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Legislative leaders tag Tomblin in prevailing wage move

West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole and House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead expressed disappointment over the failure of WorkForce West Virginia to implement the statutory requirements of the prevailing wage law as passed by the Legislature More...

Emergency personnel attend Homeland Security training

Morgan County 9-1-1 Dispatcher and South Morgan Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter / EMT Travis Fournier, Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company Deputy Chief Marshall Younker, and 9-1-1 Director Zachary Caldwell recently completed training offered b More...

Yellow poplar weevil hitting trees across the state

West Virginia’s plant and pest specialist say the state’s poplar trees are under invasion. More...

County Agent’s Corner

Tomato and potato plants may fall victim to plant diseases, warns WVU Extension specialist West Virginia produce growers and family farmers are reporting plant diseases that affect their tomato and potato crops, according to a West Virginia Universit More...

Do not let assets become unclaimed property

State Treasurer John Perdue’s office has returned approximately $110 million to rightful owners in the Treasurer’s 18-year tenure, but Perdue would like less of it ended up in his office. More...

School service and extra duty personnel changes

The Morgan County School Board approved the following service and extra duty personnel actions at their recent meetings: Aides, clerks More...

A history of the Crosfield home

One of my favorite places belonged to the charming and lovely Crosfield sisters, both were school teachers and were loved and respected. Ms. Dorothy was my third grade teacher and Ms. Anna was my mom’s teacher. More...

On a giant beach chair

Brenda Delbaugh went on vacation in Virginia Beach a few weeks back and took The Morgan Messenger along for beach reading. More...

Henry King & the rattlesnake

After seeing coverage of the Paw Paw Memorial Day parade in our paper, DeLaine Parrill was reminded of Henry King and a giant rattlesnake he caught a few decades ago. King was the honorary Grand Marshal of the Paw Paw parade this May. More...

State disability rights advocates honored

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant presented awards to individuals who have invested their time and energy into the disability rights movement in West Virginia. More...

Train depot nearing completion

Though the estimated ending date has been pushed forward to August 12, renovations at the train depot in North Berkeley are still going strong. More...

Student is expelled for weapon in vehicle

A 17-year-old Berkeley Springs High School male student was expelled for one calendar year for having what was considered a dangerous weapon-a rifle-in his vehicle on school grounds, Superintendent David Banks said. The rifle was unloaded, he said. More...

Volunteers to track water quality, bay restoration

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has announced a new partnership with the Izaak Walton League of America, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) housed at Dickinson College, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sc More...

King new Calvary U.M. pastor

Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon announces the assignment of Pastor Phil King effective July 1. More...

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Paw Paw library gets grant for air conditioning upgrade

State legislators presented a grant for $3,000 to officials with the Paw Paw Public Library for air conditioning units at the facility on June 3. More...

Fireworks, parades, concerts & races marked early July 4 celebrations

For nearly 40 years there were major celebrations for the 4th that often drew more than 5,000 people to town. Fireworks, parades and band concerts were staples of these celebrations which occurred almost annually. More...

Wild nature

Bill Wetzel brought in another strange nature discovery on Monday - a wild fern growing up into a glass bottle. Wetzel found the half-gallon glass container on his property near Duckwall Road, on what used to be the Harding Farm dump. More...

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