May 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day Parade Saturday in Paw Paw

The Annual W. H. Norton Memorial Day Parade & Car/Truck Show will be Saturday, May 24, at Paw Paw.  More...

Lions Club honors top seniors

Each year the Berkeley Springs Lions Club honors the "Top Ten" seniors from Berkeley Springs High School. More...

Opinions

What was that advice?

Morgan County’s high school seniors are taking their walk across the stage later this week. Advice about their futures will flood in from all sides, we suspect. More...

All dressed up for the day

Della Johnson had this treasure in her collection of photos and shared it with us recently. Johnson, who is 101, said she doesn’t know who the dandy young person in the picture might be. More...

Letters

Ballfield traffic unsafe

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Making life harder

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Communitree makes community

Dear Editor:  What a delightful Saturday morning. More...

What's Happening

Circus in Hancock June 3

Hancock Fire Company, Inc. will host the Kelly Miller Circus on Tuesday, June 3. Everyone is welcome to watch the animals being unloaded and fed and the elephants raising the big top. More...

Studio tour

Seventeen artists of Berkeley Springs, will open their doors to visitors for the Spring 2014 Berkeley Springs Studio Tour for two days, Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  At the studios you can meet the artists, ask questions a More...

Foxglove Garden Club

Foxglove Garden Club members are in full swing. The main gardens of the Town of Bath (notably Fairfax Green and the entrance to Berkeley Springs State Park) have been fertilized, mulched and planted for the summer season. 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:  May 11  Report of dispute over dogs running loose, Ruby Lane.  Abandoned vehicle, Apple Orchard Circle, towed.  Domestic dispute, More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Herbert Lee Hoover, Jr., 50, of Harmison Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to six months and a day in jail, plus $245 in fees, for driving under the influence, second offense.  More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of April:  April 6 - Assisted Co. More...

School News

Miss Paw Paw

Miss Paw Paw 2014 Brianna Maguire, left, and first runner up Anne Stickley. The contestants were judged on an essay – “What Memorial Day Means to Me.” More...

Bellissimo wins symposium

The Berkeley Springs High School Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) students presented their research projects at the annual HSTA symposium at the WVU Health Sciences Center on Saturday, May 10.  The BSHS HSTA club received a trophy, More...

Middle school juice creations

Warm Springs Middle School students in consumer science teacher Tracy Easton’s seventh grade classes in Middle school enjoy the rainbow juice they made with kiwis, pineapple and strawberries du More...

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Help Select the "2014 People's Choice Award in the Annual Photo Contest"

Help us select the "2014 People’s Choice Award" in The Morgan Messenger’s annual Photo contest! Here’s how: go to the Morgan Messenger Facebook page and look at all the photos in the “2014 People’s Photo Contest” album. More...

County’s top grads named

Berkeley Springs High School  Paw Paw High School  Berkeley Springs High School   Tyler Scott Orr, the son of Daniel Dunsworth, Beth Hess, and Jack and Lori Shaffer, is the valedictorian of the Berkeley Springs High School graduating c More...

Bath secures funding for next water pipe replacement

As of May 7, the Town of Bath has received $1,035,000 in a grant with an attached $1 million loan for use in the town’s latest water project, from the Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJDC) of West Virginia.  More...

News

Next phase of Streetscape project will follow water pipe upgrade

A major public water line upgrade planned in downtown Berkeley Springs will mean torn up sidewalks and serious excavation. More...

Teens ace WVU Pumpkin Drop

Two Berkeley Springs High School teams from teacher Jeff Hankey’s environmental design class cheered as their designed containers kept their pumpkins intact in an 11-story plunge at the West Virginia University’s 26th Annual Pumpkin Drop. More...

Bonds for Cacapon project still in process

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s office announced on Monday, May 19 that the state’s Excess Lottery Revenue Bonds issued by the West Virginia School Building Authority and the West Virginia Economic Development Authority were rated by Standard More...

Columns

Under the dome

Statewide student scores make ‘modest’ progress

The good news is that high school seniors in West Virginia have made some modest progress in their math scores while nationwide the average scores for high school seniors in both math and reading have not changed since 2009.  More...

Wish I’d said that

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of putting it into practice.  Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Prussian statesman. More...

Growing with Bob

I heard the high pitched call of “Junior” (the peacock who migrates to the ridge above our house every year) and knew that Spring had truly arrived, despite the unseasonably cold days of early May. More...

Obituaries

Brandi L. McCoy

1981-2014

Brandi Lynne McCoy, 32, of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 as a result of an auto accident in Nashville.  Brandi was born on November 25, 1981 in Winchester, Va., a daughter of Wendel More...

James R. Fleece

1948-2014

James R. More...

M. Eloween Johnson

1919-2014

M. Eloween Johnson, 94, of Mountain Lake Park, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.  Born July 3, 1919 in Shafer, she was the daughter of the late John and Minnie E. More...

Sports

Haynes captures two Regional Championships

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians got a standout performance from junior Danielle Haynes as she captured individual championships in the 800 and 1600 meters. More...

Indians finish in top four Regional

Even though the Berkeley Springs High School Boys Track Team did not capture any individual or relay championships, the team showed a lot of poise and grit to finish in fourth place at the Class AA Region II Track & Field championships.  In More...

Doubles team falls in opening round

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians doubles team of Chelsea Breeden and Kylea Houser fell in the opening round at the Class AA West Virginia State Tennis Championships. With the loss the spring tennis season has come to an end.   More...

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