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Community spirit woven throughout the Fair

A selection of small animals from the Little Wonders Petting Zoo fascinated the fairgoers and offered youngsters a chance to handle the critters. More...

Police find no obvious links between pair of deaths

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the deaths of two local residents in their 20’s last Monday, but have found no direct links between the pair.  More...

Opinions

An old friend is back

The historic marker that has long stood on the Fairfax Green disappeared for repairs and upgrades some time ago. Folks who knew it before may have missed it, and for some it might be a new sight. More...

Fair deserves a boost

Last weekend’s Morgan County Fair left us feeling that the community event is at a turning point. More...

Correction

Last week’s article about Justin Shives’ capture by police incorrectly stated that Shives was being held at the Eastern Regional Jail on $20,000 bond. His bail amount was $200,000.   More...

Columns

Under the dome

State Police tells lawmakers of needs, crimes against children

One of the most disturbing legislative hearings last week in Charleston came when a state trooper from the special State Police Crimes Against Children unit told the brand new Select Committee on Crimes Against Children that police have arrested 107 More...

CAPITOL IDEAS

The Homestead Exemption Increase:   A work in progress  The ongoing effort to increase the Homestead Exemption continues with reason for hope during the next regular session of the West Virginia Legislature. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

July 31, 1932 - Actor Theodore Crawford ‘‘Ted’’ Cassidy was born in Pittsburgh but was raised in Philippi. He was best known for his role as Lurch on “The Addams Family.”  More...

Calendar

August

Thursday, August 1 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Codi Rose Jackson, 25, of South Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and $165 in fees for possession of a controlled substance. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  July 21  Alarm, 522 S., secure.  Alarm, Sarah Ann Lane, secure.  Injured deer in roadway, Cacapon Road.  Alarm, Good Times D More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Middle school class has a blast making iMovies

Warm Springs Middle School students in teacher Elizabeth Golden’s sixth grade honors language arts class had fun creating brief silent iMovies of short stories they read last school year.  More...

Irish Road Bowling winners

When the Irish Road Bowlers first started bowling at Cacapon State Park five years ago, the balls were charcoal black, because they are small bore cannonballs. More...

BSHS Cheer season starts August 5

The Berkeley Springs High School cheer season will commence on Monday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. in the high school gym. There will be a warm-up session and then tryouts. More...

Burks resigns from Parks & Rec board as embezzlement investigation begins

A criminal investigation opened Monday, July 29, into alleged embezzlement from the Morgan County Parks and Recreation savings account, following the forced resignation of the group’s treasurer.  Parks & Rec members revealed the suspec More...

Meetings set for public input on school budget

Morgan County Schools will hold three community meetings where the public can discuss concerns about the school budget and give input on where the school system should cut expenses. More...

School board picks Laura Smith to fill vacant seat

The Morgan County School Board unanimously appointed Laura Smith as their new board member at a special Monday, July 29 meeting.  Smith will fill the vacancy left when Eric Kidwell resigned in June. More...

News

Manchin and Rockefeller backed passage of student loan bill

The U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 last week, cutting rates on all new student loans this year. following an automatic doubling of interest rates on new loans to 6.8% on July 1.  More...

Rising summer heat can pose serious risks

Exposure to excessive heat can cause illness and death, and poses a summer risk that should be taken seriously.  The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. More...

Blood drive August 1

The American Red Cross blood drive is Thursday, August 1, at the American Legion, 527 North Washington Street, between 1 and 7 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733- 2767.  More...

Letters

Taxes seem fair

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Second amendment thoughts

Dear Editor:  With all the talk about gun control since the latest atrocity involving school shootings I would like to explain a few facts about the issue: The founding fathers knew what they were doing (based on their experience with a king&rsq More...

What's Happening

Noted author speaks at the museum

Bob O’Conner, author of numerous works set in the Civil War era, will launch the Museum of the Berkeley Springs’ lecture series with his talk, “Countdown to West Virginia Statehood” on Sunday, August 4 at 2 p.m. More...

Cacapon State Park events

Thursday, August 1  Nature Center open: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.  10:30 a.m. Meet at the Nature Center to get a taste of the medieval world and learn about knights!  More...

Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra coming to Berkeley Springs

The great sound of the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra comes to Berkeley Springs Saturday, Aug. 3, as part of the Morgan Arts Council’s 27th season of Summer Concerts in the Park.  More...

Obituaries

Carl J. Kurtz, Jr.

1935-2013

Carl John Kurtz, Jr., 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.  Born February 12, 1935 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Carl John, Sr. More...

Charlotte C. Marlow

1916-2013

Charlotte Catherine Marlow, 96, Martinsburg, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at home.  Born September 24, 1916 at Ridge in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late John Clifton and Lena Ellen Hovermale McIntire.  She was a 1934 graduate o More...

Shirley A. Miller

1941-2013

Shirley Ann Miller, age 72, of Berkeley Springs, WV died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.  She was born June 28, 1941 in Morgan County, WV, daughter of the late Lawrence and Lucille Cain Clark.  More...

Sports

West Virginia proud

Last Friday evening residents of Morgan County turned out to help celebrate and welcome home the West Virginia State 50/70 Champions from Berkeley Springs. More...

Berkeley Springs High School Fall Sports begin

Golf Team - Any student interested in playing golf needs to be at Cacapon State Park clubhouse on August 5 at 3 p.m. for an informational meeting. Practice will follow at 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Coach Dale McCumbee.   More...

Chip Shots

Radio woes   More...

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