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September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

November election deadlines coming

Write-in candidate Candidates who wish to be elected by write-in votes to an office up for election in November has until Tuesday, September 16 to file a write-in candidate’s certificate of announcement with the Secretary of State’s offic More...

Opinions

A West Virginia treasure

Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County is one of the state’s most photographed natural features. More...

Scottish independence vote one to watch

A lot of hand-wringing is going on in the United Kingdom these days as a referendum on Scotland’s independence quickly approaches. More...

Letters

Local water — a wildfood?

Dear Editor: In the current state wide survey of favorite wild foods or favorite wildfood memories of all of West Virginia’s 55 counties, the listing for Morgan County may be the most unusual. More...

Don’t repave 522, re-engineer it first

Dear Editor: Don’t repave 522 until we fix it first. Look, we’ve always known 522 is a dangerous road. The last few weeks have shown that it’s not only dangerous, it’s deadly. More...

Weed out repeat offenders

Dear Editor: Over the past few months I have wanted to write but could not get up the nerve until now. Last week, I read something that bothered me so much that I felt compelled to write. More...

Calendar

September

Thursday, September 11– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,Wesley Chapel– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Obituaries

Gertha O. Francis

1946-2014

Gertha Olga Francis, 68, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Berkeley Springs. Born June 13, 1946 in Essex, Md., daughter of the late John Henry Sauter and Gertha Malina Daniels Sauter. She was a homemaker. More...

Ada D. Williams

1924-2014

Ada Dyche Williams, 89, of Irmo, S.C. died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her residence. Born on October 10, 1924 in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of the late C.C. and Laura Dyche of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

Charles E. Webster

1925-2014

Charles E. Webster, 89, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born January 28, 1925 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Charles S. Webster and Nellie Gardner Webster. More...

Sports

Lady Indians captures Brunswick Invitational Championship

At this current pace Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Director Chad Brinegar may have to build a new trophy case at the Berkeley Springs Gymnasium as the Lady Indians cross country team keeps bringing home the team championships. More...

Lady Indians soccer shuts out Martinsburg

Last Wednesday, September 3 the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians hosted the Jefferson County Lady Cougars in soccer action. The Lady Cougars used their depth and experience to wear down Berkeley Springs for a 6-0 win. More...

Indians fall to Martinsburg, earn tie with Philip Barbour

This past week the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boys Soccer Team saw the speed of the Martinsburg Bulldogs put to good use on Thursday, September 4. More...

Grand Jury indicts McBee for 1982 murder

A Morgan County man serving out a lengthy sentence in West Virginia’s maximum security prison was among 29 people indicted by the September term of the Morgan County Grand Jury during hearings last Tuesday, September 2. More...

Bumper crop of beauties

One of the biggest tomatoes from Largent’s garden measures 18 inches around. Her secret? More...

Bath officials lay out case before Home Rule board

The West Virginia Home Rule Board and Town of Bath officials sat across from one another in the meeting room of the Martinsburg Holiday Inn on Monday, September 8. More...

News

Paddling with river otters in Morgan County

This summer I have had more encounters with otters in the Cacapon River than ever before. Between Fisher’s Bridge and Largent, there is one family I see almost every time I’m out on the river. More...

Meeting to look at public health impacts of Maryland gas drilling

The next meeting of the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission will be on Monday, September 15, at the Lyric Theater in Frostburg, starting at 10 a.m. and ending by 4 p.m. More...

Town of Bath holding public sessions on plan

The Town of Bath is preparing an update to the 1984 Comprehensive Plan. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Charleston law on guns in public under fire

The Charleston Daily Mail and the city of Charleston are battling with Kanawha County Circuit Judge James Stucky as the referee to decide if the city’s new gun ordinance that prohibits hand guns in certain public facilities is legal. More...

Wish I’d said that

People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. –Joan Rivers (1933-2014 )American comedienne. More...

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411www.wvu.edu/~exten/ Learn to advance your community at the community leadership academy More...

What's Happening

Workshop for charity leaders and staff

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Education & Training (NET) program will offer to area leaders in the charity community a workshop entitled, Developing Engaged and Energized Nonprofit Boards on Wednesday, September More...

Harriet Tubman portrayed

Harriet Tubman, known as “General Moses” for her part in the anti-slavery resistance network known as the Underground Railroad, will be portrayed by Ilene Evans from Voices of the Earth. More...

Discounted phone service for low-income families

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia is promoting Lifeline Awareness Week, which takes place September 8-14. More...

Police & Safety

Three arrested on drug charges; police searching for two others

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Berkeley Springs residents and a Hedgesville man on felony drug charges on Tuesday, September 2. More...

Sheriff’s Reserves graduate

Sheriff Vince Shambaugh announced this week that four members of the Morgan County Deputy Reserves graduated from the West Virginia Deputy Sheriff Reserve Academy in Charles Town on August 27. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: August 31 Arrest of Sharlene Gail Watts, 50, D.U.I. Arrest of Nathaniel L. Carder, 36, D.U.I. More...

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