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December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Frosty artwork

Warm Springs Intermediate School students had some cute snowman creations posted by their school cafeteria that helped get kids, staff and visitors into the swing of the season’s spirit. More...

Ward sentenced to 40-145 years for child sexual abuse

Adam R. Ward, 28, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced last Tuesday in Morgan County Circuit Court to what amounts to life in prison for sexually assaulting and abusing three minor males. More...

Opinions

Merry Christmas to you all

It’s happened again – we’ve made it to another annual Christmas issue of The Morgan Messenger. More...

Town decked out for Christmas

A bear wearing a Santa hat welcomes visitors to The Nature Niche. More...

Columns

Under the dome

GOP pulling together “balanced” agenda for 2015

It has been 83 years since the Republican Party in West Virginia has had a majority number of members in both houses of the state legislature. Sen. More...

Wish I’d said that

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? — Bob Hope (1903-2003). American entertainer. More...

IN THE WILD

Learning About Emerald Ash Borers

The experts say that when anticipating the arrival of emerald ash borers, you should watch for unusual woodpecker numbers in the vicinity, and for lots of woodpecker activity on the main trunks of ash trees. More...

Calendar

December

Thursday, December 25– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Christmas Day– The Morgan Messenger officeclosed– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– Starting Points Play Group, 1 More...

Police & Safety

Second person arrested in stabbing fight

Police have arrested the man stabbed by his girlfriend in a December 5 domestic incident in Great Cacapon, charging the man with domestic battery for his part in the fight. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: December 14 Alarm, N. Washington Street, Post Office, secure. Domestic dispute, Fairfax Street, verbal. 911 hang-up, Valley Road, secure. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: James Michael Waybright, 42, of Peter Yost Road, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to $480 in fines and costs for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. More...

School News

New sign alerts community to high school news

A new Berkeley Springs High School electronic sign was installed last month along U.S. 522 at the edge of the school campus to let the community know of school and athletics events and news. More...

Santa Shop & clothing swap held in Greenwood

Students at Greenwood Elementary had the chance to get Christmas gifts for their parents and other immediate family members in their household at the school’s annual Santa Shop on Friday, December 12. More...

Miller wins book set

Charity Miller of Berkeley Springs won a complete set of The Bible Story books from the Seventh-day Adventist booth from an Apple Butter Festival drawing. More...

Bailiff injured during courtroom escape

Morgan County bailiff A.C. More...

Bath Council updated on events and streets

The final Town of Bath meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 16 addressed holiday events and gave a small amount of insight into the coming year. More...

County schools fare well in state ratings

Berkeley Springs High School and Pleasant View Elementary achieved the highest West Virginia ranking of Success schools in the West Virginia Department of Education state school designations. More...

News

Literacy Tutor Training

Literacy Volunteers of The Eastern Panhandle (LVEP) will be conducting Basic Literacy Tutor Training on January 8, 6-9 p.m. and January 10, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at James Rumsey Adult Learning Center in Martinsburg. More...

DAR book drive

Ye Town of Bath Chapter of the DAR held a three month book drive. Over 647 books were collected and delivered to the Veteran’s Medical in Martinsburg last week. More...

Something special to carry

When you’re a little kid, there’s something special about having your own bag. One that belongs just to you. One that fits your small hand just right and holds some kind of treasure. More...

What's Happening

Santa makes a library stop

Santa Claus visited the Morgan County Public Library on Monday, December 22 just in time for story hour. Storytime participants visited with Mr. More...

New Chamber members

New Chamber of Commerce members were introduced at the Annual Christmas Party. Front row, left to right: Stephanie and Don Kibler of McKiblerbee's, Inc. More...

Cellos perform Christmas Eve

St. Mark's Episcopal Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. on December 24. The Cellos of Berkeley Springs will perform special music at 3:30 p.m. The church is located at 180 South Washington Street. More...

Obituaries

Veronica L. Capper

1943-2014

Veronica Lee Capper, 71, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born February 1, 1943 in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Stephen Jacob and Naomi Ann Michael Kungel. More...

Charles W. Palmer

1939-2014

Charles William “Bill” Palmer, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born January 16, 1939 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Dewey Barney and Effie Mae Beddow Palmer. More...

Edward L. Jackson, Sr.

1957-2014

Edward Lee “Old Man” Jackson, Sr., age 57, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home. More...

Sports

Clark, Haines and Holt named to Honorable Mention All-State

Berkeley Springs High School seniors Joe Clark and Levi Haines were recently named to the WV Class AA Honorable Mention All-State team. Junior Trevor Holt was also named as Special Honorable Mention as well. More...

Tribe wrestling win four matches at Musselman Duals

Fresh off their team championship in the Max Horz Duals, the Berkeley Springs Indians wrestling team traveled to Musselman for the Musselman Duals last Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20. More...

Boys basketball off to a slow start

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team is off to a slow start for the season. The Indians are currently 0-4 and those four losses have come against some solid competition. More...

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