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McDaniel wins Community Service Award

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PHILIPPI — Dr. Tim Barry, Alderson Broaddus University president and president of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, presented the chamber’s 2019 Community Service Award to Ira McDaniel, accompanied by his nominator, Optometrist Dr. Stanley Toompas. The award is in the form of an ...

Upshur Relay for Life to feature social distancing

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BUCKHANNON — When Upshur County Relay for Life members chose “2020: Vision for a Cure” as the theme for the year, officials didn’t envision what would happen a few short months later. Not long after kick-off in February 2020, COVID-19 brought Relay activities to a halt. There were no ...

Finalists named in 13th annual scholar program

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BUCKHANNON — Fifteen of the top rising seniors in West Virginia have been named West Virginia Scholar Finalists and remain in competition for a full scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan College. The finalists include local students: Abigail Hannan, Elkins High School and Alex Thompson, ...

Long-standing tradition

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BEVERLY — A long-standing tradition in Randolph County will be a bit different this year, but the opportunity to have a great meal will remain. The annual Ox Roast is set for July 23 to help raise money to support 4-H Camp Pioneer. “It is a fantastic meal,” organizer Dawn ...

Randolph officials discuss COVID-19 number discrepancies

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ELKINS — Randolph County officials discussed recent discrepancies in COVID-19 statistics reported by the state during Monday’s conference call among county leaders. “As of now, Randolph County has 171 confirmed cases, 154 have recovered or have been released from quarantine,” Cindy ...

Resident wants more fireworks regulation in Buckhanon

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BUCKHANNON — After visiting the Upshur County Commission a week prior, local resident Jan Craig asked Buckhannon City Council to consider a stronger ordinance against fireworks for next year. “I’m here to ask city council to stop the fireworks for our vets and our pets,” she ...

Justice orders masks must be worn indoors

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CHARLESTON — With coronavirus cases coming in higher the last five days than at any point during the worst of the outbreak, Gov. Jim Justice ordered Monday that masks be worn indoors. Justice, speaking during a coronavirus briefing Monday at the Capitol, said he will sign an executive ...

Cortland residents cherish return of family visitations

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THOMAS — Ninety-eight days. That’s how long residents and families at Cortland Acres have gone without visiting with one another due to COVID-19 concerns. Visitation restrictions began March 12, along with a lengthy list of other infection control measures mandated by the CDC and local ...

Morgan to attend WVWC

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Jillian Sloane Morgan, valedictorian of the 2020 senior class of Tygarts Valley High School, has committed to West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has received the Presidential Scholarship from WVWC. She has also received the Promise Scholarship, Charles “Woody” Higginbotham and the ...

Manchin, Capito announce $4.4M in virus aid

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4.4 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to update economic development plans and support programs that help communities respond ...

West Virginia State Police warn against scams

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BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia State Police in Buckhannon has received multiple calls from individuals throughout Upshur County regarding a scam and the loss of money that results from it. The bail scam is happening once more. The caller advises that you have warrants and need to pay a ...

Masks mandatory indoors after weekend spike in coronavirus cases

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CHARLESTON - With coronavirus cases coming in higher the last five days than at any point during the worst of the outbreak last spring, Gov. Jim Justice ordered Monday that masks be worn indoors effective at midnight this evening. Justice, speaking during a coronavirus briefing Monday at the ...

Atlantic Coast Pipeline canceled

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CHARLESTON — The companies behind the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline project announced the cancellation of the project Sunday, taking state leaders by surprises. According to a statement from Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Sunday afternoon, the pipeline project to bring natural gas ...

Randolph BOE to meet virtually

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ELKINS -- Due to concerns with Covid-19, travel and quarantine guidelines, the Randolph County Board of Education will meet virtually for tonight’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Although the meeting will be held virtually, the public can participate by visiting the RCS website, ...

Hensley served 27 years as a U.S. Navy chaplain

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Editor’s note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain’s Unsung Heroes series for 2020, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts of their military service. The series will be published through Veterans Day. ELKINS — The Rev. Basil Hensley, a longtime Elkins ...

Churches start holding public services

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The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 ...

Volunteers keep Philippi Main Street alive with colors

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PHILIPPI — Pink knock out roses were planted in the gardens between Hank’s Discount and Pawn Shop and Lil’ Moe’s Restaurant on Main Street in Philippi in 2015 and have been offering passers-by a bright display of color ever since. The yellow yarrow was planted a few years later along ...

Changes to annual event announced

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SNOWSHOE — The Snowshoe Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children, families, and community organizations in Pocahontas, Randolph, Webster and surrounding counties, has announced several COVID-19-related adjustments to the annual “Treasure On The Mountain” ...

Poling elected Mon Health SJMH Board Chair

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WESTON — Robin S. Poling was recently elected to serve as the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Board of Directors Chair. Poling has served on the SJMH Board of Directors since 2011. Poling is an avid supporter of SJMH and noted its importance in the community. “I am honored to be ...