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Here is a recap of the My Buckhannon’s top stories from the past week. If you are not already a premium member, tap here to subscribe and wake up to the latest local news in your inbox every morning — plus special discounts, access to our high-resolution photo galleries, and more!

  • Softball Lady ‘Cats earn fifth seed in Atlantic Regional Tournament

    Softball Lady ‘Cats earn fifth seed in Atlantic Regional Tournament

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team earned the five seed in the 2023 NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament. The Lady Bobcats will be in the Atlantic Region Pod 1, squaring off with the No. 4 seed West Chester in the first round of the four-team, double elimination bracket on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.…


  • WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital sponsors Buckhannon Community Theatre’s 2023 season

    WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital sponsors Buckhannon Community Theatre’s 2023 season

    BUCKHANNON, WV:  WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital is providing a Director’s Circle Sponsorship to the Buckhannon Community Theatre (BCT) in support of the 2023 season. This “Director’s Circle” sponsorship will help BCT produce its 52nd full season this year with four distinct shows, the first full year of community theater in Buckhannon since 2019. WVU…


  • Buckhannon Water Board Agenda: July 13, 2023

    Buckhannon Water Board Agenda: July 13, 2023

    Here is the agenda for the City of Buckhannon Water Board meeting scheduled for July 13, 2023.


  • Buckhannon Sanitary Board Agenda: July 13, 2023

    Buckhannon Sanitary Board Agenda: July 13, 2023

    Here is the agenda for the City of Buckhannon Sanitary Board meeting scheduled for July 13, 2023.


  • WVWC, WVSOM welcome newest class of Go D.O. Early Scholars

    WVWC, WVSOM welcome newest class of Go D.O. Early Scholars

    BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine continues to expand their partnership with four new students entering into the Go D.O. Early Scholars Program this academic year.  The Go D.O. Early Scholars Program allows qualifying students to receive guaranteed acceptance into the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine,…


  • Buckhannon Colonial Arts Center Board Meeting Agenda: Feb. 6, 2024

    Buckhannon Colonial Arts Center Board Meeting Agenda: Feb. 6, 2024

    Here is the agenda for the City of Buckhannon Colonial Arts Center Board meeting scheduled for Feb. 6, 2024.


  • City votes to consolidate Colonial Arts Center manager, Brushy Fork Event Center manager into one position

    City votes to consolidate Colonial Arts Center manager, Brushy Fork Event Center manager into one position

    BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon City Council has voted to combine the positions of the Colonial Arts Center manager and the Event Center of Brushy Fork manager. Council officially voted to hire Matoula Hartley as manager for both facilities at its March […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • County approves $12.1 million budget, which covers demolition of buildings on Locust, Chancery Street

    County approves $12.1 million budget, which covers demolition of buildings on Locust, Chancery Street

    BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission’s budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year includes $1 million worth of American Rescue Plan Act projects and another increase to the Regional Jail bill. At its March 27 meeting, the commission approved a $12.1 […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Baseball ‘Cats earn doubleheader split with West Liberty

    Baseball ‘Cats earn doubleheader split with West Liberty

    BUCKHANNON — After coming off a doubleheader against Wheeling University Sunday, the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats took on West Liberty University in another Mountain East Conference duel on Monday in Buckhannon and split with a 9-0 loss and 10-8 victory. West Liberty took complete control of the first game as the Hilltoppers combined for a…


  • Wesleyan lacrosse suffers bad 23-1 loss at Frostburg State

    Wesleyan lacrosse suffers bad 23-1 loss at Frostburg State

    FROSTBURG (Md.) — The West Virginia Wesleyan lacrosse team was thoroughly dominated by the home-standing Frostburg State Bobcats 23-1, Wednesday. Wesleyan didn’t register its only goal until the very end of the game. With 1:57 remaining Erin Mobley kept the Lady Bobcats from suffering a shutout. Frostburg State scored 11 goals before the first quarter…


  • Lenora Jane Shockey Thomason

    Lenora Jane Shockey Thomason

    Lenora Jane Shockey Thomason, one of Upshur County’s oldest citizens, said a peaceful goodbye at the age of 103 on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at Serenity Assisted Living Home in Buckhannon, WV. She was born September 1, 1920, in Cassidy, WV, a daughter of the late Blaine L. and Lucy Currence Shockey. In addition to…


  • Donald Allen Bennett Sr.

