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Special Visit

TENNERTON — The president of Buckhannon-Upshur High School’s student body invited WVU president Dr. Gordon Gee to speak to her peers but ended up getting a special surprise of her own. On Monday, Gee visited with juniors and seniors at B-UHS but brought news for senior Caitlyn ...

Armstead named new chief justice

CHARLESTON — Justice Tim Armstead of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, who won a special election a year ago and is up for re-election in 2020, will take the reins as chief justice starting in 2020. The court, which announced Armstead’s appointment in a press release Monday ...

Officials discuss the benefits of hiring veterans

ELKINS — WorkForce West Virginia paid the Elkins Rotary Club a visit on Monday afternoon to discuss the available benefits for disabled veterans. Ellen Prehoda, manager of the Elkins WorkForce, began the presentation by telling Rotarians a bit about what WFWV is responsible for. ...

General slated to speak at Veterans Day Dinner Saturday

ELKINS — American Legion Post 29 will host its 100th Veterans Day Dinner Saturday with a special guest speaker. Brig. General Christopher Walker is the Assistant Adjutant General and Commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard. The West Virginia Air National Guard has more than ...

Storms Can’t Stop Trick or Treaters

The Inter-Mountain photo by Haley Gordon Lucas Rhodes, dressed as a dalmation, gathers candy at the Davis & Elkins College Trunk or Treat event. Due to stormy weather, the event took place in the Martin Fieldhouse and was hosted by costumed student athletes.

State’s tax revenue was down in October

CHARLESTON — Despite positive natural gas and coal severance tax revenue numbers in September, overall tax revenue numbers for the month of October came in slightly below estimates. According to a report from the Senate Finance Committee, October tax revenue came in at $354.1 million, which ...

Free film focuses on teen problems

ELKINS — The Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center is set to present a documentary focusing on the lives of struggling teens on Tuesday. “Paper Tigers,” a film centering on the lives of struggling teens in the community of Walla Walla, Washington, and teachers armed with ...

Sullivan has served in both the Army and the National Guard

Editor’s Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. ELKINS— Elkins resident Sean Sullivan has served both in the Army and in the Army National Guard. He has ...

Records show pay increase for Bransfield

WHEELING — Michael Bransfield’s salary as bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston spiked sharply in 2016 — just more than a year after he created his own nonprofit Bishops Fund Inc. to channel money to various West Virginia projects. Bransfield’s pay increased nearly 60 percent ...

Reporter’s Notebook: From Math to Economics

Teachers were able to play off news a few weeks ago showing a major problem with teacher absenteeism as “teacher bashing” before leading up to the 2020 election. I’m unsure how they explain away the most recent national reading and math scores. According to test scores from the 2019 ...

Seven Graduate from ERCC CNA Class

Submitted photo The Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center CNA, certified nursing assistant, class graduated Oct. 14. The graduates received a certificate and an ERCC CNA graduation lapel pin. A reception was held following the graduation ceremony. All of the graduates accepted employment at ...

Cortland’s Rehab Center celebrates 14 years

THOMAS — Remember the year 2005? Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie, hurricane Katrina almost wiped New Orleans off the map, social media giant YouTube was founded and the Rehab and Fitness Center at Cortland opened its doors to the community. Today, the 3,700 square foot ...

Wesleyan honored by Forbes for second year

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College is once again featured in the 2019 edition of Forbes’s “Grateful Graduates.” This is the second consecutive year Wesleyan is one of 200 schools across the country listed in the group and the second straight year that WVWC is the only West ...

Bob Murray, Murray Energy donated to Justice

CHARLESTON — Bob Murray and Murray Energy made large donations to President Donald Trump and Gov. Jim Justice. Records show both Murray and his company’s political action committee have been staunch supporters of Republicans nationally and at the state level. In July, Murray, who up ...

Free parking time limit increasing in downtown Elkins

ELKINS — Volunteers will complete the implementation of new three-hour parking stickers in downtown Elkins today, in an effort to increase the time limit for free, on-street parking. The free parking time limit will rise from two to three hours with the change, which was approved by Elkins ...

Getting Involved

ELKINS — Members of the Davis & Elkins College Student Body Government met with Elkins and Randolph County officials and members of the community at a luncheon on Thursday morning to discuss community outreach. D&E President Chris Wood welcomed those in attendance, including ...

W.Va. delegation votes against impeachment inquiry

CHARLESTON — Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to formalize impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, with West Virginia’s Republican lawmakers voting against the resolution. Voting 232-196, the House approved a resolution that ...

Commission searching for new prosecutor

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission will take applications from members of the local bar who are Republicans to fill the upcoming vacancy of Upshur County prosecuting attorney. David Godwin’s resignation is effective Nov. 30 and his replacement will take over Dec. 1 and serve ...