August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Messenger brings home editorial, feature awards

The Morgan Messenger received two editorial awards from the Better Newspaper Awards at this month’s annual convention of the West Virginia Press Association in Charleston. More...

New Hope guardrail delayed

A long-promised guardrail along a dangerous stretch of New Hope Road where vehicles have slid over a steep embankment may not be installed before next year, say highway officials. More...

Opinions

American spirit at work

The whiners and gripers are wrong – Americans know how to help people. Two recent newspaper accounts drove the point home. More...

Ladies with a mission

Gladys Whittington dropped off this gem of a photo not too long ago. She said it shows a local Ladies Aid group gathering in 1982. More...

Good news to us

This week’s news includes another set of arrests for drug trafficking here. In the past, we’ve heard complaints from folks around town that these kinds of stories are “bad news” and make Morgan County look bad. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

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

IN THE WILD

Supplemental feeding of deer is prohibited

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources issued a news release recently titled “Further Actions Taken to Combat Chronic Wasting Disease of Deer in West Virginia … Effective July 1, 2015, a larger portion of the Eastern Panhandle h More...

Wish I’d said that

When we cast off the yoke of public opinion, it is seldom to rise above it, but almost always to fall below. —Sebastien Chamfort (1741-1794) French writer If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

Obituaries

Lucy H. Hamilton

1924-2015

Mrs. Lucy “Jeanette” Howard Hamilton, 90, of Paw Paw, West Virginia departed this earth on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at her home. More...

Charles F. Grover IV

1967-2015

Charles Franklin Grover IV, 47, of Keyser, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his residence. Born on December 8, 1967 at Takoma Park, Md., he was a son of the late Charles Franklin "Buck" Grover, III and Betty Grey Grover. More...

Debra R. Wheeler

1953-2015

Debra Rebecca Wheeler, 61, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Friday morning, August 21, 2015. She was born November 4, 1953. She was preceded in death by her father, Bailey Swain and her mother, Marguerite, and sister, Ginny Sullivan. More...

School News

Making the most of a new school year

As students across our state return to school, it is important to have a fresh focus on the year that lies ahead. More...

21st Annual Day of Caring in Morgan County

With projects ranging from weeding and mulching, painting and small building repairs, hundreds of volunteers throughout the Panhandle will be at work on this year’s 21st annual Day of Caring. More...

BSHS Class of 1955 honored at homecoming

For the 39th time, many local graduates and their guests will assemble at Cacapon State Park Lodge. More...

Two arrested for dealing heroin from motel room

Berkeley Springs police officers executing a search warrant at the Berkeley Springs Motel on Friday, August 21 intercepted a heroin deal and netted three local men during the incident. More...

Brick by brick

Construction workers with United Wreckers and Excavators used lifts to remove the third story of 31-41 Fairfax Street brick by brick. More demolitions photos, page 10. More...

County to pay $120K for building next to courthouse

Morgan County Commissioners voted Thursday, August 20, to sign a purchase contract to buy the building and lot located just north of the county courthouse. County officials have said they plan to tear the deteriorated building down. More...

News

Mini-grants open for service projects

Volunteer West Virginia is now accepting applications for Day to Serve Mini-Grants. Non-profit organizations that want to host a Day to Serve service project may be eligible for up to $500. More...

Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture program growing in West Virginia

A message from West Virginia Department of Veterans assistance secretary Rick Thompson More...

Final use of train depot still in “thinking stages” Web series about WV artists to expand statewide

A major topic of discussion at last Tuesday’s Bath council meeting was how the historic Berkeley Springs train depot might be used once it is fully renovated. The train depot was built in 1915 and is owned by the Town of Bath. More...

Letters

Wild things

Dear Editor: When the power company sprayed the edge of the road near my house last year, I was devastated. Wild blackberry bushes lining the road...gone...not one threatening the power lines. These are not likely to return. More...

What's Happening

Veterans career fair

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host a Veterans Career Fair Tuesday, September 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the medical center’s Heroes Health and Wellness Center. More...

Blue Ridge CTC hosts Kids Academy

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College hosted the first “Kids Academy” July 27 at the Morgan County Center in Berkeley Springs. This new academic enrichment program is designed for students aged 10-15. More...

August

Thursday, August 27 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – Past Matrons, Past Patrons – AA, St. Mark’s, 7:30 – SWA, 7 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Edward C. Boomer, Jr., 52, of Holland, Ohio was found guilty of improper display of registration. He must pay a fine of $100 and $165.25 in court costs. Robert F. Shay, 55, of Warfordsburg, Pa. was found guilty of reckless driving. More...

On the public docket

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

Man arrested for battery of girlfriend at Intermediate School

A domestic situation turned violent outside of Warm Springs Intermediate School at dismissal time on Tuesday, August 18 when an adult male parent punched an adult female in the face near the school’s front bus loop. More...

Sports

Valerie Peer runs her way into Athletic Hall of Fame

Back on November 2, 2002 a freshman cross country runner named Valerie Peer from Berkeley Springs High School made school history as she captured the school’s first female individual state championship at the WV State Cross Country Championship More...

Soccer field soil has been cleaned, grading and capping to begin

The remediation of the Alex Rickli Memorial Soccer Complex at the U.S. Route 522 ball field complex is “on track,” school officials have said. More...

Chip Shots

Top-secret stuff

West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen does not grant the public or media much time to watch his football practices. More...

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