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Elkins testing software for online meetings

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ELKINS — On Tuesday, the City of Elkins tested tele-communication software in preparation for hosting city council and committee meetings virtually to practice social distancing in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s test consisted of a panel discussion including Mayor Van ...

Buckhannon to purchase former bank’s drive-thru

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BUCKHANNON —- Buckhannon City Council has voted to purchase the former Chase Bank drive-thru at 15 Madison St. from current deed holder Citizens Bank of West Virginia for $200,000. The second and final reading of Ordinance 443, a formality required for the municipality to purchase the ...

New Store Construction Underway

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Virginia Collins Construction of a new Dollar General store is underway in Valley Head. The company is currently advertising for employees at the new location.

Upshur County responding to COVID-19 crisis

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County did not have a positive confirmed case of COVID-19 as of late afternoon Tuesday, according to a press release from the Upshur County Commission. The commission, Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Community Care of WV, City of ...

Wesleyan grad working at NASA

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BUCKHANNON — An alumni connection has resulted in an exciting career opportunity for one recent Wesleyan graduating alumna. Olivia Rycroft ’19, a native of Elkins, has joined NASA in Huntsville, Alabama as a software systems engineer. Two years ago, Rycroft listened to a talk at an ...

Hospital implements new visitation policy

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BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital has implemented a no visitor policy in the hospital and in their clinics beginning this week. Limited exceptions will be made for end-of-life cases, pediatrics and OB patients. Those patients will be limited to one visitor. OB patients will be ...

AHF employees back on the job

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BEVERLY — Union employees of AHF Products hardwood flooring plant in Beverly are back at work, although no new contract has yet been reached. The plant’s union workers went on strike on March 13 after 93% of them voted against AHF’s proposed contract renewal on Feb. 23. The Beverly ...

Justice issues ‘stay-at-home’ order

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CHARLESTON — With most of West Virginia’s surrounding states ordering non-essential businesses to close or ordering residents to shelter in place, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday that he would order residents to stay home and close non-essential businesses starting tonight due to the ...

Commission closes Randolph courthouse

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ELKINS — Randolph County Commissioners voted during an emergency meeting Monday to close the courthouse and its annexes to the public in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Commissioners voted to suspend general public access to the courthouse and its annex buildings ...

Elkins to begin virtual meetings

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ELKINS — The City of Elkins will begin having governmental meetings using online streaming technology this week. A special call Elkins City Council meeting — which officials are describing as a “virtual meeting” — has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. Due to policy changes ...

Capito concerned about community spread

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WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito said there are signs of community spread in West Virginia, a development she sees as “troubling.” As the Senate on Monday discussed a third round of coronavirus relief packages to assist the nation in combating the COVID-19 threat, Capito, R-West ...

Two Wesleyan alumni named Teachers of the Year

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BUCKHANNON — Two West Virginia Wesleyan College alumni have recently been named Teachers of the Year. James “Jimmy” Ball ’91, a 26-year Charles County, Maryland educator, was selected North Point High School and Charles County School of the Year. He is one of 24 finalists eligible ...

Barbour County assessor releases information

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In response to the COVID-10 virus, the Barbour County Assessor’s office will be putting the following precautions in place as of March 23. Only essential personnel will be permitted in the assessor’s office, except by appointment. Most business can be handled by phone. in the rare event ...

Treasurer’s Office encourages use of online services

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CHARLESTON — With the most recent federal and state guidance to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office is encouraging people to use online resources or call for help with services over the next few weeks. At this time, all locations of ...

Local funeral home changing procedures

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BUCKHANNON — Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home and Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel issued the following press release Monday: “In response to the COVID-19 virus, the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home and Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel families have worked together closely over the ...

Hospital changing visitation rules

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WESTON — Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital released the following announcement Monday: “Out of an abundance of caution for our community and Mon Health colleagues to mitigate spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will no longer be allowing visitors into Mon Health hospitals, offices, ...

Road Closure

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The Division of Highways would has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 37, Valley Bend Truss, today with Wednesday as a make-up day depending on weather conditions. This closure for bridge repairs will occur daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at milepost ...

Cancellations & Postponements

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IWLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA’s March membership meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING: Literacy Volunteers of Randolph County’s tutor training scheduled for today through Thursday at the Wood Training - Development Office in Elkins ...

Snowshoe Foundation helps fund EMS purchases

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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.

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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 ...