    Donald Allen Bennett Sr.

    Donald Allen Bennett Sr., age 77, of Buckhannon, WV, died Sunday, March 24, 2024, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. He was born June 25, 1946, in Charleston, WV, a son of Mildred Jean Bennett. He was lovingly raised by his grandparents, the late F. Kee and Nora Elizabeth Bennett.  On February 16, 2019, he…


  • Buckhannon Consolidated Public Works Board Special Meeting Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Buckhannon Consolidated Public Works Board Special Meeting Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Here is the agenda for the City of Buckhannon Consolidated Public Works Board special meeting scheduled for April 4, 2024.


  • Candidacy Announcement: Doug Bush for Upshur County Commissioner

    Candidacy Announcement: Doug Bush for Upshur County Commissioner

    Editor’s note: This post was submitted by the candidate. To introduce local candidates to My Buckhannon readers, each may email us one free candidacy announcement/biography for publication by March 31, 2024. Read our full election guidelines by clicking here. I am Doug Bush, your Upshur County Commissioner, running to complete the term created by the untimely passing of the…


  • Two new dates scheduled for free, inclusive play groups April 2, April 23

    Two new dates scheduled for free, inclusive play groups April 2, April 23

    BUCKHANNON — Join the Mountain Cap Family Support Center and Play to Grow Occupational Therapy for our monthly FREE, inclusive play group for children of all abilities and all ages! Whether your child has a diagnosis of autism, ADHD, or a developmental delay, or you suspect they could benefit from socialization with peers, drop by…


  • Michigan men, West Virginia man arrested for alleged possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, cocaine in Upshur County

    Michigan men, West Virginia man arrested for alleged possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, cocaine in Upshur County

    BUCKHANNON – Three men from two states were arrested after they were allegedly found with 40 grams of fentanyl and 76 grams of cocaine. Cordale Golden, 34, of Harperwood, Michigan; James Borden, 27, of Morgantown, West Virginia; and Robert Williams, […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Buckhannon man arrested Friday for allegedly stealing ATV early this week

    Buckhannon man arrested Friday for allegedly stealing ATV early this week

    BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing an all-terrain vehicle. Billy Heater, 33, of Buckhannon, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony. According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Tennis ‘Cats fall to Edinboro and Mercyhurst; Lady ‘Cats get win over Edinboro

    Tennis ‘Cats fall to Edinboro and Mercyhurst; Lady ‘Cats get win over Edinboro

    BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan men’s tennis team faced some of the NCAA Division II’s best players as, in two days, it battled #45 Mercyhurst University away on Wednesday and hosted #36 Edinboro University Thursday. In both matchups, the Bobcats fell, 4-3. The women’s team took a 6-1 victory over Edinboro Thursday at the…


  • Softball Lady ‘Cats drop road doubleheader to Notre Dame

    Softball Lady ‘Cats drop road doubleheader to Notre Dame

    SOUTH EUCLID (Ohio) — The West Virginia Wesleyan softball team traveled to Notre Dame of Ohio for a doubleheader on Thursday. They fell in both games as the offense seemed to be a struggle dropping game one by a 4-1 score and game two by a 6-5 score. Game 1 Notre Dame scored first in…


  • B-U’s Westfall and Zuliani earn All-State Basketball honors

    B-U’s Westfall and Zuliani earn All-State Basketball honors

    TENNERTON – Two Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers were named to the WVSA Class AAAA All-State Basketball Team The all-state team is voted on by sportswriters around the state. Carter Zuliani and Jaden Westfall were both named to the Honorable Mention Team. Zuliani, […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • City board votes to begin substantial upgrade of Jawbone Park Stage

