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High winds cause power outages, stoke fires

Wind gusts that topped 60 miles per hour over the weekend brought down trees and limbs across Morgan County, causing several hours of power outages in various parts of the area. More...

Opinions

An enduring theme

This year, Thanksgiving counts even more as an American holiday.  Whatever version of the historical account you favor, the story of immigrants and natives sitting down together for a meal is a powerful one. Especially now.  More...

Getting ready for the season

Hoopsters will be looking forward to their new season soon, and this old photo shows a long-time dedication to the sport here. More...

Op Ed: Shop Small for big impact

The National Federation of Independent Business is America’s leading small business advocate. We are proud to represent 350,000 small, independent business owners nationwide, including over 2,000 in West Virginia. More...

Columns

Some Serious Stuff about Skin Cancer

IN THE WILD

This story is true, and I’ll try to make it interesting, although the first part is tough to get through because the terms are so unfamiliar to most of us. The last part is intended to be humorous, and it all has a happy ending. More...

Mountain Musings

Giving thanks

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I’m giving thanks for life’s simple things and pleasures-watching the birds chirping and gathering at the bird feeder, walking on sunny days under deep blue skies and enjoying the beauty of nature.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   November 23, 1962 - Roman Catholic Bishop John Joseph Swint died. More...

Obituaries

Pauline J. Dawson

1924-2016

Pauline Jane Dawson, 91, of Jacksonville, Ill., died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Lavender Ridge, Jacksonville.  She was born December 26, 1924 in Sleepy Creek, the daughter of Emery and Elizabeth Kesecker Pentoney.  She married H. More...

Kay E. Stapleton

1949-2016

Kay Elizabeth Stapleton, 67, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.  Born July 30, 1949 in Oxford, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Audra D., Sr., and Winsome Hart Ark.  She wa More...

Debra A. Ray

1949-2016

Debra Ann Ray, 67, of Hancock, died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md.  Born Sunday, July 3, 1949 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of the late William Howard “Bubber” and Maude Virginia Bran More...

School News

Food for Salvation Army Food Drive

Berkeley Springs High School will be participating in the Salvation Army Canned Food Drive. This year the Salvation Army will be assisting more than 400 families with food for Christmas. More...

Local youth wrestlers earn honors

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Student council holds blood drive

Berkeley Springs High School students and faculty members donated blood during a November 16 American Red Cross blood drive at the school. The Berkeley Springs High School student council organized the blood drive and had 32 units of blood donated. More...

Berkeley Springs trail and park projects to receive $198,400 in federal grants

West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced this afternoon that 54 community and infrastructure projects across the state will receive federal funding, including two projects in Berkeley Springs. More...

Commissioners add two districts to magisterial map

With no comment from the public at a November 16 hearing on the matter, the Morgan County Commissioners voted 3-0 to increase the number of magisterial districts in the county from three to five.  A map of the new district was published in the M More...

Two-way streets return on Monday

Mercer and Green streets will go back to normal twoway traffic the first Monday after Thanksgiving, November 28.  More...

News

Thanksgiving safety tips

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food and good times. The nation’s emergency physicians want to help you keep it that way and not have an unwanted memory that involves a medical emergency.  More...

New two percent state budget cut to hit school aid, Medicaid

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced an across the board mid-year budget cut of two percent for most West Virginia government agencies, saying the move was necessary due to the state's General Revenue Fund falling behind by more than $87 mill More...

State joins 42 others in antitrust suit against makers of Suboxone

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 42 attorneys general announced the filing of an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a brand name prescription drug used to treat heroin and opioid abuse by easing addict More...

What's Happening

Book Festival features new authors and new books

The fifth annual Berkeley Springs Book Festival will be held Saturday, November 26 at the Ice House. More than a dozen regional authors with more than 75 titles are showcased at the free one-day event open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Christmas Cash for Kids

The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and the Department of Health and Human Resources is teaming up again with City National Bank and Today’s 97.5 and WEPM 1340AM / 93.7 FM to raise funds for the Christmas Cash for Kids program.  More...

November

Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Day – The Morgan Messenger office closed – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  CafĂ© – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  More...

Police & Safety

Judge issues life sentence for Funt breaking & entering

A Berkeley Springs man found guilty of breaking and entering during a jury trial in August was sentenced to life in prison for the crime on November 15 in Morgan County Circuit Court.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Kimberly D. Hardman, 46, of Martinsburg was sentenced to jail for six months after pleading guilty to driving with a revoked-DUI license. More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

Paw Paw athletes earn All-Conference Honors

With the fall sports season wrapped up for Paw Paw High School a few weeks, several of the small Morgan County school’s athletes have earned all-conference honors in the Small School Mountain Athletic Conference which just completed its initial More...

Chip Shots

Ugh!

The table was set for the West Virginia University Football Team to make a statement last Saturday night against the Oklahoma Sooners. More...

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