December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

First Energy proposes new rate increase

Electricity bills could be on the rise as FirstEnergy, parent company of Potomac Edison, asks the Public Service Commission of West Virginia for two rate increases for power customers. More...

Court of Appeals overturns $8 million ruling for U.S. Silica

Justices in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia ruled last month that a Morgan County Circuit Court judge should not have awarded more than $8 million worth of insurance payments to sand mining company U.S. Silica.  More...

Some parents learned of school bus collision from kids, not schools

The mother of three Morgan County students who were on a school bus involved in a collision two weeks ago has said she learned about the crash from her children, not the school system.  More...

Opinions

Plenty of spirit to share

This week you’ll see a special section we call A Hometown Holiday. It’s a guide to the upcoming festivities that surround Christmas, and to the ways you can share the holiday spirit with others in the community.  More...

When it was the Esso station

This photo of the corner of Mercer and Independence Streets was shared by Betty Lou Harmison. Once an Esso Service Center, it is now Mike’s Service Center. Anyone care to guess the date of the photo?   More...

Find the facts first

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Obituaries

Henry L. Michael

1926-2015

Henry Leroy Michael, age 88, of Laurel, Md., passed away at his residence on November 26, 2015. Henry was born on November 4, 1926 in West Virginia to the late Henry Michael and the late Dorothy (nee Courtney) Michael Unger. Henry served in the U.S. More...

Robert C. White, Jr.

1951-2015

Robert Charles White, Jr., 64, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born May 29, 1951 in Cheverly, Md., he was the son of Robert Charles White, Sr., Berkeley Springs and Loris, S.C. More...

Virginia L. Rabbitt

1938-2015

Virginia Lee Rabbitt, 77, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Damascus, Md., died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at her home.  Born February 27, 1938 in Smythe County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert George Shupe and the late Ethel Lee Br More...

School officials predict saving $445K if Greenwood closes

At a Monday night school board meeting, Morgan County Schools Superintendent David Banks presented a written executive summary and supporting data for the proposed closure of Greenwood Elementary. More...

It's Beginning to look a Lot Like..

As the countdown to Christmas begins, the Christmas tree in Berkeley Springs State Park is decorated, lit up, and ready to go. photo by Holly Trainum More...

First week’s deer kill

As the fall hunting season continues, hunters have taken bucks, doe, and a few black bears across Morgan County. Buck season and the concurrent antlerless season run through this Saturday, December 5.  More...

Senior Center savors new kitchen

Ryan Ogden, Head Cook at the Berkeley Springs Senior Center, can now cook meals in-house in the Center’s new commercial kitchen. See story page 13. photo by Holly Trainum More...

News

Steers selected for prestigious Lincoln award

Berkeley Springs resident and Abraham Lincoln historian Ed Steers was presented the 2015 Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement by the Lincoln Forum for his insight into the death of President Lincoln on November 18.  The presentation was m More...

Bath PD wins AAA award

The Berkeley Springs Police Department received another AAA Platinum award at a luncheon at Tari’s Café in Berkeley Springs on Monday, November 9. Police Chief T.J. Johnson and Mayor Scott Merki were in attendance. More...

Area employers recognized for helping disabled workers

West Virginia’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) recently recognized businesses in the Eastern Panhandle that employ and train workers with disabilities.  Among those honored was Morgan County Schools, named a Distinguished Employ More...

What's Happening

Beekeeping classes

The West Virginia Department Of Agriculture has asked Geezer Ridge Farm to conduct a series of free Beekeeping Classes. The classes will be held Saturdays, December 12 and 19 and January 2 and 9 at 11 a.m. More...

Library presents holiday program

The Morgan County Public Library will present “Here We Come A-Caroling” Stories and Songs of the Holiday Season. More...

Home septic system workshop available

In conjunction with the Morgan County Health Department, the Sleepy Creek Watershed is welcoming interested Morgan County homeowners to attend an hour long workshop on septic systems on Saturday, December 5, at the Morgan County Board of Education Of More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  November 15  Arrest of Robert A. Colby, Sr., 55, D.U.I. More...

How to contact Morgan County officials

Morgan County Commission  77 Fairfax Street, Room 101, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, phone: 304-258-8540.  Commissioner Brad Close, phone: 304-867-3140. Email: bclose@morgancountywv.gov.  More...

Va. man charged after fistfight hospitalizes local man

Leonard Burton Jones, 60, of Cross Junction, Va. More...

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