    City board votes to begin substantial upgrade of Jawbone Park Stage

    BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon Consolidated Public Works Board has agreed to invest in a larger, professional-level stage at Jawbone Park. The board voted to lay out plans to build a larger stage at Jawbone Park during their March 28 meeting, […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • West Virginia Wesleyan College VP: Mid-year enrollment increases

    West Virginia Wesleyan College VP: Mid-year enrollment increases

    BUCKHANNON – Mid-year undergraduate enrollment was up five percent at West Virginia Wesleyan College, one of its vice presidents said Thursday. John Waltz, VP for enrollment and marketing for WVWC, attended the March 28 Upshur County Commission meeting to deliver […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Dorsey Don Carpenter

    Dorsey Don Carpenter

    Dorsey Don Carpenter, age 86, of Buckhannon, WV, died Friday, March 29, 2024, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. He was born March 24, 1938, in Hemlock, WV, a son of the late Kessler and Annie Leigh Carpenter. On March 31, 1967, he married Shelbia Zickefoose who preceded Dorsey in death on June…


  • Candidacy Announcement: Jacob Reger for 26th Judicial Circuit Court Judge

    Candidacy Announcement: Jacob Reger for 26th Judicial Circuit Court Judge

    Editor’s note: This post was submitted by the candidate. To introduce local candidates to My Buckhannon readers, each could email us one free candidacy announcement/biography for publication by March 31, 2024. Read our full election guidelines by clicking here. Jake Reger is announcing his candidacy for re-election as Circuit Judge for Upshur and Lewis Counties. Reger was first elected…


  • Softball Lady ‘Cats split twin bill with Salem

    Softball Lady ‘Cats split twin bill with Salem

    BRIDGEPORT — After dropping a double header to Notre Dame, the softball team was looking to finish off the end of the week with some momentum going into their next home stand. They would split the two games with Salem, winning game two. Game 1 Freshman, Mollie White had an impressive outing, pitching 4 2/3…


  • Wesleyan lacrosse falls to Notre Dame, 26-6

    Wesleyan lacrosse falls to Notre Dame, 26-6

    BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College dropped its second consecutive conference matchup, falling 26-6 to visiting Notre Dame College (OH) at Cebe Ross Field, Saturday. After four unanswered goals by four different Falcon players to start the first quarter, the Lady Bobcats’ Noelle Fuller scored her seventh of the season at 8:58 to pull Wesleyan…


  • Upshur County Sports Calendar

    Upshur County Sports Calendar

    MONDAY (April 1) Baseball Golf Softball TUESDAY (April 2) Baseball Golf Softball WEDNESDAY (April 3) Baseball Softball Tennis THURSDAY (April 4) Baseball Lacrosse Softball Tennis FRIDAY (April 5) Baseball Lacrosse Softball SATURDAY (April 6) Baseball Softball Tennis Track and Field SUNDAY (April 7) Baseball Lacrosse Softball Tennis


  • Timothy “Pork” Shaffer

    Timothy “Pork” Shaffer

    Timothy “Pork” Shaffer, age 60, of Volga, WV, passed away Friday, March 29, 2024, at River Oaks Health Care Center in Nutter Fort, WV. He was born March 18, 1964, in Upshur County, WV, a son of Ava Shaver Shaffer of Volga and the late Edward “Bub” Shaffer. In addition to his father, he was…


  • Buckhannon Stockert Youth & Community Center Board Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Buckhannon Stockert Youth & Community Center Board Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Here is the agenda for the City of Buckhannon Stockert Youth & Community Center board meeting scheduled for April 4, 2024.


