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July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Webster is school Service Person of the Year

Berkeley Springs High School aide Mike Webster was selected as Morgan County Schools Service Personnel of the Year. Webster has worked for the school system for 26 years. He graduated from Berkeley Springs High School in 1967. More...

Great Cacapon Firemen’s Festival & parade this Saturday

This 4th of July, the Great Cacapon Fireman’s Festival and Parade will celebrate its 50th year. Festivities begin with dinners being served at the grove, across from the fire hall, at 3 p.m. More...

Opinions

Radical advice or old-fashioned wisdom?

Pope Francis has caused quite a ruckus with his encyclical that takes humans to task for behavior that threatens to ruin the planet. More...

Drumbeat of American pride

Fancy costumes and bright drums were featured in the Great Cacapon Fireman’s parade the year this photo was taken by your editor’s father, somewhere around 1978. More...

Letters

Litter at the dam

Dear Editor: Detritus repeatedly has been left by weekend visitors/ campers to the Cacapon River dam area. More...

More police needed

Dear Editor: More...

What's Happening

Humane Society of Morgan County 12th Annual Ruff Rider Poker Run

The Humane Society of Morgan County, Berkeley Springs, is holding their 12th Annual Ruff Rider Poker Run on Saturday, July 11 (raindate is July 12). The event begins at EarthDog Café where a breakfast is available. More...

Senior farmers market coupons available

Farmer’s Market Coupons are again being offered to those over 60 years of age who meet the following income guidelines: Single – Under $21,775 annually, Couple – Under $29,471 annually. More...

Open Mic for writers

There will be a free Open Mic for poets and writers at The New Earth Granary, 143 North Mercer Street in Berkeley Springs, on Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m. Take poems, short stories or songs and read for five to 10 minutes. More...

Police & Safety

Fugitive caught Monday after search along Potomac in Hancock

Law enforcement officers from around the area assisted with the capture of a wanted suspect in Hancock on Monday evening, June 29, shortly after 7 p.m. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: June 21 Arrest of Andrew John Lane, 23, possession with intent to distribute. Burglary, Valley Road. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Frank Wayne Andrews, 52, of Front Royal, Va., was sentenced to six months in jail and $676 in fines and costs for possession of a controlled substance and DUI, second offense. More...

New courthouse hours start today

First floor offices at the Morgan County Courthouse will be open during regular business hours, starting today, July 1. The Morgan County Commission voted on May 21 to shift hours for firstfloor county offices to Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. More...

County officials approve 1.5% pay raise for employees

During budget discussions at their last regular meeting, Morgan County Commissioners unanimously approved a 1.5% pay raise for county employees, starting at the beginning of the new fiscal year today, July 1. More...

Community Band presents patriotic tunes at July 4 concert

The Morgan County Community Band will present its annual Independence Day concert of patriotic tunes on Saturday, July 4 at 1 p.m. at the Cacapon State Park gazebo. The free concert will be held rain or shine. More...

News

When Mr. Richard was called for duty

Gary Richard of Berkeley Springs shared this photo of a large group of young men who were called to military service in March of 1942. More...

Henry King & the rattlesnake

After seeing coverage of the Paw Paw Memorial Day parade in our paper, DeLaine Parrill was reminded of Henry King and a giant rattlesnake he caught a few decades ago. King was the honorary Grand Marshal of the Paw Paw parade this May. More...

State disability rights advocates honored

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant presented awards to individuals who have invested their time and energy into the disability rights movement in West Virginia. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

July 1, 1861 - Francis Pierpont, governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia, called the legislature into session. The general assembly re-established governmental functions, provided for the raising of military units, and elected new U.S. More...

Wish I’d said that

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. More...

IN THE WILD

Married Fifty Years!

It’s true. Fifty years! At the time I thought it would be nice to schedule our wedding for the fourth of July, because the fourth would be an easy date to remember, and everyone would be celebrating. More...

Obituaries

Marlene Williar

1935-2015

of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Baltimore, Md. Born September 4, 1935, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Apple and Janet Spiker Apple. More...

Louise M. Kinsey

1923-2015

Louise May Kinsey, 91, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility. Born September 30, 1923 in Washington, D.C,, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Naomi Walker Bayne. More...

Charles L. Souders

1934-2015

Charles “Buddy” Lester Souders, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at his home. Born July 26, 1934, in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Virginia Stotler Souders. He retired from Garden State Tannery. More...

Sports

Third Athletic Hall of Fame Class

The Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame committee recently selected their third Athletic Hall of Fame class. The Class of 2015 will be inducted in a ceremony that will be held this fall at the high school auditorium. More...

Morgan County Jr. Softball All-Stars punch ticket to State Tournament

This past weekend the Morgan County Jr. Softball All-Star Team was able to battle back and finish in second place in the District 6 Softball Tournament. More...

Camp Horseshoe for all of West Virginia

Youth Opportunity Camp welcomes seven–12 year old West Virginia boys and girls from every county. YOC at Horseshoe is a chance for children to learn, try new things, develop skills and have a great time in the out-of-doors. More...

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