July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Case against deputies settles for $75K

A civil case filed in U.S. District Court against two Morgan County Sheriff’s deputies for improperly arresting a woman and her adult son and using excessive force was settled in mediation last month.  More...

Free meals to continue for all county students

The Morgan County School Board voted unanimously at their June 16 meeting to continue free breakfast and lunches for all students at every county school during the next school year, through enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP).  More...

Opinions

A summer picnic

A classic summer picnic was the subject of this unidentified photo from our news archive. Was it a fundraiser, or a Fourth of July celebration? More...

Ours to watch over

This weekend’s Independence Day activities will likely focus on the lighter side of our national identity – flags, freedom and summer fun.  More...

Companies must be held accountable for e-cigarette marketing

Just a few generations ago, young people were bombarded with marketing messages from cigarette companies on television, in magazines, on billboards, at sports and cultural events, and multiple other channels. More...

Columns

Under the dome

State health officials concerned about e-cigarette trends

The leading preventable cause of death and disease in West Virginia is tobacco. More...

Celebrating the true significance of Independence Day

As we gear up for one of America’s favorite holiday weekends over the Fourth of July, where West Virginians gather together for parades, barbeques, picnics and fireworks, let us also remember the true reasons why we observe this national celebr More...

Wish I’d said that

We do hereby declare ourselves a free and independent people, are, and of right ought to be, a sovereign and self-governing Association, under the control of no power other than that of our God and the General Government of Congress; to the maintenan More...

Calendar

July

Thursday, July 3 – Alanon, 7:30, First U.M. Church – Pleasant View Com. More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon man dies in car accident

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of death in a single-vehicle car accident that left a Great Cacapon man dead last Thursday, June 26.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Samantha Elizabeth Misdom, 25, of Unger Store Road, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to six months in jail and $190 in costs for possession of a controlled substance, less than 15 grams. More...

Greene gets 2 to 20 years for burglaries

On June 17, Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Chris Wilkes sentenced Richard K. More...

School News

School personnel actions include restoring extended days, some positions

The Morgan County School Board approved the following professional and service personnel actions 4-0 at their June 16 meeting. School board member Laura Smith did not attend.  More...

Early Head Start end of year auction

Early Head Start Program in Morgan County had an “End of Year Baby Bucks Auction” on June 24. More...

School clothing vouchers being accepted

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Division of Family Assistance will begin accepting applications July 1 for school clothing vouchers for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools.  More...

Burhans is new EDA director

Morgan County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) President, Beth Curtin, recently announced the hiring of Terri Burhans for the position of EDA Director. More...

One splashy derby

What do you get when you shove 500 colored plastic ducks into a small channel? Controlled chaos, as showcased in the Berkeley Springs State Park on June 28.  More...

Mixed plastics recycling returns

Recycling of mixed plastics in Morgan County was thrown in the can October 2013, after plastic dealers shut their doors to new boatloads of plastic. More...

Great Cacapon to host 49th annual Fourth of July parade

Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company #2 will once again hold its annual Independence Day parade and festival. More...

News

Governor Tomblin announces appointments to Ethics Commission

On Monday, June 30, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced appointments to the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Appointments became effective July 1.  Pursuant to House Bill 4298, the governor’s appointments are as follows:  More...

Capito mobile office

U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced her mobile office hours for July.  At the mobile office locations, Rep. More...

EPA credits states for making progress in bay cleanup; says more effort needed

The U.S. More...

Letters

Volunteers made this great nation

Dear Editor:  A definition of patriotism is national loyalty while volunteerism is the offering of one’s service willingly and without pay. More...

What's Happening

Looking for birds on the move

Sandy Sagalkin, center, of Potomac Valley Audubon Society led a guided bird walk for International Bird Migratory Day at Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center in Morgan County recently. More...

Pruning/mulching class offered

The Town of Bath Tree Board is offering a workshop on the proper way to prune and mulch trees on Tuesday, July 8, starting at 9 a.m.  Participants will meet at the back parking lot of Hunter’s Hardware, located at the intersection of Merce More...

Strother presented at Paw Paw Public Library

David Hunter Strother will be portrayed by Don Teter of Monterville at Paw Paw Public Library on July 31 at 6 p.m. The presentation is possible through the History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council.  More...

Obituaries

Richard Medina

1937-2014

Richard “Rick” Medina, 76, of Great Cacapon, died on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at War Memorial Hospital.  Born July 24, 1937 in Durango, Colo., he was the son of the late Vincent Benito and Lillian Ramona Romero Medina.  He was a More...

Robert L. McCoy

1933-2014

Robert Lenwood “Bobby” McCoy, 81, of Maugansville, Md., died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md., while under the care of Hospice of Washington County.  Born January 7, 1933 in the Highland Ridge secti More...

Maxine C. Linaweaver

1934-2014

Maxine Catherine Linaweaver, 79, of Martinsburg, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at her home.  Born August 2, 1934 in Berkeley Springs, daughter of the late Joseph William Frock and Agnes Dawson Frock.  She retired from Valley View Nursing Home, More...

Sports

Kentucky Wildcats

Morgan County Little League - Tee Ball - Kentucky Wildcats - front row, left to right: Carson Mirra, Noah Hutchinson, Landon Litten, Conner Litten, Brayden Faith and Joshua “LJ” Hess. More...

Marlins

Morgan County Little League - Major League - Marlins - front row, left to right: Colby Farris. More...

Baltimore Orioles

Morgan County Little League - 50/70 League - Baltimore Orioles - front row, left to right: Remington Hiles, Michael McClintock, Nathan Bland, Jacob Grapes, Carson Orndorff, Ben Taylor, Chris Stotler More...

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