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July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission meets in western Morgan County

At least once a year, the Morgan County Commission heads to Paw Paw to listen to concerns from the western part of the county. More...

Levy election appeal dropped

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has closed a case in which three Morgan County residents challenged the timing and legality of last May’s contentious special school levy election. More...

Opinions

Get a kick out of gardening

Apparently, anything can be a planter. Gail Hanline entered the 2014 Photo Contest with this picture of a workboot doing double duty as a home for plants. More...

Lots of spirit on display

We were struck again, at this year’s County Fair, by the amount of organization and volunteer effort required to put on the annual community event, which is free for all. More...

That was Sleepy Creek Cash Store

Last week’s “Photo of the Week” sparked all sorts of memories for our readers. Judi Layne Warrenfeltz wrote in to say: More...

What's Happening

Summer concerts continue with Heather Maloney

The Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park continues Saturday, August 2, 5:30 p.m. with folk musician Heather Maloney. More...

Community blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the American Legion, Berkeley Springs Thursday, July 31, 1- 7 p.m. During the summer months, donated blood can only be stored three weeks to a month causing shortages. More...

Free Open Mic Night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring a Free Open Mic Night Friday, August 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Jim Salman, and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. Sign up to play or go to listen. More...

Calendar

August

Thursday, July 31– 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.– AA, St. More...

Police & Safety

Police investigate camp stabbing

Parties were in Rainbow Gathering caravan

A man traveling with several people from a Rainbow Gathering in Chicago to another of the counter-culture festivals in North Carolina was stabbed during an overnight campground incident along River Road in the early hours of Monday, July 21. More...

Sex Offender Registry

Three Morgan County residents have been added to the Sex Offender Registry maintained by the West Virginia State Police. The complete registry, including the current addresses of those listed, is available at the West Virginia State Police website. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: July 20 Arrest of Jason Levi Barrett, 20, D.U.I. and underage consumption. More...

School News

Honor Roll

PAW PAW SCHOOL

Fourth Nine Weeks A Honor Roll Third grade: Orren Abrell, Gibson Fravel and Garrett Lister. Fifth grade: Daniel Pracht. Sixth grade: Haley Abrell, Christopher King, Andrew Kurtz, Samantha McGlade and Coby Ridgeway. More...

Community spirit shone at County Fair

LEFT: The Morgan County Fair was held at Berkeley Springs High School on July 26 and 27. More...

Street workshop tomorrow

A public workshop will be held tomorrow, Thursday, July 31 about highway resurfacing options for the two blocks of Fairfax Street in downtown Berkeley Springs at the town square. More...

Hutchinson challenging Cowles in November delegate race

Former Morgan County Commissioner Brenda Hutchinson was certified last week as an Independent candidate in November’s race for the local House of Delegates seat. More...

Columns

Wish I’d said that

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. – Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862),American author. 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 July 31, 1932 - Actor Theodore Crawford ‘‘Ted’’ Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh but was raised in Philippi. More...

IN THE WILD

Spring of 2014 Wildlife Inventory

We have four bluebird nest boxes on our property, but this spring, tree swallows occupied three of them. More...

Obituaries

Mary J. Nelson

Mary Jo Dawson Nelson, 73, of Argyle, Texas and formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Argyle.Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, August 2 in Greenway Cemetery, Berkeley Springs with Rev. More...

Philip L. Yost

1947-2014

Philip L. Yost, 67, of Falling Waters and formerly of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Julia Manor Health Center, Hagerstown, Md. More...

Ruby A. Mehrmann

1934-2014

Ruby Ann Mehrmann, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born May 6, 1934 in Paw Paw, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd P. More...

Sports

Morgan County All-Stars come home one game shy

The Morgan County Little League All-Stars reached the end of their journey in the 11- 12-year-old Little League Tournament on Friday, July 25 in Chapmanville in Logan County. More...

Athletic schedules

Cross Country Team Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Team will begin practice on Monday, August 4. Any students in grades nine through 12 interested in running should meet at the track at 8 a.m. dressed to run. Pirates Volleyball More...

Chip Shots

Too much talk?

Monday was another one of those days that I found myself alone behind the wheel of my car for an extended period of time listening to sports talk radio. More...

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