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January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Justice sworn in

About to become West Virginia’s 36th Governor, Jim Justice takes the oath of office from Chief Justice Allen H. More...

West Virginia hunters harvest 3,012 black bears in 2016

West Virginia hunters harvested 3,012 black bears during the combined 2016 archery, crossbow and firearms seasons, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.  More...

Opinions

The next step of history

This Friday, Donald Trump will take a place in the long line of American presidential history that began with George Washington. More...

When FDR came to The Pines

In May 1935, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited children who were patients at The Pines home in Berkeley Springs, which treated victims of the polio epidemic. More...

Early days of the 83rd Legislature

At The Capitol

Wednesday marked the start – briefly – of the 83rd Legislature.  As occurs in years after gubernatorial elections, legislators convened to elect their presiding officers, and this year, to hear a farewell address from Governor Earl R More...

Columns

Ki Faulkner

IN THE WILD

Come to find out, Ki Faulkner lives a very few miles away in Harpers Ferry. Ki is a shorten name for Clarence, but I doubt anyone ever dared to call him that. He is a big, strong man. I certainly never did. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Obituaries

Danny L. Stinebaugh

1952-2017

Danny Lee “Popeye” Stinebaugh, 64, of Great Cacapon, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.  Born June 17, 1952 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Johnny Daniel and Emma Lee Barker Stineb More...

Francis M. Emerson

1962-2017

Francis Michael “Harvey” Emerson 54, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home.  Born December 18, 1962 in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of Carole Darlene Somers Emerson of Berkeley Springs and the late Francis H More...

A. Hart McKinley, Jr.

1935-2017

A. Hart McKinley, Jr, age 81, of Hancock, Md., died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md.  Born Thursday, February 21, 1935, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late A. Hart, Sr. More...

Sports

Paw Paw off to a strong start on the hardwood

It’s been a low key season for the Paw Paw High School Pirates Varsity Boys Basketball Team despite fielding a near perfect record on the hardwood. The Pirates are currently 6-1 for the season with some impressive wins on their resume.  More...

Lady Pirates basketball

The Paw Paw High School Lady Pirates Basketball Team had a busy week with three games on the schedule. Despite not picking up a win in those three games the Lady Pirates keep showing improvement with each game.  More...

Reedy’s three pointer sinks Keyser at the buzzer, 53-51

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Basketball Team is still adjusting with the mid-year coaching change, but this past Wednesday, January 11 the Tribe pulled off a stunning upset over visiting Keyser.  More...

Fourth soccer field under construction

A fourth soccer field at the Alex Rickli Memorial Soccer Complex is now under construction and plans for new playground equipment at the site are progressing, said Morgan County Parks and Recreation president Aaron Close and Morgan County School Boar More...

Sewer board to seek engineer for future upgrades

Local public sewer officials voted last Wednesday to advertise for engineering services for a future, but undesignated, system upgrade or extension. More...

Gas company starts sampling under Potomac

Crews from Columbia Gas and Percheron, field services contractors for Columbia Pipeline Group, launch a barge from the public boat dock in Hancock Tuesday morning, January 17. More...

News

In January, Wonderful People Lend a Hand

Some stories are what news people call "evergreen." This means they are newsworthy but don't have to be published immediately. This is an evergreen story, but with the 12 Habits for Wonderful People, this is a January story. More...

Worship Directory

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald.   More...

Johns Hopkins Civil Engineer graduate Zach White helps local Robot Club

Relentless Robotics 4H Builders had a guest instructor at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 10 in the STEAM Lab of Warm Springs Middle School. More...

Letters

Legislated theft behind closed doors

Dear Editor:  We have come to a point with our government where representatives, who have been bought by corporations, have made their way to chairmanship of committees where they sit behind closed doors and conspire to steal the property and ri More...

No pipe dream here

Dear Editor:  It’s a fact that people don’t take hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, serious enough until it’s too late. Fracking can’t be done safely and must be banned everywhere. More...

A fragile democracy

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Film society spring schedule

The Shepherdstown Film Society spring, 2017 series, will be presented, starting on January 20 and running through April 21.  More...

Parent Child Academy Class

The Morgan County Partnership’s next Parent Child Academy is scheduled for January 19, 6 p.m. in the Catawba Club’s multipurpose room. All parents and their children in fifth grade and under are welcome to attend. More...

Free running clinics continue

Dr. More...

Police & Safety

West Virginia deer harvest, 2016

Preliminary counts indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 112,384 white-tailed deer during the recently completed bucks firearms, antlerless, muzzleloader, archery, crossbow, and youth/Class Q/Class XS deer seasons, according to Paul Johansen, chie More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Jeremy S. Davis, 29, of Martinsburg was sentence to one year unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to domestic battery. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following calls for the week ending January 14:  January 8  Custody Dispute, Atlantic Street in Paw Paw. Complainant advised of options, Deputy Roper and Deputy Lebo responded.  January 9  More...

School News

Tennis group asks school board to partner in building courts

Morgan County Tennis Association vice-president Ryan Fincham requested that the Morgan County School Board partner with the group and other agencies to build tennis courts for the Berkeley Springs High School tennis team and for use by all county res More...

Winners of Poetry Out Loud Contest

Berkeley Springs High School announces the winners of the school contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The student winners are first place Catherine Theo Widdon and Runner Up: Sage Pauley.  More...

Dean’s List

ALLEGANY COLLEGE  Allegany College of Maryland has named 298 students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester, according to Dr. Kurt W. Hoffman, ACM senior vice president of instructional and student affairs.  More...

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