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Hutchison named to vacancy on Supreme Court

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is whole again after the appointment of Raleigh County Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the bench to replace Allen Loughry, who resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment of Hutchison Wednesday afternoon. “I have known John ...

SBA grants have improved local school facilities

ELKINS — Several schools in Randolph County have seen improvements made to the facilities after the county received grant funding from the West Virginia School Building Authority. Randolph County Schools Superintendent Gabe Devono said the county has received approximately $9.6 million ...

New website reveals state spending

By Tim MacVean Senior Staff Writer ELKINS — Randolph County Commissioners heard from the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office Wednesday regarding the implementation of a new website aimed at making government more transparent. J.B. McCuskey, West Virginia state auditor, made the ...

D&E student veterans give to Toys for Tots

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s annual Comfort and Joy series will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Student Veterans Association (SVA) made a contribution to the United States Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League ...

Fundraiser set for Saturday

ELKINS — A pancake breakfast fundraiser has been set to benefit the family of a 6-year-old who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Caylee Carver, 6, who is a student at Beverly Elementary School, has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma and is undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy, in ...

Randolph County man sentenced for making a destructive device

ELKINS — Robert C. Ard, of Elkins, was sentenced to 24 months incarceration for charge involving a homemade explosive device found in his home, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Ard, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of making an unlawful firearm in August. Ard admitted to making ...

Local fire departments respond to structure fire

BEVERLY — Fire departments and police officers responded to a structure fire at Elliott Ridge Road off Chenoweth Creek Road in Randolph County Wednesday night after 9 p.m. Emergency officials closed a portion of the road as flammable materials and several vehicles were close to the ...

Friends First

ELKINS — Crafts, food, fellowship and fun were just a few of the things enjoyed by attendees of the 13th annual Friends First Christmas Party this week. Randolph County Technical Center students partnered with the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living to throw the party ...

Legislative leaders give session preview

CHARLESTON — With the 2019 legislative session just around the corner, leaders of the West Virginia Legislature gave representatives of the business community a small taste of what to expect next year. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, ...

BOE votes to put levy on ballot

ELKINS — Voters in Randolph County will see an excess levy option on the ballot in March that will include upgrades to county athletic facilities. The Randolph County Board of Education voted to approve the superintendent’s recommendation to present a levy to voters on March 9. The total ...

Old Brick Playhouse wins big on Giving Tuesday

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s annual Comfort and Joy series will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — The Old Brick Playhouse was the big winner at the first annual 100 Club fundraiser held on Giving Tuesday. The Elkins-based organization took home $5,000 ...

Elkins woman admits to drug distribution

ELKINS — Sydney Marie Calain, of Elkins, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Calain, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine. Calain admitted to distributing methamphetamine in June 2017 in Randolph ...

Spirit of Christmas

Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series begins today and will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas. ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students are extending their resources, their time and their devotion to the community to make the holiday season ...

City, DOH look at intersection traffic

ELKINS — Officials with the city of Elkins and the West Virginia Division of Highways discussed concerns regarding traffic patterns at a busy city intersection Monday. West Virginia DOH District 8 District Engineer Jamie Rossi and Traffic Engineer John Monk were present during Monday’s ...

Task Force finalizes PEIA report

CHARLESTON — What was supposed to be the final meeting of the task force that has spent the last 10 months looking at ways to stabilize the state’s health insurance program for public employees and retirees will continue. The Public Employees Insurance Agency Task Force, made up of ...

Kiess shares his Mountaineer experiences with Rotarians

ELKINS — The Elkins Rotary Club on Monday welcomed Elkins’ own Trevor Kiess, West Virginia University’s 65th Mountaineer mascot. Kiess talked to the membership about his experiences as the WVU student who wears the buckskin and carries the musket this year. “It’s a big role,” ...

Getting Crafty for Christmas

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Norma Daniels, of Huttonsville, puts some finishing touches on a burlap snowman Christmas decoration at the annual Randolph County Senior Center Bazaar. Daniels said she has been creating burlap decorations of Christmas trees for several years but this ...