August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Morgan County schools kick off year with fresh faces

Parents and families shared their first day of school photos from Monday, August 22 including this one. More...

Opinions

Niner brothers

Patti Miller and Leslie Hotaling shared this photo of the Niner brothers, who cleared the hillside along Route 9 west and built a restaurant there in 1929 to capitalize on the spectacular view. More...

Cole plan has promising ideas

We were impressed last week when West Virginia Senate president Bill Cole released a seven-point plan to tackle this state’s unrelenting drug epidemic. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301 August 24, 1918 - Louis Bennett, Jr. died of injuries sustained when his plane was shot down by German anti-aircraft fire. More...

What's Happening

State Farm donates canopy for police, child safety seat efforts

State Farm insurance officials have donated a portable tent canopy to local law enforcement agencies to use during child safety seat checks and other public safety efforts in Morgan County. More...

State Farm donates canopy for police, child safety seat efforts

State Farm insurance officials have donated a portable tent canopy to local law enforcement agencies to use during child safety seat checks and other public safety efforts in Morgan County. More...

Rabies clinic

Rabies clinic Saturday, September 10, 9-11 a.m., at the Humane Society of Morgan County, 5366 Valley Road. Rain or shine. Cats in carriers and dogs on leashes. For more information and fees call 304-258-5592. More...

Police & Safety

Local man charged for boat, fishing license offenses

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers have charged a Berkeley Springs man with being an unlicensed fishing guide on the Potomac River. Douglas Scott Boyles, 35, of Highland Ridge Road, Berkeley Springs, was stopped near Weverton, Md. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Jan Weamer, 75, of Hedgesville must pay a $50 fine and $165.25 in court costs and fees after pleading guilty to a personal safety order violation. Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller: More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: August 14 Landlord/tenant dispute, Morgan Lane. Arrest of Lindsay H. Bohrer, 61, D.U.I. Trespassing complaint, Virage Lane. More...

School News

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel actions at their August 16 regular meeting and their August 19 special meeting: William Lauffer was hired as a Berkeley Springs High School biology and general science teacher starting More...

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter hosted 60 members from six Eastern District chapters

Ye Towne of Bath Chapter NSDAR hosted 60 members from six Eastern District chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the 69th annual meeting which was held at the Lodge at Cacapon State Park on Saturday, July 30. More...

Awana Clubs meet Friday

Calvary Bible Church announces the first night of Awana Clubs Friday, August 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The club will meet most Friday nights throughout the school year. More...

Old & unique clocks keep local man’s interest in timepieces ticking

If you were to walk into the lower level of James Carter’s home, you would find several rooms filled with clocks – clocks of all types and sizes, lining the shelves, resting on stands and adorning the walls. More...

BDA stalls even as new members approved

The frustration of Bath Development Authority (BDA) members was obvious at the August 16 Bath council meeting as Mayor Scott Merki again delayed approval of the group’s updated bylaws. More...

Officials okay new hire at Circuit Clerk’s office, sell off seized horses

County officials grudgingly approved the hiring of a new full-time clerk for the Circuit Clerk’s office last Thursday, after discussing the costs of recent personnel changes in that office. More...

News

First day of school is a family affair

Lukas Purdy, fifth grade, Warm Springs Intermediate School. More...

Ghostbusters not close to original, but still enjoyable

The Ghostbusters reboot is playing this week at The Star Theater in Berkeley Springs and take it from this Ghostbusters fan, it’s not anything like the original, but still worth going to see. More...

Historic Panorama At The Peak closes

The end of August will be the end of another era in the life of the stone building that has stood at the Panorama Overlook west of Berkeley Springs for nearly 90 years. For most of those years, the building has been used as a restaurant. More...

Letters

Gas pipeline is a lot of hot air

Dear Editor: More...

The “Internal Terrorist”

Dear Editor: More...

Jobs footnote

Dear Editor: Perhaps in rebuttal to The Economic Innovation Group’s recent report on Washington, D.C. not being a top 20 U.S. More...

Obituaries

Anna M. Richards

1990-2016

Anna M. “Ann” Richards, age 88, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa. More...

Roma J. Fought

1934-2016

Roma Jeannette Fought, age 81, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 20, 2016 surrounded by her devoted children and her husband of 36 years. More...

Adrian W. Moore, Jr.

1928-2016

Adrian Wallace Moore, Jr., 87, died August 16, 2016. Born in Southport, N.C. on November 17, 1928 to the late A.W. Moore and Sadie Orr Moore. He owned timberlands in Morgan County. More...

Sports

Paw Paw High School Volleyball Team

Paw Paw High School Lady Pirates Volleyball Team - left to right: Hana Hendrickson, Katelynn Andrews, Mollie Eastep, Jacque Vantiem, Hannah Leach, Megan Brown, Laken Day, Haven Irwin, Taylor Williams More...

Indians takedown Hampshire, 4-3

BSHS boys soccer

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Boys Varsity Soccer Team opened their 2016 season with an impressive 4- 3 win over Class AAA Hampshire this past Saturday, August 20. More...

Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Volleyball

BSHS Varsity Volleyball Team - sitting, left to right: Courtney Mincher, Payton Brown and Brittany Capps. More...

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