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October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local woman killed in crash

Police in Frederick County, Va. have reported that Rita Gray, 77, of Berkeley Springs, died when her car was struck by a tractor trailer along U.S. 522 in Virginia, last Thursday, October 16. More...

Opinions

Still for a moment

Amanda Miller submitted this up-close deer photo to the 2014 Morgan County Photo Contest. More...

Focus on real risks

The American public’s concern about Ebola risks are understandable, as it’s a scary and very deadly disease. Wisely, more public education is being pushed onto Main Street to alleviate unfounded fears and put the virus into perspective. More...

Meet the Candidates this Sunday

The Morgan Messenger and American Legion Post 60 will co-host a Meet the Candidates forum this Sunday, October 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion in Berkeley Springs. More...

Columns

Wish I’d said that

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. –Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)32nd American President. More...

Reading the Messenger

That’s Istanbul (not Constantinople)

Ed and Donna Bender of Purplefinch Lane in Cacapon South held up a copy of The Morgan Messenger in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on September 24. More...

Round The Town

—MAN SAID: Remember – half of the people you know are below average. —OLD LORE: St. Luke’s Little Summer is an earlier name for Indian Summer, that warm spell in late October and early November. More...

Calendar

October

Thursday, October 23– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– Starting Points Play Group, 1p.m.– Past Matrons, Past Patrons– AA, St. More...

Obituaries

Ray J. Fishel, Jr.

1959-2014

Ray J. Fishel, Jr., 55, of Paw Paw, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born June 9, 1959 in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Ray J. and Ruby M. Miller Fishel. More...

Rita V. Gray

1936-2014

Rita Virginia Gray, age 77, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Born November 1, 1936 in Helen, Md., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Leroy and Margaret Fuller Abell. More...

Gary W. Spriggs

1956-2014

Gary Wayne Spriggs, 58, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Jefferson Medical Center. Born May 19, 1956 in Berkeley Springs, he is the son of Wayne Spriggs, York, Pa. and Janet Busey Kave, Berkeley Springs. More...

School News

Come Cheer & Dance with Us

The Berkeley Springs High School Cheer Team will again be holding a “Come Cheer and Dance with Us” at the Friday, October 31 home football game against Northern Garrett. More...

Student volunteers can apply for award program

West Virginia students in grades 5-12 who have been involved in volunteer community service can apply for the 20th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. More...

Clerk records first same-sex marriage in Morgan County

“I feel like what we have… is validated.”

John Webster and Kim Potter have been partners for 28 years and have lived in Morgan County for most of that time. Last Wednesday, October 15, they became the first gay couple to legally marry in Morgan County. More...

County seeking full-time emergency services director

The renovation of The Pines Opportunity Center needs a full-time Project Manager, the Morgan County Commissioners decided last Thursday. The challenge is to find a project manager that would work two jobs for the county. More...

Despite low risk, local health officials preparing for Ebola

Area hospitals, health care facilities and physicians have increased their readiness for possible cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever after the death of an Ebola patient in Dallas and the hospitalization of two nurses that cared for him before his death More...

News

Early voting begins today

West Virginia voters can begin casting their ballots in the November general election today, October 22 as early voting kicks off. More...

Still no signs of seasonal flu or Enterovirus D-68 in area

Area health officials said there still are no signs of seasonal influenza or the respiratory virus Enterovirus D-68 so far locally. War Memorial Hospital has not had any confirmed cases of flu or Enterovirus D-68. More...

Benefit concert

The New Earth Granary will sponsor a benefit concert on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. to help with medical expenses for Johnny Robinson. The concert will be open to those of all ages who wish to participate and sign up in advance. More...

Letters

Turning backs on God

Dear Editor: More...

On minimum wage

Dear Editor: An increase in the minimum wage would alleviate poverty, save hundreds of millions of dollars each year in payments in social welfare programs like food stamps, and lead to an improvement in public health. More...

Where’s the money?

Dear Editor: You can always tell when it’s an election year. All of the incumbents start taking credit for everything under the sun; even things that haven’t happened yet. More...

What's Happening

Theatre department presents “Game of Tiaras” this weekend

The Berkeley Springs High School Theatre Department presents “Game of Tiaras” by Don Zolidis. More...

Pumpkin Palooooza

The Morgan County Chapter of Relay for Life will hold their 1st Annual "Pumpkin Palooooza” on Saturday, October 25 featuring pumpkin carving and painting competition for all ages. More...

Holiday Helpers 2014 Toys for Tots registration

Applications must be completed in person and must have WV identification for person applying, Social Security card for everyone in the home, birth certificate for children requesting gifts and one of the following: SNAP (food stamp) benefit letter or More...

Police & Safety

Man arrested in Paw Paw stabbing

Police arrested a Paw Paw man on Sunday, October 12 following a stabbing incident on Jackson Street in the Town of Paw Paw. Tony Russell Kesler, 70, of McCool Avenue, Paw Paw was charged with malicious wounding, a felony. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: October 12 Arrest of James Michael Waybright, 42, for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and obstructing. Arrest of Garrett F. More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

Lady Indians Cross Country Team dominates PVC Championships

In a show of pure running dominance, the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians captured the 2014 Potomac Valley Conference Cross Country Championship last Tuesday, October 14 at Canaan Valley. More...

Lady Indians soccer blank Keyser 6-0

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Soccer Team found the perfect gift for the senior members of their squad on senior night. More...

Missed opportunities doom Indians

Missed opportunities doomed the Berkeley Springs High School Indians last Friday, October 17 in a 25-14 loss to the Clear Spring Blazers. With the loss the Tribe falls to 2-6 on the season. More...

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