November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Three arrested for drug dealing after OD call

A Berkeley Springs man who police had been investigating for dealing drugs was arrested on Saturday, October 29 after 911 was dispatched to his home for an overdose call. Two additional people were arrested as the investigation unfolded.  More...

Victoria Sprague & family raise $905 for shoes for county school kids

Some Morgan County school children have new shoes this school year due to the caring fundraising efforts of fourth grade homeschooled student Victoria Sprague and her family. More...

Opinions

Going forward

If this election season doesn’t lead Americans to push campaign finance reform, nothing will. It’s hard to imagine a time when wealth was so influential in who got picked to run for our nation’s highest offices. More...

Picture time, 60’s style

School pictures have been underway around the county in recent weeks, and this photo shows how it was done back in the day. Catherine Heironimus shared it and several others from the Greenwood area. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

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

What's Happening

BlackCat free events

BlackCat Music's monthly Ukulele Club will be held Friday, November 4, 4:30 p.m.  Local musician, Mike Kligerman, will be hosting this workshop. More...

American Legion to host Veterans Day program

Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60 will host a Veterans Day program on Friday, November 11.  A wreath laying will take place at 8 a.m. at the Monuments on Fairfax Street. The main program will take place at 11 a.m. More...

Sewers to be smoke-tested

Beginning yesterday, November 1, Thrasher Engineering and the Warm Springs Public Service District started smoke testing of the sanitary and storm sewer system in the area. More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Walter Weaver, 35, of Hagerstown, Md. was fined $100 after pleading guilty to driving with a suspended or revoked (non-DUI license). He must also pay $165.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  October 23  Harassment complaint, Jim West Road.  Suspicious person, someone looking in an abandoned house, Jackson Street, Paw Paw. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Alpine Charge youth gathering

Alpine Charge of Berkeley Springs held their kickoff of the Alpine Charge Youth Gathering in Berkeley Springs State Park on Monday, October 17, 6 p.m.  Pastor Kenny Mason welcomed everyone and spoke about the purpose of the youth organization. More...

Cody Laing appointed to Class 2-16

Cody Matthew Laing has been appointed to Class 2-16 of the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy.  More...

Zahm receives diploma

Johnny Zahm of Berkeley Springs recently completed a 32-lesson Bible study course. Darlene Cyr, Bible instructor, presented him with his diploma. More...

Clerk's office puts out call for poll workers

Citing the recent loss of several poll workers, the Morgan County Clerk's office has put out a call looking for local residents to staff voting precincts on Tuesday, November 8. More...

Police seize vehicles, firearms, large quantity of marijuana, pills

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Prep work begins at new Sheetz location

Tree removal was the first sign for locals that work is underway for the new Berkeley Springs Sheetz store at the corner of U.S. More...

Halloween characters go on parade

A night of light & dark

Halloween paraders showing off their costumes at Widmyer Elementary School Monday, October 31. More...

News

USO SHOW on November 13 benefits Berkeley Springs Public Library

The Morgan County Public Library will present its fall fundraiser, a USO Show featuring music and stars from the 1940’s, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 13 at the American Legion Post in Berkeley Springs.  More...

Shepherd University Theater performs free at Ice House

The fall production of the Shepherd University Theater is planning one last stop on its performance schedule at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. More...

November’s theme is Show a Positive Attitude

Keeping a positive attitude in the face of adversity is sometimes easier said than done. On November 8, we Americans, as citizens of this democracy, are going to the polls to vote for our next President of the United States. More...

Letters

Let’s dance

Dear Editor:  It seemed to me that the broad expanse of newly laid (and gorgeous tile) would be an excellent venue for a dance (minus cars of course) a band on the lawn, stores offering tastes/samples of their products — a gala opening pas More...

Restore a united America

Dear Editor:  I’m genuinely concerned for this country. I’m not espousing any particular presidential or party candidate. The issues are much more serious than many people realize. More...

Immigration, national security

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Obituaries

Dayton W. Farris

Dayton William Farris, age 64, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Mont.  More...

Sharon Sue Rokisky

With her loving husband at her side, Sharon Sue Rokisky, age 70, entered eternal rest at her home in Sunset Beach, North Carolina on October 29, 2016 following an extended illness. More...

V. Maxine McIntire

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Sports

Morgan County Soccer League U6

Blue Jays

Morgan County Soccer League U6 - Blue Jays - Front row, left to right: Hayden Harrison, Logan Close, Aubrey Norcross, Lutrica Henry, Jackson Shives, Caroline Close and Emery Shives. More...

Morgan County Soccer League U8

Bullets

Morgan County Soccer League U8 - Bullets - Front row, left to right: Teresa Anderson, Kendall Risinger, Annabelle Pennington, Cason Mirra and Rocco Anello. More...

Morgan County Soccer League U15

Gladiators

Morgan County Soccer League U15 - Gladiators - Front row, left to right: Seirrah Hose, Hunter Kesner, Aiden Glascock, Belle Harvey, Dana Smith and Evan Slovinsky. More...

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