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August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman charged with domestic battery, obstructing officer

A Berkeley Springs woman was arrested last Thursday, August 10 and charged with battery and obstructing an officer following a fight at her residence.  Phyllisity L. More...

Winners of West Virginia 4-H poster contest to be featured at State Fair

With over 1,700 submissions statewide, 11 Morgan County winners of the West Virginia 4-H poster contest will have their submissions showcased at the 2017 State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg, now through August 19.  More...

Opinions

Crush the lie again

White supremacy is an old lie. It was a lie when it was used to justify the slave trade. It has been a lie used to keep families apart, children from being educated and adults from having basic rights guaranteed by our Constitution. More...

School days & the Tomato Festival

Here’s one from the archives – a Morgan County Schools float in an early Tomato Festival parade. More...

Letters

Legislators side with business, not citizens

Dear Editor:  The WV elected Republican leaders of the Eastern Panhandle have chosen to support the Business interests of TransCanada and Mountaineer Gas instead of the citizens and property owners who elected them (Op-Ed from Eastern Panhandle More...

Must condemn racism

Dear Editor:  As a nation, united in its endeavour to ensure the preservation of its greatest ideal, we owe it to our forefathers and our future to come together and denounce all racism.  Our declaration of independence clearly states, as A More...

Questions Op-Ed

Dear Editor:  More...

What's Happening

Blues Band rounds out summer concert series

Energy runs high as Baltimore’s Kelly Bell Band offers blues at the Berkeley Springs State Park on Saturday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. More...

Galapagos Islands Audubon program

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a morning program in Berkeley Springs on Wednesday, August 30. The program will be held at 10 a.m. More...

August

Thursday, August 17 – Rotary Club, noon, Country Inn – Democratic Party, Mi Ranchito Restaurant, 5-7:30 p.m. – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m., Grace U.M. Church – S.S. More...

Sports

State Cross Country Champion Lenny Hovermale enters

BSHS Athletic Hall of Fame

One of the most decorated male athletes in Berkeley Springs athletics history has rightfully taken his place in the Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame. More...

Boys & Girls Club Inside The Huddle With Tony Caridi

The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle will host the eighth annual Inside The Huddle with Tony Caridi on Friday, August 18 at the Riverfront Properties of Terry Hess and the Rick Pill Family.  More...

Correction

In last week’s article announcing Shaun Spielman as being inducted into the BSHS Hall of Fame, it stated that he was the salutatorian of his graduating class. He was the co-valedictorian of the class of 2000.   More...

School News

David Chilcote receives Pilgrim Degree of Merit

David Chilcote of Great Cacapon, a member of Berkeley Springs Lodge No. 1483, Loyal Order of Moose received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, Saturday, June 3, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.  More...

WVU EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS

“The ‘Safe’ Scoop on Poop”  More...

Bus safety tips from Morgan County Schools

Morgan County Schools Transportation/Safety Director Jamie Harris provided the following school bus safety tips for parents, students and motorists as another school year begins.  More...

Local man killed in Slanesville accident

West Virginia State Police in Romney are investigating a fatal auto accident in Hampshire County that claimed the life of a Berkeley Springs man in the early morning hours of Monday, August 14.  Police said Benjamin Griffith, 25, of Berkeley Spr More...

Local skies will darken August 21 with historic eclipse

One of the most anticipated celestial events of recent time happens on Monday, August 21 when the moon passes between the earth and sun, creating a total eclipse visible through a large swath of the United States.  More...

Thunderstorm caused damage

A severe thunderstorm on Saturday, August 12 caused fallen trees and wind damage across Morgan County. The thunderstorm caused a tree to fall on a car in Great Cacapon while a person was in the car, according to Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer. More...

News

BAD to Better Buildings survey begins

Survey teams of two people each begin their work for the Town of Bath Landmark Commission’s BAD to Better Buildings Project this week. More...

Highland Ridge Road to be temporarily closed

The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists that Highland Ridge Road (Morgan County Route 8) will be closed to through traffic on August 21-24, between the hours of 8 a.m. More...

At Governor’s Academy, Golden left “comfort zone” behind

Berkeley Springs High School senior Stephanie Golden had been preparing for the West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy since she was a freshman. A fellow runner who went to the summer academic program told her she should look into it. More...

Columns

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   August 16, 1851 - William Hope ‘‘Coin’’ Harvey was born in Buffalo, Putnam County. More...

Op-Ed: Pipeline Facts and True Law

The following two letters were submitted for publication in The Morgan Messenger issue of 8-2-17, the day Morgan County commissioners met to discuss citizen concerns about the Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia, gas pipeline expansion project. More...

Obituaries

Alma G. Younker

1936-2017

Alma Grace Younker, age 81, of Hancock, Md., passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She loved her family, was a loving mother and wife, and she loved the outdoors. More...

Benjamin T. Griffith

1992-2017

Benjamin Thomas Griffith, age 25, of Berkeley Springs, W,Va/. died August 14, 2017 as a result of a car accident. More...

Lyle F. Dawson, Jr.

1955-2017

Lyle Francis “Buck” Dawson, Jr., 61, of Great Cacapon, died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at his home.  Born November 23, 1955, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Lyle Francis “Pete” Dawson, Sr., Berkeley Springs and the l More...

Police & Safety

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Steven D. Reese, 51, of Berkeley Springs was fined $500 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence. He also must pay $320.25 in court costs and fees.  More...

Great Cacapon Emergency Calls

Chief Matt Grimley reported the following calls for the month of July:  July 5 - Assisted Co. 43, automatic alarm, South Foster Road, Truck 2 responded, cancelled en route.  July 6 - Assisted Co. More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for August 6-12:  August 6  Deputy Roper arrested Scottie S. Magaha, 18 and Devan Canby, 18, for robbery.  Cpl. More...