Rotary hears from new Dr.

BUCKHANNON — The Rotary club on welcomed a new physician to town Tuesday. Jennifer Michael introduced herself to the Rotary Club and encouraged everyone to visit her office next to the emergency area at St. Joseph’s Hospital or at 1 Amalia Dr, Buckhannon,

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Traffic stop nets meth bust

BUCKHANNON — A Lewis County woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop Sunday in Buckhannon.

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Vigil, march honors victims, injured in Charlottesville riots

BUCKHANNON — Hate has no home here. Miles removed from the Charlottesville, Va. riots, area residents came together at the Upshur County Courthouse for a vigil and march to West Virginia Wesleyan Campus to show their support for the victim killed and th

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City exploring raising sewer rates, again

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council put its stamp of approval on a draft of a sewer rate increase ordinance at its meeting last Tuesday.

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Community mourns soldier who died fighting terrorists in Syria

BUCKHANNON — “Who brings two Shakespeare books to a war?” The same person who loved literature, history, ancient Greek philosophy and constantly read up on unfamiliar topics to continue his education.

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BFD looks to lead state

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon has taken the first step toward pursuing accreditation for the city fire department through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

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Police say men stole fuel from fire dept.

BUCKHANNON — Two men have been arrested for stealing fuel from the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department in June.

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Costons honored with area on Wesleyan’s campus

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College honored two of its former staff Friday when the school dedicated a new plaque, benches and two trees to Herb and Phyllis Coston.

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BREAKING NEWS: Hiker passes away Sunday

BUCKHANNON — A woman died Sunday morning while hiking with another individual on property located on the Brushy Fork Road, according to a release from the Upshur County Sheriff's Department.

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Council OKs new city PR position

BUCKHANNON — Following a contentious debate, Buckhannon City Council ultimately approved hiring an information and grants coordinator at its Tuesday meeting — but not without making a major amendment to the job description.

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First responders train for football injuries

BUCKHANNON — As football practice started last week for area schools, local emergency responders and athletic trainers spent time in the classroom Sunday night preparing for a potential medical emergency.

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Students show animals at livestock auction

TENNERTON — You can’t leave a pig in its pen and expect it to prosper.

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Private group wants to build $20M sports complex

BUCKHANNON — Thirteen youth and regulation soccer fields, eight youth and regulation baseball and softball fields with indoor batting cages.

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Fire at A&O Railroad produces heavy smoke

BUCKHANNON — A fire destroyed a shop truck in the A&O Railroad maintenance building and caused heavy smoke damage throughout the structure Monday evening.

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County firefighters trained to use thermal imaging

BUCKHANNON — Thermal imaging cameras are an asset that can help firefighters on scene more efficiently and safely combat a structure fire and rescue victims and prevent further loss of property.

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Standoff at Buckhannon Manor ends peacefully

BUCKHANNON — A routine day at the Buckhannon Manor quickly escalated for the housing facility’s manager on Monday.

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CVB hopes social media can draw people to Upshur

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to revamp its website as it focuses increasingly on the internet and social media to market the area to out-of-town visitors.

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City council sets priorities

BUCKHANNON — Which issues should city council prioritize as it works to better Buckhannon?

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Something for everyone at W.Va.’s Largest Yard Sale

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia’s Largest Yard Sale was back in town over the weekend, with hundreds of yard sales spanning Upshur and Lewis counties.

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AT&T working to fix ‘issues’ with poor service

BUCKHANNON — AT&T has confirmed an issue is affecting customers in Upshur County, but the company would not say specifically what the problem is or when it might be fixed.

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Delta named top newspaper for 11th year

BUCKHANNON — What’s better than 10 straight first-place General Excellence awards? How about number 11?

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Art and music event planned for Trader’s Alley on Saturday

BUCKHANNON — A family-friendly art and music block party will be taking place in Trader’s Alley Saturday afternoon and evening.

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Hospital employee hit by car in parking lot

BUCKHANNON — Luckily, the trip to obtain emergency medical care wasn’t far for an employee who was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Hospital Thursday morning.

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Local VFDs assist flooded communities

BUCKHANNON — A year after flood waters devastated counties south of Upshur County, flooding struck again to the north.

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Public gets a chance to mingle with emergency responders

BUCKHANNON — A local community event that lets residents get to know their emergency responders brought out hundreds of people to the Catherine “Splash” Williams Pool Facility for swimming, food, music and the chance to win door prizes Tuesday. .

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Solar business hopes to shine in Upshur County

BUCKHANNON — A local entrepreneur has turned to the sun to power his new business.

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Pipeline debated at DEP hearing

BUCKHANNON — Proponents of — and opponents to — the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline poured into the Buckhannon-Upshur High School auditorium Monday night to talk about the line’s potential effect on one critical resource — water.

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Citizen questions county’s funding for road lobbyists

BUCKHANNON — On the heels of the Upshur County Commission’s vote to fund the Corridor H Authority, one resident has raised questions about the ethics of that decision.

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Man faces second offense domestic battery

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man who allegedly tried to choke his wife when she woke him up and asked him to go swimming was arrested for second offense domestic battery.

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Development authority reflects on successful year

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Development Authority took some time to celebrate the successes of the past year while looking ahead to 2018 and beyond.

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Group protests bank for funding pipeline

BUCKHANNON — If you happened to stroll by Chase bank on a blistering hot, sunny Wednesday last week, you may have noticed a few friendly activists handing out fliers.

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Smoking ban to expand

BUCKHANNON — Local motel owners hope a proposed change to a county health department rule that would ban smoking in additional indoor areas goes up in flames.

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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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  • County applauds development authority on broadband grant

    BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission on Thursday commended the county development authority’s executive director for securing a $3 million federal grant that will expand broadband wireless internet access to 90 percent of households in Upshur County.

  • Mayor offering reward for info on vandals

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BUCKHANNON — A family-friendly art and music block party will be taking place in Trader’s Alley Saturday afternoon and evening.

Art and music event planned for Trader’s Alley on Saturday