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House votes to impeach 3 justices

CHARLESTON — Setting a precedent, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted to impeach three out of four justices for the first time in state history, with more articles being considered into the night. The House of Delegates passed 10 articles of impeachment by press time. Delegates ...

Upshur students return to class

BUCKHANNON — Students were welcomed back into the classrooms Monday morning as Upshur County Schools began its 2018-19 school year. As the school system’s new superintendent, Dr. Sara Stankus said the first day of school is always an exciting day. Stankus — former Union Elementary ...

Forgotten 51-year-old mural returns at EHS class reunion

ELKINS — Members of the Elkins High School class of 1968 were treated to a unique surprise during a recent reunion celebration. Alumni celebrated their 50th class reunion with appetizers and a buffet dinner at the Randolph Room of the 1863 Appalachian Bistro. The surprise of the ...

Duke Talbott in favor of annexation, hiring city manager

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series of articles detailing responses of former mayors of Elkins to the challenges currently facing the city. The series will continue through this week. ELKINS — Former Elkins mayor Duke Talbott is in favor of annexation and creating a ...

Elkins-Randolph County Chamber quarterly meeting postponed

The quarterly meeting of the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, scheduled for this week, has been postponed. The meeting, slated for noon Wednesday at 1863 Appalachian Bistro in the Randolph Room, will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. The meeting will feature Doug ...

Elkins woman faces child neglect charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is behind bars after drugs were allegedly found in her bedroom and in reach of a juvenile. Breanna Arlene Radcliff, 31, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of child neglect creating risk of injury. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional ...

Elkins woman sentenced

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman charge with entering an area apartment, fighting the resident and stealing clothes was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement. Kayla Nicole McCauley, 18, of Elkins, was sentenced to one year in jail. That sentence was suspended for one year of ...

Elkins man charged in knife incident

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly throwing a knife at another man and striking him. Brian Dwight Shepherd, 21, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of malicious wounding. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond, set by ...

W.Va. man began sign business at 10 years old

PARKERSBURG — Joseph Sadie was 10 years old when executives at Borg-Warner Chemicals noticed a lemonade sign he had created outside his home. At the time people in Sadie’s neighborhood asked him to create signs for their yard sales and other events. The executives returned to Sadie’s ...

All Ages Taking Part in the Augusta Festival

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Cora Mauzy, 4, right, of Elkins, and Brynne Hall, 9, of Littleton, Colorado, center, jam with Augusta Festival staff member T-Claw Crawford during Saturday's Augusta Festival at the Elkins City Park. For more photos, turn to page A6.

Road construction costs going up

CHARLESTON — Nearly 10 months after it was passed, the constitutional amendment allowing the state to take out bonds for road construction is allowing the state to fund billion in road construction, but not as inexpensively as officials hoped. With higher oil costs and tariffs effecting the ...

Autism Center receives grant

ELKINS — The Knights of Columbus recently approved a grant to develop a sensory room at the West Virginia Autism Supportive Center. Erin Browning, chairperson for the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Autism Supportive Center, confirmed that the center has received the grant in the ...

Kincaid was the National Guard theater engineer in Iraq

Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2018, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. BUCKHANNON — With more than 30 years in the National Guard, Upshur County resident Robert Kincaid wore ...

Kiwanis look to start Key Club at BUHS

BUCKHANNON — Recently the Kiwanis Club — an international service club — has been established in Upshur County. Now organizers are hoping to create a Key Club at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Kiwanis Club’s many service programs are described as “unique” and introduce people of ...

Sports betting rules available for comment

CHARLESTON — The next step in having official rules to govern sports betting in West Virginia was taken this week, but again at the last minute. The West Virginia Lottery Commission filed rules for public comment for sports betting Monday on the Secretary of State’s website, two days ...

Swift Justice?

Well, here we are. The West Virginia House of Delegates meets this morning to discuss and pass 14 Articles of Impeachment against every single sitting justice of the state Supreme Court of Appeals. If it seems like we went from a slow and deliberate process to maximum warp, trust me when I ...

Belington man facing drug charge

ELKINS — A Barbour County man is behind bars after allegedly selling controlled substances to a confidential informant. Christopher Don Bibey, 34, of Belington, is charged with one felony count of distribution of a counterfeit substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on ...

Mountain Stage at Davis & Elkins College

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Old-time multi-instrumentalist Joe Newberry, above, thrills the crowd Saturday night after teaching a variety of classes during the 45th annual Augusta Festival on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. West Virginia-based honky-tonk quintet Blue ...

Gospel on the Dry Fork set

The Dry Fork Recreation Center will host its inaugural Gospel on the Dry Fork event beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday on the center’s grounds off Route 32 in Harman. Individuals and groups of singers and musicians from many local churches will participate in the song fest. “We want to have ...