June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

July 4 holiday offers a double dose of fireworks

Fans of fireworks will have two opportunities to see pyrotechnics in Morgan County this Independence Day weekend.  More...

Opinions

We know how to do this

Tragedies often have stories of heroism and help buried in them. Last week’s horrendous flooding in our state is no exception, and the help continues to surface from near and far.  More...

Could be treasure down there

Don’t know the story behind this old news file photo, but it sure has a summer feel to it. More...

Letters

Over reaction is insulting

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A losing situation

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Political correctness to blame

Dear Editor:  If the Orlando massacre at a gay night club teaches us anything, it demonstrates the grip that political correctness (PC) has on our society. But for political correctness, the Orlando massacre might have been prevented.  More...

What's Happening

Volunteer registration launched

Volunteers wanting to help with flood response and recovery can register online at www.volunteerwv.org. At this time, volunteers are asked not to self-deploy and to stay at home for their own safety.  More...

Summer Youth Theater musical onstage

The Morgan Arts Council’s summer youth theater program presents the musical “Hi Ho Robin Hood” at Berkeley Springs High School on Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. More...

July

Thursday, June 30 – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – AA, St. Mark’s, 7:30 – Boy Scout Troop 27, Grace  U.M. More...

Sports

Chip Shots

In about six weeks the West Virginia University Football Team will be into fall drills and many of us Mountaineer fans will be full of anticipation. More...

Irish Road Bowling

Introduced to the Eastern Panhandle seven years ago at Cacapon State Park was the age old sport of Irish Road Bowling.  This is one game that can be played by anyone from nine to 90 and is a family sport or can be played singlely.  More...

School News

Dean’s List

SHENANDOAH  UNIVERSITY  Lydia Butts of Berkeley Springs, a Biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University, was named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List.   More...

Pleasant View Elementary continues to lead in student achievement

Pleasant View Elementary highlighted its ongoing successes in student achievement at their local school improvement council presentation during the April 19 school board meeting which was held at the school. More...

Volunteers to be mentors in new program at Starting Points

Starting Points program coordinator Cynthia Robertson has been helping Morgan County families since she started her position at the agency last June.  More...

Search turns up ailing hiker, responders aid in tree rescue

Local firefighters, law enforcement and park rangers searched for a hiker/biker with a medical emergency last Saturday outside of Cacapon State Park for nearly an hour until they located the man and his companion.  More...

Local teen organizes massive collection of supplies for southern flood victims

By Monday at noon, the lobby of the Berkeley Springs High School gymnasium was stacked shoulder-high with cases of water, pet food, canned goods, baby diapers and other daily necessities. More...

Berkeley Springs water system needs contaminant detector, plan says

Installation of an early detection monitoring system on the Warm Springs is one recommendation of a sourcewater protection plan for Morgan County’s public water system. More...

News

State officials encourage wise giving for flood relief

Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant has advised those wanting to help West Virginians affected by flooding should consider using the Secretary of State’s website to research charities before donating money and watch out for scams.  More...

Volunteer reception centers to open in flood areas

Two centers will open to register volunteers wanting to help in flooded areas of West Virginia on Monday, July 4.  Citizens who want to help families and communities clean up can now go to an in-person registration center.  More...

Worship Directory

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...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   June 29, 1845 - George Wesley Atkinson was born in Charleston. More...

Wish I’d said that

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.  —Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)  American politician, diplomat  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

Obituaries

Joseph H. Lillard, Jr.

Joseph Harland Lillard, Jr. More...

Larry E. Stotler

1951-2016

Larry Eugene Stotler, 64, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born October 20, 1951 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Lacy Morgan and Gladys Juanita Clingerman More...

Bernice D. Sirbaugh

1940-2016

Bernice Darlene Sirbaugh, age 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa.  Born October 21, 1940 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Odis William and Agnes Virg More...

Police & Safety

Supreme Court upholds 60-year sentence in local robbery case

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has said the Morgan County Circuit Court did not abuse its discretion when it sentenced Joseph Cirigliano, 37, formerly of Berkeley Springs, to 60 years in prison for two counts of first-degree robbery in More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  June 19  EMS assisted, overdose, Independence Street.  Domestic dispute, Spielman Road, verbal.  Keep the peace, property dispute More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government   More...

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