Ready for a reboot: Generation Upshur seeking  members who want to ‘work, live and give’
Generation Upshur hosted its first organizational meeting Tuesday, but if you weren't there, new members are still welcome to join. Pictured, from left, are Callie Cronin Sams, Ethan Butler, Brian Bergstrom, Katie Loudin, Amanda Hayes, Graham Godwin, Michael Ruffing and Jared Stocking.

Ready for a reboot: Generation Upshur seeking members who want to ‘work, live and give’

BUCKHANNON – Generation Upshur hosted its first meeting in some time Tuesday after a hiatus. Regional Manager with Generation West Virginia Brittany Hicks said she hopes to bring the group…

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DNR’s Hunter Education program teaches middle-schoolers vital outdoorsmanship skills
A Hunter Education Program, presented by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources volunteers and Natural Resources Police Officers, wrapped up on Friday at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School. Approximately 35 students completed the course, which is a requirement for West Virginia residents age 15 and older who wish to obtain a hunting license. Kit Tressler, pictured above, is one of the volunteers who helped teach these sessions at B-UMS – the first classes offered there for students in quite a few years.

DNR’s Hunter Education program teaches middle-schoolers vital outdoorsmanship skills

BUCKHANNON – Sometimes, the most engaging type of learning occurs in non-traditional forms. Upshur County Board of Education member Alan Suder has been requesting that Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School students be…

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Small West Virginia town home to burgeoning live music scene
Key to Adam: Kiara Williams on the fiddle and Adam Moyer on guitar (Photo by Logan Marie Photography)

Small West Virginia town home to burgeoning live music scene

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Looking for ways to beat the winter blues and put the kibosh on cabin fever? Look no further than the vibrant live music scene in Upshur County,…

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Freddie and Phil sing spring
A large crowd of onlookers -- some from as far away as California -- gather at the West Virginia Wildlife Center Sunday morning to witness French Creek Freddie's prognostication firsthand.

Freddie and Phil sing spring

FRENCH CREEK – Any day spent at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a great day but today, Sunday, Feb. 2 was an especially wonderful day. Not only did…

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FHA sous chef: ‘Don’t be scared of the critter stew’ at Groundhog Festival
Fish Hawk Acres Sous Chef Jonathan Hicks and French Creek Freddie -- the mascot -- decked out for the opening of the Groundhog Festival.

FHA sous chef: ‘Don’t be scared of the critter stew’ at Groundhog Festival

ROCK CAVE – The fifth annual Groundhog Festival opened with a visit from French Creek Freddie – the mascot – and critter stew. The opening ceremony to the Groundhog Festival…

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French Creek Freddie set to make his seasonal prediction on Super Bowl Sunday
In this photo from 2019, a shadow falls on French Creek Freddie, as he pauses to contemplate the ramifications of his prediction that there were six more weeks of winter on the way.

French Creek Freddie set to make his seasonal prediction on Super Bowl Sunday

ROCK CAVE – The fifth annual weeklong Groundhog Festival kicks off this Friday, Jan. 31 with the opening ceremony and plenty of critter stew being served up at the Banks…

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How the Brushy Fork Event Center staff turned troubles into triumphs
The Brushy Fork Event Center is ready to host everything from elegant weddings to corporate conferences. And when things don't go exactly as planned, the skilled staff is ready do what it takes to ensure every event is a success.

How the Brushy Fork Event Center staff turned troubles into triumphs

BUCKHANNON – Preparations for the wedding reception were almost complete. The baker had carried in an exquisite white wedding cake covered in delicate flowers and was arranging it while the…

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