WVDNR launches updated hunting, fishing licensing system

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on Monday launched an updated electronic licensing system, which will make it easier for hunters and anglers to buy a license and check game. The updated system is available at www.wvhunt.com and allows sportspersons to purchase a West Virginia hunting and fishing license and check game […]

Larry Edgar Abel

Obituary Larry Abel

Larry Edgar Abel, 74, of Rock Cave, traveled to God’s fishing hole on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He passed surrounded by loving family and in the comfort of his son’s home in West Mifflin, Pa. He was born in Buckhannon on December 31, 1946, a son of the late Albert Leroy and Mary Pearl Reese […]

Buckhannon Police Department’s assessment to attain accreditation now underway

BUCKHANNON – On Friday, the Buckhannon Police Department started their web assessment to determine whether they qualify for accreditation through the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. If the BPD attains accreditation through CALEA, it would be only the second department in the Mountain State to have done so, following the Parkersburg Police […]

Man pulled over for defective exhaust arrested on felony charge

BUCKHANNON – A Lewis County man was arrested Sunday for third-offense driving revoked for DUI after being pulled over for a defective exhaust system. Torey James Hancock, 27, of Jane Lew, was arrested for driving revoked for DUI third offense, […]

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Sonny Matthews

Sonny Matthews, 83, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Saturday, February 20, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born July 13, 1937, in Sumiton, Ala., a son of the late Cecil L. and Unice Mae Matthews. On February 12, 1982, he married Donna S. Grubb who survives. Also surviving are, his daughter, […]

Gov. Justice to hold virtual town hall at 3 p.m. Monday on plan to repeal state income tax

WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, other state officials. WHAT: Gov. Justice will hold a virtual town hall on his proposal to repeal the state income tax. He will answer as many pre-submitted questions as time allows.  WHEN: TODAY – Monday, February 22, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. HOW TO SUBMIT A QUESTIONONLINE: CLICK HERE to submit a question CALL: Call the Governor’s […]

Beulah “Madge” (Barrett) Wines

Obituary Madge Wines

Beulah “Madge” (Barrett) Wines, 83 of Buckhannon, went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at her residence after a long illness. She was born February 16, 1938, in Braxton County.  She was united in marriage on October 17, 1964 to John E. Wines, who preceded her in death […]

West Virginia reports 238 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths on Monday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Monday that 238 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (3), Barbour (5), Lewis (4), Randolph (2) and Webster (2) counties. A total of 101 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to […]