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Paw Paw man killed in workplace accident

An August 10 workplace accident at the National Fruit Product Company claimed the life of 67-year-old Paw Paw resident Boyd Abrell.  Winchester Police Department Sergeant Frank Myrtle said that officers responded to a possible industrial acciden More...

First day of school

Eric Ginck, Jr. - third grade Warm Springs Intermediate School. More...

Opinions

Lack of enforcement teeth undercuts purpose of audits

Reprinted from the The Herald Dispatch of Huntington  More...

That downtown corner

There’s a lot of action at the corner of Fairfax Street and U.S. 522 these days, with water pipe digging and preparation for demolition work. More...

CAPITOL IDEAS

Local colleges underfunded  Despite success and growth at Blue Ridge CTC, Shepherd University, and Potomac State College – disproportionately low state funding hurts local student’s success in Higher Education attainment.  More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   August 19, 1863 - Union cavalry under Brig. Gen. More...

Mostly A Fishing Story

IN THE WILD

I would guess I was 12 years old. Two of my friends who were a little older invited me to go on a weeklong hike on the Appalachian Trail. One of the two was thought to be an experienced hiker and knowledgeable about all things outdoors. More...

Obituaries

Linda K. Hunter

1947-2015

Linda Kay Hunter, 67, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, August 15, 2015.  Born November 23, 1947 in Winchester, Va. to Jack and Baneta Hunter.  More...

Marianne P. Cowan

1946-2015

Marianne Pitts Cowan, 69, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, August 14, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born January 2, 1946 in Kinston, N.C., she was the daughter of the late David Pitts and Ruth Thompson Pitts.  She was More...

Timothy W. Carrico

Timothy Wayne Carrico, 51, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, August 15, 2015.  Full obituary will be in next week’s paper.   More...

Sports

Media day kicks off fall sport season

With the first day of school looming just beyond the weekend, coaches and student athletes spent last Friday, August 14, taking photographs, meeting some local press, and preparing for another hot afternoon of practice at Berkeley Springs High School More...

School officials say gym floor work okayed by state

Berkeley Springs High School gym floor dazzles

In a press release about a recent refurbishment of the gym floor at Berkeley Springs High School, school officials have said the private donation of funds and painting of company logos on the floor were approved by state ethics and athletic groups.&n More...

Wolves results

Pee Wee Wolves 33  Martinsburg Panthers 6  More...

Man arrested for battery of girlfriend  Free Access 

Fight happened at Intermediate school during dismissal time

A domestic situation turned violent outside of  Warm Springs Intermediate School at  dismissal time yesterday when an adult male parent punched an adult female in the face near the school's front bus loop. More...

Groups hand out 400 backpacks at back-to-school events

Morgan County students heading back to class got a fresh look and a full range of free school supplies at two community events aimed at boosting kids into a new school year.  More...

Williams is International Moose Legion President

The Loyal Order of the Moose is all about protecting children, the elderly and performing community service, said Berkeley Springs resident Daniel Ray “Danny” Williams, Sr. More...

Recent power line herbicide spraying raises concerns

Morgan County residents in recent weeks have expressed concerns about the stretches of brown foliage and dead trees and bushes on area power lines from Potomac Edison crews spraying herbicides to manage vegetation.  More...

News

BSHS Class of 1945 honored at homecoming

For the 39th time, many local graduates and their guests will assemble at Cacapon State Park Lodge on Saturday, September 26. This year’s honored classes from Bath District and Berkeley Springs High School will be 1965, 1955 and 1945. More...

Martinsburg VAMC moving the Veteran Experience Office

The Martinsburg VA Medical Center’s new Veteran Experience Office opened on Monday, August 17, located on the sixth floor, building 500 at 6A-163.  This new office will be the focal point for Veterans wishing to discuss their experiences a More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service West Virginia University

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   Cover Crops For the Home Garden  Adapted from an article by Larry G. Campbell, WVU  Extension Agent Harrison County  More...

Letters

Traffic trouble

Dear Editor:  Every weekend, traveling traffic uses Rt. More...

Free or fee?

Dear Editor:  Mountaineer citizens always have had a difficult time of it, especially when we attempt to visit our state legislators and personally participate in the legislative process at the West Virginia State House. More...

Cooperation needed

Dear Editor:  Over the last 12 months, 16 articles based on information from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS, the Central Bank of Central Banks) have warned of an impending collapse of the cu More...

What's Happening

Free open mic night

BlackCat Music Shop's monthly Free All-Ages Music Night will be held this Saturday, August 22, 6:30 - 10 p.m. More...

Weber Brothers in Berkeley Springs

The Weber Brothers band closes out Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park series for 2015 on Saturday, August 22, at 5:30 p.m in Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

Deadline for Apple Butter parade September 19

Organizers of the parade for the 42nd Apple Butter Festival on October 10 and 11 recently announced that applications to be in parade are due in the Berkeley Springs Chamber of Commerce office by September 19. More...

Police & Safety

Man jailed on child sexual assault charges

A Berkeley Springs man previously arrested on two counts of child sexual abuse in Morgan County was jailed Monday on eight additional sexual offenses.  More...

Park police still seeking info about missing C&O Canal hiker

The C&O Canal National Historical Park’s Law Enforcement Division is still seeking information on a missing hiker on the C&O Canal’s towpath.  The park police issued a widespread call for information about the hiker’s w More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  August 9  Alarm, Family Dollar, Morgan Square.  911 hang-up, Winding Way, phone issues.  Report of suspicious persons, Power Dam More...

School News

Schools off to smooth start

School buses were back on the road again on Monday, August 17 as Morgan County students resumed classes with the beginning of the new school year.  School Superintendent David Banks said that schools were off to a good start on opening day with More...

McGraw is Girl Scout “Woman of Distinction ”

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital has named four women from the Eastern Panhandle as the 2015 “Women of Distinction.” They will be recognized at the 11th annual Women of Distinction luncheon on Wednesday, October 14, at More...

Students urged to protect their identity as school begins

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey cautions students heading off to school to make sure they take some necessary steps to protect their personal information from scammers.  More...

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