Local education officials react to governor’s re-entry plan, more metric details released late Wednesday

CHARLESTON – Governor Jim Justice on Wednesday announced that by Aug. 14, county school boards must submit plans covering all possible re-entry options. During his…

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Business at local flower grower Three Little Buds is blooming
Owner of Three Little Buds Flowers Joanna Webb is pictured here with some of her vibrantly colored, sweet-smelling blossoms. / Photo courtesy Joanna Webb

Business at local flower grower Three Little Buds is blooming

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon resident has carefully cultivated and tended to one of her favorite hobbies, and that hobby has now sprouted into a side…

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A very special delivery: UPS driver brings companionship, kindness to Buckhannon native battling ALS
Seth Poling, and his friend, UPS delivery driver, Ben McGill, pose for a picture together in Seth's Morgantown-area neighborhood. / Photo courtesy Seth Poling and Mary Alice Poling

A very special delivery: UPS driver brings companionship, kindness to Buckhannon native battling ALS

MORGANTOWN – Each day, Buckhannon native-turned-Morgantown resident Seth Poling looks forward to the familiar sight of a large brown truck with yellow lettering pulling up…

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Get to know Communities in Schools facilitators, Krista Sappey, Justin Bowers and Katy Ross
Upshur County Principals join Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus in congratulating three new facilitators hired during Tuesday’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting Tuesday. The trio will serve at Buckhannon Academy, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle and Buckhannon-Upshur High Schools with the Communities in Schools program. Upshur County Schools received $384,000 in grant funds for the program. Upshur County Schools welcomed Vicki Shannon, First Lady Cathy Justice’s Executive Assistant and Cynthia Sorsaia, Communities in Schools Support Coordinator to Tuesday’s BOE meeting. First Lady Cathy Justice offered her congratulations online for the grant award. The Communities in Schools initiative in West Virginia is a project of the First Lady.

Get to know Communities in Schools facilitators, Krista Sappey, Justin Bowers and Katy Ross

BUCKHANNON – A Communities in Schools grant in the amount of $384,000 was officially presented to Upshur County Schools Tuesday. West Virginia Communities in Schools…

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Upshur County Schools commends custodian who was instrumental in summer food delivery
Robert Westfall receives an Upshur Star for his dedication to helping deliver meals for students during the summer in Upshur County. Westfall’s commitment to the program was touted Tuesday during the Upshur County Board of Education meeting and Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus presents the award to Westfall.

Upshur County Schools commends custodian who was instrumental in summer food delivery

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County School custodian/truck driver who has been with the school system for 27 years was awarded an Upshur Star by Upshur…

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BOE mulls re-entry framework as date for teachers, personnel to return to work looms
Dr. Jeffery Harvey, Upshur County Schools Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness, shows a sample of items that can be used in the classrooms to help with social distancing during Tuesday’s Upshur County BOE meeting.

BOE mulls re-entry framework as date for teachers, personnel to return to work looms

BUCKHANNON – During Tuesday’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting, BOE members once again addressed the question that is in the forefront of everyone’s mind:…

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Upshur Trails awarded ‘Try This’ mini-grant to improve, expand trail system
Volunteers gather at the Upshur County Trails July 11 to help build an additional half-mile of trail. Trail workdays happen each month, and details are available on the Upshur County Trails Facebook. The group received a $3,000 ‘Try This’ West Virginia mini-grant. / Photo courtesy Rachel and John Weber

Upshur Trails awarded ‘Try This’ mini-grant to improve, expand trail system

BUCKHANNON – Volunteers with the Upshur County Trails are pleased to announce they recently secured a $3,000 mini-grant through Try This West Virginia. The grant…

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