WorkForce West Virginia warns West Virginians about fraudulent texting activity

CHARLESTON — WorkForce West Virginia warns a fraudulent texting scam has been launched throughout West Virginia and the nation. WorkForce officials say people are receiving text alerts with the following message: “Your West Virginia Unemployment Insurance Claim account is currently on hold for verification, Please complete your verification by following the instructions in the link […]

Fred Brooks Garden Club announces June Yards of the Month, part one

BUCKHANNON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club is pleased to announce part one of its June Yards of the Month. The winners are as follows: District 3 — 116 Camden Avenue, Linda Ball; District 1 — 7 West Lincoln, Bonnie and Ed Hardman; and District 2 — 72 Boggess Street, Patricia and John Simons. The […]

Patty L. Davis

Obituary Patty Davis

Patty L. Davis, 86, of French Creek, W.Va., died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center in Elkins, W.Va. She was born September 4, 1934, in Preston County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arthur Allen and Elsie Pearl Brown Hoffman. On April 10, 1954, she married Raymond Clarence Davis who preceded […]

West Virginia reports decline in active cases, one new COVID-19 death on Friday

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced Friday that 3,100 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in the Mountain State. That’s a decrease of 129 cases since the last report. Locally, COVID-19 cases are active in Upshur (36), Barbour (13), Lewis (8), Randolph (212) and Webster (6) counties. In Upshur County, that’s […]

Sen. Bill Hamilton offers ‘A Tribute to Mr. Tom Bailey’

Bill Hamilton

CHARLESTON — I know it is hard to believe that I once had a head full of hair, but it’s the truth. I was a B-UHS sophomore in 1967 with moderately long hair, much like that of the famous Beatles group. My class schedule was fairly easy except for my struggles with Latin (Mrs. Cartwright) […]