Upshur County reports one new COVID-19 case Friday, total cases more than double in July

Upshur County reported one new probable case of COVID-19 on Friday, the 39th total case in the county, according to the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department. Six of those cases are currently active. Statewide, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 220 new cases of COVID-19 had been identified in the Mountain […]

Upshur County man admits to methamphetamine distribution

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ELKINS, W.Va. – Jason Benton Barcus, of Ellamore, W.Va., has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced Friday. Barcus, 40, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine.” Barcus […]

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DNR accepting applications for McClintic WMA waterfowl hunt

ALUM CREEK, W.VA. — Hunters who wish to participate in a controlled waterfowl hunt at McClintic Wildlife Management Area in Mason County have until midnight on Aug. 11 to submit an application to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Applications can be accessed online at Once a hunter logs into their account, they should click “Enter Lottery” […]