Local News

Blue & Gray group set to finalize plans

PHILIPPI — The Blue & Gray Reunion Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers of the Philippi City Hall. Chairperson Ed Larry said the committee will be finalizing plans for the 29th annual Blue & Gray Reunion, scheduled to take place in downtown Philippi May 31 to ...

Philippi preparing for Friday Art Stroll

PHILIPPI — Visual artists, movement artists, musical artists, potters and other local and regional artists will fill many of Philippi’s business and organizational facilities for the annual Philippi Main Street Art Stroll. The event is scheduled to take place from 5 to 8 p.m. ...

Street Fair coming June 9 in Weston

WESTON — Members of the Weston Fairs and Festivals Committee, organizers of the Weston Antique Market and Street Fair, have scheduled the annual event for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 in downtown Weston. It will be the culmination event for the annual Weston’s Amazing Week. Vendor ...

Woodly the Elf

ELKINS — Students at Jennings Randolph Elementary School celebrated with cheers and applause when one of their classmates was named as the Woodly the Elf mascot for the 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival. Adam Ayers, a 10-year-old fourth-grade student at JRES, was selected to serve Maid ...

Lunsford-Conaway trial to begin

WESTON — Opening statements are set to begin Monday morning in the trial of Lena Marie Lunsford-Conaway, who is accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter, Aliayah, six years ago. A 12-person jury was set for the trial Friday. The jury includes 10 women and two men, with two female ...

Wellness Complex plans move forward

BUCKHANNON — After discussing future development plans for the Wellness Complex property, the Upshur County Commission agreed to fund a model to be created on the land. Shawn Tucker, of the Upshur County Youth Soccer Association, Inc, presented the commission with a conceptual drawing as a ...

After-school program to offer new gardening club

BUCKHANNON — Children involved in the Stockert Youth and Community Center’s after-school program will soon learn the importance of gardening and harvesting home-grown fruits and vegetables. Through the after school program, participants have options on what activities they should do that ...

Parsons man charged after traffic pursuit

ELKINS — A Tucker County man is behind bars and accused of attempting to run over an officer and leading police on a pursuit. Dustin Bruce Moran, 31, of Parsons, is charged with one felony count of fleeing with reckless indifference, one felony count of terroristic threats and one felony ...

Japanese Culture

BUCKHANNON — A new group at the Upshur County Public Library is sharing lively discussions on popular anime series and Japanese culture. Jon Benjamin created the library’s Anime Club three months ago, after approaching the library’s interim director, Paul Norko. Meeting at 6 p.m. ...

Blue & Gold Day

ELKINS — Two Elkins residents who have gone on to do great things at West Virginia University returned to their old stomping grounds Thursday to visit with students and the community. Trevor Kiess was named as the 65th WVU Mountaineer mascot on Feb. 24, and April Kesling is serving in ...

Elkins eyes city manager position

ELKINS — Members of Elkins City Council’s Rules and Ordinances Committee discussed the potential benefits of having a city manager during their meeting Thursday. City Attorney Geraldine Roberts provided committee members with a document that explained the five types of government cities ...

Fire crews respond to brush fires

BUCKHANNON — With the gusty winds and warm temperatures, multiple fire departments in Upshur County stayed busy responding to brush fires Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Thursday morning for several counties in the state, including Upshur and ...

Call prompts lockdown at Elkins Middle

ELKINS — Elkins Middle School operated on a precautionary lockdown throughout the day Wednesday. Randolph County Superintendent of Schools Gabriel “Gabe” Devono said around 9 a.m. the school called a “code yellow,” meaning the school would be on a “precautionary lockdown.” ...

EHS Lady Tigers stumble against North Marion

FARMINGTON — Freshman Baylee Shiflett recorded the lone hit for the Lady Tigers Wednesday, as Elkins fell to North Marion, 10-0, in five innings of softball action. “Obviously, the game didn’t go very well,” EHS coach Sona Delawder said. “I’m not sure what happened. The girls’ ...

Upshur BOE reviews school safety plans

TALLMANSVILLE — With school safety a concern throughout the nation, the Upshur County Board of Education addressed the county’s crisis and emergency response effort. During the Tuesday evening meeting, the board went into a lengthy executive session with Jodie Akers, director of student ...

Candidates gather for Harman event

HARMAN — Candidates running for political office in the upcoming May 8 primary election met in Harman this week to speak before voters. The event was sponsored by the Randolph County Democratic Executive Committee and took place at the Harman Fire Hall Tuesday evening. Mike Taylor, ...

Two face charges in alleged thefts

BUCKHANNON — On Monday at around 5:30 p.m., two individuals were arrested for allegedly stealing items from the Buckhannon Walmart and Lowe’s stores, officials with the Buckhannon Police Department said. Buckhannon Police Chief Matthew Gregory said Derek Anthony White was charged in the ...