September 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

The Inn was the place to be

A crowd of folks, dressed up for a party or meal out, gathered in the lobby of the Park View Inn in this photo, shared with us some time back by Hettie Hawvermale. More...

Letters

Praise for Warren’s mallets

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Violence can’t force change

Dear Editor: I strongly and respectfully disagree with last week’s editorial advocating we intervene militarily in Syria. More...

Parents’ job to feed kids

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What's Happening

Apple Butter Festival calls for more floats

It is the 40th anniversary Apple Butter Festival coming up in about six weeks and festival organizers are searching for parade entries. A recent committee brainstorming session developed a wish list of entries.  More...

Camp Frame Beef Barbecue

The annual Camp Frame Beef Barbecue will be held Saturday, September 21 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. More...

Starting Points Playgroup has changes

Morgan County Starting Points has changed the day and time for Playgroup.  It will now meet every Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. and every Thursday from 1- 2:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

September

Thursday, September 5 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Police & Safety

Paw Paw fireman learn new skills

Firefighters and emergency responders never quit learning!! One hundred sixty six certifications were earned by 62 Firefighters and EMS Personnel at the Pendleton County Training Weekend. Dustin C. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  August 25  911 hang-up, Eckerd Drive, kids playing with phone.  Assisted Martinsburg PD with locating driver suspected of leaving a sc More...

On the public docket

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

School News

New high school research class wins Toshiba grant for hands-on projects

Berkeley Springs High School’s experimental design class has kicked off its first year on a high note with news that teacher Jeff Hankey received a $4,500 grant from Toshiba for student projects and transportation to local research sites.  More...

Final session on school finances draws straight talk from teachers, taxpayers

Nearly three dozen people attended the third and final public meeting regarding the Morgan County Schools budget and special levy at the school board office on Tuesday, August 27.  The meeting raised more public concerns about citizens’ ta More...

Lost hiker located after hours of searching

The Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Department was one of nine emergency response units that responded to a 911 call on Saturday, August 31 about a lost hiker in Cacapon State Park.  Jessie Sybert, 22, was hiking in the park on her own when she More...

Cacapon State Park Homecoming captured the spirit of summer

Cacapon State Park Superintendent Tom Ambrose (middle) recognized Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers William Comp (left) and P.T. More...

High hopes all around

Having a local family with a track record of business growth take ownership of The Country Inn gives many around the area cause for hope. More...

News

Ethics Commission rules on school public meeting quorum issue

The West Virginia Ethics Commission ruled that two or more Morgan County School Board members could ethically attend the school budget and levy informational public meetings.  More...

Local restaurant offers building, plan for parking lot

Ambrae House restaurant owners Gary Seek and Lisa Bowman came before town council with a parking lot proposal on Tuesday, August 20.  If the council would agree to create a parking lot at the recently acquired CSX lot in northern Bath, the Ambra More...

Local pharmacist now running for Capito seat

Ken Reed filed his candidacy on Friday, August 23 for the West Virginia’s Congressional seat for District 2, which is up for grabs in November 2014. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Pseudoephedrine access will continue to be sticky topic in fight against meth

Battle lines are now being drawn on both sides of the growing controversy about potential tougher laws and regulations in West Virginia that can impact the purchase of pseudoephedrine in pharmacies since this drug is the main ingredient used to produ More...

Wish I’d said that

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice how he acts when he loses money.  — New England proverb. If you have a “Wish I’d said that,” send it in.   More...

IN THE WILD

Fall Webworms and Tent Caterpillars   More...

Obituaries

Donald L. Miller, Jr.

1964-2013

Donald Lee “Junior” Miller, Jr., 49, of Augusta, died Monday, September 2, 2013 at his home. He was born January 8, 1964 in Winchester, Va., the son of Donald L. Miller, Cross Junction, Va. and the late Joan E. Speelman Miller. More...

Katherine S. Williams

1940-2013

Katherine Summers Williams, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson. Born September 23, 1940 in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Elizabeth Taylor Summers. More...

Mary E. McBee

1930-2013

Mary Elizabeth McBee, 83, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, September 2, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Born March 19, 1930 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late William Carl and Theresa Helen Aulabaugh Swaim. More...

Sports

Boys soccer team powers by the opposition

The Berkeley Springs High School Indian Boy’s Soccer Team opened the 2013 season with a bang. Back on August 27, the Indians traveled to sectional foe Petersburg. The Vikings literally found themselves shorthanded against the Tribe.  More...

Clarke County blanks Indians

Going into the 2013 season, Berkeley Springs High School Football Team was searching for its first win in two seasons and had high hopes that the season opener against Clarke County at the friendly confines of Morgan Field would be the right remedy t More...

Strong showing by Lady Indians

Behind juniors Kinsey Reed and Danielle Haynes the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country Team finished in the top eight of the Eighth Annual GEICO Classic XC Invitational held at Cabell Midland High School.  Reed finished fourt More...

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