September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal bites rise in Morgan County; officials pass along safety advice

Millions of animal bitesmostly from dogs and cats and occasionally wild animals occur in the United States alone every year. More...

Opinions

Any smooth road ahead?

West Virginia’s Division of Highways gets kicked around a lot. State roads are notoriously bad, there are a lot of them still unpaved, and work to fix even major roadways is patchy – literally. More...

Gems from another age

A curio from Berkeley Springs turned up in our offices recently – this advertising item for the Parks Funeral Home. On the back is a small mirror. More...

Sons of American Legion were donors

In last week’s story “High School receives new flag,” the donors of the flag were misidentified. The new American flag given to the school came from the Sons of the American Legion. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. More...

Looking Back

IN THE WILD

I was running around before television, computers, cell phones, air conditioning, automatic transmissions, jet powered airplanes, frozen foods, microwave ovens, chain saws and a thousand other yet to be discovered technological marvels. More...

Obituaries

Jesse H. Waugh

1942-2015

Jesse H. Waugh, age 72, of Flowery Branch, Ga., passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Virginia H. Waugh; daughter, Teresa Diane Waugh and sister, Nancy Waugh.  More...

Lewis R. Hovermale

1933-2015

Lewis Robert “Sonny” Hovermale, age 82, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Berkeley Springs Center in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.  Born August 13, 1933 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Joh More...

Janice L. Horn

1937-2015

Janice Laverne Horn, 78, of Fredericksburg, Va. More...

Sports

BSHS volleyball keeping high spirits despite early losses

The Berkeley Springs volleyball program may still be looking for their first win of the season, but spirits are definitely high amongst the Lady Indians and their fans.  “They’re constantly amped up,” said Varsity Coach Charles More...

Golf team wins 4th PVC

The Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team won the PVC Championship on Monday, September 14 for the fourth year in a row. More...

Saints defeat Indians 41-23

The Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Football Team traveled to St. James High School in Hagerstown, Md. More...

Morgan County Schools were underfunded by state for years  Free Access 

Legislative audit finds state aid formula errors cost counties $51.7 million

A legislative audit of the West Virginia Department of Education released on Sunday, September 13 says 36 counties, including Morgan County, have been underfunded by the state since 2009 due to errors in calculating the state aid formula. More...

Grand Jury indicts 21 in September term

The Morgan County Grand Jury indicted 21 individuals when they met last Wednesday, September 16 in the Morgan County Circuit Court for the September term.  More...

Fire destroys Paw Paw home; no damage in Dollar General fire

A mid-day fire destroyed a home located near Paw Paw on Saturday, September 12. The fire call came in between 1 and 2 p.m. More...

Pentagon police reunite at Country Inn

Fourteen years after the events of 9/11, former Pentagon police officers Rick Kinsinger, George Labeau, Mark Smilek, and Chad Wyble reunited for the first time in over a decade on Saturday, September 12, at The Country Inn in Berkeley Springs.  More...

News

Rika Bennett creates her last Apple Butter Festival quilt

Rika Bennett has created every Apple Butter Festival quilt since 1995. She made her first quilt for the event in 1983. “I’ve burned up a couple sewing machines doing 10 hours of sewing a day on the festival quilt,” she remarked. More...

Turtle guy named to 2015 Hall of Fame

"My favorite part of doing the Turtle Race each year is getting laughs for my corny turtle jokes as I try to rouse the crowd of spectators before the race," said Bob Bellissimo, 2015 Apple Butter Festival Hall of Fame inductee.  More...

Secretary Tennant warns of postcard scam

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is warning businesses about a scam reported by several West Virginia business owners.  These West Virginia business owners received a postcard from a company called “Business Compliance Division,” d More...

Letters

Get roads done first

Dear Editor:  More...

Unusual tea

Dear Editor:  I have a driveway garden, which means that a threefour foot margin that butts up to the driveway has been planted in peas, green beans, tomatoes, cayenne peppers, rosemary, basil and even sweet corn. More...

A bargain?

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Free adult dance lessons

Jennifer Carpenter-Peak of Berkeley Springs music and dance group TarabRaqs, will give free adult mini-lessons on belly dancing and Mediterranean folk dance on Wednesday, September 23 at the Hancock Community Center, 5:30-7 p.m., followed by refreshm More...

Community Band holds rehearsal

The Morgan County Community Band will hold its first rehearsal of the fall season on Thursday, September 17 at the Warm Springs Middle School at 7 p.m.  New members are welcome to join the adult band at that time. More...

Berkeley Springs Fall birding festival

The seventh Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held September 19 and 20. More...

Police & Safety

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of July:  July 4 - Assisted Co. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  August 30  Mental hygiene, War Memorial Hospital.  Well being check, Winnipeg Lane, secure.  Assisted Frederick Co., Va. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Students and staff “Go For the Gold”

Warm Springs Middle School students and staff wore “Award Gold” on Thursday, September 3 as part of the school’s kickoff of “2H3W”- “The Healthy Habits of Wild and More...

Schools host Irish dance & music group  Free Access 

From the first notes of the Alex Boatright’s Irish fiddle music and Shannon Dunne’s accompanying concertina, Warm Springs Intermediate School students and staff were wowed by their musical magic and energy on September 2. More...

Robotics team partners attend first meeting

The Relentless Robotics First Lego League competition team met on September 8 with many partners in attendance.  More...

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