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CLOSED!

C&O towpath, facilities closed by shutdown

The C&O Canal Trust released the following statement about the effect of the partial government shutdown on the National Park Service operation of the C&O Canal National Historical Park:  The towpath is closed. More...

Opinions

An aphorism for all

We’re so fond of that saying, “Poor planning on your part doesn’t make an emergency on my part.” The uses of that aphorism extend far and wide, from child-rearing to marital strife to work struggles.  More...

Time to get cookin’

This eye-catching display of cast iron frying pans grabbed our attention at a flea market in Fulton County, Pa. recently. Puts us in mind of fall, camping out, cornbread and fried chicken. More...

The happy couple

Several readers (and relatives) helped us identify the folks in the September 25 “Photo of the Week.” The occasion for the photo was the 40th wedding anniversary of Helena and Roy Kesecke More...

Columns

Under the dome

Highway funding still a big challenge for state

Suggested efforts to sell $1 billion in road bonds to finance new highway construction in West Virginia is beginning to attract some serious opposition in the state legislature.  The latest concerns came from House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison More...

Wish I’d said that

No matter how noble the objectives of a government, if it blurs decency and kindness, cheapens human life, and breeds ill will and suspicion – it is an evil government.  — Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American social philosopher. More...

IN THE WILD

White-tailed deer and golden rain trees

My wife’s good friend gave her a little golden rain tree in a little pot, and I was asked to plant it in our front yard, and so I did. More...

Calendar

October

Thursday, October 3 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Obituaries

Glenn D. Robertson

Glenn Douglas Robertson, 62, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died September 10, 2013 in Hospice of West Alabama from complications following a motorcycle accident.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Kaptain Robertson, parents, Norman H. More...

Gilbert J. DeHaven

1925-2013

Gilbert Junior DeHaven, age 87, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD.  Born November 16, 1925 in Martinsburg, WV, he was the son of the late Gilbert and May Pauline Swaim DeHaven More...

William W. Hewett

1939-2013

William Warner Hewett, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, September 29, 2013 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Pahandle.  Born November 7, 1939 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Lee Allen and Katherine Odessa He More...

School News

Schools seek state funding for new heating & cooling systems

Morgan County Schools has resubmitted their Major Improvement Project (MIP) for Berkeley Springs High School and Pleasant View Elementary heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for West Virginia School Building Authority funding.  The More...

School board financial statement shows assets, expenditures

The Morgan County School Board approved publication of its annual financial statement for the year ending June 30, 2013 at its September 17 meeting. Their financial information is published in this week’s Morgan Messenger.  More...

Retired School Employees meet

Morgan County Association of Retired School Employees meeting was held September 17 at Cacapon State Park Resort Lodge. More...

California man found dead along railroad tracks, no clear links to the area

The West Virginia State Police have investigated the unattended death of a man who was found along the CSX railroad access road east of Great Cacapon last Wednesday and ruled out any foul play.  More...

Local health department will set flu clinics soon

Area residents are starting to think about getting their seasonal flu shots soon as flu season approaches. October is the suggested time of year to get a flu vaccine. More...

Mountaineer Football names Harris as Honorary Team Captain

Warm Springs Intermediate fourth grader Preston Harris was an honorary team captain for the West Virginia University Mountaineers football team on Saturday, September 28 when they hosted Oklahoma State in recognition for Coach to Cure MD.  More...

News

Correction

Last week’s Morgan Messenger, mistakenly said Morgan County Schools will run a revised special levy in the May 2014 general election. It should have said the May Primary election.   More...

Local Adult Learning Center set up to help residents finish GEDs before end of 2013

Adults that haven’t received their high school diploma can get free daily help to complete their GED high school equivalency testing through October and November at a temporary RESA 8 Morgan Adult Learning Center.  More...

A Link To The Past, A Glimpse Into The Future: State Seal Turns 150

On September 26, 1863 lawmakers in the newly formed State of West Virginia adopted the State Seal designed by Joseph H. Diss Debar of Doddridge County. In the 150 years since, the state seal has never been changed.  More...

Letters

Change emphasis in schools

Dear Editor:  The voters rejected the school special levy but the subject still keeps coming up. We can’t afford more taxes.  More...

A lovely place to live

Dear Editor:  Many town citizens have stopped and expressed their appreciation to Foxglove Garden Club members for not only the Fairfax Green, but the Berkeley Springs State Park entrance, the German Cemetery, and the herb garden at the old trai More...

Family tree

Dear Editor:  I’m trying to get in touch with local residents who may be seeking information about the Hasenbuhler family that lived in Berkeley Springs in the 19th and 20th centuries.  More...

What's Happening

Kevin & Steven Smith, Dennis Curtin inducted into Hall of Fame

This year the Apple Butter Festival Hall of Fame honors three resourceful, sturdy, “justdo it” gentlemen: Kevin Smith, Steven Smith and Dennis Curtin. More...

Foxglove decorating for Fall

As the season changes the Foxglove Garden Club has cleared the summer gardens in preparation for the fall.  On the day of this publication — fall is arriving in the gardens in the form of pumpkins, mums and corn stalks in time for the Appl More...

Running for fellow workers in Oklahoma

Martinsburg resident and Quad/Graphics employee Shawn Goddard, felt his heart sink as the Moore, Okla. More...

Police & Safety

Eight people sentenced in Circuit Court

Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Michael Lorenson was busy in recent weeks, as he handed down multiple sentences and revoked probation for one offender.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  September 22  Two vehicle crash, U.S. More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

Berkeley Springs Cross Country Teams capture Championships

This past Saturday, September 28, the Berkeley Springs High School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams hosted the Berkeley Springs Invitational at the Warm Springs course. More...

Paw Paw downs Lady Indians in five set thriller

For the first time in recent memory, the Lady Pirates of Paw Paw pulled off a huge upset by defeating their much bigger county rival Berkeley Springs three games to two in a volleyball thriller held last Thursday, September 26 at Berkeley Springs Hig More...

Lady Indians soccer results

Monday, September 23 - Clear Spring defeated Berkeley Springs 5-3. Sarah Allman recorded a hat trick for the Lady Indians.  Wednesday, September 25 - Jefferson defeated Berkeley Springs 8-1. More...

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