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May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Blue skies reign at Paw Paw Memorial Day parade

Veterans led the annual William H. Norton Memorial Day parade that took place in Paw Paw on Saturday, May 23. More photos on page 20. More...

Opinions

A fair trial in Beckley

reprinted from the Beckley Register-Herald

The latest in the lead-up to the Don Blankenship trial is that prosecutors claim the former Massey Energy Co. More...

The one you liked best

Phyllis Berens’ snapshot of a nose-to-nose encounter won online voting for the “People’s Choice” winner of the 2015 Morgan County Photo Contest last week. More...

IN THE WILD

Eastern Red Cedar More...

Obituaries

Maryann Hensley 1947-2015

Maryann Hensley, 67, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Hancock, Md., died on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at her home while under the care of Hospice of Washington County. More...

Martha J. Sikes 1944-2015

Martha Jane Sikes, 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. More...

Timothy John Kearney III 1958-2015

Timothy John Kearney, III suddenly passed away on April 22, 2015 in Indio, Calif. Timothy is the son of the late Mary Ann McCumbee and the late Timothy John Kearney, II otherwise known as (Spike). More...

School News

Berkeley Springs & Paw Paw High School grads start a new journey

Berkeley Springs High School’s 2015 graduates are off to a new chapter in their lives after their Thursday evening graduation ceremony. More...

Class of 2015 boasts four sets of twins

While sets of twins are more common these days than in previous decades, having four sets of twins in the 2015 Berkeley Springs High School class of 160 graduates generated a little flurry of excitement last week. More...

World War II veteran gets his high school diploma 70 years later

World War II veteran Henry King, a Paw Paw native, received his high school diploma during a separate presentation at Friday’s Paw Paw High School graduation-some 70 years after he enlisted in the Navy. More...

Courthouse hours to change July 1

In an effort to streamline how business is handled at the Morgan County Courthouse, hours of operation at the public building will change July 1 to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Currently, county offices in the courthouse close at 1 p.m. More...

Early Bath voting begins today

Town of Bath residents who are registered to vote can begin casting ballots in the municipal election during in-person early voting at Town Hall starting today, May 27. More...

Paw Paw Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Alexandrea Jade Kerns, has been named Valedictorian for the Paw Paw High School Class of 2015. Kerns is the daughter of Ronee and Michael Fertig and Jeffrey Kerns of Paw Paw. More...

News

Bridget Cohee seeks new 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge seat

Martinsburg attorney Bridget M. Cohee announced on May 9 she will seek the newly-added circuit judge position in the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which includes Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties. More...

State residents getting expanded preventive services

In West Virginia an estimated 772,905 individuals, including 316,077 women and 152,226 children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the U.S. More...

Manchin helps launch Rx drug abuse caucus

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Tim Scott (RSC) launched the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus on Friday, May 22. More...

What's Happening

Mandatory training to operate a motorboat

Mandatory training for anyone born on or after December 31, 1986, prior to operating a motorboat in West Virginia. District Two (2) Natural Resources Police will begin boating safety classes for the 2015 spring and summer seasons. More...

The art of glass opens in the Ice House Gallery

When sand gets super-hot it turns liquid and that’s the beginning of glass, a versatile medium that artists transform into innovative functional and decorative objects. More...

Observatory work day

Morgan County Observatory Foundation will have a work day to improve the facilities and conduct needed maintenance on Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and volunteers are needed. More...

Sports

Relay For Life activities

There are only days left before the Relay for Life of Morgan County. The relay will be held June 13-14 from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. at Widmyer Track. More...

Girl's Track Team State Champions

Berkeley Springs High Shool

State Champion Berkeley Springs High School Girls Track Team - front row, left-right: Abby Cowles, Ashley Griffin, Mackenzie Michael, Keri Shetler, Danielle Haynes, Kinsey Reed and Violet Hott. More...

Lady Indians edge Bridgeport for Class AA State Track & Field Championships

Golden, Reed & 4x800 relay capture individual state championships

What a difference one week makes for the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Track & Field Team. Last week at the Class AA Region II Championships Bridgeport dominated the field and took a 63 point victory over second place Indians. More...

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