May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary election is next Tuesday

Morgan County voters have been steadily casting ballots in this year’s primary since early voting began last Wednesday, April 27.  As of yesterday, Tuesday, May 3, 539 local voters had cast ballots during the first five days of early votin More...

Kleiss remembered as war hero & teacher

Military historians knew him as U.S. Navy Captain Norman J. (Jack) “Dusty” Kleiss-the last surviving dive bomber pilot of the Battle of Midway, which decisively turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific.  More...

BSHS is national Green Ribbon School

Berkeley Springs High School was named a 2016 United States Department of Education Green Ribbon School on April 22.  The school was awarded the honor for its dedication to environmental education, farming and growing fresh produce and their con More...

Opinions

Lighting a fire of volunteerism

Last week’s rash of brush fires in just about every corner of our county left us feeling nervous – before several days of rain brought a little relief and some peace of mind. More...

Shooting for summer

This news file photo shows the earliest stages of construction on the swimming pool in the center of Berkeley Springs State Park. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   May 4, 1896 - The Children’s Home Society was formed by a group of Charleston ministers at the YMCA. More...

What's Happening

Star replaces 67 year old seats

Sixty-seven year old seats installed by the Alpine movie chain in 1949 were replaced recently at the Star Theatre. "People are wider now," said Jeanne Mozier, one of the Star's longtime owners. More...

Free Open Mic Night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their free Open Mic Night Friday, May 6, 6:30-10 p.m.  The monthly event is hosted by local musician, Jim Fredo, and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Open mic for poets & writers

There will be a free Open Mic for poets and writers at The New Earth Granary, 143 North Mercer Street on Wednesday, May 4.  Read poems, short stories or songs and read for five to 10 minutes to an audience. 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:  April 24  Animal complaint, pig loose, Martinsburg Road, located, secure.  Well being check, Hageman Street, secure.  911 hang-up More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Kelsi C. Clark, 24, of Hancock must pay a $200 fine and $165.25 in court costs and fees after pleading guilty to driving with no insurance.  Fiodor Vulpe, 26, of Milton, Wash. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

None injured in school bus accident

A Wednesday, April 27 afternoon fender-bender between a Morgan County school bus and a car on Martinsburg Road at the intersection of New Hope Road shut down the roadway for around 45 minutes. More...

Middle school, high school fishing teams excel at state fishing tournament

Berkeley Springs High School and Warm Springs Middle School Fishing Club teams scored big at the B.A.S.S. Nation of West Virginia High School and Junior State Tournament at Sutton Lake in Flatwoods, on Sunday, April 24.  More...

Amanda Benson makes team

Amanda Benson of Paw Paw was named to the 2015- 16 All-Potomac Valley Conference Division 1A Small Schools Girls' Basketball Team.   More...

Breaking News - 5/10/2016 11:29 PM

Bohrer, Johnson-Nickles and Reed take primary Rowland, Gordon elected to school board

More than 40% of Morgan County voters turned out on a rainy primary election day today, Tuesday, May 10, to cast ballots in both party and non-partisan races from the county level up to U.S. President. More...

Ambulance fee doubles on 2-1 vote

Following three public hearings and close to six months of active discussions, the Morgan County Commission voted 2-1 last Wednesday to double the county’s Ambulance Fee, from $75 per year for each living unit to $150. More...

County okays permit for Tractor Supply store here

In a meeting that lasted only 25 minutes last Tuesday, April 26, the Morgan County Planning Commission reviewed and then approved an application from 3PP Berkeley Springs, LLC to build a Tractor Supply retail store at 3720 Valley Road, just south of More...

Luke Paper Co. fined $10K for Potomac spill

The Maryland paper mill that accidentally released 9,500 gallons of latex into the North Branch of the Potomac River last September, causing public water systems along the Potomac to shut down their intake valves to block the chemical has agreed to p More...

News

County Fair changes planned this year

I have displayed 4-H projects at the fair for years.  I volunteered at the fair as Miss Morgan County, judging displays and the hot dog eating contest and talked to young kids about the importance of celebrating their communities.  More...

Brush fires hit around county

Following a week stacked with fire calls, area firefighters responded to a series of back-to-back brush fires on Tuesday, April 26. More...

Religious Services

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald.   More...

Letters

Tubman on a $15 bill

Dear Editor:  I have an idea I’d like to share with the readers. In regards to changing the $20 bill: it’s had President Jackson’s image on it since it was first produced. Why change it now? More...

Consider judge choice carefully

Dear Editor:  Judges are required to decide legal cases based on the merits of each dispute, without bias and divorced from politics. More...

Consider gasline hazards

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Obituaries

Maria V. Flothmann

Maria V. Flothmann, 88, of Queens, N.Y., died Friday, April 29, 2016.  Services will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are by Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Berkeley Springs.   More...

Archie L. Largent

1918-2016

Archie L. More...

Reva P. Hovermale

1930-2016

Reva Pearl Hovermale, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at her residence while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born June 15, 1930 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Millie Myrtl More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs track team competes at Tri-State Invitational in Hancock

The Berkeley Springs High School Boys and Girls Track Teams placed ninth and seventh respectively in the Tri- State Invitational on Wednesday, April 27, at Hancock High School.  Northern Garrett County High School took top overall honors in the More...

Lady Indians end regular season on three-game winning streak

The Blue and Gold head into sectionals riding a wave of momentum.  The Berkeley Springs High School Softball Team ended their regular season campaign winning three-out-of-four games.  The Blue and Gold started its week with an 11-4 loss to More...

BSHS track team places third

A solid effort.  The Berkeley Springs High School track team placed third overall at the Journal Invitational on Friday, April 29, at Spring Mills.  More...

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