Local News

The Buckhannon Elks Lodge #1736 Hoop Shoot

The Buckhannon Elks Lodge #1736 Hoop Shoot was held on January 12, 2019 at Stockert Youth Center. ... more


31st annual Upshur County Spelling Bee set for Wednesday

Students from across Upshur County will gather this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Buckhannon Upshur High School to determine who the best speller in the county is this year.... more

Two Buckhannon residents arrested; additional drug charges pending

Two Buckhannon residents are now facing potential drug charges after members of the Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crime Task Force served a search warrant at a residence near Buckhannon. ... more

Guest Speaker empowers kids at B-UMS

Between her Netflix Docuseries and counseling student athletes across the country, Brittany Wagner has already made a difference by impacting hundreds of people. But on Jan. 10 she instead spent the afternoon trying to influence a local gymnasium filled with middle school kids.... more


Spring semester planetarium shows announced

West Virginia Wesleyan College provides a wide range of educational and entertaining programs to area residents.... more

Healthier Generation appoints Wesleyan alumna as CEO

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), one of the nation’s preeminent children’s health organizations, recently named prominent health care executive and philanthropic leader Kathy Higgins to serve as the chief executive officer (CEO). ... more


BOE Discusses Levy, student matters and other business

Members of the Upshur County Board of a Education met at Tennerton Elementary School earlier this week to discuss a number of issues including the upcoming levy election, student discipline, school security, and a virtual schools project among other issues.... more

Salvation Army gives update at Rotary Club

The Buckhannon Rotary Club got an update about the Salvation Army and how their holiday season went.... more


$300,000 grant will go towards new security for Upshur and Lewis schools

Schools in both Upshur and Lewis Counties are about to get much safer thanks to a grant that will be used to install state of the art security systems in all schools and board offices in both counties. ... more

Heavy front end damage in crash

A four car collision occurred just outside Anderson Outdoors Jan. 8.... more

Felony arrest made in theft ring

A Buckhannon woman has been arrested in connection with a theft ring in Upshur County.... more

Upshur Schools Celebrate Art Teachers of the Year

Upshur County schools can boast not just one, but two West Virginia Art Education Association art teachers of the year... more

Traffic stop results in felony arrest

A 22-year-old Buckhannon man has been charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine in connection with an alleged incident on Jan. 6, according to the criminal complaint filed in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.... more

Multiple vehicle break-ins lead to arrest of local man

An Upshur County man is behind bars after being charged with 10 misdemeanors following a string of vehicle break-ins. Officers with the Buckhannon City Police Department arrested William A. Henline, age 22 of Buckhannon, on Jan. 4 and charged him with three counts of tampering with a vehicle, in addition to seven counts of breaking and entering a vehicle.... more

Local residents offer golden opportunity in designer gowns

Two Buckhannon ladies have decided to try their hands at becoming fairy godmothers. ... more

Mayor delivers annual State of the City address

The Mayor gave his annual State of the City address at the Jan. 3 city council meeting.... more


Upshur BOE to discuss upcoming levy election

Members of the Upshur County Board of Education will be discussing the upcoming Jan. 19 levy election at tomorrow night’s meeting to be conducted at Tennerton Elementary School at 7 p.m. ... more

Congressman Alex X. Mooney Announces January Mobile Office Hours

The message is loud and clear. Congressman Mooney (WV-02) wants to hear from you.... more

Snuggler winner

Drake Simms is the winner of the Santa Snuggler at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is the son of Gerren and Megan Simms of Falling Water, WV and the grandson of Upshur County resident Con-nie Lyons.... more

Tappan, Pugh remembered

The Buckhannon and Upshur County communities lost two important members of their families last week with the passing of Tappan Squires and Kermit Pugh.... more

D.C. Trip planned by Animal Outreach Project

Have you ever wanted to enjoy the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade, as well as spend the day touring Washington D.C.?... more

Non Discrimination Ordinance fails

The Buckhannon city council voted down a much debated non-discrimination ordinance at the last city council meeting Jan. 3.... more

Senator Capito announces her 116th Congress committee assignments

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced her committee assignments for the 116th Congress.... more

