Owl injured on Brushy Fork Road returns to Upshur for release after rehabilitation

BUCKHANNON – The injured barred owl that was rescued on the Brushy Fork Road in June was just released July 23 – almost exactly a month later – after recovering from a concussion. The owl was rescued by the West […]

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Laurel Place welcomes Angela Johnson, LSW

ELKINS, W.Va. – Laurel Place recently announced the appointment of Angela Johnson, LSW, to their caregiving team as a Licensed Social Worker.  Laurel Place is an inpatient geriatric behavioral health program at Davis Medical Center in Elkins, W.Va. “We’re very pleased to welcome Angela to Laurel Place,” said Program Director, Melissa Kilgore. “She has shown herself […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice issues order permitting colleges and universities to reopen


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. EXECUTIVE ORDER PERMITTING COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES TO REOPENDuring Friday’s briefing, Gov. Justice announced that he has issued an executive order, formally allowing all of West Virginia’s public and private […]

New COVID-19 case reported in Upshur County on Friday morning was due to data entry error

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 145 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 July 24, 2020, there have been 253,040 total confirmatory laboratory results received for COVID-19, with 5,695 […]

Deborah D. Pigott

Obituary Deborah Pigott

Deborah D. Pigott, 54, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Holbrook Health Care Center in Buckhannon. She was born August 3, 1965, in Buckhannon, a daughter of Lawrence Auskings of Buckhannon and the late Sherry Rowan Auskings. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Kolton Tomey. […]

Doris Jean Carr

Obituary Doris Carr

Doris Jean Carr, 84, of Buckhannon, W.Va., went home to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. She was born January 23, 1936, in Enterprise, W.Va., a daughter of the late Everett James and Geraldine Augustine Strait Davis. On January 28, 1956 she married Charles Madison […]

FETC could offer out-of-work adults a new career path

BUCKHANNON – Laid off? Looking for a new or better career or simply interested in learning a new skill? Fred W. Eberle Technical Center may have a solution. With many people out of work and looking for a change due to the Coronavirus pandemic, one local educational center is offering training in a variety of […]