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October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Man arrested for robbing women at knifepoint

Reports of a robbery at Bumblebee Lane in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, September 27 led area police agencies on a multi-state search for a man accused of holding two elderly women at knifepoint and stealing their purses and several hundred dollars i More...

County approves radio system, sidewalk

All three members of the Morgan County Commission voted to pay $350,000 to outfit Berkeley Springs radio tower near the Pines Opportunity Center on Friday, September 26, with equipment to better cover the county’s emergency agencies. More...

Opinions

Just a nibble....

A few years back, Ann Bell snuck up on two deer helping themselves to an orchard bounty. Her photo, “Mama’s Watching” was submitted to the Morgan County Photo Contest. More...

The verge of opportunity

Last week, the boards of three local groups, some of their members and a handful of elected officials gathered at a meeting to assess the state of tourism in Morgan County and decide how to take advantage of coming improvements in the area. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Ballot battle in Kanawha County moves to Supreme Court

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will wade into the dispute this week about an effort by the State Election Commission to prevent the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee and the state Republican Party from replacing Delegate Suzet More...

From the governor’s desk

My State, My Life: Encouraging our young people to plan for the future

Recently, I had the opportunity to join students from Wayne High School and Robert C. Byrd High School to talk about West Virginia’s bright future and the number of exciting opportunities that await them in the Mountain State. More...

IN THE WILD

Flocks of Blackbirds Every evening toward dusk, long streams of blackbirds pass over our home on their way to their roosting trees. And, every morning just at daylight they fly back over our home on the way to their feeding sites. More...

Calendar

October

Thursday, October 2– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Pleasant View Com. Centermeet, 7 p.m.– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30,homes– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. More...

Obituaries

Robb E. Roof

1952-2014

Robb E. Roof, 61, of Berkeley Springs, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. Born October 23, 1952 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Son of the late Hugh E. and Mary Lou Geer Roof. More...

Harry C. Bodie

1927-2014

Harry Conrad Bodie, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing. Born March 16, 1927 in Parkersburg, he was the son of the late Harry Conrad and Mildred Byrd Bodie. More...

Lelia L. Mason

1931-2014

Lelia Louise Mason, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center. Born January 18, 1931 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Lola Louella Fritzman Miller. More...

Sports

Wolves football round up

Games played at Berkeley Springs High School September 27. Pee Wee Wolves lost to the Hurricanes 27-0. Freshman Wolves lost to the Hurricanes 18-0. More...

Beddow qualifies

The Berkeley Springs Indians varsity golf program traveled to Moorefield to compete in the Class AA Region II Championships on Monday, September 29. More...

Indian soccer goes 1-2 for the week

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Boy’s Soccer Team ran into some stiff competition earlier this week and then capped off the weekend in dominating fashion. The Tribe hit I-70 to play the Clear Spring Blazers on Tuesday, September 23. More...

Hearings set for Potomac Edison rate hikes

First Energy, parent company of both Mon Power and Potomac Edison power companies, has requested a $95.7 million or 9.3 percent increase of energy rates and charges for their West Virginia customers. More...

Sheriff’s office has new rules on car registration

As of October 1, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Tax office will have to observe some new rules about giving out vehicle registrations from the local office. More...

King & Queen

Berkeley Springs High School seniors Whitney Chapman and Matt Quarantillo were crowned homecoming queen and king at last Friday night’s football game, when the Indians defeated Southern Garrett More...

News

State warns of grant phone call scam

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning Eastern Panhandle residents of a phony federal grant scam where consumers are receiving cold calls from individuals posing as employees of the “Federal Grant Department.” More...

National Commander visits local VFW Post

Doug Knotts, West Virginia Department Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be escorting National Commander in Chief, John Stroud, on a tour of West Virginia between October 6 and October 10. More...

High school, Pleasant View projects are making a little headway

The Morgan County School Board approved resubmitting the Berkeley Springs High School vocational building second floor heating, ventilation and air conditioning renovations project to the School Building Authority as their Major Improvement Plan proj More...

Letters

70% of what?

Dear Editor: The vote on the excess school levy was passed in response to a school board commitment that the excess levy would not exceed 70% for the next five years. More...

Meat adds to pollution

Dear Editor: Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change. One hundred and twenty world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do? More...

What's Happening

Cellos of Berkeley Springs performs

The Cellos of Berkeley Springs made their debut performance on Sunday, September 21 at Unity of Berkeley Springs at The New Earth Granary. More...

Free Open Mic Night

BlackCat Music Shop at 155 Independence Street is sponsoring a Free Open Mic Night Friday, October 3, 6:30- 10 p.m. This monthly event will be hosted by Jim Fredo and is open to all solo singers/players as well as bands. More...

Block Party

There will be a Block Party on Fairfax Street across from the Berkeley Springs Park on Saturday, October 4, 3-6 p.m. The local shop owners will stage a street celebration with refreshments, belly dancing, drumming and musicians. More...

Police & Safety

Day gets 6 to 65 years for burglaries

Jonathan Lee Day, 32, of Great Cacapon was sentenced to 6-65 years in prison by Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes recently for a string of 2013 burglaries. More...

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

The Berkeley Springs Police Department with the assistance of the Morgan County Sherriff’s Office, was issued a search warrant on North Green Street, on Thursday, September 25. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller: Casey Solomon, 19, of Fairview Drive, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to three days in jail and $165 in costs for underage consumption of alcohol. Jail time was suspended for 24 hours community service. More...

School News

Students receive scholarships

Six Morgan County residents have been awarded scholarships from the Shepherd University Foundation. More...

Tighter spending impacts school financial statement

Spending very frugally when faced with the possibility of no special levy or a reduced levy helped Morgan County Schools increase their total net position (assets minus liabilities) by $502,434 in Fiscal Year 2014. More...

Berkeley Springs High School Homecoming 2015

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