November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Oakland property owners appeal Dollar General suit to higher court

Opponents of a Dollar General store proposed for southern Morgan County have appealed a Circuit Court judge’s ruling that the Morgan County Planning Commission didn’t err when it granted time waivers to the store’s developers.  More...

Opinions

Relief for some, heavy hearts for others

Families and community members on the eastern and western ends of Morgan County were relieved to hear Monday night that Pleasant View Elementary and Paw Paw High School are off the school closure chopping block for now. More...

Old school days

Cindy Michael found this class photo in her late mother’s things and mailed it to us all the way from Appomattox, Va. More...

How about Green Friday?

American retailers are in a unique battle this Christmas shopping season, it seems. More...

What's Happening

Toys 4 Tots campaign

The Berkeley Springs Lions Club in cooperation with the United States Marine Corp. announces the beginning of their annual Toys 4 Tots drive.  Toys 4 Tots has been serving the community for over 30 years. More...

Berkeley Springs Lions Club is promoting “Sight Care” during the month of December

by Lion Glenn Ryburn  In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. More...

Bricks benefit fire department

In an effort to raise funds for the Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Joe and Linda Lillard have donated bricks from their building on Fairfax Street that was destroyed by fire in April.  All proceeds from the sale of the bricks will g More...

Police & Safety

Berkeley Springs man arrested after Hampshire car chase

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Kidwell pleads to federal drug charge

One of five local residents arrested in a federal drug sweep last June pled guilty to federal court last week to his role in a multi-state drug trafficking operation.  Brandon Kidwell, 24, of Great Cacapon was convicted of heroin trafficking, ac More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court,  November sentences from Judge Thomas Panebianco:  Roger Griffith, 27, of Berkeley Springs must pay $150 in fines, fees, and court costs an More...

School News

Ukulele Club meets

BlackCat Music’s free monthly Ukulele Club will be held this Friday, November 27 at 5 p.m.  Local musician, Mike Kligerman will host this workshop.  Open to all levels, the first half hour is dedicated to review of basic ukulele playi More...

Opera performance December 1

The Shepherd University music department is hosting an afternoon performance of opera scenes on Tuesday, December 1, at 2 p.m. in the Frank Center's W. H. More...

Altona Marsh birding trip

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Altona Marsh in Jefferson County on Saturday, December 12.  The trip will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last a couple of hours.  More...

Hearings on Greenwood school closing moves forward; other school closures nixed

The Morgan County School Board voted 4-1 on Monday to move forward with the process of the proposed closure of Greenwood Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year. More...

Car hits two tractor-trailers

A multi-vehicle accident shut down U.S. 522 south of Berkeley Springs on Monday evening, November 23, and sent two drivers to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.  Shortly after 6 p.m. More...

Firearms deer season kicked off Monday

West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season began on Monday, November 23. The buck firearms season has opened the Monday before Thanksgiving every year since 1965.  More...

News

Berkeley Springs Book Festival features five new books from local authors

The fourth annual Berkeley Springs Book Festival is held Saturday, November 28 at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs. More...

A Dickens of a Christmas December 5, 6 & 12, 13

The third annual A Dickens of a Christmas in Berkeley Springs is coming to the downtown area the first two weekends in December.  More...

Local author releases third book, set in Civil War times

Berkeley Springs writer Sally Walker Brinkmann has recently released her third book, Between River and Mountain.  Born in Washington D.C., Brinkmann moved to Berkeley Springs in 1975. More...

Letters

Destruction at Coolfont

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Promises, promises

Dear Editor:  A recent flyer from the U.S. Postal Service solicits customers with an offer of “Fun Interactive Experiences.”  That should improve counter sales!  Dawn White  Berkeley Springs   More...

Obituaries

Dona C. Shipp

1929-2015

Dona Catherine Burnum Shipp, 86, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, November 16, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born July 14, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Ebbin Burnum and Dona Catherine Cockerh More...

Mary L. Stein

1920-2015

Mary Louise “Lou” Stein, 95, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Sunday, November 22, 2015, in the Menno Haven Lamp Post Nursing Center.  She was born on August 15, 1920, in Berkeley Springs, the daughter of Floyd Ellsworth and Carrie Frances More...

Roy T. Kitchen

1924-2015

Roy Thomas Kitchen, age 91, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born September 16, 1924 in Jones Spring, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Dalton and Sylvia Bell E More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs High School Varsity Football Team

Berkeley Springs High School Varsity and JV Football Team - first row, left to right: Jonathan Watson, Garrett Lord, Jacob Everett, Trevor Holt, Jeremy Walls, Tyler Baur and Adam Rhodes. More...

Berkeley Springs HS starts new Student of the Month program

Berkeley Springs High School is excited to have started a new Student of the Month recognition program to honor their students’ successes.  More...

Berkeley Springs High School Freshman Football Team

Freshman Football Team - first row, left to right: Jason Shaffer, Zane Arnica, Jared Glass, Nathan Bland, Korrick Fitzgerald, Matt Davison and Dylan Wise. More...

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