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Marty Stuart to headline 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival

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ELKINS — Five-time Grammy Award winning country music legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will bring pure classic country to the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival. The performance is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Week Nine at the Capitol

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I picked a very interesting time to return to my statehouse reporting roots. I could never have predicted the things and controversies that have happened this session. For example, as I’ve written, a major controversy erupted over a table display with several posters and pamphlets that were ...

Tumultuous Week for the Legislature

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A tumultuous week at the Capitol was marked by intense, emotional debate, and a 59-41 passage vote in the House of Delegates of a controversial measure to allow individuals with conceal carry permits to bring firearms onto state college campuses (HB2519). Long-simmering political tensions in ...

Upshur BOE honors staff, student

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The Inter-Mountain photos by Amanda Hayes The Upshur County Board of Education recognized Sherri Hoover as the first Upshur Star staff award winner for facilitating a new Crazy 8s Math Club at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School. Pictured left to right, are superintendent Dr. Sara Stankus, ...

Competition

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BUCKHANNON — They have spent all year in the classroom and this week it was time for students to take what they have learned and apply it in the local SkillsUSA contest at Fred W. Eberle Technical Center. Rebecca Bowers-Call, director of the center, said, “Each program area has at ...

Anti-Muslim display at Capitol upsets lawmakers

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CHARLESTON — A lawmaker shouts down a House of Delegates staffer. Another pushes past doorkeepers in a fit of anger. Other delegates exchange words on the House floor. No, it wasn’t over a piece of legislation or a difference of opinion or public policy. Instead, the anger was over a ...

Miller named 2019 Mountain State Forest Festival Director General

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ELKINS — The Board of Directors of the Mountain State Forest Festival is pleased to announce their appointment of Robin Miller as Director General of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival, which is scheduled to take place from Sept. 28 – Oct. 6. Born and raised in Elkins, Miller is an ...

Manchin staff set to host Manchin Mobile Monday in Elkins

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced that a representative from his office will take part in Manchin Mobile Monday, bringing Manchin’s office to you from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday at the Randolph County Senior Center in Elkins. West Virginians are encouraged to stop by and ...

D&E alumna Walters joins staff in dual roles

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College alumna Megan Walters has returned to her alma mater with an appointment as administrative assistant to the vice president for enrollment management and institutional advancement, and enrollment advisor. In her administrative role, Walters is ...

Timberline Resort closes early

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DAVIS — Timberline Four Seasons Resort has closed its doors for the season, and questions are swirling about the resort’s future. According to Timberline’s Facebook page, the resort will be closed for the rest of 2019. The Herz family, which owns the resort, posted, “We thank you ...

Elkins looks at spending sales tax revenue

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ELKINS — Elkins City Council discussed in more detail how it might spend the revenues from the new 1 percent sales tax during a special call meeting Thursday evening. Though nothing was finalized Thursday, council members have narrowed down which areas they feel the money should be spent in ...

Upshur Stars program honors students, staff

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools debuted a new recognition program at this week’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting. Dr. Tammy Samples, board of education president, said, “Upshur Stars is a new program recognition for students and staff who go above and beyond for or in our ...

Budget bills on the move in W.Va. House, Senate

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature’s house and senate finance committees are moving budget bills with the goal of being finished by the 60-day deadline. House Finance Committee passed out their version of the fiscal year 2020 budget Thursday afternoon after debuting the committee ...

Helvetia to celebrate Fasnacht Saturday

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HELVETIA — Tucked away in the mountains of Randolph County is the small town of Helvetia. Keeping itself true to its Swiss and German heritage, the town will be observing the traditional Pre-Lenten ceremony known as Fasnacht on Saturday. The word translates to “Fasting Night” in ...

Man facing felony after traffic stop

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ELKINS — A local man is facing a felony drug charge after a routine traffic stop. Paul Jason Armstrong, 37, of Ellamore, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Bond was set at $50,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate George M. Riggleman. According ...

Secondary road maintenance bills moving forward

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CHARLESTON — As the deadline to pass bills from one chamber to the next inches closer, two similar bills providing for secondary road maintenance moved to third reading and will be up for passage today. The West Virginia Senate approved an amendment to Senate Bill 522 Monday, while the ...

Campus Carry Act passes after efforts to amend fail

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CHARLESTON — Despite multiple attempts by delegates — including the Republican judiciary committee chairman — to amend a bill the alleviate concerns of the state’s colleges and universities, the House of Delegates passed a bill to allow students to carry concealed handguns on ...