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12:12 PM Tuesday, September 17, 2019
For years, Buckhannonites have complained that “there is nothing to do around here.”  Many have added that “there is nothing to do around here… except go to bars and churches.” Well, the old adage simply doesn’t hold up any longer. Spring is just around the next bend in the road, but even while it’s still cold and dreary, there is no lack of “things to do” in Buckhannon and the...
Helvetia’s annual Fasnacht celebration is Saturday, March 2.  Events begin at 10:00 am and conclude at 1:00 am on March 3 with the burning of an effigy of “Old Man Winter.” Fasnachts (doughnuts)Photo Credit: Darius Dzinnik©123RF.com A Swiss celebration, Fasnacht is celebrated in Switzerland and across Europe and is rooted in elaborate costumes, parades, music, and revelry to bid winter goodbye and welcome spring.  The derivation of the...
By now, most people, even in rural West Virginia, have heard of the global online hosting and lodging marketplace called Airbnb. But, did you know that there are nearly 30 Airbnb hosts in Buckhannon and the surrounding area? There are Airbnb locations in Upshur County from Main Street to French Creek and from Hodgesville to Tallmansville.  Listings ranging from upscale apartments in downtown Buckhannnon to single rooms and entire homes. There are...
Last year West Virginia's cannabis community saw cannabis legislation bricked at the very end of the session. The bills HB 4345 and SB 386 both became nothing more than a car on cinder blocks. Since then, the cannabis community has organized and worked hard in the months...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "Appalachia North: A Memoir" (West Virginia University Press), by Matthew Ferrence. Since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and the publication of J. D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" that same year, Appalachia has returned to the...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia attorney general's office is sponsoring a contest among schoolchildren to promote awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says in a news release the "Kids Kick Opioids" contest in its third year...

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