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Man allegedly tried to cut bite mark out with a sword

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PHILIPPI — A Belington man is facing a felony charge after allegedly attempting to cut a bite mark out of his girlfriend’s arm using a large sword. Darius Andrew Humphrey, 26, is charged with malicious assault. According to the criminal complaint filed by Senior Trooper A.H. Clark of ...

Quattro continues education with completion program

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THOMAS — It took 365 late nights and pots of strong coffee but the end result was priceless. Dana Quattro of Davis recently completed the online RN to BSN program at Davis & Elkins College and was honored on Dec. 10, at the Summer and Fall 2019 Graduates Recognition Ceremony. It was ...

WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship applications

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia college students are learning the West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s mission of improving the quality and future of West Virginia newspapers and the communities they serve in West Virginia is more than just rhetoric. The WVPA Foundation is now ...

Marks to represent Mountain State AARP members

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CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia welcomes Jane Marks of Charleston as its new state president. Marks will succeed outgoing State President Rich Stonestreet of Charleston, who completes his six-year tenure as AARP’s lead state volunteer on Dec. 31. An AARP volunteer since 2015, Marks has ...

Upshur sheriff distributes presents to kids

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BUCKHANNON — He wasn’t in a red suit but Upshur County Sheriff David Coffman distributed presents to kids Friday with the help of two elf helpers. The Comfort Cases are backpacks with age appropriate items including hygiene products, pajamas, a book or coloring book and a toy. Emma ...

Waiver wait list becomes political issue

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CHARLESTON — Advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are holding state government accountable for a promise made nearly five years ago to restore funding for a waiver program, and lawmakers and candidates in 2020 are trying to get in front of the issue. In ...

Forest Service halts logging project in Monongahela Forest

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ELKINS (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has halted a logging project in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest to protect an endangered fish. The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of Blackwater submitted objections in July to the project to protect the endangered candy ...

Operation Christmas Child sends help around the globe

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Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas Eve. ELKINS — Operation Christmas Child gathered 13,039 shoeboxes for underprivileged children from citizens of Elkins and surrounding areas this year. The unofficial ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Christmas thoughts

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Christmastime is here, helping usher in the end of the second decade on the 21st century. I’ve been thinking a lot about the traditions we keep, whether they be your standard Christmas traditions handed down from times of old, or simply personal traditions created with family, friends, and ...

Elkins physician hosts annual Christmas party for patients

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ELKINS —On Wed. 18, Dr. Farukh Khan, a general practitioner in Elkins, hosted a Christmas celebration at the New China Cook restaurant for his patients. The Khan family has been presenting this event for about 37 years. “Dad’s office wouldn’t be here without his patients. It is ...

Wesleyan ranks among top programs in U.S.

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BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing has been recognized as a top ranked institution by Intelligent.com. Wesleyan was listed among 20 other competing public and private institutions across the nation. The student-focused comprehensive ...

D&E students advance to state-wide semifinals

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ELKINS — A pair of Davis & Elkins College students will be the first-ever to represent the College in the West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition semifinals. Felix Buck-Gramcko of Gottingen, Germany, and Sarah Bodkins of Coalton were selected after presenting their ...

Elkins-Randolph County Public Library announces new materials

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The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library announces these new materials: Board Books: “Little Big Nate Draws a Blank,” by Lincoln Peirce, “Peek-a-Boo Elves,” by Charles Reasoner, “Biscuit’s Pet and Play Christmas,” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, “My Awesome Dinosaur Book,” by ...

Christmas Candlelight Service

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Haley Gordon Above, the First United Methodist Church choir sing to residents of Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center during the 15th annual Christmas Candlelight Service. In the front row to the left is Donna Jones, activities director for ERCC.

Community mourns longtime physician

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ELKINS — Community members are remembering the legacy of longtime local family physician Samuel K. Roberts, who died Friday. Roberts was found dead in his home at age 70 on Friday morning. The cause of death had not yet been made public by presstime. Roberts graduated from Elkins High ...

Church members pack Christmas baskets

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Editor’s note: The Inter-Mountain’s Comfort and Joy series will continue in each edition leading up to Christmas Eve. ELKINS — Members of the First Baptist Church gathered Friday evening to pack Christmas meal baskets in preparation for the donations going out this morning. Members of ...

Singing a Christmas Song with Santa

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Submitted photo Santa Claus stopped by the Randolph County Community Arts Center this week for the monthly free Brown Bag concert. Raymond Godwin, deacon to several local churches, played piano and sang Christmas tunes for those in attendance.

Pastors, public at odds on Fairness Act

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CHARLESTON — Christian leaders brought together Thursday by Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said they were opposed to adding workplace and housing protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, but a majority of public speakers voiced support for the newly named ...

Water agreement being downsized

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BUCKHANNON — The scope of the City of Buckhannon/J.F. Allen project to extend water and sewer project is being downsized on the southside of Route 33 from an agreement tentatively reached last week. Meanwhile, the West Virginia Public Service Commission has offered informal guidance ...