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7/11 to close in September

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 30th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- The 7/11 in downtown Buckhannon near Jawbone Park is closing in mid-September.
Debra Pancake, store manager of 7/11, confirmed that the last day of business for the Buckhannon 7/11 will be Sept. 14.

177 to lose jobs

Posted: Monday, Aug 29th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Nearly 180 employees stationed in the Buckhannon area will lose their jobs by Sept. 1 or shortly thereafter.
The City of Buckhannon and Upshur County Commission were advised Friday that 177 employees who work for DeepWell Energy Services LLC will be laid off as a result of Antero Resources -- its principal client -- not renewing its contract

Metro government a good fit?

Posted: Sunday, Aug 28th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Metro government can help entities be more attractive to businesses by capitalizing on the combined populations of a larger area.
Brian Helmick, chair of the corporate department of Spilman Thomas and Battle PLLC Attorneys at Law, explained some of the reasons behind metro government and the benefits that it may produce at the annual meeting of the Upshur

BBQ Bash headed to Weston

Posted: Saturday, Aug 27th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- One of Upshur County's largest tourism events is leaving town after a dispute with Buckhannon City Council.
The Almost Heaven BBQ Bash is relocating to Weston, partly due to Buckhannon officials' refusal to allow Main Street to be closed for the annual event, which brought thousands of visitors to downtown Buckhannon over the past two years.

City votes to create two new directors

Posted: Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Buckhannon City Council moved one step closer to embracing a proposal put forth by Mayor David McCauley that would establish a form of government involving two executive directors, rather than the hiring of a new city administrator.
At its regular meeting Thursday, council voted 5-1 to approve on first reading an ordinance that would establish the positions

Resign or face charges

Posted: Thursday, Aug 25th, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- The Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney has told an elected city official that he has until Aug. 31 to resign or he could face charges related the use of city gas card and the filing of allegedly fraudulent travel vouchers.
Prosecuting Attorney David Godwin sent a letter dated July 14, 2016 to Buckhannon city recorder Rick Edwards stating

Cyclist rides for clean air

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
ROCK CAVE -- For the 19th year in a row, Rock Cave resident Tim Higgins campaigned for clean air by pushing pedals.
On behalf of the American Lung Association of West Virginia, Higgins participated in the Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek May 13-15.

Bargain hunters go bonkers at yard sale event

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Intermittent sprinkles and the occasional downpour couldn't wash away shoppers' enthusiasm for a great bargain at West Virginia's Largest Yard Sale Friday and Saturday.
The official event took place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Upshur and Lewis counties and attracted people from as far away as Ohio and Pittsburgh, as well as

Local students cool off at National Night Out

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- A record crowd turned out Tuesday night for the 12th annual National Night Out Celebration in Buckhannon.
The event, designed to promote police and community relationships, is hosted by the Buckhannon Police Department and Upshur Community Alcohol Reduction Effort.

Woman in critical condition after being hit by car

Modified: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
A woman who was struck by a vehicle on Route 20 South Monday evening remained in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.
Joanna Hunt, 36, of Buckhannon, tried to run across Route 20 in front of the Tractor Supply plaza and collided with a 2011 Kia Soul driven by Keisha Bennett, 24, of Buckhannon, according to the report

Man rescued from stream after wreck

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- One person was seriously injured after he lost control of his vehicle while driving home from an overnight shift Friday morning.
Ryan Johnson, 30, of Summersville, was traveling west on Main Street when he lost control of his 2015 Chevy Colorado around Skyway Motors, went airborne and dropped approximately 30 feet down into the stream, according to

Selbyville VFD to purchase pumper/tanker

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016

SELBYVILLE -- The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new truck, one the members have worked towards getting for the last five years.
Chief Clifton Shaw said the department has already put a $100,000 downpayment on a new Peterbuilt Chassis pumper/tanker and hopes to take delivery of the truck in October or November.

Community prayer service honors local, national law enforcement

Posted: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
BUCKHANNON -- Community members gathered in Jawbone Park Tuesday for a brief community prayer service for local law enforcement.
Mayor David McCauley said, "On behalf of our 130 municipal employees, city council and our nearly 6,000 citizens I thank you folks who organized this very timely event today and all of our participants.

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