Upshur BOE and city partner to establish third Personalized Alternative Learning School classroom

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon on Thursday gave the thumbs up to an agreement with the Upshur County Board of Education that would allow the school system to utilize a classroom in the Stockert Youth & Community Center for […]

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New General Surgeon Joins DMC Team

ELKINS, WV — Davis Medical Center (DMC) is excited to announce the return of Christine Evankovich-Edwards, MD, to the DMC surgical team. Dr. Evankovich-Edwards is a Pennsylvania native and earned her medical degree at the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine in Mobile, AL. She completed her residency training in general surgery at the […]

This year’s MLPA-sponsored Riverfest to include a tour of City of Buckhannon water plant

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon Riverfest looks to raise awareness about keeping water clean while encouraging residents to have fun. Riverfest is Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elizabeth J. “Binky” Poundstore Memorial Riverwalk. Kevin Campbell, a member of the Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance, said at Thursday’s Upshur County Commission meeting the […]

As whooping cough evolves, WVU researcher studies how to maintain vaccine’s effectiveness

Scientists and bacteria are locked in an arms race. Over time, bacteria can evolve to resist today’s powerful vaccines. Bordetella pertussis—which causes pertussis, or whooping cough—is no different. Although the current vaccines that protect against it are highly effective—plunging the annual death rate from around 9,000 in the early 1940s to 13 in 2017—there’s no […]