Sue Ann Staley Walls

Obituary Sue Walls

Sue Ann Staley Walls, 86, of Buckhannon, W.Va. died Friday, April 30, 2021, at Mountain Memories Assisted Living and Retirement Center (formerly Colonial Place). She was born September 13, 1934, in Lancaster, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank and Jane Coon Staley. On June 16, 1954, she married Kenneth F. “Kenny” Walls who preceded […]

AB to celebrate 150 years with the Commencement celebration on May 8

AB Commencement

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Alderson Broaddus University will celebrate student success during the 150th commencement. Three in-person commencement celebrations will be held off-campus at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Each ceremony will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing. Commencement has always been a time of […]

Spring 2021 issue of GOLDENSEAL Magazine features stories from around the state


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Spring 2021 issue of GOLDENSEAL magazine is now available. Since 1975, GOLDENSEAL has been West Virginia’s Magazine of Traditional Life. This issue’s cover story examines Black gospel and blues music. Doris A. Fields, better known as Lady D, one of our state’s most gifted singers, traces the history of this poignant […]

WVU students use skills in cybersecurity exercise with W.Va. National Guard, Polish allies

WVU computer science major Heather Fetty works with members on the West Virginia National Guard during Operation Locked Shield, an international cybersecurity training exercise. (WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

In mid-April, West Virginia University students were given the opportunity to participate in an international, multi-agency cyber competition, Locked Shields. This out-of-classroom exercise enabled students to use the skills they’ve learned in everything from engineering to cybersecurity, media and law in one of the most complex, technical, live-fire challenges in the world. The cyber defense […]

New B-UHS business law class hosts mock trial with a fairytale twist

The business law class includes Bryce Bowen, Rebel Bowman, Jared Brandish, Ashley Catlin, Clinton Crites, Heron, Branson Lee, Joshua Nesbitt, Katie Pearson, Hank Phillips, Aden Pitts, Maggie Queen, Shawn Rowan, Caleb Sikarskie, Brayden Snyder and Alayna Whitehair.

BUCKHANNON – Traditionally in high school, students learn about court cases by reading books such as ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ or ‘The Crucible.’ But Buckhannon-Upshur High School now offers a business law class that gives students the opportunity to visit a courtroom, hear from guest speakers, conduct mock trials and learn about history-making verdicts. The […]

Wesleyan marketing honorary inducts four new members

Dakota Bull, Cole Skaggs and Kobe Vinegar. Not pictured: Carolyn Saulle

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. –  Four West Virginia Wesleyan College seniors were inducted into the Alpha Mu Alpha national marketing honorary in a ceremony Wednesday, April 21. Dakota Bull ’21, Carolyn Saulle ’21, Cole Skaggs ’21 and Kobe Vinegar ’21 are all senior marketing majors who achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 to be eligible for […]

West Virginia reports 420 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths on Sunday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Sunday that 420 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Mountain State. Locally, new cases were reported in Upshur (1), Barbour (6), Lewis (3), Randolph (5) and Webster (2) counties. Seven additional deaths have been attributed to the disease, according to the DHHR […]