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November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Coalition readies overnight cold-weather shelters for homeless

As cold weather arrives and nighttime temperatures fall below 16 degrees, local homeless people will have more shelter options.  A new Morgan County Homeless Coalition has organized temporary overnight winter shelters where people without a plac More...

Health officials push public to get flu shot ahead of viral season

With flu season on the horizon, area residents are reminded to get their annual seasonal flu vaccine soon if they haven’t already done so.  More...

Opinions

Big questions loom over China deal

Governor Jim Justice might be wondering why his big news isn’t making everybody in West Virginia jump for joy. More...

Fall splendor shines through

Bobbie Jo DeHaven took this photo of fall sun and shadows in Great Cacapon and submitted it for the 2017 Morgan County Photo Contest. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   November 15, 2010 - The landmark Aracoma Hotel in Logan was damaged by fire. It was demolished later that year.  More...

Columns

2017 White-tailed Deer Hunting Season

IN THE WILD

Figuring out the exact meaning of the WVDNR hunting regulations is somewhat of a nightmare, at least it is for me. The regulations are 46 full size pages long, and they are complex. More...

Obituaries

Emma R. McCusker

2017

Emma Rose McCusker, two days, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.  Born November 7, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, she was the daughter of Carrie Dawn Harden and Chester Allen McCusker, Jr., Berkeley Springs.  More...

Paul E. Reynolds, Sr.

1948-2017

Paul Edward Reynolds, Sr., age 68, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home. Born December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Paul Aloysius and Margaret Teresa Mockabee Reynolds. More...

James E. Werdebaugh

1934-2017

James E. More...

Sports

The Morgan Messenger & The Hancock News All Area Volleyball Team Panther Sara Kerns selected as Player of the Year

This fall the sports writers from The Morgan Messenger and The Hancock News partnered with the athletic directors and head coaches from the Berkeley Springs High School, Hancock High School and Paw Paw High School to select an All Area team for each More...

Stephanie Golden named Wendy’s Heisman winner

Berkeley Springs High School senior Stephanie Golden has been a part of several state championship programs while running cross country and track for the Lady Indians.  More...

Chip Shots

Who would have thought?   More...

Home saved from attic fire

Area firefighters contained an attic fire last Friday afternoon from moving through a two-story home in the 12000 block of Winchester Grade Road in southern Morgan County.  More...

Students craft pottery for Empty Bowls event

Warm Springs Intermediate School students made colorful, whimsical pottery again this year with art teacher Marianna Ruggiero to serve as soup mugs for the Morgan County Starting Points Empty Bowls B More...

Resident fears homeless shelter may ruin tourism

Bath resident Peggy Miller told the town council on November 7 that town churches are planning to provide shelter for the homeless with 10 to 12 beds at participating churches on a rotating basis.  More...

Recycling center to stop taking glass, some plastics

Higher hauling fees from recycling vendors will result in fewer items being accepted at Morgan County’s recycling center.  Starting on Monday, December 11, the Charles R. More...

News

Downtown Christmas decoration project has grown

Berkeley Springs resident Hunter Clark, who chairs the town’s Christmas Decorations Project committee, told the Bath Town Council on November 7 that he has collected more than $2,500 for town Christmas light decorations and hopes to have as muc More...

November theme for Wonderful People is Be Positive

This is Wonderful People's month to "Be Positive & Smile." Whenever you can this month, wear sunny yellow and above all, share a smile.  Intrinsic to the model for Wonderful People is the African proverb, "It takes a whole village to raise o More...

Book by area author shares stories of country life, friendship

Regional author Stephen Lynn Meyers has shared years worth of stories from a former farmer and pastor in his book, Growin’ Up Country: The Life and Times of Clarence Henry Showalter.  Showalter, who passed away at the age of 95, told a lif More...

What's Happening

“Cheap Eats” program for November

The November “Cheap Eats” Paw Paw program will meet Monday, November 20 at 4 p.m. at the Paw Paw Senior Center.  Cheap Eats is a free monthly group offered by Morgan County Starting Points.  More...

Volunteers needed to help finish playground

Cacapon State Park receive a $40,000 grant from the National  Recreation and Park Association and The Walt Disney Company as part of the Meet Me at the Park healthy living program.  Cacapon State Park is in need of volunteers to help put More...

Breakfast with Santa

The Berkeley Springs High School and Warm Springs Middle School wrestling teams will sponsor fundraising Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  The breakfast will be held Saturday, November 25, 8 a.m. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for November 5-11:  November 5  Deputy Jenkins investigated a two-car crash on Cacapon Road with injury. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Morris C. Snyder, 67, of Berkeley Springs was fined $200 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Morgan County Chapter of Read Aloud WV

In West Virginia 70% of fourth grade school children are not proficient in reading. Children say reading is difficult. Can anything change this literacy climate?  More...

“Christmas Cash For Kids” kicks off 12th season

The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) haved joined forces 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.  More...

Honor society hosts regional literature conference

Shepherd University's Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, hosted its sixth regional undergraduate literature conference November 4.  More...