February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Paw Paw water system upgrade in design, permit stage

The project design for the Town of Paw Paw’s municipal water system upgrade has been submitted and hopes are to get the project out to bid this spring and underway later this summer.  More...

Middle school dedicates Lyne Keenan Media Center

Middle school students made butterflies to adorn the wall by former library media specialist and teacher Lyne Keenan’s classroom to honor her memory. More...

Opinions

Transport survey, group looking for solutions

Readers are encouraged to take a few minutes to fill out a transportation survey highlighted in this week’s issue of The Messenger. More...

Bluebirds in winter

Michael and Nancy Nathan took this photo recently of six bluebirds at their place in Morgan County. The Nathans said the birds like picking up the suet that they dropped. 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

Missionary nurse to talk about Philippine clinic work

The community is welcome to hear Carrie Hann present a free program on Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. sharing her experiences as a missionary nurse in the village of Kemantian on the island of Palawan, Philippines. More...

Open mic night

BlackCat Music Shop is sponsoring their free open mic night this Friday, February 3 from 6:30-10 p.m.  This monthly event is hosted by local musician, Adam Keeling and is open to all musicians, singers and songwriters. More...

Ukulele Club meeting

BlackCat Music's monthly Ukulele Club will be held this Friday, February 3, 5 p.m.  Local musician, Mike Kligerman, will be hosting the workshop.  Beginner's workshop will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Sheriff revamps Deputy Reserves, seeks recruits

Since taking office January 1, Morgan County Sheriff KC Bohrer has taken stock of his department’s assets and procedures. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reports the following incidents for the previous week:  January 22  Reported breaking and entering into a motor vehicle on North Washington Street. Deputy Jenkins responded. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Pamela S. More...

School News

Federal funding will pay for demo of flooded schools

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $12,833,232 from the U.S. More...

Dental Health Screening for third graders

The Morgan County School Nurses, in cooperation with Dr. Thomas Leslie and staff, will be providing Dental Health Screenings to all Morgan County third grade students the week of February 3. More...

Dean’s List

DAVIS & ELKINS  Davis & Elkins College has announced the names of students who achieved the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester, which includes all full-time students with a 3.6 or higher GPA.  Berkeley Springs - Danielle H More...

Shute murder trial set for June 21

A criminal trial for the man accused of murdering three Great Cacapon men last June and attempting to murder a fourth is set to begin on June 21.  Erick Shute, 33, of Great Cacapon appeared with his attorney, Andrew Arnold, during arraignments i More...

Sleepy Creek bridges: old, new, broken & closed for good

Morgan County’s bridges are in a state of flux and local drivers will face that reality well into 2017.  More...

Student text didn’t pose safety threat, officials say

A social media post by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department last Thursday morning that cited a “School Safety threat” drew attention to the agency’s investigation into an incident between two students and raised concerns by More...

News

Hedgehogs took the first crack at predicting the weather

Tomorrow, February 2, is Groundhog Day, celebrated as a bit of a national holiday for those concerned about weather – and how soon spring will come.  More...

Spend Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources welcomes everyone to go to the West Virginia State Wildlife Center on Thursday, February 2 to celebrate Groundhog Day with French Creek Freddie.  More...

IRS holds will delay refunds for working families

The Internal Revenue Service has started accepting and processing 2016 federal individual income tax returns on schedule. More than 153 million returns are expected to be filed this year. More...

Letters

Strength in numbers

Dear Editor: On January 24, there was a meeting at the Board of Education building, where people voiced their concerns about the dangers of having a high pressure pipeline coming to Morgan County. More...

Think about it

Dear Editor:  I am writing to ask the public to think about what it would feel like to be living on the land that the proposed pipeline is going to cross.  More...

Obituaries

William S. Frederick

1942-2017

William S. "Bill" Frederick, a lifelong resident of Berkeley Springs, WV, departed his Earthly life on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, and is now in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior. More...

Ruby L. Murphy

1933-2017

Ruby Louise Murphy, 83, of Charlotte, NC peacefully passed away on January 23, 2017, at Olde Knox Commons, Huntersville, NC. Ruby was born June 27, 1933, to the late Russell E. Murphy and Mary N. Kemp. More...

Kyle W. Youngblood

Kyle William Youngblood, 29, died Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Loudoun County, Va.  Services and burial will be announced by Helsley- Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center at a later date.   More...

Sports

Mundey leads Indians Wrestling with championship at the Viking Smash

Ledbetter, Morris and Mundey win 150th career match

This past weekend January 27 and 28, the Berkeley Springs wrestling program traveled to Petersburg for the two day Viking Smash Duals.  The Viking Smash has been a long running tournament that has settled the dust on what wrestlers were Potomac More...

Paw Paw rolls by Hancock in hoops action

Last Wednesday, January 25 the Paw Paw Pirates rolled by the Hancock Panthers 90- 56. More...

Berkeley Springs Indians basketball report

The varsity, junior varsity and freshmen boys’ basketball teams at Berkeley Springs High School were busy with games last week.  The Indians varsity program went 0-3 on the week with losses to Clear Spring, Faith Christian Academy and Pete More...

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