September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival prep dominates town council business

With the Apple Butter Festival only a month away, citizens and town officials are concerned about the effect Berkeley Springs’ various construction projects will have on the biggest local event of the year.  Fairfax Street  More...

Library pine down

Tree professionals with Tree Works took down a towering, but deteriorating pine tree at the corner of the Morgan County Public Library lot last Wednesday, September 2. More...

Opinions

Migrant surge in Europe raises human stakes

It’s hard for most Americans to imagine life being so hard that they would flee their homes and seek safety on another nation’s shores. More...

A postcard from Great Cacapon

Charlie Williams and the Museum of the Berkeley Springs lent us this century-old postcard of Dam No. 6 along the Potomac River. More...

Wish I’d said that

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  —Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)  American writer  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

Columns

Black Bears

IN THE WILD

I have ten apple trees and one peach tree that I planted about 20 years ago close to our cabin. All have produced a fine crop of fruit this year, especially the peach tree. More...

Obituaries

Nancy L. Metzger

1956-2015

Nancy Leigh Metzger, age 58, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed from this life on September 1, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Susan and Pete welcomed Nancy into their home the last four years of her life.  More...

Viola F. Weigle

1925-2015

Viola Floe Spade Weigle, 90, died Sunday, August 30, 2015.  She was born May 15, 1925 in Pinesburg, Md., daughter of the late Leslie and Beatrice Trueax Spade.  More...

Patsy J. Mesner

1932-2015

Patsy Janet Stevenson Mesner, 83, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Hagerstown.  Born March 31, 1932, in Worth, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Albert and Pansy Holloway Stevenson.  She was the valedictorian of Northf More...

Sports

BSHS Cross Country Teams win invitational

Berkeley Springs High School Boys Cross Country Team won the small school division at the Brunswick Invitational in Brunswick Md. on Saturday, September 5. More...

Score Report

Full Story

Chip Shots

Passing grade

There was plenty of conversation over the summer about how dangerous the Georgia Southern team can be. The Eagles were the season opener for the West Virginia University Football Team last Saturday in Morgantown. More...

Widmyer on alert after snake slithers in

Widmyer Elementary students and staff had a little excitement on Thursday, August 27 when a small snake was discovered in one of the student restrooms.  Widmyer Principal Rhett Beckman said he wasn’t at the school at the time, but believed More...

Cacapon State Park Homecoming

The 19th annual Cacapon State Park Homecoming on Sunday, September 6 featured all-day free music and fun with a silent auction to benefit the park, free boating and swimming, a 50/50 raffle, free doo More...

Summer Lyme disease case numbers see steady increase

Summertime brings a rise in tick bites and Lyme disease cases as people and pets are outdoors much more with a heightened chance of tick encounters. More...

News

The Atrium Garden at the Senior Center

The Morgan County Master Gardeners have a motto: “We’re Growing Places.” As a volunteer and personal growth program whose primary focus is to provide education to the community, there could not be a more relevant example of what we More...

Berkeley Springs is #3 U.S. craft town

To celebrate the upcoming American Craft Week on October 2-11, Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT) launched a web competition a month ago to allow craft lovers nationwide to vote for their favorite craft towns.  More...

Two Rivers Giving Circle to award conservation & preservation grants

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation was founded in 1995 to help donors in Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties support favorite charities by building permanent endowments. More...

Letters

Guardrail needed

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Step up, commissioners

Dear Editor:  “Somebody’s got to do something” and “Get off go” are the words of Commissioner Robert Ford, talking about drug problems and other issues that affect the citizens of Morgan County.  The County Com More...

What's Happening

2015 Zombie Walk in the works

Another Zombie Walk is in the works for October. The event, which debuted last year, is sponsored by the Morgan County Partnership, an organization focused on alcohol and drug prevention.  More...

DAR celebrates U.S. constitution

The September meeting of the Ye Towne of Bath Chapter DAR marked the occasion of the 228 anniversary of the U.S. More...

NARFE meeting

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Morgan County Chapter 2263 will hold their monthly meeting at Cacapon State Park dining room on Tuesday, September 15.  There will be fellowship and dutch treat lunch at noon with mee More...

Police & Safety

Berkeley Springs man pleads in federal heroin trafficking case

Among six people convicted last week for their parts in a widespread heroin trafficking operation between Baltimore and West Virginia was a Berkeley Springs man who entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.  More...

On the public docket

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

Tools recovered from theft, pawn

Sheriff’s deputies recovered more than a dozen tools stolen from a Morgan County construction business and a personal vehicle last month.  Lt. More...

School News

High school receives new flag

Berkeley Springs High School received a new American flag from the Post 60 American Legion. More...

West Virginia Lions seeking students to travel abroad

Each year the Lions Clubs of West Virginia provide the opportunity for several students to travel abroad. More...

Annual Junior Order United American Mechanics convention

The 127th annual convention of the West Virginia Junior Order United American Mechanics (Jr. More...

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