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Ribbon cut on school addition

BUCKHANNON — A $2.2 million addition to Hodgesville Elementary School — funded entirely by the School Building Authority — created a much needed, safer and comfortable space. The addition added a pre-K classroom enabling Hodgesville pre-K students to stay in their community school, ...

Pregnant woman facing methamphetamine charge

BUCKHANNON — A pregnant woman who had three minor children in the vehicle and was allegedly under the influence of meth and marijuana while she was driving to deliver meth to her boyfriend was arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop. Morgan M. Moore, 30, was arrested for possession ...

Twirlettes group donates blankets to facilities

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — Representatives of Pure Country Twirlettes decided to give back to the community by donating blankets to the Randolph County Humane Society and the Randolph ...

Clerk outlines Elkins strategic plan progress

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce learned about the progress the city of Elkins has made in achieving the goals of its five-year Strategic Plan when City Clerk Jessica Sutton spoke at the chamber’s bi-monthly meeting Thursday. The strategic plan was adopted in ...

YMCA, YHS work together for Angel Tree program

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and Youth Health Service have combined their efforts to provide Christmas gifts for 77 local children through their fifth annual ...

Cedar Point unveils 150th anniversary plans

SANDUSKY — Cedar Point is on track to celebrate its biggest year ever by adding new twists to guests’ favorites, including the return of a boat ride. The park’s vice president Jason McClure and communications director Tony Clark announced plans Tuesday to celebrate the park’s ...

Family Affair

BUCKHANNON — In 2004, when Upshur County Sheriff’s Cpl. Dewaine Linger was sworn in, his son, Dakota, was there by his dad’s side. Fifteen years later, Dakota was the one being sworn in as the newest Upshur County Sheriff’s deputy. The courtroom has been updated. This time, it was ...

State prisons trying tablets for inmates

CHARLESTON - An effort to provide tablets for inmates in state prisons will cost taxpayers no money, but it will cost inmates for access to electronic books, email and other services, raising concerns of one group working to provide educational services to inmates. In an Oct. 25 press ...

Program works to help residents find careers

ELKINS — Lisa Reed, a transition agent for Jobs & Hope West Virginia, spoke to the Elkins Rotary Club this week about her organization’s role within communities across the state. Reed covers Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur counties while helping West ...

Tiger Express providing families with Christmas gifts

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — As part of an annual Christmas tradition, a committee of teachers at Elkins High School work to bring holiday cheer to students by providing families with gifts ...

High Drama

ELKINS—The Elkins High School Theater Department will present its production of “Radium Girls” later this week. “‘Radium Girls’ is a historical fiction production,” said Matt Taylor, a theater and English teacher at EHS. “It is based on a dark episode in history when these ...

One shot, one stabbed in robbery attempt

ELKINS — A man was arrested after one person was shot and another person stabbed during an attempted robbery in downtown Elkins Monday night, police said. Hunter Michael Aragon, 21, of Buckhannon, is being charged with robbery in the first degree, malicious wounding, wanton endangerment ...

Experts, leaders talk solutions to food desert problem

BRIDGEPORT — Community leaders, researchers and public policy experts met Tuesday in Bridgeport to find the oasis in the state’s food deserts — parts of the state with no or limited access to fresh food and groceries. The 2019 West Virginia Food Desert Summit took place at the ...

Tucker Community Foundation benefits local programs

PARSONS — The Tucker Community Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization serving the Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland. The Tucker Community Foundation was started in response to the floods of 1985 when a group of Tucker citizens realized the ...

Buckhannon man sentenced in fleeing case

BUCKHANNON — A man who fled from Upshur County deputies in February and was found by the K-9 was sentenced Tuesday in Upshur County Circuit Court. Colten Lee Foster, 26, of Buckhannon, was previously indicted in May on two counts of fleeing on foot, a misdemeanor, one felony count of ...

AG fights to overturn pipeline shutdown

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday his office will lead an 18-state alliance in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that unnecessarily blocked construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and impedes the nation’s economic ...

Plea deal reached in Upshur County incest case

BUCKHANNON — An Upshur County man has reached a plea deal in an alleged incest case. Adolph Steven Bowman, 45, of Tallmansville, represented by attorney Zach Dyer, pleaded guilty to incest, a felony, in the first count of the indictment in Upshur County Circuit Court. Bowman was indicted ...