Schools, police received tips about middle school social media threat

by Kate Evans Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies took a Warm Springs Middle School student into custody early Thursday, January 23 over alleged threats made against the middle school through social media. Morgan County Schools said in a Facebook post that they received information around 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 about a possible threat to…

Photos and videos sought for Morgan County Bicentennial

Morgan County Bicentennial planners have announced a yearlong contest open to the public where cash prizes are to be awarded every two months for an individual photo and short-short video connected to the Morgan County Bicentennial. A short-short video must be less than one minute in play-time.   The intent is to engage the public to…

Starting Points moves to new home

by Kate Evans Morgan County Starting Points has a new location inside the Senior Life Services of Morgan County facility at 106 Sand Mine Road as of today, January 22. That facility is the former U.S. Silica building. “We’re excited to embark on this new adventure and partnership,” Starting Points Executive Director Audrey Morris said.…

Bypass environmental report updated

More watershed, property impacts identified by Trish Rudder A reevaluated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed U.S. 522 bypass was released on January 7 by the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH). The reevaluation was approved by the Federal Highway Administration on December 17, 2019. The 618-page document includes the revised EIS (60 pages),…

Phone trouble hit 911, hospital, homes

Customers of Frontier Communications were hit with telephone service outages yesterday, Wednesday, January 15 and continue to have trouble today in certain parts of Morgan County. On Wednesday, Morgan County 911 lost use of several Frontier phone lines due to the service cut. 911 continued to work despite the phone trouble. Sarah Hogbin, spokesperson for…

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