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Car swerves to avoid animal, rolls several times on Corridor H

BUCKHANNON – Two women were injured after they were partially ejected and trapped in their vehicle following a wreck on Route 33 Monday. One was life-flighted from the scene by HealthNet. According to the crash report filed by sergeant Theron […]

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Weyerhaeuser in Buckhannon to host Job Fair on May 2

BUCKHANNON – Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Explore exciting opportunities at the Weyerhaeuser Job Fair on May 2 in Buckhannon. Whether you have experience in manufacturing or are just

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Baseball Bucs cruise past Lincoln, 12-0; get one-hit in 9-1 loss to East Fairmont

FAIRMONT – Drahden Rice pitched five innings of two-hit, shutout ball to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur baseball Buccaneers to a dominant 12-0 five-inning against the homestanding Lincoln Cougars last Wednesday. They followed that up Saturday morning getting one hit in a […]

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Softball Lady Bucs have winning streak halted by Greenbrier East

MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur softball Lady Bucs saw their six-game winning streak ended at the hands of the Greenbrier East Spartans in the first of three games played at Mylan Park against three different foes this past Friday and Saturday. […]

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Lacrosse Lady Bucs drop close 6-4 decision to Fairmont Senior

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc lost a low-scoring affair to rival Fairmont Senior by a 6-4 count last Thursday evening. Kendall Defibaugh, Kylie Hull, Heather Hayes and Kendall Hefner each had a goal for the Lady Bucs. Ainsley Lilly […]

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Upshur County Sports Calendar

MONDAY (April 22) Baseball Golf Softball TUESDAY (April 23) Baseball Golf Lacrosse Softball Track and Field WEDNESDAY (April 24) Baseball Softball THURSDAY (April 25) Baseball Lacrosse Softball Track and Field FRIDAY (April 26) Lacrosse Softball

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Two Wesleyan records broken at Jasmine Claggett Invitational

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted its annual track and field event, The Jasmine Claggett Invitational, Friday in which two Bobcat records were broken. Glenville State University and Davis & Elkins College participated in

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Softball Lady ‘Cats get blanked twice by Charleston

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team got shutout both games of their doubleheader against the Charleston Golden Eagles Saturday by 10-0 and 2-0 scores. The team combined for just six hits across the

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Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson, age 77, of Grafton, WV, died Monday, April 22, 2024, at Genesis Healthcare Rosewood Center in Grafton. She was born September 20, 1946, in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of the late Edward James

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Julia Rose Hamner

Julia Rose Hamner, 69, of Gaines, left this earth to gain her wings on Saturday, April 20, 2024, after a long illness at Autumn Lake Health Care Center in Elkins. She was born in Buckhannon

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Man involved in shootout accused of instigating retaliatory attack from jail

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man involved in a shootout in March is facing a new charge after allegedly asking another person to attack the victim from the gunfight. Austin Arbogast, 24, of Buckhannon, was charged with retaliation of a witness. […]

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Job Alert! Sam’s Pizza is now hiring delivery drivers

BUCKHANNON – Want to work for a favorite local business that has been serving up delicious pizza pies, subs and salads for the Upshur County community for more than 30 years? Sam’s Pizza is currently

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Buckhannon City Council to investigate flood mitigation grant opportunities for vulnerable homes

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon agreed to investigate the application process for the federal ​​​Swift Current program for residents in the floodplain, which could provide funds to elevate homes or otherwise mitigate the risk of flood-related damages. Dale Hatfield […]

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Danny Franklin Perry

Danny Franklin Perry, age 63, of Buckhannon, WV, died Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, WV. He was born March 23, 1961, in Buckhannon, WV, a son of the late Clifford

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Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball to give WVWC Baccalaureate address

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Area Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball will give the address at the Baccalaureate Service for graduates. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in Wesley

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Buckhannon’s water plant has ‘seen better days’ as city eyes safer and more efficient replacement

BUCKHANNON – Facing a crossroads between continuous repairs and a fresh start, Buckhannon is considering trading in its vintage 1960s water plant for a state-of-the-art facility. Citing concerns over safety, efficiency and the looming cost of frequent upgrades, engineers from […]

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ART26201 to host 9th Annual Young Filmmakers Camp this summer

BUCKHANNON — ART26201, with assistance from West Virginia Wesleyan College, will host the 9th Annual Young Filmmakers Camp at Lascaux Micro-Theater in Buckhannon, West Virginia, this summer. The five-day workshop will guide students through writing,

