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May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town shows off upgrades to Water Works

After almost a year of work, improvements to the Berkeley Springs Water Works on Fairfax Street were ready to shine to the public during an open house on Monday, May 18. More...

Early Deadline For May 27 Issue

The Morgan Messenger will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. In order to meet the deadline, we must ask that news items and advertisements for the May 27 issue be in by Friday, May 22. More...

Opinions

The steadfast message of Decoration Day

Memorial Day – next Monday — is the modern version of a holiday born of the Civil War in which people visited and decorated the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that war. More...

At another parade

Parade season will begin this weekend. Here is a file photo from a Berkeley Springs parade from many years back. More...

Wish I’d said that

I will tell each person what I have told others in the past – that exactly who the men on the hill are is not as important as the fact that they are there. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

AWater Witch

My Dad could pinpoint the location of a stream of underground water. That means he was a water witch. He was not just good at it – he was the best! More...

Obituaries

James L. Glenn

1984-2015

James Louis Glenn, age 31, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., formerly of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at his home. More...

Joseph N. Brant

1932-2015

Joseph Norman Brant, age 83, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs. Born January 21, 1932 in Everson, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry Wilbur, Sr. and Ida Fern Tannehill Brant. More...

Delbert H. Bittner

1919-2015

Delbert Harrison Bittner, 95, of Great Cacapon, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg. Born October 3, 1919, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late Robert George and Hazel Cora Lancaster Bittner. More...

Jury finds Sheeder guilty in police chase

After just half an hour of deliberation on Wednesday, May 13, a Morgan County jury found Casey Sheeder, 22, of Warfordsburg, Pa. guilty of four crimes related to a high-speed chase in December 2014. More...

Public helped find suspect in police cruiser theft

The man who took area police on a wide search last Tuesday following his theft of a West Virginia State Police cruiser was actively wanted in Virginia for violating probation in another case where he fled from police. More...

Shops reopen on Fairfax, Fire Marshal releases fire site

Several shops damaged in the April 27 fire on Fairfax Street have reopened in the last week. See story, page 10. More...

News

Correction

Morgan County School Treasurer Ann Bell’s first name and title were inadvertently omitted from last week’s article, “School budget for 2016 Fiscal Year is approved.” More...

Help Read Aloud receive $25,000

Read Aloud West Virginia has been selected by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) as a top 200 cause in the nation in the 2015 State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program. More...

Potomac River advocates buy White Horse Mtn. for public area

Potomac Conservancy purchased White Horse Mountain in Hampshire County last Thursday, May 14. More...

Letters

Worth the wait

Dear Editor: More...

Focus on gifts, not faults

Dear Editor: The Town of Bath, Berkeley Springs a wonderful community of great, creative and engaged people who live in a special place of awesome natural beauty, a quaint small town atmosphere, the country’s oldest healing mineral water spas a More...

What's Happening

“The Last Days of the War” Civil War Symposium June 6

As the days of the Southern Confederacy grew numbered, Rebel fighters scattered throughout the Potomac Highlands kept up their struggle against Union forces guarding the B&O. More...

Studio Tour May 23 & 24

The upcoming Berkeley Springs Studio Tour takes place on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. More...

Circus in Hancock May 26

Hancock Fire Company, Inc. will host the Kelly Miller Circus on Tuesday, May 26. Everyone is welcome to watch the animals being unloaded and fed and the raising of the big top. More...

Sports

Bridgeport up next for the Lady Indians

The Keyser Lady Golden Tornado came to town last Thursday, May 14 in hopes of upsetting the hot hitting Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians in the Class AA Region II semifinals. More...

Reed’s four Regional Championships power Lady Indians to second place

At the Class AA Region II Track & Field Championships Berkeley Springs senior Kinsey Reed dominated the field in the distance events on Thursday, May 14. More...

Chip Shots

New Basketball faces

Attrition has been a big issue following the last several basketball seasons at West Virginia University. Players have been leaving in head scratching circumstances. More...

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