More COVID testing events set as Morgan cases rise

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to add updated information about testing events in Morgan County this weekend. The Morgan County Health Department has scheduled more free COVID testing events as local case numbers have risen since last weekend. The county’s status on the state’s DHHR COVID alert map worsened from gold to orange on Thursday,…

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Miller finishes 19th at WV State Golf Championships

by Jamie Harris The first state championship tournament was held for the fall sports season last Tuesday and Wednesdat, October 6 and 7. Oglebay Golf Resort in Wheeling hosted the Class A, AA and AAA State Golf Championships. Despite the setbacks of the pandemic there were state titles on the line and athletes ready to…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd   Briefly Not much time tonight as I failed to budget my Monday hours wisely, but with the West Virginia University Football Team off last weekend there isn’t a lot to discuss about coach Neal Brown’s football team. There is some news in that there will be fans at Milan Puskar Stadium…

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Water customers with overdue bills have state protections through November

by GEOFF FOX Residents in Hancock who are on the town’s water system won’t have to face water shut offs for non-payment through the middle of November under an extended Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) rule. Because of businesses being shut down and people becoming unemployed over the last several months, there have been some economic…

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Child advocacy group opens office in Berkeley Springs

by Trish Rudder CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate of the Eastern Panhandle with an office in Martinsburg has recently opened an office in Morgan County. Local resident Melody Stotler is the volunteer supervisor and opened the new office in early September. She said via email that she is usually in The Pines office on…

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Public hearing on 10-year school facilities plan set for October 20

by Kate Evans The Morgan County School Board will hold a public hearing on their 10-year Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP) on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the school board office before their regularly scheduled meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. that evening. There is also a link provided to attend the public…

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Paw Paw EMS station set to be completed by new year

A newly-built Morgan County EMS station in Paw Paw is roughly 70% complete and should be occupied by the end of 2020 or the start of 2021. Kevin Duckwall, Director of Morgan County Rescue Service, Inc. said the agency was hoping to have ambulance crews in the new facility this month, but construction delays will…

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Hancock to be one of multiple county COVID walk-up test sites

Washington County Health Department has launched mobile testing sites throughout Washington County. Testing at these sites are free and residents do not need a doctor’s referral or an appointment to be tested. All testing sites will operate from 9  a.m. to 12 noon unless indicated differently. Wednesday, October 14: Christ’s Reformed Church, 17012 Alcott Rd,…

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