Acreage added to county farmland protection

The Morgan County Farmland Protection Board accepted a donated easement of 80 acres on October 25 from landowners interested in keeping the acreage in active farming use. Landowners Robert Lin Dunham and Thomas and Sally Stuckey donated 80 acres into the Morgan County Farmland Protection Program. Their donation makes a total of 17 easements totaling…

Halloween storm downs trees, dampens festivities

by Kate Evans & Kate Shunney A fierce storm system moved into Morgan County on Halloween night, toppling trees in certain areas and leaving a wake of debris and blackouts for hundreds of residents. The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning earlier in the day, predicting strong wind gusts and heavy rains. Local…

Man robs Fulton Road house at gunpoint Friday morning

An armed suspect wearing a ski mask, hooded sweatshirt and gloves robbed a home in northeastern Morgan County on Friday morning, November 1. Police are looking for any tips from the public who may have seen the man or a suspicious vehicle in the area of the home invasion, near Cherry Run. According to Morgan…

Cacapon trails closed during two controlled hunts

Hiking, cross country and mountain biking trails at Cacapon State Park will be closed six days next month as hunters take part in two controlled hunts at the state park. From Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6, hunters who were selected by lottery will be permitted to hunt deer with bows and crossbows in…

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