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May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Election canvass finalizes results

The Morgan County Commission oversaw the canvass of the May 10 primary election last week by the Morgan County Clerk’s office. More...

Home Rule off the table for Bath

Town of Bath officials have said they won’t consider seeking Home Rule powers from the state this year, as the openings in the program for towns the size of Bath have all been filled. More...

Opinions

#Gradsrock

It’s a silly practice to give advice to young people graduating from high school, as so many of our local teens are doing this week. More...

Special session, but no budget

At The Capitol

Legislators ended the first week of a special session last week without a plan to close a $270 million funding gap in the 2016-17 state budget, but with assurances that both the House and Senate Finance committees unveiled their budget plans when the More...

Picking the prizes

Another mystery surfaced from our news photo files. More...

What's Happening

A century of graduates

Berkeley Springs resident Van Pell uncovered an interesting family milestone recently. His daughter, Chelsea Pell, will graduate this week as part of Berkeley Springs High School’s Class of 2016. More...

May

Thursday, May 26 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog CafĂ© – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – Past Matrons, Past Patrons – AA, St. More...

Stonebraker receives Annual Daisy Award

War Memorial Hospital held its 4th Annual Daisy Award Presentation on Monday, May 9. More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs High School Track Teams finish in 6th & 9th place at states

Berkeley Springs High School Track Teams did not set any records last week in Charleston at the State Track & Field competition at Laidley Field on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, but had some solid performances and both teams finished in the More...

Chip Shots

More expansion stuff A couple weeks ago I discussed a few thoughts on expansion by the Big 12 Athletic Conference. I had spent much of that day in a car listening to sports talk radio and Big 12 expansion was a topic on at least two programs. More...

Indian runners got ticket to states with Region II fourth-place finish

The Berkeley Springs High School track teams earned several spots in state competition last week with their fourth-place finish at the Region II AA track meet on Friday, May 13 at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. More...

School board discusses future use of Greenwood Elementary building

The Morgan County School Board held its first preliminary discussion about the future use of Greenwood Elementary during a recent board meeting. The school in southern Morgan County officially closes as a public school after June 7. More...

New gun carry laws now in place

West Virginia’s long-standing law requiring a gun owner to seek training and secure a permit before carrying a concealed handgun was dropped from the law books yesterday, May 24. More...

Renovation making new home for Health Dept. at old hospital

Looking up at the ceiling of The Pines is a view into the history of electrical, plumbing and telephone technology. More...

News

News, senior organizations to host W.Va. gubernatorial debate October 4

Three statewide non-partisan organizations hope to provide voters across the Mountain State an opportunity to learn where the state’s major gubernatorial candidates stand – in their own words – on the issues prior to the November 20 More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301 More...

Senate funding bills include West Virginia agencies, efforts

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Letters

Need for road upgrades

Dear Editor: As Morgan County struggles to increase jobs and promote managed growth of our community, we truly need more assistance in this vital area from our state government. Case in point, are our local county roads. More...

Obituaries

Viola M. Young

1927-2016

Viola Marguerite Young, 89, of Ocala, Fla. and formerly of Berkeley Springs and Gaithersburg, Md. died on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Legacy House in Ocala. More...

Gay J. Wooldridge

1941-2016

Gay Joyce (Hewett) Wooldridge passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Williamsburg, Va. Her loving husband of 52 years, Bob Wooldridge, was at her side. More...

Carol L. Phillips

Carol Lynn Phillips, 58, of Sharon, Pa., died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Sharon Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Joseph R. Eichelberger and Betty Lawyer Hecker. She is survived by one brother, Steve Eichelberger, Lakeland, Fla. More...

Police & Safety

Hancock woman murdered in home Friday, police issue warrants for two suspects

Police are still searching for two people they believe murdered a Hancock woman in her home on Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday night, May 20. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

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Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: May 15 Alarm, Woodmont Drive, secure. Domestic dispute, Sir Johns Run, verbal. Alarm, Good Times Drive, secure. Child custody dispute, S. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public. Morgan County Government More...

School News

Pre-kindergarten contract okayed, Pleasant View pre-K site discussed

The Morgan County School Board approved its pre-kindergarten collaborative contract with RESA 8 Head Start and the pre-kindergarten collaborative calendar for the 2016- 2017 school year at their May 17 meeting. More...

Summer Career Academy

James Rumsey Technical Institute will be holding a free Summer Career Academy for ninth and 10th graders on June 14 through 16 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students can explore career opportunities in various career and college prep programs. More...

Student Council gives back to community

The Berkeley Springs High School Student Council has had an active and involved school year with Homecoming Week and community service activities. More...

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