December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. & Motown legends thrill fans at Christmas show  Free Access 

“America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., his swing band and three Motown legends awed tri-state concert-goers at Murphy’s Classic Crooners Christmas Tour show on December 11 at the Star Theater in Berkeley Springs. More...

Opinions

Merry Christmas to you all

As many of our readers have come to expect, this Christmas issue is full of holiday-related stories and thoughts from local students in the first through fifth grades. More...

A Christmas full of surprises

Valerie Vanorsdale sent in this photo, called “A Christmas Fox” to the 2013 Photo Contest. She captured the scene on Christmas day, 2012. More...

Letters

Fracking waste in dumps

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Cuts won’t improve schools

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Why no textbooks?

Dear Editor:  I read last week’s letter to the editor from Mrs. Didawick saying that the new levy pays for textbooks, among other things. That letter inspired observations, research and comments.  More...

What's Happening

Free India concert

Poetry of the Saints and Sages of India sung by Krishna Kant Shukla with Kerry Anne Jackson on tambora will be Saturday, December 21, 4 p.m. More...

Waughs received appreciation award

Members of the Foxglove Garden Club presented an Appreciation Award to homeowners Doug and Cathy Waugh on Wednesday, December 11. More...

M. C. Historical and Genealogical Society meets

The Morgan County Historical Society met on Tuesday, December 10 for their holiday luncheon at The Homestead Restaurant with 27 in attendance.  After the luncheon a business meeting was held and favors and door prizes were given out.   More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  December 8  Single vehicle crash, Cold Run Valley Road, no injuries.  Arrest of Matthew D. More...

On the public docket

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

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Barbara Marie Ruffner, 73, of Timber Ridge Road, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to six months in jail and $485 in fines and costs for aggravated driving under the influence.  More...

School News

State to fund heating & cooling upgrades at Pleasant View

Morgan County Schools has received a Major Improvement Program (MIP) grant award of $121,605 for Pleasant View Elementary heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) renovations in the school’s commons and food storage area.  More...

Paw Paw Elementary Science Fair winners

Paw Paw Elementary School held their annual Science Fair, Friday, December 6. Students in grades fourth and fifth competed to secure appointments at the County Science Fair to be held January 11, 2014.  More...

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Happy New Year from The Morgan Messenger

Everyone here at The Morgan Messenger wishes you a great start to 2014. We hope this year is filled with good health, fulfilling work and plenty of good news. More...

Breaking News - 12/19/2013 2:21 PM

Driver arrested in tractor-trailer pileup  Free Access 

U.S. 522 closed for five hours on Wednesday, December 18

Traffic on U.S. 522 south of Berkeley Springs was shut down for five hours on Wednesday, December 18 following a collision that police said involved five tractor-trailers.   More...

Sewer system owed $53,000 in unpaid bills

Unpaid sewer bills have been piling up at the Warm Springs Public Service District (PSD), which operates Morgan County’s public sewer system in Berkeley Springs and Great Cacapon.  More...

Ford will lead emergency services during search for new director

At a special meeting of the Morgan County Commission on Thursday, December 12, Commissioner Bob Ford was appointed to lead Emergency Services in the county for a short time.  More...

Berkeley Springs man arrested for sexual crimes against minors

An investigation by the Department of Homeland Security dating back to August has led to the arrest of Adam Randall Ward, 27, of Berkeley Springs by West Virginia State Police on multiple charges of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and More...

News

Local authors publish romance and fantasy novels this fall  Free Access 

In a tale of politics, betrayal, romance, and magic, local author Jeanne Mozier weaves together her real history into a fictional pastiche of quirky characters in her newest book, Senate Magic. More...

Nurse with local roots travels to assist typhoon victims

Ashley Forsberg was among a group of nurses who recently completed an international trip to deliver their medical skills to Philippine victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which destroyed large sections of that country and killed more than 5,200 people in Nove More...

County Planner receiving Homeland Security award

Alma Gorse, Morgan County Planner and Floodplain Administrator, will receive an award on December 19 from the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security Hazard Mitigation unit in Martinsburg for going the extra mile in the community rating system. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Legislative session begins in new year with major issues on horizon

It is less than a month until the West Virginia Legislature convenes for the regular 2014 session so the three days of legislative interim committee meetings last week at the Capitol resulted in several substantial policy decisions about issues that More...

Wish I’d said that

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

Calendar

December

Thursday, December 19 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – S.S. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth G. Lacy

1923-2013

Kenneth Gerald Lacy, 90, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Veterans Medical Center, Martinsburg.  Born March 17, 1923 in Lamar, Colo., he was the son of the late Arza Stone Lacy and Myrtle Smith Lacy.  He was a retired More...

Margaret F. Fink

1916-2013

Margaret F. Fink, 97, died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Heartland.  Born May 30, 1916 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late William C. More...

Euray G. Dawson

1935-2013

Euray Gale Dawson, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born January 26, 1935 in Ville Platte, La., she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary DeVille DeVille.  She w More...

Sports

Sherando wins the 29th Max Horz Invitational Wrestling Tournament

What was supposed to be a two day wrestling event turned into a grueling 12 hour wrestling madness that started Friday afternoon December 13 and concluded around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.  More...

Haynes scores 1,000 point in loss

Berkeley Springs Lady Indians senior guard Sarah Haynes came into last Friday night’s basketball game at Jefferson with 999 career points.  More...

Indians defeat Hancock, Fall to Clarke County

Last Friday night December 13, the Berkeley Springs Indians hit the road for the basketball version of the “Backyard Brawl” as they traveled across the Potomac River to meet up with the Hancock Panthers on the hardwood.  More...

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