Phone trouble hit 911, hospital, homes

Customers of Frontier Communications were hit with telephone service outages yesterday, Wednesday, January 15 and continue to have trouble today in certain parts of Morgan County. On Wednesday, Morgan County 911 lost use of several Frontier phone lines due to the service cut. 911 continued to work despite the phone trouble. Sarah Hogbin, spokesperson for…

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Bicentennial year shaping up for Morgan County

by Jeanne Mozier From a life-sized cardboard cut-out of namesake Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan to a series of oral history recordings, themed events and a designated Morgan County Day on July 6, local residents and visitors are spending the year celebrating the county’s Bicentennial. It all starts with a birthday party at the Courthouse…

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Gurson’s 22 points led Indians to 79-65 win over Petersburg

by Jamie Harris The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team picked up a huge sectional win over PVC rival Petersburg on Thursday, January 9. Behind double digit scoring from four starters, the Indians rolled to a 79-65 win to improve to 5-5 on the season. In the first quarter, Berkeley Springs jumped…

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Chip Shots

by Jim Buzzerd Odds and ends In a few hours Clemson and LSU will be playing for the NCAA College Football Championship. The defending champion Tigers of Clemson are currently a six-point underdog to the Tigers of LSU. Personally, I don’t have a Tiger in this hunt, but most of the time I trend to…

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Maryland winter turkey season open Jan. 23-25

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Thursday, January 23 to Saturday, January 25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is…

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Four file for Magistrate race, other county offices attract candidates

by Kate Shunney As of press time on Tuesday, January 14, close to a dozen individuals had filed to run for office in 2020 through the Morgan County Clerk’s office. Candidate filing runs through January 25. Magistrate race Johnnie Walter, the current Chief Deputy of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, has filed to run for…

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Hospital sees rise in flu cases, health officials urge prevention & vaccine

by Kate Evans Seasonal influenza activity is high across the United States and continues to increase, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This region was among 46 states and Puerto Rico with widespread flu activity, including West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio. The District of Columbia had local flu activity. A…

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Which season is it?

Last Tuesday’s winter storm dropped five inches of snow around Morgan County, cancelling school on Wednesday, January 8. By last weekend, temperatures had worked their way up into the 60s, erasing the snow and serving up spring-like weather. This weekend’s forecast swings the area back to winter, with snow predicted Saturday and temperatures sliding down…

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