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County honors EMS workers

BUCKHANNON — They’re the people who respond to life-and-death situations on a daily basis, and on Thursday, the Upshur County Commission took the day to acknowledge the invaluable services emergency medical responders provide to county residents.... more

Stankus picked to lead Upshur Co. Schools

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County School’s new superintendent was selected at the regular board of education meeting held at her home school Monday.... more

Outgoing superintendent selected as Service to Youth Champion

BUCKHANNON — As he prepares to begin his last month on the job, retiring Upshur County Schools superintendent Roy Wager returned to his roots Monday.... more

B-UMS teacher receives Arch Coal award

TENNERTON — A Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School teacher is one of 10 educators in the state to receive the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award this year. ... more

Former officer Keith Rowan honored by city

BUCKHANNON — In the field of law enforcement, what matters in the end is what happens at the end of the day.... more

City touts plans for new SYCC gym at Chamber meeting

BUCKHANNON — Preliminary designs for a new multipurpose gymnasium for Stockert Youth and Community Center show the pre-fabricated structure fitting into the existing property. ... more

C.V. “Vergil” Helmick

TENNERTON — C.V. “Vergil” Helmick, 90, of Hinkleville, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at his home. ... more

Group that gives help now needs it

BUCKHANNON — Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County recently helped one female student improve her reading skills and life skills so much that she was able to leave an abusive relationship, move out of her home and live independently. ... more

County will install AED outside courthouse

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission on Thursday voted to purchase an automatic external defibrillator, or AED, to install on the outside of the courthouse annex complex in an effort to help improve the chances of residents surviving sudden cardiac arrest.... more

Festival soars in 2018

BUCKHANNON — Signs of the Stars, Stripes and Strawberries theme for the 77th West Virginia Strawberry Festival were everywhere.... more

Firefighter mentor honored by city at Friendly Way Day

BUCKHANNON — The 2018 Friendly Way Day honoree has never donned turnout gear and fought a fire with the Buckhannon Fire Department but his teaching has forged lasting relationships with the firefighters that have helped them increase their fire service skills and knowledge. ... more

Grand jury indicts 32

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman has been indicted in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.... more

‘Huge influx’ of pipeline workers coming soon

BUCKHANNON — A community liaison for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline said Thursday Upshur County will soon see a “huge influx” of people streaming into the area to help construct the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.... more

Bus catches fire in early morning hours

FRENCH CREEK — A fire that destroyed a school bus parked at French Creek Elementary is being investigated by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal Office’s office.... more

Berry mania sweeps through town

BUCKHANNON — Put your hand on your heart and bite into the very best berry because this year’s 77th annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival is under way.... more

Man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

WHEELING — A Buckhannon man has admitted to possessing child pornography, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney William J. Powell’s office.... more

Lady Buccaneers recall their early days at SYC, advocate for new gym

BUCKHANNON — The two-time AAA state runners-up Lady Bucs Basketball team stopped by the Buckhannon Rotary Club’s meeting last week to launch a community conversation about renovating the Stockert Youth and Community Center.... more

Truck runs into back of car at Brushy Fork/Rt. 33 stoplight

BUCKHANNON — One woman was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with a possible injury after her vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning on Route 33.... more

Police arrest man for stealing rare coins, antique glass

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 in items from a French Creek residence in April. ... more

Snow packets will help keep kids learning while out of school

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education approved a policy that will allow snow packets at its last week’s meeting.... more

Burglary charge dismissed

BUCKHANNON — A burglary charge against a Buckhannon man accused of taking over $10,000 worth of rare coins, jewelry and glassware was dismissed Tuesday in Upshur County Magistrate Court against.... more

More details released about wreck

BUCKHANNON — The Ohio resident who was life-flighted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a three-vehicle collision Friday, May 11, no longer remains hospitalized.... more

CPS: 20 local children removed from homes so far this year

BUCKHANNON — So far in 2018, 20 children ages 17 and under have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services, a local CPS worker told the Buckhannon Rotary Club Thursday.... more

Two people lifeflighted from wrecks Friday

BUCKHANNON — A pair of unrelated wrecks Friday afternoon resulted in two people being transported via life-flight to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and one woman being cited.... more

Council ponders cost, time frame for new gym

BUCKHANNON — Mayor David McCauley has pledged the city will break ground on the new Stockert Youth and Community Center multi-purpose gymnasium and auditorium within one year. But several council members have raised questions about not only the price tag on the building, but also the projected timeline.... more

CBS News reporter to serve as parade marshal

BUCKHANNON — Weijia Jiang can often be spotted on “CBS Evening News” and “CBS This Morning,” but on Saturday she will be back in Buckhannon, the place that nurtured her passion for journalism, as the 2018 Grand Feature Parade marshal.... more

We want your opinion!

