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Elkins Municipal Court announces virus precautions

ELKINS — Elkins Municipal Court announced COVID-19 precautions that are effective immediately at all hearings, city officials said Monday. These precautions, which are based on an order issued by the West Virginia Supreme Court (WVSC), include requiring all parties in the courtroom to wear ...

Justice addresses protests

CHARLESTON — After a weekend of peaceful protests broke out across the state over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Gov. Jim Justice praised those who chose nonviolent activism, but joined federal officials in warning against violence and vandalism. Protests broke out nationwide ...

Reopening: States prep for summer

Editor’s note: Much of the nation has been shut down over the past two-plus months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the economy is reopening, and businesses of all types are quickly ramping up for what they hope will be a busy summer season that will return them to some sense of ...

Elkins businesses adapting to changes

ELKINS — Small businesses in Elkins and all over West Virginia have been reopening their doors to the public with certain guidelines in place that prioritize public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Robbie Morris, executive director of the Randolph County Development ...

Republican candidates for governor make pitches

CHARLESTON — Republican and unaffiliated voters have a decision to make between now and Tuesday, June 9: to keep Gov. Jim Justice as their nominee for the general election in November or to choose from seven other candidates. Right now, Justice’s closest competition appears to be ...

Elkins native earned Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross

Editor’s note: This article is the first in 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. ELKINS — An Elkins native and Vietnam veteran ...

State employee wage lawsuit dismissed

CHARLESTON — A federal lawsuit brought by several state employees against all three branches of West Virginia government, alleging their wages were shorted, was tossed Friday. U.S. District Judge John Bailey ruled Friday that the lawsuit brought by Heather Morris, Pamela Stumpf, Lula V. ...

Woman facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Huttonsville woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly stole $7.26 worth of items from a local gas station Cassie M. Stallman, 25, of Huttonsville, is facing a felony count of third-offense shoplifting after she allegedly took a YooHoo and two Bootleggers from the Par ...

HCC positive cases continue to rise

HUTTONSVILLE — The number of positive cases among the inmates at Huttonsville Correctional Facility climbed again on Friday, as Gov. Jim Justice announced five new cases, bringing the total to 116, and stressed free COVID-19 testing will be offered in Randolph County today to help ...

Inmate sentenced for role in Tygart Valley Regional Jail riot

ELKINS—A Tygart Valley Regional Jail inmate has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison, consecutive to his current sentence, for destruction of property during a riot at the facility. Joshua Michael Taylor of Elkins was originally arrested and charged with two felony counts of ...

Deployment extension gets high praise

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia’s representation in the U.S. Senate praised action Thursday by President Donald Trump to keep the West Virginia National Guard on the frontlines of the coronavirus rapid response in the state. Trump issued the order to extend Title 32 ...

State GOP voter registration climbing

CHARLESTON — As voters turn in absentee ballots, turn out for early voting or prepare for the June 9 primary election, more Republicans and unaffiliated voters are registered to vote than Democratic voters this election in West Virginia. According to voter registration numbers released ...

City Hall News

ELKINS — Council’s Finance Committee meets virtually Monday, June 1, at 10 a.m. The committee will hear updates on the city’s financial position, in addition to reviewing several proposed budget revisions. Council meets virtually Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. The agenda has not yet been ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along County Route 41 in Tucker County, also known as Government Road, beginning Monday, June 1, through Wednesday, June 3, for paving. The closure will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning at milepost 5.87 and ...

Huttonsville inmate cases rise to 111

HUTTONSVILLE — The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise at Huttonsville Correctional Center, as officials work to isolate inmates and testing begins at other prison facilities throughout the state. The outbreak in the Huttonsville facility is the largest in the state ...