May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

McDonald’s, Rite-Aid get permits for upgrades

The Morgan County Planning office has granted commercial improvement permits to two Berkeley Springs businesses for major upgrade projects.  More...

Opinions

Opt in or opt out, area students still lag behind

America has a strong, and often creative, protest tradition.  More...

Ready for little feet

Here’s one from our old news files — a curious lineup of children’s shoes. Any readers have a guess about the occasion behind the picture? More...

IN THE WILD

Purple Martins

Several weeks ago, I wrote a column on tree swallows, and received a surprising amount of praise, mostly about how interesting tree swallows were, and asking whether I knew anything about Purple Martins, one of the birds mentioned in the column. More...

What's Happening

Community workshop to paint outside mural at RAG Shop

The Morgan Arts Council welcomes residents and visitors to be part of a Mural Weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 16, 17 and 18 by helping to create a major piece of public art with the Engage Berkeley Springs project.  More...

Oakland Road scheduled for temporary closure

The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announced that Oakland Road in Morgan County Route 28 will be closed to through traffic beginning as early as this week.  The closure, located approximately one mile east of US 522, will be in place More...

Local belly dancers participate in Shimmy Mob on May 9

Twenty belly dancers will perform on the streets of Berkeley Springs on Saturday, May 9 as part of Shimmy Mob and World Belly Dance Day.  Shimmy Mob is an international dance event that includes over 2,000 dancers in 174 cities around the globe. More...

Police & Safety

Friday arrest leads to accusations against police

A man arrested on Highland Ridge Road for public intoxication Friday night, May 1 has claimed on social media that officers severely injured him in the course of the arrest.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Brandon Day Lewis, 23, of Concord Avenue, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to $215 in fines and costs for disorderly conduct.  Wilma Lee Richards, 50, of Tolley Lane, Berkeley Springs, was sente More...

On the public docket

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

School News

School of Hard Knocks gives juniors real-life money lessons

Business people and community volunteers led juniors at Berkeley Springs High School through the challenges of budgeting costs of various necessities during the “School of Hard Knocks” program on Wednesday, April 29.  More...

Junior football league registration

The Washington County Junior Football League will hold a registration in Hancock on Thursday, May 7, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Hancock Community Center.  Flag football - first and second grade.  Tackle football - Pee Wee - third and fourth grade. More...

Students spend time in the garden

Warm Springs Intermediate School teacher, Christy Butts, has been spending two days a week with her fourth grade students in the High Tunnel along with assistance from local restaurant owner Betsy He More...

Breaking News - 5/12/2015 3:56 PM

Suspect in theft of State Police cruiser now in police custody  Free Access 

Local law enforcement have confirmed that the suspect who stole a West Virginia State Police cruiser  around 8:55 a.m. More...

Displaced shops find spots downtown

Thursday night was the early kick-off for Sleepy Creek SpringDig, a three-day camping music festival from May 1 to 3. More...

Local landowner works to bring back American chestnut tree

Before the chestnut blight killed over three billion American chestnut trees in the mid-20th century, the trees thrived in over 200 million acres of woodlands in the eastern United States from southern Maine to northern Florida and west to Ohio and K More...

News

RV explodes Thursday, occupant hospitalized

Just before midnight on Thursday, April 30, area fire officials were called to Sleepy Creek Campground off River Road for reports of a recreational vehicle explosion, said Jamie Clark, Chief of Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company.Fire companies f More...

For 47 years, passengers rolled in and out of town on the B&O

Jackie Hovermale submitted this narrative with the application for the B&O Railroad Station to be placed on the National Register of Historical Buildings.  Part 1  The train comes to town  More...

Reed to take on Mooney in 2016

Berkeley Springs pharmacist Ken Reed has filed pre-candidacy forms with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office, declaring himself a candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives race in 2016 as Republican.  More...

Letters

A fair election

Dear Editor:  More...

Volunteer firefighters deserve support

Dear Editor:  On Monday, April 27, as we members of the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company gathered around to prepare for our meeting, we talked about the fire the town had suffered that morning. More...

Obituaries

Jesse R. Arnold

1939-2015

Jesse Ray Arnold, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, May 4, 2015 at his home. Born October 10, 1939 in Romney, he was the son of the late Charles E. Arnold and Wabana Smith Arnold. He was a retired welder at Mack Truck, Hagerstown, Md. More...

Louis W. Scott

1923-2015

1923-2015 Louis Walter Scott, 92, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at his home. Born March 3, 1923 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna Wojtek Scott. He was a member of St. More...

Peggy J.A. Cross

1942-2015

1942-2015 Peggy Joan Ann Cross, 72, of Berkeley Springs, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born August 28, 1942 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert Walter, Sr. More...

Sports

Lady Indians end regular season on win streak

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Softball Team returned to the diamond last week for six games in a five day stretch. More...

Tribe baseball rolls to three wins

After the Berkeley Springs High School Indians picked up a huge win in a doubleheader against sectional rival Petersburg back on April 25 the Tribe continued to pick up steam towards the postseason with three big wins last week.  More...

Upcoming BSHS Athletic schedule

Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 p.m. - Varsity softball sectionals, home  Thursday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. - Varsity softball sectionals, at Petersburg if needed  Thursday, May 7, - Tennis sectionals at Bridgeport  Monday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. More...

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