September 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local health professionals on alert for seasonal flu, new respiratory virus

Local health officials said there have been no signs of seasonal influenza or the new respiratory virus Enterovirus D68 so far in the county. Enterovirus D68 had been reported in 22 states including Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. More...

Opinions

Weathered reflections

Barbara Andreadis submitted this photo of an aging local building during the Morgan County Photo Contest, focusing in on the faded wood siding and broken window panes that made a patchy reflection. More...

Another bell tolling

On Monday, the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation announced they will pull investments from their $860 million charity out of fossil fuels over the coming years. More...

Letters

Letter was sour grapes

Dear Editor: Rarely have I read a letter to the editor more offensive and deliberately misleading than that of Mary Lynn Richford of Ranson, WV, in last week’s edition. More...

Crab Feast

Dear Editor: The August 20 edition of your fine paper contained an article that made reference to the Head Crab and went on to mention the WVU Alumni Crab Feast that is held each year in the D.C. area. More...

No magic wand

Dear Editor: More...

What's Happening

“Carry It On” celebrates the sixties coffee house

Remember the coffee houses and folk singers of the 1960s? Those songs still ring in the heads of countless folks, including many too young to have been there. More...

Autumn exhibits at Ice House Gallery

A pair of exhibits celebrating the season opens at the Ice House Gallery in Berkeley Springs with a meet-the-artist reception on Friday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Free music night

BlackCat Music Shop's monthly Free Music Night will be held Saturday, September 27, 6:30-10 p.m. Opening for the evening is Kate Evans playing original and classic folk tunes. More...

Police & Safety

Stolen ATVs recovered in Morgan County

A flat-bed truck loaded with all-terrain vehicles pulled up to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, September 18, after local authorities helped track down stolen goods for authorities in Loudoun County. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: September 14 Domestic dispute, Ewing Street, verbal. Alarm, Miller Lane, secure. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

County schools looking at enrollment drop this year

Morgan County Schools may have 100 fewer students enrolled this school year than last, school officials have said. More...

School board asks Superintendent to boost student achievement

The Morgan County School Board and School Superintendent David Banks set Banks’ annual performance goals and developed the plan for meeting those goals in a special executive session at the end of their September 2 meeting. More...

2014 BSHS Homecoming Court

Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at this Friday nights game against Southern Garrett. More...

Commissioners to seek bids for The Pines renovation plan

The normally sparse Morgan County Commission room was packed with local Berkeley Springs High school students on Thursday, September 18, as county officials discussed the future uses and possible renovation of the county-owned Pines Opportunity Cente More...

Tri-Lake Park fined for sewer pond violations

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has fined Tri Lake Holdings, Inc. for several violations of state law regarding the operation of a wastewater treatment pond at the 200-acre mobile home park in southern Morgan County. More...

Hovermale named Woman of Distinction

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Eastern Panhandle area, is hosting the 10th annual Women of Distinction luncheon to honor three women from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan County, on Wednesday, October 1, at 11:30 a.m. More...

News

The faces of Mount Trimble School

Mt. Trimble School during the 1941-42 term has been identified as follows: first row: Robert W. More...

Hand, foot & mouth disease still in local area

Morgan County Health Department nurse Patty Caldwell said on Monday that she referred another case of suspected hand, foot and mouth disease to an area physician last week. The virus that causes the illness surfaces every year after school starts. More...

Marsh receives award

Chuck Marsh, President of Sleepy Creek Watershed Association receives the "Happy Tree Award" from Alana Hartman, Basin Coordinator, WV Department of Environmental Protection at the 26th Annual Waters More...

Columns

Under the dome

Former WV school super’s case over firing still costing state

Jorea Marple, the former state superintendent of schools who was fired two years ago after an audit revealed the state Department of Education wasted millions and had a bloated and ineffective administration, has filed multiple lawsuits in circuit an More...

Wish I’d said that

It’s not so much the things we don’t know that gets us into trouble. It’s the things we know for sure that just ain’t so. If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

IN THE WILD

Ants and Hummingbird Feeders More...

Calendar

September

Thursday, September 25– 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.– Past Matrons, Past Patrons– AA, St. More...

Obituaries

M. LaFaune StClair

1936-2014

M. LaFaune StClair, 78 of Hancock, died at the home of her daughter Kimberly, Sunday September 21, 2014. Born March 18, 1936 in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Daniel C. and Elva E. Hull McCormick and widow of the late Edgar L. More...

Thelma E. Meade

1930-2014

Thelma E. Bullett Meade, 84, of Winchester, Va., died Sunday, September 21 2014 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA. She was born June 26, 1930 in Paw Paw, daughter of the late David Anderson and Jane Brumback Anderson. More...

Mary Keefer

1933-2014

Mary “Norma Jean” Keefer, 81, of Hancock, Md., died on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. More...

Sports

Lady Indians defeat Keyser, fall to Jefferson

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Soccer Team picked up their third win of the 2014 season last Tuesday, September 16 defeating rival Keyser 3-2. The Lady Indians had to rally back during the game to pick up the win. More...

Strong second place finish at Musselman Invitational

Over the past few weeks the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country Team keeps adding up the miles not only in practice, but at events as well. More...

Indians fourth at Invitational

After capturing their third straight PVC golf championship the Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team ventured to the Sleepy Hollow Golf Course to participate in the Dr. Marshall Glenn/Jefferson County Invitational. More...

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