Meet Chapel Hill UMC’s new pastor, Paul Rebelo

BUCKHANNON – Members of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon recently welcomed a new pastor. The Rev. Paul Rebelo said he arrived in his new home in Buckhannon in late June and started with Chapel Hill UMC on […]

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City council resubmits AML grant application to extend Riverwalk trail

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon is hoping that the third time’s a charm with its latest grant application to extend the Riverwalk trail system. Buckhannon City Council at its Thursday, July 16 meeting agreed to revise and resubmit its […]

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Two Upshur County COVID-19 patients are in the ICU, 100 new cases reported statewide Monday

Two Upshur County COVID-19 patients are currently in the Intensive Care Unit, the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department said Monday afternoon. Sue McKisic, nurse director with the health department, said Upshur County currently has 32 confirmed and two probable cases. That’s one more than is shown on the DHHR dashboard, which is sometimes slow to include new […]

WVU launches fundraising campaign to aid underrepresented students

Historic and systemic obstacles, made more pressing by the COVID-19 pandemic, mean current and prospective students from underrepresented groups often need financial help to start or continue their education at West Virginia University. The WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise scholarship support for students from these groups. The crowdfunding campaign will […]

Janet S. Hamner

Obituary Janet Hamner

Janet S. Hamner, 74, of Rock Cave, died at her home on Friday, July 10, 2020.  She was born on July 3, 1946, in Iowa, a daughter of the late Dale and Thelma Byers Smith.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her companion Jim Posey; two brothers-in-law:  Dave Elmore […]

Rev. Marvin Glenville Gooden

Obituary Marvin Gooden

Rev. Marvin Glenville Gooden, 85, of Buckhannon, died on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the White Sulphur Springs Center in White Sulphur Springs.  He was born on January 6, 1935, in Queens, W.Va., a son of the late George A. and Ocie Lanham Gooden. He was preceded in death on June 30, 2020, by his […]

Buford Lee Snyder

Obituary Buford Snyder

Buford Lee Snyder, 89, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home. He was born May 18, 1931, in Upshur County, W.Va., a son of the late Lemuel and Lova Hornbeck Snyder. On August 7, 1959, he married Iva May Swick who preceded him in death on May 15, 2018. He is […]

Shane Donald Weese

Obituary Shane Weese

Shane Donald Weese, 37, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Sunday, July 19, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born April 3, 1983, in Buckhannon, a son of Donald Weese and Denise Casto Weese of Buckhannon. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Nicole Gould and husband Christopher and Wendie […]