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November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Number of students designated as “homeless” sees slight decline

Homelessness among children has been on the rise across America as families struggle to make ends meet during the economic downturn. More...

Work to begin soon on Senior Center kitchen

Two years after the Berkeley Springs Senior Center moved into its new location on Sandmine Road, the center could be seeing work start on a commercial kitchen that will feed local senior citizens. More...

Opinions

The warmth of the season

Watching the fire, gathering with family, helping in the kitchen, giving to neighbors – all of these are part of the warmth of Thanksgiving and the Christmas season to come. More...

Return of A Hometown Holiday

If holidays were people, Thanksgiving is the quiet, contemplative sister of loud & glitzy Christmas. It doesn’t get as much attention, but is full of warmth and meaning if we take time to find it. More...

Boy, were we wrong!

Last week’s Photo of the Week featured local beauties on a Morgan County Farm Bureau float, possibly in 1957. We erroneously said it could have been a Tomato Festival parade. More...

What's Happening

Berkeley Springs Book Festival features best selling authors this Saturday

The Berkeley Springs Book Festival has announced that its traditional fall version will be held this Saturday, November 29, at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs. More...

Calendar

November

Thursday, November 27– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Thanksgiving– 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...

Holiday Event Calendar

Thursday, November 27 Happy Thanksgiving! Friday, November 28 More...

Police & Safety

Four charged in town court

It was a blustery day on Wednesday, November 19, as Town Judge Tom Panebianco handed down three possession charges, and one shoplifting charge, at Town of Bath City Hall. Daniel S. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Donald Lee Welch, 58, of Needmore, Pa., was sentenced to six months in jail and $970 in fines and costs for aggravated driving under the influence and driving under the influence. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: November 16 Single vehicle accident, River Road. Threat complaint taken in office. November 17 Single vehicle accident, Cacapon Road. More...

Sports

JV cheerleaders

Junior Varsity cheerleaders, left to right, Lyric Hammer, Ricki Mann, Madison Reynolds, Casey Keefer and Jenny Merkle. More...

Freshman football team

Freshman football team, left to right, front row, Jordan McCauley, Devon Barnett, Tanner Clark, Aaron Farris, Hunter Andrick, Tobin Whittington, Donté Brown and Nathan Bland. More...

Boys Cross Country

Boys Cross Country team, left to right, front row, Chris Kowalski, Cameron Wee, Logan Heironimus and Anthony Crone. More...

Town’s water pipe project could begin in January

The upcoming project to replace water pipes within the Town of Bath could see a start date of January, town officials said at their November 18 council meeting. More...

Shentel fiber cable coming north, east

Shentel, an Edinburg, Virginia, communications company, has been continuing their worklayinga11/4inchconduitwithfiber optic cable along U.S. 522 south of Berkeley Springs for the past several weeks. More...

First day deer kill

The unseasonably warm weather of Monday, November 24, did not stop hunters from taking to the woods for the first day of deer season. Total harvest figures were smaller than the first day of the 2013 firearms hunting season, however. More...

News

It’s antlerless deer season, too

As is traditional every Monday before Thanksgiving, West Virginia’s two-week antlered (buck) firearm season began on Monday and continues through Saturday, December 6. More...

Canal Mobile Tour includes four local stops on C&O

People can now learn about the historical features of the C&O Canal while walking along the canal or from the comfort of their own home with an application (“app”) for smart phones called OnCell. More...

State seeks public input on local vs. regional school duties

The West Virginia Board of Education is looking for public input on the possibility of shifting some administrative functions away from local school boards and toward regional groups to decrease overhead and cut back on central office staffing. More...

Columns

Under the dome

PAC money major factor in this year’s election

Campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State indicate that more than $2.7 million in independent money—record levels in West Virginia—was spent during the 2014 election cycle which is almost $700,000 more than the amount spe More...

IN THE WILD

A Fisher named Angela

A couple of days ago, for the first time in my life, I saw a fisher. I was in a tree stand with my trusty crossbow watching for any deer that was not watching for me. More...

Wish I’d said that

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. –William Ward (1921-1994)American columnist, religious teacher If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

Obituaries

Shirley E. McCubbin

1924-2014

Shirley E. McCubbin, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Rehabilitation & Nursing, Berkeley Springs. Born May 18, 1924 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late John James and Mary Vogel McCubbin. More...

Larry A. Miller

1957-2014

Larry Alvin Miller, 57, of Cross Junction, Va., died Friday, November 21, 2014 at home. He was born on November 4, 1957 in Cross Junction, the son of the late Alvin L. “Pete” and Beulah Crouse Miller. More...

Henry F. Seegmuller

1948-2014

Henry Franklin Seegmuller, 66, of Great Cacapon, died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born September 15, 1948 in Baltimore, Md., son of the late William A. and Mildred Sadler Seegmuller. He was a U.S. More...

School News

State officials delay public release of student test results, school designations

Morgan County School officials are still waiting for the results of last year’s WESTEST 2 scores from the state Department of Education, which has delayed the public release of performance designations for each school. More...

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