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WVWC celebrates diversity

Posted: Sunday, Nov 29th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- West Virginia Wesleyan College has dedicated the beginning of a new Diversity Appreciation Garden on the site of the former Central School, which now belongs to the college.
The event, held over Homecoming Weekend in October, was part of Diversity Appreciation Day and recognized both the legacy of Buckhannon's black families and the campus contributions of the

Council wants 50% raise

Posted: Sunday, Nov 29th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- The Buckhannon City Council will look at increasing the salary for its elected officials.
After discussing the issue at a previous council meeting and the Oct. 21 town hall meeting, the issue was on the agenda for the Nov. 5 city council meeting.

Middle school students pay tribute to country’s veterans

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 24th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School students spent their last day before Thanksgiving break paying tribute to the sacrifices of veterans who have served their country.
B-UMS principal Renee Warner told the crowd, "We are here today to celebrate America and honor our veterans. We recognize the sacrifice and courage you have shown in defending the freedom of our United States

High winds, downed power line hamper efforts to fight brush fire

Posted: Sunday, Nov 22nd, 2015
ALTON -- Four fire departments responded to a brush fire in Alton Wednesday evening.
Adrian, Banks District and Selbyville volunteer fire departments, along with Washington District Volunteer Fire Company, were called to the BLM strip mine in Alton, according to Adrian VFD chief Rick Harlow. The W.Va. Division of Forestry also responded.

Woman lifeflighted from Rock Cave wreck

Posted: Saturday, Nov 21st, 2015
FRENCH CREEK -- One woman was lifeflighted after driving her truck into an embankment Sunday night.
Kayla B. Bennett, 25, was traveling eastbound in a 1997 Ford F-150 pick-up when she lost control and hit an embankment at 7:20 p.m., according to the report from the Upshur County Sheriff's Department.

Union Elementary School students honor local veterans

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 18th, 2015
BUCKHANNON -- From the tiny kindergartners on up through fifth grade, students at Union Elementary School worked together to pull of the annual Veterans Day program Friday afternoon.
"Today is all about celebrating and honoring our American heroes," Dr. Sara Stankus, principal, said.

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