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April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local families enjoy flexibility of home-schooling

The number of parents that are home-schooling their children has more than doubled nationally since 1999 and continues to rise. In Morgan County, 161 students are currently being homeschooled, according to county school officials. More...

Opinions

Low pay in prisons poses threat

A recent audit by the West Virginia Legislature says that the state’s prison guards are among the lowest paid in the country, judging by correctional officers’ starting salaries. More...

Passing the gavel

Here’s another picture from the Messenger’s old photo file. The group of young people appear to be engaged in some kind of civic club – maybe the Lions, or maybe another. Anyone know the group and what they were up to? More...

Police dog concerns

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What's Happening

Community Baby Shower

Morgan County Starting Points is hosting its annual Community Baby Shower on Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m., located at 187 S. Green Street. Morgan County residents who are pregnant or have a child under the age of one are welcome to attend. More...

Sleepy Creek Watershed Association cleanup for Make It Shine Campaign

Four members of the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association show the results of their April 11 collection for the Annual WV Make It Shine Campaign on Luther Michael Road. More...

Free music night

BlackCat Music Shop's monthly Free All-Ages Music Night will be held Saturday, April 18, 6:30-10 p.m. Three local bands will be performing - Stacey Nicholson, East- West and The Flashbacks. The evening will provide an eclectic mix of music. More...

Police & Safety

Free legal consultations and mediation in Morgan County

As in past years, Law Day will be celebrated in Morgan County by offering law consultations with local attorneys. More...

Fire contained at Byers Law Office

Sunday, April 12, at 2:40 in the morning, the law offices of Tina Byers caught fire from an unknown source is still under investigation by the U.S. Fire Marshal. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067 Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: April 5 Well being check, Cold Run Valley, secure. Well being check, Spook Hollow, secure. More...

School News

Public schools track home-schoolers

The role of Morgan County Schools in home-schooling is to consider the parent’s request for home-schooling, ensure that the end-of-year assessment paperwork is turned in and assess that students are making adequate progress in their schooling, More...

4-H Spring break bike ride and tour

During the French and Indian war, one job that soldiers had was to braid each other’s hair which was just one of the interesting facts that 4-H members learned during their tour of Fort Frederick during spring break. More...

Planting at Greenwood Elementary

The Parent-Teachers Association, the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association, and the Cacapon Institute need volunteers to join Greenwood Elementary School students on Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. More...

Judge sentences man for escape from bailiffs, court  Free Access 

Decker to serve 11 to 33 years

During a plea hearing yesterday in Morgan County Circuit Court, Charles W. More...

Public water pipe replacement to begin next week

Projects within the Town of Bath are gearing up with new water piping installation, train depot roof restoration and more, as discussed at an April 7 meeting of town council. More...

Explosions baffle residents

Diane Inge was outside feeding her birds the evening of Saturday, April 4, when she heard explosions to the east of her Tabor Road home, in the direction of Winchester Grade Road. More...

News

Family nature tales

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's "Family Nature Tales" program will be held at the Yankauer Nature Preserve in Berkeley County on Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to noon. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301 More...

Country Inn chef sweeps MAC’n Cheese Tasting

Julia Child presented Scott Collinash three gold medals, the Country Inn’s new chef for his multiple entries in the MAC’n Cheese Fundtasting event recently. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Fawns More...

Obituaries

Bonnie L. Parker

1935-2015 Bonnie Lee Parker, 80, of Paw Paw, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Western Maryland Regional Health Center, Cumberland, Md. More...

Barbara L. Campbell

1955-2015 Barbara Lee Schrider Campbell, 60, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. More...

Joan G. Johnson

1933-2015 Joan Gilliar Johnson, 82, of East Marion, N.Y., died Friday, April 3, 2015 at home. Born January 2, 1933 in Queens, N.Y., she was the daughter of Delia Mary Hemmy and Frank James Gilliar. More...

Sports

Lady Indians gain experience at Myrtle Beach Tournament

For the first time in their storied history the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians softball team traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during spring break week to participate in a high school softball tournament. More...

Reed & Golden power Lady Indians at Harry Green Invitational

In an impressive display of a senior and freshman punch the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians finished in second place at the Harry Green Invitational held at Bridgeport High School Saturday, April 11. More...

Youth flexes muscle at Moorefield Invitational

by Jamie Harris Members of the Berkeley Springs High School Indians boys and girls track teams ventured to Moorefield on Tuesday, April 7 to participate in a small team invitational. More...

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