May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Showy signs of spring

This flowering tree dazzles those passing by the Foxglove Garden Club herb garden at the Berkeley Springs Train Station. More...

Precinct moved

In anticipation of voting on May 11, precinct 21 will now vote at the Love Assembly of God Church instead of the former Morgan County Ballfields location. The new permanent location for voting is actually in the youth building behind the church. More...

Letters

Rescue work not a business

Dear Editor: In the article entitled “New Group Calls for Better Animal Control Facility,” Mr. More...

Consider removing meters?

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Nominate a nurse

Dear Editor: War Memorial Hospital will celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Nurses Week honors the anniversary of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale’s mission to treat wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. More...

What's Happening

Bellydancers perform at town park Saturday

Twenty-one local bellydancers led by Angela Petry, owner/instructor of Bellysima Bellydance, along with dancers across North America and around the world are gearing up to make bellydance history once again all for a great cause. More...

Maypole and cakewalk planned as fundraiser

A Maypole and a cakewalk in Berkeley Springs State Park, Sunday, May 19 from 1 3 p.m. will benefit the Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center. More...

Rabies clinic

The Humane Society of Morgan County is holding a rabies clinic on Saturday, May 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the shelter, located at 5366 Valley Road (Rt. 522S). Have cats in carriers and dogs on leashes. This will be held rain or shine. More...

Obituaries

George T. McCumbee

1928-2013

George Thomas “Sonny” McCumbee, age 84, of Berkeley Springs, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center. More...

Francis G. Good

1929-2013

Francis George Good, 83, of Hedgesville, died Friday, May 3, 2013 at his residence. He was born December 9, 1929 in Washington, D.C., son of the late George Beall and Anna Pokorney Good. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. More...

Anna L. Machamer

1926-2013

Anna Lee Machamer, 86, of Paw Paw, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Va. She was born June 19, 1926 at Paw Paw, the daughter of the late Adam Guy Northcraft and Zella Kline Northcraft. More...

Sports

Track programs finish third at PVCs

The Berkeley Springs boys and girls track programs traveled to Keyser on April 29 for the 2013 PVC Championships. Both teams turned in some stellar performances, but depth in events continue to be a problem at this crucial stage of the season. More...

Tennis sending three to states

The Berkeley Springs boy’s tennis program will be sending three members of its squad to the state tennis tournament this weekend. Logan Webster, Brian Close and Logan Reed all qualified for the state tennis tournament for the Indians. More...

Lady Indians fall in best of three to Lady Vikings

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians Softball Team saw its season end at the hands of Petersburg last week in the Class AA Region II Sub Sectional match up. More...

Special levy election Saturday

This Saturday, May 11, Morgan County voters will decide the fate of a highly-contested special school tax that’s been in place for almost six decades. As of Monday afternoon, 975 voters had already weighed in on the tax during early voting. More...

Virginia jury returns verdict in killing of Morgan County man

On April 17, a Frederick County, Va. jury found Bradley Scott Gregory, 28, of Winchester guilty of manslaughter in the 2012 New Year’s death of Michael Scott Shirley of Berkeley Springs. More...

County reapplying for TIGER grant

After an unsuccessful application last year, Morgan County is giving transportation funding another chance with the TIGER V grant. The application is due as soon as possible, with a cutoff of June 3. More...

Citizens protest meeting rules

Claims of people getting ignored, pushed off agendas, and improperly represented in the meeting minutes were levied at the Morgan County Commission by fracking opponent Patty Heaphy, at a May 2 meeting. More...

Opinions

Always up for a circus

Editorial

Last week, the Morgan County Commissioners were accused of keeping groups off the agenda of county meetings, of not giving people their full allotted time to speak and leaving the meat of discussions out of their meeting minutes. More...

At attention

If you have a great “Photo of the Week” – from cop cars to shooting stars — why not lend it to The Morgan Messenger? More...

State to expand Medicaid services to more residents

Under the dome

West Virginia finally decided last Thursday that it will expand its Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). More...

Columns

GREENWOOD and vicinity...

Greenwood Church Administrative Board will meet at the church Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m. More...

Every day is Mother’s Day

The tradition of honoring our mothers is as old as the Scriptures. But it was only a little over a century ago that America began observing Mother’s Day. I am so proud that this great tradition was born in Grafton, West Virginia. More...

Reading the Messenger

Surfing and crabbing

Ivy and Briar Hale tucked The Morgan Messenger into their kayaks when they went crabbing and fishing in St. Michaels, Md. last September. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, May 9 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Police & Safety

Family fire safety tips

Firefighter Donnie Shade from South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Company 20 in Inwood shared these crucial fire safety tips for students and families during a recent fire safety lesson at Warm Springs Middle School: Have your house number posted outside o More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: April 28 Unattended death, Martinsburg Road. No foul play suspected. Two vehicle crash, Hancock Bridge, Maryland jurisdiction. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose: Winifred Esther Briggs, 51, of Oxford, N.C., was sentenced to 90 days in jail and $166 in costs for possession of a controlled substance. Jail time was suspended for 12 months of probation. More...

School News

Art contest to celebrate West Virginia’s birthday

West Virginia students in Kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible to enter a statewide art contest to celebrate West Virginia’s 150th birthday on June 20. There is no entry fee and artwork may be submitted between April 1 and May 15. More...

A glimpse at the price tag for “real life”

Berkeley Springs High School juniors experienced juggling real life monthly bills and finances at the May 1 School of Hard Knocks in the school’s gymnasium. Students researched a career and its monthly income beforehand. More...

Berkeley Springs High School programs put focus on student achievement

The Berkeley Springs High School local school improvement council (LSIC) showcased the school’s innovative classes and programs and student achievement for the Morgan County school board last month. More...

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