1997 B-UHS grad to tackle daunting 100-mile trail race Saturday
Buckhannon-Upshur High School graduate Armin Gooden running in his first ultra-marathon -- the Dirty 30 50K in Colorado's Golden Gate State Park. On Saturday, the 1997 B-UHS graduate is running the infamous Leadville 100-mile Trail Race in Leadville, Colorado.

1997 B-UHS grad to tackle daunting 100-mile trail race Saturday

LEADVILLE, COLORADO – Armin Gooden was four years old in 1983 when the once-booming mining town of Leadville, Colorado – on the verge of economic devastation after the closure of…

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Are you ready to read tales of Mags, the red-tailed hawk?
Heather McNemar is pictured with her red-tailed hawk, Mags. She recently released a book on falconry, ‘Squirrel Hawking in Appalachia.’

Are you ready to read tales of Mags, the red-tailed hawk?

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon resident Heather McNemar practices a sport shared by few other West Virginia residents, and she recently completed writing a book telling about her adventures. “Squirrel Hawking in…

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Hazel Davidson celebrates her 101st birthday with a pink-themed party, pizza and a police escort
Assistant manager of Sam's Pizza in Tennerton, Bob Rowan, presents a specially made pizza to local resident Hazel Davidson to celebrate her 101st birthday on Tuesday.

Hazel Davidson celebrates her 101st birthday with a pink-themed party, pizza and a police escort

TENNERTON – It’s not every birthday you’re able to enjoy a police escort down Main Street and up Route 20 to your favorite restaurant in Buckhannon – Sam’s Pizza –…

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Community Care hopes to grow FARMacy pilot program
Participants in the new FARMacy pilot program through Community Care received a 'prescription' for $20 of fruits and vegetables every week.

Community Care hopes to grow FARMacy pilot program

BUCKHANNON – What if, instead of only writing prescriptions for medicines to treat diseases, doctors and physicians’ assistants also wrote them for fresh fruits and vegetables – i.e. food that…

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Drug arrest explainer: Misdemeanors vs felonies

BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon Police Chief Matt Gregory said the city has seen an increase in felony drug arrests in recent years. But many may wonder what separates a felony charge from a less serious misdemeanor offense.

Gregory said the elements of the crime determine its severity, not the drug itself nor the quantity of drug found.

“For the felony level, it’s unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance — and that’s any drug that’s defined by the controlled substance act, if it is used for those purposes,” the police chief explained to My Buckhannon.

The type of drug does not determine whether someone is charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and there is no defined amount of drugs that equates to a more serious charge. When someone is found with drugs, officers look for other elements to determine if their intent was to distribute the drug. The quantity of drug is one element, but police also look for individually packaged drugs, large sums of money and ledgers describing transactions.

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