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Woods fire at Cacapon Resort pushed by high winds

December 3, 2021

by Lisa Schauer & Kate Evans A blaze in a wooded area near Cacapon State Park Resort’s maintenance building was further fueled by high winds on Thursday night, making fire response trickier along the rocky ridge that runs to the east of the park’s golf course. Firefighters from Morgan, Frederick, Washington and Berkeley Counties battled…

“Shop Local” shines right here in Morgan County

December 2, 2021

Editorial: Shop here, shop safe, shop friendly With every passing year, we’re more and more convinced that holiday shopping is at its absolute best right here in our community. Some folks don’t take a lot of pleasure in picking out Christmas gifts for the people in their lives. Shopping at local stores is the perfect…

County signs $1.96 million funding agreement for North Berkeley Rail Trail project

December 1, 2021

$125K in local funds to match federal & state dollars by Kate Shunney Morgan County officials have authorized a funding agreement between the Morgan County Commission and the West Virginia Division of Highways to pay for construction of a long-planned North Berkeley Rail Trail. The trail will begin at the historic Berkeley Springs train depot…

School skill data shows mixed gains, declines for county students at start of year

December 1, 2021

by Kate Evans Beginning of the year student data indicated some academic gains and some losses as the Morgan County school system works through the pandemic. Elementary Education Director Kandy Pentoney and Secondary Education Director Beth Golden gave a PowerPoint presentation at the Morgan County School Board November 16 meeting that included STAR reading and…

Catch a holiday parade this weekend

December 1, 2021

Berkeley Springs will host the Winter Fest parade on Saturday, December 4 along U.S. 522 from the Berkeley Springs train depot to the intersection with Martinsburg Road. The parade begins at 5 p.m. Afterwards, a tree lighting ceremony will be held at the large pine on the Fairfax Green next to the county courthouse. Paw…

Sheetz closed temporarily as police secure “suspicious package” in dumpster

November 30, 2021

The Berkeley Springs Sheetz store was evacuated and temporarily closed mid-day Tuesday while police investigated a closed metal container discovered by store employees in a store dumpster on Tuesday morning. Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer reported that he responded to the store after receiving a 911 dispatch for a “suspicious package.” Bohrer and store staff…

County juggles new delegate district lines with local precincts, magisterial boundaries

November 24, 2021

by Kate Shunney New House of Delegates districts drawn by state lawmakers will shift voting precincts for 505 county voters Morgan County officials have said. Those county residents will see a change in their voting precinct in the 2022 primary election because state delegate districts were adopted in October. The change came in response to…

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