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Mayor speaks out against harassing speech

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- In the wake of the Nov. 8 general election, Buckhannon mayor David McCauley has called for city residents to come together in the spirit of inclusivity, rather than be split apart by the hate that often characterized one of the most divisive campaigns in American history.
McCauley noted that Buckhannon has not been immune to the hate

City to buy old bar

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- The City of Buckhannon on Thursday moved forward with plans to purchase the old Colonial Theater located in the heart of Buckhannon's downtown. As reported in The Record Delta's Wednesday edition, city officials and others have expressed the hope that the city's purchase would lead to the transformation of the structure into a community arts center.

The graders get graded

Posted: Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- All but two Upshur County Schools received a C under West Virginia's new school accountability system that assigns schools a letter grade of A-F.
Two schools, Buckhannon Academy Elementary and Union Elementary, received a D, denoting unacceptable performance. Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, French Creek Elementary, Rock Cave Elementary, Washington District Elementary, Tennerton Elementary and Hodgesville

From theater, to bar...to arts center?

Posted: Sunday, Nov 27th, 2016
BUCKHANNON, A measure that would authorize the city of Buckhannon to proceed with plans to purchase the old Colonial Theater, most recently known as Club Bobcat, is on Buckhannon City Council's agenda for its regular Thursday meeting.
Resolution No. 2016-18, a purchase agreement between the city and the current owner of 48 E. Main Street, Catherine Cuppari, is listed

Upshur County honors veterans at events Friday

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Buckhannon honored its veterans Friday with a parade and programs.
Del. Bill Hamilton, R-45th, was the guest speaker at a ceremony held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars 3663.

School board seat up in the air

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Upshur County voters selected two board of education members during Tuesday's election -- one of whom explicitly asked residents not to vote for her because she could not accept the position due to a business conflict.
Kristie Tenney initially filed for the Upshur County Board of Education special election seeking one of two unexpired seats on the

Nolte wins commission

Posted: Monday, Nov 21st, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Upshur County voters picked their next commissioner and board of education members but was on track to defeat two special levies and the brunch bill amongst solid voter turnout. The Record Delta press deadline happened before all 21 precincts could be counted in Upshur County, but with 16 precincts reporting, Republican Sam Nolte was leading Democrat Mike Cerullo

Billboards could be coming back to Buckhannon

Posted: Sunday, Nov 20th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Large digital advertisements could soon be coming to downtown Buckhannon.
At its Thursday evening meeting, Buckhannon City Council voted to approve a recommendation from the city Planning Commission to permit digital billboards, a move that will require the city to revise its zoning ordinance. The city currently has rules in place to limit billboards.

Dixon to repay money, gets home confinement

Posted: Sunday, Nov 20th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- The former director of the Buckhannon-Upshur Work Adjustment Center will not go to jail but has to repay about $136,000 for embezzling from the center.
Leroy "Lee Dixon, 75, of Buckhannon, previously pled guilty to one count of embezzlement and one count of forgery, both felonies.

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