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Christmas parades bring cheer

Elves and Santa’s helpers handed out candy and small treats to children along Paw Paw’s parade route on Saturday. photo by Kate Shunney More...

Opinions

Hometown is best for the holidays

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – the Christmas and holiday spirit burns bright in our communities.  In return, it’s our job to support our local shops, non-profit organizations and community groups during the More...

Bridges, swings, ladies and gents

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This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

A Christmas Carol live radio staged at the Ice House

The Morgan Arts Council’s Ice House Theater Project presents “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Drama” by Philip Grecian, based on the novella by Charles Dickens. More...

Top it off with a bow

William Carey took this photo of J.C. and Judy Fischer decorating the sign at Berkeley Springs State Park last Thursday, December 1. More...

Winter concert at BSHS

The annual Winter Concert at Berkeley Springs High School will be held Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

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Deputies’ “No Shave” effort raises funds for cancer awareness

Officers with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department went a little rugged last month, participating in “No Shave November” as a way to raise funds for cancer research and treatment.  Deputy Josh Lebo brought the idea to the dep More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

School News

Intermediate School receives library grant

Warm Springs Intermediate School received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library.  More...

School personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following personnel changes at their recent meetings:  Catherine Wood was employed as a .8 SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment mental health program) specialist starting Novem More...

National Honor Society students volunteer

For the 10th year Starting Points hosted the Empty Bowls Fundraiser at Berkeley Springs High School. The National Honor Society students volunteered by setting up the bowls. More...

Buck season numbers down from 2015

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has released antlered deer harvests for the two-week firearms season which ran from November 21 through December 3.  More...

Cacapon park dam upgrades cost $1.7 million, will allow dams to withstand stronger storms

The two earthen dams at Cacapon State Park’s lakes have not failed in the 80-year history of the park, and they’ll be even less likely to after upgrade work on them finishes in the spring. More...

Groups still offering help to enroll in health insurance by Dec. 15

The deadline for West Virginia residents to renew health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is fast approaching, on December 15.  According to state officials, 220,000 West Virginians have gotten health insurance under More...

News

Correction

An incorrect phone number appeared in the Berkeley Springs High School Yearbook story in the November 30 issue of The Morgan Messenger.  The correct phone number at the high school is 304- 258-2871.  We apologize for this error.   More...

Mom’s English nut bread

This nut bread is an old family recipe that we made every year for the Christmas holidays when I was growing up.  Think my mother got the recipe from her and my dad’s landlady in the first few years my parents were married (between 1946 an More...

Tradition of sending Christmas cards goes back to 1840s

While the holiday season brings a big to-do list of decorating, shopping, wrapping presents and baking, some still enjoy the longstanding tradition of keeping in touch with family, friends and colleagues each year by sending Christmas cards through t More...

Letters

Vietnam vets deserve place of honor

Dear Editor:  I felt compelled to write to you pertaining to the suggested site for the Vietnam Memorial. I am not a Berkeley Springs resident, but my wife was born and raised there and her mother and sister still live there. More...

Calendar

Holiday Event Calendar

Friday, December 9  7 p.m. Berkeley Springs High School and – Warm Springs Middle School Winter Choral Concert High school show choir and concert choir and middle school seventh/eighth grade and sixth grade choirs. More...

Obituaries

Hope B. Stotler

Hope Blanche Stotler, 80, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, November 5, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held at Snyder’s Bible Chapel, Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Donald W. Dick, Sr. officiating.   More...

Arthur E. Stotler

Arthur Eugene “Buck” Stotler, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Arrangements will be handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street More...

Lenwood J. Moss 1929-2016

Lenwood J. More...

Sports

Indians’ hoops want to build consistency

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Basketball Team will enter the 2016-2017 winter season with High School English teacher Ben Kase leading the program once again. More...

Indian wrestling picks up five wins at Hedgesville Duals

Mundey Finishes 10-0

This past weekend the West Virginia high school wrestling season kicked off. The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Wrestling Team hit the road for a short trip to Hedgesville High School for the Hedgesville Duals.  More...

Berkeley Springs High School Weekly schedule

Thursday, December 8 JV Boys Basketball 4 p.m. at Faith Christian Academy Varsity Girls Basketball 5:30 p.m. at Faith Christian Academy Varsity Boys Basketball 7 p.m. More...

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