Sara Stirs: Who could use some comfort food right about now?

BUCKHANNON – Comfort food is a widely used term that I believe we all have an example of, but what does it truly mean? By definition, comfort can be a state of physical ease, freedom from pain, or to console. […]

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Gary Lee Pudder

Obituary Gary Pudder

Gary Lee Pudder, 70, of Kanawha Head, W.Va., died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at his home. He was born April 24, 1950, in Buckhannon, W.Va., a son of the late Robert J. and Flossie Barbe Pudder.  He is survived by two daughters, Chrystal Throckmorton and husband Earl and Chasity Bender and husband Scott all of […]

Patricia Marie McDaniels

Patricia Marie McDaniels, 77, of the Brushy Fork community, died Monday, October 19, 2020, at the home of her daughter under her loving care.  She was born on December 19, 1942, in Wheeling, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Ovid Wesley and Enid Rector Duncan. She was united in marriage on August 31, 1961, to […]

Courthouse, other county facilities to reopen Monday, Oct. 26

Upshur County Courthouse

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission voted Thursday to reopen the courthouse Monday Oct. 26 in accordance with its regular COVID-19 operations. The commission made the decision during the Oct. 22 county commission meeting, after having most county facilities closed to due to high COVID-19 case numbers. Commissioner Kristie Tenney said facilities should reopen because […]

Dr. Greenbrier Almond debuts new book, ‘Coping with Crisis: A West Virginia Doctor’s Perspective

BUCKHANNON – Fans of “Stories of a West Virginia Doctor for Kith and Kin” and “Stories of a West Virginia Doctor’s Son” will be pleased to know that the author has done it again. Buckhannon resident, Upshur County Board of […]

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Fairmont State University’s partnership with NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center continues to expand opportunities for students and educators

Fairmont State University

Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology and NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Program Education Resource Center (ERC) continues to provide opportunities to young students, educators and college students within the state of West Virginia. The ERC was introduced more than 20 years ago and since its establishment has expanded in size and […]

Upshur County reports second COVID-19 death, five new cases on Thursday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed a second death in Upshur County due to COVID-19 on Thursday, a 77-year-old male. Upshur County reported a net increase of five new cases of the virus on Thursday but dropped to green on the daily alert map. The infection rate in Upshur County fell […]