August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking down borders with radios

To most people, Morse Code is auditory gibberish, a series of beeps and boops in quick sequence. To Harry Weiss, a selfappointed amateur radio operator, it’s just another language. More...

Opinions

School days from the past

Schoolchildren and staff at the old brick Great Cacapon School were captured in this photograph, dated 1923-1924 and shared with us by Betty Lou Harmison. The children were in grades 3-4. More...

The civil society we take for granted

Reports from the Missouri town of Ferguson have started to resemble war-zone stories, including accounts of Malatov cocktails being thrown at police and cops using tear gas and plastic bullets to quiet protestors. More...

What's Happening

Beautiful Chorus performs

Beautiful Chorus will perform in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, August 27, 7 p.m. at The New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer Street. The concert is free. The group of 12 women from Orlando, Fla. More...

Family fishing derby and fellowship

Word of Deliverance Church on Honeycrest Drive off Winchester Grade Road is sponsoring a Family Fishing Night on Sunday, August 31, 6 p.m. For adults and children of all ages. Fishing derby, paddle boats, food, prizes, face painting and fellowship. More...

Plans for 41st Apple Butter Festival parade underway

Plans for this year’s Apple Butter Festival Parade are proceeding, and local residents, school groups, businesses, community organizations and churches are once again encouraged to participate to give the parade a hometown flair. More...

Obituaries

June Deaver

1940-2014

June Deaver, 74, formerly of Paw Paw, died in Spring, Texas on August 4, 2014. Born February 9, 1940, she was preceded in death by her parents Herman Luther and Orpha Peters Bohrer and one great-grandchild. More...

Sonja L. Smith

1951-2014

Sonja Lee Hillyard Smith, 63, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Rehabilitation & Nursing, Berkeley Springs. She was born April 23, 1951 in Bethesda, Md. More...

Dolores J. Myer

1948-2014

Dolores Jean Farris Myer, 66, of Martinsburg passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Born July 27, 1948 in Great Cacapon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Dayton "Pete" and Alice Katherine "Kate" Light Farris. More...

Sports

Lady Indians ready to play

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Varsity Soccer Team will see Stephanie Young at the head coaching spot this season. More...

Indians second in two matches

The Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team had to settle for a pair of second place finishes last week. Early last week the Indians traveled to Loudoun Valley in Purcellville, Va. to take on the host Vikings and the Skyline Hawks of Front Royal, Va. More...

Cross Country to host Tri-meet

The Berkeley Springs High School boys and girls cross country teams will host Paw Paw and Spring Mills in a trimeet on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at Middle School. More...

McCoy charged with murder in stabbing

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department arrested Wesley Andrew McCoy, 24, of Berkeley Springs for the fatal stabbing of a Great Cacapon man early Tuesday morning along South Washington Street in downtown Berkeley Springs. More...

Monday accident claims life of local girl

A two-vehicle accident on U.S. 522 north of Berkeley Springs took the life of a 9- year-old Great Cacapon girl on Monday, August 18 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Trooper First Class J.C. More...

Sewer board moves to drop bond surcharge from bills

The Warm Springs Public Service District (WSPSD) board announced at their monthly meeting last Wednesday, August 13 that the public sewer system could move to strike a surcharge being paid by sewer customers to cover the utility’s bond payments More...

News

Local writer hits New York Times bestseller list

When one reads about the Civil War, they expect gloom and doom. If that isn’t your style, Tim Rowland has an alternative look on the war. More...

From the governor’s desk

Rehabilitating roadways and futures

When it comes to our roadways, rehabilitation is a term we often hear during the summer months. More...

Scammers impersonating County Commission

Pretending to be someone you aren’t is terrifyingly easy. Using a website, anyone can put in their phone number, a target phone number, and the number they want to show on a Caller ID. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Legislators consider issue: What happens to online “life” after death?

Many people may not realize that West Virginia is one of many states that doesn’t have a clearly defined law on who can access digital assets such as emails, bank account numbers and messages intended to be private. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council1310 Kanawha Blvd., E.Charleston, WV 25301 August 20, 1851 - The oldest statue in West Virginia, a nine-foot wood carving of Patrick Henry, was dedicated at the county courthouse in Morgantown. More...

Wish I’d said that

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker (b. 1944 )American writer, civil rights activist. .If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

Police & Safety

Seims pleads guilty to child porn charges

During a hearing before Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Chris Wilkes, Tuesday, August 12, Timothy Scott Seims, 69, of Snakes Eyes Lane, Berkeley Springs, pled guilty to six counts of possession of child pornography. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: August 10 Disorderly conduct complaint, Wilkes Street. Arrest of Thomas G. Whitacre, 51, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Pleasant View starts school year with new principal

Keri Cunningham-Chilcote took the reins at Pleasant View Elementary last week, just in time for the first day of school. Pleasant View serves roughly 130 students in grades K-5 in the eastern part of Morgan County. More...

First day of school for Morgan County

Gabriel Messner, Kindergarten, Pleasant View Elementary. More...

School year starts with a number of professional personnel changes

Morgan County Schools began the 2014-2015 school year with the hiring of many new professional personnelsome key personnel-that the Morgan County School Board approved at their August 5 and August 15 meetings. More...

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