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School board member to step down

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- An Upshur County Board of Education member is resigning his position after learning his home is located in a different district than what he originally filed for.
Carl "Robbie" Martin learned in January that he filed in the second district but his house is actually located in the first district after redistricting took effect in 2012. Martin was

Pam Balch to retire

Posted: Sunday, Feb 7th, 2016
BUCKHANNON--West Virginia Wesleyan College's first woman president is retiring.
President Pamela Balch, who graduated from Wesleyan in 1971 and is the 18th president of the school, announced Thursday that she will be retiring in December 2016 to move to The Villages, Fla. with her husband, former West Virginia University professor Patrick Balch.

Names released in head-on collision on Route 33

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
The West Virginia State Police say Jimmie Woody, 83, of Buckhannon, died at Ruby Memorial Hospital following a head-on collision on Route 33. It is believed at this time that Woody's truck was going east in the westbound lanes of Route 33 and struck a red GMC pick-up driven by James Daugherty, 53, of Buckhannon. Daughtery is in critical condition

Relay 2016 kicks off with purple bash

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Upshur County Relay for Life is revving up to paint the world purple in 2016 for the 19th annual event this summer.
This year's event has a new date -- Saturday, July 16 -- and a new location at Jawbone Park in downtown Buckhannon.

Police: Wreck on Smithfield St. was DUI

Posted: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
BUCKHANNON--One man was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with a head injury following a wreck on Smithfield Street early Thursday afternoon, shortly after 1 p.m.
Buckhannon Chief of Police Matt Gregory said Clint Thomas Grimes, 37, of Talladega, Ala., was driving a 2003 Hyundai Elantra while under the influence of alcohol near 76 Smithfield St. when he veered to

Karnes under ‘free rider’ fire

Posted: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016
CHARLESTON -- The Upshur County state senator who set off a firestorm during a right-to-work discussion Thursday told The Record Delta that his comments were aimed at hecklers and not all union workers. But three people in attendance refuted that claim and said the remark was a direct attack on the working people of West Virginia.

City to repeal permit fee hike?

Posted: Sunday, Jan 31st, 2016
BUCKHANNON--Buckhannon City Council has decided to consider repealing a section of the building code ordinance it passed a little over a month ago.
At the recommendation of city administrator Michael Doss, mayor Rick Edwards asked that consideration of the repeal of Section 2 of Ordinance 398 be placed on the agenda of the next city council meeting, which is

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