Upshur County

CBS News Correspondent Weijia Jiang Reflects On Growing Up In West Virginia, Being An 'Other'

Weijia Jiang was born in China but immigrated to Buckhannon in Upshur County when she was a child. Today, she is the White House Correspondent for CBS News in Washington, D.C.

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Four W.Va. Counties Receive Federal Dollars To Boost School Safety Measures

More than $800,000 has been awarded to four county school boards in West Virginia to help with school safety needs. Grant, Pocahontas, Upshur and Marshall…

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January 2, 2006: Sago Mine Explosion Kills 12 Miners

An explosion at the Sago mine in Upshur County killed 12 men on January 2, 2006. The initial methane blast at 6:30 a.m. killed one worker. Twelve men sought refuge from the carbon monoxide fumes, but 11 men were dead by the time rescuers reached them 41 hours later.

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June 16, 1900: Naturalist Maurice Brooks Born in Upshur County

West Virginia’s greatest naturalist, Maurice Brooks, was born at French Creek in Upshur County on June 16, 1900. The Brooks family name is synonymous with…

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