Luncheon honors those who fight against child abuse

BUCKHANNON — Advocates for children throughout Upshur County joined together Thursday for a special luncheon recognizing their efforts to aid in the fight against child abuse.

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Volunteers creating mountain biking trails at B-UHS

BUCKHANNON — “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” the philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote. Indeed, blazing their own trail is exactly what a group of local mountain biking enthusias

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W.Va. Wesleyan to start growing its own food

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College cut the ribbon on what will soon be a fully functioning greenhouse that will bring locally grown food to the dining center and help out the Upshur Parish House.

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Police chase ends in Harrison Co.

BUCKHANNON — A high speed chase that began in Upshur County ended some 40 miles later near the Jerry Dove Drive exit in Harrison County.

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Fishing club starting at B-U

BUCKHANNON — A renewed interest in the sport of fishing at Buckhannon-Upshur High School has led to the formation of a new club. The Fishing and Conservation Club is being organized now, according to principal Eddie Vincent.

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How common is child sexual abuse?

BUCKHANNON — Laura McDaniels came to the Buckhannon Rotary club’s Tuesday meeting to dispel a common myth about child sexual abuse — that scary strangers crouching in bushes are always the ones to blame for victimizing children.

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More sidewalks, lights coming to Jawbone Park

BUCKHANNON — If you’ve been wondering what’s going on in Jawbone Park, you’re not alone. City of Buckhannon public works director Jerry Arnold said the city’s been fielding lots of questions about what employees are doing digging up areas of the downtown

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Author’s childhood home denoted along Kanawha St.

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon is continuing to tell its story by honoring a famous author who is best known for the Newbery Medal-winning book “Carry on, Mr. Bowditch.”

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BREAKING: Two arrested after Thursday night's police chase

BUCKHANNON — Two people have been arrested following a high-speed chase that traveled through three counties.

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Man steals ATV on Easter Sunday

BUCKHANNON — A Junior man who led sheriff’s deputies on an Easter chase after allegedly stealing a four-wheeler was arrested for two offenses.

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Home invasion suspect arrested at scene

BUCKHANNON — A man who broke into a home while the homeowner was asleep was still in the home when deputies arrived on scene.

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Deputies, ATF make bust

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents arrested two people and seized drugs, thousands of dollars in cash and firearms in a traffic stop on Brushy Fork Road Monday night.

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Trump’s proposed budget could hurt Upshur County

BUCKHANNON – Should it pass as is, President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget could have potentially dire economic consequences for Upshur County and communities across the Appalachian region, local officials say.

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Don’t forget: City will help make your business beautiful

BUCKHANNON — Are you a business owner whose enterprise is in need of a facelift? The City of Buckhannon wants business and commercial property owners to know that it is currently offering financial assistance for individuals who are interested in renovat

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Do you dream of 20-inch trout?

BUCKHANNON — “I like to say I have a dream that is two-feet long. One day I would like to see what we used to have 2— Brook trout over 20 inches on a pretty frequent basis.” Dustin Wichterman, project leader for Potomac Headwaters Home River Initiative,

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Victim: Meth use led to domestic dispute

BUCKHANNON — A man who was allegedly on meth was arrested after chasing his wife around a trailer park and trying to choke her.

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Local women stand in solidarity with people of Syria

BUCKHANNON — Clutching flickering candles and brightly colored signs that called for peace, love and inclusion, nine women stood steadfastly in front of the Upshur County Courthouse Thursday night.

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County holds off on census program decision

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission on Thursday learned about an opportunity to participate in a U.S. Census Bureau program aimed at ensuring accurate local population counts.

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B-UHS senior accepted into medical program

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon-Upshur High School senior has been accepted into Marshall University’s accelerated John C. Edwards School of Medicine Program.

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Murder case back in court

BUCKHANNON — Three years after he was found guilty of murdering his aunt and wounding his uncle, a man was back in the Upshur County Circuit Court for a hearing to determine if there was juror misconduct.

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Rotary stuffs backpacks for kids

BUCKHANNON — They filled the backpacks full of toothpaste and toothbrushes, blankets and stuffed animals, crayons and coloring books — any item that might provide some small measure of comfort in a time of great distress.

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City gives cash for fishing wharf

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County residents fishing for something fun to do will soon be able to get hooked on a popular outdoors hobby, thanks to a new recreational project coming to the Buckhannon river walk.

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Wesleyan football team builds bridge as part of flood relief effort

BUCKHANNON — Members of the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcat football team recently contributed to flood relief efforts by replacing a bridge for a family in Clendenin.

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City honors retiring water plant operator

BUCKHANNON — He had served in the U.S. Army and worked a few construction jobs for most of his life. But in his mid-forties, Tom Landis was ready for a career change.

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City vows to use new strategies in battle with drug addiction

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council recently took another step to address the drug epidemic in the Upshur County community by passing a resolution identifying addiction as a disease at its March 16 meeting.

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County denies funding request

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission on Thursday denied a request from the Ellamore Recreation Center for money the center says would have helped to keep the center open for local children.

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Hillbillies Celebrate

The first West Virginia Hillbilly Festival at Jawbone Park featured bed races with West Virginia Wesleyan College Greek Life.

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Embezzlement dismissed

BUCKHANNON — The case against a former bails bonds person accused of taking money from her company has been dismissed.

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Wreck on Route 20 North

BUCKHANNON — One person was injured following a wreck on Route 20 North Thursday afternoon.

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Man documents the lesser known stories of country music

MORGANTOWN — A great deal of time and effort goes into publishing a song on an album, but often little is known about the people that make it happen. T

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Bathroom light sparks fire at lounge

BUCKHANNON — No one was injured in an electrical fire that broke out Thursday afternoon at the High Life Lounge on the Old Weston Road.

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SYC recognizes Lowe’s donations

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon recently celebrated a handful of heroes and heroines who were happy to help out local kids.

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Woman in fair condition after colliding with Mack truck

BUCKHANNON — A woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning on Brushy Fork Road.

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Hillbilly Celebration set for Saturday

BUCKHANNON — Join the fun Saturday for a new Buckhannon event that brings back some old traditions too.

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Medical mission plans to return to Belize for 18th year

BUCKHANNON — For the 18th year in a row, a local group from Upshur County will pack up a hefty load of equipment and supplies head south to help out.

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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.

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