Jeannie Carol Bleigh-Chumney

Obituary Bleigh-Chumney

Jeannie Carol Bleigh-Chumney, 68, of Ireland, slipped gently into the arms of the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. She was born in Green Hill, W.Va., on February 4, 1952, a daughter of the late James Edward and Bernice A. Knicely Bleigh. In addition to her parents, two […]

ART26201 receives $4,100 creative placemaking grant for Traders Alley Arts District

From left to right, ART26201’s Renee Preston, John Waltz, Tim Hibbs, Carrie Perry and Bryson VanNostrand.

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — ART26201 is pleased to announce the award of a $4,100 grant from the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) for Creative Placemaking.  The invitation-only grant will help make ART26201’s latest Art In Public Places program endeavor, a Gray Barker/ Men In Black inspired steel “GETAWAY” gateway to be installed above the southern end of […]

Man arrested for driving revoked after crashing into Phillips Dairy Road residence

BUCKHANNON – A Walkersville man was recently arrested after allegedly crashing into a residence on the Phillips Dairy Road, at which time police realized there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Eric Richards, 37, was arrested for two counts […]

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Council members discuss concerns about deeply divided community

BUCKHANNON – As the city prepares to welcome a new mayor and a new council member at the start of the fiscal year, Buckhannon City Council members at their most recent meeting June 18, offered thanks to outgoing mayor David […]

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38 new cases of COVID-19 reported in West Virginia on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 38 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. “The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reports as of 5 p.m. on June 29, 2020, there have been 169,556 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 2,870 […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice: Revenue surplus projected despite pandemic; announces plan to distribute $1.25 billion in CARES Act funding

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CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice joined West Virginia health leaders and other officials today for his latest daily press briefing regarding the State’s COVID-19 response. REVENUE SURPLUS PROJECTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 IN WEST VIRGINIA, DESPITE EFFECTS OF PANDEMICDuring Friday’s briefing, Gov. Justice announced that he and state revenue experts now expect another historic […]

Buckhannon Fireworks Celebration Set for Sunday; Please Watch While Social Distancing

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon is hosting an Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at nightfall. Due to COVID-19, there will not be an event at Jawbone Park, nor a celebration on Main Street.  Instead, we encourage everyone to watch outdoors while maintaining at least six feet distance between people (other […]

Fairmont State students awarded scholarships by Contractors Association of WV

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The Contractors Association of West Virginia Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to four Fairmont State University students pursing an education and career in construction or engineering. Recipients were selected based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need and an interest in a construction industry career. Finalists were selected in February and were scheduled […]