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Buckhannon receives $75,000 for sidewalk and lighting project

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice recently announced the allocation of funds for 61 outdoor recreation projects across the state. By combining federal and state funds, projects are being funded in all nine travel regions

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Tennis Lady Bucs go 1-2 against regional foes in northern panhandle

WHEELING – The Buckhannon-Upshur tennis Lady Bucs went 1-2 on a trip up north to play regional foes Wheeling Park, John Marshall and Brooke this past weekend. The Lady Bucs dropped a 7-0 decision on Friday to Wheeling Park playing […]

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Tennis Bucs go 0-3 on trip to northern panhandle

WHEELING – The Buckhannon-Upshur boys’ tennis team made the trek to the northern panhandle this past weekend to take on the Wheeling Park Patriots, Brooke Bruins and John Marshall Monarchs. On Friday in Wheeling, the team played in the Wheeling […]

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Lacrosse Lady Bucs go 1-1 against Morgantown and Wheeling Park

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc lacrosse team went 1-1 in outings with Morgantown and Wheeling Park. They dropped a 9-4 road decision to Wheeling Park but rebounded to cruise past Wheeling Park at home by a 16-0 score. Against […]

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Lacrosse Bucs split outings with St. Albans and Capital

CHARLESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur boys’ lacrosse team split their last two games, a 10-5 road setback to St. Albans last Friday and a 12-0 shutout home win over Capital Wednesday evening. Against St. Albans, Justin Streets tallied three goals while […]

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Baseball Bucs cruise past Preston in five innings in 14-3 win

KINGWOOD – Gage Parsons went four-for-four and drove in four runs as the Buckhannon-Upshur baseball Buccaneers crushed the Preston Knights in a 14-3 contest that was stopped on the 10-run mercy rule in the fifth inning Tuesday evening. Jevon Westfall […]

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Softball Lady Bucs pick up two more wins as they beat Elkins and Bridgeport

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur softball Lady Bucs are on a roll! They pushed their winning streak to five games this week with a pair of victories, beating Elkins at home on Monday by a 12-0 score in five innings, then […]

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Student instruction and maintenance of buildings, facilities to take biggest hit if levy fails again

BUCKHANNON – The treasurer of Upshur County Schools said Tuesday that if the excess levy fails for a second time in the May Primary Election, the areas that will suffer the most are student instruction and maintenance of buildings and […]

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Mainframe issue affects services at West Virginia DMV

CHARLESTON, WV – The mainframe computer at the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is down because of a hardware issue. Currently, no driver’s licenses or IDs, or motor vehicle renewals can be issued

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Carl Hull

Carl Hull, 103, of French Creek, and formally of Pickens, died on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Randolph County on May 20, 1920, a

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Man arrested after surveillance video allegedly showed him driving while his license was revoked for DUI

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested for a felony charge after surveillance video allegedly showed him driving while his license was revoked for DUI. William Cole IV, 35, of Buckhannon, was arrested for driving while license revoked for DUI, […]

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Marcia Rae Williams Cross

Marcia Rae Williams Cross of Fairmont, WV, passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2024, in Morgantown. Born December 22, 1947, in Buckhannon, WV, to the late Claude Earl and Lula “Sue” Eileen Tallman Williams, Marcia

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West Virginia State Wildlife Center reopens to the public

CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek has reopened to the public after completing a federal relicensing process. “We faced numerous challenges and overcame several obstacles, but we fought tirelessly

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Tyler Leslie Warner

Tyler Leslie Warner, 13 years young, died Monday, March 11, 2024, at WVU Children’s Hospital in Morgantown, WV. He was born February 24, 2011, in Weston, WV, a son of Patrick and Deanna (Koon) Warner.

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WVWC welcomes back alums for annual Spring Weekend

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College will celebrate Spring Weekend April 19-21 with a variety of athletic contests, Greek Life events, the annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and a Wesleyan tradition,

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Shots fired as armed man confronts deputies investigating blocked road in southern Upshur County

BUCKHANNON – A French Creek man was arrested after allegedly shooting in the direction of three plainclothes police officers who were investigating complaints of a road that had been blocked in southern Upshur County. Michael Walter Phipps, 62, of French […]

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Upshur County Commission race has a new twist this year

BUCKHANNON – The May 14, 2024, Primary Election ballot will include two Upshur County Commission seats for the first time since 2000, which introduces a complication that could mean the candidate with the most votes