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BC Bank opens

Posted: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- BC Bank now has a physical location in Upshur County with the opening of a loan office at Northridge Plaza.
The bank celebrated the opening with an open house Monday that included a ribbon cutting with members of the Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce.

Almost Heaven BBQ Bash heats up Buckhannon

Posted: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- The lines were long, the sun was hot and the plates were full.
Event organizer Jody Light estimated that between 8,000 and 10,000 people attended the second annual Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, West Virginia's only Kansas City BBQ Society-sanctioned barbecue championship. The event took place Friday and Saturday in downtown Buckhannon, with headquarters in Jawbone Park.

B-UHS principal retiring

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- After seven years at Buckhannon-Upshur High School and an education career that spans 40 years, the head principal is retiring by the end of the month.
Bob Wilmoth's official last day will be June 30, a formality since the school year has already ended.

‘Family Tree’ artwork unveiled at Wesleyan

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- It's a story that may not have happened if all of the elements had not aligned to bring a new statute to West Virginia Wesleyan College's Wesley Chapel.
The story involves an artist who immigrated to the United States from post-World War II Germany, a local woodcarver in search of interesting wood and two college presidents -- Stanley

BREAKING: Silver Alert canceled; Grumbine located.

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 15th, 2016
Update: As of 9 a.m. this morning, the Silver Alert for Ronnie Grumbine has been lifted. We are awaiting more information and will update as soon as possible.

BUCKHANNON -- Law enforcement, firemen and volunteers are searching for Ronnie A. Grumbine, 55, of Buckhannon, who is missing from Liggett Addition Road. Grumbine was last seen Saturday, June 11

Historical society exhibit looks back at 75 years of the Strawberry Festival

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- This year marked the West Virginia Strawberry Festival's Diamond Jubilee, and the Upshur County Historical Society is continuing the theme by making its summer exhibit about the history of the festival.
"We did a children's exhibit during the festival called "The Children of the Festival," said Noel Tenney, director of special projects.

EMT Edith Clifton retires from UCEMS

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- In Edith Clifton's 22 years of being an EMT/driver with Upshur County EMS, her most memorable call occurred in 2003, when she got to help deliver a healthy baby boy at a couple's residence.
"We see so many lives taken away, but don't get the chance often to see a new little life brought into this world," Clifton

Heater’s appeal denied

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
BUCKHANNON, The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of the man found guilty of killing Joshua Oberg in 2012.
Jesse Lee Heater, was convicted in 2014 of murder in the first degree; conspiracy to commit murder; concealment of a deceased human body; and conspiracy to conceal a deceased human body.

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