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May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Four running for mayor in Paw Paw election

On June 13, residents of the Town of Paw Paw will elect a mayor and full council, minus the Town Recorder position.  As of May 10, four individuals had filed as candidates for the mayor’s position, currently held by Alton Wolfe. More...

Va. man charged with drug offense after marijuana seized

Police arrested a Virginia man in Berkeley Springs on Saturday and seized upwards of $30,000 worth of marijuana product from his vehicle.  Zachary Q. More...

Opinions

Our trash will come back to us

Beach season will be here soon, which makes a recent science article especially disturbing.  In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, an April article recounts how one isolated island in the Pacific More...

A piece of hoopster history

A subscriber mailed this newspaper clipping to us recently, wondering if local readers might know the story behind the Berkeley Springs Oilerettes. More...

At The Capitol Special legislative budget session

for the Charleston  Gazette-Mail  More...

Columns

Dan’s 2017 Spring Turkey Gobbler Season

IN THE WILD

Most people realize that older folks feel the cold (and heat) worse than everybody else. And, I suspect older folks traipsing around in the great outdoors hate to get rained upon worse than everybody else. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   May 17, 1854 - A violent windstorm swept up the Ohio River and severely damaged the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.  More...

WVU EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS

Gardening in the Shade - A Challenge or A Breeze  Do not despair, but do not waste your time and money trying to plant sun-loving grass, or sun loving sunflowers or sun loving vegetables in the shade. More...

Police & Safety

Man charged with armed robbery, assault in stabbing

George L. Hartlove III, 30, was arrested on May 5 in the Inwood area after fleeing Morgan County following a stabbing and robbery.  Hartlove was being held at the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.  More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for May 8- May 13:  May 8  Deputy Luke Shambaugh investigated a domestic battery on North Washington Street.  Deputy Lebo arrested Albert W. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Matthew B. Krauss, 31, of Richmond, Va. was fined $100 after pleading guilty to a cell phone violation.  More...

School News

Eta Chapter members attend Alpha Phi State Convention

Fifteen members of Eta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International attended the 75th Alpha Phi State Convention at the Resort at Glade Springs. More...

Food chain art entered in grant competition

As part of a S.T.E.A.M. Power WV grant, fifth graders at Warm Springs Intermediate school researched food chains in five different biomes and collaborated in sculpting the specific species of the food chains. More...

Honor Roll

Phi Theta Kappa  Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society at Hagerstown Community College, recently accepted 93 new members. More...

School budget approved for publication; public budget hearing is May 23

The Morgan County School Board approved their proposed Fiscal Year 2018 total budget of $27,689,734 for publication at their Monday, May 8 meeting.  The school budget has an estimated general current expense fund revenue of $23,316,967 and a $4, More...

Local police recover abducted child

Cpl. Samuel Smith of the West Virginia State Police last Tuesday recovered a five year old North Carolina girl from a woman who had allegedly taken the girl from her home by force.  Gloria Denise Barden, 25, of Avondale, Ga. More...

Plant fair is Motherffis Day tradition

Daughter Deborah Heavener and mother Wanda Fisher, both of Berkeley Springs, celebrated Mother’s Day weekend by attending the annual Plant Fair together on Friday, May 12. More...

News

Student identified

The late Linda Moss Michael was one of the students pictured in our Photo of the Week “Mr. Grove’s class” on April 26. More...

Chemical spill at bank closed branch for hours

The main branch of CNB Bank in Berkeley Springs was evacuated on the morning of Tuesday, May 9 due to response for a chemical reaction in the building.  More...

Warner makes Morgan County stop

West Virginia’s Secretary of State Mac Warner visited the Morgan County Courthouse last Thursday, May 11. Warner met with local elected officials and visited the County Clerk’s office. More...

Letters

Have you ever...

Dear Editor:  Have you ever felt betrayed, lied to, misled or taken for granted? I hoped things would be different. His promises sounded sincere and honest, the words rang with conviction.  More...

What's Happening

“Cheap Eats” May program

“Essential Oils, what are they and how do you use them” with Brittany Abe will be the theme for next Monday’s “Cheap Eats” program in Paw Paw. The free program starts at 4 p.m. More...

5K Trail Run-Walk hosted by Cacapon Foundation

Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation is hosting its first 5K Trail Run-Walk for all ages on Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.  More...

Lei’d Back Friday

The Berkeley Springs- Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Travel Berkeley Springs to kick off the 16th Annual Hey Girlfriend! Weekend.  More...

Obituaries

Jessica E. Galarneau

1986-2017

Jessica Elizabeth Galarneau, 31, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.  Born April 17, 1986 in Raleigh, N.C., she was the daughter of Charles Nelson Galarneau, Jackson, La. More...

George E. Chiles II

1956-2017

George Elliott Chiles II, 60 of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.  Born on August 1, 1956 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late George Elliott, Jr. More...

Valerie A. Chavis

1968-2017

Valerie Ann Chavis, 49, of Paw Paw, died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at her home.  Born on April 21, 1968 in Charles Town, she was the daughter of Christine Ann Weber Farris, Great Cacapon and the late Robert Sylvester Whisner.  She was a Christian More...

Sports

Hunter Kasekamp qualifies for State Track & Field

Members of the Paw Paw High School Track Team ventured to Gilmer County for the Region I Class A Championships last Wednesday, May 10. More...

Keenan & Hovermale pitch Tribe into Sectional final

What a year it has been for Berkeley Springs High School Indians baseball coach Les Morris, his staff and his team. More...

Paw Paw Pirates baseball hanging on in playoffs

The Paw Paw Pirates Baseball Team opened up the Class A Sectional Baseball Championships by hitting the road for an opening round game with Tucker County on Monday, May 8. More...