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Snowshoe Foundation helps fund EMS purchases

ELKINS — Students at Elkins Middle School will benefit from recent purchases made by the school, with funding assistance from the Snowshoe Foundation. Nick Alfred, assistant principal at EMS, said grant funding — in combination with funds raised by the school or county funds — ...

Justice not ready to close W.Va.

CHARLESTON — Citing the example of New York, Gov. Jim Justice said Saturday West Virginians need to stay home as much as possible but didn’t announce any further shutdown of businesses in the state as the number of positive coronavirus tests grew to 12. “I hate to alarm you, but we’ve ...

Valley Health Care offering outdoor services

ELKINS — Valley Health Care locations in both Mill Creek and Elkins are offering triage services outside the buildings to sick patients to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. Jordan Godwin, CEO of Valley Health Care, spoke with The Inter-Mountain about the organization’s current ...

Randolph Commissioner: 2020 primary will not be delayed

ELKINS — Randolph County Commissioners said they are confident the West Virginia 2020 primary election in May will not be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. “The election will proceed as normal,” Commissioner Mark Scott said at last week’s commission meeting on behalf of ...

Man arrested on drug, gun charges

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man who was found with nearly $1,300 worth of methamphetamine as well as firearms he is prohibited from possessing. Nathan Gregory Selmon, 36, of Arnoldburg, was spotted by Natural Resources Police Officer Tanner Collins as ...

Valley Head woman charged with uttering

ELKINS — A Valley Head woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly forging a signature on a check. Hillary Anne Bostick, 34, is charged with uttering. Bostick’s bond was set at $10,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Mike Dyer. According to the criminal complaint filed by Corporal ...

Elkins woman facing multiple felonies

ELKINS — An Elkins woman is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stealing a checkbook. Melanie Michelle Evans, 38, is charged with five counts of forgery/uttering, Her bond was set for $500 by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben Shepler. According to the criminal complaint ...

Beverly man charged with sexual assault

ELKINS — A Beverly man is facing a felony charge after an alleged sexual assault. Mohamed Loutfi, 43, is charged with sexual assault in the first degree. According to the criminal complaint filed by Cpl. C.S. Miller of the West Virginia State Police, on Nov. 21, 2018, an alleged victim ...

Beverly man arrested on grand larceny charge

ELKINS — A Beverly man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing money from his girlfriend. Brennon C. Heflin, 26, is charged with grand larceny. His bond was set for $5,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Judge Ben Shepler. According to the criminal complaint filed by Deputy ...

Justice issues stay-at-home order

CHARLESTON - With most of West Virginia's surrounding states ordering non-essential businesses to close or ordering residents to stay at home, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that he would order the same for state residents and businesses started 8 p.m. Tuesday. Justice held a virtual ...

Meals for Kids

BEVERLY — Throughout the week, staff from schools across Randolph County have worked together to provide meals for every student during the state-wide shutdown. LaDonna Rosencrance, director of Child Nutrition for Randolph County Schools, said county employees have had a “wonderful ...

Tucker couple self-quarantined before test results

PARSONS — Two residents of Tucker County received positive test results for COVID-19 on Thursday after being linked to a confirmed case while they were traveling out of state, officials said. A 52-year-old husband and his 60-year-old wife recently took a skiing trip in Colorado, but have ...

Upshur courthouse closed to the public

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Courthouse and annex have been closed to the public effective immediately, but offices remain staffed to conduct business. The Upshur County Commission held an emergency meeting Friday morning in which it declared a state of emergency in the county due to the ...

West Virginia ends the week with eight coronavirus cases

CHARLESTON — Three more cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were confirmed in West Virginia on Friday, raising the total to eight. Gov. Jim Justice and state officials held a briefing Friday afternoon through YouTube and a virtual press conference where reporters could ask questions ...

Woodly poster contest extended

ELKINS — Due to the closure of Randolph County Schools and the Mountain State Forest Festival office out of caution for the coronavirus situation, the due date for the “Woodly the Elf” poster contest has been extended until May 1. This time extension is being granted as a precautionary ...

Restaurants offering new take-out options

ELKINS — Inside Scottie’s Restaurant during a normal day, tables are filled and coffee cups are consistently being topped off. But with Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to close restaurants and bars around the state of West Virginia due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this week, ...

County denies Elkins annexation

ELKINS — On Thursday the Randolph County Commission unanimously denied the City of Elkins request to annex three properties by minor boundary adjustment. During Thursday’s commission meeting, officials said the request was denied due to legislative changes in West Virginia code 8-6-5(d), ...

State of emergency declared in Randolph

ELKINS — Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to declare a state of emergency in Randolph County in due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I find that the transmission of the novel coronavirus is a threat to human health in Randolph County, and, in an effort to take every ...

Buckhannon bans gatherings of 10 or more

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council adopted emergency measures Thursday that close city buildings to the public and ban gatherings of 10 or more people in the corporate limits. Under the plan, all city facilities are now restricted to employees only. “While our city facilities will ...