Local News

Pedestrian hit by car on Main St.

BUCKHANNON — A legally blind Buckhannon woman walking her seeing-eye dog downtown was struck by a car Thursday afternoon. ... more

Two injured in Kesling Mill wreck

BUCKHANNON — Two people sustained non-life-threatening injuries early Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road.... more

Rotary clubs look to boost dwindling numbers

BUCKHANNON — Rotary clubs need to revamp how they operate if they want to remain viable, the group’s district governor told the Buckhannon Rotary Club Tuesday.... more

B-UHS set to replace turf

FRENCH CREEK — The Field for the Future committee raised over a million dollars over a decade ago to install turf at the Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium at B-UHS.... more

Youth Soccer nets win with wellness complex

BUCKHANNON – The field behind the Event Center at Brushy Fork was once an overgrown, unused stretch of land.... more

Ervin, pair of key defensive stops power Little Bucs past Bridgeport

TENNERTON — Cameron Ervin rushed for 181 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, including a 95-yard burst, as the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School football team handed Bridgeport a 20-6 setback Thursday night at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium.... more


Little Bucs place 10th at Doddridge County

WEST UNION – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers finished 10th last Tuesday in the 32-team field of the Doddridge County Invitational cross country meet.... more

Theology professor examines poetry and aesthetics of environmentalism

BUCKHANNON — A West Virginia Wesleyan College associate professor is a theologian teaching courses in the Christian Education department for the past eight years.... more

Three people arrested for misdemeanors

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was arrested for several misdemeanors following a traffic stop recently. ... more

Local Elks Lodge resurrects Student of the Month program

BUCKHANNON — It’s been a few years, but the Buckhannon Elks Lodge No. 1736 is back to selecting students of the month. ... more

Program offers mobile mammograms

BUCKHANNON — The story is one Cheera Rinker and Gary Osborne hear over and over again — the tale of women who otherwise wouldn’t — or couldn’t — receive mammograms but are now able to, thanks to Bonnie’s Bus Mobile Mammography program.... more

Woman OK after flipping car

BUCKHANNON — Only minor injuries were reported after a woman rolled her vehicle on Route 33 Monday morning, but the driver of the tow truck called to remove the wrecked car ended up being arrested at the scene.... more

Dropped cigarette led to wreck at stoplight

BUCKHANNON — A driver who ran a red light at the Buckhannon Crossroads intersection Sunday evening told police she dropped her cigarette and was picking it up when she ran the light.... more

Ice cream shop scoops up Main Street storefront

BUCKHANNON — A new business in downtown Buckhannon is scooping up ice cream favorites.... more

First responders attend Emergency Services Safety Expo

BUCKHANNON — Public safety agencies from in and out of Upshur County were on hand at Tractor Supply Saturday for the first Upshur County Emergency Services Safety Expo.... more

Local officials prepare to battle opioid epidemic

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Health Department’s nurse director informed Buckhannon City Council Thursday that West Virginia is “in a state of epidemic proportions” regarding the opioid overdose problem.... more

Voters overwhelmingly pick prosperity amid low turnout

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County and West Virginia voters as a whole pushed the gas pedal on Governor Jim Justice’s road bond referendum.... more

City pledges labor, no cash, for speakers

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon will partner with the Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Upshur County Commission to turn the dream of a downtown sound system into a reality. ... more

Local club hosts W.Va. State Precision Pistol Championships

BUCKHANNON — Brassmasters, a local shooting-sports club formed in Buckhannon during the 1970s, sponsored the 2017 Ed Williams Memorial West Virginia State Precision Pistol Championships at their pistol range located at the White Horse Firearms and Outdoor Education Center at Peeltree Sept. 23-24.... more

County gives cash for speakers, city will supply labor

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission on Thursday voted to give more than $2,000 towards the purchase of a speaker system for downtown Buckhannon. ... more

Wesleyan class predicts rough road for bond

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County’s political expert predicts Saturday’s special road bond amendment will likely fail to get the green light from voters.... more

Buckhannon woman plays nurse in short film

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman made her short film debut in a five-minute work that will be shown at this weekend’s West Virginia Filmmakers Festival in Sutton.... more

