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June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Resurfacing of I-70 near Clear Spring

Motorists should expect single lane closures

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resurface I-70 between Ashton Road and just west of the Conococheague Creek Bridge in Clear Spring. More...

Opinions

That future looks familiar

West Virginia lawmakers did make sure the state government will keep its doors open past June 30 when they passed a budget recently. Governor Justice opted to let it stand, with the threat of a shutdown looming large. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. More...

Hard work in the summer time

Ann Darling’s photo, “Summer Time,” was a Morgan County Photo Contest finalists, and captured the local field work of cutting and baling hay. More...

Columns

West Virginians – Good People!

IN THE WILD

Clearly there are a whole bunch of problems in West Virginia, awful things, but when you boil it all down, we have found that by far, West Virginian people are the very best! More...

Obituaries

Rosie M. Spielman

1927-2017

Rosie Mae Twigg Spielman, 89, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born August 2, 1927 in Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Adam Kaylor and Alice Virginia Fa More...

Robert F. Duell

1931-2017

Robert Frederick Duell, 85, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Meritus Medical Center.  Born November 2, 1931.  A memorial service was held June 24 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hagerstown.   More...

Dr. Brian R. Stanley

1950-2017

Brian Robert Stanley, 66, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.  Brian was born in 1950 in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Richard J. and Gloria T. Stanley.  More...

Sports

Berkeley Springs Trio set the bar high

Several years ago a talented group of female runners by the names of Danielle Haynes, Kinsey Reed, and Keri Shetler graduated Berkeley Springs High School with a lot of cross country and track medals to go along with several state championship honors More...

Chip Shots

Football and basketball items

Last week this space included information on quarterback Jack Allison transferring from Miami to West Virginia University. More...

Junior fishing team places 25th

The Berkeley Springs High School Junior Fishing Team finished 25th with nine fish out of 51 boats at the Bassmaster Junior National Championship in Huntingdon, Tenn. More...

$1 million no-interest loan approved for high school renovations through CNB Bank

The Morgan County School Board approved a no-interest $1 million Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) loan through CNB Bank, Inc., at their June 19 meeting as the local match for the Berkeley Springs High School Building C & D renovations project. More...

Honor Guard remembers our veterans

Celebrating our freedom on the Fourth of July is a reminder of those who served our country to keep us free. It also reminds us of a group of volunteers who provide funeral honors to veterans. Here, they are known as the Tri-State Honor Guard. More...

Maryland DNR urges feds to ensure water protections for Potomac in gas project

Officials with the Environmental Review Program of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have made further recommendations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relating to a proposed interstate natural gas line project betw More...

News

Buzzerd urged readers to give

West Virginia’s Children’s Home Society has been caring for the Mountain State’s children since 1896 and recently an issue of their quarterly magazine featured bits of their 121-year history.  More...

Public Service Commission adjusts wireless enhanced 911 fees

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia, as required by State law, has issued an Order that increases the wireless enhanced 911 fee from $3 to $3.34 per month, per subscriber, to become effective July 1.  More...

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Restore real America

Dear Editor:  It is a significant and terrible shame when this country’s ethics become a battlefield of party versus country.  More...

Free & independent nation

Dear Editor:  As we approach the July 4th holiday celebrating our founding as a free and independent nation, I mulled over various founding principles, what it means to be a patriot and how privileged we are to live in a country dedicated to hum More...

What's Happening

Rescue Thrift Store is treated as a dump

Volunteers Iris Jean Duckwall and Pat Mosco want people to stop leaving unsaleable items at the Morgan County Rescue Thrift Store on Concord Avenue because the store has to pay for a trash pick-up.  “And it’s based on the amount that More...

June

Thursday, June 29 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – Starting Points Play Group, 1 p.m. – AA, St. Mark’s, 7:30 – Boy Scout Troop 27, Grace  U.M. More...

Bonner represented CEOS

Joyce Bonner represented Morgan County at the 68th West Virginia State Folk Festival in Gilmer County on June 16-18. She was sponsored by the Morgan County WVCEOS. More...

Police & Safety

Sheriff’s Dept. receives Narcan training

The Morgan County Sheriffs Department was trained recently by the Life or Drugs, Tri-State Support organization to administer Narcan, the anti-opioid antidote (Naloxone).  More...

Berkeley Springs woman charged with possession

A Berkeley Springs woman was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia in Fulton County on June 4 according to Pennsylvania State Police.  In a public information release, police said a routine traffic stop was con More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the public.  Morgan County Government  Wednesday, July 5. County Commission meets, 9:30 a.m.   More...

School News

Pleasant View Elementary nurtures student leaders

Pleasant View Elementary has been encouraging student leadership since its formation of a student council several years ago. More...

Snyder receives Mary Linn Fox Memorial First Year Teacher Award

Widmyer Elementary second grade teacher Jaclyn Snyder was recognized as an outstanding new teacher with the Mary Linn Fox Memorial First Year Teacher Award at the June 6 Morgan County School Board meeting.  Snyder received her bachelor’s d More...

School board continues free meals for students

The Morgan County School Board approved continuation of free breakfasts and lunches for students in all county schools through the county’s enrollment in the Community Eligibility Program. Their action came at their June 19 meeting.  More...