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BOE looks at comprehensive facilities plan

ELKINS — The Randolph County Board of Education recently heard the goals and expectations of a committee dedicated to establishing long-term goals for the county school system. The goals and objectives established by the Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan Committee must consider all ...

Elkins committee discusses bringing in consulting attorney

ELKINS — City officials discussed the possibility of changing to a city manager form of government during an Elkins City Council Rules and Ordinances Committee meeting Thursday. The proposal has been discussed in city meetings since 2018, and City Clerk Jessica Sutton recently came into ...

Paying Tribute

ELKINS — Twenty-three local military veterans were honored during The Inter-Mountain’s 2019 Unsung Heroes Reception Wednesday afternoon at the Randolph County Senior Center. The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series of articles — which just completed its third year — features area ...

House begins public hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in trade for military ...

Commission to interview prosecutor applicant

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission is set to interview one applicant today to fill the unexpired term of Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney. Bryan Hinkle, currently an assistant prosecutor in Lewis County, was the lone applicant to apply for the position, county administrator Carrie ...

Trump’s public impeachment process begins

CHARLESTON — With the start of the public impeachment inquiry today of President Donald Trump, one of West Virginia’s U.S. senators said she will be watching with interest. The House Intelligence Committee will meet at 10 a.m. today and will hear sworn testimony from Bill Taylor, acting ...

FRN slated to create health and wellness closets

ELKINS — The Randolph County Family Resource Network is set to donate items to create health and wellness closets in Randolph County Schools. The RCFRN will present these items to each school and the Randolph Technical Center during a special celebration event at the Phil Gainer Community ...

Post 29 commander talks history, future

ELKINS — H. W. Daniels American Legion Post 29 Commander Donnie Lambert spoke to the Elkins Rotary Club this week about the history and future of his organization. “I am the post’s youngest commander. I took command when I was 22-years-old,” he said. “I was out of college for ...

Main Street announces winners of Holiday Window Display Contest

ELKINS — Elkins Main Street recently announced the winners of their annual Holiday Window Display Contest. In first place was Panhandle Support Services with their fully immersive window display that features a gingerbread house, the “Grinch” and “Cindy Lou Who.” Amy ...

Capito announces EDA infrastructure grants

SCOTT DEPOT — Flanked by red, white and blue Peterbilt semi-trucks, more than $7 million in federal grant funding for infrastructure projects around the state was announced Monday in an awards ceremony in Putnam County by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. “We’re announcing ...

Veterans ceremony draws crowd

ELKINS — A large crowd turned out on a sunny November morning for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the All Veterans Monument Monday. “I would like to give a special welcome today to our hometown heroes who sacrificed their time for our great country,” Elkins Mayor Van Broughton ...

Mayor suggests legal action over commission vote

BUCKHANNON — Calling the Upshur County Commission’s vote to allow Tennerton Public Service District to pursue expanding its territory along Route 33 West “unfounded, arbitrary and capricious,” Buckhannon Mayor David McCauley called for the city council to support possible legal action ...

Vietnam vets receive special recognition

CHARLESTON — For several veterans of the Vietnam War, Veterans Day was not just about celebrating their service to the country, but receiving extra recognition for an unpopular war. In a ceremony Monday at the Four Points Sheraton in Charleston, 19 Vietnam veterans were awarded the ...

Upshur County Honor Guard needs new van

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Honor Guard is raising funds to replace its nearly 17-year-old van with a newer model. On Veterans Day, local auctioneer Dave Kelley said the community was making a donation of $3,300 to start the fundraising. “It was brought to my attention that the ...

Veterans Day Parade

The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Members of Pure Country Twirlettes say ‘thank you’ to our local veterans for their service during the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Elkins Saturday afternoon. A Veterans Day ceremony is set for 11 a.m. today at the Veterans Memorial Intersection ...

Cook honors Vietnam War heroes with tribute

Editor’s Note: This is the final article in The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019. Welcome home, Vietnam War brothers and sisters. This article is intended for a variety of audiences; Vietnam War Veterans, family members and Gold Star Mothers. Other organizations, agencies, ...

Pancake Breakfast Benefit

Submitted photo The Tygart Valley Scottish Rite Masons held their fall benefit pancake breakfast at Applebees on Nov. 2. Proceeds from this event are used for the club’s local charity events. The club thanks all who patronized the event.

General speaks about veterans’ mental health

ELKINS — Brigadier General Christopher Walker, Assistant Adjutant General and Commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard, spoke to veterans and their families about the importance of mental health in the military at the Veterans Day Dinner hosted by H.W. Daniels American Legion Post 29 ...