UK COVID variant detected in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Three cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, or more commonly referred to as the UK Variant, have been detected in West Virginia. Forty-two other states have reported 1,523 cases, including all the bordering states to West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has collaborated with West Virginia […]

City budget: Street, police departments’ allocations make up largest slices of general fund

BUCKHANNON – When the City of Buckhannon passed its 1 percent sales tax in 2019, city officials pledged to use the money to invest in public safety and infrastructure projects. So, not surprisingly, the Street Department and Buckhannon Police Department […]

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Dorse E. Gillum

Obituary Dorse Gillum

Dorse E. Gillum, 94, of Buckhannon, died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Serenity Care Home. He was born on November 13, 1926, in Monongah, W.Va. a son of the late Dee Stewart and Edna Hyre Gillum. He was united in marriage on July 30, 1948, to Etta Darleen Cunningham Gillum, who preceded him in […]

Pulmonary rehab at SJMH can help recovering COVID patients

Mon Health SJMH

WESTON, W.Va. – The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Departments of Weston’s Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) and Kingwood’s Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital (PMH) continue to make a difference in the lives of pulmonary patients especially those recovering from COVID-19. COVID-19 affects many organs in the patient’s body but the most prominent damage is to […]

Weyerhaeuser funds safety upgrade at Hodgesville Elementary

HODGESVILLE — Hodgesville Elementary School is pleased to announce an upgrade for safety at the school. Weyerhaeuser Buckhannon presented Hodgesville Elementary School with $6,000 to fund the purchase of 10 additional digital radios. With this funding, the school is now all digital with their communication. The positive of every classroom having a digital radio is […]

Number of active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia drops below 10,000 on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 295 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. The number of active cases statewide fell to 9,624, the first time it has dropped below 10,000 since Nov. 15, 2020. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (6), Barbour (1), […]

Helen Ann Fisher Matheny

Obituary Helen Matheny

Helen Ann Fisher Matheny, 89, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her residence. Born March 16, 1931 in Buckhannon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas C. Fisher and Ada Parrish Fisher. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Buckhannon, W.Va. Helen graduated from […]

New app offers remote connection, resources for those struggling with substance use disorder

A free smartphone app is now available for state residents who are searching for connection while struggling with substance use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through a partnership between West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, anyone struggling with substance use can access CHESS Health’s Addiction Management Platform, which uses evidence-based […]

LUAC staff, volunteers explain what you need to know before adopting a new pet

BUCKHANNON – Are you pondering introducing a new furry, four-legged friend into your life, heart and home? The volunteers at the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility and LUAC director Jan Cochran have a couple words of advice for possible or soon-to-be pet parents. Most importantly, they recommend doing your homework first, and once you take the […]