  • Upshur Schools will attempt to combat ‘chronic absenteeism’ rate with new support mechanisms as 2024-2025 year starts

    Upshur Schools will attempt to combat ‘chronic absenteeism’ rate with new support mechanisms as 2024-2025 year starts

    TENNERTON – Upshur County Schools’ chronic absenteeism rate is 22.95 percent, the superintendent told board of education members last week. However, Central Office administrators say they plan to put measures into place before the start of the 2024-2025 school year […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Candidacy Announcement: Laura Foulks for Buckhannon City Council

    Candidacy Announcement: Laura Foulks for Buckhannon City Council

    Editor’s note: This post was submitted by the candidate. To introduce local candidates to My Buckhannon readers, each could email us one free candidacy announcement/biography for publication by March 31, 2024. Read our full election guidelines by clicking here. I am dedicated to improving Buckhannon’s well-being.  I hope to inspire others to join me in making a positive change…


  • Wesleyan baseball drops two games to Frostburg State, 22-5 and 21-3

    Wesleyan baseball drops two games to Frostburg State, 22-5 and 21-3

    FROSTBURG (Md.) — The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats took on Frostburg State University in a doubleheader this past Friday, and unfortunately for the Bobcats were unable to come up with a victory in either game and moved to 4-4 in conference and 9-13 on the season. Game one was rough for the Bobcats as Frostburg…


  • Lady Bucs take first place in weekly home meet

    Lady Bucs take first place in weekly home meet

    TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc track and field team won their weekly home meet against five other teams last Tuesday. The Lady Bucs amassed 173 points, edging out runner-up East Fairmont by five points as they compiled 168 points. […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Track Bucs claim top spot in weekly home meet

    Track Bucs claim top spot in weekly home meet

    TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur track and field Buccaneers won eight events (three individual and five relays) and captured first place as a team in their own weekly meet last Tuesday. Getting the firsts were Drake Davis in the 100-meters (11.66) […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Lacrosse Lady Bucs drop outings to University and Fairmont Senior

    Lacrosse Lady Bucs drop outings to University and Fairmont Senior

    TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc lacrosse team dropped a pair of hard-fought games last week to two upper-echelon teams in the state, University and Fairmont Senior. Last Monday at home, the Lady Bucs lost an 8-5 decision to University […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Softball Lady Bucs fall in extra innings to Eagles, crush Polar Bears by a 17-1 score

    Softball Lady Bucs fall in extra innings to Eagles, crush Polar Bears by a 17-1 score

    TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc softball team managed a split in a pair of Big 10 Conference games last week. Last Wednesday, the Lady Bucs and Robert C. Byrd battled it out for 10 innings before the Eagles escaped […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • Help Wanted: Buckhannon Waste Collection Department is hiring a full-time garbage truck collection helper

    Help Wanted: Buckhannon Waste Collection Department is hiring a full-time garbage truck collection helper

    The City of Buckhannon Waste Collection Department is accepting applications until April 19, 2024 for the following positions: Job Benefits and Compensation Candidates must: Eligible candidates will be subject to a background check and drug test. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 70 E Main St, Buckhannon WV, Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm…


  • Reverend Barry Moll

    Reverend Barry Moll

    Reverend Barry Robert Moll, age 69, of Buckhannon, WV passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loving family on March 26, 2024, following a brief battle with cancer.   Barry was born on May 16, 1954 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the middle child of the late Karl and Janet Keller Moll.  Barry is survived by…


  • Candidacy Announcement: Alan Suder for Upshur County Magistrate, Division 2

    Candidacy Announcement: Alan Suder for Upshur County Magistrate, Division 2

    Editor’s note: This post was submitted by the candidate. To introduce local candidates to My Buckhannon readers, each could email us one free candidacy announcement/biography for publication by March 31, 2024. Read our full election guidelines by clicking here. In 2021, I was appointed and then elected Magistrate of Upshur County. I am running for re-election to the Magistrate…


  • Vivian Neal Harvey

    Vivian Neal Harvey

    Vivian Neal Harvey, age 94, of Buckhannon, WV, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2024, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family. She was born September 3, 1929, in Upshur County, WV, a daughter of the late Stanley Martin and  Leona Rebecca Bennett Miller. In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death…


