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Montrose man charged with felony

ELKINS — A Montrose man is facing a felony charge after allegedly using a debit card without its owner’s consent. David Kent Cathell, 22, is charged with fraudulent use of an access device. According to the criminal complaint filed by Deputy A.B. Beverly of the Randolph County ...

83rd Forest Festival kicks off

ELKINS — The 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival officially kicked off Saturday morning with an opening ceremony at the Jennings Randolph Federal Building in Elkins. Bob Woolwine, president of the MSFF Board of Directors, began by welcoming those in attendance to Festival City and thanking ...

Justice’s use of state plane draws scrutiny

CHARLESTON — As 2019 comes to a close, Gov. Jim Justice has used state aircraft far less in his nearly three years in office than the prior two governors, but living in Greenbrier County has caused the governor to rack up thousands of dollars in flights from Charleston to Lewisburg he ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Flipping the Switch on AVR

Social media anymore is so filled with misinformation that sometimes my tolerance for nonsense breaks. I’m at that point now with the falsehoods being spread by lawmakers, activists, and even some media in regards to Automatic Voter Registration, or AVR for short. First, the usual ...

Senate president and DEP spar over audit

Social media anymore is so filled with misinformation that sometimes my tolerance for nonsense breaks. I’m at that point now with the falsehoods being spread by lawmakers, activists, and even some media in regards to Automatic Voter Registration, or AVR for short. First, the usual ...

MSFF icon to paint the forest

ELKINS — Woodly the Elf has emerged, sporting her woodland costume, for the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival. Kendal Ray will be painting the local forest this year as the winner of the 2019 Woodly the Elf poster contest, the 50th contest to choose this MSFF icon. Connie Linger, of Miss ...

Board against expansion of PSD

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Sanitary Board opposes any enlargement of the Tennerton Public Service District out Route 33 West and has written a letter saying as much to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The Upshur County Commission hosted a meeting recently between the City ...

Boy Scouts of America local leaders discuss future plans

ELKINS — The local regional division of Boy Scouts of America met with supporters on Friday to discuss past, present, and future plans for scouting. This division, the Mountaineer Area Council, consists of 12 counties and is headed by volunteer members such as Tim Rumble, Charlie Friddle, ...

Elkins City Hall News

As with just about everything in Elkins during the week of the Mountain State Forest Festival, City Hall will see a change in the flow of regular business. There are no committee or council meetings scheduled, and City Hall will be closed on Friday, Oct. 4. The adjusted garbage schedule ...

DOH Places New Safety Installation

The Inter-Mountain photo by Haley Gordon The West Virginia Division of Highways has installed new refector poles on the center line of 11th Street between the Elkins McDonald’s restaurant and the Elkins Kroger store. The new safety installation is designed to prevent accidents caused by ...

D&E trustees approve campus master plan

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a campus master plan that will prepare the institution for future growth on several fronts. This plan is a component of the five-year strategic plan initiated by D&E President Chris A. Wood in 2017 and ...

W.Va. sports betting data trending up

CHARLESTON — August sports betting numbers are trending upward thanks to the start of college and professional football and the launch of mobile sports betting apps at two of the state’s five casinos, officials with the West Virginia Lottery Commission said on Wednesday. The commission ...

Elkins man facing methamphetamine-related felony charge

ELKINS— An Elkins man is facing a felony drug charge. Michael Paul Crites, 39, is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. According to the criminal complaint filed by Senior Patrolman C.G. Boatwright of the Elkins Police Department, on September 24 at approximately ...

Mooney offers telephone town hall

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Alex Mooney hosted a telephone town hall for residents of Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, Pendleton and Hardy counties this week. During the town hall, Mooney, R-Second District, spoke to constituents about a variety of issues, in addition to having a question ...

TVM/HS Homecoming Court Announced

Submitted photo Tygarts Valley Middle/High School has been celebrating homecoming this week. Students are currently observing Spirit Week with theme days including Athletes vs. Mathletes, Vines vs. Memes, Good vs. Evil, Hollywood vs. Mill Creek, and Bulldog Pride Day. A pep rally and ...

Randolph Commission provides funding for The Arts Center

ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission approved a funding request from The Randolph County Community Arts Center Thursday. Kurt Barkley, executive director of the Arts Center in Elkins, gave an informational presentation to commissioners detailing the benefits that the nonprofit brings to ...

Woman charged with felony

ELKINS— An Elkins woman is facing a felony charge after an alleged break-in attempt. Paige Ellen Meadows, 27, is charged with attempted burglary and attempt to commit a felony. According to the criminal complaint filed by Senior Patrolman C.G. Boatwright of the Elkins Police Department, ...

Hotel room search leads to arrest

ELKINS— An Elkins woman is facing a felony charge after police searched her hotel room. Donna Lynn Wilfong, 46, is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. According to the criminal complaint filed by Sergeant C.T. Kessel of the Moorefield Police Department, on August 28, ...

Conference set for Saturday

The West Virginia Herb Association invites all who want to learn about the diverse uses of herbs, their cultivation and health applications, to join in the annual Fall Herb Conference Saturday at Jackson’s Mill Conference Center near Weston. This year’s theme is “Gifts of the Forest” ...