January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Longtime Bath police chief dies at 88

Lloyd Williams, who worked for the Town of Bath police department as an officer and then as the longtime police chief, died last Friday, January 24 at the age of 88.  He and his wife, Betty Lee Miller, had been married for 67 years and have two More...

Opinions

Like winters of old

For years, we’ve heard the old timers say that winters used to be really cold. Last week, folks around Berkeley Springs and Morgan County got a taste of what they mean. More...

Could you repeat that?

Let’s face it – the English language is full of tricks and traps, and those of us in the word business know it all too well. More...

Corrections

We printed an incorrect address for the Morgan County Backpacks Program in last week’s Morgan Messenger. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Legislation targets chemicals and their effect on state residents

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, on January 21, announced his proposed legislation to give state government more clout in inspecting facilities like the one responsible for the recent chemical leak that left some 300,000 people in Kanawha County and the su More...

Wish I’d said that

It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.  Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). American writer, philosopher. If you run across a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

IN THE WILD

Cold Weather Bird Feeding   More...

Calendar

February

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

Obituaries

Lloyd H. Williams, Jr.

1925-2014

Lloyd Holmes Williams, Jr., age 88, of Berkeley Springs, WV died on Friday, January 24, 2014 at his home. Born October 23, 1925 in Winchester, VA, he was the son of the late Lloyd Holmes, Sr. and Etta May Shear Williams. More...

Betty S. Cooper

Betty Darlene Sue Cooper, 41, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, January 27, 2014. The complete obituary will be in next weeks paper. Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 36 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs. More...

Willard T. Everett

1937-2014

Willard Thomas Everett, 76, of Great Cacapon, died Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation & Nursing. Born October 16, 1937 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Willard Reed and Lola Mae Smith Everett. More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs High School Hall of Fame

Dave Clark, Mike Johnson and Ed Weber

1967 was a special year for Berkeley Springs High School athletics.  In the 60s, football, basketball and baseball teams played for the Bi-State Trophy. More...

Indians win two at Madison County Duals

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Wrestling Team ventured deep into Virginia on Saturday, January 25 to participate in the Mountaineer Duals held at Madison County High School. More...

Chip Shots

Super Bowl XLVIII

It’s Super Bowl week again and with it comes numerous story lines, many of which do not pertain to the players or coaches. More...

Races for school board & Commission begin

Multiple candidates threw their hats in the ring for public office during the final days of candidate filing last week. More...

Influenza cases are now widespread in the region

There is now widespread seasonal influenza activity in 41 states, including West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to the Centers For Disease Control.  More...

Winter weather uses up snow days

Snow and below-zero wind chill factors have caused 10 days of closings for Morgan County Schools so far this school year. More...

Car hits pedestrian along U.S. 522

A 22-year-old Berkeley Springs man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries on Sunday, January 26 after being struck by a motorist as he walked along U.S. 522 south of Berkeley Springs.  More...

News

Players at North Berkeley identified

LeEsta Koontz and Tommy Swaim called in to help identify the members of the theatre group pictured in the “Photo of the Week” in our January 22 issue. More...

Tri-State health center branch opens in Berkeley

Doctors and medical officials announced the opening of the Berkeley Springs branch of Tri-State Community Health Center on January 27.  Tri-State’s local branch opened at Berkmore Place on the hill overlooking Widmyer Elementary, in the fo More...

Largent losing a landmark

For the last 17 years, Joe Decker has run Stoney Creek Country Store in Largent. This Friday, January 31, Decker is closing up shop to retire.  More...

Letters

Defends lawsuit

Dear Editor:  On the May 2013 Special Levy Election, the majority of voters cast votes to end the levy. In the United States, this is called democracy in action.  More...

Questions tax line

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Levy protects property values

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What's Happening

Berkeley Springs hosts training for foreign tourism officials

Nearly two dozen tourism officials plus interpreters from Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Ukraine came to the local area last Thursday, January 23 to learn about marketing and destination development f More...

Barn dance

Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center is holding their third Barn Dance Fun Fundraiser at Angus and Ale next to the Best Western in Berkeley Springs, Sunday, February 9, 2-5.  Dance music provided by John Devine on guitar and Robbie Mann More...

French to talk about Rebel Raiders

Local historian and author Steve French will give a lecture, “June 1863: Rebel Raiders Plunder Fulton County,” at this week’s meeting of the Fulton County Historical Society in McConnellsburg, Pa. 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:  January 19  Single vehicle crash, Martinsburg Road, no injuries.  Child custody dispute, Marquise Lane.  Unwanted person, Spielma More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Neil David Cain, 23, of Carriage Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and $290 in fees and fines for carrying a concealed weapon. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Dean’s List

WEST LIBERTY  West Liberty University Dean's List honors includes 720 students.  Berkeley Springs: Rachel Wurster.  Great Cacapon: Corrine Martin.  Hedgesville: Britney Gordon and Jessica McDonald.   More...

Paw Paw Elementary strives to raise student achievement

Paw Paw Elementary is working hard to increase student mastery of reading, math and writing skills, said staff members at their local school improvement council presentation to the Morgan County school board on January 14.  Elementary school&nbs More...

Seventh Annual SMART529 essay contest

Elementary school students around the state have the chance to win up to $5,000 in higher education expenses. More...

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