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July 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County Fair events come to town this weekend

The 14th Annual Morgan County Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 at Berkeley Springs High School. More...

Opinions

Ice cream, anyone?

Our own Flip Henry found a small mystery in a collection of family photos recently. More...

Agencies still resist “public access”

A few weeks back, The Morgan Messenger sought more detailed information about U.S. Silica’s application for a permit to discharge water from their mining operation into Warm Springs Run. More...

911 call clarification

Morgan County’s 911 Director Zachary Caldwell brought to our attention a misleading statistic in last week’s Morgan Messenger. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Senate race heats up with big names joining campaign trail

Both of this state’s nominees for a six-year term in the United States Senate—current 2nd District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, and current Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democrat— are women. More...

Wish I’d said that

How is it possible to expect mankind will take advice, when they will not so much as take warning? – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745),Anglo-Irish essayist, satirist. If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council1310 Kanawha Blvd., E.Charleston, WV 25301 More...

Calendar

July

Thursday, July 24– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– Starting Points Play Group, 1p.m.– Past Matrons, Past Patrons– AA, St. More...

Obituaries

Delores J. Petta

1938-2014

Delores Jean Petta, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester, Va. Born October 20, 1938 in Oakland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Casper and Edith Roy Uphole Nair. More...

Orval R. Brown

1933-2014

Orval Robert “Skeeter” Brown, 80, of Paw Paw, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at The Lions Center in Cumberland, Md. He was born December 23, 1933 at Cumberland, son of the late David Brown and Sadie Amick Brown. More...

Roy W. Rankin, Sr.

1953-2014

Roy William Rankin, Sr., 61, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. Born July 12, 1953 in Berkeley Springs, son of the late Vernon Garrison Rankin, Sr. More...

Dove is new Paw Paw Police officer

New part-time Town of Paw Paw Police Officer Michelle Dove joined Paw Paw Police Chief Tim Harthun on the beat in late spring. She was hired by the Paw Paw Town Council in April and came on board in May. More...

DEP seeks comment on Silica permit

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is seeking input from the public regarding a permit being sought by the U.S. More...

News

COME to your fair

History big part of County Fair

Morgan County’s history has always been an important part of the County Fair. This year, the fair continues that commitment with booths by various organizations. More...

Master Gardeners & the County Fair

The Morgan County Master Gardeners have two rooms at the County Fair this weekend. The Horticulture Room and the Garden Room. More...

Morgan wages lower than state average

The average worker in Morgan County made about $588 before taxes per week in 2013, according to a report done by WorkForce West Virginia. The group is a division of the state Department of Commerce. More...

Letters

Stakes are high

Dear Editor: At least one good thing came from the rancorous debate about the county school levy. It brought into the spotlight the fact that Morgan County ranks dead last of 55 school districts in basic per student funding provided by the state. More...

Keep Troubadour going

Dear Editor: Join the effort to “Keep the Troubadour Alive.” The first meeting for interested individuals is Friday evening, August 1 at 7 p.m. at the Troubadour. More...

What's Happening

Local man and college bluegrass band

The Glenville State College Bluegrass Band will perform Saturday, July 26, as the 28th season of the Morgan Arts Council’s (MAC) Summer Concerts in the Park continues. More...

Art Center receives media grant

The Morgan Arts Council's (MAC) innovative Digital Media Center for Public Engagement was one of 66 projects in 38 states receiving grant funds from the National Endowment of the Arts "Our Town" program. Hundreds of proposals were received. More...

“Much Ado” opens July 24 at Ice House Theater

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies comes to Berkeley Springs for the grand re-opening of the Morgan Arts Council (MAC) Ice House Theater for 14 performances. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Adam Michael Bright, 31, of Glen Burnie, Md., was sentenced to six months in jail and $215 in costs and fees for assault on a police officer. Jail time was suspended for two year probation. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: July 13 Reckless driving complaint, Martinsburg Road. Battery complaint, Winchester Grade Road, charges pending. Car vs. deer, Rt. More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

Morgan County All-Stars advance in elimination round

The Morgan County 11-12 All-Stars upset Martinsburg by a score of 8-2 on Monday night, July 21, to advance in the elimination round of the state Little League tournament currently being held in Chapmanville. More...

Morgan County 10-11 All-Stars

Morgan County Little League 10-11 Year Old All-Star Softball Team, front row, left to right: Emily Staebler, Courtney Stotler, Sabrina Purdum, Sara Veara and Natalie McCarty. More...

2014 Chick Yost award winners

Steven Shetler and Payton Brown were recognized at the Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Awards Banquet as the 2014 Chick Yost Award winners. More...

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