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July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DEP: Soil test from Silica spill site clean

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Tuesday morning that soil tests from the site of a May 13 chemical leak at U.S. Silica have come back showing no sign of hazardous materials. More...

Opinions

When the post office was on this corner

Local postcard collector Gene Miller shared his most recent finds with us, including this card showing the early days of the building where The Morgan Messenger office is now. More...

Turn properties into a plus

The County Commissioners’ decision Monday to shut down two entrances to the Community Services building on Green Street for safety reasons was a good one, despite the trouble it caused for tenants of the aging building. More...

Letters

Get involved

Dear Editor: More...

More helpers named

Dear Editor: Recently a full page ad was printed in order to thank all of those who so willingly have given to the Backpack Program in Morgan County, and the list is impressive. More...

What's Happening

New Orleans sound comes to concert series in the park

The lively sounds of Louisiana's Cajun, zydeco and blues with a touch of roots rock, Americana and ska all fuse together this Saturday, July 19, when The Crawdaddies play for Morgan Arts Council&rsqu More...

July public star parties and camp

Morgan County Observatory will be having a public star party Friday, July 18 and Friday, July 25, 9-11 p.m. More...

Farm Bureau membership picnic

The Morgan County Farm Bureau will hold its annual membership picnic on Saturday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Pious Ridge Road. 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: July 6 Assisted CSX Police with ATV violations. Arrest of Jason W. More...

Warning signs on their way for boaters on Cacapon

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) told The Morgan Messenger on Monday, July 14 that the agency will soon post signs to warn boaters on the Cacapon River about the presence of the Powerhouse Dam. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Honor Roll

Greenwood Elementary Fourth nine weeks

“A” honor roll Third grade - Cassie Baker, Lydia Fincham, Hunter Hovermale, Tess Shepherd and Makenna Wink. Fourth grade - Angela Ferguson, Haden Fincham, Samantha Mullen, Sara Veara and Wesley Wagner. Fifth grade - Alyssa Wagner. More...

President’s List

FAIRMONT STATE

The President’s List recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction for the spring 2014 semester. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List. More...

Dean’s List

FAIRMONT STATE

A total of 1,044 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2014 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes high-achieving students for their academic distinction. More...

Power back on after severe wind storm topples trees across county

Several hundred people in spots across Morgan County limped along without electricity last week following a severe but brief wind storm that downed scores of trees and major limbs in a matter of minutes. More...

Court hearing set for former Bath police chief

An embezzlement accusation against former Town of Bath Police Chief Craig Pearrell that led to a West Virginia State Police investigation will continue in a misdemeanor hearing on the charges against Pearrell in Morgan County Circuit Court next Tuesd More...

Making hay

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News

Energy Express Day in the Park

Energy Express sponsored a Day in the Park with 160 people of all ages attending. The day was filled with facemasks depicting Where the Wild Things Are. More...

A wild book appears!

Featuring stark, hand-colored scenes of lush vegetation and hidden animals paired with original poetry, the new book There’s Something Wild in There promises to be a challenging collection of poems for all ages. More...

Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs hosts “moral rehabilitation” summit on justice

As part of Gov. More...

Columns

Wish I’d said that

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. – Groucho Marx (1890-1977),American actor, comic. If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

IN THE WILD

In Defense of Pocket Knives More...

Round The Town

—A TWIST ON ZEN: Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everybody else. —It’s a good time to prune trees that bleed, like maple, birch and elm. More...

Obituaries

Edith D. Weigle

1923-2014

Edith Demarious Weigle, 91, of Hedgesville, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Heartland of Martinsburg. Born March 20, 1923 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Michael E. and Carrie D. (Fox) Potter. More...

Shirley V. Crabtree

1941-2014

Shirley Virginia Crabtree, 73, of Berkeley Springs and Port Orange, Fla., died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. More...

Cecil L. Whittington

1932-2014

Cecil Leroy Whittington, 81, of Charles Town, formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Willow Tree Manor of Charles Town. More...

Sports

Parks & Recreation to take bare-bones approach

Morgan County’s Parks & Recreation board maintains the county’s main sports parks, and hosts several leagues and camps for area residents. But for the coming year, those parks and facilities won’t see much of a facelift. More...

Morgan County All-Star team advance to state tournament

The Morgan County All- Star 11-12 year old team advanced to the state Little League tournament after rolling past Grant County 11-8 in the runner-up game of the District 6 tournament on July 7. More...

Inside The Huddle with Tony Caridi

The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle and the Eastern Panhandle WVU Alumni Chapter and Mountaineer Fan Club will host the fifth annual Inside The Huddle with Tony Caridi on Wednesday, July 23 at the Holiday Inn, Martinsburg. More...

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