County issues Emergency Order to restrict social contact

“Take this seriously,” commissioner says of county order by KATE SHUNNEY Morgan County Commissioners on Tuesday approved and signed an Emergency Order to locally impose rules meant to help stem the spread of the highly-contagious coronavirus between county residents. The order passed three days after West Virginia Governor Jim Justice directed tighter rules about gatherings and…

Primary Election now June 9

by Kate Shunney West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced last Wednesday, April 1 that the state’s Primary Election would be held on June 9, not in May. The move is part of the state’s official response to the coronavirus. Eligible state residents now have until May 15 to register to vote in the party primary…

Hay wagon fire shuts down 522

A trailer load of hay destined for a Virginia farm caught fire on Saturday, April 4 in downtown Berkeley Springs. The West Virginia Division of Highways shut down U.S. 522 for over an hour while firefighters pulled hay bales off the 28-ft. wagon and sprayed down the load to extinguish the fire. James Steiner of…

Tighter rules in effect as counties see jump in COVID cases

by Kate Shunney West Virginia Governor Jim Justice last Friday issued an Executive Order directly aimed at limiting the spread of a growing number of cases of coronavirus illness in the Eastern Panhandle. The order took effect at 12 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. The new rules come on top of West Virginia’s “Stay at…

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