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Greenway Cemetery difficult to maintain, care fund inadequate, officials say

Seeing the town’s historic cemetery looking good is always welcome to the relatives and friends visiting the graves of their loved ones.  More...

Opinions

Prepare & plan when we can

Regional planners are asking local residents to take a hazard mitigation survey to rank what they consider the biggest threats to health and safety here in Morgan County.  More...

How it was then

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Correction

In last week’s issue of The Morgan Messenger, we incorrectly reported that Eric Lyda was appointed by the Morgan County Commission to serve as the Chairperson of the Warm Springs Public Service District.  More...

Columns

Gardening

IN THE WILD

My grandparents in Northern Vermont always had a big garden. The farmhouse had a “cold cellar,” meaning it had a dirt floor, and it was always cold enough down there “to keep” bags of potatoes and other vegetables. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   August 3, 1897 - Fire destroyed much of downtown Lewisburg. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy E. Pittman

1925-2016

Dorothy Eloise Pittman, 90, of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away, Thursday, July 28, 2016, at her home, while holding her husband's hand, surrounded by her entire family.  Born Wednesday, October 7, 1925 in Great Cacapon, W.Va., she was the daug More...

Saretta M. Eaton

1948-2016

Saretta Mae Eaton, 68, Paw Paw, died Thursday, July 28, 2016 at her home.  Born July 14, 1948 in Bloomery, she was the daughter of the late Paul J. More...

Daniel J. Heron

1952-2016

Daniel James Heron, 64, of Great Cacapon, died Monday, August 1, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born June 11, 1952 in Bedford, Massachusetts, son of the late James Heron & Elsie Camera Heron.  He was of the Catholic faith.  He More...

Sports

BSHS Athletic Hall of Fame Calvin W. (Bill) Stickley, Jr.

Bill Stickley, Jr. graduated from Berkeley Springs High School in 1953. Prior to becoming an integral part of the Indians athletic programs. He started his athletic journey in the area of North Berkeley Springs. More...

Sara Veara participated in the Drive, Chip and Putt

Sara Veara, seventh grader at Warm Springs Middle School, participated in the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship competition in July at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Va. More...

Paw Paw volleyball

Paw Paw High School volleyball practice will begin Monday, August 8 from 3-5 p.m. More...

Building planned to house Great Cacapon fire fleet through winter

The Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company continues its operations and answering fire calls following the loss of their fire station in a July 5 blaze. More...

Hazard mitigation survey asks for residents’ input

A survey to help determine what risks exist in Morgan County’s communities is being used by the Morgan County Commission to update their 2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan.  More...

Hunting season changes explained in new 2016-2017 brochure

Several changes in the state’s fall hunting seasons for squirrel, white-tailed deer, black bear and wild turkey are included in the new 2016- 2017 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure.  More...

News

August “Wonderful People” habit focuses on Values

August is 12 Habits of Wonderful People month to wear thoughtful blue and ask yourself, "What Do You Value?"  Maybe you're going on vacation so check yourself out - ask the question, "What matters to me and do I really spend my time on what matt More...

West Virginia providing $92 million in college aid this academic year

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announced that more than 3,500 students who graduated from high school this year have been awarded PROMISE Scholarships, annual awards of up to $4,750 they can use beginning this fall toward tuitio More...

State DHHR and WVU develop health plan for state, lack funds to implement

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia University School of Public Health released a major plan to improve the state’s health care system. More...

What's Happening

Back to School Bash

The Morgan County Partnership is sponsoring a Community Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. More...

Blair Crimmins & The Hookers perform Saturday in the park

Original swinging Southern sounds from Blair Crimmins and The Hookers will perform at the Berkeley Springs State Park for Morgan Arts Council’s Concert in the Park, Saturday, August 6.  The seven-piece band from Atlanta, featuring Dixielan More...

Walking group tours local barns

A Morgan County walking group toured local barns. More...

Police & Safety

CHIEF’S BRIEF

MORGAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT   In light of the recent anti-law enforcement sentiment that seems so popular in much of our nation. I would like to address what we are experiencing here in Morgan County.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past weeks:  July 17  Unattended death, Packing House Road. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Kristie E. Whipp, 45, of Burlington was fined $100 after pleading guilty to a cellphone violation.  More...

School News

Kids enjoy reading, science & math at Camp MoCo

Hannah Badley, Camp MoCo AmeriCorps Vista mentor, is pictured reading “The Tiger Rising” by Kate DiCamillo to her reading group at Warm Springs Intermediate School. More...

President’s List

BETHANY COLLEGE Dakota Maravelis of Berkeley Springs was named to the President’s List for the spring semester of the 2015- 16 school year. More...

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