December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wreck sends six to hospital

A Monday night accident in front of the ROCS gas station in Berkeley Springs sent six people to area hospitals and shut down U.S. More...

Opinions

Plenty of choices right here

With just two weeks until Christmas, we know people’s minds are on finding gifts for those they love. As always, we encourage folks to look close to home for those gifts. More...

When everything went white

A snow-covered town in years past was the subject of this historic photo, pulled from the albums of Jenny Harmison. More...

Letters

An important week

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An awakening?

Dear Editor:  This is a holiday(s) message to everyone. More...

Untangling Christmas

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What's Happening

Santa coming on an Army truck

Children of all ages are invited to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus on a genuine Army truck at Mike’s Muffler and Brake Shop on Saturday, December 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

“Season of Light” concert rescheduled

Due to snow, the adult Living Springs Chorale and the Sleepy Creek Children’s Choir reschedule their Winter Concert, "Season of Light" to Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in the Berkeley Springs High School Auditorium, 149 Concord Avenue. More...

Music night at BlackCat

BlackCat Music Shop is hosting it’s monthly free allages music night this Saturday, December 14, 6-10 p.m.  Opening for the evening is local folk singer/songwriter Kate Evans. More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Roger Steiner reported the following calls for the month of November:  November 3 - Medical assist, Cacapon Road/Detour Road, eight responded, call was cancelled.  November 4 - Medical assist, Groundhog Trail, BLS 2, four responded.&n More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  December 1  Arrest of Clarence Franklin Meyers III, 24, for D.U.I. More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

Tribe struggles at the Eagle Duals

First year Berkeley Springs head wrestling Coach Dave Mundey knew coming into this season his program would be in a rebuilding mode.  More...

Lady Indians winless

This past week the high school girl’s basketball season opened up in the state of West Virginia. More...

Soccer field cleanup meeting

There will be a meeting of the Recreation Task Force on Thursday, December 12 at 5 p.m. in the County Commission meeting room.  An update on the progress of the EPA grant for the “soccer field” property on U.S. More...

Phantom distress call led responders on snowy four-hour search through Cacapon State Park

Police, fire and rescue personnel from across Morgan County were joined by responders from Frederick County, Va. and Washington County, Md. More...

County officials mourn sudden loss of emergency director

Longtime Morgan County 911 and Emergency Services Director David Michael died at his home early last week of apparent natural causes, said police officials. More...

Senior center offers help with Affordable Health Care options

Senior Life Services of Morgan County outreach coordinator Doris Rink has been helping local seniors with questions and applications for the Affordable Health Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace since October 1.  Applications for health insura More...

News

Please hold while I connect you

Several people immediately recognized the telephone operators from the Photo of the Week in the December 4 issue.  Phil Kesecker and Sarah Unger identified Lucille Barker as the woman on the right, wearing the headset. More...

Remember veterans, donate wisely

I’d like to take a moment to encourage all West Virginians to embrace the holiday spirit by giving something back to their communities. More...

Charity clarity

How to recognize fraudulent charities:  — Evasive, vague or unresponsive answers to specific questions about the charity and how the money is used.  — Words making up a charity’s name closely resemble a more well-known cha More...

Columns

Under the dome

State prison overcrowding attracts interest of private jail companies

West Virginia’s state constitution prohibits sending prisoners to jails in other states but many of those responsible for this state’s soaring prison population are now exploring the possibility of contracting with private companies willi More...

Wish I’d said that

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.  — Nelson Mandela ( 1918-2013). Former President of South Africa. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   December 11, 1905 - Pare Lorentz, known as “FDR’s filmmaker,” was born in Clarksburg. More...

Calendar

December

Thursday, December 12 – 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...

Obituaries

Longtime antiques dealer dies

Vernon D. Youngblood

1936-2013   Vernon Daniel Youngblood, 77, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing Home.  Born March 3, 1936 in Hancock, son of the late Floyd Youngblood and Pauline Unger Youngbloo More...

Sylvia A. Frock

1945-2013

Sylvia Ann Frock, 68, of Berkeley Springs, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Welch Community Hospital, Welch.  Born May 22, 1945 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Vincent and Margie Elizabeth Kyne Frock.  She More...

Don L. Utley

1949-2013

Don Lynn Utley, 64, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born July 10, 1949 in Baytown, Texas, he was the son of Thelma Vera Dixon Utley Pranka of San Diego, Calif. More...

School News

Parents confused about student substance abuse screening

A preventative substance abuse screening that’s being given to Morgan County middle school and high school students has caused some confusion among parents and students recently.  Questions about what the “screening” entailed l More...

Teens read original children’s books to Widmyer students

Berkeley Springs High School Creative Writing students read original children’s books they created in class to Widmyer Elementary students on Wednesday, December 4.  More...

Counselors help students navigate the college search process

Guidance counselors at Berkeley Springs High School and Paw Paw High School encourage students to continue their education after high school and provide support for their college search and application process.  Both high schools offer meet and More...

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