Mike Gitzen named Upshur County Teacher of the Year
Upshur County Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Debra Harrison, BOE member Dr. Greenbrier Almond, Buckhannon-Upshur High School Principal Eddie Vincent and B-UHS students offer congratulations to Upshur County Teacher of the Year Mike Gitzen Wednesday at the school. The secret announcement came as a surprise to Gitzen, who said it is a great honor and he is humbled by the award.

Mike Gitzen named Upshur County Teacher of the Year

TENNERTON – A Buckhannon-Upshur High School physical education teacher received a surprise announcement Wednesday morning in his classroom. Mike Gitzen received word that he was selected as the Upshur County…

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Capito tells Lincoln Day Dinner crowd she’s proud to support Trump
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito speaks at Sunday's Lincoln Day Dinner.

Capito tells Lincoln Day Dinner crowd she’s proud to support Trump

BUCKHANNON – The first woman ever elected to United States Senate from the State of West Virginia said she’s proud to support President Donald Trump Sunday at the Republican Executive…

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B-U junior to study abroad as an exchange student in Germany
Jenna Ramirez, a Buckhannon-Upshur High School junior, has been accepted into the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange and will spend her senior year studying abroad next year in Germany.

B-U junior to study abroad as an exchange student in Germany

TENNERTON – Sie geht nach Deutschland – ‘She’s off to Germany.’ Buckhannon-Upshur High School junior Jenna Ramirez will have the opportunity to be a German exchange student and spend her…

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Fall in love with fresh food: Pita My Heart opens today
The Pita My Heart crew gathers Sunday night for a final bit of preparation before Tuesday's official opening. Pictured, from left, are Macie Queen, Jacob De La Vega, assistant manager Jackie Cornell, owners Eric Roark and Katie De La Vega, John Antolini, Makayla McElwayne and Hannah Schoolcraft. Not pictured is Cody Perrine.

Fall in love with fresh food: Pita My Heart opens today

Today is the day the pita will steal your heart. That’s right: Buckhannon’s newest downtown eatery, Pita My Heart, will officially start serving their signature sandwiches, salads and smoothies for…

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Keeping up with Cadence, Part III: Vincent qualifies for 2020 national swimming competition
Buckhannon resident Cadence Vincent receives some last-minute coaching Friday before her final competition at the 2019 YMCA National Short Course Championship. Cadence competed in the 100 freestyle on Friday and moved from 149 to 99th place.

Keeping up with Cadence, Part III: Vincent qualifies for 2020 national swimming competition

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School student Cadence Vincent has qualified to participate in the 2020 YMCA National Short Course Championship. On her final day of competition, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle…

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Cope joins BPD ranks, Dave Roby recognized for 18-plus years of service
Mayor David McCauley administers the oath of duty to Buckhannon's newest city police officer, Collin Cope, Thursday. Also pictured is police chief Matt Gregory.

Cope joins BPD ranks, Dave Roby recognized for 18-plus years of service

BUCKHANNON -- The City of Buckhannon's newest law enforcement officer took his official oath of duty at Buckhannon City Council's Thursday meeting. Mayor David McCauley swore Collin Cope in as…

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Deal or no deal? City seeks to strike annexation agreement with Brushy Fork area property owners
Auctioneer Aaron Harris said he and his wife, Tasha Harris, want to establish three businesses under one roof -- one of which will be The Daily Grind -- during city council's meeting Thursday. The development project would require the extension of a sanitary sewer line.

Deal or no deal? City seeks to strike annexation agreement with Brushy Fork area property owners

BUCKHANNON – If the owners of a collective 150 acres of land in the Brushy Fork Valley agree to annexation, the City of Buckhannon won’t ask them to contribute a…

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Despite new ownership, local coffee, community still brewing at Dough Re Mi — and have you seen their baked goods on Instagram?
Daniel Cain and Talia Chopyak are the new owners of Dough Re Mi at the corner of College Avenue and Florida Street.

Despite new ownership, local coffee, community still brewing at Dough Re Mi — and have you seen their baked goods on Instagram?

BUCKHANNON – Dough Re Mi is under new ownership, but still plans to be a hub for coffee and community. Daniel Cain and Talia Chopyak have taken over ownership of…

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