CVB to spend $25k for Main St. speakers

ROCK CAVE — The Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking the lead on a project to add background music to enhance the downtown retail and event experience. ... more

Low river, stinky water

BUCKHANNON — Customers who are experiencing taste or odor issues with their tap water can blame it on the rain — or lack thereof. ... more

New center will foster IDEAs

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Development is now leasing spaces in its planned IDEA Center that will go at the corner of Spring and Main streets. ... more

Community recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BUCKHANNON — The speaker at Monday’s Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony urged others to regularly do self-breast exams.... more

Walk raises funds for flood relief

BUCKHANNON — About $3,000 has been raised so far in flood relief efforts and that was celebrated Sunday in a walk through town.... more

No injuries in pair of wrecks

BUCKHANNON — No one was injured in two wrecks — both on South Kanawha Street — that occurred less than two hours apart Monday. ... more

Police chase winds through Buckhannon, Jane Lew and Weston

BUCKHANNON — A police chase that spanned two counties led to the arrest of a Lewis County man in downtown Weston Monday night.... more


Larry P. Mick

BUCKHANNON — Larry P. Mick, 66, of Bristol, Va. passed away from complications related to pneumonia and lung cancer at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. ... more

Stark Child Development celebrates expansion

BUCKHANNON — A new child care facility offers options for busy parents. Stark Child Development Facility LLC is owned by Tiffany and Tony Stark and celebrated its expansion Friday with an open house.... more

Kids have a blast at Fall Fest 2017

BUCKHANNON — Sydney Hyre climbs a ladder at a Gambill Amusements attraction Saturday. Buckhannon’s Fall Fest events Saturday included the carnival, a children’s pet show, wagon rides, a car cruise-in, antique engines on display, live music, historical skit of Sam Pringle and a square dance.... more

Summit focuses on grassroots action

BUCKHANNON — Salim and Jamela Brown headed north Friday for the West Virginia Grassroots Summit because they’re convinced politics in the Mountain State are headed south.... more

Peace prevails at rally

BUCKHANNON — Hate has no home in Upshur County or West Virginia, and neither does name-calling.... more

DOH says road bond will drive development

BUCKHANNON — If approved Saturday, the road bond will drive economic development in Upshur County and throughout the state, a Department of Highways official told the Buckhannon Rotary Club last Tuesday.... more

Create Buckhannon names Stewart Police Officer of the Year

BUCKHANNON — Create Buckhannon presented its first community policing award at a recent luncheon.... more

Woman arrested for three felonies

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department has made a second arrest from a traffic stop in August.... more

B-UHS student named Leo of the Year

TENNERTON — A Buckhannon-Upshur High School senior has won a prestigious Lions Clubs International Award.... more

Friday rally faces Pagan threat

BUCKHANNON — The organizer of Friday's Hate Has No Home Rally says she won’t let the exact force the rally is intended to combat overshadow the event’s efforts to spread the messages of tolerance, inclusivity, fairness, social justice and equality.... more

City proceeds with sewer rate hike

BUCKHANNON — City sewer rates could surge 20 percent by December 2018, following Buckhannon City Council’s approval of a rate increase at its Thursday meeting.... more

Local student a ‘Red Alert’ finalist

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon-Upshur High School grad and WVU sophomore is a finalist for Red Alert Politics 30 Under 30 award. ... more

Tree at SYC to honor those who battle addiction

BUCKHANNON — A new tree planted on the front lawn of Stockert Youth Center honors those who are in the battle of addiction or have lost that battle with addiction.... more

School system looks at life after RESAs

HODGESVILLE — With the planned dissolving of RESA 7 at the end of the school year, Upshur County Schools is looking at how it can ensure students still receive those services the RESA provided. ... more

Taste the arts this Saturday

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur Arts Alliance, a long-standing organization in the community devoted to the arts is bringing back its auction fundraiser after a 20-year absence.... more

City hitches on to road bond proposal

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon City Council is officially on board with Gov. Jim Justice’s Roads to Prosperity Project. ... more

Woman faces drug charge from July

BUCKHANNON — A Lewis County woman has been arrested for a drug offense back in July.... 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