  • Consolidated Board reiterates that groups must obtain event insurance prior to utilizing city-owned parks, property

    Consolidated Board reiterates that groups must obtain event insurance prior to utilizing city-owned parks, property

    BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon’s Consolidated Public Works Board is reiterating part of its event request policy, emphasizing that groups who wish to host their events in city parks or on city property must carry event or event liability insurance. The discussion […] Read the full story. Join My Buckhannon today. ​Become a premium member to unlock…


  • 2024 Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition opens Friday at the Colonial Arts Center Gallery

    2024 Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition opens Friday at the Colonial Arts Center Gallery

    BUCKHANNON — The Colonial Arts Center Gallery is pleased to announce that the 2024 Upshur County Youth Arts Exhibition will run from Friday, April 5  – Saturday, May 18, 2024 with an opening reception on Friday, April 5 from 4 – 8 p.m. This multi-media exhibition will include artwork from Upshur County students of all…


  • This week’s Hank Ellis All-Stars: Drake Davis and Mia Sappey

    This week’s Hank Ellis All-Stars: Drake Davis and Mia Sappey

    BUCKHANNON – My Buckhannon is proud to present another edition of the Hank Ellis All-Stars. Each week, we will select a female and male athlete at Buckhannon-Upshur who has had an exemplary week on the baseball and softball diamonds, the track and field, the lacrosse field, or the tennis courts. Our Hank Ellis All-Stars for…


  • Wesleyan baseball drops two games to Fairmont State

    Wesleyan baseball drops two games to Fairmont State

    FAIRMONT — The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats battled against the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons in a doubleheader this past Saturday. The Bobcats were unable to take at least one from Fairmont State as they dropped both games (5-1 and 5-4) and moved to 4-6 in conference play and 9-15 overall. Game one was a quiet…


  • Solar eclipse viewing event planned at WVWC on Monday, April 8

    Solar eclipse viewing event planned at WVWC on Monday, April 8

    BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College’s SPACE Club, Physics and Engineering Society and Sigma Pi Sigma, will sponsor a solar eclipse event from 2-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 in the Chapel Oval of Wesleyan’s campus. Buckhannon will see a 90 percent eclipse starting at 1:58 p.m. The peak of the eclipse will occur…


  • Wanton endangerment investigation results in multiple felony charges for Upshur County residents

    Wanton endangerment investigation results in multiple felony charges for Upshur County residents

    BUCKHANNON – On April 2, 2024, deputies from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Route 20 South Road in relation to a prior wanton endangerment incident involving a firearm, according to a press release. During the search, deputies allegedly discovered nine firearms, including rifles, shotguns, and pistols, many…


  • Upshur County Commission Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Upshur County Commission Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Here is the agenda for the Upshur County Commission meeting scheduled for April 4, 2024.


  • Buckhannon City Council Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Buckhannon City Council Agenda: April 4, 2024

    Here is the agenda for the Buckhannon City Council meeting scheduled for April 4, 2024.


  • Broaddus’ Senior Life Solutions program selected as LEAD Training Site

    Broaddus’ Senior Life Solutions program selected as LEAD Training Site

    Philippi, West Virginia – Broaddus Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program was selected to be a LEAD training site by Psychiatric Medical Care, which has more than 250 hospital and health system partnerships across the country. Senior Life Solutions are hospital-based programs designed to support the mental health of older adults (typically 65 and older) who…


  • Last chance to order tickets for the Upshur County Public Library’s 29th Annual Ramp Dinner

    Last chance to order tickets for the Upshur County Public Library’s 29th Annual Ramp Dinner

    TENNERTON — The deadline to purchase tickets for the Upshur County Public Library’s 29th Annual Ramp Dinner is rapidly approaching. The dinner, titled An Appalachian Extravaganza, will be held from 5-8 p.m. on April 12, 2024, and is brought to you by the Upshur County Public Library in partnership with Fish Hawk Acres.  Advance ticket…


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