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Upshur County men sentenced for roles in methamphetamine distribution operation

ELKINS – Thunderbolt Dean Whaley, of French Creek, was sentenced to 180 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine and a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.... more

Two vehicles collide at Country Club, Red Knob Road intersection Tuesday

BUCKHANNON — On Dec. 11 a two vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Red Knob Road and Country Club Road.... more

Fire fees can now be paid online, other services to follow

BUCKHANNON — Residents are now able to pay their fire fees online, and soon they will be able to make payments online for all government offices in the county. Toni Newman is the fire fee clerk for Upshur County and at Thursday’s commission meeting she showed just how easy it is to now pay bills online.... more

Only bid for youth camp remediation rejected for being too high

BUCKHANNON — Two different projects were up for bid at Thursday’s commission meeting. Both of the projects received only one bid each and while commission voted to approve the bid for one project, a different project proposal was rejected.... more

Three West Virginia residents sentenced for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation

ELKINS – Three West Virginia residents were sentenced today to a nearly 25 years incarceration combined for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.... more

Lewis County man sentenced for firearms charge

ELKINS — Roger Lee Clem, II, aka “Woody,” of Weston, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 37 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.... more

Hodgesville School to get $2M in upgrades

BUCKHANNON — Christmas came early for Upshur County Schools as administrators learned Monday it received the gift of more than $2 million from the School Building Authority for Hodgesville Elementary.... more

Miracle on 34th Street opens on Thursday

BUCKHANNON – “The Miracle on 34th Street” is being presented on Main Street in Buckhannon this year as Buckhannon Community Theatre brings the stage adaption of the holiday film classic to the new Opera House.... more

Paving of turning lane project commences

BUCKHANNON – It will soon be a smoother ride on South Kanawha Street, in front of McDonalds because it is getting paved.... more

Get your bowling game on to help Kiwanis Saturday

BUCKHANNON- The Upshur County Kiwanis Club will be hosting a bowl-a-thon on Dec. 15.... more

Kiwanis need faculty Key Club advisor and members

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Kiwanis Club is looking to start a Key club at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, but needs two key ingredients.... more

The Dance Factory brings ‘Cinderella’ to stage

BUCKHANNON – “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” took a hiatus this year as Augusta Youth Ballet Company brought something new to Buckhannon.... more

City to take another look at emergency operations plan

BUCKHANNON — Councilman C.J. Rylands has requested city council move forward with the Buckhannon and Upshur County Strategic Planning and Emergency Operations Framework that was brought up three years ago.... more

What skills do B-U grads need to succeed?

BUCKHANNON – What are the knowledge sets, the skill sets and the characteristics that students need to be successful?... more

‘It’s just the thing to do’

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon City Council became the first council to endorse a renewal of the school levy in recent history.... more

Restoring Hope fundraiser set for Sunday

BUCKHANNON — Restoring Hope will be giving back to the community this holiday season.... more

Buckhannon man arrested for string of thefts

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Police Department has made an arrest in a string of thefts from local businesses.... more

Second Schwable arrested in alleged sexual abuse case

BUCKHANNON – Deputies have arrested a second man for alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile.... more

Woman arrested for illegally having concealed firearm

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman prohibited from possessing firearms was found with several uncased firearms and a concealed firearm after a traffic stop Tuesday.... more

Pregnancy center serves over 300 families in W.Va.

BUCKHANNON — Cindy Winneberger from the Central West Virginia Center for Pregnancy Care came to the last Rotary meeting to raise awareness of the center and what services they provide. ... more

North Kanawha Street sidewalks could be narrowed

BUCKHANNON — Business owners on Kanawha Street are hoping the City of Buckhannon Consolidated Public Works Board will make improvements to North Kanawha Street.... more

Outgoing commissioner Troy Brady III honored

BUCKHANNON — “We thank you for wit, for work, and for wisdom,” Dr. Joseph Reed said in a blessing to honor Commissioner Troy A. “Buddy” Brady III.... more

Alfredo’s to open Monday

BUCKHANNON — Alfredo’s Italian and Greek Family Restaurant is expected to open Monday, according to owner Gharib Makruda.... more

Chancery Street may become no parking

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon Consolidated Public Works Board is considering not allowing parking on Chancery Street after discussion at their Dec. 4 meeting.... more

New Salon Just Cuttin’ Up opens on Main Street

BUCKHANNON — When opening up Just Cuttin’ Up Salon, manager Becki Ferguson wanted a place where everyone can feel welcome and visit with their friends and neighbors. ... more

Khan receives probation, and other court news

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman who signed her physician husband’s name to prescriptions for hydrocodone and tramadol was sentenced to five years probation in Upshur County Circuit Court Monday. ... more

Hit and run on South Florida Street

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man is facing charges from leaving a scene of an accident and driving on a revoked license because of DUI second offense Sunday.... more

Judge denies bond in McWilliams’ case

BUCKHANNON – A judge denied bond to be set for a man who has been held in jail for the alleged first-degree murder of his father since March.... more

Man steals car, firearm, etc.

