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April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ward to be sentenced in June for child sexual abuse conviction

The Berkeley Springs man indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury on more than three dozen counts of sexual abuse and assault of several minors pled guilty to 17 of those counts and will be sentenced for his crimes in June. More...

Opinions

Who are these kids?

Another mysterious photo from our archives. We think a few of these kids look familiar, and hope you can settle the score. More...

Return the favor

Talking with local firefighters last week after the rash of outdoor fires, we were struck again by the demands of the job they choose to do for no pay whatsoever. Many of Morgan County fire responders have been volunteers for decades. More...

Letters

More than a nip

Dear Editor: Upon reading the article about vicious dog rules in The Morgan Messenger of March 26, I was astonished by the trivialization displayed, particularly the phrase “nipped on the heels” referring to my case. More...

Focus on owners

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Senior Center cook is hero

Dear Editor: CNN is now recruiting for the Hero of the Year program. Well, my hero is Candee Sears, the nutrionist for the Morgan County Senior Center lunch and homebound meals program. More...

What's Happening

Redbud Weekend April 18-20

Morgan County landscapes will soon be full of Redbud blossoms. Redbud Weekend will be celebrated Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20 in Morgan County. More...

Cacapon State Park activities

Saturday, April 19 9-10 a.m. - Live Animal Meet and Greet: Meet at the Nature Center to meet a live rabbit and learn about these furry hoppers. 10:45-11:15 a.m. - Decorative Egg Craft: Meet at the Nature Center to create an egg craft. More...

Eidolon hike

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a general nature hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County on Sunday, April 20. The hike is part of this year's Morgan County Redbud Festival. It will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: April 6 Burglary, Orleans Road. Alarm, Claremont Court, secure. Domestic dispute, Winchester Grade Road, verbal. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Kevin Wayne Fultz, 25, of Romney, was sentenced to three months in jail and $665 in costs and fees for petit larceny. Jail time was suspended for one year probation. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

School News

Honor Roll

Pleasant View Third nine weeks

A Honor Roll Third grade: Justice Beers, Haven Golliday, Aubrey Lackey and Matthew Leasure. Fourth grade: Katie Beresic, Ally Morris, Trevor Osborn and Ethan Sensel. A-B Honor Roll More...

Yost retiring after 26 years in schools

Morgan County Schools Maintenance Supervisor Alston Yost will be retiring on June 30 after 26 years of service to the school system. More...

Widmyer first in state to use DreamBox program to boost math skills

Teachers at Widmyer Elementary said their K-2 students are having a blast learning math concepts through their adventures with the new DreamBox Learning Math software program. More...

Four fires draw quad state responders to county

Four outdoor fires flared up across Morgan County late last week, drawing response from all four of the county’s fire companies and assistance from firefighters around the region. More...

Still time to register

Morgan County citizens who are eligible to vote have until Tuesday, April 22 to register to vote in the May 13 primary. More...

Mine wall slide at U.S. Silica

In response to recent rumors of a mine wall collapse at U.S. Silica, company spokesperson Mike Lawson reported that there was a small slide in mid-March on one of the four areas U.S. Silica mines for material. More...

Local man’s postcard collection captures history of the area

Postcard collection tells a story of the past

Looking at Berkeley Springs resident Gene Miller’s postcard collection is like entering a time portal to the first half of the 20th Century. More...

News

Community Volunteer Day honorees

Morgan County's Community Volunteer Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 26, with the 29th annual awards brunch. More...

Free skin cancer screening

Skin cancer is the most common cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, more than one million cases of skin cancers are diagnosed each year. More...

Griffiths’ voice recital

Rhiannon Griffiths, soprano, will present a voice recital on Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. The free concert will be held in the Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church. More...

Columns

Under the dome

New laws create felonies for crimes against children

One out of every ten children will be a sexual abuse victim by their 18th birthday, according to Emily Chittenden-Laird, executive director of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network. More...

Wish I’d said that

It cannot be said that nude sunbathing on a beach is a form of expression likely to be understood by the viewer as an attempt to convey a particular point of view. If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

GREENWOOD

and vicinity...

The Morgan Charge Easter Services will be held at Greenwood Church this year. A Tennabrae Good Friday service will be April 18 at 7 p.m. Easter Sunrise Service will be 7 a.m. Sunday, April 20 with a special reenactment by Cheryl Hoover. More...

Calendar

April

Thursday, April 17– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– S.S. More...

Obituaries

Raymond C. Clark

Raymond C. “RC” Clark, 81, of Chesapeake, Va., died Saturday, April 12, 2014. Born in Berkeley Springs, he was retired from the U.S. Navy and was a member of V.F.W. Post 392. More...

Helen J. Crabbe

1917-2014

Helen Jane Mesner Crabbe, age 96, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Aberdeen, N.C., died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. More...

Sports

Lady Indians shine on the diamond

If Wednesday’s double header with Petersburg was an indicator of what it will take to win a sectional title the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians softball team is headed in the right direction. More...

Baseball Team splits with Petersburg

This past Saturday the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team hosted the Petersburg Vikings in a key early season sectional match up. More...

Track teams third at Keyser meet

The Berkeley Springs High School Track and Field teams headed to Keyser for a five team meet last Thursday, April 10. More...

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