September 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to track board member terms

Since the Bath Development Authority (BDA) had to meet rules set by Town of Bath Mayor Scott Merki regarding the volunteer members’ term lengths and start and end dates, Merki, at the September 20 meeting agreed with the former mayor, BDA membe More...

Opinions

Watch, think, act

Monday night’s first presidential debate shifted the campaign season slightly back toward real Americans’ concerns -- a move we have long awaited. More...

Loading up the harvest

News photo files yielded up this seasonal snapshot of a bounty of apple crates in storage somewhere. Could it be the Ice House? If any readers recognize the space, or see any clues, let us know. More...

Wish I’d said that

If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

IN THE WILD

Tree of heaven

What exotic, invasive plant smells badly, kills other seeds and plants nearby with a chemical in its roots, is really hard to get rid of, tolerates terrible soil conditions, thrives in awfully polluted air, grows very rapidly, produces thousands of w More...

Obituaries

Laurie Mason

Laurie Mason, 54, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at her home.  Known to those who love her as Mi-mi, her beautiful fun loving spirit will be carried on by her children and grandchildren.&n More...

Michael L. Longerbeam

1969-2016

Michael Lee Longerbeam, 47, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at his home.  Born September 15, 1969 in Charles Town, he was the son of Donald Longerbeam, Charles Town and the late Rebecca Plonter Longerbeam.  He previo More...

Shirley J. Liggett

1937-2016

Shirley Jean Liggett, 79, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at her daughter’s home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born February 23, 1937 in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Harry Henry Hoyle More...

Sports

Lady Indians volleyball earn a win

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Volleyball Team had a busy week on the hardwood. On Saturday, September 17 Berkeley Springs traveled to St. James School in Hagerstown, Md. and lost in three games. More...

Paw Paw defeats Hancock, loses to East Hardy in volleyball

The Paw Paw High School Lady Pirates Varsity Volleyball Team picked up their second win last Friday night, September 23 over the visiting Hancock Lady Panthers. More...

Chip Shots

Choppy waters ahead

The West Virginia University Football Team has finished the out of conference portion of their 2016 football schedule with a perfect 3-0 record, but it’s still hard to get a read on where this team can go.  More...

School finances in decline again, statement shows

A large revenue decline for Morgan County Schools in Fiscal Year 2016 produced a decrease of $587,377 in total net position (assets minus liabilities) from Fiscal Year 2015. More...

Prep underway for new Duckwall bridge

Residents along Highland Ridge have been watching heavy machines move earth around the base of the steel one-lane bridge over Sleepy Creek in recent weeks.  Word was that a new bridge is going to be built.  More...

Health clinic still filling the rural care gap, 20 years later

A group of Paw Paw citizens decided to solve the shortage of health care in their corner of Morgan County by organizing efforts and raising money more than 20 years ago. More...

News

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia releases Real. Berkeley Springs vignette

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia recently released the Real. Berkeley Springs vignette. The video highlights area attractions including local lodging, historic springs, Berkeley Springs State Park and craft breweries. More...

43rd Apple Butter Festival

While plans for the Apple Butter Festival actually start the day after the previous year’s Apple Butter Festival, most of the work happens in the month leading up to the event according to Lori Hansroth, Executive Director for the Berkeley Spri More...

Ice House opens three gallery shows

A stunning wood-themed art show opens in the main Ice House Gallery on Friday, September 30 with a meet-theartists reception from 7:30-9 p.m. More...

Letters

House of sand

Dear Editor:  Plutarch, the Greek Biographer who lived during first century A.D., warned that “an imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.” That concise bit of wisdom still holds true in More...

Facts matter

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Two major parties off course

Dear Editor:  If there has ever been a time for a third party, at least in West Virginia, this has to be it.  West Virginia Republicans and Democrats: if you want us to stop running third party candidates, have better candidates.  More...

What's Happening

Chess Club forming

A monthly chess club is planned for the Granary in Berkeley Springs.  Kerry Jackson, the organizer, began playing at the age of eight, when her grandfather brought her a chess set from China.  The chess club will be open to all levels of pl More...

Check presented to South Morgan Vol. Fire Dept.

The South Morgan County Volunteer Fire Department was presented with a check for $6,500 by members of the Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild. More...

Steuben Glass exhibit

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia will open The Martin Massman Collection of Steuben Glass on Saturday, October 1 in Weston.  More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

Court Report

Municipal Judge Thomas Panebianco presided over recent hearings in the Town of Bath municipal court.  September sentences from Judge Thomas Panebianco:  Ronald VanGosen, Jr., 34, of Berkeley Springs must pay $317 in fines and fees after ple More...

Streetscape this week: Fairfax Street closed for excavation

Last week saw concrete foundations completed for all of Fairfax Street except a small portion west of the Warm Springs bridge. Pavers were completed for lower Fairfax from Washington to the bridge and the BB&T corner. More...

School News

Schools, health officials dealing with annual wave of illnesses

Morgan County Schools reported seven additional cases of hand, foot and mouth disease in the past two weeks. More...

WV Lions seeking students to travel abroad in 2017

Each year the Lions Clubs of West Virginia provide the opportunity for several students to travel abroad.  A travel grant provides funds for students in grades 10-12 or a recent graduate, toward a four to six week cultural exchange to Finland, J More...

39th Annual Homecoming of Bath District and Berkeley Springs High School

The 39th annual homecoming of Bath District and Berkeley Springs High School was held on Saturday, September 24, at Cacapon Lodge with 228 reservations received. More...

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