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July 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Cause unknown in fire that destroyed home

Area firefighters responded to a late evening fire last Wednesday that destroyed a home east of Berkeley Springs.  More...

Opinions

Time for public gas line meeting

It’s clear that many Morgan County residents are concerned and have strong opinions about the prospect of a new natural gas pipeline being built here. More...

Turtle cooling off on a hot day

Bobbie Jo DeHaven’s photo “Mud Turtle” captured a wise reptile in the act of cooling off. Our readers might be tempted to the do the same as the summer heat settles in. More...

Working collectively for rescues

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What's Happening

Summer Concert in the Park Mary Ann Redmond band

A Washington, D.C., regional favorite, Mary Ann Redmond and her band bring soulful rhythm and blues and energy to Berkeley Springs State Park in Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park, Saturday, July 22, 5:30 p.m. More...

Fired Up Beauty: pottery exhibit

Pottery created with a wide variety of glaze and firing techniques takes center stage in the “It’s All About the Surface!” exhibit in the main Ice House Gallery. More...

July

Thursday, July 20 – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. Church – S.S. Representative, Senior  More...

Sports

Cacapon 12 Hour Challenge Trail Run

There was an event going at Cacapon State Park on Saturday, July 8 that many folks around here may not have known about. More...

MC Soccer league registration

Morgan County Soccer Leage registration for Fall Soccer is open. More...

Chip Shots

Crossroads   More...

School News

Berkeley Springs High School 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame

Herbert Rankin

Berkeley Springs High School and the Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes Herbert Rankin.  Rankin was a 1958 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School where he was a standout football, basketball and baseball player for the Indians. More...

CASA of the Eastern Panhandle receives National Grant

CASA of the Eastern Panhandle, INC. has been awarded an $18,500 Youth Advocacy Renewal grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. More...

Relentless Robotics KoalaBOTS attend Invitational

Relentless Robotics KoalaBOTS attended NASA's first Mountain State Invitational at Fairmont State University on July 7-9. The team of four girls from Morgan County is Savannah Lincoln, Tory Wakelin, Jasmyn Beihl and Tiffany Craft.  More...

Breaking News - 1:48 PM

School board selects May as interim superintendent

The Morgan County School Board announced the selection of Erich May as their successful finalist for interim School Superintendent at an 11 a.m. More...

School board in talks with potential interim super.

The Morgan County School Board is negotiating with a potential candidate for the position of interim county school superintendent.  More...

County Expo debuts this weekend with fair exhibits, new activities

It has a new name and lots of new volunteers, but this weekend’s showcase of Morgan County talent and community spirit still promises a lot of the same kind of fun.  Starting this Friday evening, July 21, the Morgan County Expo – for More...

News

Warner will only release limited West Virginia voter info. to White House commission

In a response to a public records request by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, the Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State indicated to the Commission any request for information will only be granted to publicly avail More...

Chamber of Commerce elects board and officers

At its recent annual meeting, the Berkeley Springs- Morgan County Chamber of Commerce elected five members to serve two-year terms on the board of directors. More...

Worship Schedule

Mt. Zion U.M.C., Orleans Cross Roads - 304-258-3455 - Sunday school 10:45 a.m., worship service 9:30 a.m. Lay Pastor Dick Voorhaar.  Woodrow Union Church, Rt. 9, Paw Paw - Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Whistle Pigs   More...

Obituaries

Mary L. Trump

1932-2017

Mary Lou Trump of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. passed away on July 13, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center. More...

Emily M. Ziesmer

1917-2017

Emily McGhinnis Ziesmer, 100, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in a nursing home.  She was born May 24, 1917 in Lenoir, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Theophilus and Minnie Presnell McGhinnis.  She graduated in 1940 from Washington San More...

Dale R. Davis

1942-2017

Dale Roy Davis, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died on Monday, July 17, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital.  Born March 4, 1942 in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Donald Roy and Evelyn Virginia Ayersman Davis.  He was a Christian.  He More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067   Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for July 9-15:  July 9  Deputy Luke Shambaugh arrested James L. Hendershot II 39, for failure to appear and bond revocation.  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Samantha J. More...

Emergency blood drive

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations, with blood supplies being distributed to hospitals as fast as it is donated. More...