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August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Messenger wins editorial and ad awards in annual contest

The West Virginia Press Association honored newspapers and journalists from around the state during its 2014 annual convention, held August 7-10 at Canaan Valley Resort. More...

Town of Bath survey part of town’s Comprehensive Plan update

The Town of Bath’s fledgling Planning Commission is preparing to update the municipality’s Comprehensive Plan – a document required every 10 years by state law. The town’s last plan was produced in 1984. More...

Opinions

Power still rests in local papers

At a gathering of West Virginia newspaper folks this past weekend, we were reminded how much each community in our state relies on their local paper to be partners in just about everything. More...

Waiting for a new crop of snow?

Katie Caperton called this photo “Wishful Thinking” when she entered it in the Morgan County Photo Contest last spring. More...

Letters

Return those tables

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See you in New York

Dear Editor: In 2009, when the Americans released him from Camp Bucca in Iraq, he said “See you all in New York.” No one cared or believed what he said. This man has now become Al-Baghdadi, the most dangerous man in the world. More...

County dragging feet

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What's Happening

Weber Brothers close out Summer concerts

The Weber Brothers close out the Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park series for 2014 on Saturday, August 16, 5:30 p.m. The rock and roll band has local roots. More...

Free music night

BlackCat Music Shop's monthly Free Music Night will be held Saturday, August 16, 6:30 p.m. Electric Factory featuring Jim Fredo, Adam Kary and Dwayne Chambers will play rock, blues and R&B. More...

Fourth Annual NephCure Walk

The fourth Annual NephCure Walk will be held Saturday, September 6, noon to 4 p.m. in the Berkeley Springs Town Park on S. Washington Street. There will be a bake sale, DJ George Stanton, Chinese Auction and over 31 vendors. More...

Police & Safety

CHIEF’S BRIEF

MORGAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: August 3 Arrest of Shane Vincent Waters, 23, D.U.I. and possession of heroin. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

Sports

Golf Team off to a strong start

Chase Bowers low medalist

Last week the Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team kicked off the fall sports campaign with two outstanding performances against AAA competition. More...

Berkeley Springs Cross Country Teams outlook

Lady Indians looking for another State Championship

Veteran Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country coach Dave Aberegg is pretty excited about this upcoming fall campaign. More...

Boys ready for the gridiron

Second year Berkeley Springs High School Indians varsity football coach Matt Puffenberger was pretty optimistic at the end of last season’s regular season. More...

Town to ban “bucket drives” on streets

Two new ordinances were introduced at Town of Bath Council to address solicitation on town streets and to give extra leeway for business licenses, at an August 5 meeting. More...

School board picks Tuttle to lead BSHS into new school year

Last week, the Morgan County Board of Education selected Kristen Tuttle from among five applicants to fill the post of Berkeley Springs High School principal following the resignation of Lance Fox in late July. More...

County schools secure $990,000 grant for after-school programs

Morgan County Schools Superintendent David Banks announced at the meeting last Tuesday, August 5, the local school system has been awarded a $990,000 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for after-school programs at Warm Springs Middle School More...

News

Hospice in-patient facility gives critical options to local families

A long-standing Hospice of the Panhandle dream became a reality when the group’s new in-patient hospice house opened March 31 on their Kearneysville campus. More...

About Hospice of the Panhandle

Hospice of the Panhandle’s mission is to provide compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illness and endstage medical conditions and to assist families and caregivers that are often overwhelmed and exhausted from caring for their love More...

Burhans to focus on local identity

Just five days into her new position as Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director for Morgan County, Terri Burhans already had ideas and plans for keeping the county on a positive economic track. More...

Columns

Under the dome

State law on gay marriage in the spotlight after Va. ruling

West Virginia is one step closer now to a federal court ruling that could strike down this state’s current same-sex marriage ban after a federal appeals court struck down neighboring Virginia’s similar ban on July 29. More...

Wish I’d said that

A scientist shouldn’t be asked to judge the economic and moral value of his work. All we should ask the scientist to do is find the truth – and then not keep it from anyone. – Arthur Kornberg (1918-2007),Biochemist, Nobel laureate. More...

Growing with Bob

On my weekly trip to Winchester, I noticed the lush green of Bob Stotler’s “north” and “south” gardens. More...

Calendar

August

Thursday, August 14– 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

Skyler J. Michael

2003-2014

Skyler James Michael, 11, of Cocoa, Fla., died July 26, 2014. He was born March 22, 2003 in Martinsburg. More...

Thelma J. Cooley

1948-2014

Thelma Jean Cooley, 66, of Mount Union, Pa., died Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born May 11, 1948 in Waynesburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Aurthur Ted Bane and Ellen Markey Bane. She operated a day care business in Mount Union. More...

Joseph L. Yost

1969-2014

Joseph Landon Yost, 45, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital. Born March 2, 1969 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Glenn Switzer Yost and Pauline Frances Walls Yost. More...

School News

Rocket camp thrills young space lovers

The Morgan County Observatory continued to make kids reach for the stars with their annual Rocket Camp, which is underway for the remainder of this week. More...

Import numbers to clip & save

Morgan County Schools Board of Education office, 247 Harrison Avenue, Berkeley Springs, 304-258-2430. Schools Berkeley Springs High School, 149 Concord Avenue, Berkeley Springs, 304-258-2871. Principal Kristen Tuttle. Grades 9-12. More...

School bus safety tips

“School bus transportation is still the safest way to get children to school each day,” West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Chuck Heinlein said in a press release about school bus safety recently. More...

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