Do you know why pinwheels are used to represent Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month?

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, and a local advocate for children took the opportunity to explain what pinwheels symbolize. Lori Ulderich Harvey, executive director of the Upshur County Family Resource Network, presented the proclamation at Buckhannon City Hall Tuesday, April 6 and explained the significance […]

Police: Man who hit power pole Monday said he swerved to miss animal

TENNERTON – A driver told police he swerved to miss an animal crossing the road and caused the wreck that shut down part of Route 20 in both directions Monday evening and part of Tuesday morning. Investigating officer Cpl. T.A. […]

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Coming in hot: City of Buckhannon to sponsor May 1 Rib Fest

BUCKHANNON – Make no bones about it – the Almost Heaven Rib Fest is coming to downtown Buckhannon in May, and the City of Buckhannon is an official sponsor. Residents and visitors alike can whet their appetites for barbecue more […]

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Franklin Richard “Rick” Dilley

Franklin Richard “Rick” Dilley, 75, of Buckhannon, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. He was born in Buckhannon on April 29, 1945, a son of the late Everett Franklin Dilley and Imogene Leanora Lee Dilley Wood. In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by one […]

Barbour County man among 11 new COVID-19 deaths reported Tuesday morning

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Tuesday that 277 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (1), Barbour (1) and Randolph (2) counties. A total of 33 cases are currently active in Upshur County, according to the DHHR. Eleven additional […]

DMV clarifies REAL ID and Driver’s License differences

CHARLESTON, WV — DMV Commissioner Everett Frazier would like to remind customers about the upcoming federal enforcement of REAL ID, and about the differences between the two types of valid driver’s licenses and identification cards that DMV currently issues. Federal enforcement of the REAL ID Act is set to begin on October 1, 2021. To […]