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July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School retirees gave decades in their posts

Morgan County Schools honored employees that retired at the end of the 2015- 2016 school year at a Cacapon State Park reception last month. The event for retirees and families was sponsored by local businesses. More...

Opinions

The trend is… more trends

You know things are bad in the world when the release of the Pokemon Go app is uplifting news. More...

That’s how they do it

Ever wonder how that really high bird feeder got pulled down and emptied out? Tim Johnson’s game camera photo of two young bears might explain it. More...

Wish I’d said that

When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles. --Horace Walpole (1717-1797) English author, politician If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

What's Happening

Concert for WV flood victims

The Berkeley Springs Lions and several local musicians are teaming up to help the victims of the floods in southern, WV. The event will be at the Berkeley Springs State Park on Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Allegheny Ramblers bring bluegrass to Berkeley Springs on Saturday

Morgan County’s own Robbie Mann returns to his roots when The Allegheny Ramblers take the stage on Saturday, July 30, as part of Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park series. More...

Potomac Patriots presents free program by Dr. Stephen Smoot

The Potomac Patriots next monthly meeting is Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m. with speaker Dr. Stephen Smoot at Angus & Ale in Berkeley Springs. He will discuss historical milestone elections when voter turn-out produced surprising results. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Herbert A. Williams, Jr., 36, of Cumberland, Md. must pay a $100 fine and $165.25 in court costs and fees after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public. Morgan County Government Thursday, August 4. County Commission meets, 9:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Chip Shots

Big 12 expansion More...

Catch of the day

Dylan McCusker and Dakota White of Berkeley Springs caught a 40 lb. snapping turtle while fishing in their favorite local spot. More...

Probable cause found at hearing for triple murder suspect

The man who allegedly shot and killed three men on June 13 in Great Cacapon appeared before Magistrate Kermit Ambrose in Morgan County Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon at the preliminary hearing. More...

Commissioners approve two appointments

Mark Miller was appointed by the Morgan County Commission on July 21 to serve on the Morgan County Fire Board representing the South Morgan Fire Department. More...

Town approves new tenant to rent space above Municipal Center

The Bath Town Council announced the prospect of renting unused office space at its July 19 meeting. More...

News

Streetscape this week:

Work on Fairfax & Washington

Last weeks completion of the main sidewalk on Washington Street made all businesses along the street accessible. Installation of the stormwater management cells was completed. More...

Gallery show highlights regional artists

Morgan Arts Council presents Expressions and Impressions, opening on Friday, July 29 with a meet the artists reception at 7:30 p.m. in the Ice House Gallery. The exhibit features the works of 20 members of the Potomac River Artists Guild (PRAG). More...

Solid Waste receives grant

Thirty-two local Solid Waste Authorities (SWAs) will receive grants totaling $300,000 as a result of action taken by the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) at its meeting that was held in Charleston on Wednesday, July 20. More...

Letters

Actions deserve reprobation

Dear Editor: More...

Very informed response

Dear Editor: More...

Where did the money go?

Dear Editor: Last year, the citizens of Morgan County approved an excess school levy. Where did the money go? More...

Obituaries

Dorothy C. Dorsey

Dorothy Carol Dorsey, 87, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Countryside Assisted Living. Born October 31, 1928 in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Martin E. and Oleta P. Arnold Shanholtz. More...

Georgeanna M. Zipf

1945-2016

Georgeanna Marie Zipf, 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her residence. Born October 26, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ray and Gladys Boheme Michael. She was a Christian. She attended schools in St. More...

Doris L. Stotler

1947-2016

2 Cor. 4:18 — Doris Lee Stotler, 69, kept her eyes on the prize and died faithfully with her family and friends at her side on July 20, 2016. She was born March 16, 1947 and raised in Hyattsville, Md., until she married her love, Freddie M. More...

School News

Schools could change policy about who can use facilities

The Morgan County School Board is considering changing its County Facilities Use Policy 7510 to require each user to show proof of comprehensive liability insurance to cover claims, suit or judgment stemming from bodily harm/injury or property damage More...

Fall sports practices

Morgan County school’s athletic programs will kick off the 2016-2017 fall sports campaign with their first official practice on Monday, August 1. More...

Relentless Robotics 4H Clubs

All Morgan County Students in grades K-12 can learn more about Relentless Robotics 4H Clubs upcoming programs for the 2016-17 school year at its Robot Kick- Off, Thursday, August 4 and 11, 6:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall o More...

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