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March for Human Rights celebrates diversity

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- Amidst a tumultuous political backdrop, local residents took to the streets Saturday to celebrate the diversity of America. The Main Street March for Human Rights, which began at the Upshur County courthouse and wound through town to West Virginia Wesleyan College, was spearheaded by Mountaineer Voices for Change, a local group organized after the 2016 election.

Freddie: Winter is coming

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
FRENCH CREEK-- Upshur County's resident prognosticating groundhog, French Creek Freddie, agreed with his cousin to the north in predicting six more weeks of winter.
Thanks to some strategic sunlight that emerged Thursday morning, Freddie saw his shadow just like Punxsutawney Phil had earlier in the morning.

Do local leaders support ban?

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- In the wake of President Donald Trump's recently signed executive order that bans nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, local officials in the Upshur County community -- as well as across the country -- are standing up and speaking out.

WVWC goes tobacco-free

Posted: Sunday, Feb 12th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- There are no butts about it -- West Virginia Wesleyan College is now officially a tobacco-free campus, the college's public relations department announced Friday.
The policy went into effect Monday, Jan. 23 and is designed to help reduce the health risks associated with tobacco use, smoking and second-hand smoke. According to Friday's press release, the policy applies

Students learn the role agriculture plays in their lives

Modified: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
TENNERTON -- Students in Tennerton Elementary School got hands-on experience about how agriculture is a part of their lives last week.
The West Virginia Farm Bureau parked its Ag On the Move trailer outside the school Tuesday through Friday.

Student who caused lockdown arrested for misdemeanor

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
BUCKHANNON -- The student who brought a CO2 pistol on the campus of Fred Eberle Technical Center has been arrested for a misdemeanor offense.
Christopher Tyler Jarrell, 18, of Buckhannon, had been suspended from the center but went onto the grounds Tuesday. While at the school, Jarrell allegedly had in his possession a weapon, which was initially reported by a

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