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Custodian suspended following arrest

The Morgan County School Board suspended Berkeley Springs High School custodian Rick Vanorsdale indefinitely without pay, retroactive to May 8, late last month.  More...

Opinions

Don’t get rid of that pencil just yet

It turns out that writing things out longhand makes you smarter. Or at least keeps your brain active in ways that typing does not. That’s according to a science article from The New York Times last week.  More...

Where they went to play & dance

This postcard of Cacapon State Park’s building, known as the Bathhouse now, was lent to us by Gene Miller, who has an impressive collection of local landmark cards. More...

Correction

In last Wednesday’s article “Snake Eyes renewal denied,” we incorrectly reported that the Planning Commission denied the 5-year renewal of the developer Wade Clement’s preliminary plat approval due to an expired sewage system More...

What's Happening

NARFE state convention co-hosted by Morgan Chapter

The West Virginia State Federation 49th annual convention of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association was held at Cacapon State Park cohosted by the Morgan Chapter 2263.  National officers attending were President Joseph Bea More...

Berkeley Springs Book Festival returns June 14

The Berkeley Springs Book Festival added a Spring Edition to its traditional November event and scheduled it for this Saturday, June 14 at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs.  More than 20 regional authors with nearly 100 titles for sale are show More...

55 Plus luncheon

The 55+ Community ‘Pot Luck’ Luncheon will be held on Monday, June 16, 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Green Street.  More...

Calendar

June

Thursday, June 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...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of May:  May 3 - Structure fire, Sugar Hollow Road, Engine 21, Tanker 2, four responded, cancelled en route.  May 4 - Automatic fire alarm, Ice House, Engine 21, four responded, More...

Police correction

In last week’s article “Troopers receive an honor ‘long overdue’,” we erred in reporting the ranks of two police officers. Eric Widmeyer is a Captain with the West Virginia State Police, not a Trooper First Class. K.C. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 1  Battery complaint, Autumn Acres Road.  Reckless driver complaint, Cold Run Valley Road, nothing located.  Public service, More...

School News

School board okays county supplements, restores some jobs cut previously

The Morgan County School Board voted 5-0 at their June 3 meeting to officially restore the county supplements that boost professional and service personnel salaries above the state minimum salary. More...

Zombro receives scholarship

The Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Foundation began the Foundation High School Excellence Scholarship which is awarded to seniors at area high schools. More...

Milbourne graduates

Chenaya Kirsen Devine Milbourne graduated from Ithaca College on May 1 from the Roy H.  More...

Wilkes to preside in Morgan County

On June 1, two area judges swapped courthouses as Circuit Court Judge Christopher C. Wilkes transferred to Morgan County and Judge Michael Lorensen took his place in Berkeley County. Wilkes’ first date in open court is June 17.  More...

Students host Holocaust survivor

Warm Springs Middle School student Hannah Varney and Holocaust survivor Charles Middleberg exchange a hug after his moving presentation at a May 30 school assembly about surviving the Nazi reign of t More...

Relay for Life organizers want help to “Lei Out Cancer” this Friday Relay for Life “Lei Out Cancer”

Widmyer Track ~ Berkeley Springs

Walking for 12 hours through the dark and cold is a tall order, and one that local Relay for Life teams have taken on once again this year. More...

News

Local students invite Holocaust survivor to speak

A week before D-Day’s 70th anniversary, 160 Warm Springs Middle School sixth graders learned first-hand the reasons behind the massive Allied invasion of Normandy’s beaches to end Germany’s occupation of western Europe during World More...

“I am a witness”

Charles Middleberg’s story

Charles Middleberg’s family was a working class family living peacefully in Paris in 1939. His father was a watchmaker. Everything changed after Germany’s invasion of Poland in September, 1939. More...

Manchin marks 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy

To honor the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (DW. Va.) and a group of U.S. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Honor Flights   The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. was completed in 2004 and my wife and I visited the site that year to learn the ropes on how to get there and see what was especially significant.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   June 11, 1782 - Frontiersman William Crawford was tortured and burned at the stake. More...

Wish I’d said that

Diplomacy is the lowest form of politeness because it misquotes the greatest number of people. A nation, like an individual, if it has anything to say, should simply say it.  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in. More...

Obituaries

Mary L. Ambrose

1937-2014

Mary Lou Ambrose, 77, of Glen Burnie, Md., died Friday, May 30, 2014.  Born January 20, 1937, in Paw Paw, she was the daughter of the late Oscar “Pete” and Mamie Eaton Clingerman.  She graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1956. More...

Florian Rettig

1931-2014

Florian Rettig, 83, of Union Pier, Mich., died Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  He was born April 28, 1931 in Yugoslavia, he was the son of John and Maria Widushek Rettig.  When he was 20 he and his family emigrated to the United States in 1951.&nbs More...

Eldena R. Youngblood

Eldena “Dena” Ruth Youngblood, 78, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, May 9, 2014.  Acellabration of life memorial service will be held Friday, June 13, at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

Clemson Tigers

Morgan County Little League - Tee Ball - Clemson Tigers - front row, left to right: Landon Stotler, David Trail, Gavin Arnold, Kyle Bland, Andrew Bland and Jayden Michael. More...

LSU Tigers

Morgan County Little League - Major Softball - LSU Tigers - front row, left to right: Darby Harris, Jessica Horn, Kaleah Mellott and Kwaylynn McCarty. More...

Red Sox

Morgan County Little League - Major League - Red Sox - front row, left to right: Davey Hess, Brady Sipe and Anthony Clark. More...

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