June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bath election Tuesday

Town of Bath voters have been casting early ballots in the municipal election that will take place next Tuesday, June 9.  Early voting continues through Saturday, June 6 during regular town business hours from 9 a.m. More...

Vet hatches plan to tackle PTSD in her own back yard

Amanda Satterlee revisits images of her 11-month deployment to Afghanistan frequently. Or rather, they revisit her.  More...

Opinions

Bulk collection isn’t national security

Sunday’s failed debate in Congress about the future of the Patriot Act appears to have sunk just on the pivot point of the “bulk collection” of data from citizen phones and the like. More...

Fixing up the corner

Jackie Lewis shared this photo of an apparent renovation to the building that now houses the Mi Ranchito Mexican restaurant in downtown Berkeley Springs. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Bird Predators-Black Rat Snakes

The other day I watched a five foot long black rat snake traveling at maximum speed across our lawn. He was a big fellow, and as shiny black as he could be. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   June 3, 1861 - The first land battle of the Civil War took place in Philippi. More...

Wish I’d said that

There is no generalized idea of liberty, and it is hard to form one, since the liberty of a particular man is exercised only at the expense of other people’s. More...

Obituaries

Viola V. Fowler 1923-2015

Viola Virginia Fowler, 91, of Shippensburg, Pa. More...

Memorial Service

Henry Franklin Seegmuller of Great Cacapon memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, June 6, 1 p.m. More...

Helen M. Fipps 1952-2015

Helen Marie Fipps, 62, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born November 26, 1952 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry Willard and Lula May Hudson Al More...

School News

Pleasant View keeps focus on student achievement

Pleasant View Elementary had a great year and is striving to continue their success, school officials said during their annual local school improvement council (LSIC) report. The school was ranked as a SUCCESS school for the second year in a row. More...

Mooreland raised funds for Humane Society

An event to collect donations for the Humane Society of Morgan County was recently held by eighth grade Paw Paw High School student Sydney Mooreland and assisted by volunteer Tammy McFarland. More...

Buddy the bear visits Greenwood students

Susie School and her bear Buddy visited the kindergarten through third grade students at Greenwood Elementary. More...

Paw Paw elects Council & Recorder

One council slot left empty

In yesterday's municipal election in the Town of Paw Paw, a handful of town voters picked four council members and a new town recorder during in-person voting at Paw Paw town hall. More...

Sheetz to purchase lot for new store

The Sheetz corporation confirmed Monday that it has agreed to purchase a parcel of land at the corner of U.S. More...

Reed is 2015 BSHS Valedictorian

The 2015 Valedictorian of Berkeley Springs High School is Kinsey Reed, daughter of Tally and Ken Reed.  Reed was selected for a National Geographic Student Expedition to Iceland in 2014 to study Climate change and geology. More...

Commissioners hope to remove building next to courthouse

Because of lack of space and a tight alley directly north of the county courthouse, the Morgan County commissioners are planning to purchase and tear down the building at 20 North Washington Street to make parking lot spaces.  More...

News

Local woman’s family ran Sober Chestnut Farm before the blight

The Sober Paragon Chestnut Farm in Irish Valley in southern Pennsylvania was considered the largest American chestnut tree farm in the United States in the early 1900’s before the chestnut blight decimated the nation’s chestnut trees.&nbs More...

Reed sells off two stores as he mounts another run for Congress

Ken Reed’s decision to sell some pharmacies was a business reality brought about by the Affordable Care Act that critics love to call Obamacare.  But Reed, who is gearing up for a second run at the Republican nomination for Congress, says More...

Bear still in downtown area

Linda Ward told The Messenger she spotted a bear in her yard near the old War Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning, May 28 at 8:45 a.m. The critter was heading in the direction of a pond in her neighborhood, she said. More...

What's Happening

Free music events

BlackCat Music Shop has scheduled back-to-back music events to kick off the summer season. First Friday Open Mic is June 5, 6:30-10 p.m. More...

Discover Your Hometown

The American Legion played a patriotic tune complete with 21 gun salute for the crowd gathered at Discover Your Hometown on Saturday, May 30. More...

Hey, Girlfriend weekend

For more than a decade, Berkeley Springs has celebrated its position as the girlie capital of West Virginia with the “Hey, Girlfriend” weekend June 5, 6 and 7.  Free events include Mountain State Cruisers antique cars and music in th More...

Police & Safety

Local 911 lines disrupted Sunday

Morgan County Emergency Services had two of four emergency phone lines stop functioning at the Emergency Communications Center for roughly three hours on Sunday, May 31. The outage began at about 1 p.m. and continued until 4 p.m.  More...

Drug recovery coaches slated for Eastern Panhandle under grant

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has announced $250,000 in grant funding to support the ongoing implementation of the Treatment Supervision Program initiative, part of his landmark justice reinvestment efforts.  More...

New section of Corridor H opens near Kerens

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced on May 28 the completion of a 4.4-mile section of Corridor H and plans to put an additional 7.5-mile stretch of the Appalachian Corridor H project out for bid in the coming weeks.  The new stretch of the fourl More...

Sports

Lady Indians softball team finishes third

Payton Brown & Makenah Harrington Named to All State Tournament Team

All season long the Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Softball Team displayed offensive firepower. More...

Dragons Judo Club promotions

Several junior and senior members of the Rankin Dragons Judo Club traveled to College Park, Md. More...

Haynes signs to run for Davis & Elkins

Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Cross Country and Track stand out Danielle Haynes, signed a letter of intent to run cross country at Davis & Elkins College. More...

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