Commission supports Development Authority’s plan to seek funds for access road to medical marijuana facility

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission on Thursday voted to give their stamp of approval to an Upshur County Development Authority project to build an industrial access road to a new medical marijuana growing and processing facility and several other […]

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Leonard Ken Spotloe

Leonard Ken Spotloe, born December 12, 1948, died Monday, December 7, 2020. He was Leonard to his work buddies, but Ken to family and friend and Papaw or Poppy to his grandkids. He loved his family, especially his grandkids, doing for others and working hard at whatever he did – like farming with the Big […]

WVU cancels Oklahoma game, pauses all football activities due to surge in COVID-19 cases

WVU Football

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Due to a surge of positive Covid-19 cases and contact tracing within the football program, West Virginia University Director of Athletics Shane Lyons and WVU’s medical officials have paused all football activities, including workouts and games, for the next seven days. In an effort to reduce and eliminate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the […]

West Virginia’s muzzleloader deer season opens Dec. 14

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia’s muzzleloader deer hunting season will open Dec. 14 and the state Division of Natural Resources is reminding hunters to buy their stamp before the season starts if they want to harvest an additional deer. During muzzleloader season, which runs through Dec. 20, hunters may harvest one deer on a base license […]

Kids can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus on Main Street Saturday following BURMA scavenger hunt

BUCKHANNON – December 25 is fast-approaching and the time for kids to participate in the “Christmas Around the World” activities in downtown Buckhannon is waning. Did you know Saturday, Dec. 12, is the last day participants can turn in their ‘Christmas Around the World’ activity sheet at Christmas Headquarters at 56 East Main Street, next […]

Capito statement on the death of general Chuck Yeager

Senator Shelley Moore Capito

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the below statement following the death of Brigadier General Chuck Yeager: “Most people know Chuck Yeager as the pilot who broke the sound barrier. While his most famous feat certainly transformed the aviation world, Chuck Yeager’s life represents so much more. I remember meeting General […]

Davis Medical Center recognized for Commitment to Excellence

Davis Health Award

ELKINS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Hospital Association has awarded Davis Medical Center the Gold, Commitment to Excellence award. The award recognizes DMC for developing and promoting quality improvement activities; improving the health of West Virginians; and raising awareness of nationally accepted standards of care proven to enhance patient outcomes, according to a news release. […]

Number of active COVID-19 cases in Upshur County dips to three-week low

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Thursday that 1,233 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (4), Barbour (3), Lewis (3), Randolph (15) and Webster (5) counties. A total of 79 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to […]