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Expansion Project Underway

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Eliana McCutcheon A crew works Monday morning on the expansion project for the Armstrong Flooring facility in Beverly. The 85,000-square-foot addition will increase the size and capabilities of what was already the largest pre-finished hardwood flooring plant in ...

Student Success Act passes Senate

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CHARLESTON — After three days of debate and amendments, the senate’s second attempt at sweeping education reform passed Monday. Senate Bill 1039, the Student Success Act, passed 18-15. It now goes to the House of Delegates, which will reconvene Monday, June 17, to consider SB 1039 and ...

Nonprofit works to improve downtown

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ELKINS — A local grass roots group has been working to make a positive impact on tourism and economic development in the city of Elkins. Our Town, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the environment of downtown Elkins, making it more appealing to residents ...

Meeting set on ordinance

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ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission’s first public meeting to present a proposed unsafe buildings and lands ordinance will be in Harman on Wednesday. The meeting, which is being called a “Town Hall meeting,” is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Harman Fire Hall. The series of ...

Training helps teachers address student behavior

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BUCKHANNON — Upshur County elementary, special education and Title 1 teachers now have the training and a few props to help them address problem behaviors in the classroom. The one-day Good Behavior Game training, taught over three days to accommodate everyone, was led by PAX trainer Jack ...

Marching Against Cancer

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Brad Johnson Cancer survivors complete walking the first lap of the 2019 Randolph County Relay For Life Saturday in Elkins Town Square.

Student Success Act amended; strikes addressed

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate returned Sunday to amend the Student Success Act, moving the bill to third reading and passage this morning. There were seven amendments to Senate Bill 1039 awaiting senators for the 2 p.m. floor session Sunday. All but one were adopted. One amendment ...

World War II hero honored in ceremony

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HUTTONSVILLE — The memory of a highly decorated World War II veteran was honored Saturday as a section of Route 250 was named for Boggs Collins. “Boggs did so many things when he was in the service,” Delegate Bill Hartman, D-43rd District, said at the ceremony Saturday morning, as he ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Deja vu all over again

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Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. One body of the West Virginia Legislature unveils a massive 100-plus page bill out of nowhere and passes it in about a week. I could be talking about the birth of Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, which made its debut Jan. 24 during the ...

Elkins hosts W.Va. Writers’ Series

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ELKINS — Accomplished writers from around the state took part in a public reading and fundraising event in Elkins. The West Virginia Writers’ Series event, offered Thursday at El Gran Sabor, funds to benefit the Nikki Giovanni Scholarship to the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop at the ...

Corridor H contract awarded

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that a contract has been awarded for another 4-mile section of Corridor H to be completed, which will bring the highway closer to Parsons. The contract, through the governor’s Roads to Prosperity program, has been awarded to Kokosing ...

Upshur woman attacked by black bear

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TENNERTON — A woman was injured and one of her two dogs killed after a bear attacked them on her back deck early Friday morning. Opal Gillespie, 66, was letting her dogs out in the backyard about 1:30 a.m. on Overlook Drive in the Stoney Run area when they met the bear on the back deck, ...

School funding changes part of Student Success Act

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CHARLESTON — The Student Success Act, released May 24, included many proposals meant to give counties increased education funding, as well as more local control over how those tax dollars are spent. The West Virginia Senate plans to meet 10 a.m. today with the goal of passing the 144-page ...

Elkins City Hall News

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The Elkins Planning Commission, under the guidance of the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Clinic, is honing in on the completion of an update to the city’s 60-plus year old zoning ordinance. The updated code will reflect the dynamics of the city as it is today while also ...

Road Closure

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Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Junction Road in Randolph County and Carr’s Camp Road in Tucker County beginning on Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 7, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily for paving. The closure will begin at milepost 1.07 on Randolph County Route ...

Schmidlen named new superintendent

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ELKINS — A woman who has devoted her career to area students has been named the next superintendent of schools for Randolph County. The Randolph County Board of Education voted Wednesday evening to name Debra Schmidlen to the position of superintendent. Schmidlen has served as assistant ...