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Monica Zalaznik

Upshur man arrested on felony shoplifting charge after allegedly taking items from Walmart

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested Saturday in connection to an incident that occurred in July 2020 during which he allegedly intentionally failed to scan items at a self-checkout register at Walmart and then took them from the […]

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Monica Zalaznik

French Creek man arrested for allegedly fleeing in a vehicle from state troopers

FRENCH CREEK – An Upshur County man was arrested on six charges Friday after allegedly fleeing from two state troopers who were attempting to conduct a traffic stop. Daniel L. Alderman, 37, of French Creek, was arrested Friday, Oct. 15 […]

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Katie Kuba

City council selects ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’ as downtown decorating motif for 2021 holiday season

BUCKHANNON – Downtown Buckhannon won’t be adorned in any new-fangled holiday décor come December because this Christmas season, what’s old is new, and the fresh, new theme for 2021 is “An Old-Fashioned Christmas.” Buckhannon City Council at its meeting Oct. […]

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Monica Zalaznik

Precinct 9 voters to transition from courthouse to city hall

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission approved relocating Precinct 9 from the Courthouse Annex to a new location at Buckhannon City Hall. The Upshur County Commission opened the floor to a public hearing during their Oct. 14 commission meeting, but […]

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Beth Christian Broschart

Upshur Schools’ officials recognize outgoing director of emergency preparedness

FRENCH CREEK – Upshur County Board of Education members once again learned the stories about those who go the extra mile in a variety of ways in their respective schools. Upshur County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus started […]

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Monica Zalaznik

Upshur County’s sheriff receives accolades for being longest-serving sheriff in W.Va.

BUCKHANNON – Upshur County’s top law enforcement officer received kudos from the governor’s office for being the longest-serving sheriff in the Mountain State. Regional representative for Governor Jim Justice Lynn Phillips and the Upshur County Commission planned a surprise award […]

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Beth Christian Broschart

Schools officials to voters: Consider cost of maintaining middle school structure ahead of bond election

FRENCH CREEK – The superintendent of Upshur County Schools said this week that “the pot boils down, you see what is at the bottom.” Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus was referring to the state of the current middle school facility during […]

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Monica Zalaznik

County seeking letters of interest from nonprofits wishing to lease Hampton community building

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission recently voted to look for a local nonprofit interested in utilizing the Hampton Community Building. The commission learned the building was deeded over to them during the Oct. 7 Upshur County Commission meeting when […]

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Monica Zalaznik

Man arrested for driving motorcycle that was allegedly stolen in North Carolina

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested this week after allegedly driving a stolen motorcycle. Calvin G. Robinson, 54, of French Creek, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 12 for one felony, receiving and transferring stolen goods, and three misdemeanors: driving […]

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Tyler Hall

Dear Neighbor: Robby Moore and his ‘Variations on a ‘Mountain Man’ evoke child-like wonder

Editor’s note: My Buckhannon columnist Tyler Hall writes about people, places and public service in and around north-central West Virginia. It was a late Friday afternoon, when I arrived at 48 East Main Street. The sun was still high, yet […]

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