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July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Morgan County Fair will celebrate 16 years of fun

All are welcome to participate in a day of fun and festivities at the annual Morgan County Fair, which will be held on Saturday, July 23, at Berkeley Springs High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Opinions

Time to dial it back

A West Virginia delegate has found himself in a sticky spot after he issued a social media message calling for the trial and public hanging of presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for treason for using private email se More...

Mutual understanding

A little animal understanding was the subject of this charming photo, taken by Debi Howerton Avey and submitted to the Morgan County Photo Contest. More...

Wish I’d said that

Citizens by birth or choice of a common country -- that country has a right to concentrate your affections. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

July 20, 2010 - Carte Goodwin became the nation’s youngest senator when he took the oath of office. Goodwin was appointed to fill Robert C. Byrd’s seat in the U.S. Senate following Byrd’s death. More...

IN THE WILD

Lyme disease A few weeks ago, our next door neighbor spent several days in the hospital. She felt sick as a dog, and had awful pain and swelling near her right ear and neck. The cause of her illness, however, was never determined. More...

Obituaries

Carol L. Santmier

1938-2016

Carol Louise Maconaughey Santmier, 77, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. More...

Ralph W. Fox, Sr.

1948-2016

Ralph Wayne Fox, Sr., 68, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born March 28, 1948 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late James Gallion and Orpha Mae Fox MacCumbee. More...

Sports

Chip Shots

Big 12 Media Days More...

Morgan County Little League All-Star Team

Morgan County Little League 7, 8, 9 Year Old All-Star Team, front row, left to right: Jalen Miller, Jaxon McClintock, Addison Carpenter, Wyatt Bartley and Kyle Moore. More...

School News

Summer camps at Wind Dance Farm

Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center’s summer camps for youth are full of activities and explorations revolving around the study of nature and the earth, archery, yoga, exploring stream More...

Incorrect date on school clothing allowance vouchers

Participating stores will accept vouchers More...

School supplies needed

The Morgan County Partnership is sponsoring a Community Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. in the Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

Burton sentenced for meth, driving on revoked license

A Warfordsburg man was sentenced recently in Morgan County Circuit Court for delivery of methamphetamines in April of this year and driving while his license was revoked for DUI. More...

Local farmers tackle haymaking season, say it’s “in the blood”

The whirring of tractors mowing fields and round hay bales dotting the landscape are part of the summer sights and sounds of haymaking time in Morgan County. More...

News

Correction

Due to an editing error, we incorrectly reported last week that West Virginia Fire Marshal George Harms had ruled the cause of the fire at the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company as undetermined-accidental. More...

Run for Robots 5K at the Morgan County Fair

The Run for Robots 5K and Pokemon Go will launch the Morgan County Fair on Saturday, July 23, 9 a.m. at Berkeley Springs High School. More...

Governor says flood-recovery website shows current supply, volunteer needs

With long-term flood-recovery efforts underway and community needs evolving, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin encourages West Virginians to go to www.WVFLOOD.com, West Virginia's primary source of information on flood recovery and volunteer efforts. More...

What's Happening

Caravan of Thieves brings jazz to Berkeley Springs

Driving gypsy jazz rhythms create the foundation for a theatrical experience when Caravan of Thieves takes the stage in Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park, Saturday, July 23, 5:30 p.m. More...

July

Thursday, July 21 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – S.S. More...

Youth Art Market & free entertainment in the park

The 8th Annual Youth Art Market and Entertainment in the Park, which is a part of the Morgan County Fair, will be held on Friday, July 22, 5:30 p.m. at Berkeley Springs State Park in downtown Berkeley Springs. More...

Police & Safety

Man accused of stealing, then wrecking car

Police arrested a Berkeley Springs man last week for grand larceny after he allegedly stole a Land Rover from a home in Berkeley Springs, then wrecked it a little more than a mile away. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: July 10 Arrest of James Robinson, 32, D.U.I. Alarm, Johnsons Mill Road, secure. Animal complaint, rabid raccoon, S. Laurel Avenue. More...

Burnt Mill Bridge closed

The West Virginia Division of Highways announced the closure of Burnt Mill Bridge on Burnt Mill Road (Morgan County Route 1/3). More...

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