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December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

CNB Bank customers hit holiday shopping glitch with freeze on debit card use

Customers of CNB Bank, Inc. who used their bankissued debit cards in Virginia got a shock at the checkout counter when they tried to use the card last week. More...

A spirited parade

Adorned with a festive bow, this classic vehicle harkens back to an old fashioned Christmas. More photos on page 20. More...

Opinions

Just eight days left

A reader shared this vintage card, which captures the idealized spirit of this week before Christmas. More...

A foundation for 2015

Newly-elected public officials at all levels of government are gearing up for their big debut next month. Political parties are selecting their leaders, committees are being assigned and offices shifted around. More...

Letters

A new Christmas tradition?

Dear Editor: First United Methodist Church presented a terrific Community Christmas Concert on Saturday evening. More...

Honor for Morgan County

Dear Editor: There are 10 main leadership positions in the West Virginia Legislature that guide the direction of that body. Five are in the House of Delegates and five are in the Senate. More...

On dog shooting

Dear Editor: About a month ago, I had an accident with my log splitter that left me in need of emergency services. More...

What's Happening

Knights of Columbus mitten tree

The Knights of Columbus have sponsored a “mitten tree” at St. Vincent de Paul Church for the past eight years. More...

Santa coming on an Army truck

Everyone is welcome to see the arrival of Santa Claus on a genuine Army truck at Mike’s Muffler and Brake Shop on Saturday, December 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Chorus concert

The Berkeley Springs High School Show Choir, Concert Choir and The Warm Springs Middle School Choirs will perform their annual Winter Concert Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berkeley Springs High School Auditorium. More...

Police & Safety

Bond revoked for man convicted of child porn charges

Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Timothy Seims, 70, of Berkeley Springs on December 4 on grounds that Seims had failed to turn over internet account information to the West Virginia State P More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Edward Luther Waugh, 59, of Topaz Trail, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to six months in jail plus $190 in costs for domestic battery. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: December 7 Pursuit of vehicle that had been passing on double line, forcing vehicles off the roadway etc. More...

School News

High school teens create scratch art

Berkeley Springs High School freshman Saleen Schmeling displays original scratch art and drawings of a male cardinal done in art teacher Pam Didawick’s Art 1 class. More...

School bus snow emergency routes

12-01 Rodney Kelley The bus will follow the normal route except for Hunters Camp Road. The bus will meet parents at the intersection of Hunters Camp Road and Rt. 9W at normal times. 12-02 Donna Swaim More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2014 3:58 PM

Man injures bailiff in courtroom escape  Free Access 

Morgan County bailiff A.C. More...

Berkeley Castle owner dies at 74

The man who turned Berkeley Castle into a private residence once again and undertook major renovations of the Berkeley Springs landmark died on December 2. Andrew Gosline was 74. More...

Burhans leaving EDA post

Morgan County’s Economic Development Authority will be back in search mode once again after the holidays. More...

News

DEP announces changes in water use reporting

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is working to get the word out about two new requirements related to large water withdrawals from surface or groundwater sources. More...

Jazz’s guide to the world of social media

As we inch closer to the digi-centric year of 2015, social media technology has gotten increasingly difficult to understand. Consider this a refresher course from someone wholly immersed in new media. More...

Nativity Scene by Senior Art Group

The Senior Art Group (SAG) of Berkeley Springs crafted this mixed media nativity scene. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Carrico to leave State Fire Marshal for prison post

The need to increase fire-safety education was more evident after a November 9 blaze at Scott Depot that killed nine-year-old Zachary McDaniel and Aubree McDaniel. More...

IN THE WILD

Hunting with a Muzzle Loader

Many years ago, in the 1960s, I think, working reproductions of flintlock muzzleloaders became available at a reasonable cost, and so I bought one. A few years later, I bought a percussion fired muzzleloader, the “newer version.” More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council1310 Kanawha Blvd., E.Charleston, WV 25301 December 17, 1957 - The J. L. Stifel & Sons calico plant at Wheeling closed. More...

Calendar

December

Thursday, December 18– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– S.S. Representative, SeniorCenter– Starting Points Play Group, 1p.m.– CEOS Hemlock, 10:30 More...

Obituaries

Garland R. Shingleton, Jr.

1955-2014

Garland Reynolds “Bones” Shingleton, Jr., 59, of Hedgesville, died on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. More...

Lilliana M. Yost

2014

Lilliana Marie Yost, infant of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg. She is the daughter of Toni Yost, Berkeley Springs. More...

Joseph M.C. Dimitroff

1993-2014

Joseph Maurice Collins “B K Joe” Dimitroff, 21, of Hollidaysburg, Pa. and formerly of Great Cacapon, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at UPMC, Altoona, Pa., from an injury sustained in an automobile accident. More...

Sports

Indians Dominate 30th Max Horz Tournament

With a large majority of teams wrestling elsewhere this past weekend, the 30th Max Horz Invitational switched its format to a duals tournament featuring Berkeley Springs, Loudoun Valley, Va; Hedgesville, Allegany, Md, Jefferson and Frederick, Md. More...

Lady Indians drop two last week

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team dropped a pair of games last week. Last Tuesday, December 9 Berkeley Springs traveled to Mercersburg Academy for a contest. More...

Lady Wolves pick up two wins

The Warm Springs Middle School Lady Wolves basketball team picked up two wins last week. Last Monday, December 8 the Lady Wolves hosted Romney Middle School in both JV and Varsity action. More...

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