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HUB Zone has town interest

A Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) zone consultant will give a presentation to the Bath Town Council to answer any questions about how the program might bring new business into Berkeley Springs.  Bath Development Authority (BDA) preside More...

Opinions

County should follow town’s lead

Just before Christmas, the Bath town council passed a beefier building ordinance that could pave the way for cleaning up failing neighborhoods within town limits.  More...

Too early for fishing?

This colorized postcard from Berkeley Springs was lent to us by Gene Miller, who has an extensive collection of local postcards found all over. 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

Art Encore exhibit

Morgan Arts Council will feature new-to-you “recycled” art to the Special Exhibit Gallery in “Art Encore,” showing at the Ice House January 6 to February 26. More...

Middle school students make ornaments for local residents

Luke Christie donated money so that Warm Springs Middle School students could buy supplies to create ornaments for local elderly residents. More...

Civil War Round Table meets January 11

Michael Cannane, of the Kernstown Battlefield Association, will speak to the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table on the topic “The Battle of First Kernstown,” on Wednesday, January 11 at 8 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following incidents for the previous week:  December 26  Domestic complaint, Deputy Roper, Birch Grove Lane, verbal dispute, no arrest.  More...

Berkeley Springs Fire Dept. Emergency Calls

Chief Jamie Clark reported the following calls for the month of December:  December 2  Fire investigation, Apple Orchard Circle.  December 3  Unconscious person - EMS assisted - Rockwell Circle.  Building fire - assisted Hanc More...

Grand Jury met Tuesday

The January term of the Morgan County Grand Jury met yesterday, Tuesday, January 3 in Morgan County Circuit Court to consider felony criminal cases. More...

School News

Hancock students build doghouses to help animals affected by West Virginia flooding

This past June, southern West Virginia saw some of the worst flooding in the state’s history as eight to 10 inches of rain fell in 12 hours in Fayette, Nicholas and Greenbrier Counties. More...

National Endowment for the Humanities offers matching grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced Creating Humanities Communities, a new initiative to support grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations. More...

National Small Business Week awards nominations open

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center is joining the call for state and national nominations to honor West Virginia businesses with the U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Week Awards. More...

Building rules, permits approved

The second reading of the town’s updated building ordinance was unanimously approved by Bath council members on December 20.  The ordinance now allows the town to issue fines and/or liens to the property owners of unfit dwellings or to cle More...

Area firefighters respond to holiday calls, 911 phone issues resolved

Area firefighters responded to a number of fire calls over the holidays. Two separate phone failures that impacted the Morgan County 911 Center telephone system were also resolved as January began.  More...

Looking back on 2016

January   Lori Hansroth is named CEO of Berkeley Springs — Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.  Greenwood residents react to a December 30, 2015 decision by the school board to close Greenwood Elementary at the end of the school year.& More...

News

Soldier’s account tells of Jackson’s attacks on Bath & Hancock 155 years ago

Part I:  Harrisburg to Hancock collected by Steve French  More...

Pre-Christmas fire displaces families

An early morning fire on Wednesday, December 21 in Berkeley Springs caused severe damage to an apartment building left more than a dozen people displaced. The fire took place shortly after 1 a.m. More...

Truck driver charged in accident with school bus

The driver of a U.S. More...

Letters

Run gas line down 81

Dear Editor:  Senator Joe Manchin, a wealthy big energy pawnbroker, swept into Region 9 several weeks ago, encouraging local leaders to use eminent domain for pushing through a private gas line serving a multinational corporation making toxic pr More...

Obituaries

Lyne S. Keenan

1952-2016

Lyne Sharlene Keenan, age 64, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born January 25, 1952 in Washington, D.C., she was the daugh More...

Charles W. Shirley

1938-2016

Charles Willard Shirley, 77, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born December 24, 1938 in Johnsontown, he was the son of the late Howard Shirley and Pearl Virginia More...

Phyllis V. Butler

1930-2016

Phyllis Virginia Butler, age 86, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born March 2, 1930 in Cherry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Leon &l More...

Sports

Tribe finishes second at Tri County Invitational

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Basketball Team was busy during the Christmas break. More...

Lady Indians basketball finishes 1-1 at Hancock Holiday Mixer

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians were able to pick up their fourth win of the season in the Hancock Holiday Mixer in day two of the basketball tournament that was held at Hancock High School. More...

Team Preston’s Battle of the Badges MDA Muscle Walk basketball game

The Berkeley Springs High School gym will be invaded by members of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, WV State Police and members from the area’s local Fire Departments on Tuesday, January 10, 7 p.m. More...

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