News & Events

The latest community news and details about a few upcoming events!  See our "Calendar" page for all events.
Forecast is calling for sunny skies for Easter Sunday with a high near 74 and a low around 39 tonight.  Mostly sunny skies on Monday with a high near 77.  See current conditions and latest forecast on our "Weather" page which also includes area webcam images.    Current Weather

Whether you live far or near, the Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club, which meets next Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center, would like to invite you to become a "Friend of the Club", which is free and puts you on their email list to receive the club's monthly newsletter that is packed with pictures from our area that will surely bring back some fond memories.  About 400 people from 24 states and seven countries have already become "Friends of the Club" and you can too by just sending an email to Al Tucker at

Brooks Hill Community Spring Social
Bring the family out and meet up with your friends on Friday, May 2nd at 7 pm for the Brooks Hill Community Spring Social!  Great food, old fashion cake walks, an auction, and lots of family friendly fun.  On Saturday, May 3rd at 1 pm, come out to Brooks Hill and enjoy some great Bluegrass and Gospel music by Soldiers of the Cross!

Ramp Benefit Dinner
The Upshur County Public Library's Ramp Benefit Dinner will be held on Friday, May 2nd from 5 to 8 pm.  See details below and get your tickets soon!!

Fire Department's Prize Bash
The Buckhannon Fire Department's Prize Bash will be held on Saturday, May 17th at 5 pm!  See details below and get your tickets soon!!

  Elect Michael Cowger

Career Opportunities in Buckhannon

Check out the latest career opportunities posted on
our "Employment" page from St. Joseph's Hospital!

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 21st

   Choral Society Welcomes New Singers at Concert Rehearsals
      7 to 8:30 pm, Every Monday at Chapel Hill UMC
       If you like to sing, the Buckhannon Choral Society would like to invite you to join them during rehearsals on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm, which started March 31st, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church for their next concert on Sunday, June 8th!  No formal audition, but you must prove you have singing experience.  For more information, contact Kathy at 304-439-1433 or email

Tuesday, April 22nd

   Citizens Firefighter Academy
      6 to 9 pm, Adrian Fire Department
The Upshur County Firefighter's Association, in conjuction with the WV University Fire Service Extension, is providing anyone interested an opportunity to learn how our fire departments operate and what it takes to fight fires during the "Citizens Firefighter Academy"!  Classes are held on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 pm at different locations and the next class will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Adrian Volunteer Fire Department on Rt. 20 where you'll learn about fire death investigation & thermal injuries.  View & Print Schedule.  You'll also find details and pictures of recent classes on Facebook!

   Upshur County Farm-City Dinner
      6:30 pm, Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
       A public forum for all Upshur County Candidates to debate the issues presented by the public attending has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd.  More details to be posted soon.

Thursday, April 24th

   Upshur County Commission Meeting
      9 am on the 3rd floor, Courthouse Annex

The Upshur County Commissioners meet every Thursday at 9 am, except during holidays, on the third floor of the Courthouse Annex and the public is welcome to attend.

Watch for the agenda of this meeting to be posted once released by the County Administrator.

   Create Buckhannon
      Every Thursday at Noon, 2nd Floor, C.J. Maggies
Create Buckhannon volunteers will be working over the next few weeks to finalize plans for this year's "Festival Fridays", a community gathering with live music, food, and crafts, which will be held from May 30th to September 12th, 2014.  Visit for details.

   Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club
      6:30 pm, Senior Center
       For anyone interested in photography, don't miss Mike Kirk's presentation on "HDR Photography" at the next Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club's monthly meeting on Thursday, April 24th, at 6:30 pm.  View Latest Newsletter for details & great pictures

The Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club normally meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the Upshur County Senior Center and anyone with an interested in photography is welcome to attend.  For additional details, visit our website at and check us out on Facebook.

Friday, May 2nd

   Library Benefit Ramp Dinner
      5 to 8 pm at the Upshur County Public Library
       Come enjoy a culinary extravaganza prepared by the 88 Restaurant on Friday, May 2nd for the 20th Annual Upshur County Public Library Benefit Dinner from 5 to 8 pm.  This year's menu includes stir friend ramps, ramp chowder, ramp quiche, mixed greens with bacon/ramp vinaigrette dressing, tavern ham, red roasted potatoes, corn bread and dinner rolls, apple dumplings and peach-blueberry cobbler.  Tickets are $18 each and need to be purchased before April 29th by calling 304-473-4219, Ext. 14.  All proceeds will benefit the Upshur County Public Library.

   Brooks Hill Community Spring Social
      7 pm at Brooks Hill Community Center
       Bring the family and meet up with your friends at the Brooks Hill Community Center for some good food, old fashion cake walks, an auction, and lots of family friendly fun!

Saturday, May 3rd

   Brooks Hill Community Spring Social
      1 pm at Brooks Hill Community Center
Invite your friends, grab your lawn chairs, and bring the family to the Brooks Hill Community Center for some great Bluegrass and Gospel music on their new stage by "The Soldiers of the Cross".

Plenty of good food in the Community Center, old fashion cake walks, and as always, lots of family friendly fun!

Wednesday, May 7th

   Southern Upshur Business Association (SUBA) Meeting
      7 pm at the Banks District
      Volunteer Fire Department in Rock Cave
       SUBA Members meet the first Wednesday of each month and meetings are always open to the public which feature guest speakers, as well as discussions of various community activities and improvement projects.

Program details for this meeting will be posted soon

Monday, May 12th

   Upshur County Parks and Recreation Board Meeting
      6 pm, County Commission Chambers, Courthouse
       The Upshur County Parks and Recreation Board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6 pm in the County Commission Chambers on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse Annex and they always welcome the public to stop by with new ideas and suggestions.

Tuesday, May 13th

   Election Day

Saturday, May 17th

   Buckhannon Fire Department Prize Bash
      5 pm until all prizes are gone!
       You could win one of 16 guns, the Grand Prize of $1,000, and one of several other great prizes like an overnight stay at the Canaan Valley Resort!  Tickets are only $30 each which gives you 3 chances to win per ticket.  Guns include a Ruger 10/22, Wyndom Weaponry AR15, Reminton 870, Mossburg 12 gauge, Rossi - Trifecta 20 gauge, and Savage Axis with scope just to name a few.  Other prizes include 32" flat screen TV, Winchester gun safe, I-Pad Mini, Cannon Gun Safe, and a HP Laptop.  Prizes will include several tools too, so stop by the Buckhannon Fire Department and purchase your tickets to help support the Buckhannon Fire Department during their 4th Annual Prize Bash that will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 5 pm until all of the prizes are given away.

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