Groundhog Festival Starts Jan. 25

Director of the Upshur County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, left, and French Creek Freddie appear at the 2017 Groundhog Festival. This year’s event is set to kick off January 25 at the Banks District Volunteer Fire Department in Rock Cave. Freddie will make his official appearance at the West Virginia Wildlife Center Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. ... more

Local man's vision of a dining rail car to Elkins gaining speed

A Buckhannon man is beginning to pick up steam in his vision for a dining service railroad car between Buckhannon and Elkins.... more


School levy voting begins today Jan. 4

Early voting is now open for the January 19 excess levy election in Upshur County.... more

Child neglect, DUI lead to jail

A Buckhannon man was arrested for child neglect, driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle and driving with a license revoked for DUI first offense.... more


Two men arrested on domestic assault

Two men were recently arrested in alleged domestic assault cases in Upshur County.... more

Commission to accept bids for radio project

Law enforcement in Upshur County will soon be getting an upgrade to the radio equipment at both the city police department and sheriff’s department. The county commission will be accepting bids for the project until Jan. 22. ... more

‘Sleeping in the Bathtub’ tells McWilliams story

BUCKHANNON – A man who allegedly killed his father in March remains in jail awaiting further court proceedings, but a book has been written about what happened with an earlier murder conviction, its appeal and the aftermath.... more

Local seniors enjoy pillow program for its second year

BUCKHANNON — A project placing a new pillow and handmade pillow cases in the hands of area seniors just wrapped up its second year.... more

Remembering the Sago Miners

The Sago Miners Memorial honors James A. Bennett, Jerry Lee Groves, Marty Bennett, George Junior Hamner, Terry Helms, Jesse L. Jones, Tom Anderson, David William Lewis, Martin Toler Jr., Fred G. Ware Jr., Jackie Lynn Weaver and Marshall Cade Winans. Randal McCloy Jr. survived the Jan. 2, 2006 incident.... more

'For the kids of McDowell County'

BUCKHANNON — Help us help kids – it was a plea put out by the Band of Brothers earlier this fall as it began its annual campaign to follow the charge found in Matthew 25:44-45.... more


New year, new you?

With 2018 winding down, it’s time to start thinking about 2019.... more

Buckhannon 2025 blasting off with community survey

What are your reasons for choosing to live or work in the Buckhannon community? How satisfied are you with the local economic growth? ... more

Traffic stop nets three-felony arrest

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested early Thursday morning for three felonies including illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.... more

Software donation to help youth compose music

BUCKHANNON — The sound of string instruments rang through the halls of The Way of Holiness Church Dec. 22 as the Upshur County Youth Orchestra practiced for an upcoming recital.... more

VIPS contributes 1,300 plus hours

BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Service program is in its fifth year of serving the community.... more

Senior center to try dinner Jan. 4

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Senior Center is adding to its existing menu of activities by trying out a first Friday of the month dinner.... more

WVSP: Copper thieves leave Ten Mile without Frontier service

BUCKHANNON — The Ten Mile area of Upshur County is without Frontier service this weekend after a thief or thieves reportedly stole about 120 feet of copper.... more

City cannot proceed with sales tax ordinance until January

BUCKHANNON — The first reading for ordinance 433, establishing a municipal sales and use tax was delayed at the city council meeting Dec. 21.... more

Spreading Christmas cheer

BUCKHANNON — Walmart in Buckhannon was taken over Wednesday night by firefighters from Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department intent on spreading Christmas cheer with 20 kids and youth.... more

Brady retires after 40 years of service

BUCKHANNON ­­— For more than 40 years Troy “Buddy” Brady, III, has served the citizens of Upshur County. With the final days of 2018 approaching, Dec. 31 will also mark the end of Brady’s six-year term as county commissioner. ... more

Stone Tower to host Christmas pop-up

BUCKHANNON — Three artists from Buckhannon are coming home for the holidays.... more

Visit Artistry on Main for last-minute gift ideas

BUCKHANNON — Christmas is just around the corner, but there is still time to get a unique and handcrafted gift. ... more

Butera’s moving to new location

BUCKHANNON—Butera’s Italian Grill announced it will be moving downtown in January. Owner of Butera’s Italian Grill Paul Butera said the opportunity presented itself when he was asked to renew his lease at the Buckhannon Country Club.... more

Police: Local man strangles mother

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested after allegedly strangling his mother following an argument.... 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