BUCKHANNON — A French Creek man was arrested after confessing to breaking into a home and stealing a car. David J. Lipps, 29, was arrested for grand larceny, a felony and burglary, a misdemeanor.... more

City Celebrates Hannukah

BUCKHANNON - On the second day of Hannukah, a small crowd gathered at Jawbone Park for the lighting of the Menorah. ... more

Upshur county closings

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools and the Upshur County Courthouse are closed today as the country observes a national day of mourning for the death of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush.... more

Love Lights honors and remembers families

BUCKHANNON — “Our ceremony for Love Lights is to honor and remember our families and loved ones they had to honor them in their remembrance,” Stephanie Lane the social worker for West Virginia Hospice said. ... more

Man arrested on sexual abuse charge

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man is in jail for alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old juvenile. ... more

Plan to reimburse bus drivers put in place

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Board of Education has approved a plan to reimburse substitute bus drivers for their training, testing and licensure fees provided they work for the school system for one year.... more

Standing water found under B-UMS gym floor

BUCKHANNON — A pool of water under the gym floor at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School was the likely cause of the warping of the floor near the stage. ... more

December kicks off with holiday wagon rides

BUCKHANNON — People can get in the holiday spirit all month long with the City’s Winter Wonderland Wagon rides.... more

Deputy: Man flees up to 90 mph in chase

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested after a pre-Thanksgiving police chase that moved from Upshur into Lewis County and reached speeds up to 90 mph.... more

Nar-Anon supports families coping with addiction in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — “It would be hard to find anyone in our community that hasn’t been affected by the opioid epidemic that is all around us, but I had to ask myself where these families could go to get help and support.” Scott Preston, one of the people who started a group built around helping families who have a drug addict in their lives talked about parents who have children suffering from addiction. ... more

County clerk’s office to accept credit cards

BUCKHANNON — Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the Upshur County Clerk’s office will begin accepting credit cards.... more

Man violates protective order for second time

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man who broke into a residence where he physically struggled with his wife was violating a protective order for the second time.... more

Two water main breaks affect 1,000 households

ADRIAN — Two water main breaks affected about 1,000 households in southern West Virginia Thursday. The two breaks occurred at French Creek ponds near the West Virginia Wildlife Center and the other break occurred just passed the intersection at Rock Cave near the Arlington Community Building. Manager at the Adrian Public Service District Nina Monroe said they sent out crews to fix the breaks at around 2 a.m. and repairs were finished by 2 p.m... more

BAES evacuated due to small fire

BUCKHANNON – A malfunctioning hot water tank at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School caught fire Wednesday morning, forcing a short evacuation of students to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. The Buckhannon Fire Department was called out at about 10:30 a.m., according to Linn Baxa, a career firefighter with the department.... more

U.S. Marshals capture murder suspect

MORGANTOWN — The woman wanted for allegedly murdering a Randolph County man Nov. 18 was found in Morgantown late Thursday afternoon. ... more

Cars slide on snowy roads

BUCKHANNON — “Slow down, that is the number one thing to do when snow hits the ground,” Lieutenant Mark Davis of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department said.... more

Not just ice cream: Sweet A Licious expands retail offerings

BUCKHANNON — Sweet A Licious first opened its doors on Oct. 6, 2017 as the first hand scooped ice cream shop in Buckhannon in recent history.... more

Fire engulfs home Sunday

FRENCH CREEK — A fire destroyed a home in Southern Upshur County early Sunday morning but no injuries were reported.... more

B-UHS battling student apathy

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon-Upshur High School is working to combat student apathy through The Power of ICU – a program it began being implemented at the beginning of the school year. ... more

B-UHS play advances to Southeastern regional competition, earns gold star rating at state level

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur High School’s one-act cut of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” is one of two to advance from state competition... more

Local resident graduates from Emerging Leaders

BUCKHANNON — A local resident was among ten others from across West Virginia who graduated from the Small Business Association’s Emerging Leaders Initiative.... more

International President of Rotary will visit in 2019

BUCKHANNON ­— “For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects.... more

More charges for man in domestic with his mother

A Buckhannon man facing several misdemeanors from an argument last week with his mother had three more charges filed against him Friday.... more

Third Diversity Day highlights Charles William Warfield I

BUCKHANNON — In the 100th year of the anniversary of Charles Warfield I coming to Buckhannon to become principal, a new street sign and placard was dedicated Sunday.... 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