July 23, 2014 RSS feed / News

Town changes meeting times

Town officials made several important decisions and fielded a few propositions at a bimonthly meeting of town council on July 15, including changes to the meeting time and updates to the cemetery grant. More...

Bon Appétit Appalachia Culinary Map includes WV, MD spots

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin joined Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chairman Earl F. Gohl recently in announcing the nationwide premier of the Bon Appétit Appalachia culinary map-guide. More...

Rabel certified as candidate in November House race

Ed Rabel of Alum Creek was officially recognized and certified on Monday, July 21, by the West Virginia Office of the Secretary of State as the independent candidate for the United States House of Representatives from the state’s Second Congres More...

Menu

Thursday, July 24 - Potato soup, peanut butter sandwich, garden salad and dessert. Friday, July 25 - Cook’s choice. Monday, July 28 - Hamburgers, corn, green beans and fruit. Tuesday, July 29 - Cold cut sub, chips, pickles and cookie. More...

Supper Club

Supper Club at the Seventhday Adventist Church, located at 3606 Valley Road, U.S. 522 South, Berkeley Springs, will be held twice in July, the next free showing of the “GMO Trilogy Part II” will be on Monday, July 28, 6 p.m. More...

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Attorney General: Beware of fake job ads

West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging West Virginians who may be looking for work to be on the lookout for fake job postings and other employment scams online. More...

West Virginia waterway projects receive $14 million

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Reading the Messenger

Along on your summer vacation

Lilly Clark, Nate Hutchinson, Maggie Hutchinson of Berkeley Springs and Emalyn Hartley of Little Orleans visited Jockey’s Ridge State Park when they vacationed in North Carolina in May. More...

Local teens learn about farming as need for agriculture grows

While the number of farmers and acres of farmland has declined nationwide when there are more people than ever to feed, vocational agricultural education programs encourage teens to explore a farming-related career. More...

New hiker-biker path along C&O Canal’s Paw Paw Tunnel

This fall, bicyclists and hikers will have a safer way to access the MD 51, Oldtown Road, Bridge over the Potomac River from the C&O Canal Towpath near the Paw Paw Tunnel in Western Maryland. More...

FAMILY REUNIONS

BOHRER The Adam and Lucy Bohrer reunion will be held Sunday, July 27 at South Morgan fire department. Meal will be at 12:30. Take covered dish. Questions call 304-839- 8049 or 304-258-2560. BISHOP/BISCHOFF More...

WV HELP app can aid in emergency

What’s the phone number? It’s 4 p.m. and the fire department has been called to a fire in an apartment complex. Upon arrival, the first responders find a meth lab and a battered mother and child. More...

COME to your fair

History big part of County Fair

Morgan County’s history has always been an important part of the County Fair. This year, the fair continues that commitment with booths by various organizations. More...

Morgan wages lower than state average

The average worker in Morgan County made about $588 before taxes per week in 2013, according to a report done by WorkForce West Virginia. The group is a division of the state Department of Commerce. More...

County building repairs underway

After last week’s shutdown of the community center on Green Street, county officials have hired a contractor to fix the crumbling areas of the building so normal business can resume, said Facilities Director Vince Cichocki. More...

Largent-Hill and Lorensen named to governor’s task force on juvenile justice

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Thursday, July 17 that he has formed the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice, the first step of landmark, comprehensive review of West Virginia’s juvenile justice system. More...

Senior Life Services Activities

Thursday, July 24 - Hagerstown shopping Ollie’s, K-Mart and lunch. Friday, July 25 - Bingo 10; tap dancing 9:30. Monday, July 28 - Isometric exercise 8:45; nifty gifty 10-1; canasta 9; computer class 10; free art class 10. More...

Events at Cacapon State Park

Wednesday, July 23 8-9 p.m. WV Stories with Bill Lepp. Meet in the Washington Room at the Lodge. Thursday, July 24 10:30-11 a.m. More...

CEOS Council welcomes Cindy Smalley

Members of Morgan County Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) highlighted their bi-monthly July meeting with a cake to celebrate Cindy Smalley’s obtaining the position of County Extension Agent. More...

Manchin votes with Senate to move ahead on Hobby Lobby act

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Rep. Capito votes yes on highway trust fund fix

U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) voted yes on July 15 to legislation to avert the Highway Trust Fund crisis and fund our nation’s roads and bridges through May 2015. H.R. More...

Solar yard lights can do double duty

Reader Leslie Schultz on Jim West Road, called in a suggestion for anyone who’s hit with another extended power outage. More...

Farmer’s name wrong

Correction: The man on the tractor in the photo on page 8 in our July 16 edition is named David Shoemaker, not John. We apologize for our error. More...

Second Annual Amazing Race

The Second Annual AMAZING RACE for Jenna’s Joy Foundation will be held on Saturday, August 2 starting at 9 a.m. at the gazebo at Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

Reading, art and more are focus of Paw Paw Energy Express

Energy Express learning fun continues this summer at its Paw Paw Schools and Warm Springs Middle School sites. Paw Paw Energy Express site coordinator Sharon Munson said that around 35 children were registered for the program in Paw Paw. More...

Tacos roll into town

Crowds have been gathering around a bright yellow truck in downtown Berkeley Springs, where two brothers serve authentic Mexican food. Santiago’s Mexican Food was first created in Warfordsburg, Pa., in early June. More...

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