIPPI — A Barbour County woman has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of her husband. The verdict was returned against Carli Reed, 24, of Moatsville, Thursday afternoon by a Barbour County Circuit Court jury which had deliberated throughout the day. According to ...

Elkins tree board presents plaque

ELKINS — The Elkins Tree Board recently presented the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission a commemorative tree and plaque in gratitude for EPRC staff’s efforts in keeping Glendale Park open this past spring. “For many area residents, walking at Glendale Park was one of the few ...

Justice announces state park renovations

BLACKWATER FALLS — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Steve McDaniel, and West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby all came to Tucker County Thursday afternoon to make an announcement regarding upgrades to Blackwater Falls State Park and Canaan ...

Mill Creek man charged with felonies

ELKINS — A Mill Creek man is facing felony charges after being accused of breaking into a home on Chenoweth Creek Road on Sept. 10. James Richard Norman Jr., 41, is charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny. He is currently being held in the Tygarts Valley Regional Jail on ...

Youth Environmental Conference will be conducted Oct. 6-7

The 45th annual West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Youth Environmental Conference will be Oct. 6-7. This year’s theme is “Careers in Conservation.” Due to COVID-19, the conference will be held virtually this year through the Facebook and YouTube channel and a live ...

Virtual Autumn on the Dryfork Pageant slated

Virtual Autumn on the Dryfork Pageant will take place Oct. 5. There will be two divisions for school age children in first through12th grade with categories of sportswear and formal wear. One division for ages newborn to 5, not yet in grade school, with a category of whatever clothing you ...

Homeless man arrested in shooting incident

ELKINS — A homeless man is facing a felony charge after being accused of shooting a firearm at another man in the parking lot of the Four Seasons Motel late Tuesday afternoon. William Schmuff III, 54, is charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm and is currently being held in ...

Council to vote on adopting temporary rules

ELKINS — Elkins City Council will gather for its first in-person City Hall meeting in months tonight and vote on adopting temporary rules that put requirements in place for attending in-person city meetings, and also state how following those requirements will be enforced. Council will ...

B-U Homecoming Parade moving out of city limits

HODGESVILLE — The Buckhannon-Upshur High School Homecoming Parade is moving out of the city limits and may be concentrated in the area before and leading up to the high school on Route 20. Student council advisor Michael Wilson told Upshur County Board of Education members Tuesday night ...

Justice to look into adding school virus cases into dashboard

CHARLESTON — The state makes COVID-19 infection data available for deaths, hospitalizations, long-term care facilities, and correctional facilities, but some are wondering why neither the Department of Education or the Department of Health and Human Resources makes data publicly ...