April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Early voting starts today

Registered Morgan County voters can start casting ballots in the May 10 primary today, April 27, during early voting at the Morgan County Courthouse. More...

School board adopts tax rates

The Morgan County School Board adopted the proposed regular state school levy and special levy rates for Fiscal Year 2017 that they approved at their March 15 meeting. The levy rates are the same as they were last year for Fiscal Year 2016. More...

Town, county set tax rates

The tax rates that will be part of the formula for figuring personal property tax bills for the next fiscal year were set by town and county officials last week, as required by law. More...

Opinions

Voting still vital

Despite West Virginia’s late spot in the national primary schedule, tomorrow’s start to early voting in the primary is still a cause for excitement for many. There will be first-time voters casting ballots in races from U.S. More...

What a view

A grand view of the valley between Cacapon and Sleepy Creek Mountains was the subject of this photo by Patricia Starry, submitted during a previous Morgan County Photo Contest. She took the picture from the Overlook in Cacapon State Park. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

April 27, 1978 - An accident at the Willow Island Power Station on the Ohio River killed 51 men. The scaffolding that had been erected for use in the construction of a new cooling tower collapsed, sending them plunging to the ground. More...

Obituaries

Henry L. Harmon

1940-2016

Henry Lee Harmon, 75, of Bunker Hill, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his home. Born August 7, 1940 in Tazewell, Va., he was the son of the late George Henry Harmon and Mary Ellen Alley Harmon. He was a caregiver. More...

Archie L. Largent

Archie L. Largent, 97, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. More...

James B. Gilhart

James Bellard Gilhart, 65, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs. Arrangements will be announced by Helsley- Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs. More...

Police & Safety

Hinckle sentenced for firearms theft from police vehicle

A local man who stole a West Virginia State Police cruiser in May of 2015 was sentenced in federal court on Monday, April 25 for unlawful possession of firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced in a press release. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: April 17 911 hang-up, VA Line Road, children with phone. Landlord/tenant dispute. Met with complainant in office. Alarm, Spohrs Road, secure. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Paw Paw Schools keep focus on student mastery and curriculum

Paw Paw Schools continues its emphasis on raising student achievement with curriculum improvements and intervention. More...

Band concerts

The Warm Springs Middle School sixth grade and seventh/ eighth grade band will be performing in concert on Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. in the Connie Perry Auditorium at Berkeley Springs High School. More...

Honor Roll

Warm Springs Middle School Third nine weeks

“A” honor roll Sixth grade – Madison Adams, Jaidallyn Andrews, Danielle Ayers, Gavin Barkley, Tyler Barney, Katelyn Beresic, Virginia Burns, Cadence Carpenter, Trista Cross, Johna Cutlip, Jada Dean, Timothy Develing, Harly Didawick, More...

Breaking News - 11:00 AM

Comissioners vote 2-1 to double Ambulance Fee

At a Special Meeting this morning, the Morgan County Commission voted 2-1 to amend the county's Ambulance Fee ordinance, including changes that will double the annual fee on living units in the county from $75 per year to $150. More...

Orleans Road brush fire burns 30 acres

Some 122 firefighters from across the region battled a 31-acre mountain fire in the Doe Gully area off Orleans Road in Great Cacapon late Monday afternoon and evening. More...

2016-2017 school budget is up for approval; public hearing is May 2

The Morgan County School Board approved their proposed 2016-2017 Fiscal Year budget of $27,880,934 for publication at their April 19 meeting. More...

Harmison honored by county for rescue

Kody Harmison (center) was recognized for pulling a local man from a structure fire on March 9. More...

News

Multiple fires stretch responders

Area firefighters from across the region battled brush fires last week that were fueled by extremely dry conditions. More...

Church Directory

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald. More...

County Agent’s Corner

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/ Tips To Help Avoid Lawn Problems More...

Letters

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Great service from War Memorial

Dear Editor: I went into the hospital after a fall where I broke a hip. I had surgery in Winchester Hospital and after a week I was sent to War Memorial Hospital for four weeks of rehab. More...

What's Happening

MCOF Annual Meeting and Stargazing

The Morgan County Observatory Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting this Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. in the board room at the Morgan County Public Library. More...

Sleepy Creek cleanup

Chuck Marsh, Bob Meadows, Norm Dean and Susan Jones of the Sleepy Creek Watershed Association display tires, TVs, recyclable glass, plastics, aluminim and other assorted trash collected along a tribu More...

April

Thursday, April 28 – 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...

Sports

Berkeley Springs track teams compete at Cardinal Classic

The Berkeley Springs High School Boys and Girls Track Teams finished fifth and eighth respectively at the Cardinal Classic on Friday, April 22, at Spring Mills High School. More...

Lady Indians win three-of-five

by Donald Lambert The Berkeley Springs High School Softball Team added three more wins to its record, despite some heartbreaking losses during the week. More...

Paw Paw crushes Saints 17-2

A test of a team’s resolve is how to recover from a big loss. More...

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