Our readers may have noticed a change to our Opinion page over the past few weeks as part of an ongoing evaluation and revamp of the editorial content in The Record Delta. ... more

Bucs’s season ends in hard-fought loss to University in sectional play

MORGANTOWN — The Buckhannon-Upshur baseball team gave University all it could handle before dropping a 10-9 decision last Thursday in Class AAA, Region 1, Section 2 tourney play. ... more

City to tweak dog law

BUCKHANNON — How cold is too cold and how hot is too hot to leave a domesticated animal tied up outside?... more

Kids pack into B-U stadium for annual Rachel’s Challenge event

BUCKHANNON — “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”... more

Final Upshur County Election Results

Final Upshur County Election Results... more

County puts kibosh on Drool in the Pool

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission doesn’t want any dog “Drool in the Pool” at the Buckhannon-Upshur Recreational Park complex.... more

Mountain CAP offers services ranging from child care to housing

ROCK CAVE — Mountain CAP of West Virginia has been around since 1965 but not everyone knows everything the organization does.... more

Neely wins lone first place for Little Lady Bucs at WVWC event

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs finished third in the recent West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcat Middle School Invitational junior varsity track and field meet.... more

Man arrested for malicious assault

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been arrested for malicious assault from an April incident.... more

Local sculptor crafts tribute to late firefighter

BUCKHANNON — Local sculptor Andy Thorne has been hard at work over the past year molding memories of a man who touched — and even saved — the lives of many. ... more

Reger wins recorder race

BUCKHANNON — The makeup of Buckhannon City Council won’t be changing much come July 1.... more

Hamilton wins Upshur

BUCKHANNON — A long-time delegate in Upshur County is one step closer to the General Election.... more

Man faces charge for fleeing from police

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested after fleeing from officers late Tuesday night.... more

Farm Bureau facing membership challenges

BUCKHANNON — “Farm Bureau – like a lot of organizations – is facing our biggest crisis and that is declining membership.” ... more

Finalists outline visions for school system

TENNERTON — Three candidates for Upshur County Schools superintendent discussed their top priorities, testing, how to promote the levy and more at a recent forum held at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. ... more

Council talks needle exchange

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission and at least one Buckhannon City Council member have called on the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department to hold public hearings about a hypodermic needle exchange program prior to its implementation Thursday.... more

Rotary celebrates 100th anniversary

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Rotary Club marked a century of “service above self” — Rotary International’s motto — by investing in the education of local youth.... more

Lessons learned serving on the Board of Education

Column — “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” So states Victor Hugo.... more

Wesleyan awards degrees to 300+ students

BUCKHANNON — The speaker at West Virginia Wesleyan College’s 127th commencement asked graduates to be a leader in the search for truth and to make the world a better place.... more

City to sue opioid sellers

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council gave the green light to pursuing legal action against prescription drug wholesalers Thursday, approving an agreement with a Charleston-based firm that will represent the municipality in U.S. District Court.... more

Renee Warner named Principal of the Year

TENNERTON — The principal at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School always knows the schedule for the day and where her students should be.... more

Superintendent finalists revealed

TENNERTON — One is the current assistant superintendent. One is an elementary school principal. Two are from Upshur, while one is from Webster County. They have experience, but they also have ideas of where they want Upshur County Schools to go in the future. ... more

Needle exchange again the focus of health dept. meeting

BUCKHANNON — Local residents and healthcare providers attended Thursday’s Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department board of health meeting to discuss their opposition to and support for the implementation of the hypodermic needle exchange component of a harm reduction program that will begin Thursday in Upshur County.... more

Woman arrested for child neglect after recovering from heroin overdose

BUCKHANNON — A second person has been arrested for allegedly using heroin while her 8-year-old daughter was at home.... more

Gift cards won’t pay IRS back

BUCKHANNON — The Internal Revenue Service does not ask people to put money on gift cards to send in for payments. ... more

Man fights with officers

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man allegedly under the influence of alcohol and meth was arrested for several offenses following an incident Monday.... more